Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you all the very best Holiday wishes!! Enjoy the reason for the season~blessings!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Are you feeling Naughty??

Are you.....feeling naughty that is? I havent done any wrapping and I am online so yes, I am feeling a bit naughty. I wish I had a few......ELVES, to do my cleaning, baking wrapping and fudge eating, yes I have had too many sweets. I need help and would like to be the big man in the red suit with all the tiny elves to help out.....wouldnt you like help too, please tell me I am not the only one behind this time of year??
With all that has been going on, our house is a bit hectic. Yes, I did get the decorating and Christmas cards out, but details have been rumbling around in my head. One class party is over, all handmade gifts were given, so one deadline is over, one more to go and then the referee mode will be turned on......yes 2 1/2 weeks of telling my children not to fight or SANTA wont come......or maybe the threat of taking their new gifts away will make them be nice to each other.......a mom can only wish!

Speaking of elves.....I did a swap with Nancy from Dog Patch Critters, and I am so happy I added something more to my holiday, but this was for me to receive a gift....and a girl loves getting gifts, even if they say they don't.......I do and this was so fabulous!! She is a bear maker and look what I rec'd....the cutest little peppermint elf!!
Last year, I was lucky to meet Laurie from Monkey Cats Studio and do a swap with her......look at my other naughty elf.....love the develish grin, he stays out all year, I am so lucky to have him!So fantastic and I love my Elves.....now if they would only hear my rants and help me :)

One of our Christmas traditions it to go see Santa. We go to the American Legion were my Grandma volunteers. So every year they have a holiday party. We have gone since my son was born, 11 years. This year they had special entertainment......maybe these guys would come to my house.....I dont think we would get things done on my list, but I think we would laugh, dance, and get into some trouble!!! Here is grandpa and my daughter laughing....so fun!! These are the little people, have you seen them?

So fun, I hope I didnt rant too much, I shall go now. I will look under my couch and in the closets for more elves and maybe they will help me out?? Enjoy the day friends~

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gift Giving

Christmas cards have been sent out, a bit of shopping is done and its freezing cold here. I am grateful for the warmth of my house. Still doing projects and decorating. Every year I love opening the boxes and seeing my treasures, especially the handmade ones from my children.

This year, I have really made efforts to go "all handmade".....a few store bought gifts, but look what I have found.
Candy for my sweetie...this is not his only gift, but I thought these looked yummy!!
Flavors like Salted Carmel, Tangerine Clove and Vanilla Cardamom....we like sweets in my house, but a bit on the exotic tastes..... This Charming Candy store....take a peek!

A necklace for my mother-in law. She is almost eighty and this past summer she rode over 1000 miles, yes your reading that right 1000 miles. She is a true inspiration.
Creative.Manifestations


I got my next goodie for my sweet too......A unique wine holder, very unique!! This shop has unique wood items....very cool and very reasonable!

Here are some my wish items.....
A perpetual calendar of some great photos from Paris - Shoppe- Little Brown Pen
And everyone needs one of these....so creative! A conversation stater for sure...

This guys shoppe is so unique and I love old stuff repurposed.... Reclaim 2 Fame
Really my list is small, I have asked for running socks, a cd and a couple of books. Simple things make me happy and seasons come and go, but the memories fill my heart. I wish you peace, joy and happiness. Giving is the true gift when done with a loving heart. All the items above were found at Etsy, support artists and their craft. Enjoy the day~ For me I have some wrapping to do and to finish my handmade gifts for my kids, family and friends......tick tock, I better get going.... only 9 days left!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Goodbye Friend, we will miss you.

Sigh....this is hard.
Yesterday we lost our dog, Chomper.
He was 12 and we didnt want him to suffer anymore.
He couldnt use his front paws and his pain medicine wasn't working anymore.
We will miss your love, your a good boy.
Rest now, my love.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WInter Wonderland

Hi Friends,
Go check out a fabulous Ebay listing by my friends at Spooky Time Jingles. We each handcrafted an ornament, special tree top, and a fabulously cute handmade tree skirt. This is a collectors dream. Here is a picture of the tree. Good Luck!


Here is my polka dotted snow fella......merry wishes!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

First snow.....

Today, I awoke to the snow plow on the streets. I have to say I was not excited for the snow chores, the shoveling, the paw wiping (for our four legged children), and making sure my two legged children don't lose there gloves. I know, I know we go through so many sets of warm gear, but a girl can dream. I love the magic though, the tree branches, the glitter in fresh show and the peacefulness. Our puppy Huck went out for his first run.....he loved it!
Enjoy the day friends......

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December already...are you ready??


Are you ready for the tree trimming, present wrapping and cookie making? Well, I can't help you with the last two, but if you looking for unique handmade ornaments go to Spooky Time Jingles and each day we are offering lovely delights for your tree. It starts today so hurry on over.....click on the logo above. Enjoy

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am blessed to have a wonderful family and great friends. At this time of thanks, I hope all of you have a joyous day filled with family, fun and great food!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Swap goodies.....

