Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mid summer update

It's already the middle of July. I wish summer would go slower. My new niece is already 6 weeks old, becoming a real baby now. Haven't added much to Etsy lately since I've been preoccupied with my father having a heart attack and triple bypass. He's home and recovering. Weather hasn't been warm enough to enjoy the pool lately. I can add a pic of something I have to add to the shop though.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Early summer events

After much anticipation, summer has finally arrived. With it, my flowers are blooming and my second niece was born. Yeah!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Latest creations

Here are a couple of the latest spring/summer items I've been working on. Helps me forget it's still a tad nippy in Illinois.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spring fever

I've got spring fever really bad! I want to go outside and start cleaning up the flower beds and digging in the dirt. I keep visually arranging and replanting things that were getting too crowded last year. I don't really need to order any new plants but I keep going through the magazines and finding things I "need". I miss crocheting outside too, so warm and relaxing. The cats are getting anxious too. I guess I will have to settle on some pics from last year to tide me over.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Guidance on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for Small Businesses, Resellers, Crafters and Charities

Table B ‐ These materials or components can be used (separately or in combination) and sold (provided they have not been treated or altered or undergone any processing that could result in the addition of lead):

Precious gemstones: diamond, ruby, sapphire or emeralds

Semiprecious stones provided that the mineral or material is not based on lead and is not associated with any mineral based on lead

Natural or cultured pearls


Other natural materials including coral, amber, feathers, fur, and untreated leather

Surgical steel

Gold, of at least 10 karats

Silver, at least 925/1000 pure

Platinum, palladium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and ruthenium

Yarn, dyed or undyed

Dyed or undyed textiles (cotton, wool, hemp, nylon, etc.), including children’s fabric products, such as baby blankets, and non‐metallic thread and trim. This does not include products that have rhinestones or other ornaments that may contain lead or that have fasteners with possible lead content (such as buttons, metal snaps, zippers or grommets).

Children’s books printed after 1985 that are conventionally printed and intended to be read, as opposed to used for play

Certain educational materials, such as chemistry sets