Friday, March 16, 2012

Someone stop me...more finds...and a gift in the mail

Happy Friday!!  Hope you have all been doing well..  First off I want to share with you this adorable Pinkeep that was sent to me "Just because" from my friend Morgan over at The Prim 'n' Proper Shoppe.  It is so much bigger and cuter in person and I was so thrilled to receive this.  I have never had a "just because" gift..  How sweet!!  Go check out her other pinkeeps and all her others goodies!!

This is on top of my new pie safe

On my next trip to my favorite vintage mall I got all of these goodies..  I usually try to get a thing here and there and not go overboard but.. look at those cute blue things... I just couldnt pass them up..

Last night I was sort of feeling in a funk after work so I went shopping...  Now this was just the therapy I needed to make me feel better.. haha...
Look at all that blue..Yes, it's my new favorite color.. and I can't wait to make something with those shredders. 

Soooo.. I am looking for a blue kitchen scale, surprise surprise on the color I know.. haha..  I can't seem to find one that doesnt cost me a years worth of wages...  so if you happen to find one, if you could let me know I sure would appreciate it!

I got the last of my pillow orders done... 

Time to work on something else so I cut out some fabric to make more Flag ornies/tucks so hopefully I can get those done soon.

This weekend we are having some friends stay with us so tonight it's cleaning and then getting ready for St. Patty's Day.... 

Hugs, Tina

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thank you... New goodies for lil ol ME

I hope this day has found you all doing well.. 

I just want to say thank you to those of you who still read all of my jibberish and ramblings even though I don't always post on a daily basis and thank you for taking the time to say hi and let me know you were here..Sometimes I don't have much to say I just like to check in and say hi...  Again thank you!!

We had such a beautiful weekend that the hubby got out and cleaned up the yard and I got some energy too and attacked my craft room..Boy did it need it.. Yikes...  Plus I had to make room in here to bring down a tall skinny white cupboard that I had in our bedroom becuz...  I needed to make room in the bedroom my for new:

Pie Safe... it Pie Safe Cabinet I got this last weekend.  It isn't going in this spot in my livingroom but this is where the hubby put it while I cleaned out a spot in our bedroom so I snapped a couple quick photos..  The front has a wood door on it with screen.

Here's another view.  It's a Robin Egg Blue I was told...

And here are some antique coverlets I bought to put on my side table and livingroom table.. I just love them...

This one has a hole in it and a stain that is more noticeable on the reverse side but I think it just adds to the charm of it..

Well, that's all for now..Have a great afternoon friends!!
Hugs, Tina

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pinterest copyright issues...Hockey...Fun weekend

Good Morning Friday and what a beautiful day it is.. The weatherman was talking about how cloudy it is and all I see is blue skies, let's hope it lasts...  We were supposed to get more snow but that hasn't happened so far, thank goodness...

So...  I think I am almost the only one that hasn't gotten into Pinterest much.. I have gone on a few times and have a few boards but I am not addicted like alot say they are.. teehee...  I read on Facebook and on one gals blog about copyright issues and it got me a little nervous so glad I am not addicted YET.. haha..  

Here is the first post she did

and then here is an update:

Not sure what Pinterest would be for if you can't pin and repin other's photos but.. what do I know... I just don't want to get into trouble for doing it so until some changes are made, I guess I will just look and not pin.. teehee

Well, Bre's fiance' is graduating from college here soon so this weekend will be his last games of hockey...It will be weird not going to watch him play anymore...Hope he does really good and goes out with some assists and better yet goals.. Woohoo...

Starting today is also Custer's Annual Springs Arts and Crafts show so hoping Bre and I can make it... and I might have to stop by another new favorite store of mine called Eye Candy Antiques to check out her 20% off furnitue sale..  I really need a bigger house for all the goodies I seem to find.. teehee...

And... of course you know I will be working on more of those Nana Blessings pillows for orders..  Just warms my heart so much that others love them enough to want to give them as gifts.. 

So.. it's going to be a busy but super fun weekend... 
I hope all that are in the path of those horrible storms stay safe... 
Hugs, Tina

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Some goodies I have bought lately...and a new offering

Good Wednesday Morning friends!!  Half way to the weekend.. Woohoo!!  Well, it snowed more last night and boy was it slick out this morning...saw quite a few wrecks on the way to drop my little girl off to get her hair cut and on my way to work...It started out really windy this morning and now I see blue skies and I think the snow might be melting.. Yay!! 

I have bought myself a few things lately and wanted to share a couple photos with you.

Here are all those pillows finished.  Look at all the cute names that children call their Grandma's or Nana's...

and after these were stained I had some energy to make something new.. teehee...

Here are my Primitive Flag Ornies / Tucks
I think they turned out so cute..

These are made to order as long as I have this fabric available.
Here are Details if interested. 

