Sunday, October 31, 2010

Without cable for almost a week!!!

Good evening my readers, so sorry for being MIA for so long.....My cable company had a major problem Tuesday morning and after a crew of 4 technician and some digging in my front yard, today I finally have my internet connection again...YAY me!!!
But I felt so internet, no TV, no phone......I thought I was going crazy!!!!
But have no fear, I'm back to wish you all
Happy Halloween!!!
Seems that my neighborhood decide to go trick or treat yesterday night instead than tonight, so here pictures of my trick-or-treaters :)

Some one is digging for candies!

Licking her paws LOL

Also I take the opportunity to show you some new items available in my store

Eye Bulb cupcake, $9

And coming soon: Eye bulb door knob cover

And of course a little surprise!! 50% off sale on all my Halloween items, today only (11/01)!!

Click To Go ShoppingCrocheted Little Things
  • The Discount: 50% off all Halloween items
  • How To Get This Sale: No coupon necessary, prices already discounted.
  • End Date: 11/01
  • Other Information: NONE
Click Here to go to the Shopping at this store!

Also, since I wasn't able to promote my giveaway, I decide to extend it.You have time until Friday 11/05 to enter :)

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday the feature is for Delightful_Stitches!

Cupcake apple cozy
Cupcake Coin Purse Keychain, $5 by Delightful_Stitches

The Pink Cupcake Coin Purse has a 3/4 inch split keyring to also carry your spare keys. Very Handy to carry change, or anything small.

This Cupcake Coin Purse was made with 100% cotton fabric, quality polyester embroidery thread and a nylon zipper.

The Cupcake Coin Purse measures 3.5 inches.

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

A day late but here you go!
Some giveaways I love: Click on the picture to enter
Click For Contest

Crochet cupcake boob -------->

Click For ContestSterling Silver and Indicolite Swarovski Crystal Earrings

Now link your giveaway and enter mine :D

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crocheted Little Things newsletter #13

Happy Halloween!!

Hi there to all, this is Lu. Here it is newsletter #13.

I have lots of news to share with you!!!

I'm starting with greeting you with a giveaway in honor of breast Cancer Awareness.

Click For Contest Click Here to go to the contest page

  • Prize: Crochet Boob cupcake

  • Prize value: $9

  • Number of winners: 1

  • Ending date of the giveaway: 10/29/2010

  • Where it can be won: Worldwide

  • The prize is from:

  • To enter this giveaway, you can: Leave a comment, Blog/tweet/etc. about it

What happened?

Click To Go Shopping

Click To Go ShoppingHalloween is definitely my favorite time of the year, so I got my creative juices flowing and created lots of Halloween items.

This blog post makes a nice read to let you know what's new: Halloween Items!

You might enjoy a little youtube video showing them off!!

And of course, just for you affectionate reader a nice sale from today until 10/24: Get 10% off on the items in the Halloween section using the coupon code HALLOWEEN 2010

SAVE 10.00 % On Select Studio Categories

Use Coupon Code:

during checkout.

What's coming up?

October is a very special month where we celebrated many things:

Breast Awareness month which I'm glad to actively participating with the creations on my boobs cupcakes.

Domestic Violence Month remembered by purple items.

And of course Halloween!

Christmas is around the corner and I'm working really hard on new awesome products. Watch out for next month newsletter where I will tell you all about it!

♥ To have the newsletter delivered to your inbox, sign up here: ♥

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Passion for Beads

This weeks Featured Artisan is Passion for Beads!

Sally creates wonderful treasures for you!

You can find Sally - Passion for Beads at






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Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

Today, October 18th is National Cupcake day and what a better way to celebrate then posting a new cupcake find, uh??
This Monday the feature is for LaurasLeftHook!

Cupcake apple cozy
White Cupcake Apple Sweater with Pink Button, $8 by LaurasLeftHook

Is there a teacher or student in your life who would really like a special treat in his or her lunch? This pink cupcake apple jacket would make a great little suprise.

Dress up your fruit with a crocheted cupcake shaped cozy that will protect it from bruising and give you a cupcake in your lunch without any of the calories.

This apple cozy is made with brown yarn at the bottom, pink yarn used for crocheted puffs for the frosting, and a pink dotted fabric cover button.

To take care of this, just put it in the washing machine and let it air dry.

