I know that you all have been waiting on pins and needles…so no more suspense. The Droopet Beret’s have been loaded and are ready to go at elizaleigh.etsy.com. There are so many colors already…and can be made out of pretty much any color you want.

I love mine and I wear them all the time. You won’t believe how warm they are until you place it on your head. Seriously a can’t miss item for the winter!

I love the pattern I finally came up with and am very happy with the end result. I am sure you will all be as well. Here are a few we have now:

The Denim Blue Droopet BeretThe Moss Green Droopet BeretThe Chocolate Brown Droopet Beret

They may go quick because we have had a lot of questions about pre-orders. But it’s first come first serve (unless you custom order, of course). So, get them while they’re hot. More colors will be on their way soon!

Here’s one happy beret owner now:

Happy Beret

Thanks for checking us out!



While I’m working on my custom orders, I needed to also put some new stuff up on the site. We’ve sold 15 items already this month! The shop was looking a little bare. So, I whipped out these babies. Let us know what you think.

Pretty Pears Baby Quilt

Pretty Pears Blanket

Paris in Pink Baby Quilt

Paris In Pink

Aren’t these gorgeous? These venetian glass bead earrings by Alibli would make a great gift for someone, don’t you think?

vague earrings - crazy blue

Other lovelies from Alibli’s Etsy Shop
double leaves - silver  shape 18 - small  the perfect hoops - labradorite charms

I made a hat. Actually, I’ve made five!!! That’s how long it took me to formulate a pattern that I liked and that would fit everyone’s head comfortably. And, I love it. I bet…you might love it too. It is so comfortable and will keep your head and ears warm throughout the chilly season. Wear it down on the forehead for a headband look. Pull your bangs down and slide your beret back for a more sassy look. Or stuff your hear up out of the way when you’re just having a bad hair day!

I call it the Droopet Beret — pronounced Droopay Baray. And, here is what it looks like:

Coming Soon to Elizaleigh.etsy.com

Coming Soon to Elizaleigh.etsy.com

I bet you can't wait to get one!

I bet you can

There will be a ton of colors available — both in Eco-friendly yarn and regular yarn. I bet you will be as proud to wear yours as I was to make it.

Check in with us soon.


You will notice that there are a plethora of new scarves on the ElizaLeigh site. But, what you may not know is that some of those scarves are made from recycled materials. And, when you purchase one…you are actually doing something good for the environment!

Of course, I can’t take full credit. Caron Yarns — my absolute favorite for their weight and softness — has just introduced a new like of Eco Yarns. Here is the description from Caron’s site:

Save the planet one stitch at a time!
Every 10 skeins of Simply Soft Eco saves 6 plastic bottles from U.S. landfills. Simply Soft Eco is a yarn from Caron International that blends 80% of normal Simply Soft fiber with 20% of a specially processed fiber produced from recycled plastic bottles.

Simply Soft Eco is soft to the touch, easy to work with and environmentally friendly. It can be used in any pattern that uses worsted-weight yarn. Just like your favorite Simply Soft, Simply Soft Eco is soft and lusterous and creates wonderful knit and crochet projects. An added designer feature of Simply Soft Eco is that a number of colors have flecks randomly dispersed throughout the yarn. These flecks give these colors a unique designer appearance that is usually found only in higher priced yarns.

So make all the throws and sweaters and baby blankets you want and save the planet at the same time!

So, for every scarf created and sold, we are saving one plastic bottle from being thrown into a landfill. How cool is that? Look great and save the planet! Could we really ask for more?

There are two scarves right now that are posted AND made from Caron:

Koala Tooth Scarf

Koala Tooth Scarf

Cranberry Poppy Scarf

Cranberry Poppy Scarf

Free Shipping on this pillow today, Oct. 29!
This cutie is made from what has been one of my most popular fabric choices! It’s an Alexander Henry print and I just love it.

It's a Large Mod Pillow

Busy, busy, busy loading up the shop with new aprons and scarves! Check them out on our etsy site!

Button, Button...Who's Got the Button Scarf
Who’s Got the Button Scarf

  Pink Panther Tooth Scarf

  The Pink Panther Tooth Scarf
Earn Your Stripes Apron
The Earn Your Stripes Apron
The Sunshine Day Apron
The Sunshine Day Apron
There are several more to admire and obtain for your very own on our Etsy site!

Wow. It may not seem like much, but I’m kind of proud of myself. It will be two weeks tomorrow and except wondering if someone snuck some shredded crab into my pasta sauce at a restaurant on Friday night, I have eaten nothing that has a face for two weeks!

Cravings are present, but minimal. And I am finding that since I am eating extremely healthily, I do not feel guilty at all if I have a treat every few days. Not a huge one, but something that feels treat-ish.

I am also down 7 pounds as of this morning! Whoo!

So, on we go. I need more recipes and would love cookbook suggestions if you got ’em!

Today is going well. I’m not craving meat yet, which is good. I had oatmeal for breakfast, a couple of bananas and a vegetarian burrito for lunch. As I was eating it, I read the ingredients and saw that it contained casein (a milk protein). Crap.  Oh well, all I can do is read labels more carefully. Other than that it was good. The cheese was soy cheese and with the beans and rice it was pretty tasty.

And I’m only allowing myself Diet Coke during work hours. Water only at home. I’m trying to figure out why I’m not sleeping well, so I’m cutting the caffiene earlier than usual. Downside? I’m going to the bathroom every 20 minutes. I’ll probably drop 5 pounds in water very quickly.

I need to get a good vegetarian cookbook. I have no idea what I’m going to have for dinner.

Being a little heavier than I would like to be, and being the avid reader that I am, I am always on the look out for a good motivational diet book. So, I’m hanging out a Borders while Kiddo is at football practice and happen across a copy of Skinny Bitch. I have to tell you, I wasn’t a huge fan. I love chick lit and humor. But I think that they could have achieved all the wonderful snark without so many foul words. And I’m not a prude. I’ve been known to drop an f-bomb here and there. But it was a bit much and started to seem gimmicky.

However, something made me plow on. They have some good points. Use common sense. You know what is good for you and what is awful. Don’t smoke. Curb the drinking. Sugar is the Devil. All of that. What I didn’t expect and what has affected me deeply were their chapters on the horrors of the meat, poultry and fish industry. I won’t go into specifics here, because you might be eating whilst reading, but I was horrified and sickened by what I read. And they had reliable sources for everything they quoted. They didn’t seem like puffy headed celebs who don’t know what they are talking about at all. Or hard core PETA people. All the PETA people I have personally met can get quite mean. (I know that there are nice ones out there, but I live in KFC central. We attract the mean ones)

It has taken me all day to tamp down the nausea. And I don’t think that I’ll ever eat meat again. Or eggs. Or cheese. But I’m taking it one day at a time. I have a horrible sugar addiction that I’m trying to break, too. This could get ugly.

So, I’m going to blog about my quest. Every headache, mood swing, withdrawal symptom that I experience. Maybe I’ll lose a little weight. Maybe I’ll avoid the colon cancer that is rampant in my family.

Off we go!
I want to go hug a cow.

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