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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Halloween Silhouette Antique Spoon Ornament


How exciting! I just received a convo on Etsy that my spoon is included in her Treasury! Go here to check it out..

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=80123

I have loved creating these Halloween ornies! I just bought some copper wire that I think will look lovely on the Halloween designs... now to make a few up! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bekka Boo Is Famous... kinda ;)

I am happy to say that my sweet little kitty that I so dearly refer to as Bekka Boo (her real name is Rebecca), made it to the front page of Etsy last night... yet I missed it because I was sleeping!

Boo is one of my real cats, who is now 18 years old.. still alive and kicking! Everyone loves her sweet round face, so I decided to make a line of my chenille ornaments using her picture. She now has 'family' all across the WORLD that love her :) It's one of my favorite things I've ever done, sharing my Boo with everyone.

Here she is all decked out for Christmas. I also sell these on Etsy. Yesterday I made up some Halloween Boo's for a custom order, she is wearing a green tulle tutu skirt and oh my! She's super sweet :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Christmas Preview!

Here's a fun Santa Claus ornament that I'm offering directly from my blog here. I've not listed him on Etsy (yet) so will give y'all a week to buy it, first come, first served... then it'll go up on Etsy if it doesn't sell. It's made almost completely from vintage reclaimed materials... even the chenille is authentically OLD! Silver Christmas Light Reflector adds sooooo much shimmer... and the red bulb is his 'tree'. He's a good size... 5.5" tall x 4" wide. Can hang on your tree for just $8.95 plus shipping.

Market Place at Frisco Square


Here is another shopping destination to go check out if you are in the Frisco, Texas area! The booth there called "Stay My Baby" carries my Chenille Ornaments... but these are all done up in wonderful pastel colors since her booth features lots of baby goodies as well.

The shop is located at:
8861 Coleman Boulevard
Frisco, Texas 75034
972.377.9400

Besides my goods, The Market Place at Frisco Square hosts a collection of boutique business owners, marketing a variety of specialty items, such as women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, home d├ęcor, gifts, toys, and more!.

If you stop by, let me know what you think! :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ramshackled Treasures


If you are passing through Zimmerman, Minnesota, be sure to stop by Ramshackled Treasures! Most people don't even realize that I have a whole room upstairs filled with everything from antique primitive furniture, hand-stitched pillows, stenciled wood signs, Wire & Whimsey creations, reproduction tin signs, vintage children's clothing, my own line of hand-blended potpourri and lots of other fun finds!! I will be redoing the room here very soon and it'll be filled to the brim with everything for the Fall and Halloween!

The shop is located at:
12686 Fremont Avenue
Zimmerman, MN 55398

763.856.8700


Besides my goods, you can also find One of a Kind Vintage Furniture, Unique New Home Decor in styles from Primitive to Shabby to Cottage to French Chic, Caldrea Cleaning Products, Keepers Of The Light Candles and Webkinz.

If you stop by, let me know what you think! :)

The Olde School House


If you are passing through Historic Montgomery, Texas, be sure to stop by The Olde School House! One of the wonderful vendors there, Anya, offers my Old-Fashioned Vintage Style Chenille Ornaments!!

The shop is located at:
306 Eva Street
Montgomery TX 77356
936.597.4442

Besides my ornaments, you can also find Antiques, collectibles, gifts, Texas items, ladies & babies clothing, jewelry, home & garden accents, gourmet foods and Watkins products.

If you stop by, let me know what you think! :)

This says it all.....

It is cold outside!!!!!! wow..... can't wait for the coffee to start brewing this morning!

(sorry, this exact ornament is sold...)

Back to blogging!


