Time to catch up!

I had a lot of fun participating in the Simple Treasures Boutique holiday show last week. They sure know how to put a lot under one roof! (well, two.) Thank you for the support! IMO everyone who goes has a great time. They have so much variety, that there literally is a "simple treasure" for everyone. I love their central checkout so I don't have to "man my booth". And that way I can have a booth and still take care of young kids. Of course BEING there might help to tell people about these amazing balloon balls! So they don't just say huh?? and keep walking! hahaha

These next few weeks I will be catching up on homework. I'm taking a knitwear college class! We're learning all about sewing/serging with knit fabric and basic pattern making for knit patterns. I love it. Once I am all caught up, I hope to accomplish the following blog-related goals:

  • Blog about what I learned in my knitwear class
  • Decide how much time I want to put into my Etsy shop: PostalThreads (Which btw will remain on vacation mode until I catch up with my homework!)
  • ...and maybe I should FINISH the "Sew Up a Storm" Alphabet Series!!! I was supposed to finish that before Baby #2 came in June, but I think I only got to the letter "T" or something!! "Nap time/Go, go Sew Time" seems to be getting shorter and shorter at our house, but it's all good!
One more random thing before I go:

I made French macarons again last night! And they turned out, again! 👏 Check out this post where I first blogged about my French macaron experience.

AND THE WINNER IS...

Ashley!

Thank you to all who are following PostalThreads on Instagram and who participated in PostalThreads balloon ball giveaway (Nov 4-5). If you are around, I hope you get a chance to make it to Simple Treasures Boutique this week, and look for Balloon Balls & More by PostalThreads.

PostalThreads Balloon Ball Love GIVEAWAY!

Hello! I am giving away one of my handmade balloon balls like the ones I will be selling at the upcoming Simple Treasures Boutique as well as on my Etsy shop: PostalThreads.



I have so much fun making these balloon balls, I even wrote a poem about them!

Ready! Get Set!
  Bump-Set-Spike
  Bounce...Toss...Head...Throw
  Reach..Laugh..Kick..Catch
  Gift.Juggle.Dodge.Roll
With the reusable fabric balloon ball, you are...
             ...Always ready on the GO!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules & Details
Prize: One PostalThreads fabric balloon ball
Duration: Friday, Nov 4- Saturday, Nov 5, 2016

How to Enter: Follow PostalThreads on Instagram and verify that you have done so in the Rafflecopter display on this post (above). Good luck! The winner will be chosen at random, by Rafflecopter.

Please note, entrants must be over 18 years of age in the United States. Instagram is not affiliated with this giveaway. The winner will be announced in a new blog post here, as well as on @PostalThread 's Instagram page, on Monday, Nov 7, 2016. The winner has until 8AM (MST) Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 to contact me (lillekenaLisa@gmail.com) so I can mail the winner the prize!

PostalThreads balloon balls are lightweight; bouncy; easy to pack in your purse, inflate or take down, or travel with, whenever and wherever you go; fun for all ages; a perfect gift to send in the mail; and great for indoor or outdoor use, and reusable!!!

"Over-the-Top" Party Decor

Every Carousel Needs a Ferris Wheel to Go With It

Inspired by a photo of the carousel cake my mother made for me on my 2nd birthday, I recently set out to make a carousel cake for our little girl's birthday! I started off in my head like, "All I need are some animal crackers or cookies, a few paper straws (which I already have), and a doily to go on top; we'll keep it simple." But, like most creative pursuits, this one just kept going...until it reached a bit "over--the-top".  Needless to say, we had a very fun birthday celebration, not to mention all the fun in the party prepping!


I decided to create this "new line" to sell at the local craft boutique, along with the balloon balls I keep putting off sewing! Every occasion unique gold decor. I can't wait to see how it goes!!! 

More Carousel Horses:


A Few More Carousel Horse Party Details....