Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Our Spooky Home!

This is the Foyer, "Witchie-Poo" as We call her, watches who comes in & out!
I should have taken another picture because I have added more to the Foyer since taking this one. I keep finding more & more Decorations! I am running out of places to put things ;o)
This is the Spooky Dining Room.
There are Bats, Spiders, Gravestones, & Lots & Lots of Candles!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Apron Swap!

We had so Much Fun in the Halloween Apron Swap so, I thought Why Not do a Thanksgiving Apron Swap!!

It is listed on Swap-bot & I would Love for Ya'll to join the Fun!

The Halloween Apron Swap pictures are on the Flickr page, take a Look!

There are some Fabulous Aprons being made & swapped!!

Holiday Garland Swap!

Here is the link for the Holiday Garland Swap!
Sign ups are Until October 24th!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

More Friday Finds!!

More Vintage Birdie Garland! I bought a Big bag full of the Garlands!
2 Vintage Light up Churches-1 Plays music!
Pretty Vintage Lamp & Pretty Birdcage too!
I am going to fancy up the Lampshade a little, maybe some fringe & beads.(if I remember I will take some pics of Vintage Lampshades I have Re-done!)
I think the Lamp will be Great in my Sewing/Craft room.
The Bird cage will get a little make-over too. I think it will go out in the Sun room!
Whewwww, this was all from that 1 Garage sale! Can you believe what people get rid of? Ha!
One man's Junk...

Friday Finds!!

Last night I noticed the "Garage Sale" sign at a 65 yrs. & Older neighborhood. Every week I drive by here hoping Someone in this neighborhood is having a sale! They always have Great Vintage stuff here!
Well, this morning I wake up & it is just Pouring outside. Oh No! Is "my" garage sale going to be Canceled!?
I decided to take a chance & drive on over.
It is in the Garage & it's on!

Vintage Pins & Rings!
Vintage Christmas Ornaments!
Vintage Lace & Bindings! 2 Boxes Full!!
More Vintage Christmas! Nativity(soap stone??)
Bird House Garland!!

Vintage Turkeys!

& Vintage Birdie fabric!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sweet Package from My Sweet Sister!!

Shara, My Sweet Sister(sweet sister holiday swap)
sent Me all these Lovely Halloween Goodies!!
I was so Excited to take pictures & post them here that I left out one of my Favorite gifts! A Halloween Cupcake holder! We are having a Party on Halloween night & Now I have a Fun way to Display the Yummy cupcakes we will be making.
Below is the Very Pretty Halloween Treat cone Shara made for me!
Isn't it Awesome! I placed it here for the picture, Not sure where I will hang it yet??

I just Love Halloween I wish it didn't pass so Quickly!
It seems like I just get done decorating & its over. I guess I need to start earlier!

In the next Few Days I will be sharing My Halloween Home with you!
I hope it feels like Ya'll are Really visiting my home! I would Love to have all of you over for Tricks & Treats!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Halloween Cupcakes & Kittys!

Just Cute Halloween stuff I have been making!
I Love Love Love Cupcakes!!!
These are available on Etsy;o)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Halloween Party Hat Swap!

This is the Lovely Hat I received from Junie Moon in the Halloween Party Hat Swap!

Snickers thinks the Hat is Fabulous Too!!
I have moved the Hat from place to place, I think it will finally become a part of the Dining Room Decorations.
I am sure you can Imagine My Delight when the Postman delivered this Huge box to my doorstep!
June did an Absolute Wonderful job on the Hat(it is made of fabric) She even covered the buttons to match! But, the Presentation was the Icing on the Cake! The Hat box is an Antique that she Rescued & Turned into this Beeutiful display piece!!
Thank you so Very Much, June, for A Gift that will be Treasured for many Years to come!
June's Halloween Hat Tutorial is Featured on Whipup!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

I have been Tagged by Crystal!

''Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them)

.4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.''