I have some new inspiration to (re)start blogging here again. I do have a LOT going on, lots in the works as well... so I truly need to take the time to keep this updated. Etsy has been extremely busy for me lately and I'm worried how busy the Holiday season is going to actually get! Not to mention, I need to go and redo my room at Ramshackled Treasures for the Fall. My parents are in town for another 2 weeks though, so I'm not sure when we'll get over there! I'm sure Stacey is tired of seeing my room the way it's been for quite a while now :)

If you know about my life, you will know that I unfortunately don't live in a perfect "done" house. It's been in "remodel" status now for the last, well, 10 years (although, I've only lived here for 7 of those 10). It's a very OLD house.. and every room has something going on. Even with all of this, I need to attempt to decorate, because who truly knows when the remodeling will get finished. This afternoon I remembered that there was a "dead tree" branch in the front yard, and that I should go and get it before it gets thrown in the burn pile. So, out I went, and this branch was bigger than I expected. And heavy!!! But, I carried it in anyhow, all 10' x 6' of it, complete with brown dried leaves still attached. It ended up not being a branch, but more like a TREE for the house for my Fall/Halloween decorating. Here's some pictures of where I had to put it because it is too tall for the living room. The cabin will be redone at some point, but see, I still try to decorate it. Enjoy the pictures!!

ps - If you have not already bought it, the brand new Martha Stewart Halloween Magazine it OUT! And it's to die for, as always....... You MUST get it!! :)





Friday, March 13, 2009

New Easter Ornaments!


I have been super busy working on brand new designs for Spring and Easter of my old-fashioned chenille ornaments! Go shopping at my Etsy store to see these, and some other wonderful ornies I've finished... bunches of OOAK's!! :)





Thursday, February 26, 2009

Always on the move!

Time does fly. And like my crazy life, always doing spur of the moment things, I am BACK in Texas. I've actually been down here now for 2 weeks, but JUST getting into the swing of things again. I unpacked all of my craft boxes yesterday and set up my "new" office / craft room. This time I'm on the 1st floor, and I LOVE the natural light that comes in the 3 huge windows. Where I was upstairs last time, my bedroom had one window and always seemed too dark. I've been enjoying weather that seems too nice... well, compared to Minnesota! The last 2 days it's been in the low 80's. I've had the windows open, with the nicest breeze blowing in. And yesterday, a neighbor cut their grass, and to smell the fresh cut grass... what a treat being it's still February!

What is quite ironic is... today, up in MN, they are getting a snowstorm with up to a foot of snow! And here in McKinney, TX, the heat index is going to reach 90 degrees today!!! Then we drop down to the mid-50's, then back up to the mid 70's next week. I LOVE IT!! Really, I'm sooo comfy in my new set-up here, it's going to be hard to go back to MN this time around.

Oh, I should tell you, I am down here helping my mom out. She had her 2nd heel surgery, and well my dad is not really a caretaker. I knew she would need my help, and she sure did. She's not able to "walk" for 4-6 weeks and has been enjoying Evan once again, and working on rolling rag balls while watching tv. She has her first post-surgery follow-up in 8 hours. Yep, I should be sleeping, but we all know I'm the night owl of all night owl's! That being said, I should attempt to get a little bit of sleep. Oh, I have to brag though! Evan is getting to be quite the pro at using the computer. He knows how to open things like the matching game consisting of Thomas the Train pictures they took together of ALL of his trains (which is LOTS!), and picking out different train videos of grandpa's online to open in Window's Media Player to watch em! Then he likes to type. He's into the shift + number keys right now and can tell you by memory alone what special thing you get with each number you press (i.e. shift + 4 = $ sign). He's learning how to tell time, and can count to 100 but really knows any number up to 1000. He's 3 & a half years old :) My little boy makes me proud!

Look for LOTS of updates on Etsy this weekend! And have an enjoyable week!

Melissa

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Fresh Start...

There were some issues, and my old blog is gone. So, let this be a fresh start. I won't go into details over what happened, but I refuse to let a glitch deter my efforts on keeping you updated on my creations and life!

I am attempting to go through boxes today to unpack my craft stuff so I can get busy again. As I'm typing this, my little guy, Evan, is standing next to me looking like the Joker... he ate a Valentine's Day cupcake with daddy just a few minutes ago, and all of the red frosting is all over his lips! To make the situation even funnier, he found the Musical Blinking Halloween Lights... they are in their box, we did not get to use them last year. 10 ghosts that play the Michael Myers Halloween theme! He loves them. :)

Getting back to work, I just wanted to let you know I am fine, and just now having to start over with my blog.

Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day!