Hi you have landed yourself at my blog, Mechelle Hyatt. I am a stay at home mom to three great kids, a wife to one great husband, I am a junk store fan and I love to sew. I didn't learn to sew at my grandmas knees! My husband bought me a sewing machine for my b-day one year. It sat in my closet for almost 3 years before I had the time & nerve to drag it out. It took me a long time to just figure out how to thread the needle, and when the bobbin ran out I simply put the sewing machine away for a few months until my neighbor showed me how to fix that problem..I had no idea they made some already done for you :) So after that I taught myself to sew through a lot of trial and errors and tears! I found that one can not have too many seam rippers!!!
You can find my handsewn item here on my blog at the top of the page, and also my crafty re-makes of things discarded. I also sell on etsy as well. My etsy name is: pinkdaisys.
So I hope you will enjoy reading my blog as I talk about my daily life, and all the great things I find and share with you. I love hearing your comments, so be sure to leave one before you leave. Thanks for stopping by.
OK So I really need some help from all you creative people out there! A few years ago a very Dear friend of mine, lost her daughter to Cystis Fibrois, she was 7 years old, and her name was Tess. Tess and her family LOVED to Ding Dong Ditch people and every Christmas their family would choose a family to Ding Dong Ditch.. the year she passed away they choose us. I have to tell you they are Good at it.. I had NO idea who it was and I even ran into her and her kids at krogers while they were buying stuff to leave on my porch! Can you say "too much hair color?" Geez.. anywho... It was a lot of fun and we finally figured it out the last night. My kids would wait and try to catch them, but we never did.. like I said they are good!!!
So we have adopted this idea in honor of Tess and in honor her family as well. Really you should try it, it will make your whole holiday, I promise!
So my dilema? I need some ideas on what to leave.. I had it all stored on my old computer which died.. and I am trying to remember.. I need help with the following days:
3 french hens, 4 Calling birds, 7 swans a swimming, 9 ??? (can't remember that one) 10 lords a leaping, 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming.. So I need a lot of help.. but to give you an example.. I am doing things like Pears and a small tree for day 1 and Turtle candy and Dove Chocolate for day 2, A jar of pineapple rings for day 5.. So you see where I am going.. Just a fun thing they can either play with or eat.. So come on.. Help me out here.. I promise to post it all here and why don't you join me.. I'm sure you know of someone who could use some Holiday cheer and excitement.. I promise it will be the best gift you give yourself this year! Thank you! Oh, and don't forget to scroll down and enter my give away.. it ends Wednesday night! Mechelle
If your name is Chikkaboom,.. then you just won the first give away! Contact me through email @ email@example.com with your shipping information and I will get this out to you asap!
Now for the next give away!
Same rules.. just leave a comment.. share the love mention it on your blog, become a follower too.. This adorable Days till Christmas count down is too cute. The numbers are on the back to count down each day.. This give away ends Wednesday, so hurry.. Leave your comment, and enjoy for the Holiday Season!
I am not sure if any of you have been inside of Bass Pro Shops.. but WOW.. what a great Christmas Display and fun things for the kids to do too!
We loved this train..
This is Santa's House.. It is BEAUTIFUL
Isn't this elf too cute?
My girls and the biggest Nut Cracker they have seen
My son, a future sharp shooter, I'm thinking...After Bass Pro Shop, we made our way to the Grand Ole Opry Hotel.. It has been been reinovated since the floods that hit that Nashville in the spring.. it is AMAZING in there
Waterfalls, a boat ride.. and A MILLION lights.. This is all INSIDE
My kids being..well.. my kids :) Why I love them. We had a great time visiting my aunt and uncle in Nashville.
My aunt gave me this AWESOME bowl.. which now I must collecting more of these.. Love it!
If you have not been to Anthropologie, they have the coolest ribbon.. this is a soft grey velvet.. Love it!
