Monday, December 15, 2008

I took this month off from ebay to play with the kids and try to get some Spring inspiration. I must say I've done the kid thing..but haven't even got an ounce of inspiration to design.

The kids are still at such a great age for Christmas. The girls love all of the decorations and want more princess "stuffs" from Santa. The boys are a little harder since all they seem to want are electronics to some degree. I hope that they all get their Christmas Wishes!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blog Giveaway!!!!

Laurie of Kandy*Kisses* is going to be having a HUGE giveaway on her blog the day after Thanksgiving. She will be drawing a number an hour, starting at 7am. All you have to do is sign up on her blog with your number choice to be entered in the drawing. What is she giving away, you may ask...go over to her blog and check it out! Click on Kandy Kisses on the right side of my blog to check itout!!!!

Love Always!!

I just listed this adorable set for Caralemo's Valentines Day Launch! It seems crazy since the girls havent even gotten to their Christmas sets- but after I made this set- I can't wait for them to be able to wear it!!!

Search Caramelo to see the rest of the wonderful designers creations.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My mom emailed this to me today! I laughed so hard- and just had to share it!!

This has to be the most accurate description I have ever read. and the funniest. Well worth the time. I can hear my mother saying 'I told you so!'

When you have to visit a public bathroom, you usually find a line of women, so you smile politely and take your place. Once it's your turn, you check for feet under the stall doors. Every stall is occupied.

Finally, a door opens and you dash in, nearly knocking down the woman leaving the stall.
You get in to find the door won't latch. It doesn't matter, the wait has been so long you are about to wet your pants! The dispenser for the modern 'seat covers' (invented by someone's Mom, no doubt) is handy, but empty. You would hang your purse on the door hook, if there was one, but there isn't - so you carefully, but quickly drape it around your neck, (Mom would turn over in her grave if you put it on the FLOOR! ), yank down your pants, and assume ' The Stance.'

In this position your aging, toneless thigh muscles begin to shake. You'd love to sit down, but you certainly hadn't taken time to wipe the seat or lay toilet paper on it, so you hold 'The Stance.'

To take your mind off your trembling thighs, you reach for what you discover to be the empty toilet paper dispenser. In your mind, you can hear your mother's voice saying, 'Honey, if you had tried to clean the seat, you would have KNOWN there was no toilet paper!' Your thighs shake more.

You remember the tiny tissue that you blew your nose on yesterday - the one that's still in your purse. (Oh yeah, t he purse around your neck, that now, you have to hold up trying not to strangle yourself at the same time). That would have to do. You crumple it in the puffiest way possible. It's still smaller than your thumbnail

Someone pushes your door open because the latch doesn't work. The door hits your purse, which is hanging around your neck in front of your chest, and you and your purse topple backward against the tank of the toilet. 'Occupied!' you scream, as you reach for the door, dropping your precious, tiny, crumpled tissue in a puddle on the floor, lose your footing altogether, and slide down directly onto the TOILET SEAT .... It is wet of course. You bolt up, knowing all too well that it's too late.. Your bare bottom has made contact with every imaginable germ and life form on the uncovered seat because YOU never laid down toilet paper - not that there was any, even if you had taken time to try. You know that your mother would be utterly appalled if she knew, because, you're certain her bare bottom never touched a public toilet seat because, frankly, dear, 'You just don't
KNOW what kind of diseases you could get.'

By this time, the automatic sensor on the back of the toilet is so confused that it flushes, propelling a stream of water like a fire hose against the inside of the bowl that sprays a fine mist of water that covers your butt and runs down your legs and into your shoes. The flush somehow sucks everything down with such force that you grab onto the empty toilet paper dispenser for fear of being dragged in too.

! At this point, you give up. You're soaked by the spewing water and the wet toilet seat. You're exhausted. You try to wipe with a gum wrapper you found in your pocket and then slink out inconspicuously to the sinks.

You can't figure out how to operate the faucets with the automatic sensors, so you wipe your hands with spit and a dry paper towel and walk past the line of women still waiting.

You are no longer able to smile politely to them. A kind soul at the very end of the line points out a piece of toilet paper trailing from your shoe. (Where was that when you NEEDED it??) You yank the paper from your shoe, plunk it in the woman's hand and tell her warmly, 'Here, you just might need this.'

As you exit, you spot your hubby, who has long since entered, used, and left the men's restroom. Annoyed, he asks, 'What took you so long, and why is your purse hanging around your neck?'

