Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cat Enclosure

We finally have our cat enclosure almost finished. At least for now. I am sure that it will be an ongoing project. Inside the enclosure we have a shed and a cat "house" for the cats to play in. We also used drain tiles to make tunnels for the cats to play in. I am going to take some photos most likely this weekend. I will try to post them next week.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


I haven't been blogging much lately because I have been extremely busy getting ready for the Clinton Fall Festival in September. I also have a rather large order of dishcloths that I am trying to fill. What have you been busy with lately?
I have also been building a cat enclosure that is about 400 linear feet. I bought the fence material from If you have cats you should check out this website. I can't wait to get the enclosure done so I can put our cats in it. I know that they will be safe and have tons of fun playing outside. I will not have to worry about them running away, getting lost or worse yet getting hit by a car. I also built a shed for our cats. Our outdoor cats love checking out the area to make sure everything is going ok and up to their approval :)
I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer!

Friday, August 1, 2008

My New Model!

I am extremely excited about my new model. I think that she looks so cool and I will get so much use out of her. At first I was a little hesitant that she had painted on hair instead of a wig, but now I think I like her better the way that she is now. What do you think? Does she look good the way that she is or does she need a wig?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Craft Show Update

The craft show got rained out so we had to leave early. However it was lots of fun and I met a lot of nice people. I also learned how to put up my tent with the help of another nice crafter. Now I am all ready for the Clinton Fall Festival in September.

Monday, July 14, 2008

July 19, 2008

8th annual craft show at the Car Show Nationals
Michigan International Speedway (MIS) infield
Brooklyn, MI
9 am - 4:30 pm

I will be in booth no: G35
Come by and say hello :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

July 2, 2008

Have you heard the exciting news?

In Theaters July 2, 2008

Kit Kittredge- An American Girl

If your American Girl Doll needs a new outfit for this special event please check out my shop for some great clothes.
Your American Girl Doll will be the envy of all her friends at the movies :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Underwear and Diapers!

I just added underwear for American Girl Dolls or other 18 inch dolls to Etsy.
I also added diapers for Bitty Baby, My Twinn Baby or other 15 inch dolls to Etsy.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Here is a picture of one of my dad's tractors in honor of his birthday. It was May 7th, so I am a few days late. Happy Birthday Dad!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Humming Bird Feeder

We put out our Humming Bird Feeder today. I am so excited to see the Humming Birds this year. Did you know that red dye causes Humming Birds to get cancer. You should not use red dye instead you should use a red Humming Bird Feeder. Have you seen any Humming Birds this year?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Update on Octopus

I finished crocheting the tentacles. Now I just have to finishing stuffing and sewing. Everybody is leaving such great names! I think that I will have to put them all in a hat and draw one.

I think that this picture shows off the eyes better.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Amigurumi Octopus!

I am in the middle of making an Amigurumi Octopus. So far I have the head/body done. Now I have to make 8 tentacles. Does anyone have a suggestion for a name for this Octopus?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Guide Horses

I was watching t.v. Thursday morning and they had a show on about miniature guide horses for the blind. They said that they work just as well as dogs. Here is a link to the Guide Horse Foundation, it contains a lot of interesting information:
They have a lot of pictures of the horsing working with their owners.
When I was in high school, for about a week I volunteered at a place that trains guide dogs. I think that this place would be just as much fun.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I am so hungry, but I can't seem to get away from the computer! I am so addicted to the internet. Does anyone else have this problem? Do you see this as a problem? My stomach is growling, but I just keep cruising the internet. I have met lot's of nice people online. My other problem is I am not a big fan of cooking. I mainly make pasta dishes from boxes. I suppose I will peel myself away from the computer and see if I can find anything to eat.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Very cool Etsy shop!

Check out UniqueGrabs! They are a very cool Etsy shop. They sell beautiful greeting cards and tags for all occasions. They are so nice too. They have some of my dishcloths featured as an item that would go good with this mother's day card in their shop. Please look at this wonderful shop!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Mary Jane Socks

I found the cutiest pattern in Creative Knitting magazine for Mary Jane Socks for babies. I am checking my yarn stash so I can start making them either tonight or tomorrow. They are to precious :) I might have to make a pair to give to my niece. If they turn out I will put a pair up on Etsy.


