Monday, October 31, 2011

Tricks & Treats

Time is moving at a rapid speed!! I'm so sad that Halloween has come and gone. No carved pumpkins, no house decorations (with the house for sale the decorations were in storage) and barely enough time to scrape together costumes.

Robert decided he wanted to be an Army man. Fate worked with us as we came across an Army surplus store a few weeks ago after apple picking. Maria decided on a corpse bride, she likes the haunted stuff for sure! I found an oh-so-cheap $3.00 white dress-up gown at the thrift shop, perfect price since I knew she'd want to shred it and drag it in the mud (I was reminded more than once that she is dead and clawed her way out of the ground). We fashioned a headpiece, then added some white and black makeup to complete the ensemble.
Luckily I have an Army man to protect me from the undead.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


We closed on our current house yesterday...we are moving!!! Hoping to close on a new-to-us house one day next week.

At our closing yesterday the gal who bought the house couldn't help but comment that it will take 3 days just to clean out the studio...oh my!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Giveaway

**Congrats Susan!!! You are the winner**

This little clown has been on my studio table for weeks just crying to be assembled. Today I decided the perfect motivation would be to know she had a happy home.
Just leave me a comment on this post. If you mention it on your blog let me know and I'll enter your name twice! It's going to be a quickie.. Friday morning at 8am I'm randomly going to draw a name!!

Good Luck,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cover Girl ...Almost

It's always a happy day when an issue of Cloth Paper Scissors is in the mailbox. Today, my heart skipped a beat because it was the Home Sweet Home reader challenge issue.

Is it silly to be so excited that part of my house made it on the cover?

Here is my little home, it was one of 95 in this hand crafted village.
This was such a fun challenge!! I'm looking forward to spending the evening taking in the rest of town.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stress Relief

Being off work really couldn't have some at a better time. Our home inspection last week, which resulted in me waiting around for a garage door salesman today. Tonight is a home inspection for the house we would like to buy...hoping for no surprises.
In between the appointments I've been de-stressing and making new messes with these little block dolls. The blocks were found at a flea market last year, there were only three of them and on the back of each is a portion of poem Twas the Night Before Christmas. I have the last one in the works, maybe I'll finish her up tomorrow before I have to get out the the house for the appraiser.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekend treasures

Maria and I got a late start to our day at the the Burlington Antique Show. We came across a great vendor with ephemera and mixes game pieces for cheap!
Found a few more treasures too, some were half price..I guess it pays to head out to the last show of 2011.
Our Indian summer continues, at 3 o'clock today the van display said it was 81 lovely!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall is for... tournaments.

Working hard and...

...scoring goals!

Have a great weekend,

Friday, October 14, 2011

Treating myself

A gift to myself, it has been too long since I've worn my own jewelry. A sweet picture of the kiddos from apple picking last weekend was the perfect inspiration.

We have a contract on our house and the home inspection was last night. Today is "make or break" I suspect. A house that's 50+ years is bound to have a few blemishes. We have spent 7 years here fixing it up all the problems we knew about I find myself worrying about the stuff I don't know about. Does that make sense or am I nuts?!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Sparkle On

I wanted to share that I submitted & made it onto the Sparkle N Sprinkle team as a jewelry/altered art designer! They are a fantastic company that specialize in glitter, embossing powders, flocking, stamps, and adhesive.
It may be no surprise to some of my scrapbooking buddies, they know that I LOVE glitter. I've become known as the go-to girl for any color you may need and over 75% of my stash is from Sparkle N Sprinkle because their colors are f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s.

I am so thrilled to have been chosen and really looking forward to sharing future projects here on my blog and theirs.



Apple picking in shorts! Did I mention we are having an Indian summer, even today it's almost eighty degrees. Hoping we won't have to pay for it later by trick-or-treating in snow.

I have a some exciting news so check back tomorrow.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Light Weight

Apple pickings were a bit light this year. A few good reasons: a couple apple farms closed, a few farms experienced a spring blight to their trees, and we went a week later than planned. Still 39 pounds will mean quite a few pies and lots to share.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

An Apple a Day

Be forewarned lots of apple pictures this week :-)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Embroidery

Been spending 30 minutes on Fridays in the car with my embroidery box while Ms. Maria has her guitar lesson. Trying to figure out french knots.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuckered Out

8 matches in 5 days... quite an end to the volleyball season. We are all tuckered out!

What's that?? Oh, basketball practice starts on Saturday..sheesh!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I am joining Frippery in a project to post a picture a day for the month of words are required... though I sure I'll have more than a few to share.

A sampling of old Paris postcards gifted to me today..thanks Mom!