This is dedicated to women everywhere who deal with a public restrooms (rest??? you've GOT to be kidding!!). It finally explains to the men what really does take us so long. It also answers their other commonly asked questions about why women go to the restroom in pairs. It's so the other gal can hold the door, hang onto your purse and hand you Kleenex under the door!

This HAD to be written by a woman! No one else could describe it so accurately!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sugar Plum Fairies!

I just listed this 3 piece set for Caramelo Boutiques Launch. I have to say that I love this! A hand appliqued Fairy hold a magical wand is adorning this amazing Feliz. The dress has so many details- hand stitching, Ruffles, ribbon. The dress is made using a European cotton print, brown and pink polka dot corduroy, and brown corduroy. Included with this set is a comfy light weight knit set that is bubblegum pink with chocolate brown polka dots.

Make a Wish!!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remembering the Peanuts

Okay so I have a thing for vintage Cartoons. Here is my tribute to the Peanut Gang. A twirl jumper top featuring Snoopy, Charlie and the gang. A sash/ belt. The top has been paired up with adorable ruffled jeans with buttons galore. The contrasting yellow with primary dots just makes the outfit pop. We took the kids to the Cider Mill the other day and I was stopped so many times by people asking about this outfit.

Click on a picture to take you to the auction!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Christmas Gift

I just listed this on ebay with one of my Launch groups- Caramelo!!! I just LOVE this set!!!! It is so fun and bright and makes me smile. Included in this listing: An appliqued and Embellished Feliz dress, a striped knit peasant top, and striped knit wide leg ruffled pantalons.

Click here to go to the auction!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Peppermint Twist

I have joined Vendemia's Launch Group- This month the theme was Scents of the Season!!! So I have called mine the Peppermint Twist. The Bright RED, GREEN and White Print- plus the scroll remind me of the the old fashion Peppermint Candies. Here is Mine!

Click here to go to the auction!

Friday, September 12, 2008

What a good Morning

So I woke up this morning to read my emails and have my morning cup of coffee. I had several emails saying that I had been featured so here they are- Designing Minds, Designers Notion, and Designers Roundup. Plus I am on JM. Thats a great way to start the day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Magical Christmas!

I just listed two sets on ebay for Poppyst's Traditions Launch!!! We had planned on being at Disney this year so what better way to go but dressed for the occasion!!! These sets both feature scene with Minnie and Mickey, Daisy and Donald, and Goofy and Pluto. They would be perfect for sister sets, twins and to mix and match.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I just listed this adorable set for the Monjoli Launch on ebay!! I just love the Ginger Blossom line of fabric!!! This set has appliqued deco jeans with owls and the letters HOOT on the legs and crochet trim. The top has an attached apron with a patchwork owl, fabric covered buttons and crochet lace. I just think this set is perfect for fall!

Click on the picture to take you to the auction!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Send in the Clowns!!!!

I love the circus- well the snacks anyways. The good circus rarely comes to town and when they do you still can't get as close to the action as we did growing up. I will say that I have become an excellent juggler in my own 3 ring Circus- Featuring Mom in the center ring Juggling dishes, kids and designing!!!! Well here is my 3 piece set- a corset top, a super full twirlly skirt and a hand appliqued apron.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Best Friends

I just listed this adorable One of a Kind Vida dress on ebay. It is perfect for back to school. It features a vintage Rag Doll print, tons of dots, ribbon and stripes. This dress is perfect for heading back to school! This is Ready to ship and is best suited for sizes 3,4, or 5.

Monday, July 28, 2008


I just love receiving pictures of the cuties I design sets for. Here are a few that I have received. I'd like to say thank you to their mommies for letting me share!!!




Thursday, July 17, 2008

Our newest members on Poppyst

I am so excited we have added a few new designers to our group- and I must say that these girls rock!!!! Please check them out when you get a chance. Search Poppyst to see all of our listings on ebay

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Vendemia's Once Upon a time~

I was fortunate to be invited to join Venedmia's guest launch. The ladies there are amazing and I had so much fun! Thank you girls!
The theme is Once Upon a Time, here is my listing on ebay- search Vendemia to see the rest of the Launch's listings.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Are You Ready???

Poppyst is headed Back to School to meet up with our friends!
Join us for our launch on July 8th!!!!
Here is a Sneek Peek of my listing!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ride Away with ME!!!!!!

