Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Common Cold

I have been struck with the common cold. It seems that whenever someone says they have a cold you think "aww that sucks", but No it REALLY REALLY is awful. The constant runny nose and stuffy head make for some miserable days ahead. It affects your daily life in the most annoying way. After 5 days of feeling like my ears are going to pop, my head is going to explode, a semi truck is sitting on my head, and someone took sand paper to my nose gives me reason to change my feelings on the common cold. From now on whenever someone says they have a cold or a sinus infection my response will be "I am so sorry that is terrible" because I was worthless this whole week with my cold and sinus infection. Of course the week my kids are stuck home for snow days 4 1/2 days out of 5 this week their mom was a mess. I feel bad for them. I should have been out sledding with them, but instead I spent it layed out on the couch watching them enjoy the 10" of snow we got from the window.

I did manage to go outside a bit and take a few photos of the snow so here they are. It was pretty to look at even though I didn't get to play in it! The Common Cold is a BUMMER!

this one looks like a postcard to me....

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this was in the thick of the storm...
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

He Loves Me

I am so happy that almost all the pillows I listed have sold!

I was laying there trying to fall asleep wondering what I was going to do the next day. Then my mind wondered to making another sweater pillow. I thought about Valentine's day and making one into a card. Then it hit me! "Make an interactive pillow"! I thought a little more and this is what I came up with.....

Pull A Part - "He Loves Me - He Loves Me Not" Sweater Pillow.

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Is your relationship new? Not sure yet if he loves you?

Directions:
This interactive sweater pillow will give you the answer. Just ask the pillow "Does he love me"? Then Pull Off a petal while resiting "he loves me...pull off the next petal and say "he loves me not" you will find your answer when all the petals are gone.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sweaters Anyone?

In my etsy shop Cherry Lane Jane I have been slowly moving from the baby items to other things and I have to say it has been a fun journey so far. Recycling old things has been my favorite part. My newest additions have been sweater pillows and tshirt pillows. I like them, but we will see if anyone buys them!

here are a few....
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Phasing out Handmade Toys because of CPSIA / Making Valentines Decorations

Because of the new law going into effect Feb. 10, 2009 requiring all items to be tested by a third party at unreasonable rates I will be phasing out my handmade baby toys for now. I am sad about it and I feel very sad for the thousands of other people who will be going out of business do to this law. Handmade toys and items intended for use by anyone under 12yrs old will be affected. It is sad that mothers will no longer have a safe handmade alternative to the lead based toys that are imported from other countries.

If you have time please visit any of these sites and sign the petitions or email your local congressman or senator.

http://www.handmadetoyalliance.org/
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/handmadetoys/


http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
http://speaker.house.gov/contact/
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml




Meanwhile I am making fun recycle and upcycled things for the upcoming Valentine's Day Season..... You can fine them at my Cherry Lane Jane Etsy Shop.


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