Thursday, October 31, 2013

A little something new finally!

I finished my new memory organizer!!!
I love this beautiful old fabric so very much
and truthfully I have hoarded it
for years and years!
But it was time to make something wonderful out of it.
You simply can't take this stuff with you so I may as well use it, right?!

Each pocket is pleated so you can shove more goodness
in each and every one!!!!
Just listed in my Etsy store....

And now I will go cry myself to sleep as right after I took this photograph
I dropped my precious
(albeit very old but I didn't care because I loved it so)
camera and it is ruined.
I'm sure I'll figure something out but in the mean time
my eyes will be the size of golf balls
should you see me about town...

Happy Halloween angels,
hugs and love,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The goodness of knowing....

Knowing what you ask?
That life exists beyond the realm of the internet
and that you understand!

Now please don't take me wrong...
I love my blog...
I'm so loving Facebook...
and of course loving the friends that
I've made along the way having my blog
for so long I've been terrified that I would lose you.
I'm just one of those Type A uptight folks
that would think that!

It warms my heart that you don't mind if I don't post
each and every single day ~
That you understand when things around here
get terribly busy and when life is just overwhelming.

Thank you for that...and for always cheering me on!!!!

I'm working on a new organizer too!
Using my most very favorite roses barkcloth ~
yes, I truly am USING THE GOOD STUFF!!

I pray you will be blessed for blessing me...

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday precious friends,
hugs and love ~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In my little corner of the world ~

We are finally finishing up a ton of egg soap orders!!
I know I keep saying that, but it really was a ton.
I'm hoping to get back into the studio today too...
even if only to make a few tiny things to satisfy
my artistic muse.

I took a few photos of our grandbabies Clara and Murray
this past Saturday and just had to share them with you.
They are both growing up so very fast!
Clara is SO excited about Halloween this year too!!
Funny thing is, I think she's going to be a pirate :)
She'll make a beautiful little pirate ~

Little Murray fell asleep on my chest...
nothing's more precious than holding them while they rest.

My thoughts are turning to Christmas and I need to think of something new to make!
Seems like these days with Pinterest and Google, most things have been done :)
But maybe I can at least make something and put my spin on it.

Thank you always for checking in on me and
what's going on in my little corner of the world!!

Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday precious friends,
hugs and love,

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The wonderfulness of fall ~

I can't help myself ~ I love it!!!!
Fall or Autumn - whatever you may call it, it is precious to me.
The weather is cool, sunny and so gorgeous here in Georgia!

Tonight we are having the chilliest night yet and I'm worried as all get out ~
Noah has a camp out with his youth group and I'm just SO hoping
that he is warm enough with all clothes he took.
A fifteen year old seems to think they are the expert, you know!
Been there, done that...what me???
Only FOUR times before :)
They will learn as they go, right?
I just want to avoid a trip to the doctor!

A few precious images from Susan Branch:

We are almost, ALMOST finished with a HUGE order
almost THREE HUNDRED of our beautiful robin's egg blue soap!!!
My hands are totally aching but I am so thankful
for each and every order we receive ~

A thankful heart is always a happy heart!!!

Happy weekend my precious friends ~
hugs and love,

Friday, October 25, 2013

Down the rabbit hole ~

Hello sweet friends!
I'm so sorry I've been a little absent lately ~
Absent from blogging, from creating and
from visiting other's blogs that I love and admire.

Seems I've been down a soapy rabbit hole and
am trying to dig my way out!
I am so very thankful for all of our recent orders
and have been telling myself that making soap
really is a creative thing too!!
But I know that there are only so many posts
that you want to see of our little egg soaps.

Hopefully I will get back to making other
pretty things soon!
But I thank you for always stopping by just to see what I'm up to ~

Wishing you a beautiful fall Friday and weekend!!!
hugs and love,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

These precious days ~

Sometimes we tend to rush through our days...
being so very busy.
There is always so much to do, to get accomplished!
As I grow older I realize how very precious
each and every day is.
They are flying by faster and faster!!!

