Thursday, October 30, 2008

Devil's Night

Here in Canada it is Devil's night.... the night before Halloween. We light our pumpkins to ward off evil spirits and we turn out all the lights as soon as it becomes dark. (which is about 6pm!) I love the house lit by candelight. Me and my three ghouls are looking forward to doing some trick and treating tomorrow night! Have a safe, happy Halloween.........

Saturday, October 25, 2008

HIM: uhhhh, honey?
ME: yes??
HIM: It is like a week to Halloween.... right?
ME: ahhhh... yeah......
HIM: Is it beginning to look a little Christmasy around here???
ME: Not sure what you mean....(looking around sheepishly...)
HIM: We're not skipping Halloween.... are we??
ME: Ummm.... no..... can we??

Sorry Halloween gals.... I guess I have my foot on the gas a little hard.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Addiction Counsellor Needed

Ok - I am seriously addicted to these. I admit I am a bit (ok... ALOT) of a Christmas girl. I love it. ALOT. Yeah, sorry, I said that already. But these little vintage glass beads make me so happy. I love them in this jar... beside my computer. I love them in art work.... but I never want to use them. I just like to look at them.
My next problem is I pick up things that I plan to sell on my etsy site but then I fall in love with them and I can't sell them. Its crazy! Like I don't have enough "stuff" already! I think I need to re-learn the concept of sharing! This button for instance..... and this amazing metal buckle... (I finally caved and listed this one while secretly hoping that I might end up keeping it for myself!)

And these earring and necklace set... that I will probably never wear... but they are so pretty. The beads are really heavy and shiny..... See? See? I need an addiction counsellor and quick!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Follow Your Bliss

I am so excited to be a part of these two projects....

I have been trying for weeks to get in on one of these and finally I was successful and two of them to boot! The work these groups do is so amazing and I am just beside myself to particpate. You can find out more at

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sweet and Sinister Swap - Received from Heidi

Sweet Heidi over at Dreams Intertwined was my awesome swap partner for Artsy Mama's Sweet and Sinister Swap... I so enjoyed getting to know her as I think we have a lot in common and a lot of similiar interests.... well.... let me tell you - she just SPOILED me rotten! I am delighted to show you all of my goodies..... firstly, she sent my three sweeties each the most adorable orange and black suckers.... they were just so happy to receive these....

We're still flying high!! LOL!

This is my sweet Jack in his new home.... he has just stolen my heart.... I adore him....

And check this out...... (sorry the pic didn't turn out the greatest but this is so cool) It is made with vintage papers, and feathers, and all mounted on a great old wooden hanger... what a great original treat! I love it! It travelled so well too.... I just can't tell you how cool this is.

And this adorable vintage book, with a sweet cabinet card of this adorable little baby (I'm a bit of a baby addict!)
Check out the cool metal flower embellishment with vintage button in the centre.... I think this is so great! I am thinking I will put it on my winter coat or a lampshade even - what a treasure... and a sweet embelllished notebook too!

These are my the little basket and the sweet bird tag...... she ALSO send a little bag of craft goodies which I cannot wait to dive into.... everything was wrapped so awesome with little tags and ribbons.... Thank you Heidi so very much for all the wonderful gifts and for making this swap so enjoyable!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.
Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.
Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.

H.W. Longfellow

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Apologies and Accomplishments

I know, bad, bad blogging. Seems my life is a whirlwind of lunches, hockey, laundry, work, weeding, cleaning, and laughing.... I have had the worst cold and hubby has been away... and a break is always nice but when you have three kids and a cold maybe a shorter break would be good! Which leads me to my three greatest accomplishments......

These are kids that ake me laugh everyday. My oldest, is patient, calm, smart, independent, a joy to be with... so relaxing. My middle child has a stallion's spirit, she challenges me to be truthful and wise. She too is very smart and not much gets past her! Last, but not least, my sweet boy brings wonder to my life. Each found item is a miracle to share and his infectious laugh brings joy to my heart. If the whole world were to collapse around me and I had nothing left but these three precious souls I know I would be ok. Today, I am counting my blessings for them because they truly are my little miracles.