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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lake County Center for Indepent Living- Illinois

Selina and I have been involved with a center to help us answer questions, know where to go, and feel more confident as she recovers from her decompression surgery. If it weren't for Jamie and the Chiari Center Foundation we never would have known places like The Center For Independent Living existed. Upon contacting them, Selina was assigned to an advocate. This is a specific person we meet with (weekly is possible) to aks questions, sign her up for certain things, and get help with everything in general.
So, why am i telling you this?
The center is hurting financially (like everything these days) so they are holding a Gala to raise funds and awareness about their center and all that they do. I just wanted to put it out there in case the center was able to help someone who loved,or in case you were interested in donating, sponsoring, or attending the gala and/or center. Please feel free to visit their site and explore. If you are interested in more information, I can help with that :)

And please if you are a chiarian with no where to go, look and see if your county has any assistance for you. Thus far, I am amazed at the wealth of knowledge our advocate, Cathy, is. Know your rights and what is available to you.
I hope this post finds you having a pain-free day :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Craft Show

**update** I realize that pic above is ridiculously  a bit small, but visit the link below for the information

Our next show is scheduled!!
April 9 and 10th
Arlington Racetrack

COME SEE US!! Get ready for Easter, mother's day and a day of fun!
We will be raising funds for The Chiari Center Foundation to help Chiarians in need while spreading awareness talking with thousands of people. We have quite a bit to get ready for, but we are super excited.

Visit their site for a dollar off admission coupon cyber dollar!!
As always, we appreciate your support and feedback!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

HOOT HOOT!! reveal!

There is going to be a new addition to the kid's corner at Harbor Wallbagers store in Mchenry Illinois craft boutique, made by yours truly...
Aren't they just so cute?

They come in kinds of colors/styles/patterns!!
And they even come in two sizes!! 

Howe cute would they be in an easter basket??
How about one for your daughter and one for her American girl doll?
How about a sports one for your son/grandson/nephew?

Let me know through this site, my etsy shop, my facebook, or email  if you are interested in these owls or a custom order. I would love to this for you!! And in doing so, you are making a difference through the my monthly donations to Chiari Center Foundation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I am working on a fun new project to be featured at Harbor WAllbangers store in Mchenry, Illinois.  The first of many have turned out so cute, can't wait to show you....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

So many uses for the fabric flower!!

So many uses for the fabric flower!!! I made this adorable binder that Moms can use for just about any kind of organizing. (meal planning, calendar, schedules, etc)  Maybe you need an easter gift for a teenager?  This sturdy (target bought) binder is just perfect!! Available for a 10.00 donation. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Feeling spring and whole lotta baby showers coming soon!!

These two bags are inspired by spring (which is FINALLY almost here) and babies (since it seems like EVERYONE I know is pregnant).

Available at the shop now for a 10.00 donation!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Headband and Hat

Headbands and Hats available for your little Easter bunny!!
Headband 8.00 donation
Hat (only two left) 15.00 donation
Leave me a message on here (under blog), Facebook, or Etsy shop if you are interested!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Welcome SPRING!!!

I am welcoming it with a selection of fabric flowers!! I sport them on headbands, sweaters, purses, hates, etc. It is a nice way to make a donation and spice up your (or your little girl's) outfit at the same time!  I can make them in an endless selection of patterns/colors.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A few I found..

I found two bags hiding in my sewing room. Let me know if you are interested in a 10.00 donation (2.00 shipping) and I will get them over to the etsy shop for your purchase!  Thanks much!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The. Best. Bag. Yet!! PERIOD!

I have made a lot of bags since this venture started in June, but I must toot my own admit that I LOVE this bag! Let me know if I can whip up something in this pattern for you or a loved one. Each dollar donated to the foundation through Crafting For Chiari is greatly appreciated!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Back at it....

Well, after a knee surgery followed by a 6 day hospital stay due to a blood clot, I am back to the sewing machine! I can't wait to start and finish some of these great crafty projects I have in mind. Stay tuned......


I have decided to start a blog in order to showcase craft shows, new products, chiari stories, tutorials, and updates. I will be posting new items here. If you are interested in an item, leave me a comment, and I will post the item to the etsy shop  where you can make your purchase/donation using paypal or credit card. Feel free to check back often and let me know what you think!! Thank you for your continued support!!!