Sunday, May 3, 2009


I will be participating in One Mother of a Craft Show!!

This is a one time only event, the day before Mother's Day. A perfect opportunity to get your mother the handmade gift she will love and you can feel good about supporting local artists!

Independent artists and crafters from the Madison area will offer their handmade wares for your mother's day gift giving needs. There will be jewelry, handmade cards, t-shirts, and plenty more. There will be music, conversation and! What a great way to spend an afternoon! There will also be live musical entertainment!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

We <3 the Zoo!!

Oliver and I went to the zoo twice this week! It was a blast!! The first day we went late in the afternoon and so the monkeys and reptile houses were already closed, it was also a bit chilly, so there were not many other animals out. The only things we saw on the first trip out were a polar bear, seals and flamingos. He also played on the very cool playground they have there and we really enjoyed being outside and having fun. So it wasn't a wasted trip, but I was very glad we went back, because the second day, we saw way more animals! The giraffes, rhinos, monkeys and tiger! And the weather was beautiful! I cant wait to go back next week! =)

Cloud Watching

So on the way to the post office to send out some swaps, I was on the phone with my MIL talking about the clouds moving in and how it looked like it was going to rain so she better get to the store...yada yada yada...anyways Oliver heard us talking about clouds and became totally obsessed, as three year olds often do. When we arrived at the post office he wanted to stay outside and look at the clouds while I went in, I said no way. But on the way back out to the car, when he asked again if we could stop and see the clouds, I figured, why not? We were done with errands, it was pretty nice outside and he was being so cute! So we laid down on the sidewalk right there in front of the post office and enjoyed the pretty clouds. He saw a baby dinosaur shaped cloud and a chicken shaped cloud.

It was the best 10 minutes of the day.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Amazing Brett Dennen!!

I saw this on Ellen last night and fell in love!! He is so fantastic! I love the way he dances!!! =) check him out!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pay It Forward!

Well, more like Craft it Forward, but that's good too, right?! =)

So, the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a handmade gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!

Please make sure I have a way of contacting you so I can get your mailing address.

The only thing I ask is that you participate - meaning you Pay it Forward too, however that may be.


Thank you to Sarita, who I got this idea from =)

Random I know, but I just love this picture of my Mom and Step-Dad! HILARIOUS!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Nude Photos

So yes, I was looking at nude photos on flickr. They were really interesting, artsy and beautiful. I was particularly enjoying the photostream of By The Edges Photography. Melissa, the subject and photographer, is not perfect (duh), but still totally beautiful and sexy. The fact that she has the courage to post these pictures of herself for all to see is very inspiring to me. I don't think I will have the confidence in my own body, or photography skills, to do something like that any time soon. Anyways, back to the point, I couldn't help noticing the note at the top of all her photos:

It says "If you've changed your mind about wanting to see this content, you can ESCAPE - TAKE ME TO THE KITTENS!"

This I found well as after looking through several of her sets, I went back specifically to click on that blue button to see what would happen.
Low and behold, there were...

So...after being inspired and...well, honestly, a little the amazing pictures of Melissa...I completely shifted gears and made several cheesy awww sounds =) and called Oliver over to enjoy the kitties with me. Which he did. And so concluded my nude photo browsing.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Oh how I love Note Cards...

Let me count the ways... =)

I made these to sell in my friend's new hair salon =) may they go quickly so I can make more!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Fabric!

So my 'hubbie' got his tax return back last week and after paying off bills, we decided that (since he doesn't have a car) a bike would be our next big spend. So after days of driving from bike store to bike store and doing prices comparisons, he spent several hundred bucks on a new bike. After that, to my surprise, he decided to take me fabric shopping! Not only did he take me shopping at Joann's for the first time, but he even came in, carried stuff for me, and helped me pick out coordinating fabric! =) It was a nice few hours spent bonding at my favorite store! These fabrics are going to make amazing totes and zippies, I am so super excited! Check my new shop this weekend for new items, I hope to have them up by then!

Insert ::happy dance:: here!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Less than 24 hours!

