Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Character Book Swap(click the pics for a better view)

I belong to a primitive doll making group called Primraggchatters, and we recently made dolls for a Book Character Swap..My Friend Kathie of Little Cotton
and I decided on the additional challenge of doing characters from books written near our hometowns. The book I selected for my characters is Uncle Remus' Legends of the Old Plantation, written right here close by to where I live in Georgia. Pictured here is Uncle Remus with Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby. I absolutely love how this vignette turned out!!..I hope Kathie likes it to!

And here is the Gorgeous Annabelle Lee, that Kathie made for me!!! I'm using her pic because I love her background better!.lol.;-D...Kathie is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, so that is why she chose a Character from one of Edgar Allen Poe's writings. Incidentally, he is one of my favorites!!
Thank You Kathie!!!...This was so much fun and I hope we can challenge one another again real soon!!xoxo

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another Give-Away

My friend Kathie of Little Cotton Aprons shared a post about
Marietta of Sweet Old Vintage She is hosting a wonderful Christmas ornament give-away.
They are gorgeous embellished paper dolls which would be just perfect for a vintage/antique inspired tree...Hop over and sign up before this Sunday!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hurry! Not Much Time!

Only a few days left to sign up.
Shay Of Olde Colonial Peddlers is having her first give-away of three different prizes,
and they are awesome!!..
So hop on over and pay a visit to this very talented lady. Here are the pics of
her prizes....Aren't they great?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Linen Spray...Top of my gift list!!

I will be stitching up several laundry bags or lingerie bags for Christmas gifts this year
and I am so excited to have found the perfect companion for this gift idea!
This recipe for Linen water/spray comes from Craft Stylish......Thank You!!! Craft-Stylish! ;-)
Wouldn't it look great packaged in those glass sprinkle or spray bottles??
And—get this—it’s quick, cheap, and makes an ideal gift for those friends and family members who have everything.

You’ll need:

* large pot
* 8-ounce spray bottle
* large glass measuring cup
* mixing cup
* metal spoon
* 1/2 cup distilled water
* 3 tablespoons 100-proof vodka
* 1 tablespoon essential oil of your choice (I like sweet orange, lemongrass, or lavender)

Step 1: Sterilize your tools. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Dip the spray bottle components, measuring cup, mixing cup, and spoon into the boiling water for several seconds. Pull out (tongs often work) and allow to dry.

Step 2: In the large measuring cup, pour distilled water. Set aside. In the mixing cup, add the vodka and essential oils and mix well with the spoon. Before they have time to separate, pour the mixture into the measuring cup with the distilled water. Mix well with the spoon.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into the spray bottle and twist the top on snugly. Shake well before using and store in a dark, cool place in between use. Feel free to spritz on gamey garments, sheets, curtains, ironing, or anything else that needs a boost.

Note: Avoid darker-colored essential oils like patchouli, as the dark hue of the oil might stain whatever you spritz. Stick to lighter scents like lavender, rosemary, peppermint, or lemon verbena.

A Few Good Men...

Wow!...I am not believing how quickly the holidays are approaching!
I have been revving up since last month for the busy season...
These vintage-styled Old World Santa decorations have been keeping me really busy..
I have made 12 so far...I am accepting orders for them for a limited time.
I have several other works in progress too..In years past I have always found myself overwhelmed and burning the midnight oil in preparation...
I have never started my holiday gifts this early so I am hoping that this year will be different!;-)