Saturday, December 19, 2009

Giveaway Winner Announced!

I didn't forget! But it is midnight, so I did wait til the very end of the day to choose a winner for my Christmas giveaway. Thank you to all who entered - wish I could give all you nice ladies a little present - sorry! :( But the big winner is..... Lisa! Here's a link to her blog: Pupylov . Hooray!

Lisa - email me your snail mail address to laurie cass at comcast dot net, and I'll get your goodies shipped out to you as soon as possible! Thank you all for playing. And now, to bed! Tomorrow back to Christmas craziness! :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Cuteness and a Giveaway!

Hello girls - long time no talk! Lots of busy, pretty shiny Christmas goodness going on around here! Check out this adorable pink tree that one of my best buddies gave me this morning! I covered it with some of my flowers. I like it!
Also - look at these awesome ornaments I got this week from the swap sponsored by Deb at Say It With Letters . Thank you for organizing this again, Debbie! :) When I have time I'm going to come back and add each girl's link.
And Joyce went the extra mile and made me this! Oh I love it! Thank you Joyce!
Here's the ones I made. I am so into fabric and polka dots right now!
Also - check out the awesome bunch of giveaways going on over at Fresh and Fun! I'm hoping to win some yummy fabric from the Fabric Closet on Etsy. ( Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm also having a little giveaway of my own. Here's some fun Christmas crafting supplies - leave me a comment here by December 17 and I'll announce the winner on Friday the 18th and ship these goodies out to you in time to make some cute cards! Included is an adorable Martha Stewart bird punch (I have one and I love it!) as well as some super neat SEI clear Christmas stamps. Check out my Etsy shop Trinkets and leave me another comment telling me what you love and I'll enter your name twice! Blog about my giveaway and I'll enter your name a third time! Hope you win! :) Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sewing, Sewing, Sewing....

What have I been doing lately? Sewing, sewing, sewing.... it's a good thing I enjoy it so much!
I'll bet my Mom never thought I'd ever take it up, although when I was younger she wanted me to. There is something so wonderful about making something yourself with fabric - such an: "I did this!" feeling of accomplishment. Thanks for not giving up on me Mom! I'll never have your talent but I sure enjoy playing around with it.

We're having an early Thanksgiving this weekend with my family and I am so excited! I am thankful that everyone in my family is well and safe at home. What is everyone else doing for Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Best Friends and the Weekend!

Hey Everyone -
Last weekend I got to spend time with two of my bestest friends which is something that doesn't happen as much as it used to. We went up to see my friend Debbie who has twins and is pregnant AGAIN! Yay! I am so happy for her and her family. Here she is with one of her adorable babies. I hope she doesn't mind me showing this here. Also went with my other best friend Carole, and it was just so relaxing to spend time together. We have known each other for so long and I am so blessed to have these girls in my life.

And on the way home Carole and I stopped at this awesome Christmas craft fair! Yay! (Sorry, Debbie!) I spent way too much on some beautiful primitive/country ornaments and things (my weakness) - and there was so much to see. I came home with this huge handmade wooden house that is lit inside. I love houses. I put it on our dining room table and I love it - my husband didn't love it as much. :) Ha.
And this weekend there are more craft fairs - I love to go and see what other people have made - Christmas is such a fun time of year. I've already started decorating! Here's some things I've made recently for the shop both for Christmas and otherwise.

Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Isn't it funny that a paper plate full of buttons can make me so happy? I love color and I love looking at these.
I've been getting the kids ready for Halloween - I'll post pictures here of them after we get some good shots. My son is going as a Ghostbuster and my daughter as a belly dancer. Not sure yet how I'm going to make that one warm enough!
Here's some new projects I've been working on lately.

Hope you all have a fantastic Halloween weekend! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

So, it's been a while since I've posted, and I feel so left out of the loop! Thank you everyone, for all your sweet responses to my last post. Reading your comments REALLY cheered me up. I felt much better and got over my sad feelings - so thanks!
Getting this in the mail cheered me too - look what I won from Michele over at This Good Day! Isn't it sweet? And she threw in another beautiful tag that I wasn't expecting - and all of it was beautifully wrapped in tissue tied with seam binding. Thank you so much Michele! I love it!

And here's some new projects I've been working on. I made these trees and I really liked them. I'm going to try some more with non-traditional colors soon like pink and blue. I think that will be cute.
I've also started working on some new stuffed houses - here's a mini one just for fun and I'm working on a bigger one now. I don't know why I love them so much, I just do! Anyone else like houses as much as me? I have bird houses, doll houses, mini houses - all over my house - I think it drives my husband nuts! But I can't help it! I'll post the new ones soon.

