Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving.....and

Remember, it was only through the thoughtfulness, and good-will of strangers in a strange land, with customs alien to their own, that the first colonies of pilgrims survived at all to forge this great nation.
Peace, love and laughter with family and friends are wished for you all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A New Award To Share

Grand Dame Penniwig has awarded her readers with this award, and more!!..
And it is a True Award, one without rules or further obligations.
Thank You Miz Penniwig!!!!!...So if you see this post..take it and share it, or just simply ignore it!!
Now I am compelled without obligation, only a giving spirit, to spread a little appreciation to others who maybe could use a Pick me up today!;-)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

God Jul!!!

Originally uploaded by kandahudson
Is the name of this piece and a traditional Scandinavian Christmas Greeting! ;-)...he's a Norwegian Christmas Nisse(similar to a gnome)
He is the protector /overseer of households and farms in Norway,.
He's holding feed straw to feed the barn animals, and children leave porridge for him on Christmas Eve..In return he leaves small gifts...but watch out!!
If porridge is not left for him..he will bring great mischief to your household! I have provided his little porridge bowl..
..Don't ya just love folklore!!;-)
Made using Nanny Norton's fairy pattern,( which I tweaked a good bit.).lol..I was inspired to make him in honor of my brother's family who live in Norway. His bride of 6-7 yrs is Norwegian, and they have 2 adorable little boys..Of course we miss them year-round, but especially during the holidays...
Anyway it is fun to learn other foreign traditions.
Oh Yes!!!...This little guy is available NOW in
my shoppe at LEMON POPPY SEEDS.

Thank You Kirrily!!!

Kirrily of Five Roses Prim and Pretty gave me this award....Kirrily is amazing with all she does, and I am so honored, and thank you so much.
The rules of this award are: * Put the logo on your blog or post.* Nominate at least 5 blogs(can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.*" Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from."
Here are my Five nominees of really cool blogs!

Blockhead Rod Gambrel of Blockhead Radio...He works so tirelessly promoting other artisans on his own time!!...what a guy!! ;-)
Gen of Ewenique Treasures
Terri of PrimCreek
Char of Pickled Pepper Patch
and Winter at Penniwig's
Oh how I wish I could find the name behind Penniwigs, she also is the creator of skullblossoms.. I've been a loyal reader of these great blogs!!..and I appreciate
so much everything she shares!!....Thank YOU!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blog Giveaway

Kelly of Mystical Entities is giving away this wonderful display piece.
You have until November 20, to hop over and sign up!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Now Available!!! New Offering!! All Tangled Up

This is my newest creation available now in my shoppe at Lemon Poppy Seeds marketplace.
The pic doesn't come close showcasing how cute he is!!..For more information on
purchasing this item, please click HERE

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ornament Pattern to Share

From Old School Acres is this cute ornament...these can easily be made into a garland too!.;-)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Applique Felt Buche' de Noel Tutorial

You can find this tutorial for felt Buche'de Noel log at HERE at Craft Stylish. I think it could be made from other types of fabrics as well..A neat display piece to experiment with.

Another variation can be found HERE at This Love Forever Blog.

And finally, this cute pincushion by Calamity Kim.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holiday Gift Idea

I love this idea!
One Pearl Button has posted this great tutorial for this cloche' and mitten set recycled from a thrifted cashmere sweater.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Handmade Holiday

I was excited to see Sew,Mama,Sew has already begun her Handmade Holiday series. Every day thru November she's posting new links for hand crafted ideas for holiday gift-giving. Last year was a huge success!!
I can't wait to see all the goodies she finds this year!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Paper Creches to Print and Make is a site I want to share with you as we all look forward to our Christmas Season preparations. I had visited Crechmania many times during Christmas' past.
they are so generous to offer several styles in free downloads so that we too may create our own paper creche's from vintage reprints. The website is also an interesting read to learn about the origins of the paper chreche...Enjoy their complimentary designs.

A New Launch!!

I am so excited to be a part of a new shoppe that has debuted this week!!
Artisans from every background are featured here at the Artisans Shoppe.
New items are added daily! So please come browse the selections of some really talented folks..Perhaps get a jump on holiday shopping or pick out a little something for yourself!! Click HERE to visit!!
See you there!!;-)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hi Ho, Hi Ho!!...It's off to work we go!! ;-)

Here come the elves!!!..They live in their own little world inside my cake dome!..LOL.
Time sure has a way of marching on! Halloween candy is all gone, and it's time to put away the spooks and goblins..
Not a moment to waste!!!!..It's Time to get really serious about holiday preparations.
I'm so lucky to have my little friends to help!..;-)

Under Construction

I will have a new look to match my tunes soon!..I had to stop for now to seek medical attention for my daughter..she possibly has appendicitis, so my time is now being spent in waiting rooms..I'll be back soon with lots of updates!!!