Friday, February 18, 2011

Vintage Trimming


Wow!  It's been forever since I've posted....reason being is that I really have nothing interesting to post about!  Haven't been too creative either but even when I'm not being creative I still always have my eye out for pretty things to create with!


 I actually found these trims a while ago and was recently digging into my stash and forgot that I had even had them! 


 So, just thought I would share because not only are the trims prettybut sometimes the packaging can be just as pretty or prettier!





Monday, December 6, 2010

getting ready!


Maybe it's a little late to say that I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.  I did!  Even managed to get into the city the night before to see the balloons waiting to make their appearances at the parade.  If you are ever in NY the night before I strongly reccomend trying to do this!!!!  As you can see it get so crowded but it just so festive!


So I've been busy decorating and adding items to my shop here and there...


Over the years all my red Christmas decorations slowly evolved to white.  This year I'm getting back into red.  Not alot but touches of it and so far I am loving it!!!!



Will be back soon with more....Have a great week!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fa la la la la......




 I am in full Christmas mode right now. I don't know why but I just am. Not decorating or shopping yet but making all kinds of things!




 I wanted to share something I did last Christmas. The photo above is of my dad! Can't even begin to tell you how much I love it.


  Very last minute last year I made some copies and stitched the photos onto some card stock and used them as gift tags for my family.


 This year, I wanted to make some other items out of the photo because I just love it so much and is so Christmassy to me.  I made a little journal that I am going to use keep all my Christmas lists and notes in. I made some extras that I have added to my shop.





I wasn't going to start adding Christmas items yet but I know that a lot of people have already started their Christmas shopping....me not being one of them.

I'm having Thanksgiving again this year so it's time for me to get out of Christmas mode for now and get back into Thanksgiving mode!



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Welcome......
 I found this sampler the other day while cleaning out some things.  My mother made it in 1984.  Does that make it vintage yet????  It was one of the many cross stitches that my mother made.  For a while there she was never seen without stitching one.  She would stitch it and my father would make a frame for it.  I loved that she always signed and dated them.  She gave many of them as gifts and this one I guess she was keeping for herself but I'm not sure.  I love the colors!!!
I've been busy, busy hoping to have kinda a shop re-opening soon!
 Even adding some jewelry!

 Just wanted to pop in and say hello and also to apologize to anyone that I haven't gotten back to. I was having some major blogger issues that were frustrating me to the point of thinking about giving up blogging forever!  I think I figured out what the issue was and well, I have to admit...I think the issue was me!  I had some of my settings wrong!


 Welcome back!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

halloween decor

I know that many of you will understand when I say that I have a hard time using orange when decorating for Halloween. Each year I use less and less. This year I used hardly any at all!
I know you get it!!!!!


I think this is the most orange I've used....these two little pumpkins. And I have such a thing for these rats! They're everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
















Right now this is making me happy...A photo of my mom dressed up as a gypsy for Halloween. I found it in a box of old photos recently and I can remember her showing it to me and telling me how her mother made the costume for her.


That's all for now friends. On another note...Don't forget to leave a comment for a bracelet. You have untill Thursday! And on yet another note....Is anyone having trouble with Blogger???? Or is it just me????


Friday, October 8, 2010

giveaway!


Hi girlies...In honor of my new found love for jewelry making, I am going to give away one of these three bracelets that I made. Keep in mind that I'm still new at this! Leave a comment and the winner that I choose (sometime on
Thursday) can pick which bracelet they like best.


In the meantime, I'm still beading....





Have a great week!!!!!