The Old Sled Works


Earlier this month I talked about a little adventure we took into Pennsylvania. One of our stops was a place in Duncannon PA Called The Old Sled Works. It’s a antique shop, a vintage arcade, a soda shop, and more! They have a little yarn store tucked inside, an area that sells handmade crafts, and a little mini museum about the Sled Works, it was a lot of fun!



Our favorite area was clearly the working arcade. Not only was it fun to play the games, there was so many beautiful old graphics and logos to look at.
We found some treasure to bring home from the antique part. Not this vintage doll sized changing table, but it was too cute not to take a photo.


We had such a good time that I cannot wait to go back. The only disappointment was the soda shop portion was closed. When I asked about it out front they said it’s only open on weekends, but just a head’s up, a friend of mine went on a Saturday at 4:10pm and the soda shop was closed. They told her at the front that is closes at 4 even though the store is open later. So if your going for ice cream (and you should be-look how freaking cute that area is!!) then maybe give them a call to make sure that part will be open. Their website doesn’t list anything about the soda shop having different hours, so a call will be the best bet. Otherwise, I highly recommend it as a stop if you’re going to be anywhere in the area.

Kittyloaf




You know those hair brained ideas that just come to you, in the middle of the night, or while you’re driving you car on a long winding road? Well that is exactly how these kitty loaf cozies were born. One morning around 4am I woke up and the idea just came to me for a sewn bread cozy that looked like a cat…a kittyloaf.
Kittyloaf
The cat position referred to when a cat lays down with with all four paws tucked underneath the body; the position that resembles a loaf of bread.
My husband woke up a little too as I was rolling over in bed with this new idea rattling around and I made sure to tell him so I wouldn’t forget (I do this all the time). Then soon after I got to work using measurements I found online for bread, and voila my kittyloaf cozies are done!
The mama cat fits nicely over a loaf of bread, and the kittens work well for small leftover bags of bread, or homemade mini loaves. I think it would make a lovely gift to bake a mini loaf in a pan you want to give (around the holidays Michael’s Craft has cute mini loaf pans for $1 each) then cover your bread with some plastic wrap, pop a kitten over it and tie a bow around his stomach up onto his back! I’ve actually been thinking of creating a whole new fabric with just kittens for this very purpose, and then I could fit a few more colors too. Thoughts?
I’m finishing up a little tutorial on how to sew them up, I used a iron on interfacing inside my cats and lining to make them very nice and sturdy indeed.

So what is the Plush Of The Month Club?
For $30 a month ($35 outside the USA) you will get a surprise box each month with a special handmade plush. Most months this will just be one intricate or more advanced plush, but some months this may mean a few plush items. These plush will be limited to the club only, and will only be sold otherwise if I have extra back subscriptions to sell. These may be plush items I’ve made in the past, but were a bit more limited due to the time it takes to make each one.
Your first month’s box will also include a welcome kit with membership card, and every month the box will contain a few small surprises. Little goodies like special pin backs, postcards, stickers, little comic/zines and always some candy.

welcome kitsurprise box

FAQ:
Can I cancel at any time?
Yes! You can cancel your membership at any time. Log in to your PayPal account. Click Profile near the top of the page. Click My money. Click “Update” in the My preapproved payments section. Click Cancel, Cancel automatic billing, or Cancel subscription and follow the instructions. If your payment has been made it can only be refunded if your box has not yet shipped. All boxes mail on the 1st of the month (unless it falls on a Sunday or a holiday that the post office is closed, then it will be shipped the following day)

I paid for a membership on July 25th, when will my box ship?
If you pay for a subscription in July, your first box will be shipped August 1st.

Will you be offering more subscription spots?
Yes! Since all items are handmade by me, I cannot let unlimited people sign up for the club. To begin with the club was open to 30 members. In August membership will open for 20 more subscribers (so 50 total) I hope to keep adding more subscriptions each month. Also keep in mind if anyone cancels that provides an open spot as well. To be one of the first to know about open subscriptions sign up for the email list below.

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around the house


Just a few photos from around the house. I realized there has been a lot switched around since the last time I posted house photos. I decided to try and take a few houses photos every month. One thing I wish I had photos of was all of the houses we grew up in. My Dad was in the military so we did our fair share of moving. I’d love to look at the details like toys we had in our room, the bed spread, what our couch looked like.