Sunday, January 30, 2011

Crinoline Giveaway!

Look at this amazing giveaway at My Mother's Pearls.  She is drawing the evening of January 31st and I just happened upon it, yay!

Oh my goodness, I could only be too lucky.  How beautiful.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mystic Paper Feb Kit

It's been a little while since you have seen a Mystic Paper design team project from me, right?  We took a little break for the holidays, but now we are back in full swing. Yay!  Of course out of practice, I was so excited to use the poster size Cavalini paper that I cut it all apart before I took a photo, but you get the idea.

How lovely is the vintage valentine print?  Also included in my kit are love tickets, red and white seam binding and some sweet, lacy heart doilies.  Hope you'll come back soon to see my creation.  :)  Don't forget to stop by Sheri and Jenna's blogs to see their kits too.

Hugs! p.s. I am too excited today because I am cashing in on a Christmas present from my hubby, 60 minutes at Massage Envy.  Wheeeeee!  Relaxation here I come.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

For the LOVE of Cupcakes!

We celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday this past weekend and I'll share more on that fun party later, but for now I just had to share the dessert that was so good I already had to make it again for my friends who came over last night for a Valentine project.  To be honest I am sitting here eating one for breakfast right now, ha!

Pink Strawberry Frosted
Sparkly Sugar Coated Chocolate Cupcakes!  {Sigh}

They looked so pretty on my new glass cake plates.  I am going to get a ton of use out of these babies!

Not only are they super tasty, they are simply gorgeous. IMHO.  I got the sparkle sugar from TJ Maxx and I already know I want more.  Tee hee hee.

I thought those pink poofy beauties were perfect to share with my new tea cup.  This will be my second tea party with Terri and Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday and I have to say, I'm already becoming addicted.  :)  As I said before, I am no Cup Connoisseur.  I chose this one simply because it I love it.

The very smudged stamp reads Made in Habsburg Austria.  I love the pale teal color of it.  (Okay, so I am easily pleased.  A regular day PollyAnna.  That's not so bad is it?)

So good day to you all, Cupcake wishes & Tea Cup dreams,

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cabbage Roses

My latest creations for a fabric/ribbon flower swap on my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.  They are about 3 inches wide and made from torn fabric.  I experimented with sewing the strip to a matching background until I got it to look how I wanted.

Wouldn't these look so pretty on a purse?  Or as a statement hair piece?  I can't wait to make more and start accesorizing.  If you love them I would be interested in making more to sell, just drop me a line.

Happy Saturday friends and thank you so much for visiting and for your wonderful, encouraging comments.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday

This is my first Tea Cup Tuesday post.  I decided to go ahead with one, though my cup is sorely lacking a matching saucer.  Hope that's okay, {grin}.  This lil' pretty is currently my very favorite.  That being said, I don't know a lot about tea cups.  I suppose it speaks beauty and softness and girlyness and grace to me, and so... I love it.

I love the laurel wreath~banner shape of the flowers and the gold around the base and rim.  I most recently tried Tazo Passion tea in this cup, paired with homemade coffee cake, delicious.

The fancy handle makes me giddy. The photo doesn't show, but it has a touch of a gold stripe also.
The stamp is very off-centered and you can see it says, Royal Stuart Spencer Stevenson.  Call me crazy, but I think the crown is almost as pretty as the rest of the cup, hee hee.

 But my very favorite thing about this cup is the indented shape.  Kinda special, but again, I'm no aficionado.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Snow Bunnies

Or should I say, Snow MOUSIES?

I stayed over at my mom's house in Northern Arizona after Christmas and waited for a forcasted snowstorm. My little Phoenix girls loved it. Here are some pics from our playin'.
Little Isabella cried and cried when it was time to come in.  She was completely in love with the falling snow.

Sweet Tessa coun't get enough either!  She was a total pro at snow-angels and sledding.

Baby Izzy was a tad nervous at first, but eventually had fun once we got her on the sled and pulled her around slowly.  She's a very cautious girl, totally my fault.  :)

And I was just like a little kid in all that snow.  It brought back such wonderful memories of living in Wyoming early in my life.  (Don't my parents have an awesome view?)

Monday, January 03, 2011

Secret Crazy Quilt Stocking

Oi, sorry for being gone so long y'all.  I missed the writing and the sharing and the reading, glad to be back for sure.

So our whirlwind of Holidays from Halloween to the New Year has finally ended.  Everyone say, "Awwwwww!"  :)  Hope you are filling your time with lots of fun and friends.  I know I do after all the bustle is over, I just gotta keep it going a lil bit. Ha!

I took part in a Secret Santa Stocking Swap over at my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.  I couldn't share until now because I was keeping the surprise from the gal I sent to, Kris.  The whole process of making this stocking was completely wonderful.  I loved choosing the fabrics and machine piecing them, hand sewing the trims, and embroidering too, with some new stictches I've never tried and metallic floss.  Too FUN!!  By the time I finished it I was stroking it like a baby, I loved it so much.

I was thrilled to learn that not only did Kris love the stocking, she was absolutely downright delighted, especially with the fact it is a crazy-quilt because... she quilts!  And I didn't even know.  I love when those little coincidences (aka God Winks) happen.  Makes me smile.

Another of these stockings is definitely in my future.  Of course I'll need a "Round Tuit" first. ~wink~