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There is a list there with all free sites to promote your shop on and we just got a new one. Check the bottom of the list. Its awesome!!!!

Check out my site there    and all I had to do is add the word Etsy from their list and everything in my shop was there!!!!!

Come join us and lets promote and get our shop names all over the net!!!!!!

Recently I was in a doctors office and picked up an issue of Readers Digest. First think that I spotted on the cover was 50 Secrets Surgeons Won't Tell You. This was a must read for me. Not having much faith in doctors and always asking to many questions, I started to read. Needless to say, I was shocked and horrified as I read. Here is some of what I saw that I was learning for the first time . These are direct quotes from the Readers Digest, word for word.

"Surgeons are control freaks. When things don't go our way in the operating room, we can have outburst. Some of us curse, some throw instruments, other have tantrums"
*Paul Ruggieri, MD
"I always ask at national conferences of doctors, "How many of you know of another doctor who should not be practicing medicine because he is too dangerous?' Every hand goes up."
*Marty Makary, MD
61% of doctors over the age of 55 have been sued at least once.
*Source: American Medical Association
15% of Surgeons may suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence
*Source: Archives of Surgery
"Rules that restrict residents hours mean doctors come out of training with a lot less experience.  When I was training, I was almost always in the hospital. Now it's more like shift work."Hey, it's 7 p.m. I'm out of here. He's your problem now.'"
*Sid Schwab, MD
"About 25% of operations are unnecessary, but administrators e-mail doctors telling them to do more.  This is not an insurance company putting pressure on doctors; this is not a government regulation. This is private hospitals pushing doctors to generate more money by doing more procedures.  It goes on at America's top hospitals.  The Cleveland Clinic has said this system of paying doctors is so ethically immoral that it started paying its doctors a flat salary no matter how many operations they do."
*Marty Makary, MD
"If you need a medical device, ask if your doctor has a financial relationship with the vendor--if so, chances are your're going to get that type of joint or screw, even if it's more expensive or not the most appropriate"
*James Rickert, MD
40% of surgeons have said they felt burned-out.
*Source: Annals of Surgery
The mean average income of a U.S. Surgeon in 2011
*Source: Medscape Surgeon Compensation Report
"Fatigue and impatience have undoubtedly contributed to some mistakes I've made in the operating room.  But unless you ask, your surgeon is not going to tell you that he was up all night on call before your procedure and that he may not be in tip-top form."
*Paul Ruggieri, MD

Want to read more? This is all from the October 2012 issue of Readers Digest.  Most important information I picked up from all this was this. Ask questions. How, why, when, what, you should walk away nothing everything. Doctors don't like questions? To bad. If I am to have surgery, I will know everything that will happen and what I am to expect right down to the smallest detail. ASK ASK ASK. Get a second opinion. Don't have surgery till you know you really need it. Educate yourself. Doctors are not God, they make mistakes. Do everything you can to help avoid one.


As of right now, everything, that is EVERYTHING in my shop is 50% off. I want to clear my inventory and add new items. Use coupon code halfoffcoupon at checkout!!!

Shipping stays the same but everything in my shop is 50% off. Get your gifts now!!!!!!

Check Out These Baby Photos!

These hats were made for an Etsy friend of mine who has a jewelry shop there

and she does photography as well and took the photos below.

She has a photography Facebook page that you can see here

I made the hats but without the babies and without her skill of taking great photos my hats would not have looked to good. Aren't they the cutest little babies you have ever seen?

Three New Newborn Photo Prop Hats In my shop

Three new newborn photo prop hats in my shop! Each one is more adorable than the next. Click on the photo on the left to go to my shop and see!

If you are going to have a photo shoot of your newborn, make it a special one. Each one of these hats will definitely make your photo shoot cherished!!!!

Soft and Elegant Shawl/Wrap

Here is a handmade crocheted light pink very elegant shawl/wrap.

Made with very soft and delicate yarn, this shawl is a very light pink in color. This shawl measures 63" long and 20" wide. This yarn also stretches.

