Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to All

and to all a good night. I hope that all your Christmas dreams come true.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Do you have one of these?

You know an idea book, a journal, a history of your creative mind. I have had this book by my side since Thanksgiving 2004. I can tell you what we ate, who was there, what time I started the turkey, you name it its documented in this book. There is also Thanksgiving 2005, 2006, and now a new entry, 2007. Same for Christmas, Easter, my 50th birthday party, small family gatherings. All my ideas, my drawings, my patterns for anything and everything that comes in my mind.

Well this book is being retired on December 31st @ midnight. though it will remain at my side so that I can always refer to it. Sad but true it will not be going on trips with me, or shows, or family gatherings anymore. It will stay home and rest and always know that I have loved making every entry and will always enjoy sitting down and reading and remembering.

But, we need to make new memories and I need a new book to keep them in, so I have picked out this one and have it ready for 2008, 2009, 2010.......

Friday, December 14, 2007


Well I sold 2 of my handbags and an eyeglass cozy. Yahoo!!!!! Well really EEEEBBBAAAYYY!! The sweet white bag with flowers and this little number. So they are on there way to their new owners. Thank you all for your best wishes.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


I did it. I now have a shop on Etsy. I don't know why it took me so long. but today was the day. Thank you to all who suggested that this would be a good way for me to go. I love making things but I also enjoy selling them. I just posted this one purse to start things up but will spend the next week getting the inventory up. Come by for a visit and tell me what you think. If you have any advice I would appreciate it, all this is very new to me.

My ETSY shop:

Thank you all for your support

Friday, December 7, 2007

Some pictures to share

I promised some pictures so here they are. First a couple of snaps of our Christmas tree. A lot of wonderful memories hang on that tree. It always takes me to so many places when we decorate it. The kids when they were little and now the grandsons, the places we have lived, all of our families and loved ones and of course our pets. I love looking at all the twinkle lights and the reflections that they make. I always get a little sappy at the holidays.
Now on to the other pics, some of the purses that I made for the show. I love, love, love the green and purple one and I don't really care that much for purple. But it turned out beautifully. The shoulder bag with the needle felted peace sign and flap (my first attempt at a flap). And then the winter white with the camel flowers and leaves.
Hope you enjoy looking...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Where is she, you ask?

Here I am. Still in recovery mode from the show last weekend. I'm trying to decide on how I feel about the show.... And I guess I still need a little more time to think it through.......

But, I did take a leap and I put one of my eyeglass cases on ebay to see how it would do. It's nerve-wracking. Well I know what I'm going to be doing the next 5 days. Checking the listing every 5 minutes. LOL

Well here is the item that I put up for auction and a link to it so you can help me keep track.

So keep your fingers crossed.

I made some beautiful purses for the show and will post pictures in the next couple of days. I need good old sunlight for the best pics and it has been a bit overcast here.

Take care and will talk to you soon

Monday, November 26, 2007

This Saturday

Once again I am knee deep in yarn. I have a show this Saturday. Knitting as fast as my fingers will let me and felting as fast as the water heater can heat up. If you are in the area come by and say hello. Here is the advertisement for the show. It looks like it will be a lot of fun.

Another wallet that I finished will show you more when I put on all the finishing touches .


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Checking in

I wanted to check in and say hello. I know everyone is busy getting ready for the holiday, grocery shopping, digging out the family recipes, decorating, cleaning the silver - does anyone do that any more - I always knew the holiday was close when my Mom would break out the silver, it was my job to clean it. Memories...... both my Mom and Dad are not with us anymore but their love of the holidays will always live on with us. My folks were both wonderful cooks and I can still see the two of them in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, each with their jobs to do. Mom making her famous dressing (to this day it is the best I have ever had) and Daddy lifting the huge turkey out of the oven to baste. My sisters peeling potatoes and me stirring the giblet gravy for what seemed like hours. Then we would sit down to a wonderful feast to share with all of our loved ones. What a warm and lovely way to share the day. Oh and don't forget all those delicious pies my Mom would make - pecan, pumpkin and even the mincemeat.

I hope for everyone that their Thanksgiving is a memory in the making.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Show Report

Well I think I have had a chance to rest up so I thought I would catch you up on the details of the show. We went over the hill to Santa Rosa on Friday afternoon to celebrate Gino's 13th birthday at his Auntie Donna's house. He had requested beef stew for his birthday dinner (so I made a big pot), his Mom (Jenn) made cupcakes and Donna made all kinds of goodies, the best B-B-Que ribs, hot wings, pimento cheese and dips for the chips. We had a great time with friends and family.
We spent the night so that we could get up at 5;30. Jennifer is my show buddy she handles all the money and has a great smile for everyone. Plus she helps to carry in all the props and inventory which is greatly appreciated. Stopped by and got the largest coffee they make at our favorite coffee spot --Caffinos-- and off to the show for the setup. Show starts at 9:00. We had a ton of inventory and limited space so its always fun to see how it all works out. Well the doors opened at nine and we were off to the races. It was very busy, lots of people and I have to admit I do enjoy all the lovely comments. It stayed busy till about 1:00 and then the rain started and the customers left. But I have to say that in that 4 hours I made more sales then both shows last year. I am a very tickled girl. So I would like to thank everyone for all your warm wishes and sweet comments. Now I have to go and get to knitting I have another show in 3 weeks and a depleted inventory. How lucky am I!!!

Peace and love....

Monday, November 5, 2007

What I've been up to

My holiday show is this Saturday. It will be in Petaluma on Saturday from 9-4:oo. The Vintage Holiday Boutique. I have been very busy and have a few pictures to show you. I will keep sharing pictures as I wrap things up here. I love how everything is turning out. Love the colors and the textures. Enjoy.....

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Secret Santa Swap- The time is here

Hello everyone, hope all is well. We had a great Halloween, went over the hill to my daughters house for a wonderful party and then trick or treating with the kids. Donna out did herself, she had so much food and goodies. We had a great time. We stayed over for a couple of days and are now back home and ready to get on with the business of the SWAP!!

Okay it is time to vote for the swap member who has been the sweetest and friendliest person. This will be a secret vote so no ones feelings get hurt. Because that's not what this was all about. Plus, please no voting for me.
E-mail me at and cast your vote, you will have until Wednesday, November 7th, at 6pm (Pacific Time). I will post the winner either Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.

Plus, a gentle reminder that the mailing date for the SWAP is November 20th, the decoration and gift should be separately wrapped, it is up to you if you would like to add any goodies to your package, just remember that the decoration will be opened first so anything perishable should be with that gift.

Please, if there are any problems let me know and I will try to help.

Take care everyone,

Monday, October 22, 2007

Great News!!

I was picked for the Indie Sacramento a holiday craft show sponsored by the Sacramento Craft Mafia .

The show will be on Dec 1st from 2-9 at the YWCA in Sacramento, CA . Come by and visit if you can.

A few more pictures of what I did this weekend:


Saturday, October 20, 2007


Felt Like Knitting

Maybe that's what I will name my business. I just came up with it. I like it.

I just finished up some needle socks and wallets. I am really enjoying needle-felting, some of the designs I like more then others, but you never know until you try. I revised the ladybug wallet a little by adding the blanket stitch. I love the evolution of the design process.