Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Sailor!!

I just had to share this cute pic... :) Have a good day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cupcake Messenger Bag!

Inside of purse two sections..

Front side of purse..

Added a bow...

Back side pocket...

Well it's about time that I got around to making this Cupcake Messenger bag.. Now I wish this messenger bag had some cupcakes inside of it. LOL!!! =) This morning I decided to take out the material and get to work. I had been procrastinating for quite some time and don't even know why.  Well If I ever have a little girl of my own. She will be one lucky little girl. She will definitely have a room full of purses made by me. = ) This is a total inside joke: I can't make no GUCCI  purse but I can definitely make you a HBI purse!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flash Back Friday!

Flash Back Friday.... 2001

Happy Friday!! I was at home looking through some pictures that I just had to post this. I have been working since I turned 14 years old and started off with Summer Job Programs. Then I was able to get a permit and work after school . You will not believe but one of my first jobs was at the Famous Chuck E Cheese and guess what yes I was the Famous Chuck E!!! I still laugh about it. I will say I definitely had a great time doing it. I continued to work during my high school years and after that I managed to get in to the medical field and have been working there since. My best friend and I were always busy bees and always had part-time jobs. This pic is one of my part-time jobs after working a full time shift. JoAnn gave me good times and good discounts too!! LOL! This was in 2001 Talk about Flash Back Friday!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mod Podge...

Have you heard of MOD PODGE?  I am sure if you are a crafty you have. Well I have been hearing a lot of this great product and have seen many great crafts done with it.  That I must get my hands on some of this stuff. =) For those of you who are still wondering what MOD PODGE is. It is this all in one glue sealer and finish. I read up on this wonderful product and I like it because it's non-toxic and water base. For those of you who have little ones you know how helpful they want to be while we are crafting.


Here is this very creative way to use the mod podge. Click the link at the bottom of pic to take you to this very creative site. Note pads made of our daily cereal boxes. 

This Picture belongs to Infarrantly Creative

Hope you all have a fun and creative weekend. I think I am out to the local craft shop to purchase??? Yes, you guessed it.. MOD PODGE!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Fabric District, where have I been? I will say that I have been to Downtown L.A. many times but never have I been to the Fabric District. Why???? I have no Idea. This past weekend we decided to make a trip out there for some fabric that I was looking for. I never imagined what it would be like. All I can say is I was in FABRIC HEAVEN!!! LOL!! Thank you Adri, Gabby and Mari for making this  a great experience. It was so much fun, don't let  me forget to mention the bacon wrapped L.A. style hot dogs. They were delicious! After we were done doing our fabric and other supply shopping we headed back to my friend Adri's for a  girl's day in with some sewing to do. It was time to get creative!

Lots of  fabric
Sewing machines ready ...
Bunting Banner in progress..
Finished product...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Good way to start a Monday!

Happy Monday HBI & Sweet Rollercoaster readers!! I hope you had a great weekend!!

Back to the grind on Monday mornings always brings mixed feelings. Wishing at times I could just stay home.. But no, that's not me so to work it is!! Well this morning at work we had a pleasant surprise. Breakfast for the staff! Yeah!! Always a treat to walk in to the staff lounge and find freshly brewed coffee but this time we were spoiled!! We had an omelet man.. (you know how there's usually a taco man). Well yes, indeed this was the Omelet man. His catering company Rise and Shine provided one of the best breakfast buffets.. Scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon, oatmeal, fresh cut fruit, roasted potatos, salsa, the works! But I will say my favorite was the made to order omelets..

Below is his business card. I told Sean the omelet man I would blog about his great service. This comes in handy when you are planning a breakfast meeting or Brunch.
Here is my omelet to order; spinach, red bell pepper, bacon, mushroom and cheese..

Yumm-O!! sorry the pic is blurry..

Call Sean for catering for your special occasion..

I give this two thumbs up!!
(click on the link for more info) Rise and Shine

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another One Done!!

Happy Monday Handmade By Isela Readers!!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Sometimes I wish the weekend had more hours or days to it. This way I would be able to get more done on the projects that I am currently working on. =) If you have been following the past posts about working on the Mexican Pin Up fabric. It is finally done and made into a purse. I couldn't wait to see the finished product myself. I am very happy to say that I love it and don't want to give it to my sister. J/K !!Please excuse the pictures. They were taken with my IPhone and with that said the IPhone doesn't have flash. I wanted to share the finished product with you. Coming Soon to and Etsy shop near you!! =)

Attached the inside pocket..

Width and depth of the pocket, Perfect!

Peek inside the purse..

One side view..

Other side view..

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blog Upgrade!

Hello Handmade By Isela  readers and followers:

I couldn't be more excited today. Why? My blog got an upgrade. I really wanted to get a third column put in my blog. When I had purchased it, I purchased it as a two column blog.  I started seeing that my blog page started growing with more to add. I was a bit in a halt just because I didn't know what to do. Did I have to go out and purchase another with 3 columns. I really didn't want to because I Love the one I have. So I went ahead sent an email and asked Alicia from Dreamlike Magic Designs if she would be able to help me out with this. This is where I bought my design for my blog.  I have never experienced such rapid response from a seller like I did with her. She was willing to help me out with my issue and worked on it right away. I Thank you again Alicia and that is why I had to blog about it. For any of you that are looking for great, colorful designs for your Blog, Etsy Shop take at look at what she has available. at Dreamlike Magic Etsy Shop.. You will not be disappointed and I assure you, you'll be back for more.