Well let me just say that I love Heather Ross' fabric. I was very sad to see this line discontinued. I just listed this 4 piece set on ebay- its a perfect transition set to get your little one off and back to school!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Fingers and Toes

Fingers and Toes is having a give away!!! Her designs are B-e-a-u-t-i-ful!!! She makes onesies, burp clthes, bibs, bedding, blankets and all sorts of other fun baby things! If you have a baby or know a baby you should definetly check her out! Click on the Title to go to her blog to learn more.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The kids are out of school and they have the long lazy days of July and August ahead. They could spend their summer days in front of the TV or your children could be using their imaginations to create projects that are a reflection of their own unique talents.

Creative and artistic are not the same thing. Creativity is an approach to life. Creative thinkers know that problems have many different solutions. When they encounter an obstacle, they find a way around rather than giving up. They have to be willing to take risks as they learn new skills. These are important life skills that need to be encouraged in children.

Summer activities, children's crafts and science projects give children the opportunity to learn and practice these skills. Even if they follow a project guide exactly, they will still to make decisions about shades of colors and where to place items. Once they are familiar with the project, most children will want to make it again. That is when they get really creative. First the colors change, then the shapes, and suddenly it is a new project from their own imagination.

Creative projects encourage children to find the resources to make what they want, rather than opening up a box that has all the supplies in one place.

Watermelon and Sprinkler
Watermelons are so sticky and messy in the house. Instead, just cut a whole watermelon into enough pieces for your kids and their friends, then send them outside and turn on the sprinkler. You don't even have to watch it, just let them loose to get as sticky and wet as they want.

Think "Fort"
You know how much you loved it when you were a kid. Use sheets, blankets, or comforters over tables and chairs. Put a lamp, pillow, books, games, and snacks in the "tent". A giant appliance box is the perfect fort, of course, but it's a bit harder to find appliance boxes these days. Visit a nearby furniture store with your kids in tow. Bet they'll find one for you quickly. If you have access to some lumber scraps, older and younger kids will work together to build a tree house.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Come share a Sweet Treat with Poppyst

Well Poppyst is having a Sweet Treat launch On ebay this week. This is so fitting for me, I have a huge sweet tooth. I love Swiss Rolls, cookie dough and frosting...mmm.
Here are my Two sets for the launch!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fun things kids say!!!!

Laughter is a tonic! It helps reduce stress, increase creativity and build stronger relationships, especially in families. What better way to smile than to listen to the humorous, eye-opening and thought-provoking things kids say.

My son- Aiden- was upset about of all things his DS game not going the way he wanted and said "Oh Fiddle Stix"- I just started laughing and asked where he had learned it- he shrugged his shoulders and went back to playing. It was so innocent and untainted by all of the other possible words that he could put in at that moment- you know the words they learn on the playground and you never want to hear! I have heard him say this phrase on more than one occasion and I just think it is the cutest thing

My girls are still young so they say goofy things alot- the Television is the TVB? They call each other by the wrong name- their own.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Journal Modiste

JM- is having a launch for all of their JM members- Theme RE-FASHION. The challenge is to make something new out of somthing old. Last year I raided my moms fabric stash and fell in love with this fabric. She had made me a dress out of this fabric when I was 3- so yes its vintage. I needed some inspriation to use it- since it was scarce. I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New this week!!!!

Well I have two diffrent launches to participate in this week.

ABSD is debuting Jennifer Paganellis new Bell Bottom Fabric, Free Spirit- which is absolutely gorgeous.

And MonJoli is doing a Candy themed Launch. I made this Candy Inspired set. My Inspiration- Old Fashion Candy Sticks- Raspberry- MMMMM!!

I would like to thank both groups for the invitation- I had fun! Search Poppyst to see the auction.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Join Us at the Shoppe!!!!

Poppyst's Launch kicked off today- Here is my newest design!!! I just love the goldfish fabric- I have stocked up my stash as it has been discontinued. Anyhoo---- here is my set. Check out the back its so stinkin cute.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New things going on this week!

Well I would like to start out on a personal note! My girls have moved into big girl beds. They are both so proud of them and show anyone that understands them their biggirlbeds(all one word). Along with becoming big girls they have decided to become girly girls and only wear skirts and dresses. With that being said I have listed some Sample sets on ebay- only worn for pictures and they weren't that happy about that!

I have also just listed this FRESH and FUN new Twirl set. It matches the new Gymboree line- Palm Springs

Search Poppyst!!!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Summer Smurf

Oh I just love this set!! I cant believe they are coming out with a new movie in the fall of 2008. My kids have been watching it on BOOMERANG and some old videos, in preparation. I do have to say that my girls have been fighting over this dress since the day we took pictures---They aren't even 3 yet and fighting about clothes!
Well here it is--Search POPPYST on ebay.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

You grew up in the 80's if....

