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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My New Year's wish for you!



It's time dear friends!!!!
Time for a new beginning...and a wonderful fresh start!
My wish for you is that this new year
will hold so much goodness and love for you ~

That you will see dreams come true,
that you will stay happy and healthy and
that we all will be blessed beyond measure!!!












Happy New Year sweet friends!!!

hugs and love,
Dawn




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

With love...




Wishing each and every one of you, my dear friends,
a most wonderful and blessed Christmas
filled with love and the knowledge
that our Saviour Jesus Christ
was born this day to live and then sacrifice His life
so that we all may live with Him in Heaven
forevermore ~
















A simple, sweet note this Christmas eve
to wish you a very Merry Christmas
filled with all that you love!!!

With many hugs and much love,
Dawn




Monday, December 22, 2014

Sharing a little Christmas joy!


Can you believe that I JUST finished decorating this little dinky tree of ours???
Yes, I have.
(This is a little 4 ft. fake tree I found at w-mart for 25.00
that was adorned with red berries and pinecones and was pre-lit too!!!)

On December 21st I finally finished the little guy and just love it.
It's my nature-inspired tree and it's so perfect for us!!

I totally think it would have looked wonderful for me to have wrapped
our gifts in kraft paper and used jute twine to tie them up but I had purchased
this gorgeous snowflake paper at Hob Lob last year after Christmas
and,
well,
I just had to use it!!!

The little tree has been topped with a few cuttings
from the plumes of ornamental grasses,
the garland is simple raffia strips that have been wrapped around the tree.
I've added feathers I've collected, store bought bird's nests and
even some botanicals have been added too.
Burr oak acorns have been placed in the nests as well as
some seed pod stems that I had ~
It's simply perfect for our little farmhouse!!!








There are many things in our life that STEAL our joy....
and when that happens it affects so many aspects of our life.

This year will soon be coming to an end
and my goal for the new year is to
STOP, STOP, STOP
letting the everyday trials of this life
steal. my. joy.

It has affected my creativity, my blogging and of course my attitude.
But the funny thing??
It's all up to ME!!
It's all up to how much I will let it all overtake me
and my desire to create.

I just wanted to share a few private thoughts ~
All I ever really want to do is make something beautiful
so I can share it with you!!!!


Happy Monday precious friends ~

hugs and love,
Dawn



joy
joi/
noun
1.a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Something a little sweet for you!


I'm having a little Christmas Sale
JUST FOR YOU DEAR FRIENDS!
For THREE days only, now through Thursday, Dec. 18th,
EVERYTHING in my Etsy store is 50% OFF!!!

Simply type CHRISTMASWISH in the Coupon Code box
when checking out to receive your discount!!!




Here's the link to my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sewmanyroses
 I have a few handmade items...a few vintage goodies as well!
And as always, my tutorials...you could make a few gifts this weekend :)


















One last share .... our son Brent created an art desk
for our sweet granddaughter Clara this past weekend!
It was an early Christmas gift from her mama and daddy....
just look at this wonderful photo of our little budding artist at her desk!!!!!!



Thank you always, always for stopping by to see me!


Happy Tuesday dear friends ~
hugs and love to to you all,
Dawn


Friday, December 12, 2014

A few of my favorite things!


I was finishing up a lavender sachet order for a friend of mine
SO I thought...
why not make a few extra to offer up in my Etsy store!!!

These are my very favorite images....
They feature antique and vintage graphics that I have printed onto
very thin muslin that has been ironed
and then pressed onto full page sticker stock,
trimmed with a rotary cutter exactly to 8 1/2" x 11".
I then add a more substantial fabric backing to the image
and use it as well for the backing of the sachet.
I fill my sachets TOTALLY with lavender buds, no extra fillers!

It's such a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful graphics of yesteryear and
of course, enjoy the sweet fragrance of lavender as well!















You can see all of my latest sachets here in my Etsy store ~

Thank you so much taking the time to visit my blog dear friends!!!

Wishing you a beautiful Friday,
hugs and love,
Dawn




Monday, December 8, 2014

Antique lace, vintage buttons and plenty of pockets for treasures!


I know you remember me starting this project...
well, I FINALLY finished it this weekend!

A sweet friend purchased it a few weeks ago
and said she wasn't in a hurry to receive it.
Well, with my parents coming for the week of Thanksgiving,
I definitely put off finishing her treasure organizer.

I have to say, that I'm so pleased with how it turned out!!!
Of course, how can you go wrong with vintage lace and buttons???
I so hope she loves it!







Plus, I just have to share a few photos of our precious grandbabies!!
Their mama posted these pics of Clara and Murray today on Facebook
and I thought they were so sweet!




Wishing you a wonderful Monday dear friends!!!

hugs and love,
Dawn




Friday, December 5, 2014

The beginnings of Christmas ~


I've discovered as I get older that I just don't have what it takes
to put up a big ol' Christmas tree and all of the decorations anymore.
Simple and small is perfect for now...and this little tree was just the ticket!!

I found this 3 ft. tree at w-mart and saw it in the display section, just 25 bucks!
It has red berries and tiny little pine cones wired onto the branches.
PLUS it was pre-lit too!!!

There weren't any in boxes so they let me purchase the floor display.
I loved that!!! It was already assembled and I just plopped it in my car
and then put it right onto my buffet in our living room!!!!

I've added a few bird's nests, burr oak acorns and some beautiful feathers...
I'm gathering a few things from the studio to add to it.
It's definitely a work in progress but I just love it!





ALSO in other news...OK now, don't faint.
I actually went junking a few weeks ago and I just have to share
the sweet things that I brought home!

This precious frame was priced so reasonably I just had to buy it!!
I haven't figured out what I'm going to put inside but no worries,
I'm sure I will!

The rest of my treasures?
A couple of beautiful antique photos and vintage buttons.
It was such a wonderful day spent with a precious friend.






Can you believe that I'm finally getting back to my organizer???
It has already been purchased by a dear friend and customer but
my mom and dad came into town for a week for Thanksgiving and
delayed my finishing it up. I'll be sure to share photos of the finished piece
in my next post!






Something else I've worked on recently....these little nested egg soaps!
I made these for my friend Lisa of Tarnished and Tattered,
she's having an antique sale and wanted to have some of our soap!!!




And this photo below is a recipe I saw on Facebook....they. sound....DELICIOUS!!!





One last photo to share ~
Our sweet granddaughter Clara with her cousin Brant at Thanksgiving.
They both had the best time playing together!




I scanned the wonderful antique photographs I found, just for you...
Just click to enlarge them and right click to save them to your own computer!!!





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

Wishing you a beautiful December weekend precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn





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