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MMMMmmmm Candy.

 Last month, my little sissy went off to college... so slowly but surely, I have been having fun little goodies show up at her dorm... A nice little pick me up surprise to put a smile on her face... The most recent one *so far* has been from one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE shops... Vintage Confections. We have been long time fans since hubby and I got married back in July of 2009... We had her make us these AMAZING red skull suckers for our candy table & favors, and they were the perfect touch.  They are shown below in the bottom right hand corner. I swear these suckers alone were the reason for the happiness of my youngest boy, Zavery... If I had to guess I would say he had 3-5 of them... and they are huge super sweet suckers... and he loved every minute of it. And his red candy stains lips and face perfectly coordinated with the wedding :) Well, last month I was cruising Etsy *as usual* and searching for goodies for my Mustache obsessed sister... when I came across my old friend Vintage Confections... and what is THE COOLEST mustache goodie I have ever seen... the mustache sucker... and even better yet - they were on sale!!! We got 12 custom suckers for $10 and shipping.  You get to choose your color & your flavor... and we went with black suckers and blueberry flavor. They were a huge hit... my sister was SO excited. She immediately sent me a picture of her (right) and her friend Katie (left) enjoying they sugary goodness. So I just wanted to take a second to say a huge thank you to my friend behind Vintage Confections...  for putting out such amazing treats for us all to enjoy... They are SO SO busy right now that custom orders are taking a bit... BUT if you're in a hurry, she just started an awesome ready to ship section for all your impulsive candy needs :) So stop by and try some new treats! And be sure to tell her RockerByeBaby sent you :) Remember... life is "sweet" :)
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Wordless Wednesday: Making Ornaments

Some of you heard last week, but the other day we learned that one of the boxes that got left behind, was the ornaments box :( Now, this breaks my heart... and I was super upset about it, but I am moving forward... so Im not going to mention that it had zaq's 30 year old first baby ornament, the boys' first ornaments, all 4 of my collectors edition Nightmare before Christmas stockings, etc. etc etc. Im not going to mention any of that stuff... it'll make me bitter. *head/desk* Anyways... in an attempt to pull out of the funk I was in, I loaded up the boys and we headed to the craft store for supplies... paper, glue, paints, "blue balls" as Izzaq said... and clips. Rushed back to the house... and made our own ornaments. It was lots of fun, and here is a sneak peak into what we did. I have more to make but when I finish, ill take a picture of all of them together :)

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Favorites Friday: Houndstooth...

mmmm I love a good black & white houndstooth... did you see the blanket I made the other day? It sold out in about 3 hours, lol I LOVED it... and had to keep one for myself in case we ever get a little girl :)
So with my love of houndstooth and the new (and now gone) blanket... I thought Houndstooth was the perfect choice for this weeks favorites friday :) Enjoy! As always - if any of you amazing sellers would like to host a review & giveaway let me know! We would love to have you!Thanks!

#1: Mariforssell - Unisex Stash iPad / Netbook Messenger Bag
#2: BrookeVanGoryDesigns - The Fundamental Tote Style Diaper Bag - Houndstooth
#3: Cantaloupe Corner - Houndstooth Ships Ahoy Applique Creeper
#4: Smarmy - Grayscale Patchwork Armwarmers
#5: PolkaDotsMoonBeans - Checked Out (throw Pillow)
#6: Small Threads - OctoStache Adult Shirt
#7: RedBirdRoadDesigns - Houndstooth Coasters
#8: Oatmeallacedesign - Horse & houndstooth Amanda clutch.
#9: GadgetGlamour - iPod iTouch Case
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Favorites Friday: The Guitar Shirt

There are so many different versions of the guitar shirt out there... I have been a bit inspired today to show a handful of the MANY different ways we etsy sellers have designed our own version of the Guitar Shirt... I think its time we highlight a few... :)

Please take the time to click & enlarge the photo to see some of the amazing details)

#1: Boutique Lucky Stars - "Your little rockstar will love the comfort of this Boutique Lucky Stars 100% organic cotton guitar t shirt. With a vintage look and feel, the guitar is fused onto shirt and top stitched for added durability." I Totally love this one... not only is it eco friendly - its SO CUTE! I love the use of the 2 different fabrics.

#2: RocknRags - "White cotton short sleeve bodysuit with cotton appliqued guitar (fused to prevent fraying). Guitar is cotton, black with PINK, gray and white dots or YELLOW, gray and white dots" Super cute... super simple... and I love the fat zig-zag stitch!

#3: RockerByeBaby - "Its a white with red or turquoise and hot pink Ringer t-shirt... and then I designed and hand cut the guitar applique.... using Robert Kaufman Sugar & Spice fabric... But that wasn't enough...
I added grommets to the body, and strung it up with some turquoise ribbon. *Grommets will be in the color silver* Frayed the edges... and gave it 3 rounds of wiggly jiggly stitches. And now - it really is the perfect combo of Sugar & Spice..." I loved this design... and was super proud of it. As of right now I am STILL the only one doing it with grommets & ribbon :)

#4: Sweet3LeafPrints: "A truly unique EARTHY Electric GUITAR for that special Earthy toddler boy (or girl)! Leaves are Printed in black and blue for fantastic visual effect. Tee says "I Rock" - made from hand cut eco-friendly felt letters. Fused and machine stitched on for durablity." This guitar is so detailed I swear you could take it off the shirt and play it! Its felted under the fabric as well as felt lettering!

