Friday, April 30, 2010

Sizzle, Sizzle, Pop!

Did you every have one of those mornings, where you are half awake, half asleep, just poured your first cup of coffee, sun just coming up, beautiful scene and you sit down at your lap top to check the morning mail before you begin your daily routine?   It's a wonderful scene, there is only silence, a bird chirping outside, and  your day begins, with Stumble, Sizzle, a Pop and no laptop.  Yes that is what happened last friday. 

After tripping over slippers that I had tossed off my feet, they ended up being the downfall of my computer.  I tripped with coffee in hand, and a tidal wave of coffee leaped from my cup and landed into my computer.  My beautiful Christmas present some years ago from my wonderful husband who wanted me to have the most updated computer there was so my business efforts of internet selling would be go smoothly. 

Oh, how I enjoy those days!  Not to complain, there is still hope that my data is not all lost.  I will know shortly though.  Until then, my wonderful son has given me his old laptop.  Old meaning, its 4 or 5 years old, not alot of memory, window xp, and suited for his taste, but it works, its alive, and will not be drinking its first cup of coffee anytime soon.  That now stays far away, back where the birds chirp, the sun is coming up, and the smell in the air is of El Salvador coffee, no sizzle, sizzle, pop.

Thought you would enjoy my day.  Love to hear your story, I know I am not alone in computer mishaps.  Lily

Friday, April 16, 2010

Crochet Butterfly Applique.  These are a double layered butterfly and measure approximately 2" wide.  They do fit on a standard hair clip and have no beading so they are perfect for children as well as adults.  You can get them in any color combination, just email me or contact me at etsy or ebay.

Crochet Bubble Gum Machine.  My kids love bubble gum and the other day we had passed one and it had given me the idea to come up with a pattern for one.  Its only about 1" wide but its 2 1/4" tall.  It has various beads in the bubble part of the applique.  Just cute.

Crochet Watermelon Appliques.  One of my favorites to make.  I make them in the pink, rose and red centers.  They measure just 1 1/4" wide.
Crochet Lady Bug Appliques.  The ladybugs can be made in many colors, not just red.  I have done them in blue, green, and purple.  Just a cute little applique for the summer.
Just added some new appliques to my catalog.  Have so many I want to make that I am so proud of myself when they are finally finished.  Thought I would share some of the new designs.