Sunday, April 29, 2012

Owl Fabrics

With my youngest daughter now at 5 weeks old, I'm planning on sewing some pretty outfits for her. I've decided to work with an owl theme for her new outfits and bedsheets. Here are a few of the fabrics I've chosen:

60'' Wide Kaufman Minky Cuddle Night Owl Orange/Brown Fabric By The Yard

Timeless Treasures Mini Owls Tossed Blue Fabric Yardage

44'' Wide Critter Community Owls Retro Fabric By The Yard

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flashcards - Colors and Shapes, First Words, Numbers

Playskool items were the awesomest things when I was little. Fun and learning - I loved it when my mother would come home from work and, after dinner, sit down with me and go over my flashcards. Now that I am a mother again - my daughter is now 1 month old - I am beginning to remember my youth as well as the things I did with my now teenage kids to help them learn their colors, shapes, numbers, and alphabets. It just so happens that Playskool has a wonderful and inexpensive set of flashcards for young ones: Playskool Flash Cards Value Pack - Alphabet/First Words/Shapes & Colors/Numbers . This set is perfect for the little ones and it would make a great gift.

Monday, April 23, 2012

John Deere Sunflower Apron

I'm certainly living in John Deere territory amongst all these farms, so when I saw the John Deere apron panel that you can sew together, I had a good chuckle. What a humorous gift idea!


44'' Wide John Deere Sunflower Apron Panel Yellow Fabric By The Panel

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Making Money with Photos

Taking photos is so much fun and an excellent hobby, but wouldn't it be nice to make a little bit (or a lot!) of money doing what you love to do? Some people already are, by selling rights to their original photos. If you're thinking of selling rights to your original photos, check out these websites:

Shutterstock: Stock photos. Earn money from your photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage. With Shutterstock, you can earn 25 cents to 28 dollars per image download.

Getty Images: Stock photos. Getty Images seeks professional photographs, videos, and music. Very high standards.

Fotolia: Stock photos. Earn royalty on the sales of your photos. Signing up is free and easy. This is probably one of the better stock photo sites for beginners to get set up on.

Red Bubble: Print on demand. Sell your creative photographs/artwork as prints, stickers, t-shirts, and more.

Zazzle: Print on demand. Turn your photos into posters, keychains, t-shirts, and more.

If you are just looking to get more photos together for the articles you write, you can also work on building a backlog of photos.