Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Fall Scene

Hi,Friends. Welcome to Hump Day, as my son Daniel calls it!
I wanted to share with you the gorgeous tin I received in my Tin Swap...

It's a gorgeous Fall mini scene! The details are beautiful! My swap partner and artist extraordinaire was Sherry from If I could set my Soul Free
Look inside at the whimsical fairies!

And it SMELLS wonderful too with the cinnamon stick! Just like Fall!
Thanks, Sherry! I love it!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Christmas Kanzashi!

Lookie here! I told you, I am going CRAZY over this fabric folding technique and just can't stop!
One Christmas bow for Grandbaby down, many more to go!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Oh that was FUN!

Are you like me, trying to improve details on your blog, and struggling to figure out how to do it?
Take, for instance, a blog button. I've ALWAYS wanted one for my own and never found the instructions on how to make one. It was like a blogger mystery or inside secret!
Look over to your right!
See my NEW button?!
Isn't she a cutie as my image?
And, where, you say did I learn this insider trick?! Well, from the FABULOUS blog Sneaky Momma Blog Design

and I'm SO happy ECSTATIC about it!

Yes, it doesn't take much to make me happy, it's true!

There's more I want to learn, but I need to retire for the day and read my book and love on my husband dogs!


Would you like to win this adorable bow for your sweetie pie? Head over to Miss Madison's Charmed Life and put in your two cents to have a chance to win!

Disclaimer: The most beautiful baby in the world, Madison, not included!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I can't stop making these bows!

My daughter,Megan wanted me to make a Halloween hairbow for a giveaway on her blog, her first giveaway, so I made a larger one and this smaller one too!
Here's the larger one too...

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Happy Pink Saturday, friends! I'm pretty excited to show you a few "pink" pictures of the musical of "Mary Poppins" that I saw last night at Music Hall here in Dallas...

Look at Mary's Pink dress AND Pink shoes, the costumes were wonderful!
The chimney sweep(s) performances were one of my favorites, but, of course, there's SO much to love from Mary Poppins!

Including Mary flying all the way through Music Hall to the very rafters!
The scenery was fantastic and the costumes gorgeous and the actors superb and talented!
Of course, we'll always love Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke first in our hearts...

If you have an opportunity to see the stage version of Mary Poppins, I highly recommend it!
Thanks to our host at Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound and be sure to visit other Pink Saturday friends!
Here's a little YouTube of Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke for you today too...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun-Filled Friday!

My friend Gail and I are going to see Mary Poppins tonight at Music Hall!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sweetie Halloween Pie...

My little sweetie pie is sporting her new Halloween hairbow I made her...
Cutie Pie!
Here's her other bow too!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Kanzashi Flower!

Here's the continuation of the post below...
and my Halloween flower for Madison!
Plus, I had the embellishments movin' so I made another bow just 'cause!
Now I need sweetie pie Madison to come over so I can get her Halloween style groovin'!

Kanzashi Blooming!

I was so excited about this new craft I've discovered, that I couldn't wait until I had my example of it finished to show you, so I'll have to update with what I made later today or tomorrow.
But have you seen this book...
and the wonderful, easy flowers inside?
There are so many possibilities!
Purse delights...
Hair bows...
How about a cute flower for your Fall shirt? I need one!
And lookie here, a butterfly!
I decided to make a Halloween bow for my Grandbaby Madison, and here's the fabric I'll make my flower out of...
I'll post my bow as soon as it's finished and also a link to a magazine that posted the directions!
So come back!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Must See Movies...

There was quite a bit to caption this week on TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and I saw several films that I surely hope will be released here in the U.S. so that I can see them!

The first is "The Young Victoria" starring Emily Blunt.
I'm a sucker for period movies, the costumes and settings just draw me in and I sigh in happiness to soak it all in...

And then there's "An Education"...

You just MUST watch the trailer here...

It's supposed to hit the U.S. mid October, I definitely want to see it!
Oprah Winfrey was part of the movie "Precious"...

Here is the trailer...

This movie is definitely not a lighthearted movie, but definitely on my list of must sees!
See ya' at the movies!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Pink Halloween Saturday!

Hi, Friends! I thought I'd share some Etsy goodies for Halloween that are pink and sweet, and just a little bit "scary" at times!

So many great ways to bring OUR favorite color, Pink, into the holiday!
Also, I thought you might be a bit hungry too this morning, so here's a little pumpkin Halloween recipe for you too!
Be sure to visit all the Pink Saturday participants over at Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound and have a BOOOOtiful Day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thanks, Martha!

I'm back on the Halloween costume kick for my granddaughter, Madison! I had thought the cupcake...

Well, to try to make my own verison of the cupcake, but then today I came across MANY more costumes, where else, but at Martha Stewart's website and now I just CAN'T decide!

They're ALL SO CUTE! Which one is your favorite?
Madison will be six months old for her first Halloween.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A taste of Europe...

Hi friends! I've been furiously working on getting my tin decorated and in the mail for my Tin Swap and thought I'd share what I came up with...
I found this London clock knob at a local gift store and knew it would be terrific on my tin and that set the design of my project!
I carried the theme through on decorating the inside...
and I filled my tin with French inspired goodies...
I especially love the tiny little spoon!
I also made a few tiles with images to add in with Jim Holtz tiles, love them!
Now on to preparing for a little craft day with some friends and fellow bloggers I met at the Cowgirl Art Retreat. This should be fun!