Saturday, January 30, 2010

Don't Forget!!!

Tomorrow is your last day to enter my giveaway!!!



Just go two posts below this one and leave a comment (refer to the post for details).
I'll draw a winner on Monday.

Happy Saturday!
(pardon me while I go put my cute new rain boots on!)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Brown & Aqua Shoes

An old friend of mine just had a baby boy.
(Of course, when I say old, I don't mean in age ... 
we've been friends since we were kids)

I thought that little Will needed some stylin' shoes.

So, here they are ...




I'm loving the combination of the warm brown and the aqua.




Will should be able to wear them in his first year ...
They're about a 6-month size.





My favorite part might be the stitching on the bottom.
Reminds me of a pair of shoes I had when I was a little girl.




Isn't this the most adorable shoe pattern ever?

If you know how to crochet, you can purchase the pattern here.
If not, you can find this color combo (and others!) in my shop.



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

149 Posts ... and a Giveaway!

This is my 149th post.


Seriously?
It feels like just yesterday that I started blogging!

I didn't think I had THAT much to say ...
... but I guess I'm more talkative than I thought.

Anyway ...
In celebration of my 149th post,
I'm thinking that it's time for a giveaway.

What do you think?
You agree?
OK.

Here's the drill :

I will give away a personalized, custom-made coffee cozy to one lucky winner.
You pick the fabrics from my shop,
and I'll make it for you with one initial appliqued on it.
You could choose something like one of these ...




Or this one ...




Or even one of these.




Confession : This one might be my current favorite :




OK ... now for the important stuff ...
Here's how you can earn a chance to win :

1.  Go to my shop.

2.  Come back and leave a comment on this post,
telling me what your favorite coffee cozy fabric combination is
(ie, your choice, if you win)
AND what color combination I'm missing from my shop.
(ie, is there a color that you would like but isn't already there?)
(Fair warning ... I'm a stickler for details,
so make sure you include both answers,
or your comment won't count!)
ALSO ... make sure you leave a way for me to contact you
in case you win!! (ie, email address!)
I wouldn't want you to miss out on your cozy because I can't get a hold of you.

3.  For  an extra 2 entries,
become a fan of Red Owl Designs, LLC on Facebook,
and leave a comment saying that you're a fan.
(You just have to search for Red Owl Designs, LLC on Facebook,
and then click on "Become a Fan" ... easy peasy)
If you're already a fan, thank you!
Just leave a comment telling me, and I'll credit you 2 entries.

4.  For an extra 3 entries,
blog about this giveaway ...
and then come back and leave a comment linking to your blog post.


It's as simple as that, folks.

Everyone has 6 chances to win.
I think that's fair, right?
I'll leave comments open through the end of the month.

Let the games begin!
Oooo ... this is fun!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lists ...

I am a list maker.



I have to-do lists in my planner, on my desk, on sticky-notes in my wallet and on my kitchen counter, in my studio ... you name it.  I like lists because they keep me on track and free me up to think about other things.  I really have a hard time functioning without them, to be very honest.

SO ... in light of my love of lists, here are a couple of lists to sum up my Christmas holidays :

Things that made me laugh :

This site, where you can create your own message from Santa 
and send it to your friends and family.  My brother sent me a message.
Apparently, I'm on Santa's naughty list because I buy too many pairs of shoes.
Ha!  
Santa must know me well.  :o)


The sight of my father hula-hooping on the Wii Fit.  
Hysterical.


The fact that my father seriously thought that I knitted him a hat for Christmas.
It was a golf club cover.
Seriously?


Things that made me cry :

The onions that I had to chop so that Anneliese and I could make Quiche Lorraine on Christmas morning ... a tradition (well, for the last two years ...)


The sappy Folgers Coffee Christmas Commercial.
I wish I could find it online, but I can't ...
It's the one where the brother comes home all the way from Africa
and gives his sister her Christmas gift, 
but she takes the bow off the top and sticks it on him
and says "You're my gift this Christmas."
Gets me every time.


It was one of my favorite books as a little girl.
What a great re-make.
Very well done.
I would highly recommend it.
Just make sure to have a box of tissues handy.


which was under the tree for me.
Well-thought-out gifts speak love to me.
Thanks, Suzanne!!


SO ... that was my Christmas, 
in a nutshell.

How about yours??