Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

 Hello my Pink friends! Yes...another snowman ornament! This time I thought I would make her pink! In honor of Pink Saturday. Thank you Beverly for hosting again! :)
If you've never visited before, I purchased a snowman tutorial from Dawn at The Feathered Nest. They are so fun to make, as you can see from my previous post!

I didn't name this one. What would be a good name for her? Any ideas?

Have a fabulous Pink Saturday!

Hugs,
Sonya

Friday, November 25, 2011

Meet Chilly and Willy~

 Hello friends! I made a couple more snowmen and decided to dress them a little differently from the other ones that I've made.I gave them names too. The first one is Chilly. :] 
 And this one is called Willy.
I'm thinking about decorating my tree with just homemade ornaments. What do you think?
You can purchase the tutorial on how to make these snowmen ornaments at The Feathered Nest. Dawn's tutorials are very easy to understand. You'll love her and the beautiful things she makes.

So did you survive Black Friday? I did...I stayed home! :)A friend of mine came over to visit and I ordered pizza. Had it delivered! I knew it would be a nuthouse in town. I did my Christmas shopping online last year and plan to do the same this year. They are having great sales plus free shipping. Why not? It saves gas and did you hear on the news about people going crazy? One lady in L.A. sprayed pepper spray at 20 people because she didn't want them to get what she was after! Ridiculous! What is wrong with people? But for the brave ones that survived the day-I hope YOU remembered to have fun. There is nothing in the stores worth getting into fights for.  

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends.

Love,
Sonya

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy White Wednesday~

 Hello friends! Just a couple things to share with you. I made this ornament last night. This first one on sewed onto a little 4 inch hanger. I bought these hangers a long time ago and figured it was time to use them.
 Of course, I had to sprinkle it with a little Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter. It's much prettier in real life.
 This is a hangy thingy that I made using a Paper Whimsy image. I thought she looked like an angel so...she became one! I wanted her dress to look kind of like she was floating on a cloud.
 The flowers she is holding matches the flowers in her hair.
A sprinkling of a little tinsel glitter is a must! :)

I'm joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Go see the others that have joined in, you will love what they are sharing!

Thank YOU for visiting me today and for your lovely comments.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Love,
Sonya

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Letter Crazy!

 Hello my friends! Do you like using letters in your decor? I sure do! This was a lot of fun seeing how many different kinds of "K's" I could come up with. I made this one for my friend, Katherine at Chatelet
 I used old book paper, stamps and vintage buttons.
 I love this blingy K! :) And the button with the black bead in the center.
 See the bee that landed on the black "K"?
 Katherine loves birds, so I had to add at least one!
 All the vintage buttons are made out of metal and so is this letter "K".
I hope you like it, Katherine! :) I need to make me one now. 

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I'm asking my American friends. Canada had theirs already. What are your Thanksgiving plans? What are you thankful for? I'm thankful for your friendships and for visiting me. I'm also thankful for your lovely comments!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Many blessings,
Sonya

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another Birthday Surprise!

 Hello my dear friends! Can you believe it? Another  birthday package in the mail! This time it was from my friend Rae-Marie! I met her when I was in the show Vintage Marketplace at Barb's Treasures From the Heart shop. We spent the day just blabbing back and forth and had a great time getting to know one another. We swapped some goodies with each other. I love doing that! :)
 All the goodies she sent me were inside this cute little birdie box. Oh, yeah, this little box was wrapped in cheesecloth which will be great for my crafts!
 This will be great to use for a Christmas project! :)
                               A cute little vintage matchbox.
 Look what was inside it! I love these, Rae-Marie! She knew I would!
 Don't you  love vintage cards? They just don't make them like this anymore.  In mint condition too.

 A pretty handkerchief and little bird pillow.
 Don't you just love birds! :)
 She is precious as can be too!  Perfect little size for a collage!
 What do you think about this beautiful little coin purse? Love the pearls!
 A darling nest. I just love the feathers inside the nest.

 Adorable little perfume bottle.
Thank you SO much Rae-Marie! (((HUGS)))! I love every bit of my birthday gifts!  You put a big smile on my face today!

And thank you all for stopping by and for your lovely comments. I enjoyed sharing my gifts with you.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Have a wonderful safe week.

