Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kindred Souls for Sandy

Hello dear reader!

Little Man is napping and I am sitting here, listening to the wind blow--contemplating a pot of coffee rather than a cold soda!--we are expecting snow either tonight or tomorrow. Brrr!! Dinner tonight is Hearty Chicken Stew from Food Network . Soo good! It is a basic recipe, but it is easy to spice up and we like it here!

If you haven't already, you should check out Vivian Fuller's group on Facebook--Kindred Souls for Sandy--it is a group of crafters and buyers who are gathering together to raise money for the victims of hurricane Sandy. The artisans are offering hand crafted treasures and all items start at $.99 and the auctions last a week. I have this little guy--

up for auction at at last check, the bid was up to $15.00! The auction on this sweet snowbaby runs through tomorrow morning at 11:07 PST. Be sure to check out this wonderful group and bid on one--or more!--of the wonderful items offered! And remember, it is for a very worthy cause. All proceeds are being donated to either The American Red Cross or Salvation Army.

I hope you will stop by!

Be safe dear reader and happy crafting! I will be back soon with updates!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Where has the time gone??

Hello Dear Readers!

I can NOT believe it has been so long since I sat down and wrote--JULY??? I just can't believe it!

Where have I been, you may be asking, well I started selling wholesale in addition to selling on Etsy. I figured a sale here and there... NOPE! I got a ton of orders and I have been busy busy BUSY and it has been wonderful! I have had repeat customers, which is wonderful! It has been an interesting ride keeping  it all together! LOL and while I am working on Christmas and Thanksgiving goodies for my Etsy store, I am working on Easter and Spring for Wholesale! I have a feeling that there may be a Santa bunny showing up somewhere along the way!

AND I have reached 112 followers! Whoo Hoo! **happy dance** so it is time for a giveaway since I have passed 112 on Blogger and I am right around 160 on Facebook! I will be putting together the giveaway here over the next few days, so be sure to check back and enter! I am looking at doing a Christmas ornament giveaway, since it is just about that time of the year!

On the home front, Little Man is just growing like a weed and is a true joy! He loves to help in the kitchen, as best as a 19 month old can! He already carries out his dishes after dinner **wow** and must supervise when Mommy is on the sewing machine--that is a fun one--keeps me from racing the machine (mom would be so proud! LOL) and it can be exciting when he is trying to feed the fabric through the machine with me--needless to say, most of my sewing happens when he is either taking his nap or Papa is home to corral the Bean! He is also quite interested in trying to stuff items and likes to carry around the paint bottles. He is such a kick! I love him to bits! :-)

We have also re organized the sewing area, also known as our front room! Earlier in the year, remember when my husband brought down my sewing machine and cabinet? Well, I ended up being in the flow of traffic, so last weekend we swapped the bookcases and sewing machine cabinet, so I am against one wall that is well out of traffic and FINALLY got all my fabric up on the book cases (yea!) organized by color. Now, I want to get/make fabric covered boxes to store the fabric in. Looks really good and I am happy with how it is all coming together, and hopefully it can stay this way for a while!

Well, I am happy to be back in the bloggosphere!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Shop Hop!

Girls--Dig out your puddle skirt, put on your cashmere sweaters, tie a scarf around your pony tail--Guys--put on that black leather jacket and spiff up that duck tail and let's go to the Hop! The Shop Hop that is! This is a fun little giveaway hosted by the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy! This fun giveaway runs from July 14 through the July 22nd with the winner announced on the 24th!

Be sure to swing by The Old Farmhouse Gathering blog on the morning of the 14th to sign up and get hoppin! There will be 3 winners chosen at the end and I know that this gonna be a lot of fun and there are beautiful prizes to be won created by some very talented artists!

And when you are done hoppin, be sure to swing by Mel's for an order of fries and a Chocolate Coke--don't forget the whipped cream to pour in!

Let's go to the hop!

Karen :o)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

And the winner is.......

