Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blue and White Teapot

Last week I was able to go to one of my favorite shopping places. "Old Town Spring". If you live or are coming to the Houston area you should check out Old Town Spring, It is several blocks of interesting houses that has been turned into shops. They have all kinds of shops there and restaurants. When my sister visits me we usually go there. Well I found this cute teapot at a shop called "Shabby Rose", it's one of my favorite shops. It's the perfect color for my craft cottage and it has a cottage look. It was also put out by Avon. So it is a collectible. Since I collect Teapots I just couldn't pass it up!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blossoms & Butterflies

I made this birthday card for my friend Charlotte. It was one of those super easy cards. The paper is from The Blossums & Butterflies stack by DCWV, it already comes glittered. I cut out the "Happy Birthday" with my cricut die cutter. The little jewel originally goes on the Crocs shoes, I bought it on clearance and just popped off the backing and glued it on the card.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Altered Altoid Tin
I made this for my friend Charlotte's birthday. I Hope she doesn't see this because I haven't given it to here yet! She is the sweet lady who has been teaching me to quilt. The little sheep represents me, So every time she looks at it she will know I made this for her in love!! I bought the mini spools and wrapped thread around each one. They aren't perfect, but that's OK I guess?
You can get a better view of it on my flickr

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Magnolia Tree
We have a little scrawny Magnolia tree in our front yard. It was here when we moved in about 4 years ago. I remember to water occasionally. I guess I never really thought it would amount to anything. But this morning I was watering my flower beds and I just happen to look up. To my surprised it had a big beautiful bloom. I pull it down and smelled it. Awww it had that wonderful smell that only comes from a Magnolia flower. I ran in and got my camera, just as I was taking the picture a bee showed up. How perfect is that!!!
Just to show you never give up on anything or anyone. I thank God that He has never given up on me. He sings over me (Zephaniah 3:17) and just like the bee I hope others can come to me and go away with the sweet nectar that God has filled me with!! His love and His wisdom .

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers' Day

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day!! I know I did. My boys made me feel very special. I got a dozen red roses, some money to use for crafting supplies and a cute card. My family took me out to eat after church to a nice Italian restaurant. Then home to rest.

I had a blast in my Sunday school class, the children made cards for their moms and colored little crosses. They were still working on them, when their mom's came to get them when the service was over. They were so cute saying "Don't look mom I'm not finished!" You should have seen the smiles on their mother's faces!!

I also thought of my mom and how much I miss her and my mother in law who died almost to the year after my mom died. If your mother is still alive enjoy her while you can!! Here's a special Thank You to all Mothers and for all you do!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thyme Square Farm

Friday I spent the morning at my friend Pammy's farm, you can find the link to her web page right here on my blog. Here are some vegetables and herbs she sent me home with. The weather was wonderful, not the heat and humidity we've been having. In the next day or two I'll put some more pictures of her farm, but today I'm showing some photos of her little helper, her grandson Matt. I had a blast playing with him, he even shared his dirt with me by bringing me little shovels full over and over. He shared his toy trucks and he chased me with the water hose. He was so cute in his little overalls.


His face is still wet from playing with water hose. I was taking a picture of the flowers and he ran up to the camera. He is such a cutie!!!

Matt running through the garden, a great place to play!!!
Matt was trying to spray me with the water! Thank goodness Pam turned the water off!! LOL And that I can out run a two year old!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May I borrow your cat?
I spend a lot of time on flickr looking at other crafters creative spaces. I've notice most of them have one thing in common, well other than be very talented creative people. They all seem to have a cat. I use to have a cat, but since I'm catless atm, I thought I would borrow Lisa Long's cat for my blog. Or should I say her son Ben's cat. I took this photo as I set enjoying a beautiful morning on their porch. Now I use to have a cat that looked very similar to this one, only he a had a black spot on the tip of his nose. Billy got him for me our first Christmas together. I suppose some day I will get a cat, after all every crafter should have a cat for their crafting space. Right?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Craft Cottage Porch
Here's a photo of my Craft Cottage Porch. It's not completely finished. Billy and I sit out there sometimes in the evening. It's great place to sit and chat or just watch the birds. There are some Red Tail Hawks that live in the tall trees that grow on the vacant lot behind my house. So this is a invitation to any of you to come by and we can sit and chat. We can have cold glass of ice tea.

Friday, May 1, 2009

What have I been doing for the last two days? Well it hasn't been crafting. I've been cooking! I've made dishes to put up in the freezer. Billy and I went to Sam's (where you buy in bulk). So I've been dividing meat into small portions and wrapping it for the freezer. Do I like to cook you ask? Sometimes, but the older I get the more I realize there are other things I would rather do. Like crafting, shopping, reading and gardening. OK gardening falls into the same category as cooking. I have to be in the mood and I like the end results more than the process. I have to laugh my two youngest sons (ages 20 and 23) have shown a very strong interest in cooking lately? I mean they are spending their money on cook books, knife sets, pots and pans. They are watching cooking shows. buying seasonings, spices and ingredients. They are trying new recipes and leaving my kitchen a mess. OK we are working on that part. One is better than the other! They show an interest when I try a new recipe and ask me questions. It's almost scary in a good way? Guess who's cooking Thanksgiving Dinner next November!!!!