Monday, December 29, 2008

look alike?

Henry Paulson?

Is it just me or does Mr. Paulson look like Killer from All Dogs Go to Heaven?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nila and Camille's Etsy Christmas

Looking for a few new whimsical Christmas items to add to your decorations?

I have the perfect items for you!

The items that I have for the holidays are stockings and ornaments. They are all made of fleece and felt and can be purchased as is, or can be customized or monogrammed with any name.

These stockings are $20 and you can pick your colors and names and trims that you need to match your decor. These are also perfect for gifts for you family and friends. You can find this listing at:

I made some red and green ones for a family and their newborn daughter in traditional red and green, and they turned out so cute!I also did a group of four for Faeriedtreasures, a wonderful etsy seller. She posted a picture of what they looked like in her home, and they are so cute!
Check out her shop at She has beautiful unique pieces of jewelry that will meet you needs for the women in you life.

You can also add embellishments to you stockings to make them even more personalized. You can choose owls, birdies, stars, or anything else that you would like. These stockings are $24 and you can find them at: ttp://

I completed an order for a family that chose stars for their stockings, and they turned out wonderful!

Don't need a stocking, but looking for something cute for your tree? How about some owls? Owls are hot this season, so why not put them on your tree? You can get them plain or with a name monogrammed on them. Which ever way you prefer, they are definitely a wonderful way to show your fun side during the holidays. They are $5 for the plain ones and $7 for the personalized one and can be found at:

A recent order I just finished turned out wonderful....

Here are the owls by themselves...

If you are interested in decorating in Nila and Camille style you can convo me at, or you can email me at and order your custom piece. And because I know that it is important to have these items as soon as possible, I will pay to ship no cost to you, and they will be completed with 2 days of your order!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

I have flickr

Here is my photo stream web address:

There will be photos of me and my beautiful family, as well as photos of my creations that you can find on:

please check them out!

I have just been excepted to From what I can tell, it is similar to, but a little more froufrou. Im not sure it my stuff is really right for it, but, it is worth a try to get my passion for creation out there. So, I will give it a try, right? The site should be open within the month, so please keep an eye out for it, and let me know what you think, I would appreciate it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

please watch

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Monsters, OH MY!!!!!

The winner of my November giveaway is an Etsy member that goes by the name of kelligilbert. Her website is
and oh my, does she make some cute monsters.
I find these little creations, so wonderful, because I can find a personality in each one of these little fleece and felt creatures. The one that caught my eye is Glor and Mort.

Glor and Mort, you see, are my daughters in monster form.

Ruby would prefer to be attached at Delaney's hip, the little sister looking up at her big sister with a rotten smirk on her face, while Delaney is wondering, why she just won't leave her alone.

These little creatures are something I would definitely pick up for your children, grandchildren, or nieces or nephews, for their birthday, Christmas presents, or for a 'just because' day.

Whatever it is, you can't help to smile at these little guys.

I had the opportunity to ask Kelli a few questions about her inspirations and designs.

She is inspired by the success of the many of other Etsy members that share her passion. Her designs are inspired by cartoon characters, and the artists that draw their monsters. Their drawing and creativity give her the inspiration to keep making new monsters. The beauty of Kelli's craft is that it isn't about the money, it is about the creation. She is going to take things day by day to see where the monster road takes her.

Be sure to check out Kelli's monsters, I am sure that there is a little one that you will find a kinship with!

i am...........


Saturday, November 1, 2008

And The Winner Is....

Drum Roll please.......

The winner of November's giveaway is Kelli Gilbert!

but don't worry, I will be doing another in December, so everyone is still entered to win!

Please keep an eye on my blog for my feature article on Kelli and her monster factory! She has some wonderful Christmas ideas for children, but I have to admit, I would admit, I would like a monster myself!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Craft Shows

I am in two craft shows this fall season.

If you find yourself in the Fort Wayne area, which few of my followers are,
I would love to see you there.
My shows are:
Saturday, November 1st at St. Charles Church, 4910 Trier Rd, from 8am to 4pm
Saturday, November 29th at St. Judes Church, 2130 Pemberton Drive, from 8am to 4pm
These are the first shows I have decided to do, so I am not sure what to expect. The last craft show I have been to was about 8 years ago, and I am hoping they are not the same,
because, I do not sell the usual craft show items. Sorry to disappoint but now grandma bent over in her garden wearing bloomers here!
Hopefully I will at least sell what my booth rent costs!!!
Wish me luck, and I hope to see you all there!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nila & Camille Giveaway

Nila & Camille is having a giveaway!

If you become a follower of my blog (its on the right) you will be entered to win.

What you ask? I call it an 'idea pouch'.

Why you ask? Because you can use if for any idea that you have.

It is the perfect size for keeping your business cards nice, holding your IDs when you go on vacation, keeping coupons together at the grocery store, tucking your makeup essentials in your purse, or an anti scratch device for your phone.

No matter what you use it for, be sure to use your imagination!

I do the giveaway once a month, and winners are notified around the first.

And it gets better... Not only do you win the 'idea pouch' you also win a feature on my blog.

Even if you don't have Etsy, I am sure there is something beautiful about you that you create. Do you have children? That is a creation...

Do you do photography? That is a creation....

Whatever it is, I will be happy to celebrate it with you! I conduct a little interview on your shop, or your alternative creation. I decide my favorites and I write about them, to let everyone know what is so beautiful about you....

