Thursday, December 31, 2009

a challenge of the utmost kind

Above is one of my personal goals for the year 2010, I accepted this challenge from Tif at Dottie Angel, so you can just change my name on the pledge, and make it for the next calendar year. I'm excited by this challenge, I think it will actually be great fun, if I need anything it will become a mini challenge to find it at a local thrift shop, or artisan, or is it something I can make myself? It'll be great fun to find out! One of my other goals kind of goes with this one too, to try not to buy any new craft supplies, if anything needs to be made, it must come from the supplies I already have at home, also, that I have to try and use up a lot of them (especially the fabric which is piling up, I'm thinking quilts and cushions). The prospect is exciting, and I'm thinking it'll be inspiring also! What goals have you set for yourself in the new year? Please share, I'd love to know and maybe you'll even inspire me to add another to my list!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

what are doing on New Year's Eve?



So, to celebrate the beginning of the New year, 2010 to be precise, there will be champagne, good friends, beloved family, good music, laughter, and wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! I have a number of resolutions for my new year, I just hope they stick around for the whole year, and not just fade away like the last bubbles in the champagne!
What are doing for the New Year's eve, anything special, or just good times at home with those you love? Whatever it is, enjoy! ♥

Calkat, the jewelry junkie

Koi Brass Bookmark by Calkat
Calkat is one of my fellow Etsybloggers, and she is being featured this month on all our EB's blogs. Her work is really cool, with lots of mythical and astrological references. She can primarily be found at her Etsy shop here, but also can be found in a couple of other shops - Ametista, TheClayShoppe, and YogaFairies. Of course, she wouldn't be part of the team if she didn't also have a blog, so go visit her there too, full of cute pics and awesome giveaways!
This team is a wonderfully supportive group of artisans who have Etsy shops and blogs. It is important, when starting an online business, to have this kind of support, as it can often be a lonely pursuit. So, please show us some love, and go visit Calkat this month, then in January we'll have another! Enjoy! ♥

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

my winter wonderland....

Just a few pics of my house yesterday in it's winter coat, loving the snowflakes!!! Today is just darn cold, won't share that with you, it was 2 degrees when I woke up, ugh! Still looks pretty though! ♥

Monday, December 28, 2009

new doll coming soon!

I couldn't stand being without a Blythe for any longer, so I went ahead and ordered an ADG Roaring Red Blythe, isn't she awesome? She'll be a great new friend for my two Pullips!
Whoever knew I would become a doll collector, even the words make me think of old white-haired ladies in twin sets with creepy porcelain baby dolls! lol! But after joining the wonderful world of flickr many moons ago, I happened upon the loveliness of Blythe, and other lovely BJD's. My first two doll's turned out to be Pullip's, yet I never really stopped loving the unique look of the Blythes, and now one is winging it's way to me as we speak, soooo excited!
Check out flickr for awesome doll inspiration, but also blogs like Danielle Thompson's for really lovely pics of her girls. Maybe you'll join in the fun and get one of your own!!!♥

Saturday, December 26, 2009

loving the holiday lights!




Have a wonderful holiday weekend! We're planning on watching some movies, playing our new Wii, eating more good food and lots of candy, visiting a little, and generally still being merry! Enjoy! ♥

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone! ♥

Merry Christmas
Originally uploaded by Gizmo_F

Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, may you have a wonderful, peaceful and happy day! Peace on Earth, and goodwill to your fellow man. Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Knitted Gingerbread House At Sewing For Pleasure, NEC

The Knitted Gingerbread House At Sewing For Pleasure, NEC
Originally uploaded by Geraldine Curtis

We made supercute A-frame gingerbread houses with moose, kitties and toadstools today - pictures to follow after better light - but thought i'd share this awesome knitted gingerbread house, I found via flickr, with you! How cool would it be to have one of these to play in?
Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Friday, December 18, 2009

a pom-pom Christmas?

Soooo cute I had started a yarn wreath with not-very-bulky yarn and have figured out it's going to take me forever to wrap it all around, so maybe I'll start making pom-poms instead!

