A Day in the Life of Me and Mine

Wife. Mom. Ambitious Crafter and Cook.

Christmas Stockings November 12, 2012

Filed under: Etsy — cmcoker1 @ 9:11 pm

It’s that time of year again, and I know several people who have already pulled out their Christmas decor and are starting to deck the halls.  Do you know what would make your decorations a little brighter this year?? New stockings.  Come visit my Etsy shop pick out your stockings today!



Newest iPad Sleeve October 18, 2012

Filed under: Etsy,Sewing,What I Made Today — cmcoker1 @ 4:27 pm


Check out the newest iPad sleeve in my Etsy shop!  Great idea for a Christmas gift!



Tag-Along Blanket July 30, 2012

Filed under: Etsy,Sewing — cmcoker1 @ 7:39 pm

When I was a little girl, I used to have a blankie that I carried EVERYWHERE I went.  It wasn’t a very small blanket, but I would drag it behind me upstairs and downstairs in my nightgown.  My Gram told me that she always knew I would one day trip on that blanket, fall down the stairs, and die…morbid, Gram.

But how much safer would my childhood have been if I had a blanket that was more my size.  And how much better would that blanket have been if it was personalized with a big “C” on it?  Well, never fear, my good readers.  Your children and your children’s children will have a fulfilled and safe childhood.

Here’s a sneak peek at my “Tag-Along Blanket.”  Check out my Etsy shop to learn more!



My New Adventure July 25, 2012

Filed under: Etsy,Sewing — cmcoker1 @ 11:50 am

A few months ago, I got the idea of opening an Etsy shop.  I am in no way an expert seamstress or crafter, but I really love creating things.  Big Mister is the most amazing man in the world, and he has been extremely supportive.  He even went to the store with me and helped me pick out fabric and other supplies.  I tinkered around a little while and came up with a really cute case for my Kindle.  I made several before I was completely happy with the design, but I loved them enough to sell them on Etsy!

Big Mister was convinced that we had just hit a gold mine, so he encouraged me to open the shop with only a few items.  I do appreciate his complete confidence in me, but I was a tad more realistic.  I wasn’t completely set on only making tablet cases, and I didn’t want to list anything that I wasn’t completely in love with.  But, alas, I opened the shop with 5 items:)

I have been trying to allow the creative juices to flow for the past few weeks.  My artsy fartsy sister has some awesome ideas, and I am hoping that she will join me soon.

The name of my shop is CandyApple.  My Gram has called me that since I was born, and it seemed to be a fitting name for my shop.  I am excited to add some baby/kid items soon, and I would also like to create cases for other tablets: Nook, iPad, etc.  Here is a little look at a few of my finished cases.

But the coolest part of this whole thing is that I just made my first sale!! I sold this cute striped Kindle case yesterday to a girl from China:)  I was super pumped, and I feel that I have been given a new surge of creativity… and a little confidence.

Here is a peak at a personalized blanket idea I am working on.  I made this one for the Little Mister.  It matches his nursery and is the perfect size for him to drag around and cuddle with.

So if you are interested in taking a look at my shop, here is the link: CandyApple . I only have a few postings because I am waiting to completely launch the shop when I have all of my items ready.  So come back frequently and check it out!

Feel free to email me at cmcoker1@gmail.com if you are interested in something you see on my blog today!  I welcome any requests!



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