Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Wishing you all a happy, healthy and safe new year! May things begin to look up for all of us!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Starfish and Seahorses....

I just finished playing a bit. I`m not sure what I will do with them, but it was nice to make something different fo a change. I used Annie`s of blur-babiescopper glass glitter on the starfish and just loved it! I love how fine it is. Excellent quality and will be back for more. I can`t wait to play around with my pink and night sky colored ones .Hmmmmmmm what to do next ;)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Under the Boardwalk......

Well I`ve been feeling less the energized when working on some of my dolls and felt the need to do something different for a change. So today I sketched up and sewed a few of these fella`s.

The inspiration for these came from the desire to re do my bedroom over into the beach/ cottage theme. I`m hoping maybe after making a few of these it will head me into that direction ;)
To me there`s no more relaxing place to be then sitting on the beach under beautiful blue skies.......

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wow it feels like forever since I last posted...

Holy Cow! Can you believe theres only 12 more days until Christmas!! That doesn`t leave alot of shopping time left. Which I still have alot to do. On the upside I have aready wrapped the things that I bought so atleast that part is done! I`m always scrambling at the last minute, so nothing new there...LOL
I haven`t gotten much sewing in, but have managed to complete 2 black dolls. I think after these two I will start something new. Kinda feel like I`m stuck in a doll rutt...LOL
Here`s Mabel and Delilah: You can find them over at my ebay.

It seems that this past week has been my lucky week!! I won Debbie of Simplecountryblessings giveaway. Just look at these goodies I got in the mail!!

You must stop by her blog she has yet another awesome giveaway. She`s on a roll so don`t miss out! These are what you have a chance at winning.

I also was lucky enough to have my color pulled in a drawing over in r2rd and will be receiving the most beautiful pin cushion doll made by Jackie of
plain-n-simple- I feel so lucky to be able to own one of her pieces of art :) If you pop on over to her blog you can see the beauty I will be receiving from her generous heart. It stands next to her cage doll in the picture. Thank you Jackie!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another awesome giveaway....

Oh wow the generosity of my friend Sara of sweetmagoliasantiquesandprimitives is unbelievable. Just look at all these goodies she`s giving away. All you need to do is pop on over to her blog and tell her your most favoritest thing about Christmas!! You don`t want to miss out on this.

Sara thank you for the opportunity to win some of your wonderful prims!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Elfin Bella

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Check out my Bella getting her groove on...

Can you tell she is in the Christmas spirit. Ok now I know I`ve lost my mind and need to get my butt back to work...LOL

Another Great giveaway....

Just look at these wonderful graphics Sara of graphicpretties is giving away. Be sure to stop by her blog for a chance to win!

A must see.....

Just look at what my good friend Mary of Sewdeartome

Her cloth and clay Poinsettia doll is amazing. I wish I had that kind of talent to make such a piece of art. Be sure to stop by and take a peek at her. She will sure fill your daily dose of eye candy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Simple Country Blessings Giveaway!!!

Wow just look at these cute guys!!

These snowman tucks are being given away by Debbie of simplecountryblessings. All you need to do is jump on over toKindred sisters gathering post group blog to enter to win!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Here`s wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Here`s a recipe quick and delicious!
Fishermans Bake.
Serves 4
2 ounces bacon, chopped
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
1-1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup clam juice
1-3/4 pounds of baking potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
3/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper
6 ounces cooked shrimp,peeled
3/4 pound tilapia fillets
2-1/4 cup of crushed saltine crackers

1. preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large pot cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; using a slotted spoon, transfer to bowl. Add the scallions to the pot and cook until softened. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 2 minutes.
Whisk in clam juice and 2 cups of water; bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream. Season with salt.

2.In an 8" square baking dish, aarange the shrimp and ladle the chowder on top, reserving 1/2 cup. Top with tilapia; season with salt and pepper and pour the reserved chowder on top. Toss together the crackers and bacon; sprinkle on top. Bake until fish is cooked about 15 minutes.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

The winner is revealed.....

I was thrilled to pull the winning name from the bowl this morning and the winner is:
Congrats Pam, you can email me at with your mailing address and I will get this right out to you!

I enjoyed giving something away so be sure to check back in the future for more giveaways!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blog Giveaway!!!!

I`m so excited to offer my very first giveaway! I`am offering a primitive Santa Claus is coming to Town book! Thank you to Dee of Folk-Art-By-Dee for such a wonderful pattern! I just love how this turned and think you will too! Entries will be taken until November 20th and the winner will be pulled from a hat on November 21st. If you add a picture of my giveaway to your blog that will give you an added three entries. Good luck! Anyone outside the United States I just ask you pay the shipping cost.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Well today is the day!!!!

A Kindred Christmas launch has arrived on ebay!! Be sure to pop on over to ebay and check out all the wonderful goodies my friends have created. of The-Artful-Attic has created a beautiful sampler bellpull. I myself just love this piece. It`s such a one of a kind item something you certaintly couldn`t pick up in the store adding all the more charm to it. Her work is noithing short of perfection. I`am lucky enough to own a few pieces of her work.

I also will have two auctions being offered tonight. Here`s a sneak peek at my offerings.

Check out Xochibears*primitives Wonderful Snowdrift and Flurry. How sweet is she! I love her twig arms and that fabric is just perfect!

Heres an adorable snowman box. I just love the colors used on this! Made by none other then Jennifer of Crooked-Needle-Primitives

These are only 2 of the awesome listings Mary of has listed for our launch. Her tags are simply beauiful and you must stop by and take a peek at her Santa!Sewdeartome

Please also check out Sara`s Maggeepyeawesome perfectly prim ditty bag. What a perfect needleful for the yuletide season.