And here's another project I forgot to post before - it's my "Jolly" letters from Say It With Letters. I decorated them in a kind of non-traditional color scheme and I can't wait to hang them up on my wall. After Halloween is over, of course!

Have a wonderful week, everyone, and thanks again for your kind comments - you're awesome friends! :)

Monday, October 05, 2009

Stopping to Count My Blessings

Hey everyone - I am feeling a little sentimental tonight and emotional for some reason and just wanted to post to see if anyone was out there! I feel like fall is whipping by and I just can't catch five minutes of time to enjoy it. Fall is my favorite season and it's just so beautiful here in New England. I am spoiled!

Here's some funny pictures of my two kids participating in the Harvest Fest Corn eating contest a week ago! Neither of them won, but it sure was fun to watch them gobble up corn as fast as they could. I am super blessed to have such wonderful kids.

Later we went to see the fireworks and I snapped this photo of my hubby and daughter. It's one of my favorites. It was a super relaxing evening and we just don't get many of those with everyone's busy schedules. So looking at this makes me feel good.
I hope you're all enjoying the fall and taking time with your dear family and friends. :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Feels Like Fall

Hi Everyone!
I just spent all afternoon outside with my little one. She pulled me out and I'm glad she did. We spent an hour just sitting in the sun on the front lawn of the house, - laying around in the grass, wrestling and just doing nothing. Totally relaxing and totally what I've needed lately. I've been trying to teach her to whistle with a piece of grass between her fingers like my Mom and Dad taught me. A happy memory. Anyone else out there able to do it? It does take some practice!
And look at these beautiful tags I received in the mail yesterday from my friend Tracy over at Tied Up Memories. She uses kraft paper for the backing which makes them look like leaves which I think is so cool. I hung them on an old twisted wire tree that I bought a few years ago at a church sale but haven't used much until now. Check out Tracy's beautiful Etsy shop here.

Another one of the tags on the left in this picture is from Laura over at Busybee-Laura. I did a Halloween swap with her and she sent me the tag with the purple spider on it and the MOST beautiful Halloween apron (and many other wonderful Halloween goodies!). I wish I had taken a picture of it but it's been put to use many times already and it's hanging downstairs in my pantry! Check out her Etsy shop here!: Gigi Kay.
And last but not least, I was thrilled today to have one of my pieces featured on the front page of Lollishops! Sadie Lou sent me the sweetest note and then I went to go see it - set amongst the most beautiful things ever! Go check out Lollishops if you have time - it's worth the trip!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Busier Than A One Armed Paper Hanger

Ha. That's what my Dad always says and that's the way I feel this week - super busy! This weekend is our small town's Fall Celebration. It's called the Home and Harvest Festival, and everyone I know in town is volunteering their time in some way. I am also appointed to a few extra town tasks and I am feeling the pressure! I can't wait til a lot of it passes and I can breathe a sigh of relief! So if some of you haven't heard from me in a while, that's the reason why!

On to other news - my little shop Trinkets was featured today on one of my favorite websites:
On the Dot Creations! What an honor to be put right up there on top! Thank you! My work has also been featured in a few Etsy treasuries, which really made my day! :)
I have been super busy with creating as well, and just finished a huge order. Here's a peek at some of my newest products!

Check them out at Trinkets!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Flowers, Quilts and Halloween!

So, I thought that now that I have two kids in school that things were going to slow down a bit. Why do they seem busier than ever? With soccer, school forms, new friends and new projects - will there ever be enough hours in the day? That's why I haven't been around as much. But I'm going to try to be better. Just wanted to show you some things I've been working on lately. Here's a quilt that I made out of some fabric that I really love - it's Oh Cherry Oh, by Moda. My daughter loves it so much I never really got to finish it. And of course, I royally screwed it up in many places! But it doesn't look like she cares!

And here's more projects I've taken on. Lots and lots of flower bouquets! I have always loved flowers and it seems that many of you out there do too! I enjoy making them and I enjoy looking at them - real or fake! :)

I also can't seem to get enough Halloween lately. Are you like that too? I just finished decorating these letters last night. They're from Say It With Letters and they come unfinished. Check out her website for all kinds of shapes and cool giant letters for your wall!

I start to get in a Halloween mood every year when it starts turning "autumny" in New England. I am so ready to break out my fall and Halloween decorations but I don't want my husband to yell at me. Ha. I might do it anyway! Happy Fall!