Thursday, January 31, 2008


Can you believe it's the end of January already? Whoa, time sure flies by fast! I don't have too much to say today--just the usual stuff going on. Been busy making these Valentines as fast as I can embroider :o)--it's been fun having an item that sells so well, I don't even have to think about what to make, just keep making these hearts! Kinda relaxing really (and happily we were able to pay a bunch on our oil bill with the money made from them too, and that's really nice!) AND I've about wiped out my local thrift shops button supplies! lol I guess that's nice for them.

I managed to sneak in this pretty bag--just cuz' I needed to do something different one day--so soft and pretty. That's vintage chenille on the bottom. Wouldn't this be nice to hide some of that shabby, but not so chic stuff hanging around the house? :o)

I also did up this batch of pretty coasters for a dear customer. I was so pleased to find another package of the vintage pink/gold rick rack that really makes these so charming. The new owner is quite pleased with her new coasters.

Linds has been enjoying her dance competition--and we've been enjoying watching them! It's really a fun sport (?) to be a spectator at--the music is great, the costumes are beautiful, and the dancing so fun to watch. Here is a professional pic taken during one of the competitions so you can see my sweet baby in all her made-up glory! I did take a video at one of them, but have to learn how to do the youtube thing yet---so maybe down the line I can share one with you.

Well, I have to go get her from dance practice now--we'll talk again soon :o)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille.....

Look what I caught Rosie doing

Thursday, January 10, 2008

This and That

Hi! How's things today? There's a couple things to share today. I ran across a giveaway that some of you might be interested in--It can be found here--The Apronista. She's giving away a fabulous vintage apron and an equally fabulous book "The Apron Book". Hurry though, taking entries only through Jan. 11th!

This is Emma Mouse. She is very quiet (quiet as a mouse!) and friendly and would love to hang around and hold on to your treasures for you! A larger sized drawstring bag--available in my Etsy shop.

Here's my newest creation--isn't it cute?!! The gal who has the cutest little antique shop--right next door to my favorite second-hand shop--surprised me one day with a bag full of tissue paper scraps. "Here," she said "I run across these misc. paper patterns and stuff when I go through boxes and drawers-- and I thought if anyone can use them, you can." I love that stuff!! lol It was full of old sewing patterns pieces, and applique patterns, and iron-on transfers!! Yeah! One of them was this little bird on a flowering branch--so sweet! I was trying to think of the perfect place to use it--and this is what I came up with. I just added the word "Love you" and surrounded it with red wool and buttons. Available in my Etsy shop.

Linds and Daisy--This picture just cracks me up! I love the way Daisy is looking at Linds--is that love or what??!

Did I ever tell you guys that I had once won a giveaway at Calamity Kim's blog--and she sent me this fabulously fantastic bunting??? It took me a long time to decide where would be the perfect place to hang it--isn't is wonderful?!! I just love it, and it makes me smile every time I look at it! Calamity Kim is just a wonderful artist, and is so free and fun with her form and pattern--inspiring! If you are not familiar with her, I urge you to check out her blog for yourself!
Have a fantastic day everyone--and go hug your sweethearts!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

One More Weekend.....

Rosie is really sad that we took out the Christmas tree yesterday!!

How's everyone?? I miss you guys, and really need to get back on schedule with the blogging (shame on me!) One more weekend and the Holidays are done! lol Seriously, coming from these huge families does present challenges, let me tell you.

Isn't it funny how people from big families seem to be drawn to others with big families when they marry? My Dad is the oldest son of 17 kids and we had 6 kids in our family. My hubby is the youngest of 10. My brother married a gal who is the youngest of 13 kids. My other brother married a gal who is the youngest of 7. It just goes on and on!! We had a nice, mellow Christmas at home here, Misty did come by for Christmas, which was nice!. The last weekend we had Christmas with the 2 brothers who live here in town and their families. Now today my other brother from out-of-town and his wife are coming ! They are renting a jacuzzi room at a local hotel, so we will go there and eat and play and have a good time..... and no one has to clean their house, yeah!!

How sweet are these two babies??? They sleep together a lot of the time, but sometimes they just look so sweet that I have to photograph them!

I haven't been crafting too much--I was having some back problems (which really sucked!) and I couldn't stand or even sit in a chair for very long. Thankfully that seems to be working itself out! I finished up some custom orders and have been working on that big order for the yarn shop in little spits and spurts. I have some new 2008 planners in the shop

This one is called Mossy! I love the colors in this--so rich and earthy.

And a pretty aqua floral.

Well, I better get going, I have an order to pack up and get to the post office this morning (yeah, only 20 sales away from 500 now-- whoot!) and then I need to figure what the heck I'm bringing to the hotel for food today, get to the grocery store, and then get home and make it! I'm feeling very uninspired! lol

Hey---what are your favorites to bring to parties?? It would be great to get some new things to make. Please share your tried and true party recipes!!
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