Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!!
Thank you to EVERYONE for an amazing year.  I wish all the best for all of you in 2013.
A special thank you to my Mom, my family, my boyfriend and friends for supporting me during this very crazy year. I'm starting to it ever NOT crazy?
I hope Santa was good to all of you, and you got what you needed and what you asked for. It's been one heck of a year.  I hope I continue to make things you enjoy,  and inspire you to do something you love, just as much as I love doing this.
I want to dedicate this past years successes to Millie.  Just wasn't the same Christmas without you.
Here are some of my holiday pics. 
The coolest bookmark I've ever seen, oh and some stuffing being made for Christmas Dinner :)

My boyfriend and his very particular present wrapping

Mom knows me well..a pin cushion and pins.  You can never have enough!

Thank you for another amazing year. 
Stay tuned in the next couple days for my sleeping mask tutorial!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pillow Perfection

I wanted to share with you this awesome piece that a customer finished.  She ordered the pillow and later chose lyrics to write on it.  It turned out awesome! The pillow case is a perfect neutral colour and the buttons from The Hickory Tree finish it off just right.  You can find any size and colour you could possibly want.  They are so versitile and add the perfect pop to any item. 

I think she did an amazing job and love the pictures she sent me after!
Here is something else I used the buttons on:
It worked perfectly with the pop of coral.  Plus, how cute is that bird sitting on the back of the elephant!?
The last couple of weeks have been busy.  I've kind of put my shop on the back burner while I concentrate on work and getting all my shopping done.  I have been working on some new inventory that I can't wait to get up on the shop. 
Well, only a couple short days until Christmas.  I've been working hard getting all my gifts done and wrapped.  Now I'm just excited for everyone to open them!
Hope you get the time to relax over the holidays.  I'll talk to you all on Tuesday to wish you a Merry Christmas.  Until then, enjoy the selection of great Christmas movies on TV. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sleep Well My Darlings..

The countdown is officially on! Only a short 10 days until Christmas.  I'm suprised to say that I've made a nice little dent in my Christmas shopping.  I don't usually find myself saying this so many days before.
I'm excited to start over fresh in January.  I'm going to really work on myself.  I think that's a good resolution.  I'm also going to put a lot more focus into my business, make a couple of changes I think.  Maybe tackle some goals I have for HASinspiration.  I have so many ideas for some inventory and I can't WAIT to start them.  All I wanted this to be was a hobby where I simply kept up with my inventory and worked on it once in awhile.   From all the success and support I've had from this, I want to take that and just run with it as fast as I can.
Sometimes, I'm sitting at work and all of a sudden -- ideas pop into my head. It takes everything I have to not grab my purse and jump into the car.  So when work ends, you can usually find me plopped down at my sewing machine, working away.  Sometimes those ideas don't work out..but sometimes I'm so in love with the result that I have to keep working.  If I could sew in my sleep, I probbaly would.  This is exactly what happened early this week..and idea popped into my head and I ran with it.  I am SOOOO in love with these guys that I haven't stopped making them since I first sat down.  The possibilities are endless.

Sleeping masks!! There is a little bit of something for everyone.  I got thinking to myself that something like this would be perfect for your bridesmaids! Think about's the perfect gesture after they've been working away to make sure that your special day is just right.  Plus, it's a great way to use up that extra fabric you have lying around.  I'm even thinking of doing a tutorial on these bad boys, they are so easy! I'm in love with every single one of them, they turned out exactly how I wanted them too, which doesn't always happen.  They aren't up for sale just yet but stay tuned! If you have any inquiries, I'd be happy to make some up special just for you.
I really hope you like them! Maybe you can catch some extra shut eye to keep up with the hustle and bustle of this time of the year. 
Now for some easy listening on this lovely morning..


Friday, December 7, 2012


The year is coming to an end.  For the past couple of days, I've been thinking "WHERE the heck did the year go!?"  Maybe you are reflecting on the year that you had, maybe you aren't.  I think that it is important to reflect on what you accomplished and what you didn't.  Maybe you can move those things forward to 2013.  Personally for me, 2012 can frig off.  Straight up.  I was browsing the web this morning and I came across this saying...I couldn't have put it any better myself.  When times get tough, you have to remember that it all happens for a reason.
What's in store for you next year?? Do you have any resolutions? 
I plan to expand my business.  It's been a great year for business, especially at this time of the year.   I've said this before, but I never thought I'd be here right now.  I'm going to be adding new items to my inventory and expanding my horizons, so to speak.  I can't wait to bring new textures and colours into my shop.
It was also that time of the year for the always amazing One of a Kind Show.  It's amazing to see what people can create and it's very inspiring.  I came back with a few ideas of my own, and obviously re-sparked my dream to one day be apart of it.  We spent the day bouncing from vendor to vendor and enjoying all the new things out this year.  I picked up a new pillow and I am just in love with it.  It's the perfect touch to my bedroom. 
I decided earlier this year that I wanted to support handmade for Christmas 2012.  I am trying to buy and make as many handmade gifts as I can.  It just makes it that much more personal.  I'm not the only one thinking this! My yoga eye pillows with lavender have been a huge hit this season! So on that note, I decided to take up knitting.  Unfortunatley I can't tell you just yet what it will be, I don't want to spoil the suprise! I'll have to show you after I give it as the gift!   Here is the beginning of it;
I'm already in love with it, and thanks to my mom for taking the time to show me.  And then taking the time to take it apart and fix my rather big mistakes.  OOPS!  O well, practice makes perfect.
Hope your Christmas Shopping is going well! There is still time to stop by HASinspiration and pick out some pretties for someone special in your life.