Is how long it took my new Etsy store to get a sale!!!
Now packed up and ready to fly to MN tomorrow are these babies:

Yeay!! It feels so good!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Big shout out to Jessi, Sarah, Tamsen, Stine & Kasia!!
Welcome to my blog!
Here is a little diddy for favorite swap so far:

I will have to go with the Handbag swap from back in October, simply because my partner made me the most amazing purse ever. She did such a great job creating a bag perfect for me, I love it so much, I have used it everyday since then. In that the weather is getting warmer, it pains me to think about switching to a more springy bag because I love the one she made me so much!! =)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bookmarks are like Craft Crack

Bookmarks, originally uploaded by RoseLynn608.

I started making bookmarks for an owl bookmark swap that I could not resist, I figured, I love making owlie ATCs so bookmarks wouldn't be much different right? Wrong, I got totally hooked. As soon as I finished the few I made for the swap, I kept making more. I went right back to the 'Bot to search for more bookmark swaps that I could do and found this and this. Because I have made so many, I decided to give them away. So...I posted my Facebook status as "Rose wants to know if you use bookmarks (and not the internet ones, the ones for actual books) Let me know! For reals!" and got six responses. So yesterday, six bookmarks went into the mail to those lucky people =) Last night I made four more, and can't wait to make more tonight! =D

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kids in the Rotunda

I took Oliver to this really cool free event they have at the Overture Center for the Arts every Saturday. It was a blast, we had so much fun, we even stayed for the second show. This week it was a yo-yo tricks & juggling guy named Mark Hayward, and Oliver loved it!

I can't wait to go again, this week there's an International Festival with all kinds of performances and arts and crafts, plus Erin has the day off, so we will be able to make it a family trip!
Yeay! =)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sew Your Heart Out

I have a friend who is opening her own hair salon in a few weeks and she has offered me a display to sell my goods. I am very excited about this opportunity to turn my hobby into something more. So I have been doing a ton of preparation. I ordered new business cards and price tags, even ordered fabric labels and had a custom stamp made for my brand.

In order to have plenty of stock as well as a good variety, I decided to just go all out, assembly line style, and pump out dozens of sewn goods. So (fueled by Starbursts, as seen above) I have been in the cutting stage for the past few days, and am excited to be almost ready to start sewing!

It feels pretty good to have this huge stack of fabric just waiting to be sewn into fabulous things! Now I just have to hope that the boy goes to bed at a reasonable time tonight so I can begin the sewing phase of the process. Zippers and buttons beware because I have so many design ideas I am bursting at the seams! (no pun intended =D)

Ok, totally off topic, this fabulous card arrived in the mail today from The Frisky Feather , I love it so much, I am going to frame and hang it next to my craft desk!

It reads: "With enough caffeine, I could rule the world"



Sunday, February 8, 2009

Welcome to the world!

Kenson Michael
2/4/09 9:21 AM
8 lbs 4 oz
19 inches

My dear friend Stef gave birth last week to a beautiful healthy baby boy.

Congrats to her and her family!

Oliver and I cant wait to visit!!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Swap-Bot Gigantic Survey - All About You!

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:

"Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 1 1/2 minutes." (Its a cook book, LOL =D)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can...what do you touch first?

a lamp

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

The Ellen DeGeneres show

4. Without looking, what time is it?


5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?


6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

Ellen =D

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

around 12:30 this afternoon, going to have lunch with my Mother-in-Law for her Birthday

8. What are you wearing right now?

undies and a black tank top

9. What did you dream about last night?

hmm, I don't remember =(

10. When did you last laugh?

a few minutes ago, Ellen is funny =D

11. What's on the walls of the room you're in?

Well, not much (I have not hung things in here yet) just two frames containing collages that I made with two of our favorite music groups in them.

12. What's the most memorable experience you've ever had?

OMG, what a question, I'd have to say giving birth to my son, but the 22 months I spent at Boarding School takes a close second.

13. What's the last film you saw?

Juno (it was on TV last night)

14. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?

Three cars, one for me, one for my man and one for his Mom

15. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change?

The insane lack of compassion for others

16. Do you like to dance?

nope, I love to dance!

17. Imagine your first child is a girl. What would you name her?


18. Boy?

Well, pretending that I don't already have a son named Oliver, next in line for boys names would be Noah.

19. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Consider it? I dream about it!

20. What time did you get up this morning?

I slept in today, until 9:00 am!

