Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween-- it was 1970 something....

The costumes kids wear today are so different than what I remember wearing on Halloween... How many of you had those hard plastic masks with the elastic that looped around your head?  (The plastic always cut my lip and it was SO hot to wear.)  I saw this picture online and even though I don't know anyone in this pic.. it could have been my kindergarten class because this is about how we looked!  Hope you have a Happy Halloween!   

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin card

This is one of my favorite fall cards ever!  I received it at a "Stampin' Up" card swap last fall.  I just can't bear to give it away -- but I wanted to show it off. It was made by Pam Brown.  She is an excellent stamper:)  Thanks again, Pam!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sew Many Ways...: Blog Buddy...How To Comment On A Post

 Several of you have asked about how to comment on a post.  Below are clear instructions that will hopefully make it easier because I really enjoy your comments!  Thanks:)

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Leaves are Falling!

Don't you just LOVE this fall weather?  Makes me want to gather in some wood and start a fire.  Think I might just do that tonight!  I am working on 3 Primitive Annie Dolls and hope to have them posted on here soon to sale.  In the meantime... I am also working on something special for our next GIVEAWAY!  So.. if you are not already a member of my blog.. get signed up!  Member's names get put into the drawing twice.  Enjoy this beautiful fall day.  (even if you are stuck behind a desk like me!)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday Scrounging with Hope

Hope and I made our usual trip to Timeless Antiques yesterday to see what we could scrounge up for a couple of bucks.  Here are some of our finds:

This country corn sign just had to come home with me for $2.00

Pumpkin Spice candle for .50 cents.  Smells wonderful

I also found a box containing  four straw wreaths, 1 styrophone wreath,  2 small vine wreaths, a 20 oz bag of polyster stuffing , several vines of ivy, 3 embroidery hoops, 2 packages  of red and blue lace, a package of moss, 2 small looms, one wooden tool that I have no idea what to do with,  several craft books and about ten iron on patterns including some Mary Elgelbriet patterns (which I LOVE!)  Anyhow, I asked if I could just purchase the wreaths and stuffing and she said it was an "all or nothing" box and to make her an offer.  So.. I said, "what about $5.00? "  and she said, "It's a deal".  So the box came home with me too.  Below is a picture of what I did with one of the looms that was in the box.. I have been looking for a way to store my thread and I think this will work great!

Overall, I thought it was a pretty successful day of scrounging.  I received  another nice surprise when my dad and stepmother came over to watch the game with us later.  Susan, my stepmother, had found me a bag of vintage thread (some on the wooden spools) when she went antiquing in Pine Mountain!  I was so glad to get them.  There are some wonderful colors in the mix!  Not to mention the cool spools.  Thanks, Susan!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Candy Corn Poem Treat bags

I saw this post today and just thought is was adorable.  I wish I could get a bunch of them made before our fall festival tomorrow night at church!  The post includes a tutorial and a free printable!  Click below.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall/Thanksgiving table

We are having special guests for Thanksgiving this year and I wanted to go a little "above and beyond" my usual table decorations.  I have been thinking and planning for awhile now.  I am going to attempt to make my own table runner and placemats from some awesome  fabric I found at Hobby Lobby.  I also wanted to share this beautiful table that was decorated by Judy Wyatt at our Birthday celebration a few years ago.  It's just beautiful and makes me want to sit down at the table and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal of turkey and dressing right now!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sew Many Ways...: Thrifty Thursday...Placemat Sewing Caddy

I saw this nifty little "thrifty" sewing caddy on a blog that I follow and wanted to share it with you all.  I am constantly misplacing my scissors, needles and anything that I am working with while I sew and watch tv.   This is a great idea and I plan to sew me up one as soon as I can!  Thanks Karen!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Flea Market Finds...

My youngest daughter, Hope, and I usually make our rounds to the local Antique store (Timeless Antiques) on Saturdays.  We try to see what kind of deals we can find and we really get excited about our  $1.00 deal finds.  Here are a couple of our recent treasures for $1.00.  What are some of your great finds??? Share them with us:)
Box window sill with cat and mouse. It is about 20 inches tall so it is a nice size.  Great find for 1.00!  I love the cat and mouse along with  the vines and fall leaves on the back.

close up of sleeping cat

I love this little sneaky mouse:)
This cute little bike basket was perfect for holding my fat quarters and buttons:)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monster Pillow

It seems that I am "obsessed" with pillows lately!  I am making some monster pillows for my nephews for Halloween.  I gotta get busy and get the others finished!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Stampin up Class Projects

We had our Stampin' Up Make 'n' Take with Robin and Kristi on Sunday.  I LOVE the cards and page that we made.  These pictures do not do them justice.. but here they are!

Friday, October 19, 2012

We have a winner!  PAULETTE COLLEY, you are this month's winner from the random drawing for the Witches Boot Pillow!  Congratulations to you!  Thanks to everyone who participated and be looking for next month's giveaway coming soon:)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tomorrow's the drawing!  The winner for the Witches Boots Pillow will be announced at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning.  You can comment below the picture or like the picture on my facebook home page.  Members of my blog will be entered twice for the drawing! (

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Giveaway! -- Leave a comment to win!

You can win this cute Witches Boots Pillow!  BE SURE AND LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW if you'd like to win and on Friday, October 19th I will randomly draw a winner!  Thanks for visiting my blog! (NOTE:  Since so many of you are having trouble leaving a comment below -- you may also leave it on my facebook and it will count for the drawing too.  Thanks! )

Almost ready....

Well.. I am almost finished with this month's giveaway on my blog.  I should have it posted this evening sometime.  It's going to be so cute!  HINT:  It's a Halloween decoration!  Remember -- you have to join my blog to be a winner!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Hey guys! 
I plan to start a monthly giveaway beginning next Friday, October 19th.  I will post the craft item to be given away on Monday, October 15th.  If you are interested in winning the item,  alll you have to do is "like" the picture.  I will randomly select a winner and announce on Friday!  Invite your friends to join my blog!  Thanks!