I have been under the clay for a few days, since my hands are clean I thought I would share some pics. Here is a swap I did with a bear maker......Nancy. Go check out her cuddly critters, they are so lovely. Thanks Viv for hosting a great swap. Check out Viv's blog for pics, might be a tad early, but check back soon :)Also, I wanted to thank all the orders that came from Spooky Time Jingles. Here are a couple of pictures of some new ornies, custom orders, so they will be traveling to new homes. If your interested, drop me a line. I am only taking orders until Dec. 1

The last one is for a breast cancer survivor, her dress reads, "HOPE". There will more of these to come, thanks for taking a peek and enjoy the weekend :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Some wonderful talent....you gotta see

Just in case you haven't seen the new offerings at SPoOky TiMe JiNglEs....you must hurry and check out the fantastic art. The talent is off the charts and I love all the creativeness. Remember there is only one more update until Christmas, so don't let these wonderful holiday collectibles get away. Thanks for all who snatched up my goodies, I am thankful they are going to new homes. Here is a picture of my new ornies, if interested I am taking orders, just few though. Momma elf needs to prepare for her own little ones. My littlest asked for a pink one, so I off to my workshop.

Have a great weekend......more pics soon and a special swap I will be unveiling~ hugs!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Spooky Time Jingles....oh my!!

Today frost has come......it's a cold crisp morning. I am writing this in my kitchen. The sun is peeking through the trees. I am enjoying the morning. This morning I thank all the veterans of their courageous fight for our freedom....thank you~

I am excited to be back on Spooky Time Jingles. I have been so nervous about what to create.....I think this angst has squeezed my creative juices. I have a few new concepts this month. I will be whipping up some new Halloweenies too. I hope you enjoy the site updates on the 13th....until then I will give you a tease, this was my favorite!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bat Boy....

This piece reminds me of my son. How they grow so fast....now my son is in middle school and he has changed so much from the little boy who wanted to wear capes and be a super hero. Have a good evening~

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Festivities

The weekend flew by with all the Halloween festivities. So fun. Our whole family loves to dress up. First of the wild weekend was our annual pumpkin carving at our good friends house. This has become such a highlight of the season and the kids look forward to this as much as going trick or treating....here is my son getting advice from my good friend Katie.....we take this very seriously! Alex and I preparing our pumpkins......
The whole gang proud of their masterpieces!!
The whole family before we went trick or treating. My husband was Forest Gump.....run Forest run!!!I was his hippy girlfriend, Jenny. I even found a vintage 60's dress on Ebay. My son was a dead Cub fan still waiting for them to win the world series. My middle daughter was a sweet baker. I bought the cupcake apron from Garboodles.....scrumptious!! Our littlest was a pink, of course pink, gypsy pirate girl, sparkles and all. We had a blast trick or treating, a bit cold, but when candy is involved.......there is nothing holding back our kids getting candy. Here is a witch passing out candy from her caldron.........BAWHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!! Running from house to house..... Smiling faces.....candy bags are full!!!

We are lucky enough our parents live close. So they spent the night and we went to a big kid Halloween party. I love to see what people come up with....

Mortisha and Fester......love it!

My hubby and I having a good time......peace!!
This was a store bought costume, but sooo cute!!
Forrest Gump and Charlie Brown........so fun!!
Stairway to Heaven and Highway to Hell.......very creative. On his stairs, he had an ipod playing both these songs!! We had so much fun and each year I am amazed at how creative and funny people are.....some are creepy, but lots and lots of imagination.


So, as I put my Halloween goodies away, I will cherish these fun times, and look forward to next year. Only 363 days left.....here are some of my treasures.

Halloweenie Queenie......love her! This was made by my friend Michelle, The Blackberry Briar.

This little sweet is an original from Colleen Moody....I just adore her face.
These two figures remind me of my daughter, a Lori Mitchell reproduction and a creative Noodle and Lou original. So fun!! Next, is another fantastic original from Sam I Am, this reminds me of my sweet Alex too, so sweet :)

Here is one of my fall birdies with a nest full of pumpkins......
Another Noodle and Lou card and pumpkins........love Halloween!!!
My fun and creepy mummy in his own little coffin (actually it is an old carpenters box painted a fun green)and spiders oh MY!!! Halloween books......this one is my favorite of Haunted POeMs.....spooky!!! A very festive Garboodles dollie and my own Halloween Pumpkin Keeper...... My first Halloween quilt....just love it, check out some of the critters

Lastly, a couple of reproductions and a lovely Halloween candy container from Garboodles. All the artists that I am so lucky to have in my collection are in my side bar, go check them out and enjoy their art. Thanks for stopping by and seeing a slice of my Halloween traditions...