Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's Back to School Time!

So, DH and I took a trip to Walmart's Tax Free weekend here in NC and we wanted to pick up a few office supplies (every little bit of savings helps!) What a zoo!! I think everyone in the area was there shopping for Back to School!

That got me thinking...I know I have a couple of items in my shop that are fabulous back to school items and I know there are TONS more on I did some searching...

This fabulous find was from the Etsy shop of CDChyld

She has the most awesome messenger bags...I just love this black and white one. She also has two cute Superman messenger bags as well.

She's also getting ready for Halloween with some really awesome earrings

These adorable bag tags are in my shop These little gems are about 3" square and can be personalized with your choice of name in tons of different fabric choices (yes, I have boy fabrics too)...

The uses for these are endless...think lunch box tags, backpack tags, messenger bag tags, diaper bag tags and even as a key chain!

Oh, and don't forget about my giveaway...the middle of the month is coming fast!! I really want to give away those trick or treat bags!!

Well, I hope you all have an awesome weekend and BE CREATIVE!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Today's Fabulous Find and New Items in my shop!

Today's fabulous find comes from Creativebee706 on She makes the most beautiful pillowcase dresses, and her prices are reasonable too!

I just loved the colors in this particular dress...of course, could be because I'm partial to pink and greens : ))

Make sure you check out her shop and let her know you found her here !!

I took a spot in the Accessories Showcase later this month, so I've been busily listing items in my Accessories category...Take a look, you may find something you like : ))

As always, in my shop, buy any three items, and get a free "The Debbie Collection" tote bag! Here's a sample of what I just listed:

And I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has posted so far for my giveaway! There's still time to get your entries in, so comment away!!
That's it for today...have fun and be creative!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Creation and My 1st GIVEAWAY!!

So, fall is in the air...the crisp chill, the crunching leaves under my feet...oh, wait a minute...that's not's only the first of August...still hot and humid!! Oh, well...I can dream, can't I?

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year, so when I was deciding what to create today, I decided to start preparing for one of my favorite holidays, Halloween. So, I pulled out the box of tote bags and here's what just came off the embroidery machine:

  • This little gem is in my Etsy Shop, but after I posted it, I got to thinking...hmmmmm...I'd like to do a giveaway for those of you crazy enough to following my ravings here; so here's the deal!!

* Post a comment about anything in my shop and get one entry

* Follow my blog, you'll get two entries, (just add two comments with the date you started following

* Twitter about my giveaway, and you'll get three additional entries (just leave 3 comments with the link to your Tweet

* Blog about my giveaway and I'll not only give you 4 entries, but I'll also feature your blog here and in the shop announcement for my Etsy shop! (simply leave 4 comments with your blog link and the date you promoted)

So, I'm sure you're asking yourself, "What's in it for me?" Well, when the giveaway ends on August the 15th, I'm going to select 3 people at random to receive a free custom embroidered Trick or Treat bag just like the one above! Of course it will have the name of your choice on it, and I'll even do a different design if you want : ))

Just a quick note, you don't have to comment about the Trick or Treat bag, you can comment about anything you see in my shop that you like!

OK...that's enough for today!! Have a fabulous Sunday and be creative!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Today's Fabulous Finds and a Giveaway!

So, today's Fabulous Find comes from Etsy seller Dog Dazzle. She makes the most awesome collars for dogs of all sizes!
And she's got a giveaway on her blog right now. Just visit her blog at and tell her which collar you like best from her Etsy shop, and you're entered!!
I just think this collar is adorable! Of course, it's probably not appropriate for my male beagle, Buddy.

Speaking of Buddy, here's a picture of him in all his nutty glory! He's going to be 3 next week and isn't sowing any signs of calming down at all!
I'm going to make some custom embroidered bandanas this week, I hope...and I'll be using him as my model, so you'll be seeing lots of him!!
Well, that's it for today...have a great Saturday and happy creating!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some updates and another fabulous find!

I've added advertising to the blog so that we can help each other out...The rates are insanely cheap, starting at $.20 per week with discounts for long-term ads!! There are two areas to advertise right now, on the top of the left sidebar with a 125x125 button and at the bottom of the page with a 468x60 banner ad. PayPal is accepted for advertising : ))

Now that that's done, on to the fun stuff! Here's my latest fabulous find!! This one comes from Made It Myself. For those of you not familiar with this site, it's an Etsy-type site, still in it's infancy and they are offering FREE listing and selling!!

This lovely gem just popped off the homepage at me this morning! I just love the eye catching colors, as well as the fact that it has pink and green, my own personal favorite color combo at the moment!!

The talented designer of this bag is Hulla, be sure to check out her shop and see her other totally awesome bags!!

Have a fabulous day and be creative!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Today's Fabulous Finds and Another New Creation

I have to tell you...I just love Etsy...the artisans on there are just so darn talented!! I love to just browse the site and look for awesome new stuff!

Well, that's just what I was doing this morning, and look at what I found!!

This beautiful cushion is from the shop of ColoursOfLuke. I just love that sage green screenprinted panel in the center. I think, once I get my craft room organized and get my living room back, I may have her make me a couple of these to match my new living room furniture : ))

By the way, ColoursOfLuke is a brand new shop, looking for their first sale, so be sure to check them out and give them some love! Here is the shop link:

Now, on to some new creations of my own...In my last post, I mentioned I had purchased the wall banner from Five Star Fonts...well, while I was there, I saw this amazing double applique "School Rocks" pattern...and I thought it would look so cute on a tote bag for Back to School!! Well, here's the finished product:

I also did a couple on black totes that aren't "girly girl" can check them all out in my shop HERE. I'm hoping later today to have time to put this on a t-shirt...I think it would be awesome!!

I hope you all have a great day and have fun creating!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Some Great Finds and New Projects!

I was making one of my frequent visits to Shabby Bags the other day and I found this lovely bag that Jan recently added to her gallery. I just love her bags...they are so well constructed and her use of patterns is just awesome!

I urge you to go visit her. Not only does she have her own website, but she also has an Etsy shop as well as a shop on Made It Myself!

And I actually got the opportunity to do some creating this weekend....I bought this cute wall/door banner from Five Star Fonts and couldn't wait to make it up!!

This particular one is for my granddaughter who will be 9 in a couple of weeks!!

If you're interested in one for your favorite girly girl, you can place your order HERE