Jessica of Blessings in the Country!

Thank you EVERYONE for participating in this fun giveaway! I really had a great time hosting, and while I did not reach my magical goal of 110 followers, I had a blast learning about everyone's favorite birthday cake! Stay tuned, and never fear, there will be another giveaway soon!

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Today is the Last Day...

To enter  my birthday giveaway!! Hurry up and join in the fun to win a surprise birthday gift! You can enter until 12:00 midnight PDT!  Don't let this giveaway GET away!!

Have a fun day!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Today's my birthday, a giveaway and other fun news

Hello Dear Readers!

Yes, today is my birthday, and I thought that I would celebrate by having a giveaway that would run from today (June 2nd) through June 25th, which is my husband's birthday. We often do Hobbity birthdays, where we buy gifts for others, rather than get gifts ourselves, although my husband and son got me a Kindle Touch (yea!) and a beautiful holder for my glasses, since every time I take them off I end up forgetting where I put them and spend much time looking for them--I think it is the house elves playing tricks, personally!

Anywhoo--since this is a birthday themed giveaway, the giveaway item will be a surprise! Not to worry though, it will be something perfect for summer! Also, if I get to 110 followers, there will be a second gift given away! So tell your friends! The giveaway is open to followers in the US and Canada.

Entering is easy!
  • Post a comment here on my blog for one entry and new followers are always welcome!
  • Share a story about your favorite (or worst!) birthday, or your favorite flavor of birthday cake--mine is carrot by the way! for an extra entry!
  • Post on your blog or sidebar for an extra entry as well--2 if you do both!
  • Post a comment on my Facebook Page-- and join my page for 2 extra entries! Tweet about it too for an extra entry!!/Jar_O_Buttons
  • That makes a total of 7  entries! The winner will be chosen using the number generator on
And yes! Today IS my birthday! It sure seems like they come faster every year, but I am very thankful for all the joys in my life--a loving husband, a daughter and a step son and my little man who was quite the surprise 14 months ago! And great friends and a thriving business that just keeps getting busier and busier! On that score, I have joined The Olde Country Cupboard Wholesale Market this past week and I have already had my first sale, with more to come, I am sure! Thank you Donna!

On the other fun news, I have had several people ask me if my dollies are child friendly--alas, no they are not, they are 'pretty to look at and nice to hold' but are probably best left as collectibles, so I am going to start making child friendly dolls and toys as well! I am putting together a new store on Etsy so stay tuned for more news on the new store! I think it will be a fun venture and will dove-tail nicely with Buttons. Really looking forward to it! I am going to have child friendly squishy lovey dolls, clothing, other toys and some other fun items!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Sale!!

Shop at Buttons In The Attic this Memorial Day Weekend
and receive 10% off your purchase or order!

Use coupon code 'memorialdaysale' at check out
thru May 28th 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Come Celebrate Summer!!

Come with me and you shall see... some FABULOUS creations by some FANTASTIC artists! Today is the first day of the Summer Time Celebration on Etsy, hosted by Old Farmhouse Gathering, a group I am pleased as punch to be a part of! Everything you could possibly need for summertime  decorating can be found here! So grab a tall glass of iced tea, set off a few fireworks and come take a peek at what we have to offer! Watermelon tucks, firecracker tucks, Uncle Sam dolls and ornies, plant pokes, coasters, anything you can imagine--even a prim clam duo--and let me tell you, they are DARLING!! I am going to have to get a set for myself I am thinking to go in my guest bathroom with the sand and seashell display I have in there!

Hope to see you there very soon!!


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Birthday Party, WIPs and More!

Whew! Time sure does fly doesn't it?? I can't believe that it has been almost 2 weeks since Little Man's big day and I am just now catching a few minutes to sit down and write about his birthday!

