Sausalito, California

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Favor

This is a fun favor for Thanksgiving.  I made this a while ago thinking it would be great for a favor at the Thanksgiving table.  I  am sorry that I can't remember where I saw this but let me know if anyone knows where this came from originally.   I used 10 medium sized, embossed, oval nestabilities.  I folded them in the center and then glued them at the center together.  Then just added a stem with 1/4 of an inch brown
cardstock, which I then rolled and fitted it in the middle with some punch bunch leaves and curled some vines.  I cut a slit on both sides of the stem and slid my name on it.    This might even be fun to put on a card if you flattened out on side of it.  I might give this a try for an upcoming Holiday Open House that my sisters (figaro and cbmott) are doing this weekend in Topsham, Maine.    Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

One Stop Holiday Shopping

Get your shopping started at "One Stop Holiday Shopping" on October 23rd from 1-4 pm, location is 15 Keay Road Berwick, Maine. Please stop in if you are in the area there will be Miche Bags, Blume Jewelry, Uppercase Living, Tastefully Simply, custom made embroidered items, handmade totes, scentsy,  beautiful handmade cards  and other papercrafts such as the triangle boxes that I have pictured here for you.

What fun decorating them and putting them together! For Halloween I made pumpkin faces and the witch hat and for Christmas there is Santa and Rudolph.

Rudolph is made with the sizzilet swirls for the antlers and the face is the SU owl punch with a ruby gem for his nose!! Love it!  I found some tiny jingle bells at Joann's Fabric Shop and added them for more bling! Kim Score's blog, I saw Rudolph and decided to use him  on a triangle box.  Thanks Beth!

We are also making items for Halloween too!  I saw many of these pumpkin faces on SC.  Sorry I saw so many I don't know who to give the credit too but decided again to use them for triangle boxes.  I used SU corner punch, round punch for the eyes, Fancy Flourish from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The nose and stem were hand done.  Added some beautiful ribbon and some candy and it is complete! 

The witch hat is done with black glitter paper from Joann's or any craft store. I just added ribbon and a silver buckle. A little black spider (hard to see but it is there) was the finishing touch. The spider has eyes.   Can you see them? What could be simpler?

Please stop by our first holiday fair this Sunday!  This is just a sample there is so much more to see!!!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Barrington, NH

Yesterday was a fun day even though it was rainy.  My good friend, Cindy and I went to Calef's Country Store and the Christmas Dove (which is just across the street). Calef's is a quaint country store and reminded me of my grandfather's summer store in Small Point, Maine.  It had the creaky floor boards, the old display cabinets and penny candy!!  There is a little deli in the back of the store and we had our lunch.  Great sandwiches!! It was nice to see that there are still these places around.  Next door to Calef's was a primitive gift shop.  When you walked into the shop, the smell of cinnamon and cider was wonderful!!

Cindy loves this store
Homemade cakes, fudge, and cookies, YUM!
Just to put us in the Christmas mood, across the street was the Christmas Dove.  What a nice shop!  It had everything and more!!  Christmas trees were decorated in every color you could imagine. Definitely something for anyone's home decor.  They also had a line of collectibles that I hadn't seen before called "Patience Brewster".  They were every whimiscal creatures.  I loved their shoes!  They also had some Halloween decorations which were terrific.  Check out some of the pictures.  If you have a chance definitely stop by these shops located in Barrington, New Hampshire.  Cindy and I had so much fun.  Thanks Cindy!!  You know the best shops!!!

A Teal Christmas
Patience Brewster-whimiscal
Cindy got her list in early!
Toys, toys everywhere!
Halloween fun too!