Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Wish List Giveaway

Ran across this giveaway on my travels this morning and just had to get my name in the hat!!  Wow!  Be sure to check it out for yourself!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
to have Paul with us at Christmas, struts for my car (exciting, I know! lol) , spiral binder machine(for making books), book on digital collage, the movie "UP"

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
a beautiful quilt from my Mom

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
an embellished scrapbook/photoalbum

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
a sewing machine when I was 12

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
iPod, Ugg boots, PS3 game, Denfeld (school)  hoodie, new comforter

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
mashed potatoes with ham gravy

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
gift tags, ornaments, comforters, day planners

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
It's a Wonderful Life

9. Favorite holiday song?
Silent Night

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
time with family, baking

Friday, November 13, 2009

Getting in the Spirit

So, how's everyone coming along with their Holiday crafting???  I'm still not quite up to par with things, but I can do a little each day, and that makes me happy!  Here's a little peek at what I've done this week.

Postcards from the Past~  I found these darling vintage-style Christmas postage stamps and decided to make some gift tags that loosely resemble old fashioned postcards!

Touches of Toile Bird Tag set ~  I think these look so cute on a package!

Love Bird Drawstring Bag ~ It's been a while since I made a bag...they are fun to make and, of course, I had to include one of my little feathered friends :o)

Toile Stocking Ornament ~  I decoupaged some of that lovely toile paper onto a little wooden stocking and gussied it all up with some vintage elements.  Great as a gift topper too--it's like 2 gifts in 1!

Well, that's it for me for today--I'd love to see what you are making...leave me a link and I'll check it out ♥♥

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I do offer items in my shop that come from a smoke-free studio.............

But I can't guarantee that you won't find the occasional kitty hair in there!  LOL  This is where Daisy likes to sit when I sew ( my little pal )!

(of course, I check my products over very strictly for pet hair...just having a little fun!)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Over & Done --Thank you

Well, the benefit for my brother Paul is was quite an experience, and it turned out wonderfully, and I'm so glad it's over!  LOL  I was overwhelmed by the sweetness, generosity, and willingness to "pitch in" that we ran across while planning for and having the benefit, it really gives you a renewed sense that there are really a lot of really wonderful people in this world! ....REALLY!  (sorry, just having a little fun with words ;oP)

I'd like to thank my beautiful cousins Vicki, Becky, Michelle, and Linda for all that they did.  I could never thank them enough for what they did, it was a thing of beauty and love and I love them forever for it.

 Left to Right:  Karen, Vicki, Linda, Michelle, Becky

I also received so many gifts and donations from my online family was amazed by how many "strangers" helped out (of course, I know that online friends are NOT really strangers, they are just friends that you haven't seen yet!)  lol  I would like to thank all of you who helped by sending something and/or shared your stories and prayers with us.  It warms my heart REALLY!  I'd like to send special thanks to the EtsyTwitter team, there was a lot of love that came from the gals in that group and I REALLY appreciate it! 

Oh, and a HUGE thank you to Brenda Fisher and The GATINAS!!!! 

Here are some of the people who helped out--please go and visit their shops and give them some love, they are wonderful people who make wonderful things!!
Cedar Junction
Pieceful Bits
Handmade by Sandi
Cape Cod Jewelry
Firebird House
Foxy G Knits
Blue Cole
Holly So Lightly
High Desert Rose
Casual Cottage
Beans Things
Shes Sew Pretty
Threepeats Jewelry
Rick Rack Queen
Books Around the Clock
Starbaby Online
Bertrams Bowdoir
ReBop Shop

I hope I didn't forget anyone!  If I accidently left you off the list, please contact me so I can get you on here!

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped or prayed or were one of the over 300 people who came to enjoy and support!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥♥♥
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