Soft, delicate and elegant, this shawl would look amazing with evening wear yet could also look fantastic with nice jeans and a shirt. The ends are a scalloped stitch that is so pretty. 

Elegant yes but still warm and the soft yarn will feel so wonderful around you. This shawl should be hand washed and dried flat to retain its shape. 

A lot of work went into this shawl/wrap and it was made with care and lots of love. It will last a lifetime and can become a wonderful heirloom item to be pasted down for generations!

A special thank you to my beautiful model who so patiently posed for me!

Newborn Zebra Photo Prop Hat

Here is a handmade newborn crocheted photo prop zebra hat that would look so cute on any baby!

Made with soft yarn and fur yarn, this hat is 5 1/2" in length and 12" around. Black and white in color, this hat has two ears and fur yarn between the ears. 

Hand washing and drying flat is recommended to help retain shape. 

Made for a newborn's first photo shoot, this hat will fit up to 3 months. Imagine how adorable your newborn would look in this! Take some photos that will be cherished for years!!!!

I Found a Great Site

I found this fun site that you can put your Etsy items in a contest. What do you win? Great exposure and that's what we all need! The site is
and when you sign up, you see which day you want your items in for the contest. People vote plus they see your items. Here are some links from the site.

Spacefem's Big Etsy Contest
Sign your shop up

To vote, you will see two items. Either vote for one of them or skip


It's a lot of fun plus your shop will get the exposure that you need to get sales! Try it out, its free! I did and got so many views from it I couldn't believe it. 

New Newborn Football Photo Prop Hat!

Here is a handmade newborn crocheted photo prop football hat that will thrill any Daddy!!

Made with soft yarn, this newborn hat is 12" around and 5 1/2" from top to bottom. This hat will fit newborn to 3 months and because it does stretch it may fit longer. Dark brown and white in color, this hat would look adorable on any newborns first photo shoot. 

I would recommend this hat be washed by hand and dried flat to retain its shape. 

So for a photo shoot or just to wear, this hat will make that special newborn look like a sports fan and adorable at the same time!!!!

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Handmade Crocheted Newborn Photo Prop Pixie Hat

How cute would your newborn look in this handmade crocheted photo prop pixie hat for his/her first pictures?

Made with soft baby yarn, this pixie hat has colors of pink, purple, yellow, green, blue, orange and white in it. Made for newborn but will fit till around 3 months, this cute little photo prop hat is 12" around. From top to bottom it is 6 1/2", although the top is not on baby's head but made to just stand up. The yarn does stretch a little so will fit any newborn. 

Hand wash and dry flat to retain shape, this pixie hat will look adorable on any baby!

Make your baby's first picture memorable with this precious pixie hat! 

Handmade Crocheted Newborn Photo Prop Apple Hat

Need a hat for your newborn? Here is a handmade crocheted newborn photo prop apple hat that would do the trick!

Made with soft worst weight yarn, this hat has a stem and a leaf at the top just to make sure everyone knows it's an apple! The hat itself is of course red in color. The stem is a light brown and the leaf is a dark green. 

This hat measures 12 1/2" around and 5" from top to bottom, not counting the stem and leaf. This hat should be hand washed and dried flat to retain its shape. 

How adorable would your new baby look in this? Any picture of a newborn with this hat would be cherished for years!!!

Handmade Crocheted Shawl/Wrap In Deep Red Color

This handmade crocheted shawl/wrap is for either dress up or casual. Crocheted in soft acrylic yarn it has a shine to it that is so pretty. 

The color is a deep red almost wine color. The second picture is the true color. I happen to be watching an episode of Little House on the Prairie and notice "Ma" Ingalls was wearing a red shawl and loved how it looked so decided to make one in a reddish color. With the soft and shiny yarn the feel is great once you have it on and against your neck.
This shawl measures 63" long and 22" wide. This yarn stretches so once wrapped around you it will be even bigger. The pretty scallop stitch all around the entire shawl is lacey looking and very pretty against your neck. 
Great for evening wear or with jeans this versatile accessory will look great on you! 
I strive to always make quality items and a lot of work went into this shawl/wrap. It will last for years and years.
It is machine washable and dryable but I would wash by hand and dry flat so it retains its shape.
Need this item in another colorl? No problem. Let me know and we can work together to get your shawl the exact color you need!

