Saturday, January 23, 2010

Let me share a part of me with you.

I thought I would share some of my other hobbies or loves. last year at this time my DH(dear Hubby) and I were buying a old 1983 Honda shadow. the gram pa of the shadows. My new motorcycle and new love. I had a 1980 Honda 400 and got it to save money driving back and forth to work. but quickly found out how much I enjoyed the ride. I though I would love to do this on a bigger scale(ride to Montana from Minnesota). but the 400 would not quite take that long or hard of a ride. So i started looking for a bigger bike and found my shadow.

but boy did she need some work. My DH decided if I was going to ride this bike for a awhile it should look like my bike so the work began. Most of it done by him. did I mention my DH is wonderfully talented and smart and wonderful. The first thing was to replace the broken and missing parts. That was my job to find them. brake lever, left side cover, mirror, left blinker, headlight bracket, and left back blinker. I fixed a few things my DH fixed most. But I helped.

then it was time to look at the body.(uhhg) big dent in the gas tank on one side and a few on the other. bike had gone down twice. once by each of the last two owners. Its OK we can fix this make it better, stronger, and ride over big buildings in a single twist from the throttle(well make it pretty anyway). So off came the tank and my DH got to work. oh so did the fender, seat and many other parts.

boy did it look sad. and so thin.
I am going to post this storry in parts. So please stay tuned for the next one.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A new member to my KZ family

Hey one and all due to repeated request The Kudde zoo now has a Puppy and a Starfish. the star fish Is listed in my shop but here is a photo of the Puppy sorry but I think he already has a home.

I also had to share a couple of photos I reiceved for a happy customer the baby is too cute. I am not sure but it looks like he is enjoying his new friend.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

who wants a free Kuddle Zoo quilt

Ok I have been trying to get this started. I want to send my G-Baby's quilt to used by someone that will love it, and then send it on to someone else to love when they are done. I will send it to the above person free of charge. I just would like photo of the baby for a scrapbook I will be puting together for my g-baby. and any notes you mght want ot add are welcome. you do not have to mail it back or pay to ship it anywhere else you can just give it to the next person. just as long as it keep going there is no time limit on how long you can keep it either.
I hope some one like this idea and wnat to participate.let me know. by the way it is the quilt my g-baby is using in the photo in my blog. It is a pegasus (a horse with wings).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Consumer Product Safty Improvement Act

I am very worried that my Zoo will have to close. I have not the money to pay for the extra testing, or the to make a large quantity of one animal. Even if I wanted to. speaking for myself when I make a KZ quilt I want to make a quilt that will be special and not nesacarily one of a kind but not on found on every corner either. If I had to make 15 of each one I made I would spend a month or more on just one animal and there would be no verity in my shop. and add more to the final price.
I shopped for all my gift on etsy this year because I like knowing that the thing I bought for my family are not mass produced and special. they are special because people, individuals put a part of themselves into every part of making them. I understand we do not want to sell things that are bad or even dangerous for anyone. most of the thing that are found dangerous are thing that have been imported from countries that we have been outsourcing to and they don't care about the way they are made.
I work at a department store and one day I tried to find the made in the USA label I was dumb struck to see first hand how hard it was. I found china, Mexico, and India. but it took me three hours to find one label made in the USA. I find that sad.
when this new law goes into effect will the number be even smaller.
OK I am going to get of the soap box
I just needed to vent.
I just hope my animal don't become extinct.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas

I want to share a personal story. One Christmas when my kids were small someone left food and gifts on my front porch. the note said simply "from Santa". That year was one of the best Christmas I have ever experienced. I really did not have any money. I finally got out of a abusive marriage and was really struggling to make it. A couple of days later we went to a second had store to get a little tree($2 dollars) and a few thing to put on it we could not make. While in the store Santa came and asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas. She was 7 then. Well she told Santa that we were getting a little tree but next year we would maybe get a bigger one and all she wanted was a new doll, and maybe a ring. Santa told her to pick out a tree and anything else to decorate the tree and he would get it for us. So Santa bought us our Christmas tree. I still use that tree (now 12 years old) and each year as we put it up we often talk about how we have the only tree paid for my Santa. I can't explain the hope others have giving me. The tree and gifts we received ment more to me that anything else that year. and the tree has reminded us every year since that people still care and are willing to help one another
Now you know why the minute I could afford to I adopt a family for Christmas. This year I have both adopted a family and asked for help from elves so I will buy for a family and give to people I don't know but can give more from myself this way. I hope this help other to remember that even thought we are not doing well. there are others worse off than we are. I am by no means rich but it don't take much to help others. I am giving my time more than anything else and some mailing fees.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I have been having computer problems so I am not for a bit,useing my DH's laptop. I am going to make some blanket shaped like the quilts but lighter weight. they will be less expensive because they will not take as long to make as the quilts do. so keep watching hopefully before christmas.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Been sick getting better

Sorry I have not been posting lately but I got sick and am still recovering. I am feeling much better now.
I checked the diffrence between the week I had the add and the following week no add. big diffrence. But I did not really get more sales. I hope that it will improve soon. I will be listing a new Item hopefuly by the end of the week so come by and check it out in a few days.
have a great day.

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