Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

                                                                A Christmas Creed
I believe in Jesus Christ and in the beauty of the gospel begun in Bethlehem. I believe in the One whose spirit glorified a little town, and whose spirit still brings  music to persons all over the world, in towns both large and small. I believe in the One for whom the crowded inn could find no room, and I confess that my heart still sometimes wants to exclude Christ from my life today. I believe in the One who the rulers of the earth ignored and the proud could never understand; whose life was among common people, whose welcome came from persons of hungry hearts.  I believe in the One who proclaimed the love of God to be invincible. I believe in the One whose cradle was a mother's arms, whose modest home in Nazareth had love for its only wealth, who looked at persons and made them see what God's love saw in them, who by love brought sinners back to purity, and lifted human weakness up to meet the strength of God. I confess my ever-lasting need of God. The need of forgiveness for our selfishness and greed, the need of a new life for empty souls, the need of love for hearts grown cold. I believe in God who gives us the best of Himself. I believe in Jesus, the Son of the Living God, born in Bethlehem this night, for me and for the world.


                                           Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to all!!
colleen

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I am still here....

I can't believe how long its has been since my last post.. :)  
Lots of things have happened since then.  A good friend of my husband and I took a fall and at 95 it has slowed him down.He did not break anything but now he needs a walker.   He has always been a very active 95 year old man so it has been hard on him to ask for help.  He is a dear sweet friend who is like family to us.   So my van has been making lots of trips between his house, my moms house,seeing Dr's,  and all mine and their errands....lol

When I do have some time at home I have been decorating .....some of my favorite ornaments





There are lots more but that would be way to many photos.


Went to Erika's and Andrew Christmas programs..
They both did a wonderful job!!
Baking cookies and cleaning house this week and it is flying by way to fast.
I have a few more photos to share around the house but that will be another post. It is late and I am heading off to bed.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New listing on Etsy tonight

A few new items that I listed on Etsy tonight..
Cute Annie in a cute gingerbread dress.
Primitive Angel "Peace"
Annie in a cardinal dress
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. We are getting snow tonight, starting to feel more and more like Christmas!
Colleen

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We have a winner......

I want to thank everyone for joining in on my giveaway.  It was fun reading everyones comments and I even found a little time to visit a few of the new followers.   I had my daughter pull out the name today when she got home from school


So the winner is....
So the winner is.... Bumble Bee Lane.
CONGRATULATIONS

Please be sure to send me your mailing information so I can get your packages shipped.
Colleen

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just some simple free backgrounds....Santa, Snowman, Vintage Snowflakes

I just did up these simple backgrounds,  not much time to sit by the computer these days.   :)
I wanted something for my blog , which is the red vintage snowflakes.  But then I like santa and snowman too.   I am sure I will change before the season ends.  lol





Take care everyone

Friday, November 4, 2011

Been working on some more free backgrounds but....

I have had a very busy week that has kept me away from home most of the time but when I am home I find myself working on some more free backgrounds for christmas but, So far noting I am doing I like yet...lol So I have a mess of graphics, backgrounds in a file that I need to clean out.
So here are some links to stuff I did last year.
Background and buttons
Buttons here

That is just a couple of the buttons you will find on the links.
Hopefully tomorrow I will unwind at the computer and get a Christmas background I like. :) Or maybe I should get some sewing done. :)
Don't forget about my giveaway I have going right now too!
Have a great weekend and I know I will because I will get to hang out with my Granddaughter Rachel. I have not seen her in over a month and this Grandma misses those sweet kisses.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Giveaway time!

Time for a giveaway!!
For my giveaway I have a set of my snowman bowl fillers.
Here are the giveaway rules:
1. You must be a follower of my blog (new followers are always welcome!).
2. You must comment on this post only.
3. You may post this giveaway on your blog for one additional entry!
I will keep it open till Nov 16th
Good luck to all who enter.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

New angels and new free blog background for christmas called gingerbread house.

Not much sewing getting finished last week. To many other things to do but I did get some angel ornie/bowl fillers done.
And I also worked on some new christmas backgrounds. This is the first one I finished.

Here is the code if you would like it for your blog....
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Here is a matching blog header for it also


I have more I am working on so keep checking back for them.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!
Colleen

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Coming soon



Hi, Ladies!
Please "Save the Date" for the weekend
of November 11th, 12th & 13th
for ORP's
"Old Fashioned Online Christmas Craft Show"!
Please join us for this very Unique & Special Event!
Meet some very talented artists!
You will have the opportunity to purchase
some unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind items
The "Best" part of all is you don't even have to leave your home!
Shop online from home!
Below you will find a list of all of our 
"Christmas Craft Show" Participants...



Looking forward to seeing you then!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Listed dolls on Etsy tonight



Just some dolls that I listed on Etsy tonight.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting cold around here, just right for these snowmen

Today was windy and cold. Cold enough for snow. None came down which makes me happy because I am so not ready for the white stuff yet. The only kind of snow I like are these cute snowmen that I finished up last night.
I listed them over on Etsy.
Last night was a crafting night around here. As I finished up my snowmen, Erika my 11 year old was sewing up some ipod holders.
This is her with her niece , my granddaughter, Rachel.


She made a few for classmates at school and I told her if she keeps it up , I might just list some for her over on Etsy.  She loves to create and it is fun helping and watching her. 

Colleen

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Puffy snowman

I did up these cute puffy snowmen ,

I  had started them  last year, one of those finish me projects.   :)
It was hard to get a good picture of them. 



They are short and puffy....about 4 1/2 inches tall.  Snowman are fun to make and  I like to decorate with them all winter long.  I have some chenelle fabric and I am going to try a few of these guys with that too!




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"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life that are the real ones after all." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More girls in the house

I have been keeping busy sewing and I seemed to want to keep sewing raggedy anns   :)



I listed a couple on Etsy tonight.
I am thinking about snowman and angel's so a few of those might show up soon.
Colleen

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

New things to share

The weather here has been so nice, it has been hard to stay indoors and sew. But I have been and I listed a few things today on Etsy.
I did up a thanksgiving raggedy Ann..

Some primitive wall hangings/ or wreath banners....


And a new Santa Star ornie/bowl filler that I sewed up with this red swirl flannel that I found in my fabric cupboard.




Oh how I love to go into that cupboard and look threw my stash. I bet some of you know exactly what I mean.  :)
I have some more new Annie's sewn up. I did them in Christmas/winter prints. It is  a new patten that I have never done before and I had fun sewing them up.  Hope to list and share those with you tomorrow.
Until then I hope your having a good start to your week.
Colleen



"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life that are the real ones after all." Laura Ingalls Wilder