Monday, December 27, 2010

Flower & FF: ♥ ♥ ♥ my first giveaway!(=

Flower & FF: ♥ ♥ ♥ my first giveaway!(=

Please jump over to Flor's blog and have a look see at her giveaway. Absolutely gorgeous. Set a spell and have a good read. She has many lovely things to look at and read about! Be sure to have a nice cup of tea or coffee to enjoy as you browse around!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Stories of A to Z: Silhouette Giveaway for YOU!!! Plus RIDICULOUS DISCOUNT CODE! ($300 value!)

The Stories of A to Z: Silhouette Giveaway for YOU!!! Plus RIDICULOUS DISCOUNT CODE! ($300 value!)

Merry Christmas!!!!!

I hope everyone was able to enjoy this holiday weekend regardless of how you're spending it. I pray that everyone is able to connect with someone they care about! We have family all around, some that aren't able to come home for the Holidays but we always make a phone call to keep those family ties tied nice and tight! And we had a wonderful time the last couple of weeks reconnecting and catching up with extended family near and far. Yesterday my  hsuband and I and our 3 daughters, 2 of our soon to be son-in-laws, (did I mention we have 2 daughters getting married this coming summer?) and our oldest daughter and her husband, and their 3 children, our only grandchildren...(so far) gathered at our daughter and son-in-laws house for our family Christmas. We've done that the last couple of years because they have the only children in the family so far and it's easier for us to all gather there and save the little ones from having to leave their new gifts and travel out. I know that in years to come that will have to change as the family grows. But for now it works for all.

I wanted to show you an ornament I found at Lowes Home Improvement Store for 60% off a couple of days ago. I only paid $1.92 for it. Right in my very small budget! A gift from me to me! It's a Retro console television with a 3D winter scene on the inside. I tried to get a good picture of it but it was a bit hard. I have it hanging on the tree now but soon it will go into my Santa and Mrs Claus Christmas Roombox. I'll show you later this week how I managed to squeeze it into that roombox! What a find! I was so excited when I saw it. I'm afraid it might not be the exact scale but I'm going to make it work! LOL!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I think I'm done!

For now at least! Here are a few more outfits for the granddaughters dolls. This was so addicting. I could have sewed and sewed and sewed! In fact I have a few more all cut out and sitting in a pile, waiting. If I have time before the BIG day I'll sew up a few more. Otherwise I'll get back to them after the holiday hoopla is over.
The colors are off a bit because of our grey skies lately. We've been getting tons and tons of snow. But along with that has come the gray skies and swirling winds.

Don't forget to poke the pictures and you'll get to see them closer.

Have a great day everyone!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry

This is what happens when you wait until the last few weeks before Christmas to finish up all those gifts. I've been crocheting scarves, making little girls doll clothes, for the new dolls the granddaughters are getting for Christmas from their other grandparents, decorating bath towels, Christmas parties on the weekends and all of the regular stuff that life dictates all week long.

Here's a picture of two of the doll dresses. I have pants and tops, raincoats, pinafores, and more dresses to sew. I'm going to keep going until I either run out of time or get sick of making doll clothes and need to move to something else. The dresses are laying on my yellow table placemats. Guess I should have moved those, since  the yellow dress seems to blend right in. The patterns for these clothes are ones I bought off ebay. They're for American Girls dolls.

Don't forget to poke the picture twice for a super closeup look. But don't look too close LOL! I'm not the best seamstress, I just get by, by faking it!

Have a great weekend everyone! Stay warm and stay safe with all these storms that have been passing thru. The cities just above us were blasted with almost 50" of snow coming off of Lake Ontario. Luckily we only had about 12 or 14 inches. And that has now settled to about 6 inches with some nice sunshine. But they say another storm is on it's way up thru PA. So those are always the bads ones for us.

And Hurry, Hurry, Hurry and get all those last minute things done because Christmas Eve will be here before you know it and then it'll be too late!