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!