Sunday, December 30, 2012

Shutterfly Book

I  made this book as a thank you gift for some friends who let me stay in their house this summer.  It is a book for their grandchildren to read when they are at their house.  They have beautiful tile around their house so many of the images are of their tiles.

I made the book on Shutterfly and they now give the code for inserting into a blog so if you want to see the whole thing you can click on it below.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Gnome Joy!

I've been obsessed with peppermints and gnomes so they seemed a perfect combination for my card this year.  Wishing everyone a very happy holiday and lots of joy!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wrap it up!

As soon as I saw this ribbon at Michael's I knew it was coming home with me. I looooooooove the look of the cut-outs against the solid colored paper.  I also found a cute moose ribbon in my ribbon box and I thought the two were perfect together.  Now I am finally done wrapping and I love to sit back and look at them all in a big pile.  So take a moment to breathe and enjoy the beauty as you wrap things up this year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Vintage Red & White Embroidery

I have been waiting over a year to blog about this beautiful red and white embroidery I bought at the Springfield Antique Show.  You know how it buy something and think, "I'm going to frame this!"  And then it sits in a pile for years.  But I treated myself and finally had it framed last month.  I hung it in our yellow guest room with the red and white striped bedspreads and I love it!

Check out the cute llamas and birds!

Monday, December 3, 2012


These "babushkups" have been sitting on my desk for a year waiting to be photographed.  I bought them a year ago at Sur la Table as a gift for myself and my sister-in-law.  They are the kind of thing that I love so much I'm not sure if I can use them. It reminds me of when I buy tablecloths at the flea market.  When they are stained I feel free to use the heck out of them and I get a lot of enjoyment from them.  But when they are pristine they end up stacked on a shelf  in the cupboard never to be seen.  I guess the best way to appreciate something is to use it.  I may use them as pencil holders or I  may just bite the bullet and use them as drinking glasses!  Crazy, I know.