Here is what I have been doing

I haven’t been here for a while which is really bad. Bad Amy, Bad! Slap on the wrist. I have been searching online on different ways to make money from home. You see, I went a little overboard last Christmas and my regulare job, well, my at home on the phone job, hours are becoming harder to find. So, I have been searching every lead, trying a variety of different things. Some are working out, but the money is very low and it takes a very long time to make anything.

Here is a list of some of the ones that seem to be working.

Chatabout is my favorite. You earn points just for chatting. It’s easy, it’s fun and I love it. I am almost up to my $50 payout but it’s taken me two months to get here. But you can get a variety of things, gift cards and small trinkets.

Amazon Mechanical Turk is excellent for taking surveys. There are hundreds of surveys and they tell you what they are looking for if they are looking for something special. They don’t pay that great, however you have a lot of choices, you won’t get rejected or get the message “you don’t qualify”.

Bubblews is great, it’s just a blogging sight that you get paid in cash for points and you get points from each like and comment you receive on your posts.

Postloops is another great one but it’s hard to find forums to comment on that match your interest.

Those are some of my favorites and I do at least a little each day. Swagbucks is a popular one however I haven’t quite figured it out yet, but still working on it.

 

Anyway, there are these little creatures that I have been working on also, my kids just seem to love them. They are simple to make and fun and the kids can help out with them. This is a picture of my two favorite ones. I just finished them today and they are ready and waiting for when the kids get home. I hope you like them!Image

 

Also, I joined a site that I get freebies for and my first mission is for these wonderful vitamins that taste amazing. It’s a 30 day challenge so I will let you know how it goes. Feel free to check it out at this link…

http://smiley360.com/2919214.cfm

Or if you want to find out how you can get in on this, check out this link…

http://smiley360.com/2831582.cfm

For the first mission, they send me much more than what I was expecting actually and I do highly recommend it.

Happy at Last!

Happy at Last!

This is Sam. Two days ago she was telling me how sad she was because she wasn’t pretty enough. Well, I have been talking to her and we went on a long walk through the forest and we talked. She had never been in the forest before and it made her so happy! She forgot all about trying to be someone she isn’t and found something that makes her happy, NATURE! She found a leaf with a lady bug on it and an acorn. They are her treasures and she loves them so much! She just doesn’t care about trying look like a girl, just call her Sam. She loves to be outside all the time looking for new treasures. She will be on Etsy within a few minutes.

Please meet Sam

Please meet Sam

Meet Sam, soon she will be my newest addition on my Etsy shop. She is still missing something but I am not sure exactly what yet, but I know she needs something feminine. She was born with dark blue gingham skin and and feels like she looks like a boy. I added outstretched arms because she really needs a hug to feel pretty. She prefers to be called Samantha, however everyone just calls her Sam whether she likes it or not. She really wants to be pretty but she whispered to me that she feels very plain and ordinary. I of course told her she was beautiful just the way she is but it just doesn’t seem to help her. She does not want to be put on ETSY until she looks more like a girl, so I promised her I would find just the perfect thing for her. Look for her soon at

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BadStitches

I am back to creating “stuff N things”

 This is my new art doll I am working on.

This is my new art doll I am working on.

My new sewing machine is so wonderful! I started making a doll, but suddenly got a the urge to make curtains and pillows for my living room so now that I have finished with that. I started back on the doll again. It is so much fun just being able to let go and be “weird” once in a while and make weird stuff.

I haven’t named her yet, but her personality is starting to come out to me a little at a time and I think I am learning her “back story” with each stitch. I can’t wait to share all of her with you, but here is what a picture of her so far. I am working on her hair today and will start on her dress. Then, will I get to be really unique and creative with her, once I get the basics all on.

Finally sewing again

IMG_1571My sewing machine has been out of commission for a while, well it still worked but , only if I spent 20 minutes adjusting it to ever 1 minute of sewing time. Anyway, I got my new sewing machine and I finally got to start using it. I could not be happier with it! I made curtains for my living room windows! I am so happy about it. We have had bare windows for a while now,
It’s a long story, but we have had bare windows in the living room since we moved in. I honestly did not think we would be here more than 6 months, but now it’s been 2 years. I finally made curtains! What do you think?

A New Doll

My new sewing machine is working like a dream! For a few days I spent working on my doll. I have tried one of these dolls a couple of years ago and I just couldn’t get her to look right, but this time I know a little bit more about sewing and how things go together. I really think she is coming along really well so far. I am very excited to watch her come together. 

I decided to take a break and today I made a curtain for my window. It’s not all the way finished, and I still have another one to make for the living room but once I get them both up and hanging, I will show you what they look like. 

I am so excited for my doll to come together. My sewing machine is really doing great and I have yet had to re-thread it because it breaks or knots up! Woo-hoo! ImageD

 

The new issue of Stuffed is coming out in Feburary!!!

ImageThere are so many reasons to look forward to February. First, on the 9th, is the return of my favorite TV show of all time, The Walking Dead! Ohhhh I can’t wait to find out what happened to everyone!

Then, There is Valentines day. My husband I don’t really do anything anymore. However, I love to help the kids pick out there Valentines Day cards and this year will be my daughters 1st School Valentines Day. Last year she was so sad that her brothers came home from school with boxes of treasures but this year she will get her own box and I am so excited for her.

Then, sometime in February, I will start called Barnes and Noble on the February 1st to see if they have it yet, is my favorite magazine of all time. When I first found this magazine it came out quarterly, but now it is only twice a year. That makes me rather sad, however I do get incredibly excited when its time for the new issue. It is the ONLY magazine I read cover to cover, every single page. I love seeing the unique creations and the stories that go along with them. My dream is to get one of my creations into the magazine someday. Oh I can’t wait!!!