Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Swap for Valentines from Dolly!

Hope Everyone enjoys the Celebrations welcoming another year... alittle bubbly on New Year's Eve ..Have a Good Year! Me? I'm going to be spending the day finishing up crafty projects!

A cute old get busy sewing those Valentie Swaps.. in honor of Dolly's Swap!

Thanks Dolly, for the sweet sweet first swap of 2008! ...and here is the perfect mailman to deliver those Valentine Swap treats!

I just signed up for Dolly's Valentine Swap so will do up my swap this wiil be ready to mail before I leave.. as working on Valentines projects anyways and gives me a excuse to play with my Martha Stewart glitters!..I have lots of vintage Valentine cards so will share some later in the week..

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year! I am Back at the Computer..

To All :May 2008 be: a Healthy, Happy, New Year..

I took down all the Christmas decorations day after Christmas ,[well took a few days] to pack and put away til next year!

Old bunnies in the bedroom and painting collage by Irene Gates of 'Sparrow Reed Folk Art' a Pumpkin Doll by Valerie Weberpal made on a corncob! Thats my Papier mache bunny in a vintage pink dress Bunny Brown Betty..with a fade bouquet of velvet violets..

My 'new old mirror', my husband made this for me on Christmas Day! While I made Christmas dinner, he made this !!! Complete with iron hooks and rustic patina lighting [ I painted the hooks and light hardware a rusty brown with gold highlights and antiqued in black] Love it! Goes with my barnboard cabinet, window trim and various barnboard picture frames.. Gotta love my red walls makes everything pop on the walls! Still need to do barnboard trim around the top of the walls..

Found a new CD on ebay of Delightful vintage photos from ID: Delicate Beauty [see my links for link up to her page..] Very happy with all the lovely pictures and comes in a pretty little case with a sweet here are a few samples from the CD..Luella has a few other CDs to pick from and well they are de-lish ! I think I'll be getting more myself!

Well I did manage to get a couple items made for Jan. 1st . Here is the' Boy Valentine'...Had to try out my Martha Stewart Glitter on them and was very happy with the result.

Scanned a pretty box I have of a early plstic angel I had bought awhile back at St. Vinnie's for a $1.00! What a deal!

One of my New Year's Resolutions : Repair my collection of old broken dolls [ I think I have about 23 plus.. old bisque and composition dolls to repair and dress!] . These are photos from 'Delicate Beauty' CD.. Neat huh?!

My most important 'NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION' now that I unburied my sewing machine! To Start Sewing again,as have a couplebig bins of projects to finish and want to start some new ones too! So will have alot of cloth and mohair dolls for Easter on my website, well thats the goal !!

New Year's Eve and Day We are just having a quiet day of snacking and watching NETFLIX movies..and letting the snow just pile up outside!

old postcards from my collection..

Its been a few days since I was here...and thank you for all the kind comments.. we had a simple Christmas ,my mother was here for Christmas Eve and Day,just eating and chatting and getting presents made for the grandkids and my daughter.. Well , next week I'll be downstate staying for a month or so with my daughter's family..playing with the grandbabies! Yippee!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Paper Stocking Winner Is..

First a little Christmas Tip: Alway remember to wear your 'Underpants' when Hanging your Stocking!

Now It's time to 'Pick and Announce the Winner'..

Oh, the suspense, and thrill!! but... Who will get picked??

Santa was too busy to help...........

The Gold Bunny was clueless..

The Sugar Plum Fairy was too tired.. so I just had to do it myself...

Sitting here I wrote all the names on a sheet of paper.. closed my eyes and dropped a penny on the paper.. The winner is : Zuzu's Window.. .. Please email me your name and mailing address.. Sorry it won't be there for Christmas... Will mail out on Monday..

Friday, December 21, 2007

December Banners And Freebie Stocking Drawing

Guess I was rather fickle as made too many 'Banners for December' and couldn't stick with any one for long! Which Do you like Best?!

My background paper/ templates were from a variety of Digital kits at: and
Some of the postcards were from a cd I bought on ebay and also some of the scrap art is from my own collection of Victorian scraps, postcards and books.

I will pick the 'Freebie Stocking Winner' tonight before going to bed so you will still have time to sign up on the drawing in my previous posting...good luck..

Well ,waiting this morning for the basement to warm up as have some last minute projects to do before I leave to spend a month at my daughters handmade gifts and hope to do alittle after Christmas shopping...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Debb's Christmas Party/ Christmas Show N Tell and My Second Free Giveaway

On Tues. Dec. 18th is a sort of "Christmas Show N Tell "over at 'Debb's Gathering Place' go and see who all is joining in the little is my part..Enjoy the pictures and of coarse I'll have a Freebie in honor of the party..sorry you gotta bring your own snacks! Make a comment on this posting for the "Paper Stocking Giveaway- Drawing on Friday" Dec.21st...

Well Christmas is almost here .. and Saturday I start baking and eating and snacking..way too much! Last week was Karla's Cottage Home Decor Party it was fun...well, I managed to visit everyone's lovely blogs, but took me 2 days! whew!.. you will see repeats here sort of ...of my decor and collections..Anyways, hope it was a fun way to pass the time..and don't forget to leave a comment for the "Free Christmas Stocking Giveaway No.2" a paper stocking filled with assorted art papers, postcards, vintage photo copies, etc..whatever I can find in my workroom {it's the end of the year and I am cleaning my workroom..Lucky You!}.

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Ontonagon, Michigan, United States
Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!