Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Go Green with the Tuck Away Tote

My sister has published her first sewing pattern!


She will be featured in the What's New section of You Can Make This!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Team Norga Firecracker Challenge

The North Georgia Etsy Team is having a Firecracker Challenge! Please go and view the entries. Leave a comment on your favorite item, and you could win one of the prize packs shown!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

New items added to Etsy and Arfire

Here are some of the new items I have added to my Etsy store (http://www.theplaidpolkadot.etsy.com/) and my Artfire store (http://www.theplaidpolkadot.artfire.com/):
Baby's 1st Fourth of July bibs in 3 different colorways!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A cute baby gift for sewers!

Looking for that absolutely perfect baby gift? How about a taggy ball? My sister has created a pattern that is now available on Etsy.

here's the link http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26384126

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Sister's Work

Here is a bow holder that my sister made. Too cute just to sit in my inbox!

A Leprechaun in June!

My sister sent me this picture of my niece M, wearing her leprechaun hat.

I made this hat and one like it for my daughter A for St. Patricks Day, but seems like my niece likes to "wear the green" all year long!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Craft Show June 6th & 7th, 2009

J.B. (Jeff Bishoff) & Friends Pottery and Art Show and Sale

Saturday, June 6th 10am - 5pm
Sunday, June 7th 12 (noon) - 5pm

This is a small show in Farmington, actually held in J.B.'s backyard and studio. Other pottery studios also have shows and open houses that same weekend. There's like a "circuit" of pottery studios in and around the Farmington area.

Here is a list of the artists that will be there:
  • Caryn Curry (The Plaid Polka Dot) - baby items and machine embroidery
  • Carter Gillies - functional pottery
  • Jim Peckham - functional pottery
  • Michael Pierce - sculpture
  • Rebecca Wood - functional pottery
  • Keen Zero - functional pottery
  • J. B. (Jeff Bishoff) - functional pottery

From Athens, GA:
  • Take 441 South to Farmington
  • Turn left into Farmington on Salem Road (at Winterhawk Pottery)
  • In Farmington signs will be out to the show

From Atlanta, GA:
  • Take I-20 East, exit #114 onto 441 North
  • Go about 17 miles to Farmington
  • Make a right into Farmington at Salem Road (at Winterhawk Pottery)
  • In Farmington signs will be out to the show

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Dance Recital

Yesterday was A's big dance recital. She was a Nobel Princess in the Buford School of Ballet's production of Sleeping Beauty. How sweet! We went to the 12:00pm performance. All of the little ballerinas were cute and did well!

My favorites of the dancers were the Ruby Fairy, the Bluebird, and the witch. The Ruby Fairy was not only an accomplished dancer, but was very good in helping the little ballerinas when they had lost their way on stage :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Great Crochet Giveaway!

There is a great crochet giveaway going on! Lucky winner will receive two crocheted coasters, a bath set, 140 yard skein of handspun bamboo yarn, and a $10 gift certificate.

Go here for more details: http://www.createcrochet.blogspot.com/

Contest on You Can Quilt This!

You Can Quilt This is holding a contest to win Electric Quilt 6. Check it out here http://www.YouCanQuiltThis.com

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Etsy Day!

It's Happy Etsy Day!

Hope all my fellow etsians are having good days, especially Team NorGa, Georgia Etsy Street Team, and Craft Athens members!

Reminder: Athens Craftextravaganzaa is May 2nd and 3rd.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Garden Time!

Picked the first spinach Sunday, it is awesome!

We transplanted 72 lettuce plants today. Tomorrow will start some kale, Swiss chard, and more spinach. And we had our first garden sale!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Team Norga around the blogs

Check out these Team Norga members and what they've been up to......

Foxy G Knits is the Friday feature at The Post-It Place http://thepost-itplace.com/?p=1955

Easter Eggselence Treasury on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=49927

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easter Challenge!

Team Norga's Easter Challenge is up! Please go to http://etsynorthgeorgia.com/ and vote on your favorite item. You could win a fabulous prize package! Hurry, voting ends April 7th.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

DING! Deals in North Georgia!

It's time for the weekly Team Norga sale on Etsy. The Plaid Polka Dot will be offering free shipping on all items purchased between 5pm and 10pm on Sunday, March 29, 2009.

Come by and check it out http://www.etsy.com/chat.php?room_id=DING_Deals_In_North_GA

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rainy Day in Georgia

Rainy day here in North Georgia. So far, the garden has not washed away.....

I went to my first class for Hoopsisters Block of the Month, which is a quilt that you create block by block using your embroidery machine. The class meets once a month for 10 months at For The Love Of Stitches in Athens. I think this is going to be a fun project. Now I just have to pick the colors for my quilt. Maybe I can find enough in my stash and won't need to go fabric shopping. Then, what fun is not going shopping for quilt fabric????

I am stitching Easter treat bag toppers for A's pre-K class. I got the design from Embroidery Garden (www.embroiderygarden.com) The design is neat, but takes a while since I can only stitch one at a time on my embroidery machine due to hoop size limitations. So far, I have made 6, that leaves 14 to go!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

DING! Deals in North Georgia!

It's time for DING! Deals in North Georgia!

North Georgia Etsy team members weekly sale. Join us now for special deals!


The Ides of March

Many thanks to the Elachee Nature Center for making AJD's 5th birthday special! The naturalist assigned to our group was excellent with the children.

Rainy day here, catching up on custom orders and laundry. Will also start some more seeds for the garden later today.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Artfire store

Finally got some items in my artfire store. I really need to get some better pictures.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I joined Artfire today. Hopefully I'll get some listings up this weekend. I really need to do a better job of promoting if I want to some day be able to quit my day job :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

DING! Deals in North Georgia!

It's time for DING! Deals in North Georgia! This is a weekly feature from the NorGA Etsy Street Team. Participating members will have a chat room in Etsy, and will be having various sales in their Etsy shops!

Don't miss out! But if you miss out this week, check back next week!

Sale will be from 5pm - 10pm today.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Upcoming events

Cotton Patch Quilt Guild will hold its quilt show March 6 - 8, 2009 at the Oconee Civic Center in Watkinsville, Georgia. There will be lots of quilts to see, vendors, and the boutique to take home handmade treasures! Admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for children.

A's birthday is March 15. We will be celebrating at Elachee Nature Center. Should be a fun time had by all.