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Breast cancer awareness giveaway.

Extended until November 5th!

Crochet Boob cupcake, $9 by Crocheted Little Things

October is breast cancer awareness month, so in honor of that I'm giving away one of my boob.
Well, not exactly my boob, the one I make that is!

Prizes Details:
One lucky winner will receive the boob cupcake mold in color of choice (not all the boob are the same after all!), valued $9

How to enter:
Please leave a separate comment for every entry for increase your chance of winning!!

1) You must go through Crocheted Little things studio and comment back here with a link for your favorite item with your name and contact information.
2) Blog about this giveaway and receive ONE extra entry! Just come back here and leave a separate comment with your blog link.
3) Twit about this giveaway and earn ONE extra entry. Be sure to put @piccoladonna before your twit, so I will know you did it :)
4) Earn TEN (10) extra entries by purchasing something from Crocheted Little things studio. Just come back here and tell me what you purchased along with your contact info to claim your extra entries!
This giveaway will last for 2 weeks and will end October, 29th.
Winner will be announced on October, 30th, at which time I will contact the winner to get shipping information for delivery.
If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will appoint another winner through another random number drawing.

Have fun entering and check your ta-tas in the mean while.

Now link your giveaway and enter mine :D

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A shop I love: bitspeaces


bitspeaces is a Rag Quilter that is also experimenting with traditional quilting and love to mix both styles.
I know her through the Fire stalkers guild and I recently featured one of her creations in my Pink ribbon Artire Collection

Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness blanket Hot pink 43x43,$15 by bitspeaces

Browsing her shop I also fell in love with her wire photo holders

Man on the moon wire photo holder & more 10 with 10 stem, $20 by bitspeaces

And since Halloween is so close, this will definitely help complete some outfits

Golden Crown for the princess or prince in you Halloween Dress up, $6 by bitspeaces

Visit bitspeaces, she really has something for everybody in you gift list :)

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Elly's Creations

This weeks Featured Artisan is Elly's Creations! Beautiful creations!

You can find Elly's Creations at:





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Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday is baby related from daisydoodleembroidery!

Cupcake applique
Applique - Mommys Little Cupcake - Onesie or Lap T Shirt, $18 ON SALE by daisydoodleembroidery

Applique - Mommy's Little Cupcake - Onesie or Lap T Shirt

Great design for mommy's little girl. Listing includes an applique cupcake which can be added to a onesie, lap tee for the little ones or a ribbed collar t shirt for a toddler. Super cute! I used Riley Blake and Timeless Treasures designer fabric for this design. The applique cupcake has yellow embroidered flowers going around the top with pink centers. I included a lime green blanket stitching that goes around the cupcake bottom, which adds nice detail. Very cute applique design. Would make a wonderful gift for a new mom. The lettering is done in a rose/pink color. Because each item is custom made fabric placement and lettering placement may vary.

Cupcake design size is 3 1/4" high x 3 3/4" wide. (8.26cm x 9.53cm)

Lots of sizes available

Check out her 10$ of FALL SALE!

Click To Go Shoppingdaisydoodleembroidery
  • The Discount: ♥♥FALL SPECIAL! 10% off everything in my studio♥♥
  • How To Get This Sale: Prices already discounted
  • End Date: 10/31
Other Information: After payment has been received your custom made item will ship within 10 business days.
(usually sooner)
Click Here to go to the Shopping at this store!

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin patch

Enjoyed a nice afternoon at the pumpkin patch with the kids.

I thought this picture with hubby and the kids in front of the scarecrow was so cute.
We scored 4 little pumpkins and a medium one that we're going to carve.
I'm going to make pumpkin cheese cake and some pudding in the slow cooker. I'll let you know how that comes out.

This is me with the children instead (and yes, I do wear glasses when I drive and they couldn't keep their face straight because hubby was making faces at us!)

On a different note: do you like my new shop set up?

Happy Halloween!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

♥ It's Saturday night and I have a terrible headache :(
Not sure if it was for being so upset this week, for the hot sun in my head during this morning soccer game or the cheeseburger I hate. Or all the above.

♥ Enjoyed a nice trip to the thrift store to find a black shirt for Michelle to go with this for her Halloween costume.

From urmysunshine on artfire.

Guess what she will be dressed?

