Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable,excellent or praiseworthy...think about such things." Phil. 4:8

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas in July ...

Well that's what it felt like!  In honor of her reaching 100 followers Janet  at Sunshine Days and Moonbeam Nights had a Garden themed Giveaway and  I was the lucky winner!! The thing is ... before I started blogging ... I never won anything....
that's not true .. about 25 years ago I won a bottle of wine and when we opened it tasted like vinegar! Anyway my luck has apparently changed and I struck the mother lode with Janet's Giveaway ... the box was huge... 16x16 and the gifts were wonderful and I love to garden so they will be put to good use.

To start the color theme is all orange, green with some yellow... so summer like.  There was an apron, great gardening  gloves (the good kind with rubber on the palm side),

a metal door hanger w/ a garden angel and welcome sign,

there were two adorable plush bunnies (I know Janet had a hard time letting go of them),
 a scented candle, Crabtree & Evelyn hand scrub and cream.
Oh, and there's more... a gorgeous flour sack tea towel by one of my favorite artists...Mary Lake Thompson

plus some of her greeting cards, a really nice flower vase that sits in a handled holder and has a cap that serves as a flower "frog" and it all came in a wonderful fabric lined wire basket with decorative buttons on the fabric and it has handles.... tutu cool!

This was such a generous giveaway... Janet you are wonderful!  If you have not visited Janet's blog Sunshine Days and Moonbeam Nights, please do, it is such a treat... she had me with the baby mockingbirds and little fawn! Once again, Thank you Janet.

I also won the Cottage Charm Giveaway from Janet at   Janet's Creative Pillows  and what a pillow it was ... right out of fairy land.  It is TUTU Pretty and that is as pretty as it gets!  Although late in posting this it by no means diminishes my gratitude!!!  It's gorgeous.  Take a look....


Back Side
 Isn't this exquisite ... "My Girls" can hardly keep their hands off of it ... It's perfect to lead into a Fairy tale ... which they love!  Janet has a shop at Make Mine Pink shopping mall, if you haven't visited her shop it is well worth your time she is very talented ... Thank you again Janet!

My other win was from Susan at BigMeLittleWorld's Etsy
She had a giveaway and I love her shop and her sense of whimsey.  The way she looks at the world is very refreshing and she is the nicest lady! Be sure to check out her shop, it is so much fun!

This is the Bunny Vase I won ... Adorable!
 Susan recycles bottle and jars by painting the cutest little scenes on them.  This picture doesn't do justice to her work.  She also sculpts little birds, bunnies, mice etc. out of clay ... just adorable!

This is called "Alone with God"  (front)
                                            This is my very favorite which I shall just have to buy.


           Thanks so much for stopping in today... you know I love your    comments also they let me know you've been here so I can visit you too!

Blessings to you and yours,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Of Bluebirds and Teacups...and my new blog shop...

I am embarrassed that it has taken me this long to finish this project...which I posted about "In the Studio" in May! To refresh your memory I'll post a couple of the photo's showing the beginning of the project...

The finished project is now for sale in my new shop The CatBird Seat Cottage Store where there are additional pictures.

The vintage and hand crafted items will also go in my Etsy Shop, however, I will always post them atleast one day in advance to The CatBird Seat Cottage Store to give my blogger friends first choice.

This is the little bluebird I made for Deb at Garage Sale Gal.... It was really fun to make.  She had just painted her kitchen yellow so I went with a soft yellow to coordinate.

This next project was pretty easy ... but just like all my projects it took more time than I thought it should have!  I took a plain wooden birdhouse and painted and decoupaged it with scrap paper.  I then glittered it and added a small paperclay bird I had made to the perch.  This will be going in my store/shop.

That's pretty much it for today.  It is good to be back ... I have not been feeling well and just decided I needed to push myself a bit more.  I am going to the Dr's again today ... atleast it is not another test. (I hope).

I love your comments and hope you'll stop in to my new store and tell me what you think.  I have much stuff I'll be adding ... I have to downsize ... and thought I would list it here before having a big sale at my house.

                                                                                       Blessings to you and yours,