Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Here they are...

Introducing the newest additions to my coffee cozy collection...

Showers of Love...


Play Ball...

Love Ya...

and Love Grows.

I will be listing these on my Etsy shop within the next day or two. If you would like one of these styles customized for you, please feel free to either leave me a message here or e-mail me directly. Have a great day! =)


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Finally, after a week-and-a-half plagued with migraines, I'm feeling like myself again! Woohoo!! (Actually, I'm feeling a bit on the hyper side - likely a side-effect of my migraine meds which contain caffeine. ;)

Well, I'd like to start by again apologizing to my two wonderful winners. Sarah and Anna, you have both been so patient! I promise that I will have my five new cozy designs posted tonight. I have three of them completely finished and have the patterns for the other two ready to go. I am really excited about these new ones and hope that you will be, too! =)

Well, I need to get back to work now. I'll leave you with this adorable creation by joojooland.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

And the winner is...

First, I want to thank Sarah and Anna for their great ideas. "Thanks!" Well, since the drawing is a little late, and I don't want to flip a coin...You both win! I will post pictures of my newest 5 cozy designs by Sunday or Monday. You can send an e-mail with your choice and any color preference to: michelle{dot}burry{at}sbcglobal{dot}net. Thanks again! =)

Well, I should get back to crafting. I'll leave you with some of my current faves. Enjoy!

Crushing on this cute little crab by joojooland on Etsy ...

... lovin' these little birds by Lauren Alane ...

... and this beautifully yummy latte ...

... dreaming about this beautiful yarn at Knitting Off Broadway ...

... and a purchase I'll be making soon ...

... and munching on my favorite cereal in the world. I just can't get enough! =)

Have a super weekend!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Monday!

Well, after a fun-filled sunny day with the girls in Chicago, it's time to get back to work - at the office and the shop. I found the furniture for my dream studio yesterday at IKEA. Now I have all of these wonderful organization ideas running through my head. That has to take a back seat. At least for now. First thing's first: fill my Etsy shop! I have a pretty big goal for the week: design and create 5 Valentine card sets, 10 yarn/ribbon flowers, and 5 coffee cozies. I have some basic ideas for the cards. The flowers are pretty straightforward. The coffee cozies? Well, I thought about maybe a "love" theme, a hedgehog, a mushroom, a frog, some clouds... What do you think? As a little incentive for some feedback, let's do this. Everyone who leaves me a message this week will be entered into a drawing. Sunday night, I'll draw a name and that person will win a prize: a customized cozie of your very own! =)
I'll leave you with this cute plushie set by My Paper Crane.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I'm feeling crafty today!

I have a million ideas running through my head right now. I want to make some yarn and ribbon flowers, little felt pins (for my hats, etc.), some more cozies, and anything with big googlie eyes. Thanks, Elsie! ;) She is such an inspiration! Here is a collage of some of her cute creations.
I also found a few really cool websites with all kinds of crafty things on them. One is called Crafty Daisies. Another is craftevolution. Both have some really cute project ideas! And, My Paper Crane has the most adorable plushies ever! You just have to check them out! =) Well, I think I'm going to go for now so that I can do some of my own crafting. Toodles!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I usually avoid making New Year's resolutions. They're just so cliche. - and no one ever keeps them. But, this year is going to be a little different. To avoid being cliche, though, let's call them "goals." Okay? ;)

So, here are my goals for 2010 (in no particular order):
Be greener. I've gotten out of the habit of recycling. It's time to get back in.
Set aside at least 1/2 hour each day for "creative time." And not just to work on Etsy projects. I will take time to explore my artistic side.
Learn to crochet. I would really like to make a scarf like the one I bought at Wal-Mart earlier this winter.
Be a better blogger. At least 1 post each week. Promise.
Work on my faith and personal relationship with God. I guess that's pretty self-explanatory.
Get healthy. This one's going to be the hardest. Baby steps, right? I'm certainly not getting any younger, and I'm tired of feeling like I'm 70 years old. A wise person once said that, once the pain of staying the same is greater than the fear of change, we will change. I guess it's time to utilize that lifetime gym membership. Hello Fitness USA. Goodbye McDonald's.

I hope that each of you had a safe New Year's celebration. May God bless you in the coming year.