Well--it was a great day and fun was had by all! It really was a fun little party--it got started right on time and ran over a bit with everyone visiting. We ended up having 13 people, so it was a nice turn out, and the deli tray that we were afraid we were going to be snacking on for days after got munched right up! It was your basic deli tray--3 kinds of cheese--cheddar, pepper jack and swiss--and 3 meats--turkey, ham and roast beef. There was olives and we added a veggie dip and I picked up 2 dozen rolls--12 plain and 12 sesame so people could make sandwiches. The cupcakes were ADORABLE--here see for yourself!

Aren't they cute??? I was super pleased with those little guys from Tami's Sugar Art. Quite tasty too! Just rolled fondant and the extra long legs were prefect to keep them standing upright in the frosting. And here is Little Man enjoying one of his cupcakes! He even got frosting on his nose!

Frosting makes wonderful finger paint too!

I have been busy with some new projects and I just need to get pictures taken so I can get them up on Etsy--using the cell is NOT the best for selling, and with Little Man wanting to walk everywhere and help, kinda need Papa to help with pictures! So hopefully, this weekend, that can get done in between all the other things that need to get done in the next 48 hours! Did I say that coffee was my best friend right now? Little Man has also decided that 3 am is a WONDERFUL time to wake up, no matter the time we went to sleep the night before! Amazingly though, I feel that I have gotten quite a bit done and accomplished actually the past 2 weeks, and I have more things up my sleeves for Summer!

Here is one item I am working on-- more cutter quilt goodies--but with out a doubt, I am really hooked on cutter quilt items! I really like how different every piece is and each is an individual.

Stay tuned to see what these little guys turn into! I am also working on coiled coasters--and I can see lots of different applications for these guys! Coasters, small candle mats, like for a votive cup, perhaps to set a frame on, a plant... the possibilities are endless!

One bit of VERY exciting news is that I was accepted into the Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy this week and I am just over the MOON with excitement! Very big thing for me to be accepted--it is a juried team so I had to be accepted in on the merit of my work and I am just so proud that I am now a part of OFG! Be sure to check them out on Etsy--just put OFG into the search and revel in all the beautiful items from the talented artists that are in this group! Sooo thrilled! **happy dance**! Stay tuned as well, because in mid May they are hosting a Summer Celebration and that will be something to see!


Yippee! I just got word that I won one of the 2 bunnies offered by Barb at Barb's Heartstrokes Blog that she offered in a quick little giveaway-- I think they are darling, and I know they are going to have fun with all the bunnies I have here! Looks like this is going to be an exciting weekend after all!

Well I should wrap it up for now-- I wish everyone a very happy weekend, take care, be safe and as always--happy crafting!!

Karen :o)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday's WIPS

Happy Weekend Dear Friends!

I have been sewing up a storm this week and it has continued into today --I have been busy making bears from a pattern by Maureen at Sweet Meadows Farm--totally ADDICTED, I must say! I love, love, LOVE this pattern! So great for using up scraps, and I can see more patterns by SMF being added to my 'Must Make' list! I have 2 that I can show you now--

The first one is a flat headed teddy--just look at that sweet face! with a rather heavily tea and coffee stained fabric body--the fabric started out in a light teal-ish blue and I am really pleased with the level of distress. She is finished off with 3 rusty bells tied on with crochet thread and a rather ratty tea stained cheescloth bow.

The next one is a round headed bear, which hubby says would make a great Daddy bear and this one is dressed in a lighted stained, yellow and peach body--stained with a blend of tea and vanilla with a light bow. She doesn't have buttons or bells yet--trying to decide exactly how I want to finish this bear.  I also stained and grubbied up both heads before attaching them to the bodies and rubbed cinnamon into both so they smell oh so YUMMY! I am going to be listing these darling bears in my Etsy store here shortly--with better pictures! These here were taken with my cell phone next to my back door!

Also being worked on are some new tucks that I am going to be partnering with the sewn baskets that I shared in my last post. I think they are going to be wonderful for spring, Mother's Day and into Summer! They are still in the playing, sewing, thinking stage, but I will be taking pictures along the way so you can see them!