So please follow, it helps me get my word out of my designs, and you can benefit too!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


i have been appointed officer of a facebook page of etsy women... if you are on etsy, please come join us and post your items and you link to your shop.... if you arent please come by and see us!

fellow les claypool lovers!!!!

check this out.....

New Name....Same Designs!

so, it is finished... i have a new name.....

since ruby lane designs is no longer a legal name, i have changed it to Nila & Camille...keeping with my daughters names, they are thier middle names.

i have an arts and crafts show on saturday, so im going to wait until Sunday to list all my items to see what inventory i have left. please check then to see all my great designs.

i did finish my first real sell... a custom purse for a frriend a met on etsy. it turned out so wonderful! it was definately a confidence booster!

thanks for all the support and keep an eye out for my finished new shop!

Monday, October 27, 2008

the new tattoo

Thursday, October 23, 2008

learned my lesson...


so, i learned a valuable lesson today! not one i wanted to learn, but nonetheless i learned it...
i got up this morning and logged onto my etsy account this morning to see if i had any buys, and saw i had a new conversation. so, i checked it. it happened to be palmer marketing executive from he was requesting information from me about my shop and wondered if i could send him my phone number. i thought this was awkward, so i googled his name and found a phone number, so i called him. and this is where the fun began....
he informed me that my shop was in violation of copyright infringement... and i had until the 31st of october to change everything and destroy anything that had ruby lane on it, unless i wanted to speak to his lawyer...
i just wanted to die...
so, now, to escape the clutches of a corporate lawsuit, i have a lot of work ahead of me in the next few weeks...
this means i need to design a new banner for my store, a new avatar for my chat and forum sites, business cards, retail tags, monogrammed tags for my purses, (which by the way i have to rip all of my bags apart to remove them)... so i feel buried... and on top of it all i have my first show on november first, and i am so behind! so, what a terrible, awful, horrible, no good, very bad day...
so what is this important lesson?
always search the US trademark database BEFORE you decide to start a business, even it it only based on your kitchen table...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

obama met with his national security advisors...

so, it IS a scary time...
and the thing is, how can we be ok if we have sarah palin in office?
let's be realistic, john mccain is getting older. there is nothing wrong with that, but i have heard on the news that with his age and health ailments, he has a one in three chance of passing away in office. that means, ladies and gentlemen, we have a one in three chance of having
sarah palin as president.
what i want to know is how can we have someone as president that completely sets aside science? she puts her religion above science, and i dont think we need someone in office that lets her religious beliefs drive her presidential decisions. here is the main reason. she believes that dinosaurs were around about 5000 years ago. lets think about this... science has proved with out a doubt through carbon dating, a vitually unflawed system that this is not true. so because of the time line she believes from the bible, she is willing to set aside scientific fact.... what is next? she will have the ability to set aside any fact for a belief.... i just dont understand....
i really believe we need someone who keeps religion and state seperate. dont get me wrong, i respect people's strong religious beliefs. i believe that everyone could be right, and i also believe that everyone could be wrong... what we should be concerned with is that we are upholding the consitution, and doing what is right to uphold our rights as united states citizens, not what you think is moraly right according to your religion...
is this a completely insane idea?
am i alone here?
unless we are willing to put someone in office that organizes rallies to pray gay people straight... and believes this is possible...
what is next?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

im proud of my husband...

so, my jon got a promotion at work!!!

i am so proud of him...

he works so hard, and is one of those people that can get along with pretty much anyone. i respect that, because, no matter what i try, that idea is nothing short of impossible for me. i have an admitted problem with authority.... i think it comes from being a mother. im in charge at home, and its hard to go to work and let someone be in charge of me....

anyway, he is a crane operator in the reversing mill now. He likes his new job alot, but is wondering already, 'what is next'? the big change is that now he has to swing shift and work evenings.

this is hard for me to adjust sleeping alone.

i feel like im the watch dog now, and i find myself sleeping on the couch. i used to wonder why my mother did this, and now, being married to a Steel Dynamics employee, i find myself in her position...

so, its 1:15 in the morning, and im on the couch watching national geographic channel. im watching: 'hooked again:monster fish!' yes, im cool. its actually very interesting... i have to say, a 1280lb hammerhead shark is pretty bad ass...

ruby is cutting her molars and she keeps waking up crying. i couldnt imagine cutting teeth again, think about it... it would hurt so bad, poor thing...

i really need to start sewing. i have an art show on nov. 1st and on the saturday after thanksgiving... wish me luck. im not sure what kind of inventory i need, but i have a feeling i will either have way to much, or not even close to enough. im going to take everything in my online store and everything off my retail rack at tangles... and i have quite an arsenal at home... so we will see.... but of tonight, i think that im going to cut out a few things, maybe that will make me tired enough to pass out on the couch, not to mention the 3 beers ive had... maybe that will make me tired....

thinking late at night...

my choice is what i choose to do, and if its causing no harm why should it bother you...
your choice is what you choose to be, and if you're causing no harm youre alright with me...
i enjoy this idea so much...
it makes me think... how about you?

whats the deal with blogging anyway?

so, i have decided to get a blog...
every where i go, it seems that is what the cool cats are doing...
so, in my desperate attempt to stay cool, i figured it was time. i also decided this month to join facebook, which seems it should be called high school reunion...
anyways, if there is anyone out there that does decide to read my blog, i hope you enjoy... its just about a mom who is obsessed new creations.
in my life this past couple of years, i have created a marriage, two children, and a small business, not to mention all the details in between.