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Weekend Wrap - 8/30/2010

I had so much fun this weekend!  Ms. Diva and I spent a lot of time in the pool.  My little bro made it to Texas for a two week vacation.  The music for church service went very smoothly, and we did Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun version (I play violin, and hubby plays guitar and sings on the Praise Team).  I got some craft time in, and got both the Book Reviews I had pending posted and turned in (Forgotten and Captured By Grace).  Just in time, since I have three historical fictions on their way from Bethany House Publishers, LOL!  All in all a good weekend.

Now, for the coincidence (God's way of staying anonymous) of the weekend.  My mom and I went to go shopping on Saturday.  I needed to get supplies to make more Stay-Put-Towels, and we stopped at the Super Wal-Mart completely by accident (we did continue on and stop at Hobby Lobby, Sam's Club, and another Wal-Mart).  They didn't have the item I was planning to buy there (of course not, LOL), but I decided to buy some stabilizer there since that Wal-Mart still has a fabric cutting counter.  While waiting for my turn to have the fabric cut, I noticed that the lady in front of me was cutting fabric that I had previously purchased.  Being the ever curious craft I am, I asked what she was using it for.  Turns out that she has an Etsy shop, and makes BooBoo Rice Bags.  We had a great conversation about Etsy, and different issues with having a store on-line through Etsy.  I truly believe that God placed me in that store to have that conversation.  Isn't cool how He can do something that personal for me?  Now, I am just that much closer to taking the plunge and getting an Etsy store open.

Check out how to put your own image by your web address. See the pretty purple flowers?  Soooooooo easy!  Create Your Own Favicon (the official name for that bit of html code)

Posts planned for this week:
More Giveaway Links
How-To: Getting your craft on, tips to make more in an organized, time-saving way.
More finished product photos (I just keep making these keyfobs you see, LOL)
Also, in progress photos of the new Stay-Put Towels currently in production.
Five Question Friday (as always:))

Here is a picture preview from the How-To post. 

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