Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving dear friends!!!

This Thanksgiving my heart overflows with thankfulness.
My eyes fill with tears as I think of all that I'm thankful for...

The love of our Lord who created us and died for us so we could return to Him in Heaven ~

Wonderful parents who raised my brothers and I and loved us unconditionally ~

A precious husband who allows me to be who I am and has loved me now for almost 34 years ~

Five amazing sons that we've been blessed with, who I love dearly with all my heart ~

Emily ~ the daughter that I never had and mother of our two precious grandchildren, I love you ~

Clara and Murray...sweet grandbabies who truly are gifts from Heaven above ~

The precious angels who are loving our sons the way we do ~

Our extended family who loves and supports us always ~

And of course, my dear best friend Lisa who is my true, kindred spirit ~

My beautiful friends, near and far, here in Georgia, across the United States
all the way to Denmark, France, Australia and all around the world!

Thank you for your encouragement and friendship ~ where would I be without you?
I'm not sure but I do know that it is your friendship that sustains,
inspires and encourages me to be an artist,
a better friend and to be the person that I want to be,
thank you so very much.

Wishing you a Thanksgiving day filled with blessings & love ~

xxoo, Dawn

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staying very busy!!!

I promise I've been busy!!!!
I'm finishing up a few orders for dear friends and
will then start on some new goodies to sell ~
The post below is an older one but I just know you will love it!!!!

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When I've not been terribly productive over the weekend ~
I tend to look back at my past creativity, photographs and blog posts
to share with you and to inspire me too!

I have an inner desire to be creative ALL OF THE TIME ~
but being a wife, mama and mimi just doesn't afford me that luxury...
and truthfully, I would much rather have those blessings
that keep me from the studio
than to have all the time in the world to make stuff

A few photos that I love that I hope you do to!


I found this photo of my sweet little snow guys I made last year ~
these are from my little snowman tutorial!!!

A gorgeous sunrise ~ I have so loved living here at the farmhouse!

 Our tree last year....I hope our tree will be just as pretty this year!!!
One of my little mittens ~

Here's my first little elf shoe too!!!

Happy Thursday precious friends ~
hugs and love,

Friday, November 14, 2014

And the winners are.....!!!!!

The three winners of one FREE roll of seam binding AND a
FREE tutorial of their choice are:

Lorraine of Ruffles and Roses

Dawn ~ dawnm1993 at gmail dot com



The winner of a FREE Seam Binding Color Guide PLUS
one FREE roll of seam binding PLUS
the choice of TWO of my tutorials is:

Dawn of 4:53

It was a good day for Dawns!!!!
Please email me your color wish, tutorial request and
mailing address to:

Thank you all for entering and just remember you can order
Hug Snug seam binding at Zipperstop any time....
just tell Jeff "The Feathered Nest" sent you!!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend precious friends and stay cozy!!!

hugs and love,

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's time for a wonderful GIVEAWAY!

It's time to get creative sweet friends!!!
Time to make a few special gifts...
or even a little something for yourself!!!

I KNOW that you know how much I love seam binding!!!
Zipperstop has always, ALWAYS been my very favorite place
to find beautiful seam binding to use in my artwork.

So I've decided to have a giveaway ~
One free roll of seam binding
(YOUR chosen color)
will be given to
Each winner will ALSO get to choose
one of my tutorials!!!




I always try to share my favorite shades with you...
with photos hoping they help you choose what you love as well!

SOOO.... simply leave a comment on this post and
be sure to let me know which color seam binding
you would love to receive
and which tutorial you would like as well!!!
~ Check out my shop to see all of my tutorials ~
You can see ALL of the beautiful seam binding colors
on the Zipperstop website!

PLEASE leave your email address if you don't have a blog
so I can contact you should you win!

Should you share my giveaway on any social media
leave an additional comment with the link to where you shared
for ANOTHER chance to win!!!!!

Giveaway ends this Friday afternoon,
Nov. 14th at 6 pm EST
I will post the winners soon after!!!

Wishing you very happy Monday dear friends!
hugs and love,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A change of heart ~

I had originally thought that I would use my new seam binding fringe
on a stocking I started a few weeks ago BUT
it just wasn't working for me.

The more I stared at it, the longer I let it sit in my studio!
Plus, I didn't care for the slanted opening I had made
for my stocking pattern either. That didn't help a bit!

But after mulling it over for waaaay too long, I chopped the top off
the stocking and began playing with lace and trims.
And the strangest thing?
I pulled out a pretty little satin doll dress that the top was torn and
chopped the skirt off to use on the stocking too!

I finally finished it last night and am so pleased with the way
it finally turned out....
and what about the fringe I made?
It's going on a new project of course!

Here's my stocking ~ it's approx. 20" long.
Now listed in my Etsy store too!

Now that I've finished that project,
it's time to get crackin' on some new goodies!!

I hope you're having such a wonderful week precious friends ~
Happy Thursday!

hugs and love,


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