Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Police Gear Website review

How many of you know that my baby brother is a Police Officer? Yep. He went to college, got his degree and got on the police force in Kansas, and has been there ever since, moving up all along the way, can you tell I'm a little proud!

So being the ever loving sister that I am, when someone sent me a link to a Police Gear website, I had to check it out. Right now, when you buy a tactical holster you get a tactical hat free. Aside from that, everything is listed below retail pricing, so that makes you feel good about buying from them.

I'm going to finish surfing around the website, because it looks really good, and I may have to put in a call to my sister-in-law and see if she knows about the site, and if there is anything that my brother needs, espically since he recently had a birthday, I can always justify spending money if it was from someone elses birthday!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Handknitted Fancy Fur Scarf

As you can see, I have been working hard and have a new item to add to the "a TAMM creation" line.

This is a wonderfully soft, Fancy Fur scarf. The yarn I used was made by lion Brand, and was called Fancy Fur. This particular one is black, with kernels of purple, blue, navy and turquiose throughout.

The scarf is 42 inches in length and 4 inches in width, which makes it a nice length that both adults and children can wear. Both my daughter and I tried it on last night and like the length on me, wouldn't get into anything, hit about mid-chest, and on my daughter it hung longer and just looked so nice.

As you can see, although this is not the greatest model picture, we had someone else that just had to get into the picture too, but it looks great.

I have limited amounts of this yarn right now, unless I can find more somewhere, but it seems this confettie type of Fancy Fur is not being carried where I shop, so unless I find it online and at a good price, I am limited to the TWO scarves i have listed on

The scarf is listed at $14.00 with FREE SHIPPING in the US, only $1.00 ships it to Canada. Time involved in making this, just over three hours.

I have some more of the yarn, but it is in the process of becoming a matching purse! I have had this idea for a knitted purse for a long time now, and I loved this yarn, so I decided to go for it and make the matching purse. Not sure how long it will be before it comes out, as there is no pattern for this purse, it is all in my head, but I am looking forward to it coming out!

Thanks for checking out what I have to offer!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Just Expressing Myself

Okay, so you know that sometimes I visit the Smorty site, if you are wondering there is a link to them in the sidebar, but they advertise to have opportunities for you to review a website or product, write a review and get paid for it, but they almost never have any paid posts available. Not long ago they started this non-paid thing called blog exchange, you write a review of someones blog on your blog and they are in turn suppose to write one on you. So far I have written four on other people and only gotten two written on me.

Well, I decided to visit again today and got a good one. The site is subtitled Just Expressing Myself Opinions, Thoughts, and Creative Writing. You know, something I can get into.

So I go, and I am not expecting much, because you know past experience hasn't lead me to find anything really good up until now, but I really liked this blog. The first post I read was their experience with Smorty on doing this blog exchange, and then they proceeded to talk about a variety of things, not all one topic, so it wasn't boring, in fact it was pretty fun to read. I think I might just have to add them to my list of blogs to read!

Thanks and check them out!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Newest additions to the TAMM line

We have offically entered the "Barbie" Phase of life here in our house, and in honor of that, and more importantly by request of my daughter (and model), Maeve, I have added to the TAMM line.

This is a hand-knitted bedroom set for a Barbie house.
It consists of a hand-knitted double Barbie blanket. What is a double blanket, well, it is a blanket that will cover two Barbies nicely. As my daughter got FIVE Barbies for her birthday and only one bed, she requested that they get to sleep together, so a Double Barbie Blanket. Also in the set is a double barbie pillow, hand-knitted and stuffed for maxium comfort.
This set it done is a very pretty light blue, white and lavender verigated yarn.

As a bonus for my daughter, and since there wasn't much yarn left, I made this cute little hand-knitted halter dress for the Barbie. It is done in the same verigated yarn.
I am going to be adding these to the "a TAMM creation" line for sale, and I have a number of yarns to do these with at home, so if you have a Barbie girl in your house that needs dressing, let me know and I can make up your favorite colors.

The other idea that has come to my head involves this cute little halter dress, it was really easy to make, and I didn't have a pattern, but I am thinking with a really soft, lightweight cotton, I could make this into a top for my daughters! Now it would take little time to make it, but I think I am going to try it!

So tell me what you think? Do you like them? Oh....all Barbie accessories will be on sale with FREE shipping.
Would you buy a hand-knitted halter top for your daughter?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Top Chef Chicago - April 30

Top Chef Chicago
April 30th Episode

Find my blog post about this episode on my new blog....

All of the regular posts will be on that blog, this blog will become my business and creation focused blog.