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Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween fun from my Etsy shop.

It's a busy time of year for Etsy shop owners (and I'm one!). I have so many items to put in my shop that I haven't added yet, but thought I'd show you a few things that are now IN my shop. Where does the time go?  House hunting, moving, packing, etc. takes way too much precious time, and cuts into my crafting time.
Pretty paper shabby flowers that you can find in my shop.
I have a few packages of rosettes to go with your gift bags, place cards.... or how about sticking one on your painted pumpkin (see below)?


Look at this darling painted pumpkin, that I found on Life on Lakeshore Drive!!  I would put a paper rosette or shabby flower in the middle of the beadwork, instead of the rose. Or I would decorate a white painted pumpkin with buttons and paper rosettes!

Use one of my crocheted yarn table mats for the centerpiece on your dining room table. I used a beautiful soft 4 ply yarn for this table mat, and it is about 12-13" in diameter. It's very large and makes a perfect mat for a bouquet of flowers or your pretty soup tureen.

Look up on the right top side of my blog sidebar, and you can see a little slide show of my Etsy items.  You can also click there to go directly to my Etsy shop, or click HERE to go to my Etsy shop.

I need to get busy!  The holidays are just around the corner.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Elves to delight you!

I'm still unpacking from our move, and haven't dug into my crafting boxes yet, so will delight you with some photos I took of my sister, Barb's, Elf Collection.  These are SO DARLING! They sit perkily on her kitchen windowsill, always there to give me an uplift and a smile.


Each one (or most anyway) is planted with some sort of cactus or succulent plant.

They are so whimsical and fun!

She collects them from all over the United States. Whenever she sees one, or whenever her friends or family see one, they just HAVE to get it for her!  We are all on the lookout.

It's a good excuse to go to the 2nd hand stores and antique stores (as if I really need an excuse?)

These are only a very few of what she has.

These are just a few of my favorites.
Look at this cute little snail!

I just LOVE collections, don't you? I have a Red Wing Pottery collection, the ones with the birds on them.  Some day soon, I will show you my treasures.

What do you love to collect?

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Moving has taken "it" out of me........

Oh wow..... we finally got moved to a "new" rental and I'm sorry to say, I've kind of lost my creative spirit for awhile! I've been so busy packing, moving, unpacking, organizing and "where did I put this?".... ing... that my blog has taken back seat. so sorry.............

So for now, I'm going to show you some of my FAVORITE photos from one of my most FAVORITE blogs of all time!  The blog is by Helen Philipps, and I just love her creativity, bright colors, gorgeous whimsical fabrics, and awesome sewing and crocheting talents.

Here are some more of her projects:

I just swoon every time I receive one of her blog posts! Love love love her. Go check out her blog. She'll refer to where she purchased her DARLNG fabrics.

So until I get back into my crafting, and finish getting my new rental house in order, I hope you are satisfied with some of my favorite blogs and past photos I've placed here on my blog. I promise, I will get back to blogging very soon!

Miss you guys!

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