This is a pretty big weekend around these parts for the Little Man, as we are getting ready to have his first birthday party tomorrow! Can hardly wait! Grandpa and Omi, Mommy and Papa, Big Sis and Big Brother and some of our friends are going to be here to celebrate! We are doing a farm theme and rather than doing a cake, we decided to do cupcakes instead! We are getting the frosting airbrushed green with green sprinkles and I purchased the most DARLING fondant farm animals from Sugar Art by Tami on Etsy. Here is a similar set to what we purchased --they are absolutely adorable and I highly recommend her work--and they came beautifully packaged and she put longer legs on the animals so they will stand up in the frosting! I will be sure to take plenty of pictures to share in a future blog post!

Well--I should wrap it up for now! I can hear my machine calling me and I need to get my goodies finished up for tonight's listing on Olde Primitive Peddler! Have a wonderful Saturday and weekend friends! And as always--

Be safe and happy crafting!

PS Alas, my sewing machine went kaput on me today--I was happily sewing along and it started to make some grinding noises and I stopped what I was doing and ran it down to the quilt store where I get it serviced and it will be going in for a spa treatment and I won't have it for 2 weeks! I did switch over to my back up machine and that was like using a new machine since I haven't used it for a while! The upshot is though, that I won't get my items done for Spooks and Saints on Olde Primitive Peddler! Darn it all! So they will have to wait till the next listing, which will be May 15th--just wanted to let you know!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crack that WIP and new listings

Good morning dear readers!

WHERE did March go?  It felt like such a long month while it was here, but now, wow! here we are in April already, and Easter is just around the corner! My sewing had to go on the back burner for quite a while in February and March due to having a nice visit from a high school friend and his lady and little girl and to Little Man cutting 4 (count em 4) teeth! Poor Bean! But, they are just about through now, all pearly white--he has also turned 1 and I am spending a lot of time chasing the little bean down and that has seriously cut into my crafting time.

In March, I participated in an Easter swap and I really wanted to make my swap partner's Easter basket. I remembered way back, many, many moons ago, making sewn baskets--fabric wrapped cording that was stitched together with the fabric--and while I was looking for instructions for  making those baskets (which I did eventually find) I stumbled across videos on YouTube for making the baskets sewn on the machine. I had seen them a year or so back, but I was rather worried about sewing them on the machine--fast moving needle, fingers... could be interesting! LOL Well, I decided to take the plunge after watching these videos. So I got some cotton clothesline, tore some strips of quilting cotton and went to town! And BOY did I go to town! I made several baskets and I am hooked!!! Here are pictures of some of the baskets I made--

The picture just above is the base of one basket being sewn together on my machine--that particular basket was claimed by my dear hubby to hold all of his work stuff--pens, work badge, phone and headset, keys--you get the picture--but at least all his stuff is together in one place! The middle basket is the one I sent to my swap partner, and the one on top I am debating if I am going to sell it or keep it for myself!! They are VERY addicting and I can see many more being made as time goes by! I am seriously thinking about making them to go with the various tucks I am planning. I think that would be a great go together--2-3 tucks, a matching/coordinating basket and filler--any thoughts on that, dear readers? Great for gifts!

I have some new items up on OPP ( Olde Primitive Peddler) --The first grouping is on the main site, and consists of 2 dolls and one of my baskets--

The basket is a rather good sized basket--10 inches long, 8 inches across and 3 inches deep. The doll in the middle is Greta Jean--I just LOVE her! I am sooo pleased with how she came out--she is the first doll I made with the new type of stuffing I found and I am really pleased with how it worked and with how she looks! Her hair is scarlet dyed raw wool that I tied in place-- I was so pleased with how Emma's hair came out, I really wanted to try it with Greta! Her features are painted and well sanded and she was tea-stained and baked dry-Prince's coloring was a pleasant surprise--I love how he looks, and I am going to have to write down what I did with him for future projects so I don't forget! Last but not least is Mary-Anne. I really like this pattern, and I really like how this particular doll comes out. I typically make her with floss hair, all wild and crazy, but this time, I decided to make her with red alpaca hair. Raw Alpaca is totally different then the way that wool feels--silky soft, smooth and just different. You will have to feel it to see!  All three of these can be found here.

