Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Monday Morning Coffee Break

...I'm back!  Blogging and I aren't that close all the time. :)  I blog for a few days and than forget to...for weeks...months.  But, I am back and it's Monday.  A brief re-cap and overview of what's to come.  I have a few items in the works and a few more just done.  The usual dryer balls.  Lots of natural ones lately.  A couple of blankets and a couple of monster tooth fairy pillows.  Recently I made these cute "pirate" themed dolls and that is the inspiration I had for making this monster "pirate" tooth fairy pillow.  So cute huh?!

As far as other things I am doing.  Well baseball season has started so I will be super busy from about 4pm-8pm everynight as I have 2 son's in baseball and of course not on the same teams and of course they have different practice times...:)  Thankfully we live about 1 mile from where they practice so it's not too bad.  There is also a nice 3/4 mile path that goes around the park and fields that I like to run/walk on.  I also take my crochet with me and whip up some blankets while watching.  I've even taken wool to make dryer balls!  People must wonder...:)

 And a scarf or two or three...okay maybe around 10 in the past couple of weeks...

Where to find these awesome items?  Here on my Etsy page Shelly Rose Designs and here is where you can find me on facebook...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Craft it Thursday

What I'm working on now and the next few days:

This is wear I'll talk about what I am working on for the upcoming week or so.  I have a lot of ideas in mind.  Probably won't get to them all, but I'll try.  I'll also post pictures of projects recently completed.

First up is what is done:

I made a super warm and soft head band for my daughter (left) and a star pillow (right) inspired by the Star on "The Goodnight Show" on Sprout.  She loves both!  I want to make my own headband...when I find the time.:)

A week or two ago I made these cute little monster tooth fairy pillows for my cousin's sons.  She requested motorcycles and colors red, black, green, or yellow and this is hat I came up with.  I love them!  The mouth is open in the middle and acts as a pocket for tooth and money from the tooth fairy.  My son has a blue and green one and my daughter a pink one of is her favorite color.

Then, lots of dryer balls...hand dyed this time.  I have a lot of fun dying up different colors.

There were a few other projects but I don't have time to post them all.  I made a candy land lap blanket, a few totes, and a few zippered pouches.  

Today I am going to dye up some dryer balls, finish up a long skinny scarf/cowl, and cut fabric for some cute new skirts.

This week I want to finish at least 3 scarves, cut and sew up a few skirts and then start on some tie tees for the holidays.  

My goal for the next few months will be building up stock for craft shows and my online store The Green Belle Shop by Shelly Rose, and my Etsy Store.

That's about it for now...until next time.  Have a great day and happy crafting!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday's Top Ten

~Tuesday's Top Ten List~

Since it is so very close to Halloween...

My top ten list of scary movies:
*Note*  I haven't watched many if any scary movies since before I had kids so these will be oldies but goodies.
*In no particular order and I could have added at least 10-20+ more.  Maybe that'll be a list for next week...:)

  1. The Sixth Sense ((1999)  Quote:  "I see dead people."
  2. Psycho (1960)  Quote:  "She just goes a little mad sometimes.  We all go a little mad sometimes."  
  3. The Ring (2002)  Quote: "Before you die, you see the ring..."
  4. The Shining (1990)  Quote:  "Heeeeer's Johnny!" and "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
  5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) Quote:  "They're coming to get you, Barbara!  They're coming for you!  Look, there's one of them now!"
  6. Poltergeist (1982)  Quote:  "They're heeeere!"
  7. Jaws (1975)  Quote:  "You're going to need a bigger boat."
  8. Saw (2004)  Quote:  "Live or die, make your choice."
  9. Silence of the Lambs (1981)  Quote:  "It puts the lotion on it's skin."
  10. Friday the 13th (1980)  Quote:  "Look what you did to him--look what you did to him!"
What's your favorite?  What do you think should be on my list that I missed.  It was really hard to narrow it down to ten.  Since I haven't watched any really scary movies in the last 10 years or so what are a few good ones that are more recent.  What movies are you looking forward to that are coming out this Halloween season or has just come out?  Let me know...I may just get an urge to watch something scary once the kids go to bed...:)  

Have a great day!


Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Monday Coffee Break

Monday Morning Coffee Break

The mail basket.  This is all shipping today!

Good morning!  It is Monday morning yet again.  You know that day that comes around every 7 days and most of us dread because it means you have to go back to work and or school.  Well, I love Mondays.  Well, mostly I love Mondays.  I love getting back on track with a set schedule for the day.  The kids are in school and I can focus on my blogs (which needs attention...I know, I know:) and my business The Green Belle Shop by Shelly Rose.  The only part I don't care for is getting up at 5:30 am!  But, what can you do.  Someone has to get up and get the kids ready for school.

So to get back on track.  I am making myself blog *hopefully every day.  To do this I am going to have a similar blog every week for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and so on.  Here is my list so far--subject to change of course:)

Monday=Monday Morning Coffee Break
  *A brief little post telling you about my weekend or maybe new items coming soon to my shop, or maybe just some ramblings from me.  I can ramble well!

Tuesday=Top Ten Tuesday
  *A Top Ten list of some of my favorite things.  Can be anything and everything is possible.

Wednesday=Wear it Wednesday
  *A post on what I am wearing that day or how to style (though I am not a pro-stylist by any means.:) an item or other.

Thursday=Craft it Thursday
 *A post on how to craft it or what I want to craft new.  Sometimes a tutorial with pics if I am feeling really bloggy (that's not a word, but I think it should be).

Friday=Freebie Friday
 *Yeh!  Someone will get something for free with a purchase made that day.  Random draw of course.  Make sure check it out!

Saturday and Sunday/Weekend=What I'm reading this Weekend
 *Exactly what it says above.  I will talk about what I am reading this weekend.  Could be a book, could be the newspaper, could be a menu, or just a label if I really have no time.

Here is a few items I am working on or mailing out today...

A cute little tie onsie being mailed today.
What I'm working on today--a Rope Scarf

So, what do you think?  Like it?  I think this will help me keep on track a bit more and share my ideas with you.  Let me know if you want to hear about anything special!

Have a great Monday everyone.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Website!

Hello everyone!  I have exciting news here.  My very own website is up and running now.  The Green Belle Shop by Shelly Rose has been created and is ready for you.  

Hand made chenille baby blanket with satin edge.

Everything listed is hand made by me and I'll be adding more items daily/weekly.  It takes a long time to add pictures and descriptions for everything I have!  Who would have thought!

Tie tee and onsie in groovy guitars.  How adorable are these?!
  Take a look if you'd like and make sure you check back often, especially the very end of each month.  That's when I add ready to ship SALE items!

The Penelope Scarf--Skinny and Long with a hint of sparkle.

***This post was written by me--Shelly--not by son.  For some reason I have his name on my picture.  He has his own blog but this is not it.  I'm going to try to figure it out but for now...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Gaming~The Nintendo 3DS

Friday's Guest post by Blin Cook (my 8 year old son)

*Side note:  Blin plays soccer, football, and baseball.  He loves to ride his bike and go outside to play.  His game playing is limited and he does not get to play it all day long.:)

~I supplied some questions to get him started in italics.  His words are regular.  He will be mainly talking about the Nintendo 3DS and other Nintendo DS systems.  

When did you start gaming?
I started playing games when I was 3 years old.  I got my game for Christmas from my Papa who is my mom's dad.  It was kind of hard at first but my mom helped me out.  My dad's cousin Anthony helped me too.  The game was Drawn to Life for the Nintendo DS.  He helped me draw good pictures.

What was your first game system?
My first game system was the Nintendo DS.  It was black.  My black DS broke because I kept on dropping it.  You should be careful with a DS because it breaks easily, I know!  My friend's DSi XL doesn't break as easily because he has dropped it in the snow and spilled soda on it.  He even hit it a lot because he got mad at the game.  He has had his game for about 2 months to a year.

