Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday's Fabulous Finds...


I spy with my Etsy eye a... 
golden nugget.


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Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday's Fabulous Finds...


I spy with my Etsy eye...
some cherry red.


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Have a wonderful weekend.


Friday, January 09, 2015

Friday's Fabulous Finds...


I spy with my Etsy eye something...
owlishly delicious.


Thursday, January 01, 2015

Friday's Fabulous Finds...


I spy with my Etsy eye ...
another grandbaby in January!


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Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Gingerdoodles...


When I heard the word Gingerdoodle I thought it was a new breed of doggie, but it's actually a new variety of cookies. It's a cross between a gingersnap and snickerdoodle. Some call them Snickersnaps. When I saw these cookies on Pinterest I was intrigued. Two of my favorite cookies are ginger cookies and snickerdoodles, so I naturally thought by combining them it might produce the ultimate cookie.


Unfortunately, it did not. I realized I am a purist when it comes to my gingersnaps and snickerdoodles. The combination of the two did not give "enough" of either flavor, so, for me, it was disappointing.


This may have been, however, the first time I didn't particularly care for a cookie. It's nice to know {when pressed} my sweet-tooth is somewhat discriminating. Certainly a new concept for me.


Enjoy the holidays!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday's Fabulous Finds...


I spy with my little eye something...
for the new year!


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Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Beautiful Nativity...

Wishing you a beautiful Christmas...



"The previous record for the world’s largest live nativity scene, with 898 people, took place last year in the United Kingdom. That record was recently broken when 1,039 people dressed as wise men, shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, participated in a huge production to re-create the Savior's birth as part of a larger movement for sharing the gift of Christ.

The event took place at Rock Canyon Park in Provo, Utah and was witnessed by Guinness World Record judge Michael Empric. The new world record resulted in a video collaboration of “Angels, from the Realms of Glory,” which included the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Piano Guys, David Archuleta, Peter Hollens, and many other Utah YouTubers, filmed by Devin Graham. The Organizers said that breaking the world record was secondary to highlighting religious faith over materialism." (source)

Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Another {little girl} Crossbody Owl Purse...


Another baby owl was nudge out of the nest a few days ago. I made one last Crossbody Owl Purse for a friend's daughter for Christmas before packing up my machine for the holidays...


When I created this pattern for my granddaughters, I thought there would be just a few of these owls flying around the U.S., but then I decided to offer the pattern free to my blog readers. Almost 1,000 people have requested this pattern from all over the world and most say they plan on making several purses. We may have created a new species whose natural habitat encompasses the northern and southern hemisphere!


Do you know what a group of owls is called? A "parliament".
A parliament has been created!


I love the combination of fabrics I used for this owl. There are a lot of cute "owly" prints available, but I used a fabric from Studio E "Tree Huggers" line, called "Owls on Trunks" for the lining.


I bought it several years ago, so I'm not sure it's still available, but it was perfect for the lining of this little tote. The outside fabric was designed by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics. It's aptly named "Sunprint Feathers {gray}".


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!