#5: BubbleKidShop: "The Jam Session T is made on a 100% cotton, sweatshop-free American Apparel shirt in black. The appliqué is made from fabric reclaimed from another garment and is hand-stitched with white embroidery thread." i LOVEEE this shirt... Its such a feminine way to do a usually masculine shirt.

#6: RessicaJachel: "This rock n' roll Gerber Onesies® brand features three awesome guitar appliques! They will be top stitched with coordinating thread for extra durability." Super duper cute and simple trio of guitars from the Michael Miller Groovy Guitar fabric.

#7: WideEyedMusings: "Shirts are new, and have been washed once for best adherence of the applique. Appliques are designed to fray slowly as a unique and very Euro style! All designs are hand sketched and cut, fused on and machine stitched with coordinating thread." Can we say... amazing!? WOW! A super amazing guitar applique
with lots and lots of stitching details. It looks perfectly sewn!

#8: DameStarBaby: "Each of our guitars is unique, made with an assortment of new and recycled fabrics, silver strings and shell buttons. Yours might not look exactly like this one but we promise it will be just as cute." Possibly the coolest guitar shirt ever made... the buttons and strings make it AWESOMEEEE!!

#9: Vintage Lucys: "Appliqued flame guitar for your little rebels. ~Heat bonded machine stitched applique" Vintage Lucys is totally one of my fav shops. We bought something for my MIL there for xmas. She has all the Rockabilly goodies baby will need :)
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Favorites Friday: Unicorns & Yeti's (some mature content)

Why pick just one theme... when I could pick two... This weeks theme was picked with the help of my girl Glam, and inspired by the tshirt in slot number 5 :) Thanks for peeking!

(as always, click the link to enlarge... also - all items are linked up directly below)

#1) Shadovnia - A punk Rock unicorn? I didn't even know there was such a thing... and now I found this little guy and I am in LOVE... could it be any cuter with his little fishnet, leopard spikes, & Anarchy tattoo?
#2) HoldenTees - now, usually I am all up to date on the cute etsy shops, but this one is new to me... and SO cute. I totally love the yeti design... so so cute. and i have always loved shirts that feature a screen & an applique... cool texture. LOVE IT!
#3) Aimoobaroo - These might be cuteness overload... in the best way possible... can you imagine a ranbow print dress with this cute little glittery buttons!? Omg, i might just throw up rainbows, lol
#4) Plushshroom Soup- How do you up the cool factor of a Yeti? Make it a Zombie Yeti... loving the plushie buy not the Yeti? They have unicorns too:) Best of all, theyre from Minneapolis... ahh MInneapolis i miss you so, Ill be home to visit soon, i hope ;)
#5) Sir Mitchell - Not Just a unicorn... not just a yeti... but a tattoo'd unicorn being help by a yeti, while riding a vespa... can we say awesome? Yes, yes we can...
#6) LoveandaSandwhich - I remember sending the link to these little Yetis to Glam awhile beck... They are just TOO stinkin cute... 3 inches "small" and you can pick pink, blue or yellow. *mental note, i love the little nipples, LOL!*
#7) DevaniWeaver - The Unicorn Tunic... catching flack all over the blog world... well. I guess I should give my input *as if anyone really cares, haha* Would I wear it, no... but theres alot of beautiful things out there in this world that I wouldn't wear... unless its black... or white... or kawaii... or an old band tshirt (also usually black) I dont wear much... so all the people ripping her design apart should take a step back and see if THEY have style... and then see why it is that anyone cares about THIER option... cuz they probably dont, just like you dont care about mine ;) But back to the point, would I wear it? No, but can I appreciate the detail? totally. Its hand painted... and then quilted... the Dress has a nice shape... and the hair? So creative... So, lets just all back off and let the girl do her thing... p.s. wanna be wow'd? Check out this monster dress... So cool. Or the Gumball dress!? Genius... she should be making kids clothes. THAT would sell and much less dramatically, lol
#8) Funky Farm House - omg omg omg... so cute... i am in LOVE with this photo... and of course the super cute Yeti's! You can get either Blue or Pink... they're hand sewn with cute little button eyes and a pocket on the butt. CUTE CUTE CUTE!
#9)VulvaLoveLovely Alright - last but not least... for many... for me, im conflicted. Im 100% supportive being eco friendly... Im doing my best to save energy... cloth diaper... reuse, and now recycle... i use eco detergent, started shopping Organic... blah blah blah but this is one area i just can't latch on to. Now, for those of you that ARE into reusing of Menstual Pads, you need these... rainbow unicorns... on your pads... with a pretty pearl snap. my favorite part "These pads are made of soft flannel to keep your vagina warm and comfy throughout your period." haha I need a warm comfy vag.. maybe its time to try it!
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