A glimpse of our guest room...bedside.

Speaking of days rushing by,
I found these precious photos
of our sweet granddaughter Clara from two years ago.
My goodness she has grown up so very much!!!
These pics are from 2011 ~
but I knew you would love them.

My biggest accomplishment lately other than making soap???
This memory organizer for my sweet friend Cindy!
All created from vintage damask drapes...
It may look like you should shove shoes inside of it, but no.
The pockets are meant to hold treasures and precious goodies
that you love and want to see each and every day ~
I so hope you love it dear Cindy!!!

Thank you always for stopping by to see me!!!
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday,
hugs and love,

Monday, October 21, 2013

And the winner is...

Whew! I finally have a winner for the beautiful book
'Paris Flea Market Style'!!!
The winner is

Trish Overby of Southern T!!!!

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments
and I promise you will love this book
should you choose to purchase it ~

We've been so busy making soap!!! The order below went out today ~
And as of right now, we have almost 500 egg soap
to make this week and get shipped out!
We're so thankful for the orders in our General Store Soap shop!!!!

I hope you're having a beautiful Monday!!!
hugs and love,

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Making pretty things ~

I've started working on a special order (months old) and am finally getting it finished!
Remember the memory organizer I made filled with pockets?
Well, I've had a friend wanting one and it was so difficult to make
that I have put it off for months!
But I finally started it and am
I'm in the middle of it now and hoping so much that it
turns out good and that she loves it.

My new lamp and it's rogue shade (I don't care)
and one of my work tables filled with recent
magazine treasures. I still haven't even looked at them all!!

More of the work table...

The sewing machine just waiting for me to get this project finished!!!

And someone waiting to be next...

Don't forget about my 'Paris Flea Market Treasures' book giveaway!!!
If you've not commented to win yet
This giveaway ends tomorrow, Friday at 6 pm est!

Happy Thursday sweet friends ~
hugs and love,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A thankful heart ~

We really have been so very busy around here!
Soap orders have been piling in and
I am so very thankful but they do pull me away
from my other endeavors you know.

I have to share with you a sweet photo of our robin's egg blue soap
that is packaged in a glass apothecary jar ~

ALL we did was create soap this past weekend,
then clean it and package it up for mailing.

I really should have taken a photo of it before I boxed it all ~
it was just so beautiful!

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I hit the thrift store yesterday and just LOOK
at the GORGEOUS lamp I found!!!
Don't look at the shade that it came with
as I will change that,
but don't you love the lamp itself????

A few more wonderful finds from the last few days?
This amazingly large paper mache dress form!!!
Can you guess what she will become?

You know I am so, so stingy now when it comes to buying magazines, right?
Well, here are two that I purchased lately and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!
I didn't take photos of inside but just thumb through them at the store
just to see what you think, OK?

I thank you so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to ~
I treasure you all so much!

Happy Tuesday precious friends ~
hugs and love,

Friday, October 11, 2013

I've got a WONDERFUL giveaway for you!!!

Remember my post a week or so ago
about this gorgeous book I purchased
Claudia Strasser's
Paris Flea Market Style????

She read my post and has offered to give one of my readers
their very own copy!!!!!


So, my sweet friends....
let the merry-making begin and
please leave a comment ON THIS POST!
Please share your email address,
especially if you don't have a blog.

Would you like an EXTRA ENTRY???
Share my giveaway on your blog or Facebook
then comment again with the link included
and you will be entered again!

Giveaway ends next Friday evening, Oct. 18th at 6:00 pm EST.

Just take a peek at the gorgeousness.....
(snag this first photo if you'd like to share the giveaway!!!!)

See what I mean??
And this is just a fraction of the beauty...
I'm so happy to offer up this giveaway ~
Thank you so much sweet Claudia!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweet friends,
hugs and love,


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