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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sweet family...




We had such a great Thanksgiving!!!
We spent Thursday afternoon with hubby's family and
everyone was there...all our boys, Emily and the grandbabies ~
The food was amazing and it was just so good
for everyone to be together!

As I get older I realize how precious these times are...
our families are so very busy all year long it's just
so good that we can stop
and gather together
for this precious time.


Today, we are having my family's Thanksgiving!
My parent's are in town and
since our dining room is now our little soap shop,
we are having our dinner at David and Chase's home...
I'm so thankful our boys don't mind hosting us this year!!
We truly are so very blessed.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...
whether it was a large event
or even a small one.
To pause and give thanks for all we've been blessed with
is what really matters.




I finally finished the large rose sachet order!!!
Everything is all packaged up and ready to be mailed Monday ~




I did make two extra rose sachets that have been added
to my little Etsy store if you'd like to take a peek!!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn





Thursday, November 28, 2013

A thankful spirit ~











Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.

~ George Herbert ~

Wishing you all wonderful and happy Thanksgiving my sweet friends!!
hugs and love,
Dawn





Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Just making pretty things...


I've been a busy bee!!!
We've had TONS of soap orders that we're working on,
plus I'm finishing up a big rose sachet order and
wanted to share a few photos...
There will be two extras that I will list in my shop too!

I still have to add pretty seam binding bows and a little bling....











My mom and dad will arrive tomorrow for our Thanksgiving gathering...
it seems as the years pass
I realize how very precious each and every visit
with our loved ones is ~
We truly must treasure these times....


OH!!!! My sweet friend Karen has her wonderful blog back up and running!!!



Happy Wednesday my sweet, sweet friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn




Monday, November 25, 2013

A thankful heart ~



As I thank the Lord each night in my prayers,
I am reminded of all the precious blessings He has given our family.
No, things are not always perfect around here,
and I don't share all that here....
but when you get down to the nitty gritty,
no matter how tough things get,
no matter how many trials and tribulations we have been through,
our family is truly blessed!!!

I created the image below just for you...
a quote straight from a Veggie Tales video
out little Noah (now almost 16 yrs old) used to watch!







I have to show you these beautiful elf shoes that
Beth of Gathering Dust created
she has a beautiful way of putting them together, don't you think?
I think they are just GORGEOUS!








And what have I been up to?
We had a precious house guest this past weekend...
Clara came to spend the night Saturday and helped me decorate our Christmas tree
and put out the Christmas village....we had the BEST time together!!!
I normally don't put the tree up before Thanksgiving but my parents
are coming into town this week and
next weekend will be so busy visiting with them ~ 




Here's the fruit of our labor!!!




Doesn't everyone have a Christmas village surrounding their TV???
It was the only available space I had and guess what?
Our precious granddaughter Clara didn't mind at all!!!!

She just loved helping me set it up and playing with it ~
These truly are the things that memories are made of.





I'm working on an order for ten rose petal sachets that has made the studio
smell like a beautiful garden!!!
And we're also working on TONS of soap orders as well ~
BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

I hope you are doing so good and
thank you so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to ~
Happy Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn





Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's time for a Thankful SALE!!!


I thought it was high time to have a little sale!!!
So....from now until this Sunday night, Nov. 24th
EVERYTHING in my Etsy store is
20% OFF!!!

Simply type in the word THANKFUL in the Coupon Code box
when you go to check out and 20% will be taken off
your ENTIRE ORDER!!!

Have you been thinking about making a few gifts?
Try a few of my tutorials ~
Each tutorial features step-by-step photographs
showing and telling you how I make each project.

I also have a few handmades in the shop right now
and this sale includes those items as well!!

























Thank you always, always for stopping by to see me!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn




The sweetness of friends ~



Life definitely produces a ripple effect, doesn't it?
When you give goodness, it always...always returns to you.
I feel this in my bones and believe it in my being!

My sweet blogging friend Maggie of The Mag Rag purchased some of our egg soap
this past summer and has created the most precious packaging for the Christmas show
that she will participate in this weekend. She shared pics with me and you KNOW
I have to share them with you!!!!








The most precious thing?
She gave our little Etsy shop a plug on the back of
each and every package!!!!
Thank you so much sweet Maggie!!!
The goodness will come back to you my dear friend ~




I have met the most amazing and precious friends through my blog!!

Wishing you a beautiful Thursday...
hugs and love,
Dawn









Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A short post to share ~


I wanted to share for my dear friend Karen,
that her beautiful blog
Todolwen.blogspot.com
is undergoing a little maintenance right now.

Karen shares her beautiful creations on her blog
and has several free tutorials too!!!
Please stay tuned as her blog should but up
and running better than ever very soon ~

Her is a small sampling of Karen's gorgeous work:











Please stay tuned as I'll be sure to share with you
when her blog is back up!!!

xxoo,
Dawn




Thinking of you...


As I help with all of our soap orders we are blessed with
I truly am thinking of you!!!
I've not been creative in the studio as my hands
have been needed elsewhere ~
But I am so very thankful for these wonderful orders we have!
We had a MASSIVE order for FIVE HUNDRED toy soap and
are slap dab right in the middle of it,
in addition to our Etsy shop orders as well.

And November is flying by so quickly, I simply can't believe it!!




I recently ordered these beautiful crushed rose petals and the most AMAZING
rose essential oil so I can make ROSE sachets!!!
Not everyone likes lavender so I thought it would be nice
to be able to offer a different kind of sachet.
Now to pull out my fabric and vintage laces ~
they really are so fun to make because each one is different and special!



Just a wonderful old photo I took years ago
of beautiful vintage Christmas ornaments ~
take it and use it!



Thank you always, always for stopping by to see what I'm up to!

Happy Tuesday angels,
hugs and love,
Dawn




Friday, November 15, 2013

A finished project!



I have to share the new purse I just finished!
I really like the jute webbing combined with the toile ~
The buttons are even covered in the pretty toile.
The pattern was pretty easy to follow and I'm so pleased
with the results. It has a lot of body because it is interlined
with wonderful, soft fleece too!







This was the first time that I've added a magnetic closure and it was pretty easy to do!




I've already added it to my Etsy store if you'd like to take a peek!!!!


Wishing you a wonderful Friday dear friends ~
hugs and love,

Dawn





Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A little project ~


Sometimes when I visit Hobby Lobby they will have
some of their sewing patterns for only .99 cents each!
That's the only time I buy them...I'm a cheapie.

Well, the last time I went I picked up a new purse pattern ~
and please don't ask me how many purse patterns I have
because it's crazy!!! I love them so much and even though
most of the time I make my own pattern,
it's fun to try a new one from the store.

I liked this one because it used the jute webbing that
is used in furniture upholstery!
I'm not quite finished but you can kind of get the idea
of how it's going to look ~ I'm really quite pleased so far!!

The cream and tan ticking is the lining fabric....






I just love toile...I think it's classic and is always, always in style ~
Hopefully this will be finished today and in the shop!

Happy Wednesday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn





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