Well, I suppose I should get to work....since I am here.. why not.. teehee...
Have a great day! 
Hugs, Tina

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I haven't been slacking.. I promise..teehee

Good morning..  I got some sleep last night and feel so much better today and my arm isn't as sore either.. Yay!!

I finsihed up some shamrocks that I made for a Facebook friend

and I thought I had better take photo of what I have been working on....  don't want you to think I am slacking..  teehee... oh boy, I haven't even gotten this post published yet and I "might" have 4 more orders for these in blue fabrics..

Here are some that I finished so you can see what they will look like:

Looks like we are finally getting our winter.. Supposed to snow more tomorrow..  I wanted this in November and December not now.. Yikes..  Sure wish I could just stay home and not have to go out in it unless I want to.. Some day.....

Have a great day friends!!
Hugs, Tina

Monday, February 27, 2012

I have been a stitchin machine...

Happy Monday Afternoon...  Well, the last couple weeks have been pretty long and hard.  Bre was so amazing and helped with pretty much everything for her friends funeral and wake.. It all turned out beautiful and it was so nice to see so many turning out to show their love....but I am sure glad it's over... She was so sad the whole week and that made me sad... All the crying got my migraine acting up for a couple days..darn things...

Other than that... I finished a couple friend pillows.  This picture of it on my shelf is sort of dark so I think I might take another...  If inteterested, you can find the details here

 but not much of anything else to offer as I got 9 orders for my Nana pillows... It is so fun to see all the special names that Grandma and Nana's are called...  I got them all stitched up, stuffed and tonight I have to close them up and stain them...  Once they are all done I will post photos so you can see the cute names..

On Saturday it was so windy and snowing and just miserable.. but.... I wanted to go look at some antique shops we hadn't been to yet so we braved the weather I was walking out to my truck to get my gloves, I slipped and fell..  Boy is my arm sore still... My sewing arm too.. uh oh....  Other than a little scrape on my hand and it was a little embarrassing...I think I will heal up quick..  As for the shopping, I was on the hunt for some old flash cards with words on them but do you think I could find any.. Nope.. darn...  I did get a small package of old valentines and some vintage lace and trim...but nothing too exciting...

I can't wait for work to be over today.. I didn't get any sleep last night for some reason and I have been soooo tired today... I even closed my eyes for a while at lunch which I don't think helped, I was even more groggy after that...teehee...  I think this girl is going to call it an early night tonight...

Well, that's about it for this post.. Hope it all finds you doing well... I am sure glad you decided to stop by and visit.. Until next time...
Hugs, Tina

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

My Mom gave me this card for Valentine's Day and it was just too adorable not to share..  I love it!! 
Happy Valentine's Day! 
Hugs, Tina

Monday, February 13, 2012

Antique shopping, orders done..dress fitting..

Monday, oh why do you come so fast.. teehee..  I actually had a productive weekend considering all of the sadness Bre was going through..  She stayed with us Friday night and then Saturday we hit a couple antique shops where I got an old wood and metal sled and an old lacey tablecloth.. I could have bought so much more but I was trying to be good.. Now I just have to figure out how to display my sled..  I have seen some cute ideas in the past with some ice skates and maybe a wreath... Any ideas??  I will take some photos and post them.  Bre got a couple of really cute wood barrels to put outside to plant in..  Then we took her out for lunch..  Bre left to meet some friends who were all getting together.. I spent the rest of the night finishing up some more orders.  Here they are:

Glad I got those done on Saturday so we had Sunday to have fun at Bre's dress fitting.. All of the girls in the wedding were there as well as my friend with her cute little daughter, Saige.  She is going to be Breanna's flower girl.  I was so glad everyone showed up and hoped it would take Bre's mind off of losing her friend if just for a little while.. 

It is the worst feeling to know that you can't just wave your magic wand and make all your child's sadness go away...  The only thing we can do is be there for her...  I try to be strong for her but when she cries, it tears me up inside and my eyes start filling up with water...  In fact, I had to pause writing this for a minute cuz Bre called.. She has been writing what she wants to say at his funeral.. oh boy..  it was hard enough to hear her read it and hear how upset she is on the phone, let alone seeing her reading it at the funeral.. So proud of how strong she is and how hard it is for her to get up there and say something but she is doing it for him...

Now that my face and eyes are probably red from talking to her on the phone and typing this, I better finish this up and get a hold of myself... since I am at work... teehee...

Thank you so much for listening and visiting me here...  Have a blessed day!
Hugs, Tina

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dress fitting and some sad news....

Well, today started off to be a great day...  It is Friday so it has to be great!!  Got almost to lunch then my daughter called and said that a friend she has known since grade school had passed away.  She is taking it pretty hard and when she is sad... I am sad....  Her fiance is out of town for the weekend for hockey so she is going to stay with us..  I don't want her to be alone.  I had planned on having a whole weekend to get caught up on all my orders but she comes  now to keep her busy.. haha..  unfortunately she doesn't love prims as much as me or I might talk her into helping me but nope..

