Sunday, August 3, 2008

Trips, Teams, and Tabbies!

Hi all! I just got back from a trip to the mountains, where much fun was had despite my stomach acting out again. ( that darn thing!) I visited Schoolhouse Fabrics and bought some yummy new fabrics that I'll show you soon. But in the meantime I thought I'd let you know some other news....

I am on a wonderful Etsy team called NaturalKids that is made up of some of the nicest people I've ever met; supportive, caring and wonderful artists who all make items for children of natural materials and believe in trying to live in a sustainable and ecominded manner. Well one of our members wrote a terrific article for the Etsy Storque blog and you should go take a peek here. I love all the pictures of kids actually playing with their toys, great stuff.

And speaking of the team, I ordered an early birthday present for myself from FreedomRainbow, one of our members. I Love her shop! It's full of the most unique and charismatic stuffed animals I think I've ever seen, they're simply wonderful! He hasn't arrived yet but Sarah sent me some sneak preview pictures that I just Have to share...

Isn't he adorable?
I'm one of those people who just never get themselves anything unless it's completely practical. It's a depression mentality I seem to have inherited from my Dad. But I was oohing and aahing over Sarah's dolls and my sweet husband said..."well why not?" and I said "you're right, why not?!" and I did! Such decadence!


  1. I have been WANTING to make one of those in my class with 6th grade. where do you get those eyes??????

  2. They're called "suncatcher eyes" and you can get them on Etsy from this seller ChezMichelle

  3. That's one cool kitty! Welcome back, glad you enjoyed your vacation. I have no doubt you needed it after July!

  4. i'm glad you treated yourself to a vacation and a kitty from freedomRainbow, i just had to have one of her amazing dolls too! thank you for being one of the hard-working people who runs our great team!

    thanks also for your kind words earlier today :)

  5. Why not indeed? The kitty is adorable and you deserve it.