Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!

WOW have I been missing or what? To call me a "bad blogger" is being easy on me!

We have had so much going on since Thanksgiving and have been non stop. Between work, sewing, school, and kids being sick, I feel like I have hardly had time to breath.

Now that I have time to get back to blogging.. I can not find my camera! So as soon as I clear off my desk and find it, I have some great things to post.. and I PROMISE to get back to daily postings or at least every other day!

I am in the process of organizing and cleaning up after Christmas!
I just wanted to drop a note, say Hello, wish you all a Wonderful Safe New Year and get the music back on my blog..
Hopefully I have not lost all my readers ??!!

Have a great night!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Missing Blogger

I have been a bad slacking blogger.. and I apologize.. Don't you hate going back to check a bloggers page and it has not been updated in FOREVER? You know you think.. "where is she? what is she doing" OK, so I have been that person... We have had so much going on.. But let's start with Rosie here.. My dress form.. My girls have decided to take her into their room and display her in there.. This what they did to her.. gave her a face, some hip clothes..

Poor Rosie... an early dismisal from school.. and four girls in one room with clothes and accessories.. she will never be mine again.. But I do love the face they made for her too..

And this is what else has been keeping me busy.. The new booth space! Very Very empty in this photo.. but I have been slowly filling it up.. Going tomorrow to take some aprons, key chains and other goodies.. I will keep posting photos as it gets done, and FULL.

This chair.. this beautiful MINT slipper chair.. I found for $8.00 It is now at my booth. Look at the scallopped edges.. I just love them!

Got some new fabrics in.. and they are now aprons, and some pillows for my sofa too!

This.???.well on Halloween night we were trick or treating.. and a friend of ours had this out to the trash.. I had to have it.. So I asked if I could drag it to the side of their house and pick it up the next day. My husband at first could not believe I was even wanting this.. and again missing the whole "vision" I had.. My husband just finished painting it back on the outside and I am taking it to my booth too. I am going to display pillows in it.. but I think it would be a FAB cooler.. It even has drain holes and the stoppers and it is on wheels too! I don't know how but I totally forgot to take the after shot.. guess I will post that later.. but not bad for FREE!

And while out junking one day I found these old windows. They had $10.00 each on them and I went in to bargin and the lady said, "they are now $1.00 each if you take them today" and I said "SOLD" I took all 5 of them...I LOVE old windows.

And this is what I am doing with them.. I LOVE this look! goes with anything and adds a great pop of color too!

Well back to sewing.. It will be a late one tonight.. and a lot of running around tomorrow.. But I have to ask is anyone else loving the Christmas music on? I am just loving it. It is putting me in a great mood and I am getting a ton done listening to it... Have a great week!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

Here are a few of my favorite things...

Carly as a vampire...

Macy as a Prom Queen.. who is a few balloons away from being Dolly Parton!

Jake, carving pumpkins..

Carly, finally putting her hands in the pumpkin!

The lady on my dresser who holds some of jewlery

My vintage stand holder, which now holds some of my rick rack

A shelf in my sewing room..old jars holding thread, buttons, jewlery

All the jars are from the thrift shops

More jars of buttons, rick rack.. it is a great way to store your things and look pretty too!

These are a few of my favorite things....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fun New Stuff and ANOTHER Give Away

So your thinking... Why is she posting pictures of vintage silver lids? Well have you ever picked up something that your mind said "these are lids" but your "creative mind" said, "two of them, oh yea... they can be used as coat hangers or hangers for anything!"

Can you see it? I am leaving them as is and finding a place to hang them near my front door. They are not your typical coat hangers, but that is why I like them so much.

If you follow my blog you know we recently moved.. Well everyone should take an old momento from their old place.. so I took the address.. they were putting up a new one, and it was going to be tossed so my old address has a "new home" in the kitchen. It reminds me that change is good.

I had to show you this cool clock.. It is not vintage.. but made to look this way.. Got it at T.J. Maxx for $12.00. What a deal! It too will be going in my kitchen.. Starting to get a theme in there... hmmmmm

These will soon be my new pillows for my living room..

This is a vintage fabric I picked up early spring at a flea market.. Love the birds and colors!

A few new purses, will be in the etsy store in the moring.... $15.00

Amy Butler Fabric.. These bags are great to grab and go around town.. you can stick a ton of things in there. I love the one I carry.

And yes, more of my addiction fabric.. Jennifer Paganelli's fabric..If there is a support group for her fabric line, I will be the first to sign up!

On a recent run to a nearby antique mall.. I found something like this.. The gal wanted almost $50.00 for it and of coarse I said, "I can make that" and I did.. These are vintage word flash cards. They are simple, but unique and are in my etsy store now for $20.00 framed.. What neat gift idea. Perfect daily inspirtation for you or a dear friend.