I also have Sadie, my Scare-die cat, that I think is absolutely adorable-- Isn't she CUTE??? I think she would be absolutely darling for Halloween and  I also have a Fall candle mat as well. These two items can be found here.

I am also working on more cutter quilt items and bunnies and bears that have cotton bodies and plush faces and I am thinking they are going to be absolutely adorable and I can hardly wait to share them with you! I am also working on Americana and other goodies for summer and into fall--can you believe it is already time to start thinking about fall?? At least for me!

Well, I am glad to be back in Blog-land and being able to visit with all of you! I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful Wednesday and until next time--

Take care and happy crafting!


Monday, February 6, 2012

And the winner is....

Amy of BumbleBee Lane!!

Let us have a round of applause for Amy! Whooo!!! Yea Amy!!! **happy dance** Amy! Amy! Amy!!

I want to thank EVERYONE who participated in the giveaway and I want to welcome all my new followers! I appreciate each and everyone of you, both new and old.... and stay tuned, because next month, I will be doing another giveaway for Easter! And please, even if you have participated in a previous giveaway, please feel free to join in subsequent giveaways. I use for my drawings, so it could be anyone!

Have a wonderful evening! Congrats again Amy!

Be safe, and happy crafting!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

3 Spring Girls and upcoming items

Good morning dear readers!

I want to share with you the pictures of my sweet girls over at Olde Primitive Peddlers--they are exclusive to OPP, and that is the only place you will find them, but they are just soo sweet, I wanted to share them with you!

First is Emma--I just love her! She is just sooo sweet, and very old fashioned-- I think! Raw wool hair, button eyes and a pinch stitched nose, a sweet little dress of cabbage roses and she is holding a stuffed heart in her lap. Sweet for Valentine's Day and I think perfect for spring and even year round!

Next is Pepper Anne--a confection in pink, pink and more pink! She is made from a pattern by Chestnut Junction and has pink wool hair, a little pink nose, and wearing a pink and white print dress. She is holding a little heart as well! I think she would be perfect for a tween daughter, or someone who just LOVES pink. Very sweet! She REALLY reminds me of Peppermint Patty from Charlie Brown!

Last, but certainly not least, is Raggedy, a little girl who looks like she was well loved and carefully tucked away for safe keeping. She has raveled red wool hair, and is dressed in a simple dress made from a ticking type fabric and has top stitching done in black perle cotton. Very cute!

Be sure to swing by Olde Primitive Peddlers to see the girls, and be sure to say hi when you do!

On to what's coming up! Just finished up a sizable order and it is off to the post office--yeah!  I am also wrapping up Valentine's Day items, and I am moving on to Easter and St. Patrick's Day. Shamrocks and Leprechauns are the theme of the day! I am working on candle mats with both for St. Patrick's Day , as well as some ornies! Now Easter, I am really excited about! I can hardly wait to get started on those items! Bunny nodders, Peter Rabbit, stitched eggs... I think I am going to have to get going on them this week! I will post pictures as I get things going! Talking about going, I need to get going on what I told you about!

Take care my friends! Be safe and Happy Crafting!!

Till next time!


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Listing and how my hubby and I met :o)

Good Evening (or is it very early morning??) Dear Readers!

I just wanted to share with you my new listing on The Olde Primitive Peddler! They will be live after midnight (PST) tonight!  I have listed 3 new dollies, just in time for Valentine's Day! Sweet little Pepper Anne, who I think strikes a resemblance to a certain little girl who had a crush on Charlie Brown, Emma, who is quite proper and cute, and Raggedy, who reminds me of a little doll tucked away in a chest to remember the lost days of childhood... be sure to pop on over and see my dolls and all the other lovelies by all the other artisans!

