Wednesday, February 28, 2007

susie's country garden :: handmade soap

I am excited to announce that I made the decision to close my website and list my products in my etsy shop. You can still buy the same great products as before, just in a different way. And, of course, you can always call me to order. Nothing else has changed. I am happy to get all my ventures together in one shop. Now you can see everything else I have to offer!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

crocheted ripple blanket

crocheted ripple blanket, originally uploaded by sushikat.

I suppose you could say I jumped on the bandwagon that is being driven around blogland these days and started one of these awesome crocheted blankets with the pretty soft waves. I love it! This one is for my oldest daughter who is away at college. Lauren, if you read this just still act surprised when you get it!

I used the random stripe generator to make my stripe pattern. It's so cool! I can't wait to see the finished blanket. I am just using caron soft brites in mango and watermelon to make it and even though this is an all acrylic yarn, I love it! This yarn is so soft and feels so good next to your skin. If Lauren doesn't like it, I may have to keep it! Ha! This is really a very easy pattern to crochet. If you can double crochet, you can make it.

Come on, you know you want to!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms :: front, originally uploaded by sushikat.

I am so looking forward to spring! This little birdie and cherry blossom pendant is a tribute to the season to come. It is also for sale in my etsy shop.

I love creating new things and have fallen in love with my soldering iron! In addition to the pendants with fabric snippets, I am also offering custom photo pendants. These are perfect for gifts for Mother's Day! So, get your order in to get one of your very own! They would also be perfect with a pet photo.

Just email me for details, or place your order on etsy!

Happy Spring (hopeful thinking here)!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

snow day!

Today was the first snow that stuck around for more than an hour in about five years. At least that's what my 9 year old son told me this morning. After waking up to the snow on the ground, we noticed it was raining, so we went out and got the sled out of the shed and played for as long as we could before the snow melted...for two hours...even before eating breakfast!

It's been nice to have a day without any demands for being someplace. Soccer practice has been cancelled, play rehearsal has been cancelled, and school has been cancelled! What more could you ask for? I'm gonna enjoy it while I can, because it will be back to usual tomorrow!

See you later dude!