Monday, November 29, 2010

More adorable felt

I forgot to include the blog address for Hopewell Creek Designs. Even more adorable items there!

Bugs for my tree

In yet another "it's a small world" moment I have discovered a wonderful new Etsy shop.  Hopewell Creek Designs is that Etsy shop. Becky makes amazing items with felt and imagination. Sorry, but I just purchased two adorable insects so there are no pics of those.  Just take it from me - they're spectacular!  Her precious little felt dolls are next on my list so my advice is to get to her shop quickly before I get paid and buy those also. I have included a link to the shop so that you can be equally amazed by Becky's talent. 
Felt dolls

Thanksgiving, exhaustion, and a birthday party

I have never been so happy to see the end to a holiday.  I am exhausted.  For the first time a boyfriend was deemed important enough to be asked to Thanksgiving dinner at our house.  I don't know if our daughter doesn't trust us to behave or if she would rather the boyfriend just think she's an orphan.  Anyway, this one got invited.  So rather than the four of us having a lovely Thanksgiving meal without all the fancy china, good silver, and spooning food from the pans in which they were cooked we added one young man who, for some reason, I felt a need to impress the boyfriend with just how "classy" we are.  The first profanity was spoken when I realized that the entire meal was ready and I had forgotten to turn on the potatoes for the mashed potatoes. Whoops. We all had a wonderful time, loved the boyfriend, and looked forward to our next get together on the 28th.
I had procrastinated long enough and had to make the cake topper for my daughter's cake on the 27th.  Although she turned 31 she still gets to choose a theme. This year's theme - Cute Elephants. No, not just any elephant, CUTE elephants. I crawled into bed at 6 am on the 28th and was awake and working again 3 hours later.  If I do say so myself this is a really cute cake topper.  All clay, except for the cake.  It was red velvet.  She loved it all and the pink elephant now lives at her house.
Next year she wants cute ants.  I may finally just say NO!
I slept 12 hours today!  Two events down one to go.
Hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I am grateful for my blog discoveries

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

- Melody Beattie
By now you all know just how much I love discovering wonderful new blogs.  Well, I am one happy camper today.  A link on the blog Yesterday on Tuesday led me to this great blog.  The quote above was the first thing I saw upon reaching the blog.  It seemed especially perfect for this week.  And then....I discovered the FREEBIES!!!!! Oh my goodness. I do so love spectacular freebies and here they were right in front of me on the computer screen. Please check out this very creative blogger and enjoy her generosity!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What I found in a round about way

Red Umbrella Winter in ParisI played on the internet all day.  Yes, I could have done other things but I am addicted.  My addiction brought forth a new artist for me to admire.  I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do.  With the new scanners and pat downs I may just start to travel through art.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I ran across this wonderful papercut design on Etsy and thought I should share the message.  It so applies to me!
            A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

I feel so much better believing that my mistakes are just my creative way of completing my tasks.  I think I must be VERY CREATIVE! 

How about you?  Are you creative, too?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

“If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.” Richard M. DeVos

That's right folks after a night and morning of pulling more hairs out of my hair than I actually thought I had I at least know how to find it now.  It's all so confusing for a person who doesn't know a blog from a frog.  Take a look and be sure to enter my giveaway!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sometimes you just need a visual...

Dala Horse Ornament

You like me, you really like me!

                                                        You're gonna make it after all

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Proof that it is a very small world, indeed

As I try to add a new dimension to my life among the unemployed I want to thank a former media center volunteer for his advice about entering the world of Etsy.  He shared with me the success of his sister-in-law with her Etsy shop  I am inspired!  Her shop offers so many beautiful soaps and scents that you have to check it out.  Here's a sample of the wonderful gifts offered in the shop for you, your friends and family members.
                       Jack Frost Whipped Soap - NEWGobble Gobble Turkey Soaps

I'm learning to share on my blog!

Being fairly new to cyberspace I am still trying to figure out how to share things that I love with links and web addresses.  I'm probably not even using the proper terms.  Anyone who knows me knows how much I HATE snow.  I do however LOVE snowflakes and Christmas ornaments.  I am being mentored by a fabulous wooden snowflake ornament creator. Please check out the beautiful wood creations at
and my favorite snowflakes in their Etsy shop

Remember that the only thing white on the ground should be white sand on a warm tropical beach!

The Etsy Shop is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Some of this year's ornament designs have been added to my Etsy shop at
I'd love to hear what you think of them.  I'll be adding more very soon.