Great No Bake CheeseCake

This is great in the Summer because you don't have to bake anything!


  • Crust:
  • 12 double graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 C. butter, melted
  • Sugar and cinnamon, to taste
  • Filling:
  • 8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 C. whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • Topping:
  • 1 can fruit filling (your choice), fresh fruit or any topping of your choice


For crust, blend crackers, melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Pat into pie tin.
For filling, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon extract. Fold in whipped cream. Pour mixture onto graham cracker crust, refrigerate. Just before serving, add topping.


Handmade Crocheted Baby Cotton Yarn White Hat With Flower Newborn to Three Months Old

Another baby hat! This one is made with 100% cotton yarn so baby will be cool yet the sun will stay off of baby's head.
Fits newborn to 3 months old, this hat has a flower sewed on it.
Need another color? Want the flower a different color? No problem. Let me know and I can make a custom hat for your baby!
Your baby will be soooo stylish this summer in this hat!

Handmade Newborn Baby Girl Hat Photo Prop

This handmade newborn baby girl photo prop hat would look adorable in a photo shoot with your baby!

Made with soft worst weight yarn, this hat would fit a newborn to 3 months. This yarn stretches. If you're thinking of having photos taken of your newborn, just imagine how cute she would look in this. 

The colors in this hat are white and a varigated dark pink with lighter pink running through it. At the end of the tail on the hat are tassels of the same colors. 

Need another color? No problem! Let me know and I'll make you a custom hat for your baby! Just convo me and we can get your baby the hat you want!

I have made hats like this before for other babies and the pictures are adorable!!!

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all you Wonderful Moms out there! Wishing you all a wonderful day! ♥

Summer Coasters

Summer is coming and here are a set of four handmade crochet coasters in pretty Summer colors.
Made with 100% cotton yarn, these coasters are very adsorbing and are machine washable and you can even throw them in the dishwasher to really clean them! 
These coasters are 4 1/2" wide and on the edges are a pretty stitch that will really catch anything that drips! 
Pretty to give as a gift or just keep for yourself, these crochet coasters will make everything look cheerful and will keep those glass rings off of everything!

Happy Easter


Low Fat Potato Salad

Just came across this recipe and thought I would share it.

3 lbs red potatoes ( cooked until soft but firm, peeled and cubed)
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 bunch of celery, diced
1 cup of shredded carrots
2 cups of Kraft Fat Free peppercorn ranch
Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Combine ingredients, add dressing, mix by hand to evenly coat. Top with cheese. Enjoy!!!

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Total Time: 50 Min

New July 4th Wreath!

4th of July will be here before you know it. So here is a handmade July 4th crochet 14" wreath with roses, stars, and July 4th streamers. 
The roses are crocheted as is the wreath cover in colors of red, white and blue. The stars are felt stars glued on and they have sparkles on them. The streamers are red and blue and everything is glued in (I have the burns on my fingers to prove it lol)
The roses have red and blue stars on them and the hangers is already on the back of the wreath. This wreath is made to last and will be with you for years to come. 
A pretty wreath to decorate any door or wall to celebrate the 4th of July in style!!!

New Item! Crochet Gift Bag/Tote

A pretty crochet gift bag!!! New in my shop today is this cute little crochet gift bag. It can also be used as a small tote or even as a young girls purse.
Pretty bright green, this is one gift bag that will not be thrown out!

Handmade Easter Egg Crocheted Placemat

New Easter decoration in my shop!!
This is a Easter Egg crocheted placemat that can be used for anything! Show it off on a table with Easter eggs on it. Let a child eat off it. Place it anyplace you want with any Easter decoration on it. Made with worst weight yarn, there are lots of ideas for this placemat. It's just a pretty Easter decoration!!!!

Handmade Crochet Easter Eggs!

