Saturday, December 31, 2011

My goals for 2012

Okay, I am just going to put it out there and hope by putting it into the atmosphere that maybe it might just come to be.
My goals for 2012 is to figure out what direction to go with my business. I have been putting along for the last two years, doing okay but not soaring.
I want to soar in 2012, I want to take my business to the next level, whatever that may be.
I have a few more items I want to add to my product list and I started a beginning knitting class last night with a vision of a new purse.
I struggled a bit last night and at one point wondered what I was thinking.
REALLY!  Do I want to add one more obsession to the mix?
But after clenching my teeth in my sleep all night I got up and started over. I think I am starting to get the hang of the knit stitch, now to master the Purl.

I am going to continue my love of cooking and baking and encourage my daughter with her baking.
I want to do some DIY projects in my home and yard and also take some cooking and baking classes. 
I have many UFO's I want to finish this year and even start some new quilting projects.
I would love to start a group for project encouragement, maybe this can be done on my blog. By posting a current project we can keep each other on track and keep following up with each other.

Of course the main project this year will be losing weight and get in better shape.
As always my family comes first but the Lord blessed me with a very supportive husband and two great kids.
I hope to inspire others and wish you all a Blessed New Year.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quest for the perfect Soft Pretzel Recipe.

Okay if you know me or follow my blog you know me and my daughter Amanda like to make soft pretzels.
We have attempted them many times but always fall short of the "perfect" one.
Today we tried a new recipe off the Food Network website. This one was from
 Alton Brown.

Now these look good and taste good but they don't have that chew factor we are looking for.  You know, kinda chewy on the outside but nice and soft and doughy on the inside. Our quest will continue. Maybe we will try a recipe I  found on the Pioneer Women's site.

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Projects.

I am working on a few new projects for the new year.
I will posted them as soon as I am done.

I have decided  not to renew my website. It was such a source of frustration and it really wasn't what I had in pictured my site to look like.  So, I will be focusing all my attention on my blog this year. 

2011 was a great year, I am looking forward to what 2012 has to bring.
I wish you all a very blessed New Year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Matching Hat and Purse

I am having so much fun making these hats, I love to hear women say "Oh I love your hats but I just don't look good in hats." When I hear that I ask them to just try one on, it is amazing how they change their minds.
I think the reason most women look good in these hats is because I can custom many areas to fit their head size and shape.

I had a request last week to make a matching Purse and Hat, I am thrilled with the outcome.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bella Hats

I was asked to post a few close up on the hats and the sizes.
Size Large, fits head sizes 20-21

Size Large, fits head sizes 20-21
Size X-Large, fits head sizes 22-23

Most people fall into the category of Large and Extra Large, however, I am make any size ranging from Infant to XX-Large Adult.

Fabric Headbands and More!

Here are a few of the many fabric headbands that I have for sale.
They tie in the back and can be worn on anyone from infant to adult.

Here is a little hint on keeping the headbands in place and from slipping, simply spray some hairspray in the area you are going to wear the band before you put the band on. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sew Bella Hats

Oh my gosh, don't you love these cute hats!

My hats are available for sale for $35, they come in several sizes. The most common sizes are large and ex-large. To determine your hat size, simply measure the circumference of your head, slightly above your eyebrows.
The hats shown above are currently available, however, if you don't see don't see your favorite color e-mail me at to order a custom hat.



Here is Alex with her Sew Bella Hat.

Monday, December 5, 2011

My website.

I am having major issues with my website,
So I will be posting my latest One of a Kind products on my blog until I can either resolve the issues or find another web host.
I have really had a hard time finding a web host that does what they claim when you are paying them that large amount of money at the start.
I was with Go Daddy the first year, WOW was that a nightmare.
When I decided to find another web host, I asked lots of questions, told them the issues I had with Go Daddy. They assured me they were nothing like Go Daddy and that their site was very easy to maintain and they used a better software and hosting tools. Well, at this point I am not sure who was worse!!!