There are a couple little antique shops we want to go to and then we have her 1st dress fitting on Sunday...  It will be great for her to have all her gals around her and the excitement of the wedding to keep her mind off of this sad news at least for a while..

I hope you have a great weekend.  Take care of yourself and each other!!
Hugs, Tina

The Barn Hollow Giveaway

Look at this adorably prim bunny that Kim at The Barn Hollow is giving away.  

Winner will be chosen on March 17th or...  if she reaches 200 friends it might be sooner.. Woohoo..
Hurry..  don't miss out!! Good luck!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Here I am..

Hope your morning and afternoon is going great.  We have had a beautiful couple of days, definitely not our normal winter...  I am sooo lovin it. Makes me ready to go camping already.. teehee

What have I been doing??  Between wedding fun and filling orders, I have been a busy little bee...I have even decided that I won't be doing any craft shows this spring.  I just didn't do as well as hoped last year and just don't have the time to stock up on a bunch of new goodies when I am filling so many orders....  I will miss visiting with all of the other crafters and customers but I just can't justify paying the booth fees and not selling enough to make it worth my while.  So...  I hope I can keep busy enough online to make up for it.. 

Here are a few new things I have made that are for sale:

Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies for sale...Details

Here are some items I have been asked to make for customers..
I have still been making personalized hearts.  So excited those turned out to be such a big hit..

Here are the Details on my personalized items I have made.

I can't believe how popular this pillow is..  I am going to start working on orders tonight for these.. So happy so many love it!!  If interested, please let me know.  It doesn't have to say Nana, can be Gramma, Grammy, anything you want.. 

I know it's hard to believe but I have been out of the house and do take time to eat and sleep... a little.. teehee...  One of our friends is in a local play so we went and saw it this past weekend.  Boy that is something I could never do.. I used to get butterflies and feel sick to my tummy just having to do an oral presentation in school.. haha.. 

Well, just wanted to check in and let you know I am still here.. 
Hope you all have a blessed day!  Hugs, Tina

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bridal Fair- Silly Booth Photos - New offerings

This weekend we went to the Bridal Fair.  Had never been and boy it ended up being an all day thing but it was fun.  All the vendors are so pricey though at those things.  The photographers and DJ's we had already been looking at were way more reasonable than any at the fair...

You can rent photo booths for events now.  We had never heard of that before.  They said we could try it out w/ some of their props and so we did.  The first one had the basic props hats and glasses and a tiara for the Bride To Be.  We were like, okay, we have to pose, what should we do...  we would just throw something out there in the few seconds before the next photo.

Then we found another photo booth and I think we had almost as much fun looking through their prop box trying to figure out who was going to wear what or hold what as getting our photo taken. 
This one was a little harder to pose or hold composure..  We were all giggling and laughing so hard and the rest of the gals seemed to do okay when time to take the photo but nope... not me...  I just couldn't quit laughing..  I needed something to cover my whole face like Jenn had so you couldn't tell she was laughing the whole time.. One of the props Bre picked was this huge fake ear that she couldn't get to stay on so she had to hold it... in the last photo Jenn goes, here let me whisper in your ear to Bre... oh boy...  that about did me in...and who gave me those grapes.. what the heck do you do with grapes...haha

Anyways, it was a fun day...

I did manage to get a couple things completed this weekend.

Well, that's it for today's post...  I hope you all had a great weekend. 
Hugs, Tina

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Brrrrrr Friday, Christmas goodies I got, More offerings

Hope your Friday is treating you all well...  I just can't believe we still don't have any snow...  We always have snow by now and lots of it...  It did snow a bit on Christmas but didn't stick.  I sure hope this doesn't mean that when it does hit us, it will last into spring and summer...Yikes!!

Well, hubby is feeling better and I think I am getting it...Guess it was time, thought I was lucky but I guess not since everyone else around me has been sick...I am not going to let it get me down.. Does that help if I keep saying it?  teehee...I'll give it a shot.

Well, I wanted to show you a couple things Bre got me for Christmas.  There is an antique mall I just love and I had sent her a photo of this garbage can... I know how silly to want a garbage can but look how darn cute it is.  It does have a lid on it too but I had to take it off to hold Bre's flowers.

and while she was there I guess she saw this cute brush and thought I would like it and boy was she right..  The metal part around is all dirty and rusty.. Love it!!

She also got me an old egg carton and a 3 piece enamelware pan set in yellow w/ black trim.. Oh boy oh boy...  Once I find a home for those I will post photos.

I made these hearts for Bre and Vince with their wedding date since it's finally set. Yahoo...

I will be offering just a few St. Patty's Day goodies.  Please let me know if you are interested. 

Shamrock Details

Well, that's it for today.. Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings...teehee...
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!  Hugs, Tina