What things do you tie to growing up in the 80's ??
You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF."
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "SIKE."
Two words: Hammer Pants.
You wore stone washed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
You know all the words to Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name"
You remember when mullets were cool!
L.A.Gear....need I say more?
You owned a banana clip.
You played pong, Pac Man, etc..
You remember life BEFORE MTV entered the scene
How many jelly bracelets did you have up your arm?

Don't forget Leg Warmers & fishnet stockings!

My little Pony

Strawberry Shortcake & Blueberry Muffin were awesome dolls

Fraggle Rock

Smurfs- la, la, la, la, la, la

Press your Luck- Big Money, Big Money, Stop! WHAMMY!!!!

Zach was surely hot in Saved by The Bell!

We all went to the theater to see Back to The Future.
Caddyshack is still funny to me.
So is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Flashdance, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Goonies, Halloween, Rambo, Scarface, Revenge of the Nerds, Sixteen Candles, Star Wars and Top Gun were my favorites.

Some tunes: Wake Me Up (wham), I just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder), Hot For Teacher (Van Halen), Summer of '69, Rock Lobster (B52's), Love Shack (B52's), Der Kommisar, Love is A Battlefield (Pat Benetar), Jack & Diane, Rock Me Amadeus, White Wedding (Billy Idol), Too Shy, Sister Christian, Little Red Corvette (Prince), When Doves Cry (Prince), Every Breath You Take, Don't stand So Close To Me, Send Me An Angel, Eye of The Tiger, Jump (Van Halen), Eat It (Weird Al Yankovich), Owner of A Lonely Heart, Legs (ZZ Top)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tip Toe through the Tulips

Come Tip Toe through the Tulips!!! This is my newest set on ebay, I just love the crispness of this set. It is so sweet and innocent. Search Poppyst.

Friday, April 18, 2008

BIRTHDAY Special!!!!

Well it is offical, today is my 32nd birthday. The gray hair keeps coming, and the aches have started. Its funny becasue I remember when my mom was 32, I didn't think she was old. But my boys have no mercy. My oldest,Owen, thinks I had to watch cartoons on the Radio. And, my youngest boy, Aiden tells me that I should stop having birthdays because I am gettting toooooo old!

Well for being 32, with 4 kids I don't feel that old.

Well as a birthday present I am offering 10% off anything bought between now and May 1st. Just email me and let me know .

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Well Poppyst has gone Patriotic!!! Here are my two sets. One is done with Vintage fabric, and the other s a mix and match 3 piece set.

It seems odd that we had snow Sunday, but my girls are wearing tank tops and capris. Yes, ebays boutique world is now full swing into Spring/Summer themes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Oh the idea of being on a beach with the ocean breeze and sun beams!!!!! Here is my newest set inspired by my vision of paradise!!!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I've been Tagged

Well I used to like playing tag- when I had pigtails and the boys chased girls on the playground. I think this is a diffrnet kind of tag!!!

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1.I've been tagged by Lynn of ChloeBeth

I am addicted to Little Debbie Swiss Rolls

I am 31-until mid April. I was born a month early on Easter Sunday. My dad wanted to name me Bunny, THnak you mom!!!!!!

I have four children, Owen(7), Aiden(5) and twin girls Laney and Haley (2).

I live in Fenton, Michigan.

I love the 80's-Molly Ringwald, the Brat pack, Smurfs, Snorks, Rainbow Brite- just to name a few!

When I was younger, I was in 4-H and we raised sheep yep thats right sheep!! I did other things too but that seems to get more shock value!

I used to collect Postage Stamps- and now they sit in boxes and crates with no attention at all.

3. Eeny Meny Miny Mo- I tag!!!!
Rebekah of SunnyBrook Farm Designs
Ann of Swede-at-heart


Sandi of PortabelloPixie

Kristen Of Gock's Frocks

Leshayne of the T's and Me

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ginger Blossom

Well ladies it has finally arrived, and I can not tell you how much I love this fabric. Sandi did such an amazing job- kudos to you girl!

Well if you haven't heard Ebay is having a launch featuring Ginger Blossoms new line. Search GingerBlossom to see all of the fabulous designs from all of the girls that participated!

Here are my two sets featuring this wonderful fabric!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Poppyst welcomes our "Swell" new members

Well Poppyst kicked of our new launch this week, it is based upon Urban Chicks New line SWELL. Here are my 2 new Mix and Match sets for the launch.