Saturday, February 21, 2015


I've been out and about recently and here's a few things I brought home with me.

I was so happy to find another little English Cottage item. This is a small canister that's only 3-1/2"/9cm tall. It's about the size of a coffee cup so I don't know if it's from a child's set or not.

I was surprised to find these hadn't been sold before Christmas. And I was very happy to find them at 25% off!

I've been (inactively) looking for a toy iron for years and stumbled on one last week. My toy ironing board finally has a mate!

This is how we measure snowfall in Boston:

Friday, February 13, 2015


When I got up this morning, there was a sweet gift bag on my doorstep from "the neighbors"! The candle is Vanilla Egg Nog, the pinks are candy coated almonds, and the striped background is a pretty scarf! They are such wonderful people!

Here is what I made for them:

For Becky, the mom, I made this tag. I happened to run across this saying on the internet a few days ago and knew it would be perfect for her.

For the kids (one girl, three boys) I made candy cups of molded white chocolate hearts and snowmen and a few Kisses.

I hope you all have a very nice Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


I didn't join in any Valentine swaps this year - I have so many from previous years! I love pulling out seasonal swap items, it's so much fun! Here's a pretty illustration from an early Vogue magazine that I colored in. Please feel free to use it.

Went thrifting with Mister yesterday (Saturday). I picked up this charming coffee mug for my Becky.

I was delighted to find these English teacups with cottage design. A nice addition to my collection!

We're ready (or not!) for another foot or two of snow over the next 36 hours, to add to the three feet we already have. I'm not complaining, though. It's annoying, but I'm so grateful that my area doesn't get plagued with tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and the like. The earth will start shifting its' position next month and Spring will be on its way!

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I made this little Valentine shadowbox from an Andes Mints box - just the right size for my chipboard letters!

Saturday, January 17, 2015


I love my New England Patriots! They're playing in the AFC Championship game on Sunday the 18th. For all you non-football folks out there, that's the big game before the Super Bowl. :) To all you Colts fans - good luck!