Friday, June 29, 2012

2,000 Fan Appreciation Special Giveaway!

Whoo will win?
Open Friday June 29th 8p.m. EST
Closes Sunday July 1st at 8p.m. EST
To be offical and keep your info private please use this Entry Form.
Thanks and good luck!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer is Here!

My favorite time of year is summer-the weather, fun day trips, the beach, spending time with friends, cook-outs, fire pits, s'mores, ahhh.  What are some of your favorite summer time activities?

The summer also gives me more time to get those creative juices going.  Nothing better than a rainy day stuck inside because then I get to spend the day sewing!  That’s where these guys came from…

My newest creation is putting my owls on shirts.  I love seeing the owls come to life on a shirt and I must say kids look super cute in them!  Below are some summer owls and shirts that I made recently.  If you want one for yourself or child just let me know I would be happy to accommodate your requests. 

Stay tuned for 2,000 fan appreciation giveaway!  One lucky person will get their own XL owl plushie.  Only 10 fans away!  Spread the word.  Thanks for all your support.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day-Hurray!!

Some of you may not know that I am a K-5 Technology Teacher 3 days a week and one of my favorite subjects to teach is environmental science.  This year I am even more excited to teach it thanks to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.  This book can be used for any grade because of all the messages buried inside its pages.  I also highly recommend the movie, my 4 year old and I loved it.  The movie carries a very powerful message as well, "Let it Grow!"

As we are approaching Earth Day I thought I would take a moment to share some activities and websites that I use with my students and daughter.  Since I have so many I am going to limit it to some of my favorites.

Websites to visit:
  • Make a truffula tree using pipe cleaners and pom-poms.
  • What would you say if you could speak for the trees?
  • The Lorax Activity Book by Energy Star
  • Get a Daily Lorax Activity
  • Make an Earth Day Flag
  • Do a clean-up outside-pick up trash, weed, etc.
  • Plant a tree, garden, etc.
  • My daughter and I usually spend the day having a picnic lunch and picking up trash at the public playground near our house.  Every little bit helps!  Hope you find this information useful and enjoy your Earth Day!
    My daughter with the Truffula trees she made.

    Monday, March 5, 2012

    Here comes Peter Cottontail...Easter Giveaway

    This isn't quite the winter I imagined, so far no snow, no snow days, not even a delay!  My daughter is so bummed she didn't get to build a snowman or a snow angel.  The recent mild weather has me ready for spring, so I guess I am over the no snow blues.  The weather has also motivated me to create some new critters for spring...

    Mini Bunny
    Mini Bunny
    Pink Rocker Minky Bunny
    NEW Ballerina Owls
    All the new critters would be perfect for an Easter basket!  Not to mention a great gift for all those spring baby showers.  A favorite bunny from last year that I created after my first pet bunny was Dusty. 
    Returning Favorite-Dusty!

    Don't miss out on your chance to win a Dusty in time for Easter!  All you have to do is visit La Fleur de Mon Coeur Boutique (she has the most precious newborn accessories and photo props ever) and read the rules.  There are so many other talented boutiques giving away items, make sure to check them all out.  Best of luck to you!  Can't wait to see who Dusty goes home with.

    Today also marks my 2 year anniversary of selling on Etsy!  To celebrate please use coupon code MARCH05 this week to get 20% off your purchase.  Maybe use it on a new mini bunny or ballerina owl!

    Saturday, February 18, 2012

    Buy Handmade this Easter!

    Tutus and Tea Parties always has such fun things going on like linky parties, shopping guides, pinterest parties, giveaways not to mention all the wonderful DIY craft ideas.  Stop by their blog and I am sure you will be hooked and find something you are interested in.  Right now for those celebrating Easter, why not shop handmade this year using Tutus and Tea Parties Handmade Easter shopping guide?  Check it out below...Hoppy Shopping! 

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Pinterest Advice Needed

    Hope everyone is having a good week!  Happy Australia Day to those living down under!  Well, I have caught up on orders and am looking forward to finally tackling my sewing room. 

    We moved last summer and I couldn't wait to have my own space to sew and scrapbook.  The room finally got painted and now it is time to set it up and organize.  I have put it off far too long.  The hard part is where to put everything and the set-up will be key to maximize my space especially when my daughter wants an art table in there for her to do arts and crafts with mommy or while mommy sews.  All this being said, I thought I could get some ideas from Pinterest.  I am new to Pinterest and could use any help or suggestions you are willing to give. 

    In the meantime, I plan to use my creativity to create new Valentine, St. Patty's Day, and Easter Owls for my Etsy shop and Simply Charmed Boutique.  I am full of ideas and have a book full of sketches that are just dying to get out and turned into plush owls!

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

    The New Year is Here!

    Well it looks like I am not meeting my goal of blogging more often.  I guess you just can’t do it all and when life gets busy it leaves less time for this.  Maybe the New Year will bring about more posts and now tweets.  I finally joined Twitter (@tzburps) and Pinterest (TZ Burps).
    I am excited to share that TZ Burps is off to a great start so far in 2012.  I hope to keep the momentum going.  Only 10 more sales away from 200 and my shop’s 2 year anniversary on Etsy is March 5th.  My goal is to reach 200 sales by March 5th.  My new favorite product to make are the bubo owls, they seem to be the right size and price.  You will be able to enter to win a free customized bubo owl starting Monday at RockerByeBaby’s blog.  I have also enjoyed making the mini owls/birds.  20 of them just went on a journey to Canada for a 1 year old’s birthday party!  You can enter to win your choice of mini owl or bird at Lindsey’s Fluff n Stuff on Facebook from now until Feb 1st.  Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and TZ Burps has a lot of new items ready to ship for the special day, so make sure to check out the Etsy shop.  Thanks again for being such great supporters and here’s to a hooteriffic 2012!