Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The tote measures: 17" x 17" x 2" wide. It's quite big - but think of all the "stuff" that would fit in it!! I have one this size that I use when grocery shopping. It's amazing what all fits in it!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Janet doesn't have a blog, but she's working on it. She does have a shop on Etsy - Sparkleberry Crafts - that you really need to check out.
Of course this means that I have to go see what other crocheing crafters there are in blogland. Wouldn't you know it - there are too many to list here. But please check them out, many of them have links to other crocheting blogs. It's amazing what you can do with a crochet hook!! (Logan uses his to put rubber bands on his braces!) HAPPY STITCHING!!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Logan picked the winner of the Cookbook and Tote Bag!!
Check it out at the link on the right.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash
is having a Christmas Give Away!!
The prize is a
$25 gift certificate
from her store!! WOOHOO!
Only 1 more day to enter the Give Aways!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
All you have to do is take the hanger off, pour in 2 kinds of paint and swirl. I used one "normal" paint and one metalic in each ball. We had a lot of fun!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I would also like to make some bookmarks to give away as gifts - where are the best places to get ideas and help? Any help would be appreciated!!
Have to sit at the store again today, might have time to try to make a bookmark. Will post a pic if I do.
Just a reminder that there are only 5 more days to enter the 2 GIVE AWAYS!! Don't miss your chance to win!!
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other". (borrowed from Nancarts)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
These are the rules
Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog.
Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up
Ok now here's the 6 random things about me.
#1. I lived in the Netherlands for one year.
#2. I now live 5 miles from where I grew up.
#3. Cooking, sewing and painting are my favorite things to do.
#4. Might be addicted to lip balm and hand lotion (not necessarily in that order)
#5. Our oldest son needs a hair cut!!! (I know - it's just hair)
#6. Having Give Aways is one of my favorite things to do.
Here's who I pick to tag!!
True Blue Quilting Nana
Crazy Mom Quilts
What's Cookn' in Junk
Prim Patterns'n Handmades
Maggie Mags Art
Now to let everyone know!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This stocking is from Gina at Cat Nap Inn Primitives. Gina has the most amazing ornaments made from bees wax, and many wonderful items she has made. And some other wonderful stockings - you need to check them out.
And these wonderful inspirational stockings are from Lynn at Addie Hattie Prims. Lynn has wonderful cinnamon scented ornaments - I just love the scent of cinnamon. And wonderful Snow Gal Dolls. Another shop that is a must see!!
Thank-you to both Gina and Lynn for the wonderful give aways! And of course a really big thank-you for picking my name!
This blanket has houses Stenciled on to 12 of the squares.
Each house is different.
Five of the squares have words stenciled on them:
"dream", "believe", "imagine", "simplifiy" and "live laugh love".
The blanket is 54 inches square.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Over the last few years I have been trying to buy more handmade products, and supporting fellow crafters. Finding etsy, and through etsy finding crafting bloggers, has made that much easier to do. During my travels through the many craft sites trying to find a Christmas Gift for my 92 year old Grandmother - I found Bovine Bubbles & Hogwash and Cara.
The name alone made me check to see what they could possible be selling? Soaps and lotions of course!! But how did they come up with the name?
Cara collects cows, roosters and pigs and so came up with the name Bovine Bubbles & Hogwash. Besides – who's going to forget that name?
Well - after a few emails back and forth we decided to do a swap. WOOHOO!! Of course now I had a price limit (not a bad thing), but what should I get? I really had to narrow it down - one of everything would have been nice for me, but not nice for the pocket book. There are so many "flavors" of hand lotion and soap to pick from!! So this is what I decided on:
1) Udderly Soft Hand & Body Lotion:
Vanilla Dreams (for me)
and Strawberry Jam (for Grandma)
2) Squeeeeky Clean Hand, Bath & Shower Gel:
4) 15 different Soap flavors:
Backwood Blue (2), (for men)Greek Adonis (for men)
Orange Chocolate Truffle
Satsuma, Spa Mint, Rum n' Nog
Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
Iced Keenum Tea
Green Tea & Ginger
Cafe Brulee, Frosted Berries
Frankincense & Myrrh
Ambra de Nepal
Just Plain Old Soap
Sleigh Ride with Santa
If you have been counting you will notice that Cara sent one extra lip balm and 3 extra soap!! What a sweety!!!
You would not believe how awesome these items smell!! After using them I smell great!! My hands get so dry in the winter and from the wood working I do, that I go through a lot of hand lotion and have tried MANY different kinds. I love this hand lotion!!! It smells wonderful and works like a dream!! No more rough hands!! You need very little and it last a long time! I did smell the Strawberry Jam lotion (didn't try it as it is Grandma's gift) and it smells just like strawberry jam!
I had managed to order enough soap so that here was one for me (now there are 4 for me, well 2 male scents for sons). I kept Just Plain Old Soap (for hubby - doesn't like strong smells) and Strawberry Rhubarb Compote for me. What a wonderful soap!! This is actually the first homemade soap that I have used. Don't think I'll ever go back to "regular" soap. You feel really clean after using it, not slimmy like the soap left stuff on your skin. It's really nice soap! The lip balms smell good enough to eat!! My husband doesn't like to kiss me when I have lip balm on, but with these he just might! (just asked - apparently not)
If you go to Cara's site and order something - let her know you found her through my blog!! Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash She is having an "End of Season Sale" on some of her wonderful products! She also carries Perfume Oil, Body Spray, Hand & Body Mousse, Shampoo & Conditioners, Sea Salt & Sugar Scrubs, Bubble Bath Powder, and Votives & Smelly Wax Things.
So - after getting all these wonderful products from Cara I decided to check out the blogs that sell similar items. Not as easy to find as the quilting blogs - but I managed to find a few. There is an amazing amount of sites out there selling soaps etc., but not alot of blogs that I could find. Some soap I found looks good enough to eat (cupcakes, cinnamon buns, bundt cakes) It's really to bad that they don't have "Scratch & Sniff" on the internet! Please go check out these blogs and see what they have to offer in handmade soaps and lotions!! (There are more links on the side bar under "Soaps, Lotions, Candles", can't mention them all here.)
Heritage Bath Essentials:
Soap Revolution: wonderful Christmas soaps, and Chocolate soap!
Soap Store : is it cake or soap? Amazing!!
Soapalaya Soap Suds: wonderful gift boxes and bags for her soap. Cinnamon soap - I love cinnamon!!
Soapy Chica: how does she do that? Very pretty decorative soap - to nice to use!!
Sara's Soaps n' Such: coffee soap, coffee cake soap and more
Simply Tempted Bath & Body Co.: having a sale!! Is that soap or whipped cream?
The Prim Pantry : cookie dough soap, the pirate duck - really cute kids soap.
Bubble Tub: all that lip balm! Wonderful looking soaps, shower gels and bath bombs.