Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Toy and Resolutions

Santa (otherwise known as my lovely hubby) brought me a Silhouette for Christmas.  Oh, how excited I am!!  I also find myself in a state of utter confusion in mastering the capabilities this fine piece of crafting equipment offers.  I have read page after page of instruction, but am struggling to understand what it all means!  

So, you can guess that what I am spending all my free time on, is in fact, the Silhouette.  My dreams are to create many lovelies - including wall art for my daughter's rooms and fun glass etching projects - as well as my New Years Resolution (well, one of them), which is to never buy a store bought card again.  That's right - my plan is to create every card we give this year - and (yet another New Years Resolution - a borrowed idea from my beautiful sis-in-law) being on top of every one of those lovely events - celebrating every special moment in our loved one's lives (birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, baby, etc.).

Another Resolution?  Organizing my home - top to bottom - ultimately creating a simple living environment...

What's one of your New Years Resolutions? 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Giveaway Craze!

My dear friend, Carey, over at is at it again! She is amazingly crafty (yes, sometimes I dream of having even an ounce of her mind) and is sharing her skill with the rest of us out there!
Not 1, Not 2, but 3 giveaways! Can you say amazingness?!?
You just must enter to win!
Head over to her site at
Happy Entering!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Winter Wonderland

In my dream world my house would be decorated with an assortment of the like:
Naturally I will dream of accomplishing them all...
I love the personality in this tree - (oh and the birds)

This would be just darling as a centerpiece...

Country Living

I think this is what I want my kitchen to look like.... the bedboard, the chandelier, old table and chairs, hand crochet tablecloth... tree... it's all, well, perfection.
Country Living

Something about this tree is just dreamy to me - perhaps it's the golds and blues, or the stocking display, or the vintage chair adorned with (what I would have: a vintage potato sack pillow.)

Country Living

This will be my future family room. It just has to be...
Country Living

I am in love with this book page wreath - if I ever have the time, I will make one just like it.

My dear friend Carey with sent me the link to this tree last month - she just knew I would love it. It's on my Must Accomplish List.

This stocking just caught my eye immediately - I LOVE LOVE it! The canvas - the use of dots, the authenticity, the rosettes - they all had me at hello :).
Birgit Kerr

Oh, if I could just have ONE of these beautiful pieces in my home, I think I would just be in Love - forever. Naturally I dream... hopefully I can accomplish.
Merry Christmas