Monday, August 29, 2011

700 and 800 fan giveaway!!

I can't believe we made it to 800 fans in the matter of a few days!! That's awesome!!
I am giving 2 things away! I will be drawing a winner for each item!! (please excuse pictures I'm waiting on my camera battery to show up!) The drawing goes from August 29 through September 5

first item is a tie dye daisy clip that won't be available in my shop until after my show in September!

The second item is a silver rosette bow measure 5 inches across and wrapped in rhinestone look a like mesh! There are no stone so no fear of the little on picking them out!

To enter for the drawings there are a couple requirements!

First you must be a fan of so make sure you do that first!

Then go to our etsy here and find your favorite item and make a comment with the item! The comment must be here on the blog NOT on the facebook page! No comment left there will count!

That's it!! I will announce the winner on the blog but I will link the blog on the facebook page for all to see!! 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Angry Birds Plush

This morning my boys woke up and started bugging me about the angry birds we seen at Wal-Mart yesterday and being the crafty and cheap mom I am I decided to just make our own! So we went to in search of a pattern....(don't know what pinterest is.. that's me! Go look at the fun stuff I have pinned and sign up!) and I knew of course I would find what I was looking for and I did!! You can go here to get the instructions to make your very own angry birds plush! 

I don't know where my fleece is but I did know where my felt was so off I started making a felt bird! A lot of hand stitching later and a tiny amount of machine sewing later and it's done!! Now to start the red one! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

my thoughts on.....

I have a friend whose husband is a 30 yr old retired solider from the Army do to some major injures. He, like many other soldiers, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (otherwise known as PTSD). How many of our soldiers are suffering PTSD? I have read anywhere from 8 out of 10 soldiers (that was from 2004 so 7 years have passed since then) to 8-30% of soldiers depending on where they were stationed. Did you also know the suicide rate for soldiers is slightly higher (20.2 per 100,000 persons compared to 19.5 per 100,00 persons) then civivilans.

These men and women leave as one person and are coming home as a completely different person. Sometimes they are so bad I have read many spouses getting a divorce because their spouse has changed so much. What is our government doing to help these soldiers out?! I don't know what they do now but not to long ago our troops came back from Vietman with PTSD and NOTHING was done for them. How do we send off our fellow Americans to fight for us and to help others but then when they come home with some serious mental issues we just turn our back and say not our problem.

I really hope that as we continue to send troops overseas to any war that our government will really take a step back and see that we need to have some kind of mental health system set up not just home but where the soldiers are located to help them not only when they come home but while they are in the thick of things. I'm not military nor is my family so maybe they do have a system set up but it's not good enough for me. I hate to read about these men and women coming home and then they can't function normally without being scared of something haunting them from over there at everything they seen and heard. I couldn't imagine.

Thanks to all the soldiers that have fought for us.