♥ Not much going on around, slow week business-speaking and a roller coaster in the personal area....c'est la vie, I guess.

♥ I found this interesting article on yahoo: Slow cooker dessert recipes. They sound really yummy and I was wondering if I should try some gluten-free version of some. I thought I'd share the link, maybe some of you might like try them on and let me know how delicious they are :)

♥ Enjoying the movie "Snow White and the seven dwarfs" with my children: I like that every time I ask Gabriel to clean up his room or pick up his clothes, he tunes: "eho, eho, I work I must go!" Too funny.

♥ I leave you with my favorite song. I know I posted it before, but I'm listening to it a lot lately and hubby is teaching me to play it on the key board: I'm your of Jason Mraz

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

After having a melt down yesterday, I was able to blog about my new Halloween items, and if you wish to take a peak, HERE YOU GO

Here is the linky! And now link away!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Well, ok!

I was going to have a post showing off my Halloween creations, but.....Hell with that!
I'm mad and seriously going through hell right now.

Remember Gabriel right? He's my son, a cute little boy that put light in my days.
I've written about him and how much I love him a least a million times in the pages of this blog. If you read my blog, you'll know that Gabriel was born with a light form of Autism. He's now 6, was diagnosed a year ago, tho we always knew deep inside. For years (and now still) I tortured myself thinking if I could have done anything different during his conception and the pregnancy to avoid all this. To this day, the doctors assured me that it's not my fault, or hubby's fault or nobody's fault for all that matter. I tried to make piece with that fact in my brain, but in my heart is a whole different story. But I tried, to hide the tears, to swallow my worries and looks for resources and things that could help him. And we found quite a few: some were really easy to get around, some weren't so much and some are completely out of our reach.

Gabriel was put in preschool in a special ed program, took summer school in the same program and we saw some results: He was drawing and talking a bit more.
After a scary spring where Gabriel stopped eating and growing, we started him on a gluten-free diet and off he went to Kindergarten where we amazingly saw some huge progresses.
Started him on physical activities, extra speech therapy, group therapy (you named it, we tried all!) and he started thriving again, gaining his wight, eating right, growing to fit his size clothes and smiling and talking and loving.

This school year started and off to 1st grade went, confident that every thing will be just a growing curve from here........boy was I wrong! His teacher retires, the assistant doesn't know what she's doing, he gets hurt on a daily basis and over all just regressing, but most important UNHAPPY.
So here I'm, once again, worrying, running around, asking here, demanding there, yelling, kicking, screaming.......I finally find a new school for him that can be just IT. Only trouble: we cannot afford it. But again: I won't stop. I ask for funds available, I file for scholarships, I demand from my insurance......NOTHING.

Gabriel is not going to get ANYTHING. His autism is not sever enough, his disability it's not obvious, overall HE'S DOING KINDA OF OK AND NEEDS TO HANG IN THERE.

I'm mad! My heart is dead. Nobody will help us and we are on our own.

I will give you a picture of my financial situation: my husband is the only one working at the moment. Well, I'm self employed but let's face it: can't afford to advertise my business, so I make a profit of $20/week when I'm lucky. I have a degree in biology that will allow me to get on a good job and resolve our troubles, BUT I will need to pay in order to have it convalidated here in the States (I took my degree in Italy) and sustain some college courses to make sure that I'm up to date. Too bad I don't have the money to do that either.
We don't own any properties: we're renting an house that is broken and falling in pieces and drive a car borrowed from relatives that is literally keeping up the pieces together with scotch tape. Don't believe me? I can show you a picture if you wish! It's humiliating, but I'll do it!
On top on that, gluten-free food is not cheap, you know?

How does that sound?

My son is coming home from a school he hates in less that 5 minutes. He's gonna ask me once again if he can go to another place where they are not mean to him. Again.

I don't know how can I look him in the eyes and tell him that it's not gonna happen.
I think my heart is going to brake in so many pieces.

I can't stand to watch myself in the mirror, I can't stand being ME right now.
I wish he wouldn't have to be a victim of the fact that we're poor. I wish I can just close my eyes and never leave this situation. I don't know how to go on with this, I don't know why I should go on.

What's next?
I'm trying to evaluate alternatives but I don't see a light.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fire Stalkers feature

Here for you a series of collection featuring the members of the Fire stalkers guild. Share the love :)

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