Monday, November 30, 2009


Well, now that it's officially past Thanksgiving, I can start decorating for Christmas! I scored some decent deals this weekend on things and was very anxious to get it all together.

First, we found this old table in my parents garage - they have no idea where it came from, but I love it. I cleaned it up, and added a set of three white mugs filled with succulents (all cost less than $10 - found the mugs at Ross, and the succulents were on clearance at Lowes!). We also got the 2 chairs from my parents, as well as a bench tucked behind the table, all of which I plan to paint white.

Second, I found poinsettias at Lowes on Black Friday for 99 cents each, so I got 10 :) I put 8 of them in a galvanized bucket that I also found at Lowes, and it's now sitting on our fireplace. I collect Santon from Provence, France, and I will be putting those out on our fireplace as well.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another Etsy Favorite

As many of you know, my team on Etsy is holding a huge giveaway. Well, as the coordinator for this giveaway, everyone had to send me their donated items (oh, darn...!). This meant that I got to touch and hold every single item, which I loved! We really have some amazing shops on our team.

One of the items that absolutely blew me away were these lovely dolls from SewFaithful. She hand embroiders each one, and while I'm not sure what they are filled with, it's heavier than just normal poly-fil, giving it a sturdy but still soft feel.

They are so darling, and are about the size of your hand. Here is the one she sent for the giveaway:

Not only are the adorable, using designer fabric for the backing on each one, but they are also very reasonably priced, ranging from $10.99-$12.99.

SewFaithful also makes some small clutches and wallets, and other stuffed children's items like these animal and blanket sets, which cost $34.99.

Aren't they adorable? I just love them! I can just picture my little niece (she's almost 1!) curling up for her nap with this stuffed kitty.

Please, if you get a chance, stop by SewFaithful's shop and see what you think!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sneak Peak!

I was just reading one of my friends blog's, and she is announcing a few sneak peaks for her upcoming craft show. Then I realized I should do a sneak peak of my own!

I'm going to be participating in the Mars Craft Show this coming Saturday, Nov. 21st. I'll be having a booth in the high school gym, and I would love it if you can stop by!

So, my sneak peak... I have started sewing some patchwork pillows in a crazy quilt style - they're fun to do, and I love them! Here is one example, but many more can be found at the craft show!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Michaels Photo Entry - Felt Christmas Pine Tree Pillow

Please, if you get a chance, go rate my entry in Michael's handmade contest! Thanks!

Michaels Photo Entry - Felt Christmas Pine Tree Pillow

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Monday, November 2, 2009

TeamCAC giveaway

Today is an exciting day! It's the official start of the teamCAC giveaway!

I am part of a lovely group of Christians of mostly women called team Christian Artists and Crafters (we have one brave male who ventures in once in a while, often in the midst of conversations about husbands, bras, and who knows what else). We are all sellers on Etsy, and have all come together to form our team because of our common bond in Christ. Our team is there to support each other through life, help each other with our shops, and most importantly to glorify God (ok ok ok, and the bonus of 'one stop shopping' doesn't hurt...)!

With the holiday season coming up, our team wanted to do something special. We decided that we would host a huge giveaway, and you could be a winner!

The giveaway will be going on for the entire month of November. We will be giving away small prizes on the 13th and 20th, one large box of goodies on Black Friday, and then 2 large boxes of goodies on Cyber Monday. There will be over 40 items being given away - this is a really huge event for our team.

Please, head on over to the giveaway and enter today! It's free, and very simple to do!
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