Blessings,
Sonya

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Grandbaby in a Jar~

 Hello dear friends!  I purchased a tutorial from the sweet Dawn at Feathered Nest  quite a long time ago and I thought I would add my own touch to it. My Grandmotherly touch. Dawn provides the most adorable photo of a little baby girl but I thought, why not put my Deacon in my jar instead?
 I just copied the picture in black and white and pinked up his cheeks a bit.
 Rather than leave the lid plain I thought it would be cute to add some music paper inside the lid.
I think he looks pretty happy in my jar! :) Oh I miss him being this little!

Thank you for visiting today. I pray that you are all healthy and doing something fun!  And your comments are always appreciated!

Blessings to you today,
Sonya

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Surprise! Another Win!

 Hello dear ones! I know what you're thinking...I must enter every blog giveaway on earth!  But really I don't! I just think I've really been blessed lately. And when I get my craft room presentable, I will take  photos of my treasures from my bloggy friends! Oh, I just love look at that wall! So many talented ladies out there! Well, I'm sure there's talented men too but all of my goodies are from women.  I won another ATC card from the OH SO talented, Laura at Artfully Musing. I know some of you that have also won her cards and they are just truly beautiful, aren't they? If you've never met her, you must go see what pretties she creates. You will be in awe, I promise! Here is my win:
She is called "Witchy Woman".  I love how she always uses different textures in her work to add depth.  The Fall color of this ATC is gorgeous and don't you just love Witchy woman's hat?

Thank you, Laura! I am very happily adding her to my collection of treasures!

I hope all of you are doing well! Are you getting ready for the Christmas holidays already? :) Creating anything new? Thank you for stopping by and for your dear comments!

Blessings,
Sonya

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lynn is Having a 3rd Blogaversary Giveaway!

A wonderful antique book with charms, made out of brass. It has several pages, great for address book or favorite quotes.
 Hello friends! I wanted to share Lynn's giveaway with you! I'm sure you know Lynn @ Trash to Treasure. She is celebrating 3 years of blogging! Her work is just amazing and I would love to win one of these fabulous creations!

 She also has a surprise gift! Oh, I can't wait to see what it is! 
   
                                        
She made this beautiful journal made with a rusted cover, vintage laces, a fabric transfer and other rusty bits and bobs. Isn't it gorgeous? :)


OR you can win this! A necklace she made out of rusted tin and a rusted hinge. It can hold a cherished note or a little trinket inside! Love it!
Here is something else you can win! ALL of these stamps! WhooHoo!
Pretty awesome giveaway, huh?  Go see her and leave a comment! Make sure you read through and follow the instructions so you can win 2 other ways too. Mentioning it on your blog and mentioning the word BONUS in you comment can give you more chances to win. I sure hope I win! :) 

Thank you to all of you who wished me a Happy Birthday!   It felt like it lasted a week! :) But actually it was today! I appreciate all of your comments sweet friends. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,
Sonya                                          

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Another Surprise in the Mail!

 Hello sweet friends! I have to tell you, that I'm getting pretty darn spoiled this week! Another one of my bloggy friends sent me a birthday package today! My friend, Marie at Lost Bird Studio, I'm sure you know her! If you don't, you must pay her a visit! She is very sweet (obviously) and very,very talented! Just look at the goodies!
 She wrapped this little package so sweetly I hated to disturb it. I love the feather and so did my cat, Buddy!  I was trying to take pics and he kept sticking his nose in trying to get the feather!
 I know this little girl is a Paper Whimsy girl. She is just adorable-I love her!
 This is the back of the hanging pic. Thank you so much, Marie. Can you see what it says on the side of it?
                             A vintage clothespin wrapped with lace.
 This bird is darling with the wonderful background and lace.
                                                 What's in the bag?
 Wonderful bits and bobs that I will definitely use in my crafting! Oh I love it!
                                         More pretty lace with something inside.
 Yippee! One of Marie's soldered pieces! I LOVE it! Isn't the girl so pretty? I love the flower and key too!
 Don't you love that she stamped the back of it with her name?
 I'm am just overwhelmed, Marie. Such beautiful gifts, my friend.
Buddy gave up on the feather. :)  Isn't he a tubby? I just love him. He follows me everywhere like a dog (more like a child).

I just had to share with you, friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week too! I know I should have waited until Friday to open my gifts from Katherine and Marie but how could I?

Thank you again, dear Marie. I am truly blessed.

Love,
Sonya