I really want a few of these too!!!!

Okay, I know what my kids are going to make this weekend, looove this project! We also have to make our gingerbread house this weekend too, wish me luck!

I just love, love, love this, sooo cute!

I am completely in the warm glow of the Christmas spirit right now, I hope you are too? I would love to hear what projects you're doing, or planning this season, pleeeeeeease leave me comments and links, that would make me even happier! ♥
Have a wonderul weekend, and don't forget to watch the new Doctor Who Special on Saturday night! lol!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

first snow day of the season!

Wow! Our first snow day of this winter and we get about a foot! It looks beautiful right now, but hoping it won't turn to anything nasty, like freezing rain, later! Unfortunately, my daughter is sick and couldn't take advantage, but, since we live in the Northeast, I'm sure it won't be our last snow day! Enjoying the winter wonderland aspect of it all, and getting in the Christmas spirit! Happy Wednesday! ♥

Saturday, December 5, 2009

the winter fern bag -

I have a new bag in the shop, it's a felted clutch bag in a lovely icy winter white color, with a yummy olive green fern applique, last year I made bowls with this design and color combo and loved it! So, this year I thought a bag like that would be supercute, what do you think?
I'm really getting in the Christmas spirit, we went to breakfast with Santa this morning at school, and tonight it's the village tree lighting and candlelit walk, the kid's are super excited!
Also, this weekend is our time to decorate the house and tree, fun, fun, fun!
Enjoy your winter weekend! ♥

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

new items in the shop NOW!

photobooth - new creations
Originally uploaded by miesmama


Monday, November 16, 2009

shop update - new garlands!

Originally uploaded by miesmama

garland, garlands, everywhere...

Lots of new colorways in the felt leaves garlands, I will post them to my Etsy shop as soon as I get enough good light to take them out and get pictures. Happy Monday! ♥

Spotlight on The Fab Miss B

Monogram Cross Stitch Ornament with Glittery Frame, Letter G

The Fab Miss B is based in glorious Hawaii, very jealous!, and makes it her mission to finding unique handmade and vintage items. She says of herself that - "I love to travel, write, paint, bake, read, ransack thrift shops, drink champagne and make beautiful things to use and enjoy."
Check out her blog here, which she describes "as a sketchbook I fill with the inspiration I find around me everyday."
So go ahead and discover The Fab Miss B for yourself, you'll be glad you did! ♥

Saturday, November 14, 2009

turkey time, almost!

Can you believe it's almost time for Thanksgiving already? Time is really flying! Etsy, as always, is full of goodies to get you in the mood for the holiday, sooo cute!
Chester The Turkey Boy Crochet Pattern, by Owlishly

Sunday, November 8, 2009

a few things I love

Dandelion Cloud, The Little Fox by SleepyKing
Love, love, love this fox, and the color combo is my current fave!

This is going to be my next home decorating project, it's soooo lovely, as are all of her yarn wreaths, you have check out her shop, there are some truly awesome holiday ones! I really want to try making one though, just lovely!

The debut album from The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is simply awesome!!!! The music is wonderful, and who can resist the style and loveliness of Mette, check them out you won't regret it!
Have an awesome weekend! ♥

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wild Things!

Wild Thing Max - Pen and Ink Illustration by Nan Lawson
Loooove this!!!!!

Where The Wild Things Are Max - amigurumi crochet pattern by Crafty is Cool
I sooo need to learn how to crochet, these are adorable!

Love these handy little journals, perfect for all your to-go creative thoughts.
Have a wild day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

such deer finds!

Flocked Spotted Deer from The Thin Veil
How cute would these be on a nature table, or holiday tableau, or supercute cupcake toppers even!

Super, supercute fabric, love this paint by numbers look, I think this fabric is becoming quite rare too!

Vintage Deer Hook from Portuguese Vintage
How awesome would this be in your woodland themed room! Hehe, everyone needs one of those!

Wooden Deer Mail Holder from Magpie Mary
What mail wouldn't be made cuter in this mail holder, yes, even bills! lol!
Happy Tuesday! ♥