Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Little Ditty...

A friend of mine, Kathy, calls something you buy for someone that costs under $5.00 a "Ditty".
I was going to visit a friend this morning and thought I'd like to bring her a little sumpn'-sumpn', and my eye landed on a little magnet I'd made.
She's a bird lover and I thought this magnet would be perfect...but how to wrap it? I ventured into my studio and found a stack of matchboxes that I'd purchased from the Dollar Tree. In just minutes I had covered it with a bit 'o' sheet music, a tiny vintage image, a lil' sticker and itty-bitty ribbon flower.

Here's the magnet in this photo (above). Of course I had to line the inside of the box, too! ;-)

So, there ya go!

Just sharing a little Ditty for you...that costs only pennies!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Knee Deep in Summer..

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace,who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion," Your God reigns!"
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy.
Ps. 96:12

The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Is. 58:11

He makes me lie down in green pastures....

...He leads me besides quiet waters.....

....He restores my soul...
Ps. 23:2
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, Your justice like the great deep.
Ps. 36:6

Sharing a few pics of our annual camping trip to Sawmill Lake~a secluded area that is a treacherous drive, but well worth it! This was Winston's first time camping. He wasn't sure what to make of it all, but he seemed to have a good time, and I was relieved that he left the snakes alone. (Little, harmless water snakes...)

We hiked, swam, rafted, and played games.....Although we were 'roughing it', Steve and I made sure to make time for ourselves and share a bit 'o' the grape. ;-)

Steve, the gourmet cook, with Winston hoping for a morsel to drop!

The deal was, Steve and I cooked, and Courtney and Caleb did dishes...

Our campsite...our friends, Brian and Jenni had joined us, too.

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air..." Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great time was had by all. 'Nothing like spending a few days in God's country to restore, renew and replenish one's soul!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

More Pics of "My Favorite Things"

As promised, here is the interior of Tina's wonderful and whimsical store~ My Favorite Things~

Many of the creations are Tina's wonderful designs, and can be purchased on her website! I purchased an adorable birdhouse kit that I cannot WAIT to create!!

This is the back of the store..if you look closely, you can see Tina behind her counter....

Here is Tina's Wall of Fame! ;-) Magazines and newspapers she's been published in.
Be sure to check out her blog and website--she has so many darling things for sale!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

Karen, at My Desert Cottage is hosting a "Where Bloggers Create" party. I hadn't planned on participating as my studio's a fright and haven't gotten around to organizing it. Today Steve and I motored up to Nevada City to tootle around. He had the rest of the week off after our camping trip (another blog post soon). Anyhoo, we popped in at my favorite shop there, called
My Favorite Things. We hadn't been there since December and since then Tina, the owner, has opened up a studio in the back and holds craft classes back there. Not only that, but for a mere $5 you can craft anytime (well, when she's open) to your heart's content! She invited me to take a look and I was so thrilled to have my camera! Tina's a blogger, too, so this entry counts (I hope!)
You can click on any picture to enlarge it....

These are sample of the crafts she offers to teach.
Stay tuned for pictures of her fabulous store! Thanks, Tina for letting me use your studio to participate at the Where Bloggers Create Party!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Bride in 1944...

I just wanted to share with you a sweet little scrapbook I picked up at an antique store awhile back.. (you can click on each picture for a larger view)
A young bride in 1944 probably couldn't afford a fancy bridal book, so she made her own, using clippings from magazines..

It was just so poignant and sweet, I couldn't resist it!

I just imagine her, as a new bride, eagerly setting up house, learning new recipes for her new husband!

And the back was covered in this bird motif paper. Anyway, just wanted to share this sweet booklet with you!
And for this weekend:

I certainly will!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for all the well-wishes and sharing my joy of our little blessing that's on her way!!
TTFN!! (Ta Ta For Now)