1. I am Originally from Colorado. When I was young We would come to Georgia to visit Relatives & I always said I wanted to Live in Georgia. I met My Husband while here visiting when I was 22, & the rest is History!

2. I am a Homeschool Mom! I absolutely Love it! I get to Smooch & Hug my Children All day-Everyday;o)

3. I Love to Craft & Sew! Wish I had more hours in my day!

I have so Many projects I WANT to do & just can't find the Time.

4. I would One day Love to have a Really Cute shop that would carry Purses, Jewlery, Amazing Handmade items(from different women), really Fun Novelty fabric & such!!!

5. I want to Visit Italy one day! This has been a Dream of mine for Years & Years! Maybe one Day!!

6. I would Love to Live in Arizona! It is so Beeutiful there!

The weather is Wonderful,the Restaurants, the Shopping!

7. I have Totally become Addicted to Anything Cupcake!

I Tag...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Apple Pickin' Time!

Pick Your Own Apples!
Ellijay Georgia

We stopped at this Orchard but, it Wasn't a "Pick your Own"
so We went to another--B.J. Reece Apple Orchard.

Apple Pickin' Time!


1/2 Cup sugar
1/4 Tsp. salt
2 Cups flour
2 cups milk
1 Cup butter, melted
1 Quart apples, pared & sliced
Mix sugar, salt & flour & gradually add the milk to make a snooth batter. Grease a 9 x 13" baking dish Well with some of the butter, add the remaining butter & the apples to the batter.
(I add Nutmeg & Cinnamon to My batter & I also Sprinkle the top with Brown sugar before putting in oven;o)
Mix & pour into baking dish. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes-Until brown.

Lovely Gifts for Me!

I received this Lovely Felted bag, Gorgeous Wool Yarn, & Crochet Magazine from a Sweet Lady "Casey"!!
She was My Angel in the International Tote Exchange IV.
My original partner did Not hold up Her end of the Bargain/Swap
So, Casey stepped in to Take care of Me!
Thank You Casey for a Wonderful Bag & Goodies!

I also received a Really Fun package from "Crystal"

She was My partner in the Black Cat & Pumpkin Swap!

The Box was filled with so Much Halloween Goodness!

A Special Halloween Mixed Media page, Halloween Candles, Halloween Socks, Black Cat water globe, Yard Decorations, Halloween Pencils, Halloween Buttons(made by Crystal!), Handmade Bracelets, Mixed Media ATC, Stickers, Tupperware utensils, & An Awesome Handmade Card! (Available in Her shop)

If someone can Please tell me how to add the link to one word, instead of the whole link showing. I would really be Greatful!
I am No computer Genius-That is for Sure!
Thank you so Very Much Crystal! I really enjoyed having you as a partner! I hope to be paired with you again!
Happy to have You in My Halloween Apron Swap too;o)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Burt's Pumpkin Farm!

We went to the Pumpkin Patch Last week! It was Sooo nice being there without having to fight the throngs of people.
It gets so Crowded here on the Weekends, You can hardly walk!
Channel 11 News(Atlanta) was even there & Yes, we did get to be on TV;o)
This Pumpkin farm is Huge, they have a gift shop where You can buy Indoor & Outdoor decorations, Jewelry,Candy, Popcorn, Fried pies, toys, You name it they Sell it.
& They also give Hayrides!
The pictures really don't show Just how many Pumpkins they really do have! Thousands! From little bitty ones to Great big $115 ones, Gourds,Corn Stalks(decoration)
The Pumpkin Farm is located in the Beeutiful Georgia Mountains(Ellijay)
We had a Great time!
Do ya'll remember your trips to the Pumpkin patch as children??
I sure do!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sunday Thrifting!

Isn't this an Awesome Thrifting Treasure!
It is a Yummy! Chocolate Treat Kit!
The box contains (brand new-never opened!)128 page book about Chocolate & includes Recipes, 12 Darling little Chocolate moulds, Pastry brush, Spatula, Mini grater, Petite four cups, Piping bag with 4 piping nozzels & a Drizzling nozzel!!!
I'd stop eating Chocolate but..I'm no Quitter!!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sweet Sister Holiday Swap!

