Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Girl Model search for my Hair Accessories

I'm having a "Model Search" contest on my Facebook fan page. Click on the picture to read all about it. Or, you can click on my facebook box at the top right corner of my blog. If you have a blog or any other social network, please pass the word. Even if you don't have girls of your own, I am sure you might have a niece, cousin, sister, neighbor, or friend that might be interested in participating. Thank you so much for the support!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Working on my Facebook Storefront

A little overwhelming, but I'm getting there. It's definitely easier than Etsy. Plus, it's totally free!!! Love it!

I'm taking this whole week to finish it so I can launch it prior to 4th of July weekend. I'll have a Grand Opening Sale!! So, stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can look at some of the items that you'll be able to find there. Right now, most of the items are for little girls. I'm trying to expand to teens and adults as well.
This is a tripple layer Irish rose crocheted by me with 100% cotton thread size 10 and embellished with a Swarovski crystal.

This is a hot pink flower embellished with a pearl antique look button in the center. It's attached to a metal headband wrapped with a hot pink velvet ribbon. Recommended for teens and adults.

I love to make the ribbon sculptured flowers! They are so cute!

Now that you had a little preview, don't forget to stay tuned and to tell your friends about it.

Have a great weekend!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Meals for Haiti, Real Women Have Curves, Zumba and more!!!

Yesterday was a hectic, but productive day! The morning was for Dr.s appointment and for running errands. Part of the afternoon was dedicated Free My Starving Children to pack meals for Haiti. My husband and son came too. We, along with other volunteers, packed 178 boxed with 36 meals each in less than two hours. It was a great and very touching experience. Knowing that there are so many kids without a meal kills my heart. I'm so glad that we were able to be part of this project and I would love to keep doing it. If you would like to help too, check their website for more information about volunteering. If you are able to donate $, please do so. $17 provide meals for 100 children. That's .17 cents per meal!!!

After that event, I went to a zumba fundraising event to raise money to put up the play, "Real Women Have Curves" directed by Adyana de la Torre. It was a great event! The zumba instructors were awesome! The food was delicious! The crowd was super nice and humble. And, we got to see a sneak peak of the play. I can't wait to see the whole show! The show will start in July and is going to run for three weeks. You don't want to miss it!!!

BTW, I've been passing the word about my doll drive for the orphanages to everyone I run into. I still haven't put the whole thing together, but I will post more information here later on.

Have a wonderful day!!! I'm getting ready to go to another event today!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Crochet Flower Card and more...

I wanted to share this "Get Well Soon" card that I made today for someone very especial. I would've love to send her real flowers as she deserves the best of the best, but it was not in my budget :-( So instead, I made small crochet flowers with a smiley face button in the center. I think it turned out really cute and it will definitely brighten her day. What do you think?

Here is a little close up of the flowers. I made them "smiling faces" because she has the most beautiful and contagious smile.

Here is the inside of the card.

On another note, I found about Global Knit today and thought I would pass the word in case you, or someone you know, might be interested in participating. I wish I have the time to participate in every single charity project I find. My two hands can only do as much. I keep telling myself that by sharing the info with others, I'm already helping :-) That makes me feel better. Because I know that along the lines, at least one more person would get involved with a project because I shared the information :-)

Tonight, I'm cutting the patterns of the Haiti dolls to have them ready and start sewing them as soon as I get a chance. I want to be able to make a few dolls before the end of the month.

Tomorrow morning there is a zumbathon to raise money for school supplies for one of our local schools. I'm planning to be there even though my back and neck are in pain at the moment. I think I've been a little stressed out lately. Always too much to do and not enough time :-)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's the end of the school year!

Yeah!!! for summer vacation!!! I might have to take my son out for ice cream today to celebrate the end of a great school year. He brought all "A"s and did an excellent job in his EOGs. Now, we are looking forward to a wonderful summer fill of activities. I checked out some books from the library to look for places to explore in our beautiful State. He's been looking for science books as well to try new experiments. He is reading about MadScience. That should be interesting :-) Why can't we just do art or music? Hopefully he won't drive me too crazy this summer :-)

Changing the subject a little bit here, am I the only one getting overwhelmed with Facebook lately? I mean, FB is a great tool! Don't get me wrong. I just can't seem to catch up with this whole virtual world. So many groups, events, invitations, friends request,etc...It's getting out of control :-)

Ok, I need to go back to work. I've been spending way too much time in the computer rather than creating :-( It's time to be productive!!! Talk to you soon.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hello again!!!

What a gorgeous day we have today and I can't believe we've been staying home instead of enjoying the beautiful weather. I guess is because my boy has not been feeling to well. He's been reading all weekend and has not been in the mood for anything.

Yesterday was my husband and my son's birthday. All my son wanted was my so famous Italian Ricotta Cheesecake so I did that for them. I also made them a nice breakfast and took them to Chipotle for dinner. Gaby couldn't really enjoy his meal as his runny nose was bothering him. We got him a book that he really wanted, The elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe Oh, the kind of things that my boy is into. All he does is talk about atoms, neutrons, nitrogen, etc.

This past Friday, I participated in a Think Pink Party Vendor Showcase to raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. The event went pretty well. It was so well organized and people were just ready to support the cause! I sold a lot of headbands and I got a few orders that I need to fulfill this week.

I better go now and work on my custom orders. I'll be back soon to talk more about "sponsor a doll" project that I'm trying to work on. Perhaps you guys would like to help as well.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Long Time, No See!!!

I just noticed that It's been exactly one month since the last time I wrote. That seems to be my pattern LOL I tried writing about a week ago but, I got upset with blogger. It kept messing up my story and photos so I gave up :-)

It's been quite a busy month. Not a lot of zumba for me :-( I've been creating a lot and figuring out what kind of hair accessories I want to concentrate on. There are too many things to keep in mind when selling stuff for kids. I think I want to incorporate more things for teens an adults. That way I can model my own products. You should see me wearing hair clips and tutu's LOL

I was trying to launch my own website but, before I do that, I want to try the facebook storefront. It's free! So, it doesn't hurt to try.

Right now, I'm just getting ready for a "Think-Pink Vendor Showcase" that I have this Friday. A friend of mine and two of her friends are doing the Avon breast cancer walk in October. They each need to raise $1,800 so they decided to have this showcase in order to get some help raising the money. All participants will give them 10%-15% of their sales that day.

I have to go now but, I will come back soon to show you photos of all my latest creations!!! I love, love, love creating! I wish I have more time during the day :-)