What did you like about it?
I like my DS because it was cool and the games were exciting.  My favorite game was Drawn to Life and Zelda.  Since I was only 3 and 4 years old my mom helped me because I didn't know how to do it or read and when I learned how to do it, it was cool and exciting.

What would you change?
I would want to make the DS bigger and more exciting to play with it.  When I didn't do the game right I got frustrated so I kept on trying even though I got mad.

What made you buy the 3DS?
I bought the 3DS because it was in 3D and you could play 3D games on it and the games were exciting, cool, and awesome because they were new to me and had new things I have never seen in new games and good pictures (graphics).  One game had a hang glider and the game is Mario Kart 7.

Who bought the 3DS for you?
I bought the 3DS for myself so I could try out the 3DS games and it was cool.

How did you save up that much money and was it hard?
I saved up my money by doing chores and from my birthday's, the tooth fairy, and Easter.  It was hard to save up that much money.

What do you like about the 3DS?
I like it because it's in 3D and there are cool games and the games are exciting.

What don't you like about the 3DS?
I don't really like the 3D when it is on all the way.  To change the 3D you can slide the switch to make it 3D or not 3D.  I usually leave the switch almost to the bottom so I don't get a lot of 3D.

What is your favorite game and why?
My favorite game is Star Wars.  I like it because there's ghost people and they never die.

Anything else you would like to talk about?
I play with my friends by hooking them up (wirelessly).  I play with my friends on the bus with my DS, at my house, and their houses.  I like to take it on trips too.  The 3DS games are white and a little bigger so you can't use them in the regular DS systems but you can use the regular DS games in the 3DS.

Thanks for reading my first blog.  I'll blog again but not really sure what'll it'll be about but it might be about something exciting, really exciting.

Blin Cook

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Market Day

Market Day! YEH!

Some Wool Dryer Balls that I'm working on today--before I go to the market:).

Today is Wednesday and that means it's Market Day here in the Big Valley.  Yeh!  I love the market.  Fresh produce, fresh bread (all local), and fresh woopie pies for the kids:).    I love going to the market, did I mention how much I love the market?  Every Wednesday the kids and I (I have 3--ages 3-8) get ready mid morning and go to the market.  We all love it and it's a fun and easy way to educate my kids.  

This year I am going to be freezing and canning a bunch of summer produce, hopefully enough to last the winter.  I'm going to freeze some veggies, like green beans and corn and also a bunch of tomatoes.  I love using frozen tomatoes for chili and red sauces as they un thaw mushy and perfect for cooking down.  If I get crazy I will make a bunch of salsa and chili.  Our valley is perfect for growing peppers and I can get bushels of several varieties of peppers, from every color of bell pepper some hotter spicier jalapeƱos.  I love, love, love peppers and I can make a pretty mean and tasty salsa, much better than store bought of course:).  When I make it this summer I'll post pics and my secret recipe!  There is also a lot of local honey sold here, yummy!

Maybe next year when my kids get older I'll start selling some dryer balls and other items their.  This year I think my youngest is TOO young to sit there with me and my oldest two are still too young to stay home by themselves.  That's ok, it gives me a year to build up stock with out stressing about it.

So that's not all that I'm doing today.  Since I just made breakfast for the little ones, I know have time (after writing this blog) to start a batch of dryer balls--it is quite a lengthy process--and get some ruffles sewn for a diaper cover.  THEN the market, lunch, sew 2 diaper covers, and hopefully a baby romper for a pattern test!  Whew!  That's it, oops nope, dinner...and then my son's baseball game.  Should be a fun and great day, especially since it's going to be a perfect sunny mid 70's kind of day.  

Have I mentioned that I love the weather?  That's a whole other topic and blog though:).

Have a great day everyone!

Until later (and hopefully sooner),