Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Lisa Swifka has started a wonderful event called "One World,One Heart"....the purpose to meet and get to know other bloggers around the world.
As part of this promotion, each blogger listed is having a giveaway. All you have to do is comment below on this entry and your name will be entered to win....wonderful pumpkin colored handwarmers. One size fits most. They are made with a blend yarn, no wool. Great for working in cool offices, shopping, driving...wherever you still want dexterity.

Remember a comment below is all it takes but go visit other blogs and mix and mingle!
Click on the logo after you leave me a comment. The winner will be selected by random drawing on February 12 and the winner will be notified by me on that date.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Over 2 years ago I knit myself.....are you ready?.....a coat! Now why would I even think of that living in South Carolina, you ask? Well, it does get cold here (now about 32) but really, a coat?! Never wore it,never. I finally decided to rip it out, ball up the yarn and knit myself a button up vest. I started it in August (2008) but never finished, primarily because I was knitting for etsy and other places I sell. Flash forward to Saturday and I realized that etsy and the other sites were pretty full, the store had enough merchandise and I had NOTHING to knit. Ahhhh, the vest. Well, I finished it yesterday and felt guilty for taking time to make something for myself. After a serious smack upside my head, I got over it! I'm not feeling guilty. I am pretty pleased with the results and especially love the handmade ceramic buttons. The picture isn't the greatest but I wanted to share.
I don't feel guilty.
I don't feel guilty.
I don't!

Monday, January 12, 2009


I was tagged by the very special lady from BitsyCreations and BitsysGreetings . We've been cyber friends ever since I made one of my first etsy purchases from her and it still hangs on my bedroom wall.(framed mini note cards) Almost 3 years later, I still love it! Go visit!

Anyway, here are the rules for gettin' tagged:

~ Link to the person who tagged you
~ Post the rules on your blog
~ Write six random things about yourself
~ Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them
~ Let each person know they've been tagged

Here goes about me:
1-I have naturally VERY curly hair and if you're lucky you'll never see it that way.
2-I am a native New Yorker but have LOVED living in South Carolina for the past 6+ years.
3-I love awards shows like the Golden Globes the other night. Don't know why....just do!
4-Teaching was a terrific career but I don't miss it at all.
5-A perfect diet would consist of bagels-warm, not toasted, banana ice cream and lobster-not altogether! Ohhhhh, the carbs!
6-I was an art major in college but hated getting dirty (clay,paint,etc.) so changed my major in the middle of my junior year. Buttons are clean!

I tag these bloggers to learn more about them and hopefully don't annoy them.♥:



Oh and of course, my latest!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New and Different...for me!

I have an overwhelming collection of bears (and a few dozen rabbits) from 1/2" high to 3'....too many! I also have collected small chairs. Accidently a chair/bear and chair/rabbit vignette came about and here's the more refined results. The vintage sewing supplies are from haileysbobbins, a wonderful etsy seller.
What do you think?

Sunday, January 4, 2009


It seems like yesterday everyone was fluttering about stashing water, hoarding cash and waiting for the earth shaking events of the century that would mark the turning from 1999 to 2000. It wasn't yesterday? No? Oh, nine years ago! Phew. So much has happened since then personally and worldly, it's hard to absorb. But anyway, we had an exhausting weekend with the 3 and 6 year olds and I didn't catch up yet so off to bed early. Truly wanted to shout out a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all. Are you sure it was 9 years ago?????????

Oh, in case you think I'm slacking off, I have been preparing for Valentine's Day in the selling world. Here are some on etsy or soon to be.