Thursday, January 26, 2012

Twitter Tree Thursday





The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/




 Instructions:


You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..  Retweet our hashtag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.




Please add our NEW tag to your tweets. "#RETWT" This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. We are not using "Bluebird" any longer. Thanks!



Limit of two (2) hashtags.

Some hashtags are automatic, and so to explain...

Example:

Here's what appears when I click "tweet" on an item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black | ChristieCottage - Knitting on ArtFire... #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206

 Here's the acceptable post for this item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black @ChristieCottage #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206 #AFPP  #RETWT

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.

Tweet the blog link hosting the Twitter Tree© each day to get more participants. If benefits all of us.

Invite your friends!



 2 buttons  in one  polymer clay  embossed  buttons
@crochet18purple  #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/2102930
#RETWT



Feeling peachy about  this polymer clay button @crochet18purple  #artfire
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/2102970 #AFPP #RETWT
 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Don't let this cute little face fool you

Well made it thru the first week with Lily  she is so precious and sweet.  We  have mastered the crate, paper training is going great, now the "I want to chew on everything I can find" phase.  We seem to always be saying No Lily,   when I see her I give her a toy to distract her attention away from the other object.
And I have to say at 1 lb and 9 oz she is a feisty one.  If your holding her  and she wants down  she will wiggle so bad you have to put her down.  It is so hard not to become attached as I know my mother in law will be taking her in a couple of weeks, I am thinking around Valentine's day

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Twitter Time



The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/




 Instructions:


You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..  Retweet our hashtag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.




Please add our NEW tag to your tweets. "#RETWT" This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. We are not using "Bluebird" any longer. Thanks!



Limit of two (2) hashtags.

Some hashtags are automatic, and so to explain...

Example:

Here's what appears when I click "tweet" on an item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black | ChristieCottage - Knitting on ArtFire... #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206

 Here's the acceptable post for this item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black @ChristieCottage #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206 #AFPP  #RETWT

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.

Tweet the blog link hosting the Twitter Tree© each day to get more participants. If benefits all of us.

Invite your friends!

 My items:


http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/Accessory/Crochet-Hippy-Bag-/470
#RETWT @crochet18purple

Large teal with dragon fly's  polymer clay by crochet18purple http://etsy.me/yG7iR6 via @Etsy
#RETWT @crochet18purple

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

About my great aunt Eva

 I remember as a young girl going to my aunt Eva's house  and playing and having so much fun, and 2 things that really stand in my memory is her coo coo clock  and her weeping willow tree.  Setting in her den and watching tv with her.  I recall a special time with my great aunt  when I spent the night with her.  I got up the next morning and she made me some cereal  and it was my first time seeing skim milk and of course being a kid I was telling her "this milk dose not look right"  Later on we got dressed  and went and caught the bus  and went down town for some shopping.  She even bought me a doll house that day.  What  wonderful memory's  I have of her.  Now I have a bracelet she made me at the age of 100


Aunt Eva is my granny's older sister  and is 101 years old.  Over the past weekend she developed a UTI and was hospitalized.  On Monday I ask my mom how was she doing and at that point she was showing some improvement.  However by Monday night she had taken a turn for the worse  and was suffering kidney failure and at her age there is really nothing they can do. So now she is at hospice.  She will be missed

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A new crochet project

So sometimes I just start crocheting and don't know what I am making till suddenly it just happens.  I had thought about doing a pocketbook  and then I started looking at it as a neck warmer  and that is what it became.
however I decided to kick it up  and instead of the usual button closure I decided  that I would make some flowers  and use one of the loops of the flowers  to hook around the button,


Now meet Lily  this is the little maltise that I am training for my mother in law, she still has to convince her husband to let her have a dog.  Cute as a button but don't let that sweet little face fool you she is a fiesty one.
I have her about 90 % paper trained, she is now crate trained  and she does know the word no  especially  when I see her grab some yarn or a shoe to try and cut her teeth on.

I can say this  she is a very smart dog  and they are people dogs  they love to be around you at all times

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Twitter Tree Thursday





The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/




 Instructions:


You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..  Retweet our hashtag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.




Please add our NEW tag to your tweets. "#RETWT" This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. We are not using "Bluebird" any longer. Thanks!



Limit of two (2) hashtags.

Some hashtags are automatic, and so to explain...

Example:

Here's what appears when I click "tweet" on an item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black | ChristieCottage - Knitting on ArtFire... #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206

 Here's the acceptable post for this item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black @ChristieCottage #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206 #AFPP  #RETWT

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.

Tweet the blog link hosting the Twitter Tree© each day to get more participants. If benefits all of us.

Invite your friends!

 My items: 



Purple Passion polymer clay hair pin
by @crochet18purple http://etsy.me/ztczPs via @Etsy #RETWT





Who what  when where red polymer clay shawl pin by
@crochet18purple http://etsy.me/yJAglJ via @Etsy #RETWT

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

sometimes you feel like running away

There are times that I feel so over whelmed that I just would like to get in my car  and run away. Having my husband around me all the time is hard as I really get no me time  and then he wonders why I get grumpy. Well it's because you can't be around someone 24/7 and them not get on your nerves.

Then we have the issue with granny.  There are decisions to be made and trying to make the right one at times isn't easy.  She is 98 years old  and has been in her home  over 62 years.  Back in December my uncle has come up from SC and started the process of having her put in a nursing home, talk about stress it almost appeared that she wouldn't be in her home for Christmas, well prayers were prayed  and wouldn't you know my granny put her foot down and said "I am not going"  turns out they were going to take all but 66 dollars a month from her and get this make her sell her home to pay for her stay.

 Turns out once you make the choice to move out of your home and go to a rest home medicare can make you sell your home in order to pay for your expenses and then once the money is gone they take over again. My granny and grandpa worked to many years and have taken great pride in their home to let this happen. So now what?

I have been the one since my dad passed away that takes granny and mama to their doc appointments and such but now  granny can't get down her front steps  and she doesn't have a wheel chair ramp so there is the option of Hospice.  Kinda of a creepy thing because we usually think of cancer and such but I have discovered that they can supply all of her needs right there at her home and she will be able to stay there and keep her home.  We will see what happens

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Twitter time

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/



 Instructions:


You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-2 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. No more than two items, please. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..  Retweet our hashtag during the evening hours. Spread your tweets out so that people will click on the links.




Please add our NEW tag to your tweets. "#RETWT" This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the hash tag. We are not using "Bluebird" any longer. Thanks!



Limit of two (2) hashtags.

Some hashtags are automatic, and so to explain...

Example:

Here's what appears when I click "tweet" on an item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black | ChristieCottage - Knitting on ArtFire... #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206

 Here's the acceptable post for this item:

Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Black @ChristieCottage #handmade #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/3935206 #AFPP  #RETWT

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.

Tweet the blog link hosting the Twitter Tree© each day to get more participants. If benefits all of us.

Invite your friends!

 My items: 


2 buttons  in one  polymer clay  embossed  buttons
@crochet18purple  #artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/2102930
#RETWT




Feeling peachy about  this polymer clay button @crochet18purple  #artfire
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/2102970 #AFPP #RETWT

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So I had this vintage fabric


I had had it in my head that I wanted to make a top, no pattern just cut and start sewing. This is some vintage fabric I had in my stash so I used it.  Now I know kinda colorful  and loud  but to my surprise my mom and several people really liked it.  I decided to crochet a border around the bottom to give it a little more length.