Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Oh Holy Night

Here we are at the end of our journey, and the beginning of the true meaning of the Season we celebrate...I have worked hard, but yet, many things I planned will not be.
Some gifts wont get sewn, cards won't get written, and recipes wont get baked.
But in the end, I'm at peace with my efforts because the commercialized deadline is not what matters.
What matters is the TIME and TOGETHERNESS we share as we gather with friends and family over the next several days.
May the Spirit of the True Meaning of the Season be Yours and safe travels to you and all your Loved Ones. Merry Christmas to You All!!!!..xoxo

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Toy Society Christmas Drop

I've been on a mission today for The Toy Society!
Here's a pic of little Timmy and his toy boat!
Here he is at the entrance of the play ground waiting to be noticed and
taken home.
The Toy Society is such a neat idea for a simple random act of kindness.
I don't know if I'll ever find out who takes him home..but it's neat to know he'll be
a unexpected surprise in someone else's day! ;)

WIP Update! ;-)

So sorry for the bad pic...It was snapped in a rush!
I finally finished this set yesterday! Made from thrifted fabrics it was finished just in nick of time, before it was time to go to the family Christmas gathering!! I think they turned out pretty cute, and my MIL loved them! ;-)
I used a pattern from Pat Sloan's Farmer's Market applique quilt pattern, which is so generously available for free!!! You can find it here...Oh I wish I could get my hands on her wonderful fabrics!...I love how she puts those whimsical prints together!
Perhaps a project for myself in the New Year!(wink) ;-)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Georgia Snow


bbbbrrrr....Nearly 70 degrees outside, but it's
starting to get frosty in here!!!...ROFL! !!
Here's a pic of my "Georgia Snow"..
White label dots on dental floss.....Oooooh and soooo minty!!!
with my handmade paper mache' icicles
rolled in mica strung above.
Can;'t wait to take a pic tonight!!!!! !!...I'll show you
another pic then!;-)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fabric Play; A Christmas Gift in Progress

This is just one idea I'm playing around with today..It's a kitchen towel set for my
MIL..I'm planning a set of three...
None of my fabrics in my stash match very well, coming from random resources such as
thrift shops and cut clothing, and remnant we shall see if somehow a gift worthy for giving emerges!..;-)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pay It Forward

From Kirrily's blog at Five Roses-Prim and Pretty is this great idea to begin the New Year!!..I've copied and pasted the rules..
So do you want to play with me? The first 3 visitors to my blog and leave a comment saying that they would like to be involved will receive a handmade gift from me within 365 days. You must email me to confirm your details.

These 3 visitors must have their own blog, place the PIF logo on your blog and link it back to me. Then you must offer the same to the first 3 visitors to visit your blog and follow the above steps that I have done. Remember their is no have one year to PIF.

Sent from Pauline to my primitve doll making group,Primraggchatters.

Santa...A Crafter's Christmas Poem..

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls
should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa,
and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look
in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim
as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,
I'll see you next year!"....ROFL!! ;-)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Such a Hoot!!...Had to Share!! ;-)..Wreath Tutorial Made From Fabric Softener Sheets.

This fun parody is cute and entertaining, plus this err.lady(??) really has
a handle on "tacky"!!..LOL!! (in an endearing way) ;-)

Monday, December 8, 2008

So Adorable!!!!!

It came today!! ;-)WOO-HOO!!!
Gen of Ewenique Treasures and I had our own snow person swap, and This is the cutest snow-gal ever!!
Oh Gen!!!..I LOVE her!!! and the extra goodies of potpourri and a bottle brush wreath ornament too!!..Thank YOU so much!! She will be treasured always!!xo

Friday, December 5, 2008

Can Someone Please Pass the Glitter? ;-)

A little tacky??...maybe!..but I LOVE it anyways!!...Love it against the deep Caribbean-blue of my dining room (matched right out of a 1960's B.H. and Gardens)..The wreath was a skimpy, sad looking find at the
thrift store for a quarter! save every little thing thinking I might "need" that this was the outcome of my bits, chippy baubles, and birds that I glittered myself!..and an additional dusting of glitter all around!!..Somehow it just makes me smile!...;-)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Delights and Surprises!!...;-)

These bright border colors are in honor of the most wonderful surprises I opened Just now!!
This evening was winding down, ordinary, mundane, like any other...I went outside to take the trash out, and a mysterious box was sitting atop my recycle bin!!...I didn't remember leaving a box out there!....The box from Miz Penniwig, was for ME!!!..Yippeee!!!...and look and the wonderous contents inside!!...OH I LOVE it all!!!
Even though it was dark, I HAD to take a pic right away!!...
Some call it tacky...I call it treasure!!;-)
Just look at all this "neat-o" vintage Christmas stuff!!!..
From the "age of Aquarius" is the really cool christmas wrap. LOVE those colors and illustrations..right out of my childhood!! the styro-foam, with decoupaged napkin ornament is just like the crafts I did myself as a girl scout back in the early 70's...oops!! I just dated myself..LOL ;-)
Ooh and there were spices for mulling, rusty tokens, and jasmine tea..and another favorite is the milk glass Santa candy dish..
what a FUN box of gifts..THANK YOU Miz Penniwig!!!! I shall hoard it forever!!! ...LOL..xo

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Additions....

To my line-up in my shoppe at Lemon Poppy Seeds...More to come soon!!!
I have really been busy planning gifts to make and swaps to send.
So I hope to have more pics for you at the end of this week!!
Till then....Happy Merry Making!!!!!!