My Favorite that I did today..this patchwork window. WOW I love the colors.. and I have a serious addiction to old windows and doors too. All done up with Amy Butler Fabric.. Another fabirc lover of mine.. This is in my etsy shop for $55.00 and I will be doing lots more.. Hope you like it.

So the Give Away you ask? Well I am giving away one framed vintage flash card saying.. I will even let you pick the saying once you win.. So I will custom make it for you!

All you have to do is just leave me a comment, with your email address and the drawing will be Sunday November 1st, at 8:00 pm. I love doing give aways.. spread the word, post it on your blog, let me know you did it and you will be entered twice, and if you win.. then you will get a extra special surprise with your gift!

Have a great creative week!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Winner is

And the Winner is

Mandy from Burkett Design

Leave me a post with your mailing address and I will get this out to you asap!

Thanks Ladies.. I will be doing another give away later this week.

Make sure you check my etsy store this week.. lots of great handmade goodies and vintage finds going in there!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apron Sale & Give Away!

I am having my first ever "sale" on etsy! I have been so busy working on things for fall and doing special orders, that I have not stocked my store!

Well yesterday I put a few things on and have decided to start with a few things I had left over from summer shows!

So you can see I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Paganelli and her FAB Fabrics!

These aprons are not just for cooking.. oh no! Crafting, vendor's, teachers and I even wear them around town now and then, and leave my purse at home!

Stylish, fun vibrant fabrics.. you will love them!

Roomy pockets! lots of space for your cell phone, wallet, keys.. makes shopping so much easier! Perfect for teachers.. they can carry pens, pencils, all the little things they need.

I had a few purses left over too, so I thought I would throw them too! Large roomy purses!

Another sis boom fab fabric! Keep checking my etsy store all this week.. I will be adding to it daily.. The link is at the top of the page.

And a Give Away too! One lucky lady will receive one these aprons for FREE....

Just leave me a comment and you will entered to win!

The drawing will be Sunday night @8:00 pm! Spread the word.. I'm sure we all could use something for free, and why can't it be pretty too?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Working on my Etsy Shop

Where does the time go? Really, I am so amazed at how quickly time goes by so fast, mostly when you have a ton to do!

I have been super busy the past week, and a terrible blogger.. sorry for that!
I have been working on my sewing room, getting a few things wrapped up and started to stock my etsy shop again..
I have some things left over from some shows that I am putting in there today, and they are all on sale, so stop by if you get a minute. Click the little bird at the top of the blog that is marked "etsy".
Eventually I want to list here on my blog as well.. some day!

Back to working and enjoying the weather.. Sorry such a crappy post, but I promise to do better this week!
Have a great week everyone.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

A friend needs your help, Please

My dear friend Tracey sent me a text message and asked me to help her, help her son.

Tracey and her husband are the two most special people I have meet in my life. They have 8 children. Four of the children have Cystic Fibrois. What they go through in a day to day routine is remarkable. How close they are, and how what kind hearts they have is just amazing to witness. Two years ago their daughter Tess, who was 7, passed away from this horrible disease with complications due to the Cystic Fibrosis. You can read more about Tess in earlier blog post I did.

Their oldest son, Taylor is going for a full scholarship through the Cystic Fibrois foundation. He has written a short essay and has made it to the final 40 people. All you have to do is simply go the website listed, click on his name (Taylor B) and simply vote online.

It will not cost you a thing, just a moment of your time and a few clicks of your mouse.
I know this family will appreciate your kindness. Please feel free to copy this, or spread this to anyone on your email list or your blog.. It would be wonderful to see how many people we can reach and how many votes he can get!
Thank you so much!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A star is reborn

I love these old stars. I wanted to do something fun and different for my girls room. Since they are leaving the soft pink look behind. I though was a great way to reuse what we have and make something new.

I let them pick out a few fabrics.

Then I made a template from newspaper.

I just traced the template onto the fabric.

I then just used glue and water and attached the fabric to the star.

It's Fun, Funky and the girls love it. It needs some ric rac, which I will let the girls help with.

Have a great Thursday

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Happy Camper

I have to admit that these old campers, I LOVE very much! I mean look at the charm.. Look at the vintage coolness of this one all madeup! She is a BEAUTY!

I want one.. and my dream is for one day that my husband, will just call me and tell me he found one, for me (us) to redo!

Growing up, we had a camper similiar to this.. then my family bought a mobil home to vacation in.

My best friend when I was growing up, Diann, had one in her backyard that her family used all the time.

So how did we spend our summer nights? Having sleep over's in the camper of coarse!

I would Love to have one! Wouldn't you?

Just look at the inside.. It just says cottage, vintage, come camp with me!

Someday.... I will have one of these, until then.. I will just admire this one.