Aren't there candles the best too? Mmmm they smell great.. Will be getting a few more of these.. Love the mercury glass container too.
My in-laws kept Sampson.. Grandma and Grandpa.. he loves it over there and is catching back up on sleeping on the sofa..
This is what my girls were doing right before I typed this.. wearing safety glasses and dancing around the living room..
Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and become a follower too.. The drawing will be Wednesday night at 8 pm! See you all then
I am giving away a Lavender Filled Burlap Sachet adorned with vintage jewlery, some bling!!!
Not sure which one you will get.. but I think you will like them.. All you need to do is just leave me a comment and mention it on your blog, if you have a blog. It's that easy.
I have been super busy since the show last week.. I have a ton of great orders I have been working on daily. I have decided to expand my space at the Mercantile Mall in Milford.. you will be able to find ALL my hand sewn items at 104 Mercantile Mall on Main Street, Milford Ohio.. It will be stocked with Aprons, key chains, sachets, Christmas items and much more! Stop in and find a unique one of a kind gift for someone special on your list.
We will be having Thanksgiving with my Aunt next week.. I'm not sure who is more excited us or her :) As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I will be doing a few more give aways with some neat gifts for Christams, not just my stuff either.. So stay tuned, leave a comment, and have a Wonderful, Blessed Thanksgiving with your friends and family.
This is my booth at the Holiday Market.. This is where I was today from 10 - 6.. and where I will be Saturday 10 - 6 and Sunday 10 - 5
I have only 3 full aprons left.. I will be sewing into the "wee" hours to take more with me tomorrow
Just a few I took
These are my "new" thing.. I will have these in my etsy shop Starting Tuesday.. They are filled with dried Lavender and loaded with vintage Rhinestone Jewlery, velvet ribbon and lace.
Boy.. I should of dusted this off.. Note to self.. take windex tomorrow...
These are water bottle holders.. They went over very well
The window dried.. I sold one and I also had a cake carrier I did like this, and it sold as well.
This is one of 4 isles.. and I was at the end of one isle.. It is HUGE.. great stuff here to buy.. Well back to the sewing room. I am taking Monday off.. I am laying on my sofa and doing NOTHING all day long!
My lady here.. has seen better days. I had to "borrow" her from my girls room.. Sorry Rosie
I'm thinking this has to go on something.. I bought these letter from the shop and added them to my type writter.. I actually copied the idea from Bonnie who I bought the letters from!
I know.. this is not finished.. but I did a few of these tonight.. this one will be finished about midnight or 2 am...
It's the new Anna Maria Horner Fabric, Innocent Crush.. LOVE IT!!!
Went down to the shop today to "rob" it and take all my sewing stuff out.. thougth I grab a window..
It had sold.. so I made another one... This one I just did and it is not dry yet...
I love this picture of Jake and Carly
And of my girls.. Macy and Carly
Oh, and my NEW boots.. (I will talk about my OBSESSION soon) Got these at Meijers for $30.00
Back to the kids
See No Evil, Hear No Evil and SpeakNo Evil
What??? Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil, See No Evil.. much better
I feel like doing this...
I found these at a craft show.. a lady was making them and they were selling like crazy.. They are bedtime Monsters.. They are so cute.. Both my girls got one and they Love them.. They sorta grow on you...
Next Monday.. I will be doing this with Sampson!!! The big THREE day Holiday Market is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.. We are setting up tomorrow and stocking the booth.. I will keep sewing and adding to it.. I have never done a three day show.. I am freaked out, nervous and worried I do not have enough stuff.. Aren't we all when we do shows? Oh well.. they can order it right? I hope :)
If you live in Cincinnati or close by, stop by Duke Energy Center, the Convention Center down town and shop for a while. It should be fun.. a ton of great stuff and stop in and see hi!
The hours are Friday 10 - 6 Saturday 10 - 6 Sunday 10- 5
Next week, once I recover I will be doing a great give away and getting back to normal.. Have a great week!!!!