ALSO, I am a new member of the Handmade Art Faire as well! Click on the button there on the right and take a peak at all the wonderful items and artisans there as well! I have one of my candle mats mentioned there! SO much fun, and I am truly honored to be among such wonderful artists!

OK! I realized that after posting my giveaway, and asking you to share how you met the love of your life, I realized I neglected to share how my hubby and I met!

We were in the same History class and I guess he had been watching me, and well I had been taking peeks at him, and one morning, as I was walking towards the class, I saw him waiting outside the door, nose buried in a book, hair in his eyes, I even remember what he was wearing! I just stopped and this feeling came over me that I KNEW I was going to marry him one day. Well, that very day, we were going to watch the old Clash of the Titans in class, on VHS (does anyone remember what those were?? LOL) and he sat down next to me since my desk was closest to the tv, and the class was crowding around. As we sat there, waiting for class and the movie to start, he pulled out a manilla folder and took out a piece of paper, making a big deal about it, and I saw that it was a Dungeons and Dragons character sheet. I took a look at it and he saw me, and he took a deep breath and started to rattle off what everything meant on the page, and I said, ya, I know, I play. You could have knocked him over with a feather! He said you have to come play with me and my friends at lunch! He was shocked and pleasantly surprised, because back then, there were very few girl gamers. Well, the rest is history... we went together for nearly 2 years in High School, and then life happened, and we went our separate ways. While we ran into each other again over the years, we never really seemed to be in the same place at the same time. I realized that I hadn't gotten over him, but he wasn't really ready, so off I went. I got married, he went in the Marines. My marriage fell apart, I moved out of state and after a while I got to thinking about him. I tracked down his mom and she gave me his contact info, and after getting the courage together, I called him. We got together and visited and over the next 8 years, we reformed our friendship, fell in love again all over and then he asked me what I was doing for my summer vacation 8 years ago. I said enjoying it, and he wanted to know if I wanted to move to where he was, and I said are we getting married, and he replied, I guess so! Well, come this June, we will have been married for 8 years, and I love him so much! We have 3 kids, mine, his and ours and we are so happy, happier then we ever thought we would be, and it is just perfect, and I guess my feeling that we were going to get married came true!

Take care, be safe, and happy crafting!!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine Day Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers!

Yes! I am having my first giveaway of the new year! I had so much fun with the cutter quilt stars at Christmas time, I thought I would do one for Valentine's Day. For this giveaway, I am doing a pair of Cutter Quilt Hearts--I cut the hearts from cutter quilt blocks that I made, did a blanket stitch around the raw edges and then crocheted a simple edging around the heart. I then tea stained them and stitched them to tea stained Onasburg hearts. On the front there are rusty pins with little round labels, one with the sentiment of 'Love U' and the other with 'XO XO'. I love how they turned out, and here they are!! Aren't they DARLING??

OK! Rules for the Giveaway! This Giveaway is open to followers in the US and Canada!

1) Be a member of my blog! New members are always welcome! Share with us a moment with a special loved one if you would like! Favorite song, how you met, how you knew they were the 'ONE' what ever you would like to share!

2) Post about my give away on your blog, and for an extra entry, post a link back to my blog. If you don't have a blog, please leave me your email address so I can get in touch with you!

3) For extra entries, join my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter. If you follow me on Twitter, please tweet about my giveaway--if you join my Facebook page, please post there that you have entered my giveaway.

This Giveaway runs through the 5th of February, and I will draw the winner on the 6th! The winner will have 48 hours to get me their contact information so I can mail the hearts to them! If I don't hear from the winner, I will draw a new winner! As soon as the winner has responded, the hearts will be out the next day! Good Luck!!!

Be safe and Happy Crafting!!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekend WIPs

Hello Dear Readers!

