Friday, January 29, 2010

tarnished and tattered: Muslin gift bag tutorial

Check out these lovely muslin gift bags that you can make! I found this blog through the One World One Heart event that's going on now. Thanks for the great tutorial, Lisa! The possibilities are endless!

tarnished and tattered: Muslin gift bag tutorial

After a long week, I am so ready for Saturday! No big plans... I'm hoping to spend some play time in my workshop. Lots of projects floating around in my head, and nothing that absolutely HAS to be done for 2 WHOLE DAYS. Amazing, I know! A very rare occasion!

I hope you have a blessed weekend! Stay warm!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway 2010


Thanks to all who visited! It's been a fantastic ride, and I've met lots of new blogger friends along the way! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I have! Looking forward to participating in years to come!

Tonight I will be figuring out how to use the random number generator to pick a winner, which will be contacted sometime in the next day....Isn't this exciting!

Lisa Swifka from A Whimsical Bohemian is hosting a worldwide giveaway for bloggers and I've decided to play along! Since I am broadening the focus on my blog to include a wider variety of crafting and decorating, as well as paper crafting, I thought this would be a great way to meet more blogging friends who share a love of all things beautiful!

Lisa says , "The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way." How fun is that?!?!

The rules for this giveaway is simple. Just leave a comment (and one comment only) ON THIS POST with a way to contact you after the drawing, and you'll be entered! The winner will be announced February 15th, so be sure to check back then to see who won. And check A Whimsical Bohemian where all the bloggers who are participating are listed in the sidebar. I can't believe how many there are!!!! Amazing! My list of favorites is growing quite large!

Now, for what you've been waiting for - My Give-away!

This winner will have their choice of either a round or heart shaped tea-stained paper rose wreath! Below are a couple of sample pictures - the one you receive will be made after the drawing to your specifications!

The round wreath has a pearly shimmer spray added on top of the tea-stained paper.

The top of the petals on the heart wreath pictured below are red velvet shade.

Either wreath can be left with just the tea-stained paper, accented with the pearl shimmer, or colored. It's all up to you! Both measure approx. 13" x 13".

Visit the links at A Whimsical Bohemian sidebar and make new friends, get in on more giveaways and just have fun...because discovering new friends all over the world is the what this event is all about!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Treasure Hunting!

Taylor and I went treasure hunting today! Look at all the goodies we found! Will be using most of this stuff to make items to post on our Etsy shop. Check out what we've been working on this week in the sidebar!

A fun bunch of doo-dads for accent pieces!

One can never have too much lace! And I have ideas for the trays...stay tuned!

Getting ready for spring decorating!

Hmmmmm....whatever can I do with teddies? :)

I just loved the colors of these ribbons - champagne and light rose - beautiful!

Better view of colors...

I'm excited! I have lots of ideas flying around in my head! Now to find the time to get them done - that will be the challenge!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Wow! It's been awhile since I've posted anything...Yes, I'm still here!

Well, I've taken the plunge and have finally decided to open a shop on ETSY! I've been tossing the idea around for quite awhile and kept going back & forth on whether to do it or not. My daughter encouraged me to step out...and so I did! Taylor is going to be helping me with the site, as well as posting some of her own creations. I'm very excited about the possibilities and have been thinking of other creations to post.

So take a look - there's not much there right now, but it's a start! :) More to come!

Mom and Me Unique Boutique!