Thursday, February 28, 2008

Chair Teapot

A few years ago, my husband bought me a teapot in an antique shop. After that it seem my teapot collection just kind of happened. Maybe I don't have many by some peoples standards, but each one is special to me. I found this adorable chair and cat teapot in an antique mall a few months ago. I loved the pretty pink roses, I wish I had a real chair like it. The cat reminds me of the one Billy got me as a present on our first Christmas together. Only he a had a black spot on his nose.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Frame for Lorraine

I made this frame for my Tanda Forum friend Lorraine for her birthday. I used pieces of scrapbook papers, rubber stamped the blue bird, ribbon and lace. The bottom burgundy color is velveteen paper and I embellished it with buttons, a pearl stick pin and an old ink pen tip I had. Added a tassel and added a nice message for Lorraine, which if she wants she can replace with a photo. I liked the way it turned out. I plan to make some more in the future.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sheep of the Week

This sheep was given to me as a gift from my friend Charlotte. This is Flora, here is some information I copied from the internet." EWE AND ME by Toni GoffeEnesco brings us Ewe and Me by Toni Goffe, a collection of stylish sheep in knitted sweaters and fun shoes and boots. These whimsical resin figurines are full of character and will bring a chuckle to anyone who sees them. The inspiration for this collection occurred when Toni and his wife were out for a drive...."My wife and I were going to our favorite pub in the countryside when we saw a field of very cold-looking sheep; they had all been recently shorn and were looking very sorry for themselves. When we got to the pub my wife said she'd like to knit them some little hats and jumpers to keep them warm until their fleece grew again. I drew a picture of what they would look like and there began Ewe and Me." Toni Goffe's art is collected worldwide and his humorous characters have inspired numerous successful collections, including Cool Cats and Hot Dogs and Catalandia."
Charlotte saw Flora and knew I need her in my collection.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Chocolate Turnover

Look at what my youngest son, Nathan surprised me with today. He stopped at Arby's on his way home from school and got me a Chocolate Turnover. It was a total surprise, he knows how much I love chocolate. Wasn't that so sweet of him and believe me it was yummy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I found these cool jars at a resale shop , they will be perfect for my craft cottage. They are candy jars. The colored ribbons remind me of candy. They were a bargain, only 50 cents each. Not sure which makes me happiest, getting a bargain or finding such pretty jars. O.K. both!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

My "Sheep of the Week

This weeks "Sheep of the Week" is my latest sheep. It was a Christmas present from my sister Christine. It's made with cloth yo-yo's, I also have a white one made just like it, I think they were both made by the same person. It's one of the 3 black sheep I have in my collection.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentine's Day will be here in two days. I can't wait, not that I love Valentine's Day so much. I work for a major card company and this is my busiest time of year. Each day when I go into work, I'm greeted by a mess of cards and envelopes, It usually takes about two hours to straighten up and restock Valentine cards. That doesn't count the party products, gift bags and gift items to straighten up. I'm counting the days for Valentine's to come and go. I took the photo above after I straightened the cards this morning.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I collect sheep, so I thought it would be fun to feature each week, one of my sheep. I will call it "My Sheep Of The Week", I'll show a photo and tell something about it. So to start off I thought I would tell about the ewes that got me started. These two gals were my first, About twenty years ago, I was in a Christmas Shop and I saw these two, So I took them home, snipped off their little red ribbons and replaced it with blue to match my color scheme. I've been adding to my sheep collection ever since and no, I don't name them. I just enjoy them. I hope you enjoy them too!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hannah's 4th Birthday Party

When I was a little girl, I loved my dolls! They were definitely played with, dragged around, fed mud pies , their hair brushed, braided and even cut. I had all kinds of dolls from Barbie to baby dolls. When I was a teenager I collected rag dolls. Now that I'm a grown woman, I still love dolls. I can spend hours looking through stores that sell dolls. I have my own collection and I inherited my mother's collection. Having all boys, I really never got to pass on that love, even though they were given a few dolls in their childhood. So when I was invited to Hannah's Birthday Party, I had a rare opportunity to look through all the dolls for one I could purchase for a precious little girl, Hannah is my friend Dawn's little girl and is in my Sunday School class. I wasn't even sure she played with dolls, someone told me girl's just don't play with dolls like they use to? Well not in Hannah's case, she loves dolls and I think she really liked the one I picked out. Above is a picture of Hannah holding the doll I gave her. Maybe someday I will have granddaughters to pass on that love and my own dolls, if not I'm sure I will find other little girls to pass on that love.

Friday, February 8, 2008

February 8, 2008

This is my first blog, I'm looking forward to meeting other creative people. A chance to share my crafts and some of my life with old friends, new friends and family.

As I start this new venture, I have to give my Savior, Jesus Christ all the thanks and glory for all my blessings. He is the one who has blessed me with any talents I have. It's my heart's desire to never forget that and to always bring Him the honor in what ever I say or do.