Oct 29, 2008

faux food

So for a while now I have been super intrigued by an amazing craft idea that Im not sure too many people have seen or heard of. 

Its felt food.

Its really actually pretty incredible what can be done with felt and velcro. I was thinking of making some little sets for my kids and possibly selling them on my site. If I ever get it up and running! 
I was looking around today at a few sites that sold felt foods, to get some ideas, and I came across this one.  Its completely in chinese..or Japanese, Im not sure. But the woman is a total master. I couldn't believe some of the stuff she has come up with. The whole time I was looking around I was freaking out. It was pretty funny. The Man probably thinks I am insane.

" Thats great Ash, fake food...cool..." * eyes roll*

Anyway, you should all check it out. Especially you tatiana, you were wanting to make some too. And I totally love your idea of having a homemade Christmas. That sounds like so much fun. And a lot more true to the season. My kids have just started asking for things and saying, " I wish I had all of that!" We don't have a T.V, so they aren't too bad with it yet. But we do teach them to be grateful for what they do have!

If you guys come across any more ideas, maybe in english, or any cool books, let me know!!

Oct 24, 2008

Sometimes life calls for a little more balls..

(Sorry if the title offends, but it needed a little ooomph.)

I don't usually like to discuss politics or issues that I feel strongly about on public forums. Heck, I don't really like to do it in private either. I'm not very good with confrontation and I don't like to offend or upset people. I like us all to get along. ;-) But there are a few things I don't agree with and will say it to anyone, any time. The first is if any one messes with my kids or gets in the way of the things I believe and teach them to be right and true. I believe marriage is ordained by God to be between a man and a woman. I don't believe that schools should teach our children anything that doesn't have to do with reading, writing or arithmetic's. You know what I mean.

I saw this video on my friends blog and like her, I really like the way this guy approaches the issue. 

So here it is, my stance....take it or leave it.

(press pause on my music player first!)

Oct 23, 2008

Ashleighs first attempt...

At a pillowcase dress! =-)

It actually didn't turn out to bad considering its two inches shorter than its supposed to be and not quite wide enough to be considered a pillowcase dress. I'd say it was more of a pillowcase tunic...

I do give props to myself however because I measured it all out, ( I just forgot I needed to fold down the top a few times to make a casing for the ribbon, thats where I lost my two inches!) and my stiches were pretty darn straight and it actually fits! So yeah for me!

This one is really the size dress I would make for an 18-24 month old, but it works really great for a shirt in the 2t range. 

It does need a little ironing though. And note to self...pinking shears.

I got gas...

At 2.60 a gallon last weekend!! Yeah!!!

Anyone else have any better prices?

Oct 16, 2008

And the Weiner is....

Ha Ha!

Sorry this is one day late, life is busy!

Anyway, thank you again all who participated . You all came up with brilliant ideas!
I have thought them all over carefully and I have finally decided on the name:

SassyFrass Kids
A little bit of sass, a whole lot of fun!

So that would make the winner:
  The one and only Misses Zan Taylor!  YEA!!

Although, I must say its a little like cheating because she is so incredibly talented in her own crafty right and she just has an amazing gift for such things, so go check out her site for beautiful handcrafted goodness for your babies. Too cute for words!
So Zanadoo, email me your address and I will send you the cutest headband I can muster! You can let your girls wear it or steal it for yourself, or both! ;-)

I do have one more prize I want to hand out. I wasn't originally going to do this, but the name this girl came up with was so funny, I just kept laughing! ( Im even giggling to myself as I write...!) 
So to Tatiana Townsend, who came up with the name:
Boobs and Bows!

Ha Ha Ha!!  Send me your address and I will send you a surprise!

Thanks to everyone again and keep your eye out for SassyFrasskids.com coming soon!

Oct 14, 2008


What a response!  I want to thank everyone for their help. You guys came up with some awesome and creative names. I appreciate the support and participation!  I'm going to take all of the names now and seriously deliberate. ;-)

I will announce the winner tomorrow, so check back to see if its you! And to find out the next exciting step in Ashleigh's journey toward entrepreneurial success!!
You are all the best!

Oct 12, 2008

This is why I married him..

I got one more suggestion from the man..

"hey, you can call it.."At Least Its Not Poop!!"

See why I desperately need your help? ;-)

Oct 11, 2008

Three more days..

Im feeling a little lull here ladies..any more ideas? Try some one word names, names with fruit in them, names that are crazy and off the wall, names that don't have the word " bow" in them...:-) I know you are all creative out there!!!

Oct 7, 2008

Contest time!

Alright ladies, I mentioned earlier that I am starting my own business and when you start your own business you have to have a really awesome name thats super cute and easy for everyone to remember. Unfortunatly, I can't think of one! ;-) Actually I can think of a ton, but none that I really like. And forget asking The Man for ideas: 

Suggestion 1: How about "hair things?" 
Me: Um no...
Suggestion 2: Ok, " headbands?" 
Me: Obviously thats what they are..but not a very cute or catchy name. And thats not all I make, sooooo no..
Suggestion 3: Why don't you use the first letter of each of our kids names? 
Me: SEL? Well, that is what I am trying to do, but I don't thinks so hun..thanks anyway...

He came up with a few more, but I will spare you the gruesome details! 

So here's where you all come in. I am going to hold a contest to see who can come up with the best name for Ashleighs new business!  The winner will receive a handmade reversable headband thats super cute and made by me! Don't worry if you don't have any little girls, they are for adults and children! They look so good with a ponytail, when your hair is all done up, or just to stick in when you don't feel like doing it! Very versitile.

This one is pink on one side
And brown with pink and white flowers on the other side.
Pink polka dots and the other side is black with white polka dots.
So, here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment with your name ideas, you can leave as many as  you want.

2. At this time I am selling the headbands ( reversable) in three different sizes. The ones shown here are the 1 1/2 inch and the size you will win. They are made with soft grosgrain ribbon and stretchy hairbands , so they fit comfortably without sliding and are soft enough to wear all day without hurting your head! I am also selling interchangeable coordinating bows that can fit on the head band or can be worn alone. ( as shown in the first pic)  I will soon be selling little girl dresses, tutu onesies and little girl T's with interchangeable bows, nursing covers, and anything else cute I come across and might be able to make. So keep that in mind when thinking of names. ;-)

3. Anyone can play, even if you've never been to my site before! So tell your friends and have them tell theirs! 

4. I will keep the contest open from now until the 14th. Thats one week, so think of as many names as possible!

5. Keep it short and sweet, no long complicated names please! An example of  this would be  "Supercalifradulisticexpialidotious Accessories!"  Woah..... And nothing " boutique" either, that sounds to stuffy for my taste, unless it really cute I guess. ( see why I am having a hard time? Maybe I am too picky..)  ;-)

6. Have fun and be creative!

The winner will get to pick any color scheme she ( or he I guess..) would like ( i.e red, green pink, brown etc..) and I can send picks of what I have in those colors. Or you can just trust me to make one for you, I will make it on the spot and send it off. I promise it will be absolutely adorable!

Good luck to everyone and thanks for your help!

Oct 2, 2008


Sorry, can't blog....Im sewing. ;-)

Oct 1, 2008

Arm bling

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You can get one at Handbag Planet!!

Check it out here!!

Something exciting is on the way..

I am getting so excited. I have been making a few things lately ( reversible headbands, hair clips and bows, nursing covers, girly dresses etc.) and have decided to start selling them. So be on the lookout for my new website! Its gonna be good! Now if I could only think of a cute company name...any ideas?