Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What I want for my birthday...(tee-hee!!)

Yup.  Have one of those fun days coming up this post is really for my hubby....but sometimes it is fun just to see what other people are thinking to be favorites right now.    So here goes....

Yes...those are UGG boots!!  And they also make shoes!!

And can you believe that I still don't have one of these yet...

and I adore anything Cath Kidston... but how about this beauty???
Kentish Rose Bowling Bag
Garden Birds Bowling Bagor this?
    Set of 4 Provence Rose Teaspoons

  • cute spoons...yes!!
  • And mushroom salt and polka dots!!

  • Mushroom Salt & Pepper Shakers
image: adidas Owl Sweater D86822and of course a new ADIDAS no less!! Who doesn't love an owl??!!

Ok hubby.... ready, set, shop!!xxoo!! (Really I'm just kidding...but I do love all these!)

Well I need a little Christmas....

We do have some snow, so with Shawnee hosting a new could I resist???!!!
And we have to answer these questions:
  1. What are your hobbies?
  2. What are your favorite colors?
  3. Do you collect anything?
  4. Are you allergic to any fibers or animals?
  5. Do you have any pets?
  6. Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate?
  7. What do you like to read?
  8. Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet?
  9. What is your favorite holiday treat?
  10. Describe your favorite holiday tradition.
  11. Did you believe in Santa as a child?
  12. When do you open presents?
  13. Do you put up a tree and when?  If not, how do you celebrate?
  14. Does your tree have a theme?
  15. What has been your favorite gift to give?  to receive?

1l  My hobbies are crafts!  Like sewing, knitting, crocheting, a little scrap-booking, painting...and then walking, running, playing tennis, ice skating, travelling...oh boy!!

Favorite colors: pink!!  Turquoise, mint green, robin's egg blue....silver!!

I collect Hello Kitty stuff (I know...I'm dorky), Madeline dolls (that little French orphan....) craft supplies...salt and pepper shakers that are vintagey,...

Not allergic to anything!

Now down to one cat...and a beta fish.

I am a coffee addict...but also love a good cup of tea..

I like to read mysteries, and "feel-good" stories, magazines, (love craft magazines and house magazines)

I like cookies and candies!!

Holiday treat:  shortbread cookies!!  The nice scottish kind!!

Holiday tradition:  I used to love to go with my family to get a tree, when I was a kid and livef where there actually were trees to cut down!  But now I just enjoy putting up all the decorations, right after Thanksgiving.  Although this year I am not sure that I can wait that long!!

Still believe in SANTA!!

We open presnets Christmas morning...stockings, then breakfast, then presents!!

Of course we put up a soon as I can convince my husband to haul everything in from the shed!

My tree is a little vintage...Hallmark ornaments, red and white and green.

My favorite gift...oh boy...can't think of just one...LOVE hand-made gifts!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

And what I sent!

So here is what I made for my swap partner!
These are photos that Ellena took after she received my parcel!  The goodies on top are the tuck-ins I added...a cupcake stnad (paper), cupcake bubble bath, an owl cookie, sanitizer...cake scented...a cupcake candle, and I forgot what else!

I collect old trim pieces from pillowcases...I think my Gramma made this crochet edging in the 40's! 

Another Swap!!

Well...another year...and no posts yet....hmmmmm. is what I recieved in the latest swap from the Flirty Apron Swap hosted by Shawnee.  The  participants were sent a fat quarter of lovely cupcake fabric and instructed to create something out of it.  My partner Ellena and I decided to make table runners instead of aprons.  Here is what she sent me!
Notice how beautifully her co-ordinating fabric matches the cupcake fabric!

Here is what else was in the package!!  Chocolate!! and a cute doggies note book!  And just look at the light green polka-dot underside!!

And here is my little Starbuck's Valentine Bearista about to have tea!!
Valentine's Day to all! xoxo

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Look what I won!

Well I just opened up my "IN" box to find that I am the winner of these lovely goodies from this contest:

ApronMemories_coverphoto_fav  I get scrapbooking software PLUS a gift certificate!!
MyMemories Suite version 3 digital scrapbooking software now available  Check out their HUGE selection of buttons!!  And I get $25 to spend will I ever chose??

Lots of Buttons has launched

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tryin' the Hooky-thing!

One rainy summer in my teenage years, my mother decided that learning to crochet would be an invaluable skill which my girlfriend and I needed to learn.  So we spent weeks cooped up in our cabin by the lake, learning to make granny squares...or rather one LARGE granny the form of a seventies poncho.  Now my girlfriend took to crochet more than I did ...and I am sad to say I have done precious little of it since those days.  Well...take a look....

Decided to have a go at those squares!

Very satisfying to see those little piles growing!

I've decided it will be a queen-sized blanket....hmmm...