Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cheers to patience

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
Oprah Winfrey

I'm not big on resolutions although this year I am going to work on my patience. I'm probably more patient than most people. You would probably not even notice hides within my being.
Impatience is not good for me. It stresses me. I dwell on it. It is unhealthy. I cannot control other people's actions or thoughts. And if it doesn't work out for me..please be patient.
Deep Breath....

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Singing Snowbirds...

We WISH you a Merry Christmas...

We WISH you a Merry Christmas...

We WISH you a Merry Christmas...

And a Happy New Yearrrrrrr....

Merry Christmas from our home to yours.
Notice the large wrapped present with the 2 different papers.
That is my hubby's gift to me...He hasn't mastered the wrapping but always manages to give the best presents!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Peeking In

Kane observing nature through the patio door and feeling the warmth of the furnace.
This is his morning spot.

A surprise package from Mary. She makes the best vintage beaded ornaments. Love it. Last year she made me gorgeous pink beaded ornaments.

Some pink love birds ready for Valentine's Day listing in my shop.
Yes, I will wait until after Christmas to list them!

Now to the recently cleaned up and half way organized craft studio! LOL since I have taken these pictures I have already changed some things up. I'll post them again another day. I found 3 baby planters from the 80's and am using them for storage.

My sister bought this Album at the local church thrift shop for me. She loves me!

Greenbeanbaby purchase from a year or so ago is the framed picture of her cut paper piecing.

Flossie the framed picture in the upper right hand corner was purchased from Jenny at EverydayisaHoliday last year. Love, Love, Love! My inspiration board is getting full!

Not the best picture with the sun streaming in but you can see all my glass containers. They are filled with beautiful beads, flowers, and other goodies!

The 'messiest' storage in the room. I keep all of my chipboard in these roll out bins. The sewing machine is in the bottom bin. That hasn't gotten a lot of use. I prefer to work with paper, yarn, glitter, and glue.
Some yarn, some felt, and hiding some rolls of corrugated cardboard beside the cabinet.

Pretty pinks and reds displayed above the cabinet.

A cupcake plaque purchased from etsy.

The cabinet doors opened to expose the supplies inside: ribbons, threads, vintage trims, crepe paper, tulle, and a tin full of embroidery threads.

Up close with the pretties in the glass jars!

More prettiness.

The other album my sis purchased for me from the church thrift store. She really, really does love me! Honest.
Some projects yet to be started or finished: A wicked Halloween picture, garland, Christmas yarn ball wreath, a vintage magazine holder.

I cannot wait to see the finished project from these yarn balls. I might add some pink pom poms.

Aqua, Red, and White LOVE! Where's the pink?

I finished up the Christmas wrapping of the gifts tonight.
Need to double check my lists and see if more gifts are needed..Crossing fingers that I am done.

Snow and/or ice tonight.
Be safe and warm.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love when that happens

, originally uploaded by DanielleT.

What a sweet surprise to see my cottages in someone's beautiful pictures! Danielle Thompson takes the sweetest photos and look at that Christmas Vignette!

Off to Christmas shop...I have to start and finish today...crossing fingers xxxxxx


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just a spoonful of sugar

Quick post to show some new cottage added to the SHOP
Cotton Candy, Lollipops..and sugary glitter!

I will have a Blue Christmas Cottage was made for a sweet friend.

Pink Swirled Lollipop

Gingerbread style cottage. I really like the tree with added presents underneath;)

The Shopping crunch is on....even in my own house. I am so far behind this year!!! I'm still enjoying the season without stressing too much.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Glitter Cottages

Three is a magic number? I had a custom order for one of these cottages in lilac/pink combo. I figure I might as well whip up a few more...assembly line style in different colors.

I just love the wee wooden angels.

One, Two, Three...
In my shop...

Bought these puppies at Goodwill for 50 cents. I chose aqua, red, and white yarn to make yarn balls. I am waiting for after Christmas Sales to purchase some inexpensive ornaments to make this:

Freezing in the Midwest this week. I hope you are warm and cozy.

Friday, November 26, 2010

oh my stars

Custom order finished in record time. I am so proud when I don't procrastinate. I've been seeing stars all a good way!

Just have to mention that Black Friday is not for me. From now on I will order online any door buster sales that I can with hot coffee in my hand and blanket for warmth. For the most part people were okay..but some rude ones just seem to stick in your mind.

Cannot believe Christmas is upon us always sneaks up on me!

Secret project I cannot reveal as I am making 25 of them. Don't want to ruin the surprise for any of the possible recipients! Money is very tight this year and I always enjoy hand-making gifts but this year it is a necessity. Nonetheless they will be gorgeous!

Night out with friends from high school...Everyone have a safe weekend.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lumpy Potatoes Give Thanks

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now for the lighter side:
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
...And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
~Author Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Candy Cane Ruffled Garland

Happy Saturday. It is a windy cool day in Hoosierville. It makes me just want to stay in all day, craft, and sip hot coffee.

A good way to use up some vintage craft ribbon I had laying around with no idea what I was going to use it for. Gathered up and all ruffly for you to hang on whatever you desire on it.

3 are in my with round buttons, one with rectangle buttons, and the last one with oval buttons. The buttons are where you want to hang your decorations on for your very personalized garland.

Almost forgot:
And a green one made for good measure for those traditional Christmas ornaments.

Hope you are nice and toasty today,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sugary Sweet Overload

Short but very sweet post:

See Santa? He's watching you!

Peppermint Lollipop Tree

Cotton Candy Chimney Smoke

Peppermint, gumdrop, lollipop, candy cane, cotton candy, lemon drop..oh my!
My teeth hurt just looking at it all. These 2 can be found in my shop.

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? I've been trying to keep up with my running, crafting, working, and now Christmas is on my mind. How about you? Do you feel the pinch?
Like it's closing much I want to do...and know it will not all be possible. Enjoy the season.

Happy it's almost Friday!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Glitter Cupcakes in the shop

New cupcake ornaments just added to my shop. I love this pink looks like fine shredded pink coconut.

A set of green striped and polka dotted cupcakes with pink cherry hearts on top. These are made from up-cycled chipboard. Green Baker's Twine is used for the hanger.

A set of two blue glittery cupcakes with a pink cherry heart on top!

A great sale on my Halloween ornaments here and here.

More to come to my shop this week...sneak preview right here:

Remember my garland ? I followed Creative Breathing's garland-a-long instructions but added my own twist on the hanging base. I have made a few of these to add to my etsy shop. They will be a blank canvas for you to add your own handmade or purchased creations. The items will hang from the buttons and the ribbons and you can even loop them over the garland base.

These goodies and more~ Stay tuned.

Hope your week is SWEET!