I didn't realize that tick season had started until I had to pull about a dozen ticks off one of our cats :( I felt so bad for her. I don't know how she got so many ticks on her. None of our other cats have any ticks on them. Now I am paranoid that I have ticks on me. I keep feeling my head and hair to see if their is anything in it. It is so creepy! I am going to have to get tick spray tomorrow, to keep all of our animals safe. I hate ticks they are so creepy. Normally bugs don't bother me, but ticks really freak me out.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Biggest Loser!

Finally a woman won the Biggest Loser competition! It is about time. I have been waiting for this since the beginning and started to think maybe it was never going to happen. I can't believe how much everyone lost, it is so amazing. They should all be proud of themselves and feel like winners. Go Women!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Craft Show! April 18th

Adrian, Michigan DAV Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18th at the DAV Hall, 141 E. Albert St. Adrian, Michigan. Proceed will benefit the Disabled Veterans of America. Please come and stop by my booth. If you tell me you read this on my blog you will get 5% off at the craft show!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I just got a Treasury on Etsy. Here is the link to it:

Be sure to check it out, leave a comment and click on all the items. Please!

Friday, April 11, 2008

*****Happy Dance*****

I am so excited I can't think straight. Today on Etsy one of the administrators asked people for suggestions for the Everyday (under $15) gift guide. I suggested my red and white dishcloths and guess what they choose them!!!!! I can't believe it. I am so doing my Happy Dance right now :) Here is the link to it and I am going to try to take a picture of it to post!

Blanket and matching pillow

A couple weeks ago I crocheted a purple blanket for an American Girl Doll. I decided last night to make a matching pillow for it. This is going to be the first pillow that I crochet. So far it is turning out to be very pretty. I need to go to the craft store and buy some stuffing for it. I am so excited about putting it up on Etsy! Check back often to see when I list it :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Promo Grab Bag

I am going to send some stuff to a fellow Etsy seller for a promo grab bag. She is going to a craft show where she will be handing them out. I am definitely going to include my business cards, but I am not sure what else to include. Have you ever put anything in a promo bag if so what did you put in it? What kind of free samples do you give? Also what kind of free samples would you like to get? Help me please! I have to get it to the person by May 1st. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I went to the craft store today. I just wanted to buy some beads that I am using to make an anklet for my Aunt. I came home with the beads (luckily), 15 skeins of yarn, 6 cuts of fabric including enough to make a blanket! How did that happen? Darn craft store!!!! They get me everytime! I think that I need to be banned from going to any craft stores! My husband tries to ban me, but obviously I don't listen! How was your last trip to the craft store? Did you stick to your list, if so can you give me some advice?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Favorite Movies!

So what is everyone's favorite movie? I have tons of them. I especially love scary movies ( including but not limited to any and all Saw movies, Stephen King movies, why am I drawing a mental block right now?). I also like chick flicks exs. Mean Girls, The Prince and Me.
My husband loves James Bond movies, so we are in the middle of a James Bond movie marathon. Please share your favorite movies with me!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Cute Kitties :)

I have a cat named Needy Nelly :) He is extremely needy! He does not like it when I go into our bathroom and close the door on him. He lays flat on his side and looks under the door with one eye. It is so funny to see his eye under the door. lol! He is soooo cute!

My mom's b-day!

April 4th is my mom's birthday! Happy Birthday to my mom :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Flannel Fabric

I bought a bunch of flannel fabric today! I am so excited to decide what to make all of it into. I did pick out a bitty twin/bitty baby outfit with one piece. I think that it is going to turn out really cute!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April Fool's

So who played an April Fool's day joke today? I didn't I couldn't think of anything to do :( I think my lunch was an April Fool's day joke. I found an unidentified gross object in it. Then I found a hair baked into the bread. Gross!!!! I wanted to throw up :( No more sub for me. It was so dissappointing! I hope your April Fool's day went better :) Maybe this is payback for all the mean jokes I played on people as a child. lol.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Too much to do!

Do you ever feel that you have so much to do that you just shut down and don't do anything? That is how I have been feeling lately. I just don't even know where to start with all of the things that I have to do. Suggestions are greatly appreciated :)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tangled Yarn!

One of my nieces got some of my yarn all tangled up. I am working on getting it untangled so I can make an American Girl Doll blanket. The only good part about it, is that it is so soft it feels really nice. Anyone else have problems with tangled yarn?

