Monday, March 30, 2009


I just love the smell of babies!

I have been consumed and enthralled in baby this and baby that with the recent birth of my nephew. The Nurse at the NIC-U couldn't believe that "Turtle" is an African American baby. Oh well, she should know that babeis and people come in all shapes, colors and sizes what difference does it make. If he grows up and decides he wants to be green that is just fine with us!

I am absolutely head over heels for my little nephew "Turtle." He is absolutely the cutest thing besides Gizzy. It amazes me how fast he is changing from day to day. He is slowly loosing his preemie alien look and starting to get the cutsie baby face! The little guy is a fighter and is doing so well after his operation. He should be able to start on Milk sometime this week.

Needless to say with all t
he baby-ness happening in my life right now I haven't been up to making too much for my etsy shop lately. I have been making loads of bibs, blankets and clothing for my little nephew!

It is funny that time is flying by and it is making me feel old each day. I am so excited and on cloud 9...I will feel so much better when the little fighter is 100% healthy and able to eat on his own so he can go home and be with his family!

My Baby Brother and his baby

Auntie Loves you Turtle!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Proud Auntie!!!

The New Baby Boy!

Born March 22, 2009

Let me introduce to a little glimpse of my nephew...nicknamed turtle......

Congrats to my baby brother and his girlfriend. They will make wonderful parents

I am so excited that he is here even though he arrived unexpectedly and a month early. I love this little guy so much already! I can't wait to go and visit him!

Hugs and kisses from Auntie Turtle!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Saturday

What the Craft is up~!~

Just added some new Bags to my Etsy shop:

(sold March 22, 2009)

Check out

Today was a great day. My little family here in New England (Mr. Gray, Gizzy and I) all took a trip to the Pet Edge store in MA. If you have a pet you have probably heard of it online at They have the absolute best prices for pet supplies around. If you can make it to the store you can save even more. I also managed to trek to Joann Fabrics today. It was a mad house and I was totally annoyed with the cutters they had on staff! They were tooooo slow with cutting fabric and I had to wait 20 minutes to get a 1/2 yard of fabric cut! AHHH...I got it though and I am so happy! The rest of the day will be filled with sewing and oh the biggie....we rented the movie twilight to watch tonight (can't wait) I heard it is suppose to be ooober good!

Well that is all for now! Chow!
Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Is Spring Finally Here?

Today seems like the first glimpse of spring. I cannot believe how the birds are chirping and the sky seems so bright and blue. AHHHHHHHH...something about a nice bright day just brings a smile to my face and puts me in a wonderful mood all together. I was bit by the creative bug last night ( post pics later) while watching the movie "Role Models," you should see it if you are in need of a good laugh but be warned that if you are sensitive to foul language its not for you...seeing how I'm was just hilarious!

Gizzy and I ventured off to the "boulevard" (fancy name they gave this grassy strip of walking space in the middle of a street) yesterday while it was nice out. He managed to meet a lot of other doggy pals and I managed to gab away with the owners about this or that in the doggy world. You can clearly see that Gizzy is over the winter just as much as we are at our house. Poor little guy was acting like a wild beast digging this, sniffing that, peeing on this, running after that.... I was in stitches laughing so hard at him. It was good for the both of us to get out together and enjoy a nice walk... this is New England who knows it just might snow next week (lol).

On another note, I have been completely addicted to Edy's Sherbet (see above pic). Addicted like....needing to eat it every night.... I don't even want to get on the scale this week (lol).
Well that is all for now....
Shall I say Stay cool and Crafty....nah....not just yet!
Stay warm and Crafty!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Crafting Away

I have been busy lately trying to improve my shop pictures and adding some more items to my etsy shop:

Here are some of my new items that I have added

Stay Crafty!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If you build will come!


Ray and I decided to tackle a much needed DIY project for Gizzy. Gizzy was using our bean bag to jump up onto and off the bed. Each morning I would either kick the huge beanbag or step onto we decided it was time for his very own dog stairs to get on and off the bed. We could have easily went to the store and bought him some but what is more fun than doing it yourself.

(Ray starting the construction)

This project would have been a little easier if we didn't run out of wood at the lat minute. I guess that is what we get for going to Home Depot without a blue print of what we were going to do. We did a good job though for just randomly choosing figures from out heads and literally guessing the logistics of the stairs.

(Ray made a mistake and had to re-do some nails)
All together it took us about an hour from start to finish. We didn't use any of our power tools for this project just wood, nails, a mini saw and an old fashioned hammer; can't get more simple than that.
(just about finished)
Since we ran out of wood I decided to use some cardboard that we had lying around the apartment to close in the front of the stairs to be sure that Gizzy wouldn't fall through. It ended up working out great because I was able to write his name and nicknames on the stairs...not that he would care or anything...hes a dog...but it was fun for me at least!
(we make such a good team)

(the finished product)
Well, it isn't the prettiest set of stairs ever but it was made with love for our baby so we like it resolved our massive huge bean bag there is more space to walk around the bed.
(at the end of it all I was getting pretty dangerous with the staple gun)
All in a days work of living D.I.Y.
Stay warm and crafty!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Can you believe it is March?

March Madness ALREADY?....

to start off mach we had a horrible snow storm here in New England. Can I be honest and tell you that I am so sick of snow I am about to pack a bag and head to the Caribbean somewhere! Things have been good on my end. I have sold 2 more items on my closeout shop March 31, 2009 marks the last date that the shop will be open, so if you are in need of some "stuff" then why not check it out. All prices are discounted for a sale. My new shop has only made 2 sales, but the views on my items seem to be really promissing.
This weekend I had the USA Track and Field National competition. I ended up placing 7th which completely SUCKED! I didn't do good at all. My run was off and everything just looked a mess (you might have no clue what I am talking about if you aren't familiar with the jumps). Anyhow on a more positive note Ray and I are full throttle with remodeling our little piece of space in this world. We have decided to start with the living room.
On Sunday we purchased a reclining chocolate love seat and a new entertainment center (will post pics later). For now the futon that was in the living room is in storage and we dumped our old entertainment center that we built when we moved in was about time for some adult furniture. I have been getting some great ideas from: there are so many good ideas and tips and tricks to try. I think our next task will be to paint the wall....but we might hold off on this until the weather turns for the better.
Well that is what my exciting world has been up to. I will be sure to post those pics so check back if you are interested in seeing the before and after pics of our living room...Oh and please don't laugh when you realize how incredibly small it is (lol)
Below are a couple of items listed in

peace and Love!
Stay Crafty