Tuesday, December 18, 2012


back row-mom & miranda
middle-megan, bailey, me, marcia

i again hosted our annual lefsa making party.  it was SO much fun.  this year we did 5 batches.  for those of you that dont know what lefsa is-cody best described it as a cross between a tortilla & churro.  very yummy! piper will be a good roller when she is older.  boy do the kids love it as much as i do.  we all so make some cookies including kringle.

christmas ornaments

this years christmas ornaments.  wine cork trees.  they were fun to make & i think they turned out pretty cute. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

jewelery roll

so i have wanted a jewelry roll for when i travel for the longest time, but have never found just what i wanted in the stores.  all my dangly earings get tangled, along with necklaces, not fun to untangle.  so i finally made my own for a trip i took to arizona over thanksgiving.  it worked great!!!  this in the smaller version that i made since i knew i woundnt be wearing that much jewelery.  pockets for everything & a flap that covers the top to keep everything in when i roll and close with the elastic strap. now back to all those christmas gifts i need to make........

Sunday, September 30, 2012

something for me & craft show info

finally made something for me!  clearance frame that i covered with scrapbook paper, and added a few flowers too.  now to get some pictures in it...

this weekend i will be having my 1st craft show of the fall season.  its the millard west craft fair & botique, located at millard west high school (176th & q st)  on saturday october 6th, running from 9 am til 4 pm.  i have been busy in tha basement getting ready and cant wait for show day.  hope to see everyone there and if you cant make it this weekend, i will be at the burke show & humphrey in november. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

flannel works in progress

i have been busy in the basement getting ready for all the craft shows i will be at this fall.  actually i need to be busier, but it's still nice outside & have lots of yard work to do.  the top pic is flannel i am done sewing into blankets & burp cloths, the bottom is the 2nd half of fabric that i am working on right now.  after that i'll move on to cotton for bibs, changing pockets, nursing covers then ribbon for paci clips.  oh and i suppose i should think about christmas sometime too.  i'll try to keep you updated on what i get finished. and let you know about my craft show schedule.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

milk man

            custom bib for a nursing mom.  gotta love it.

Friday, June 8, 2012

leaky faucet bib & cloth diaper burp cloths

a fun custom order i did for a friend.  leaky faucet bib that is backed with pul fabric.  even the drooliest baby wont get their clothes wet (or need 15 bibs a day) and a set of 3 cloth diaper burp cloths. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


most people have a black suitcase.  that is about the only color they used to make i think.  nice but it can make it hard to find yours at baggage claim, unless you have a bright object tied to it.  while on a trip last year, i saw someone elses suitcase and thought 'i can do that so easy'  they had painted a design on it (flowers i think) so with two trips of my own pending this year i decided it was time to actually do it. 

made it much easier to see my suitcase.  got a bit scratched up but what can you expect when they just throw them all over the place.  (oh and my trips were lots of fun)

Friday, April 27, 2012

30 likes winner

thanks to all who came out for the humphrey 81/91 expo last weekend.  it was a great day.  nice to be close to home. 
winner for the 30 likes on facebook is mindy jarecki-yes i know she is related, but i promise it was a random drawing. 
ill try to get some pictures of new stuff up here soon.  camping season is about to start so i have been busy getting the camper ready.  but i now have nursing clips, cloth diaper burp cloths (working on sets for those) and leaky faucet bibs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


thanks to all who stopped out at the millard west craft show.  it was a great day.  thanks to everyone that registered for the $25 gift certificate.  sorry but there can be only one winner, congrats to j flemings who won.  you still have a change to win another if you like my facebook page.  now back to sewing-have a new item i am working on. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

facebook page, up coming show & etsy shop

i finally have a facebook page!!!  check it out at http://www.facebook.com/#!/kraftykellysgifts  if you are one of the first 30 likes, your name will go in for a $25 gift certificate (yes i have those)

i will also be at the millard west spring craft fair at millard west high school (176th & q, omaha, ne) on saturday march 31.  show time is from 9 am to 4 pm.  this is my first time at the spring show so hoping it goes well. 

i finally opened up my etsy shop too!!!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/kraftykellysgifts  i know i dont have that much stuff listed yet, but be patient with me please i am working on it.  and if you are wondering where my zizzle listings are at???  sorry etsy wont let me list those, apparently i make mine to close to the original.  help get the word out on these great baby & kid items so i can make this my only job (well besides my kids)

i can also now take credit cards at my shows and if you stop at the house to get something.  lost a few sales that way so figured it was time to get with the times.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

nursing covers

i have been busy in the basement again.  my latest projects-hooter hiders.  while these are not a new item for me, i don't think i have posted anything about them before.  they are about 26" x 41" with a 4" d ring strap and 32" adjustable strap, so you can make it fit your body and baby cant pull the cover off.  sewn between the straps is a 16" piece of boning that gives you clear view of what baby is doing.  this would also work great for a pumping mom (come on you know how silly you look) 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

'ice' fishing

there hasnt been much for ice this year, but kids will love this 'ice' fishing.  wooden pole with magnetic 'hook' catches six fish.  now you can fish even when it's too cold, or windy outside.  i have heard it's also great in the car, and a fun way to learn. (paper clip on words, numbers or letters)
to help avoid fighting extra poles and fish are also available.  
$14 for pole & six fish, extra fish $1.50 & extra pole $2.

Monday, January 2, 2012

christmas gifts

now that chrsitmas is over i can share more of the gifts i made people for christmas.  my sister & sis in laws got necklaces, with either their kids names or their initials.  (the love was an exchange gift) i think they turned out pretty good. 
 i have also been into making hair flowers lately.  so the baby sitter, her daughter & a baby she watches got some.  they are pretty fun & fast to make.  to bad my daughter doesnt like to wear hers. 

i hope that everyone had a wonderful christmas, and a merry new year.