Friday, January 30, 2009


i used to make doilies all the time. but haven't in years. so i thought i might make a few. they are fun to make but require more concentration...since i use patterns. maybe i'll make up my own doily patterns too sometime.
so last night after mikey went to bed, i made this sweet little doily. it is a small one, only 5 inches across.. but very sweet and dainty.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

recent snail mail.

got some really pretty things last week and this week. from ebay and etsy.

really pretty vintage buttons. those turquoise pinwheel ones are some of the prettiest i have.

more pretty buttons in bright candy colors. the red ones are big and really beautiful.

vintage hat with millinery flowers and netting. the forget me nots are separate but they look really pretty together..

close up.

vintage hankie holder with handmade silk bells. not sure what these were originally. christmas ornaments? wedding favors?.. dunno. but they are silk and hand embroidered.. so pretty!

see how pretty they are?

vintage hankie holder with hand painting and rosebud applique.

pretty details.

vintage hankie that was inside.

little extra stuff the seller left inside the box. ribbons and a little felt purse with sequins and a little silk pouch. the previous owner must have been sentimental like me!

so there you have it.. lots of pretties! no thrift store finds to show this week...hubby wasn't feeling to well after his root canal. maybe next week.
huggs and ttfn

Monday, January 26, 2009


i took a long break from reading.. but yesterday i felt like reading something.. so instead of reading my alcott books i decided to read this Nickolas Sparks book my sister sent me recently. a walk to remember.. i loved that movie and the book is turning out to be really good too. i should be done by tomorrow.. and i just started yesterday! thanks for sending it amy!

birthday gift and swap from my sister

my sweet sister sent me a very fun envelope of goodies this week. including our january swap.. the theme was owls, birds, trees and houses which turned out to be a difficult one! sorry amy! but she managed to find fabrics wth all of them and a really cute little bird puch and some cute stickers!

she also sent mikey some washcloths.. made from flannel and minkie. and the best this was the patchwork scarf she made for my birthday! i've been wanting one for awhile and she used alot of of pink and flowers..which i love. and she even used some super sft mikie for the back and green mikie patches too.

i love it amy thank you for making it for me and for the swap! you did great! hope you liked yours too!


with the fact that my mary engelbreit magazine has been canceled! they say they will send me martha stewart living instead.. but i don't want that... so i canceled my subscription.. i guess maybe i'll resubscribe to haute doll or something instead.

Friday, January 23, 2009

today's snail mail arrivals!

a huge bunch of BIG size blue ribbon roses. they are over 2 inches across.

ribbon roses in different colors and sizes.

vintage buckle and button sets. the green will be in my shop.. eventually.

swap from my friend jenny. custom made dress. it's inspired by the dress jane is wearing in the let fly a kite scene in mary poppins.

it suits olivia very well! and isn't the headband cute!

so that's it! such pretty things in my mail box today!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


where have a been.. i dunno. just very busy i guess. my birthday was good. nothing special..just a day at home with my boys. but hubby did bring me valentine's day chocolates.
then tuesday we had to go to chicago. and yesterday nothing much. today i need to clean up the house good cause friday mikey is starting the home bound schooling. hopefully it goes well.
this saturday hubby is going for a root canal so no thrift store shopping. idon't think he'll be up to it. he's never had a root canal (neither have i) so not sure what to expect.
anyways here are a few pics of things i made recently.
huggs to all!

Monday, January 19, 2009

today i am 31!

today is my birthday, so i am giving a gift to all my friends! huggs to all! thank you amy for the sign! you are so sweet to me!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

a few more finds

a few things i found yesterday. the crocheted hat thing.. i dunno if it is a pin cushion or just a decoration.. but it is really pretty! the pink print is fabric and the blue are tea towels..

Saturday, January 17, 2009

thrift store finds

just a bunch of pretty linens including a cute embroidered owl and a small piece of barkcloth... which is actually the only piece of barkcloth i have..

Friday, January 16, 2009

a birthday gift!

as i have mentioned.. my birthday is soon. monday actually. so i got this sweet gift from my friend taube.. who lives in chile. the bird is an alien bird and my favorite color! pink, she made her just for me. her name is agustine! she also send a really cute notepad, stickers and a fancy skein of yarn!
thank you taube! i love everything! go visit her shop here!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

more blythe creations

this blythe doll is really fun to design for! now that i've figured out how to make a sleeveless dress i am making and making. now...if i could figure out how to ad sleeves and make a cardigan.. i'd be really happy!