20 Questions!
1.Favorite Color? Pink!
2.Chocolate Lover?? I Love, Love, Love Milk Chocolate! (Dove)
3.Favorite Craft Hobby? I Love to do So Many Crafts but, I guess I would have to say Sewing!
4.What Craft/Hobby would you Like to Learn/Start? I would Love to Learn to Knit! I tried to teach Myself with No Luck!
5.What Craft do You Not have an Interest in? Cross Stitch.
6.Do You have any allergies? None!
7.What is Your Favorite part of Halloween?(decorating,candy,costumes??) I Love every Bit of Halloween!! It is Right up there with Christmas!
I go All out Decorating! Cemetery & all!
(we are trying to sell Our house-I wonder if I should take it Off the market until After Halloween?? ;o)
8.Do You decorate for Thanksgiving/Fall? Thanksgiving kinda gets passed over in decorating! I have recently started decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving! I have a Christmas Tree in Every room so, I have to start early to get it All done!! I also Plan on putting up a "Halloween Tree"(in the kitchen,I think:0)
9.December Holidays--What Holiday do You Celebrate? What type of decorations do you put up?? We Celebrate Christmas at Our Home!
I Love All the Pretty Decorations!
*My Motto is "More is More!"
10.Do You have any Children? I don't like to post this kind of Info, Please email me.
11.Do You have any Pets? We have 1 Long-haired Dachsund(Snickers)& We have 2 fish.
12.Are You a Reader? If so, what type of Books do you like? Oh! I Love to read! Borders is One of My Favorite places!!
I Love All types of Books! Romance, fting, I collect Cook books, Craft magazines, Anything that is worth reading really!
13.Are You Celebrating a Birthday or Anniversary in October,November or December? No.
14.Do You Collect anything? If so, What? I Collect Cupcake anything! MILK GLASS!! Pretty Tea Cups & FABRIC!!! I also collect Nativity scenes!
15.What type of things do You Like to Cook? I Love to Cook! I use my collection of cook books All the time!
My Favorite things to cook are Pasta & Desserts!!
16.What is Your Favorite Scent? Is there a scent You don't Like? I Love the scent of Lilacs & I also Love the Fall scents(pumpkin spice)
The scent of Jasmine gives me Migraines!
17.What is Your Favorite Song? That's a Hard One! Broken Wing(Martina Mcbride) Irreplaceable(Beyonce) Rich Girl(Fergie) Cheeseburger in Paradise(Jimmy Buffet)
18.What is the Last movie you saw at the theater? Gosh, I can't remember!
19.Favorite Candy? Almond Roca!
20.Tea or Coffee? Flavored Coffee!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Halloween Goodie Cone!

I had a Great time making this Sweet Goodie Cone!
It is Filled with Great little gifts for You or Someone Special.
Handmade Halloween Kittys,
Festive Baker's Twine,
An Embellished Dish Towel,
& a Few other little goodies!!!
It is Now on My etsy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lace Bag!

I created this bag out of a Thrifted Lace blouse for my partner in the "Bag Ladies Swap" on Flickr!
The theme of this swap was to Cut up your clothing & make a bag/purse out of whatever piece of clothing you chose.
I saw this blouse while thrifting & thought Hmmm...
this sure would make an Interesting bag!
I really do like the way it turned out. I think it is Quite Fun & a Little Funky!! I would Love to carry it!
Imagine all the Questions & Comments you would receive.
Is it hard for Ya'll to part with the things you make too, or is it just me??

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Whoo Whoo!

I made this Owl Apron & Stuffie for Crafty Carnival's swap!
I have a few other things I am trying to finish too.
Since I have sooo many apron patterns, I decided to use one of them for this project. I am so Into aprons lately!!
Hope my partner likes it ;o)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Halloween Apron Swap!