21. Diamonds or pearls?

Neither! I love Opals =D

22. What's your favorite TV show?

Hmmm, tie between Grey's Anatomy and Weeds

23. What did you have for breakfast this morning?


24. What's your favorite cuisine?

Well, I love food, but I really like Italian and Japanese (Sushi)

25. What foods do you dislike?

anything spicy

26. What is your favorite chip flavor?

Cool Ranch

27. What's your favorite song at the moment?

aarrgg, I cant pick just one! lets say three way tie between "Love is Free" by Sheryl Crow, "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga and "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

28. What kind of car do you drive right now?

1993 Hyundai Sonata

29. What was your first car?

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

30. Favorite sandwich?

Milios #4 (Turkey, avocado and sprouts etc)

31. What characteristics do you despise?

Dishonesty, mean-spiritedness, ignorance

32. What is your favorite article of clothing?

I don't really like clothes, wouldn't wear them if I didn't have to

33. What color is your bathroom?

Creamish/off white

34. What is your favorite brand of clothing?

don't have one, don't really wear brands, most of my clothes come from thrift stores

35. Where would you/did you retire to?

Hopefully New Orleans

36. Favorite time of the day?

night (I'm a night owl =D hoo)

37. What was your most memorable birthday?

Toss up between my 21st (Me & three great friends hit the town in an old school limo) and my 22nd (my man took me to a Dave Matthews concert and Gavin DeGraw opened!)

38. Where were you born?

Madison Wisconsin

39. What fabric detergent do you use?

Melaleuca (chemical free company)

40. Were you named after anyone?

Yes, my Great Aunt Rose (on my Dad's side) and my Aunt (my Mom's Sister) Lynn

41. Do you wish on stars?

No, but I do wish with turkey wishbones and pennies in fountains, oh and birthday candles

42. When did you last cry?

Oh jeez, I dunno...a few weeks ago probably

43. Do you like your handwriting?

most of the time

44. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you?


45. Are you a daredevil?

Depends on what it is, but usually yes

46. Do looks matter?

Not totally, but I can't deny that they do a bit

47. How do you release anger?

Usually by yelling or hitting pillows

48. What were your favorite toys as a child?

Little People and Trolls

49. What class in high school was totally useless?

Most of them were, but I'd have to say gym (oh how I hated the PE clothes they made us wear!)

50 Favorite movies?

Aww, again, its hard to chose, here are a few:
Kung Fu Panda, Billy Madison, Chicago, Jay & Silent Bob, Juno, Braveheart, Fun with Dick and Jane, American History X

51. What are your nicknames?

Rosie Posie, RoseBear, Rosita Chaquita Banana, Mommie

52. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?


53. Do you think that you are strong?

physically, no; emotionally, definitely

54. What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Phish Food (Ben & Jerry's)

55. What are your favorite colors?

Pink & Lime Green

56. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

my skin, I have terrible acne

57. Who do you miss the most?

My mom (and family) They moved to New Orleans two years ago

58. If you were a crayon what color would you be?


59. Last person you talked to on the phone?

My boyfriend

60. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

Eyes...then butt...then arms (muscles, if there are any)

61. Favorite drink?

I am assuming this is asking about alcoholic beverages, if so then I'd have to say Key Lime Pie Martini or UV Lemonade. And just to cover all the bases, favorite non-alc bev is water.

62. Do you wear contacts?

Not usually, but I do have them, I just choose my glasses instead most of the time

63. Favorite day of the year?

Oh I dont know, maybe Thanksgiving because I love getting together with my family and pigin' out, or maybe my son's Birthday because we always do something fun together

64. Do you prefer your endings happy or sad?

uh, happy...who likes sad endings? Unless its a villain's sad ending I suppose...

65. Winter or summer?

SUMMER! No question there! (I HATE WINTER!!)

66. What is your favorite dessert?

ARRGGG, these questions are hard!! Making me choose...I guess I will go with raspberry cheesecake

67. What book(s) are you reading?

None at the moment, but I am about to start rereading The Red Tent (I have read it about 5 times and like to read it again every couple of years because its so good!)

68. What's the furthest you've been from home?

Paris, in the 5th grade, I went with my family to the celebration the 50th anniversary of D-day because my Grandpa was in one of the first boats to land in Normandy that day

Thursday, January 1, 2009