Wow what an amazing set Debbie of Simplecountryblessings created! Each one is beautiful and I love the candle display. Besides can`t beat the free shipping! Be sure to pop over and check it out in detail.

What a sweet Raggedy Annie created by Cindi of Gracielouoriginals

and another cutie created by Bev of Heartland-creations*

Take a peek at this precious angel. Isn`t she just beautiful. She`s created by Shirley of Skelly3011

Oh you must take a look at what Patty ofToadHollowPrim has created. She has two sister dolls listed and they are both amazing! Just look at those facial features.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Simplecountryblessings giveaway!!

Wow what an awesome prim bird that Debbie is offering as a generous giveaway! Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her a comment for a chance to win.

A Kindred Christmas Launch...

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Join KSGP on Ebay, November 9th for our themed auctions
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Let your voice be heard....

Your vote counts so be sure to get out there and be heard!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Time change!!

Did you all remember to change your clocks? I love getting the extra hour of sleep, but hate that it gets dark out earlier. I already can`t wait for spring to arrive. Looks like I`ll be waiting a while...LOL

I was trying to get hubby to join me outside by the firepit with some hot cocoa, but he`s saying it`s to cold...LOL usually I`m the one saying that ;)

I was pretty productive this week and managed to get a few things created. Here`s a peek at them. They will be listed this evening on my ebay.

Well off to grab myself something to eat the stomach is grumbling!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween..

Wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Peanut Butter Weekend!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Ours here was wonderful the weather was`nt as cold which was nice for a change. Yesterday Rob, the girls and I made some pine cone bird feeders.

The girls had a blast whipping these up. Funny though I looked out in the yard today and only one remains. I think the squirrels ran off with the rest of them...LOL Atleast they`ll be eating good!

After dinner I decided to whip up my first ever batch of peanut butter fudge.
Boy was this delicious and easy to make! Thank you to Xoch for the recipe. Stop by her blog here to grab the recipe. She also has the bird feeder directions too. Thanks Xoch my girls enjoyed the weekend with your tips!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another blog giveaway!!!!

My good friend Sara of Graphicpretties has the most awesome blog banner up for a free giveaway! I myself just love her graphics and her talent of putting everything together in the perfect piece of web art! She makes it so easy for us non computer saavy people to use! As much as I`d like to keep the odds in my favor, I will share the odds :) Be sure to pop on over and leave a comment for a chance to win!
Sara`s giveaway
I must say she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met on the good ole web :)and am proud to call her a friend.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

KSGP`S 1st Blog giveaway!!!!!

I`m so excited to announce that the wonderful ebay group Kindred Sisters Gathering Post that I`am a proud member of is taking part in their very first( of many ) Blog giveaways. You can check out some of the other members listings here. It`s a group of much talent!
Patty of Toadhollowprim was so excited to be able to offer up one of her very own handmades. She also has many goodies offered on her etsy. Be sure to stop by and take a peek at all her eye candy!!

You will not believe her generosity of her give away. Please let me introduce you to Widow:

You may find her over at the
Kindredsistersgatheringpost Be sure to go on over and leave a comment for the opportunity to be the lucky owner of Widow!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Phew it sure has been a long weekend....

It sure has gotten quite chilly here this weekend. Fall definately has arrived. I spent the day quite chilly here in the house as we don`t want to put the heat on yet with the price of oil...yikes! So I plan on waiting to do it, although we did drag the kerosene heater into the living room today.....LOL

Heres a little something to keep you all feeling toasty :)

With all the ebay layoffs going on right now alot of folks are afraid soon they will be doing away we the ebay groups. Today I spent the day searching out other engines so if that should happen all the friends I have gained in KSGP I will be able to keep and converse with. They are just like family to me, some I`ve known now for years and would be lost without them! So we now have our back up safety net :)

The economy has become quite a scary thing and I sure hope things start looking better for us all soon.

I did manage to get another dollie made and listed on ebay. Her name is Celie.
Here`s a peek at her:

if you like her you can check her out

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Quilt Giveaway!

What a beautiful handmade quilt that Lizzy at Pigtails and Snails is generously giving away. All you have to do, is pop on over to her blog and read all about it.
I sure do hope I`ll be that lucky winner ;)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Meet Mabel....

She is currently being listed on ebay. Be sure to stop by and check her out!

Tag you`re it....

I`ve been tagged!!!
Looks like Ive been tagged from my friend Sandi
of sassysoapnsuch and alwayscraty2. Be sure to stop by and check out her blog.

Before I forget, the rules are:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to

Here are 7 random facts about me.

1. When I grow up I want to be a doctor...LOL Preferably a cardiac surgeon( oh to go back in time)
2. I`m addicted to watching "The View"
3. I would love to be on the T.V show Big Brother( I`m not sure how far I would make it...LOL)
4. I have a fear of heights.
5. The movie Seven scared the hell out of me.
6. I delete alot of forwarded emails before reading them :-P
7. Hubby and I share the bed with our three pooches. They get a better nights sleep then we do.

Now I get the fun of tagging seven of my blogging friends.

1. Sara of Sweetmagnolias

2.Renee of birchberryfarms

3.Terri of primcreek

4.Debbie of simplecountryblessings

5.Patty of toadhollowprim

6.Angie HickoryNutHollow

7.Kimberly of the-artful-attic

Tag your it!!<

Monkey bread...

Heres a simple recipe thats made lickety split and the kids love it. Now remember I didn`t say it was nutritional ;)

3 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough (pillsbury will do, I use the four pack)
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (I leave these out)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.
Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Shake 6 to 8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan. If using nuts and raisins, arrange them in and among the biscuit pieces as you go along.
In a small saucepan, melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut! The bread just pulls apart.