Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Shop Update & New Kits!

Phew! The shop update is finally complete. Over 60 new items!!!
Vintage beads
German Paper Mache Containers
Felt Ribbons
Lace Flowers
Plastic Embellishments
Vintage Holiday Picks
New German Scrap styles
and More!
You can see everything here.


I am VERY excited to share a few new kits with you!
The first is a kit to make your own Vintage Sweet Angel Tree Topper!
She stands about 12 inches tall and has the loveliest face...
(These are a slightly larger version of the ones that I made last year.)
This is a super easy-peasy project that you can make in less than an hour.


The other kit is a fun and retro Kitschy Christmas Embellishment Collection.
This cute Santa boot is stuffed with vintage holiday goodies.
Lots of red and green, plastic, dime-store goodness to use in your Christmas projects.


***An important note: Orders placed this weekend will not start shipping until Monday***


And finally, I wish you and your families a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!
I hope that lots of yummy food, lots of laughs, and lots of fun is headed yor way!
I've got a lot to be thankful for... and that includes you!
As always, thank you for your continued support of my little shop.
It means the world to me!
Hugs!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bodacious Blooms

I know I say this a lot, but I LOOOOOVE these!


These just came in!
Big, beautiful lace flowers.
They measure about 4" across and they sure are purdy!

I'm going to add a pin to the back of one to wear on my new wool coat. I was also thinking of sewing hair elastics on a few of these for my Little One. And for me too...


You can see them here, as well as some other colors too. I'm still plugging away at the holiday shop update. There are just a few more things for me to add... I'll let you know as soon as I'm done!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ciao Bellas!

To all my Silver Bella Friends... I hope you have an AMAZING weekend!!! I wasn't able to go this year because of other committments this weekend, but I did send some fun goodies for all of you! I can't wait to hear the stories and see all the fabulous photos from this year!

(The above photo was taken by photographer John Granen at my booth last year at the Silver Bella Vendor Night. These are vintage posies that I had bundled together and wrapped in sheet music. This photo and several others from the event can be viewed on the Country Living website. There was also a fabulous article in the November 2008 issue of CL about Silver Bella!)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Artful Blogging

Some exciting news...
My little blog is featured in the Winter edition of Artful Blogging!
Here are some peeks!


The editor, Staci Dumoski, contacted me last Spring to write an article for the publication about what blogging means to me. It was a fun challenge! I haven't had to write a paper since college, so I was a wee bit nervous, but once I started it was actually a lot of fun! Staci was just sooo nice and fantastic to work with.


It is so surreal to see it in print. I think the whole neighborhood heard me squeal when I opened my mailbox to get my copy. They did such a beautiful job with this issue! It is currently for sale through the Stampington website and on newsstands. It is chock-full of beautiful blogs! Definitely worth checking out!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sweet & Sinister & More Sweet

This crazy month of October has come to an end. It was a pretty fantastic end actually. I had lots of fun with my girls attending some Halloween parties and special events... and of course trick-or-treating! My husband's surprise party was also this past weekend. All those months of planning and being sneaky really paid off... it was a blast!


I do have a few last Halloween things to share. These are the wonderful gifts that I received from Michele for the Sweet & Sinister swap. I must admit that not everything is shown in the photos. Some of the treats that she sent were eaten as soon as the box was opened. She also sent a wonderful bag of vintage Halloween goodies that were used in some projects.


Michele's work is really amazing. She is also one of the sweetest people that I know! It was such fun to be paired with her!


I LOVE this vintage-y banner! She sent me some flowers to replace the letters, so I can use it all year!


Michele also made two of these spooky pumpkin necklaces for my girls. They are sooo cute! My Little One wore hers to school each day for the whole week before Halloween! Thank you so much for everything, Michele!!!


Finally, here is my Little Ladybug. I must have taken 50 photos of her on Halloween Night, and sadly, this is the best of them! She was just too excited to sit still!!!

So now it is November. Another exciting month! I LOVE this time of year! But, as I peek at some of my favorite blogs, I'm feeling a bit behind!!! LOL. I just need a little breather from this past week's events before I will be ready to jump into the holiday swing of things. I was able to re-stock many items in the shop (including the small eggs used in Amy's mousie project), and still have LOADS of new holiday goodies to list in the coming week that I just can't wait to share with you!