Monday, January 31, 2011

Neither inspired nor motivated today. :(

I'm tired of Winter. It is cold, and I am ready for some warmth and color. I can't seem to get motivated at all today. I have so much I want or need to do. I hate days like this. QW98HZ5H2JND

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Add your blog badge to my collection!

When I started collecting blog badges it was one or two , and that was ok. Then as I started finding new blogs, I would get so overwhelmed with so many great blogs listed on their blogs that I couldn't remember to put them all. So I have added a linky feature in my Kindred Spirits section of my blog for you to share your blog badges with me. :)
It's OK to follow... it's the Weekend

Martha Stewart - Organizing Tip of the Day

I get emails from Martha Stewart's website about craft projects and organizing tips. It is seldom I see something from her site really really worth sharing, but really thought this was a super cool idea!

Ribbon Bracket Shelves

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hey Crafters!

If you are on the lookout for great daily deals on craft & sewing supplies then you must check out Crafty Steals and Stitch Steals!

Also be sure to check out my giveaway HERE!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Be sure also to check out my first giveaway in the post below this one.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's giveaway time(closed)

I am hosting my first ever giveaway in celebration of 150+ followers! The prize is this lovely handmade needle felted re-usable coffee cup sleeve made by myself.

To enter: Please leave a separate comment for each of your entries.

* Follow Cariboo Butterfly Handmade on Facebook (+1)

* Follow me on Google Friend Connect. (+1)
* Follow me on Twitter (+1)
* Post about this giveaway on your blog – include a link to this post (+1)
* Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter – include a link to this post (+1)
* Share on Facebook about this giveaway - include a link to this post (+1)
* Subscribe to my feed by reader or email (see right sidebar).(+1)

Giveaway ends Sunday, February 6, 2011 at midnight PST.
A winner will be chosen using and announced on February 7, 2011

The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen so please make sure to leave me your email address!You must be 18 years old or older and either a U.S. or Canadian resident to enter.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday!

Sold a couple of tutorials! :)

I found out this morning that I sold two copies of my needle felted coffee cup sleeve tutorials over at Print-a-Craft! :) I am so excited!
Print-a-Craft is a new website for finding great patterns and tutorials.

Print-a-Craft is also looking for contributing designers to add content to their database. They are looking for designers in paper craft, beading, crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, felting, tole painting, stenciling, quilting, sewing, card making, paper quilling, and digital stamps among other crafts. To inquire about being a contributing designer at Print-a-Craft go here.

Also!! Check out this blog hop! :)
Tuesday's Blog Hop

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sneak Peek

I am currently working on a new bear for a client. Since this is my second one ever, I am doing it just a little different as far as the construction. I guess when you work on a project you learn from trial and error. I am loving how this little guy is starting to turn out. I will not be posting any more pictures until I am done, and he is with his new owner. :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Working away...

I said a couple of days ago that I would post pictures of my craft room...I am not done, but here is a picture of what I have finished. :)
It is going to be nice, when I am done.


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Hopping on the weekend...

 It's OK to follow... it's the Weekend

Welcome to Cariboo Butterfly Handmade!

I am super happy with my new blog design. Minx did a fantastic job! Thank you soooo much! I am still working on my craft room. It has proved to be a much bigger job than I anticipated, but I am like the results thus far. When I am done, I will have a nice work space. Happy Friday everyone, and happy crafting! :)


Thursday, January 20, 2011!

I now have a registered domain. My super awesome designer over at Minx Designs is working on a groovy new design for my blog. I can hardly wait until it is ready. :)
I am working on my craft room today again, and I hope to post pictures later today or tomorrow. I also will be getting ready to do a small giveaway of one of my creations! So stay tuned for updates from Cariboo Butterfly Handmade~!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A new name & a new look coming soon...

There is so much going on around here! Some of it is very exciting. Lots of things on the go. I am changing the name of my crafting persona to Cariboo Butterfly Handmade, and with it will come a registered domain! I am also getting a new look to match the new name, that will be coming soon. So stay tuned! :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Things are falling into place!

I got the most fantastic phone call last night. I have been offered an opportunity to display handmade hair accessories designed by myself for sale in a local hair salon! I am so stoked! You never know when an opportunity will present itself, and sometimes when you least expect it!! I haven't made anything like this in a while, so I am doing some research, and planning designs! This is so great. I love it!
I will post updates as soon as I can!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crafty Hops! :)


Tote Bag

I posted earlier in the week that I was going to make a gift for a friend's birthday. I chose to make her a tote bag. I have never done a sewing project like this before, and I I think it turned out pretty good for a first time. Especially since I didn't use a pattern. I made the tote with a heavy canvas like material with a flannel lining. I added applique and ribbon accenting. I ragged the handles because it was much easier than trying to turn the pieces inside out.

I thought something practical would be nice, since we just had Christmas. It has her first initial to make it her own.
I thought it would be nice to use to take to the pool, or a overnight stay at Grandma's house.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A shout out!

Just wanted to put a shout out there for Bella Yarn Studio

They are owned locally by a crafty friend of mine, and her mother. They are an online shop that sells premium yarns for crocheting and knitting. Some of the brands they carry are Rico,Sirdar, Debbie Bliss ,and Diamond.

They offer free shipping for all U.S. orders over $200 and free shipping for all Canadian orders over $150. All prices are in Canadian dollars.


Busy, Busy, Busy...

Well it is snowing like crazy here, and we have up to 2 feet of snow forecast over the next several days! So, no time like the present to get some stuff done....finally! I have to make a birthday gift for a 5 year old friend of my daughter. I am going to make her a personalized tote bag. I will post pictures when I am done with it. It will be my first time sewing a bag, so wish me luck. :) I am always challenging myself!

I am also excited that I sold a copy of my first needle felting tutorial over on Esty! I am so happy about that.

I also have got to get in that craft room of mine, and get moving on getting it cleaned up.

I hope you all have a lovely day!

ps. I also will be starting up my own blog hop very soon.


Monday, January 10, 2011


I came across a blog post about organizing your craft area, but heck if I remember where I saw it, but it gave me some decorating and organizing ideas for my craft room.

I have got to get in there, and clean it up once again, or I fear I might end up on an episode of hoarders! Just that room though. :) It always ends up a dump all room. :( I need a proper place to work on my projects too. I have the ideal space, and I finally am rid of the dreaded cat box! It is now in my husband's man cave. :)

Anyhow, I saw several pictures where button collections were separated in jars by colors, and it looked so neat. I went to our Dollarama (which is an awesome store for crafty things!) , and got about a dozen of these little glass cannisters for $1 each! Who can beat that? I have a whack load of buttons, and it is nicer having them separated like this. I tried little plastic containers, but I didn't have them separated. You can see them so much better through the glass jars, and it looks nice, and adds colour to the area. :) I got a couple of larger cannisters for a $1.25 each, and I will likely go back to get more to put all kinds of supplies, and stuff in. :)

When I finally get it all together, I will post pictures! :)


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