Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm lovin'...


and butterflies...

just a few of my current favorites!

What are some of yours?

Have a wonderful weekend!
Many Blessings!

Monday, February 22, 2010


some days it's all you've got...

every day it's all you need.

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!

(necklace may be found here!)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Tails!...a tutorial

How about a simple little "happy" you can create in just a few minutes?

guaranteed to make one happy ponytail!

or a happy wrist- since that's wear Princess #1 seems
to always wear her ponytail holders!

you begin by cutting fabric a bit larger
than a covered button form-I chose the 2 inch size for
a larger surface to embellish...

following the directions that come with your covered buttons...
layer fabric, metal dome part of the button, wrap edges,
top with button back and crimp to seal...

pop your finished button out...
now the fun begins!
cut various shapes or designs from other fabrics to create
your desired button top...

adhere designs to the button top using Mod Podge...
once dry- apply a top coat to the entire button surface-
this protects the fabrics from dirt and stains...

and also provides a nice finish!

turn button over-
loop a thin ponytail through the button hole-

and pull through the loop to secure-

I like to make a little card to attach them for gift-giving...

I have given these SO many times!
and they always seem to be a big hit- with little girls AND big girls-
even mommies too!

I just package them in a little cello-bag tied with a ribbon
and some tulle...

and try to always keep some extra ones on hand!
they make great party favors, little happies-just because,
and birthday gifts!
(when I give them as a birthday gift, I make a whole little collection of them)

"Happy 'tails' to you! until we meet again..."

Have a wonderful weekend!
Many Blessings!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Puttin' on Spring...

just a *tad* ready to brighten things up a bit!...

starting with my favorite little sweater...

some "sunshine" for my feet...

how about some happy around the waist?...

a pretty little posie pin perhaps?...
(from here, here, here, and a few I made just for fun)

and one can never forget the jewelry!

oh! and a darling handbag too!
how about you?
are you ready to be "puttin' on Spring" ?

Have a happy day!
Many Blessings!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gone to the dogs...

while working on this collage/painting recently...
I began to fall in love with the idea of a "little" dog...

I thought it might be fun for Odie to have a little friend ...
I decided to present my idea to him...

"you want me to consider the idea of a 'little' dog?"
"as a "little" friend?"
"you want me to 'just take a look'?"


"where do you get these ideas?"

"I mean aren't I just the BEST dog ever- do you REALLY need
another 'little' dog?"
"I don't need a 'little' friend."
"I just love ya'll!"

"you want me to just take another look?"
"keep an open-mind?"

"Nope! still think I like the idea of being the ONLY dog-
without a 'little' friend!"

"people!- they come-up with the craziest ideas!"

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


"Love is a many splendored thing."
Paul Francis Webster

"Love makes the world go round."
French song

"Love is all you need!"

The Beatles

Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing you lots of love and many Blessings!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

All buttoned up!

light buttons...

dark buttons...

bright buttons...

*sparkly* buttons...

I just love buttons!

and creating with buttons is fun too!

and I even have a button just for you!
(thanks to sweet Marina!)

Please feel free to collect one if you wish!
-you'll find it right over there on the sidebar-

Have a wonderful day!
Many Blessings!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

There's no business like "snow" business!

been spending the past few days (and still today)...
building snowmen...

see this lovely hill?

been climbing up it about a million times...

only to enjoy flying down! (a.k.a. sledding)

then home to drink lots of this...

only one down-side to this "snow" business-
anyone like to come over and do all my laundry??
I'll make you lots of yummy hot chocolate with marshmallows
and sprinkles too!

Have a happy day!
Many Blessings!