Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lots of new things!

Today I became an new member of HandmadeMN which is a group of sellers from Etsy!  I'm hoping this is going to be a great resource for me and this wonderful adventure that I'm taking!  Take a look at the blog they have HandmadeMN Also if you are on Etsy and type HandmadeMN you should get items made by members of that team.
Then yesterday I found a new think on Facebook called Link Love were you can find all sorts of different Fan pages looking for other ones out their.  It's a way to spread out your fan base beyond friends and to make new friends.  It's great and addicting, looking at all the wonderful things everyone has for sale, it's hard not spending all my money!  :)
I am going to do another little give away on my Facebook fan page to fan #200.  I am going to give this flower pin that I had recently made.
Today I also finished a custom bag!  Here is a pic of that and the one previous to that I just finished.  The pictures are the greatest.  The ones I sell in my shop, I like to have better pics for but it had to be quick so I could get them sent out.
Thanks to my great support system!  You all know who you are and it's growing!
Enjoy your Veske!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cookies! Yum!

These Have to be some of the best cookies and the easiest to make!

They are a favorite at our house.  I remember these cookies growing up, my Grandma would make them and us grandkids would sneak them by the handful. 
I made them this afternoon and they really take not time whatsoever since you don't have to bake them.  I know when my family realizes they are in the jar, they are going to go nuts.  I make cookies all the time and just love watching everyone enjoy them.  The recipe was from one of "The Grandma's."  Vivian isn't really one of the kids grandmas but they call her that and really she could be, they have so many loving grandmas!
It's out of one of my favorite cookbooks that I got when we were married and it really is the best.  It's one of those great church cookbooks where you know all the recipes were made with love!
I hope you enjoy because I know we will!  Tomorrow I get to take the kids bowling for a birthday party, I know it's going to be a blast!  Have a great weekend
Enjoy your Veske!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So Many Projects I want to do

Right now I have 7 projects started and am working at different times.  A couple of them are custom bags for my shop that were ordered, dresses for my girls, a couple bags I am trying to figure patterns out for, there are a few kinks to work out, and a little quilt.  I just have to have my WIP (work in progress) pile sitting next to my sewing table.  There are just somethings that I can't just keep working on in a whole sitting.  Like trying to figure a pattern out for a bag, it seems like when I walk away for a couple days and come back to it, I have some better ideas.  But there are times I come back to them and wonder what I was thinking!  :)  Sometimes it happens more then I'd like to admit. 
Here's a custom bag that I am working on right now and hopefully finish tonight or in the morning to get it sent off right away.  It's the "My Veske" style, the one with the grommets. 
This is a couple squares of the little quilt I am working on.  It's alot of fun and the first time that I have ever did any type of ruffles.  I can't wait to wash this when it is finished because the edges of the flowers are not finished, so they will fray some.  I am such a tactile person, I just love the texture.
I am wanting to make a few of these as soon as my WIP pile shrinks.  They are little art folder/tote things.  Still trying to think of a name for them.  Any suggestions?  On one half there are slots for markers and crayons, and the other half there are pockets for paper, coloring books or what ever.  I just love them, and they are fun to do.
So that's what I am keeping busy with this week and probably next week too.  :)  Things don't always go as fast as I plan, but who wants to rush life by.
Enjoy Your Veske!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Can't wait for warm weather

Today I am just itching to start digging in my flowers! I can't wait until everything starts to green up! I'm even a bit excited to get to start mowing lawn again but that feeling will wear off pretty quickly I'm guessing. It's going to be interesting trying to get that done this years with the 2 little munchkins, at least I have Mya to help. She is so grown up for 7, I'm pretty lucky. They are all excited for summer too. Mya asked me the other day how long it will be until we can set up the pool and the slip 'n slide?!?! Then poor Kinsley went to go find a towel because she wanted to swim now! I talked her into taking a bath instead. :)

Here is some fun summery fabrics to look at. Can't want to start making bags from them!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


As women we all think that we need to accessorize our looks before we leave the house. Well, I am learning how to make flowers to accessorize an accessory. :)

I already know how to make a couple different kinds of flowers, but I can never learn too much! I was supposed to show a sewing group how to make a flower before I had gotten sick, but as soon as things are back to normal, I will be doing it. So I think I am going to make the project into a tutorial to put here on my blog. That would be another first for me. :)

Making purses has started a bunch of first for me already this year, which was one of my new years "goals" not resolutions. I wanted to try new things and learn new things too. How exciting could life be if we stopped learning?
If you have any tips on how to make a tutorial, let me know because I haven't a clue!

Enjoy Your Veske!