Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Karla's Party

Head over to Karla's Cottage, where she is having a "What I Love About My Holiday Home" party. She has posted lots of pictures herself, and if you keep scrolling down, she is listing sit back and enjoy the gorgeous pictures & be prepared to be inspired as you take a tour of homes!!!

So...What do I love about my holiday home? Well, I love lots of candles...I love the color combination that I chose for this year - light blue, light green & cranberry!!

I love to have handmade ornaments on the tree.

My home is pretty simple and I like it that way!!The views outside are pretty this time of year...

But mostly, my home is peaceful and that is because the people that live there love one another and understand the true meaning of Christmas and are striving to live daily for the Christ of Christmas. I'm anxiously awaiting having all my family home during the holiday season!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Holiday Helper Swap

My package from my swap partner, Stefanie, arrived today!!!
It was wrapped beautifully...yes, this is just what I was thinking when I joined the swap...
However, I do not deserve such a nice package, because I'm afraid mine for her did not turn out like my vision for it!
Everything is soooooo wonderful...the colors are great!!

This bracelet was in a bag of tinsel. There is a verse on it that says:
"When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.'" John 8:12
I love, love, love it!!

Thanks so much Stefanie!

It helped to cheer my day and get me going again! I certainly needed that right now!!

She does not have a blog, but she should! She did a MOST fantastic job!!!

(Why did I not wrap my package nicer??? I will, from now on - promise!!)
I'll post pics of what I sent in a few days.

One man's trash is another's treasure!!

I just want to share with you this window that my husband found at our town dump!!! Isn't it great??? I have been wanting something new to put on the wall in this exact space and here it is! Our dump is fantastic, I can't begin to tell you the great things we have found there & my husband has a good eye for them too!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas Craft Fair - Part 3

I will continue taking orders on soap throughout the weekend. Feel free to email me with your order. Check two posts down for ordering info, etc. I also have some listed in my etsy shop. You can go there and order as well!! Thanks for your orders ~ it's been fun to do this ~Thanks to Phyllis for putting this together!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Craft Fair - Part 2

Here's an addition to the Craft Fair - Don't forget to check the previous post for more items, payment info, etc.
Grungy Citrus Soap with Soap plate - $5.00 plus shipping
This item is a disc (approx. 5"-6" in diameter) of a wonderful smelling citrus soap - grunged in cinnamon and spices. Comes packaged in tea-stained cheesecloth, twine, gift tag with vintage music & crepe paper. Display it on the included soap plate with cinnamon sticks, pine cones, etc. Or, cut into pie shaped pieces and place by your sink for great smelling hands!! :)
ONLY THREE AVAILABLE!!! ***These are sold ~ Thank you!!!!

Christmas Craft Fair

Phyllis at Shabby In the City is having a Christmas Craft Fair. Check out her site and then go and visit everyone and see what they have to offer!!

Here's what I have:

Gift Bag - $14.00
Included in this gift bag is:
1 - Room Spray (your choice)
2 - Soaps (your choice)
1 - Air Freshener (varies)
1 - Soap bowl (your choice)

These items will come wrapped pretty and in a gift bag. Perfect for teacher gifts!!

Here are the soap bowl colors: green, blue, yellow, white w/red & white w/black

The soap options are Lovespell, Lavender, Cinnamon & Cider, Tidal Wave, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Country Christmas, Fresh Linen, Warm Sugar, Cranberry Cobbler

The soaps are also available individually for $3.00 a bar

Room spray options are: Cinnamon & Cider, Country Christmas, Lavender, Citrus, Cranberry

Room Sprays are also available individually for $5.00

***(My best sellers are Cinnamon & Cider, Fresh Linen & Cranberry)***

Christmas Pillow - $6.00Red pillow ticking / hand stitched tree with buttons

Lavender Bath Salts - $5.00

Just add a tablespoon or two to warm bath water. Very relaxing and makes your skin feel so smooth!!! Just let me know and I can make the hang tag either country or victorian looking!

Gift Tags - $3.00 ***Tags are all sold out - Thanks!!

Set of three assorted gift tags. Made with new and vintage papers, flowers & ribbons.
Packaged togther in a cute bag!

Leave a comment on any item that you would like - or email me at I will take payments through Paypal and will send you an invoice ASAP! I'll try and keep shipping to a minimum and will let you know the amount when you place your order. Sorry, but I will not be able to ship internationally. I will also need your email address in order to send you an invoice.

Let me know if you have any questions about colors of soaps, etc.

I do have a few other things that I may be adding later on today, so please check back!!


The following picture is of items that I will be listing on ebay sometime this weekend. Please check back if you are interested!!! My ebay id is sc3b. I'll try to link here - hope it works!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Swap Pics

Just a few quick pics of some of the items I sent to my swap partner for the Domestic Bliss Miscellany Swap. Then...I'm off to grocery shop & get started on Thanksgiving!!An altered tin filled with buttons, etc.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Coming Soon

I am planning on getting some items ready for this Friday so that I can be a part of the craft fair hosted by Shabby in the City. So, check back here on Friday and also here for a listing of all who are participating.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Christmas finds!!

Here are some lovely items that I've collected from the dollar store and the thrift shop over the past week!!! I'm looking forward to putting things together. Let the fun begin!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Swap Goodies!!!

Here are some pics of the great things I received from my Swap partner, Terri - for the Domestic Bliss Happy Miscellany Craft Swap.

Lots of really neat stuff!! I love the die-cuts...and I've already used some of the buttons on some tags I made yesterday, and I burned the candles yesterday too - smelled great! Thanks so much for everything, Terri! I'll post pictures in a few days showing what I sent off to Julie @ Jane's Apron. (I'll make sure the package got to her first!)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Pink Dyson

I'm trying to win a pink Dyson & you can too!!! Check it out here. But, today is the last day!! I have longed for a Dyson vacuum cleaner! Wouldn't that be something...???

Monday, October 29, 2007

Seeing Stars

Just checking in real quick with an update on what I'm doing today. Lots of cutting, folding, and glittering!! I'm making stars for a show I'm in on Saturday.

And - here's a quick peek at some things I'm getting together for the Domestic Bliss Happy Miscellany Craft Swap!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Getting things done...

I'm finally getting a few things accomplished around here. Here's a picture of another Christmas gift tag (I used a few of the items that I won from Analise's giveaway!!!) I couldn't find a decent spot to take a picture anywhere today. It's dreary, rainy, perfect to stay in and mess with crafty things!

I have joined the Happy Miscellany Craft Swap over at Domestic Bliss. I'm looking forward to going through my "stash" and sending off some items, while receiving new ones in return. Should be fun!! Check it out

Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's Been Awhile...

I've been a little delinquent in the blogging arena lately...BUT, I have been out and about and visiting my newlywed daughter & son-in-law.

This picture is of the Mackinac Bridge. The trip was gorgeous, as the fall colors in Upper Michigan & northern lower Michigan were at their peak. We had a great visit.

I've been wanting to post pictures of the jar of goodies that I won from Analise's giveaway at SugarSugar. The colors are great and I can't wait to start making some gift tags or banners or something!!!

I've been busy working on Christmas tags and have several packaged up and ready to sell. There are two large and two small in each package. So far I only have enough for my up-coming shows, but perhaps at some point will get some on my Etsy - depends on how ambitious I get :) It seems that lately I've been spending so much time looking at blogs for inspiration, that I fail to accomplish much - but I am REALLY inspired!!!!!