 I have been wanting to sit down a spell and write, but we have had a rather nasty cold run thru the house, and our Little Man was very sick and actually ended up in the Emergency room at 4 am on a Sunday morning with an ear infection!! Poor baby!! He started fussing about 7pm and when he fell asleep, he only slept for an hour, would wake up and cry for 20 minutes, fall asleep and repeat. When he woke up at 3:30ish, we tried a bottle and he just cried and cried. Since this wasn't his normal self, we decided to bundle us all up and off we went. Luckily, Walgreen's are open on Sundays, and we were able to get his prescription filled and he started to get on the mend! He is doing better now, and with my sewing area reorganized, he is just being his little man self! He loves the cubbies in my sewing cabinet, so we are putting toys in the lower ones and his FAVORITE thing of ALL is to go thru my fabric box and pull out many pieces of fabric and help me sort!

In between taking care of sick kiddos and sick husband, I have been working on some spring time and Valentine goodies.  A couple dolls, that I am pretty happy with :-) and some stitcheries that I am pretty tickled about! I have also been working on cutter quilt hearts, since my stars were such a big hit. This time though, I have done a blanket stitch around the edges of the hearts and crocheted simple lace to spiffy them up for spring and Valentine's Day.

This time around, I am working on wall hangings and candle mats instead of pillows, since my pillows are languishing. The wall hangings are done from designs by Chestnut Junction, and the candle mats are from Primitive Stitches. And here is one of my cutter quilt hearts! Isn't it cute?? Not tea dyed yet, but I think it will be adorable when it is! The large hearts I am going to be stitching it to will be made out of onasburg, rather than the striped ticking that the stars are made from... what do you think??

And here are my two dolls along with one of my large bunnies!

So I have been busy while taking care of sickies, and escaping mostly unscathed myself!  One happy bit of news is that I have been accepted by Handmade Art Fair, another juried site, so I am really really excited about that! Be sure to go by and take a look at all the marvelous artists I am blessed to be with, AND just found out today that Olde Primitive Peddler is going to be adding a Christmas and Halloween site, so stay tuned for my involvement in that!! I am thinking about joining the Christmas site, since I love love love Christmas, and I have so many fun Christmas goodies to share, it is a shame to keep them just for one little bit of the year. 

I think that wraps it all up for now! Stay tuned for more fun, wonderful things to come this year!

Be safe and Happy Crafting!!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you, my dear readers and friends! Welcome to 2012 and I want to thank all of you for following along with me! All of your are very important to me and I am just tickled when I see how many people stop by to read my writings! And the response I got to the 12 days of Christmas Cookies was fantastic, and I have another Christmas recipe grouping in the works!

The last quarter of 2011 was fantastic, and I am looking forward to a fantastic 2012 and I am so glad you are coming along with me! I have lots of fun new items in store, I am going to get my selling blog up and running, I have my page at the Olde Primitive Peddlers that I am just thrilled about. I have some darling Valentine's themed dolls that are in their finishing stages that I plan to have up on both Etsy and my selling blog. My plan is, to have one set of dolls on Etsy, and a different set on my selling blog! They are just darling and I am just so tickled with how cute they are!

On the home front, we are busy reorganizing our living/family room into a multi purpose room, where I can sew, rather than in our room. Mainly, this is because Little Man is much more active--as 9 month olds typically are!--and so we are combining his play area with my work area so I can sew more, and he won't be trapped in a small area in the master bedroom. I think this will enable me to get more work done and be more creative and have more time with LM to boot! Our goal, eventually, will be to move into a bigger house, with a bonus room, where I can work, and LM can have his play room. I am really excited by the prospects!!

Stay tuned as well for more giveaways too! I have one in the works right now, that I am planning on getting up in the next few weeks! It will be a Valentine/Spring themed one!!

Again, follow along, and let us all have a happy, prosperous, exciting 2012!!

Be safe and Happy Crafting as always!