Handmade just in time for Easter are these adorable crochet Easter eggs!
There are 10 of them here and each one is a pretty pastel color. Use as a centerpiece with Easter grass for your table! Use them for an Easter hunt! There is no end on how you can decorate with them. Lightweight and each one is filled with fiber fill and will store easy after Easter.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Creamy tender chicken breasts, wrapped in thick slices of smoked bacon, which lay on top of a bed of dried beef slices and fresh mushrooms. Smoothered in a rich sauce of sour cream and cream of mushroom soup, baked to a taste tempting entree.

4 skinless/boneless chicken breasts
4 thick slices of smoked bacon
1 small jar of dried beef
1 tablespoon butter
1 8 ounce carton of sour cream
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 package of fresh mushrooms

Wash chicken breasts and dry wrap bacon around each breast butter the bottom of a glass baking dish layer dried beef on bottom of baking dish spread 1/2 of mushrooms on top dried beef place bacon wrapped chicken breasts on top mushrooms place remaining mushrooms on top of chicken mix sour cream and cream of mushroom soup together and place on top of chicken and mushrooms Bake uncovered at 275 degrees for 11/2 hours and than cover and cook at 350 for an additional 1hour. Serve on top of a layer of rice and serve with some green vegetables.

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 2 Hr 30 Min
Total Time: 2 Hr 50 Min
Servings: 4

Handmade Newborn Crochet Sweater and Hat Set

New item in my shop today! This is a crochet newborn baby sweater and hat set. The colors are pastel and very pretty. Two buttons close the top of the sweater. Very warm and cozy for baby. This set might even fit baby up to 3 months old!

Handmade Set of 12 Crochet Bows

Need to embellish something? Here are the perfect little bows to do it. Each one is crocheted and they would look adorable on headbands, clothes, pillows anything you want. Made with worst weight yarn, these little bows will perk up anything you want.  It comes as a set of 12 bows and would look adorable anywhere!

New Baby Hat! 3 to 6 Months

I have another new baby hat in my shop! This one is all white with pink trim on the bottom and a crocheted pink bow. So cute! This hat fits baby 3 to 6 months and probably longer.

I love making baby hats! Their so adorable that I love them!!!!!

Handmade Baby Hat Pink and Purple With Flower 3 to 6 Months

New Item In my Shop!

This hat is crocheted with soft yarn and is pink and purple. It will fit any baby from 3 to 6 months and since it stretches maybe more than that.
The crocheted pink and purple flower is sewed on the hat. This hat measures 6 1/2" long, from top to bottom and the middle of the hat measures 6 1/2" wide. The bottom is wider at 8".
Adorable hat for any baby and is made to last. Hat is machine washable and dryable but I would recommend hand washing and drying flat to retain its shape.

New Crocheted Scarf With Pretty Bobble Stitch!

New scarf in my shop! This one is made with a bobble stitch, which means it pops out a little to make for a pretty pattern. This is a tight stitch which will be very warm for the winter. I love scarfs and have them for every coat and jacket I have. This one I almost kept cause I love the stitch but I'll make myself one.

Unconventional Hat With Ruffle

I decided to make something a little "out of the box:.. This is a crocheted hat with a ruffle on the side. It's a very cute hat but I want to see who wears items that are not your regular type accessories.

Normally we all stick to items that are not different from everyone else so it will be interesting to see the reaction I get.

Made with worst weight yarn, this is a warm hat and its dark brown in color and the ruffle is light brown with the darker brown on the edging.

Hmmmmm, let's see what happens!

New Item. Queen Anne's Lace Scarf - Smaller Version

Here is a brand new item in my shop! This is a smaller version of my Queen Anne's Lace scarf. It's grey in color and soft yarn that will feel great around your neck. This scarf can be worn after your coat is off and look great with your outfit! The stitch is really pretty and it looks just like lace. Be warm and stylish this winter!!!

Handmade 12" Crochet Heart Wreath

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here is a 12" heart wreath with tiny roses on it.
Made with yarn, its pink and red with a pink bow on the top center. Its crochet ruffles really makes it stand out. It has the hanger on the top back and is ready to hang!!!
Happy Valentines Day! ♥