Friday, November 30, 2007

A Cry for Help

Yesterday I received an email from Jenny requesting everyone, especially those living in Arizona to take a look at . This frightened woman has been unable to contact her sister. Her last know address was in Tucson AZ. The blog family is huge and very caring,. Please keep these women in your thoughts.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Deck the Halls Swap part 2

Friday when I got home from being part of Black Friday craziness. It was my daughters idea to go shopping. We were up at 4am and heading to Old Navy. You may not thing this strange, but if you knew my daughter you would. She is not a morning person. When she was younger she would sleep in the clothes she was going to wear to school the next day. That way she could sleep a few minutes longer. We did Old Navy, Target, the mall and Nordstrom's rack. She all of a sudden said I'm done.(She was only shopping for herself) We came home and I did not see her the rest of the day, when she surfaced for dinner. Anyway back to what I was saying. My swap gifts from Sarah were at my front door. Just take a look at everything she sent.

The banner. How cute is that?

The pink ornament is so cute and very detailed. I had a hard time getting a good shot of it. If you click on the picture you can see the details better. Also a glass pickle. The little story she sent with it is. You hide the pickle in the tree and the child that finds it first gets an extra toy. Not so sure I'm going to tell my teenagers this. There toys are to expensive:). The ice cream cone is fun and I got a lump of coal. Saving that for when all the pie runs out.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Deck the Halls Swap

My partner for the Deck the Halls Swap is Sarah. The rules of the swap were to buy a store bought ornament then add whatever else to deck the halls. Sarah told me her Christmas colors were blue and white and silver. The packages before I boxed them up. I forgot to take a
picture of the purchased ornament. In fact I almost forgot to put it in the box. It is a Wedgwood Snowflake, in a cream color. Tussie Mussie filled with lace stars and snowflakes.

The star is a wood base. Covered with paper.

A little bird to tuck in her tree. I have always heard a bird in your Christmas tree is a sign of good luck.

Here are all of her goodies, including a paper dress made out of matching papers from the star.
This was a fun swap. I usually don't work with blues for Christmas. That was a nice change and added to the challenge. Sarah I hope you enjoy everything.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Every time a bell rings

Remember those white feather wings Cindy sent me? Here they are. I lightly tinted them with coffee. Cindy's idea. I put the coffee in a spray bottle and misted them. If you have a pair of these wings and decide to do this be very careful. The feathers are adhered to cardboard and you don't want to get the cardboard real wet. I hit them with the blow dryer to fluff them up. The mannequin is cover with Christmas sheet music. At the top is "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". At the bottom is the quote "Every time a bell rings an angel gets her wings. This is from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life". The quote is really "his wings",but "her" wings was more fitting. The movie was made in 1946 and is a Jimmy Stewart classic. If you have never seen it, (I can't imagine where you have been ) then go rent it. Or wait till it gets closer to Christmas. It airs every year.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Mailbox Surprise

Yesterday I was feeling a little glum. When I checked the mail there was a little box with my name on it. I had commented on Cindy's blog about her wings. She had said she would be happy to send me the pattern. Well!!!!!!!!!! Not only did she send me the pattern, but she made me a set of joy wings. Along with that she sent me white feather wings. I have an idea for them. And the most adorable little journal. Plus 3 wishes. It was as if Christmas had come early. Well after that I was doing a happy dance. The glummys went away and I was feeling rather inspired. Got busy with my snowman swap I should be able to finish that up tomorrow. Just take a look at this cute book. This is the front. Cindy is so talented. You must visit her site.

The inside front.

Inside back

And the back cover. Just too cute. Thanks Cindy I love everything. You really made my day.
Snapped me right out of my pitty party. And I still have 3 wishes left.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Phoenix Fashion Week

These shots are from local designers. The next one are purses from Gemma Gucci. Couldn't find a site for her. I know she has a my space. I forgot my camera the first night. I didn't really care for some of the clothes on this night.
I'm not the best photographer at these things. I always get someones head or the pictures are blurry. The pros wouldn't let me sit at the end of the runway with them. I don't know why. Being the mom has no clout.

Another designer at Phoenix Fashion Week. I promise these are the last.
Was able to find time this weekend to get my swap goodies together for Deck the Halls Swap.
Now I just need to get them in the mail for Sarah. Sarah if you are reading this I need your address. Now I need to get busy on the next swap here

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Just a quick post

Had a few minutes today to gather some supplies for Sarah .She is my swap partner for
Deck the Halls swap. Now I just need to find the time to get creative.
Couple shots of daughter at Saturday nights fashion show. The pink shoes were Gucci. $1000.00 for those babies. I don't know how she walks in them.The dress was Stella McCartney. I thought this dress looked like the last one. But it was different. Don't know who the designer was. It's 8:30 pm and I'm off to bed.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Wishing for cooler weather

It is still in the high 80s low 90s here in the desert. I'm a little tired of it. This past week and next week I will be on a dead run. I'm so busy at work. I only work part-time, but 35 hours a week is really more than I want to work. Daughter has been busy with Scottsdale Fashion week. Since she is only 15, I have to drive her to and from fashion shows. Next week is Phoenix Fashion week. She is loving it, but I'm tired......................
Just a couple of fall vignettes in my home. Mr Crow has found a new perch. I think he is planning on staying around for some time. So don't be surprised if he shows up through the year. He may be looking for love come Valentine's day. The Pilgrim I bought last year after Thanksgiving. Got him at a garage sale for $1.00. Score....... I've been waiting all year to put him out.
I love white pumpkins. The two on the candle sticks are velvet. They are my favorite.
Mr. Scarecrow I made years ago. His face makes me smile. The beeswax crow is from
Jennifer. I really must try making something with beeswax. When my life slows down a little