Monday, March 28, 2011

Sewing up a storm!

Woo, I have been sewing up a storm, and making loads of fun baby and children's items.  It certainly is wonderful when you have little ones to inspire you!  Our oldest grandchild (granddaughter) is now three years old, and the baby is a wee bit over one month old.  The little man is now two, so we have quite a fun variety going on here.  My daughter and I finally started adding some things to our etsy shop, take a peek  ~ AlaPamala .  We have BOATLOADS of things ready, now we are just trying to take pics, and list them.  WOOO, exciting stuff for sure.  Here is a pic of the baby wearing some of the hairbows we made, isn't she a cutie?? (not all the pictured items are listed yet, but will be soon) ~

Of course, each time we make hairbows, we make multiples, one for each grandbaby, and some to sell.  Here is a pic of Kaya wearing one of our hairbows and headband ~

This was the best shot I could get, she was too excited to play at Mimi and Puppa's house to sit for pictures for more than .5 of a second!  Goodness she is full of energy.  :)

Hopefully by this weekend we will have lots more listed in our shop. Besides hairbows we have belts, minkie cuddler ribbon tag soothers, diaper cakes, burb cloths, bibs, flannel wipes, tote and diaper bags, and more.
We are working on our facebook page too, Cort has been a busy little bee ~

So that is what we have been up to lately.  No time for scrapping recently, but I hope to squeeze some in as soon as we get things caught up a wee bit.  I miss playing with paper and adhesive! 

Thank you for catching up with me today.  I hope you have a joyful and creative day ~ Pam

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lots of pics to share :)

Hello!!!!  How is everybody today?  Hopefully fabulous!  I finally have some pics to share, so sorry for the delay.  Here are some of the baby items that were made for little Hollyn ~
first the quilt ~
here is a close up view ~

 here is a pic of her diaper bag and her hairbow holder (not sure where they got the cute little penquin hooks, they are adorable though) ~

there are boatloads of pockets in the diaper bag, here is a close up pic of one end, and each penquin is actually a pocket~

here is a pic of her name in her room (it is really sparklie irl)~

here is a pic of sweet little Hollyn (almost three weeks old, she is wearing a big flower clip I made) ~

here is her hairbow holder when it was empty ~
close up pic of the top ~

Of course I had to make a hairbow holder for her three year old cousin Kaya~

and a french memo board for her two year old cousin Cooper~

I have been making minkie tag blankies for our etsy shop AlaPamala.  When I took them over to show my daughter (who is also making things for our shop), three year old Kaya told her
brother, "don't touch, these are for baby Hollyn." :)  She is saving everything for the baby, he he he!  Here are a few of the oh-SOOOO-soft tag blankies for the etsy shop so far (I have boatloads more, since I have been sewing like a wild woman lately) ~

another monkey minkie, this one with lighter brown for the back  ~

I have also been making the cutest little belts and hairbow sets ~

So as you can see, we have been pretty busy.  I have lots more photos, but will share them in the next few weeks.  I am actually hoping to scrap a few cards tonight if I don't run out of day.  There was a butterfly project blog challenge, and I hoped to participate.  However, the day has gotten away from me, so we will see.  I also signed up for an online book club at BizChicksBlog on facebook (check it out, lots of great advice there), so I need to read my chapters.  I better get busy!  :) 

That is it for tonight.  Take care, and I hope you all enjoy a joyful and creative week!  ~ Pam

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WOOOWEE, What a Slacker!!!

WOW, I can't believe I haven't posted in almost a month!!!  In my defense, I must add that it has been verrrrrrrrrrrrry crazy chaotic here lately.  We have a lovely new grandbaby, I have been working at the family business TOGS Powder Coating one day a week, as well as my regular job, and I have been sewing like a mad woman.  We also planted our jalepeno and tomato seeds on Sunday, since we are having DTs for the garden and freash veggies.  Come on Spring, hurry up and get here!!!  :)  We are also trying to have one of the grandkiddies spend the night every other weekend, and let me tell you they are bundles of energy, and tucker us right out.  Going to the Y has been going so-so, soooooooooooo I need to get back in the habit of going at least three times a week.  The big 50 is coming soon, so I have to try to get my rear in gear.  Next, my daughter and I are also in the process of opening our etsy shop.  I will definitely post pics of what we have once it is ready.   In the meantime, our shop name is Ala Pamala and we will have loads of nifty things. 

Here is a pic I took about a month ago, I thought it was kind of neat (until I became sick of cold snowy weather)~

This was taken looking outside my side bedroom window, looking up slightly (pic above)

You probably can't see them, but two of our dogs are racing around their little "racetracks" in the snow in the backyard in the above pic.

My poor frozen angel and birdbath.  We did not get all the yard stuff put away last fall before we were blanketed with snow.  Hopefully everything will be ok if spring EVER decides to arrive.  :)

Next week I will share pics of some projects I have been working on, I promise.  I hope to have pics of the baby quilt too, as I did not really get any good pics yet.  Hope you all have a joyful  and creative week ~ Pam

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!