I thought I would dig out All of my Apron patterns & decide which one
I will make for the Halloween Apron Swap.
I Love receiving Handmade aprons & I Love Halloween so,
I decided to combine the two!
This is My first time Coordinating a swap-So far so good but,
I am hoping for more Participants, as of last night there were 7
If anyone is interested in Joining, click on this Post title & it will take you directly to Swap page.
Sign ups end on September 30th.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Vintage Banner Swap!

I received this Lovely Banner & other Goodies from Rini
in the Swap Ladies- "Vintage Banner Swap"
The Swap Ladies is a Group of us Ladies from around the Globe
who just Love to Swap! This particular Swap was started by the Sweet & Creative
Tini who is from Germany.

And this is the Vintage Banner I made for Vivian!

If you would like to see more Photos from the Group Pool, just Click on post Title!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sew Happy with My Apron!

I made this Little apron out of some Vintage fabric I bought at a Yard Sale.
You may remember in a previous post that I bought a Large box, Full of Vintage fabric for a Whopping $5.00
This apron is the Only thing I have made, So far but, I did recently find some Gorgeous apron patterns I am just dying to use!
So, maybe in the near Future I will have another Cute apron to show ya'll!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Lots of Packages today in the mail!
It's like Christmas everyday! I have gotten so Addicted
to this Swapping Craze.
I have even gotten My Mom hooked on Swapping!
(she is 70 something)
I know I have been Neglecting My blog lately & I really have Missed it.
So...I am going to try My dangdest & get back at it on a Daily basis.
Until Tomorrow then....

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Had to Have it!!!

While I was out Shopping for My "Vintage Kitchen Swap" partner Tamy, I found this Darling Sewing basket that I just had to bring Home with me!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Swappie Bag

This is the "Paris Market Bag" I made for my partner in
the Bag Ladies July Swap!
My partner likes Red so I thought I would make a bag using mostly Reds.
I added the White/Red print for alittle interest.
I know Heather likes Vintage & Retro style things-I sure hope she likes
this Tote. This is another bag that I would Love to make for Myself.
Ha! I just never have enough hours in my day to Spoil little ol' me.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


A little peek at the Tote I am sending My partner!
I received a Gorgeous bag for my 1st Exchange, & I am eagerly awaiting my 2nd Tote & Goodies!
I hope my partner Likes her tote...I decided Not to felt it.
I thought Iwould leave that option up to Her.
I was so Scared to Ruin it, & I really did not want to practice
on this tote, it being a Gift and all.
I have fallen in Love with so Many of the bags pictured on the ITE IV
blog, I can't wait to see which one is Mine!!
I am Not sure when the next Exchange will happen
but, if Ya'll have Not participated in this particular exchange, I encourage Ya'll to sign up.
All of the people involved are so Great & the totes that are exchanged are Amazing!

Gone Sock Crazy!

OK-I admit I went a little Crazy buying Funky socks
but, they were All so Cute, & I couldn't decide which pair
to buy
So, I bought Several for Myself, My DD, & for an upcoming

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sweet Goodness Swaps!

This is what I sent my Partner Jodi R. in the Summer Fun Swap!
We were to choose a Fun & Unique way to package all the surprises.
We also had to send 6 items..
one of them being something handmade
& another being something that was Thrifted!!
This swap was a lot of fun putting together & Receiving!

And this is what I received today in the mail.

A really cute Summery Tote,

a darling little handmade box with Pincushion lid,

cute little candle holder,

Yummy Tangerine tea,

Vintage hankie,

orange ribbon,

Pretty stickers,

& Marigold seads!

Thank You Jodi for your Lovely gift!

Swappie Bag

I received this Lovely Bag, 2 Vogue bag patterns, & some darling purse shaped note cards!
I Love felted bags! and I really want to try my hand at felting, if I could just find the Time!!
My partner said this bag started out as a Sweater.
I thought that was a really neat idea.
I think what I am afraid of is totally ruining a purse that I spent so much time Creating, but if I take her idea & use an old sweater to practice on..
that just might get Me felting!!