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bitty Baby, Bitty Twins, My Twinn Baby- UPDATE

I just added a Bitty Baby, Bitty Twin, My Twinn Baby outfit to Etsy! I will be adding more so keep checking back :)

Friday, March 28, 2008


I went yarn shopping today! What could possibly be more fun than shopping for yarn? I don't know! I love all the different colors and textures. I bought more yarn for making dishcloths. In the next couple of days they should be ready to go up on Etsy. Keep an eye out for them :)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Apprentice

I was hoping that Trace Adkins would win ( he has such a good voice!) I also think his charity is really important. I have nieces and nephews with severe food allergies. Of course Pierce won because somehow he was able to win more money. Trump didn't have a choice but to pick Pierce.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Model!

Today I got a new model for our American Girl doll clothes. She is so cute and I can't wait to take some pictures of her in our clothes.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I got a Treasury today on Etsy! It is a place that you can feature great products and great artists. Please check mine out to see some beautiful work! Here is the link:

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sugar High!

So is everyone on a sugar high from Easter candy? Did you find your Easter basket ok? They said on the news today not to eat your Easter eggs after 2 or 3 days. I just stick to eating candy, lots and lots of candy! Bye for now!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope that everyone was good so that the Easter Bunny brought them a basket. Anyone want to go for a Easter Egg Hunt in the SNOW? I can't believe that it is Easter and we have SNOW!!! How crazy is that????? Happy Easter Egg Hunting :)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hand Made Directory

I just found out about this website today. If you sell hand made items you can put your name and a link to your website on this website. Also it is a good place to find handmade items. They make great presents :) Here is the link to the site: I am listed under the children's section b/c most of what I make is American Girl Doll and other 18 inch doll clothes. Have fun. Leave a comment if you post your website and I will check it out :)

Friday, March 21, 2008


I can't believe that Easter is in less than 2 days and we are having a snow storm! How crazy is that! I was hoping that we were done with lots of snow for the season. I'll have to get my snow boots back out. Anyone up for some sledding? Maybe on Easter we can do some sledding. My nephew will probably want to help me plow snow with his favorite tractor :) That will be fun! Maybe we all can make Easter Bunny Snowmen :) lol! Have fun playing in the snow if you have it!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bitty Baby, Bitty Twins, My Twinn Baby

I am starting to make baby doll clothes. Hopefully by the end of the month I will have some listed on Etsy. I will update you when this happens. If you have any suggestions of what types of outfits, colors, etc... you would like please leave a comment. I will see what I can do :) Thanks!


I am trying to improve my photography. I have set up a makeshift "photography studio" in my house. My husband is a photographer, but he does outdoor photography and doesn't have time to help me. I have taken one photo that I love and have been trying to duplicate it with my other products to no avail. One of my main problems is it has been really foggy lately, so the lighting is horrible. I am having fun trying to perfect my photographs. I hope that other people think they are improving :) Thanks for listening.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Green is my favorite color

I love St. Patrick's day b/c green has always been my favorite color! Don't forget to wear green tomorrow or someone may pinch you :) I would never do that to anyone! lol! My husband loves St. Patrick's day b/c McDonald's has green shakes. Every year he has to make sure that he buys his fair share of them. Mint bothers my stomach so I don't share his enthusiasm for them, but I try to help him remember them each year.
I have a neon green sweatshirt & matching neon green hat that will be perfect for tomorrow. I want to make sure that everyone knows I am wearing green.
Have fun tomorrow!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Come one, Come ALL!!!

I am so excited! I just got back from setting up a booth @ Sand Creek High School's craft show. The show is tomorrow and I can't wait!!! It should be lots of fun :) Their are lot's of great crafters at the show. I am trying out a new way to display my items, I hope that my display looks better and is more customer friendly. I will let you all now how things go. The only bad part is having to get up early in the morning :( Wish me luck tomorrow :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Welcome to AuntDsHandcrafts first blog

I am so excited to have my very first blog. Please check back regularly for updates.
Also please check out my etsy store @
My sister would love it if you visit her etsy store @

My blog will primarily be about knitting, crocheting, sewing, American Girl Dolls and lots more fun stuff!

Thank you for checking out my blog :)