Sunday, September 30, 2007

~Sometimes I need a gentle push!~

I was chatting with dear friend Amy FourSistersInACottage I was telling her I'm disappointed with eBay these days and I'm not interested in listing auctions. She says to me "why not try Etsy?" and "Why don't you put your Witch pattern on and give it a try?". I said "Oh I don't know?"...well with her encouragement I listed one pattern. It sold in 15 mins! How about that. Then I listed another and it sold. I was thrilled and so was Amy.. what a Gal! So with Amy's help (and more encouragement) I list a few aprons.. Amy THANK YOU darling I probably would not have listed a thing without your gentle push.. Sweetie you are the best! I wish I had half the enthusiasm you do. You amaze me....... If ever you are down just talk to Amy she will pick you up and get you moving again..
So if you want to peek at my Etsy.. here it is IsabellasCloset on Etsy I do not have much up but hopefully I will soon.. Thanks for stopping by ~Mary~ :-}
PS Ok Amy LOL I just read your blog post . You are so funny! Nothing like a little pressure to get me going.. I need it! I will try and list one item a day on Etsy.
Yes there is nothing like having a gentle push from someone you love and admire so much!
God bless you Amy... Hope you all have a great day ~Mary~ :-}

Friday, September 28, 2007

~A celebration for Amy~

Today we are all here to celebrate Amy of FourSisterInACottage life... She has been suffering thought the devastation of breast cancer. She's touched so many of our lives with her blog journal through her painful and sad experience. We've all laughed and cried right along with Amy through these many months. So Amy we are all here for you today and we just want to say we love and admire you so much.
Gals please forgive me if I've not included some of you
in this celebration for Amy.
I did not have all of your email addresses.
I'm so very sorry! ~Mary~ :-}
Thanks Joy from TheJoyOf for thinking up this idea..
~Amy and friends please visit the blogs below ~


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

~The Bloglandia Ball~

Hello I'm off to "The Bloglandia Ball".
Hope to See you there.
Stop by Elizabeth's blog and join in the fun :-}
I've made my grown, hope you like it.
I'm ready to dance! ~Mary~

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

~What do I love about my COTTAGE/home?~

Karla is hosting a "What do I love about my house" party.. Stop by her blog & check it out.
What I love about my cottage is that it is comfortable. It's a place for me, my precious Grandchildren and family to hang out and just have fun. I love my cottage because I've been able to decorate it on my very slim budget. Most of my treasure were given to me from my Mother, Grandmother, or friends. Many treasures I've found at thrifts, flea markets, eBay, or things I've made. My cottage is not a huge fabulous palace but it's all I need. I keep things around me that I love. Most of these photos are recent, a few are not. I love changing my cottage around..I love the colors pink, & red, roses and anything old tattered, chippy, and old.. Hope you have enjoyed your visit to my cottage ~Mary~ :-}

Monday, September 24, 2007

~Isabella & friends~

Isabella & a few friends get together on her birthday..

~Happy Birthday to Isabella~

Happy Birthday to my Granddaughter Isabella
She is 11 years old today :-}

Thursday, September 20, 2007

~Prayers desperately needed for Ronnie~

Friends yesterday I got some very sad news. My very dear friend Ronnie has cancer. He's like a brother to me and his wife Sherryl like my sister...For more information please stop by Jason's blog he's Ronnie & Sherryl son. He needs our thoughts and prayers too right now. He's the kindest most loving child and he's like the son I never had... My heart goes out to Jason. I just can't believe this. Tomorrow we will know more. I'm asking you to please keep Ronnie Sherryl and Jason in your prayers.. Thank you so very much. God bless you~Mary~

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

~Happy Birthday to Dionne~

Today is Dionne's of Cherub*Kisses birthday.
~Happy Birthday Dionne!~
Stop by her blog and wish her a good day :-}

Monday, September 17, 2007

~gifts for "The Queen"~

I received this lovely surprise today. I feel like I'm "Queen for a Day".
Do any of you happen to remember the TV program Queen for a Day?
These lovely treasures are from my dear friend Mary of Across the Pond.
What a true sweetheart this Gal is!! Thank you Mary.
How creative she is! The Queen is a wood box with "it's good to be Queen!".
Check out these fabulous tags, one with Queen and a tiny clothespin. The other has a metal "wish" tag with her special wish. There is also a magnet with the cute saying "Twinkle Twinkle in your eyes" are you an angel in disguise? Plus a sweet book mark with teapot.
Mary you truly have made me feel like a Queen.
Hugs & Love from one Mary to another :-}

Friday, September 14, 2007

~fun at my daughter Michele's blog~

Go visit my daughter Michele's blog goodies{m}style ..
She's doing something fun with cards....check it out!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

~Happy Birthday Lori~

Today is Lori at Pink Faded Roses birthday.
Please stop by her blog and wish her a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

~Here's Lucy :-}~

2 days ago I came home to find this cute pigeon sitting in my front yard.. Lucy (my Daughter named her) has been here ever since. My Daughter found out she is a racing homer pigeon from St. Clair's Shores in Michigan 225 from here (Ohio). With the info from her band and the help of American Union she found her owner. She left a message and we are hoping we will hear from him. She looks like she is exhausted! This morning I woke up to hear her pecking at my front window..We have found her on top of the roof of the car, on top my cottage, on my front & side porch and in the middle of our road.. We have put out water & seeds for her. I hope she will be Ok..

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

~Thoughts & prayers this day~

We will NEVER forget this day!

Monday, September 10, 2007

~Samuel & Isabella~

Isabella is doing better. It's been a month since her surgery, her leg is finally healing. She's back on all her juvenile rheumatoid arthritis medications. She goes to 2 therapies twice a week for 2 hours. Saturday was Isa & Sam's parents 14 th wedding anniversary so they were able to spend a few hours with me. They are so busy theses days... Sam with football and Isa with volleyball, I seldom get to see them. I enjoyed their visit even with Sam on his game boy & Isa on my computer.. How they make me laugh!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

~ I LOVE aprons!~

I love vintage aprons! I've enjoy making, collecting, and wearing them....
Here are a few I have up on my eBay auctions.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

~my thrift finds~

My sweet friend invited me to go to the thrift yesterday. With $12.00 to my name off I went. Glad I did. Look what I found to add to my old English cottage collection. $1.50 for the 40s framed print $1.50 for the made in Japan teapot.... 20 cents for the old bird, 40 cents for the porcelain rose frame. After the thrift we went for a yummy lunch of hot Italian subs, fries, & a cola. I came home with $5.00! How about that. What a fun day it was spending time with a good friend..LOL..

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

~ Green Eyed Witch PATTERN for sale~

For sale is this PATTERN for my "Green Eyed Witch" paper art doll
$3.97 including shipping. Pattern is full size..
Doll is approximately 17" tall .
Contact me at if interested.
Payment via check, cash, or money order. Thank you! ~Mary~

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

~The MIDDLE Name Game~

Middle Name Game per Carole
I was tagged by Carole of Scoundrels and Rogues for the name game.
Here are the rules for those that choose to follow them:
Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My middle name: LOUISE
L= Loyal
O= Open minded
U= Unselfish
I= Inquisitive
S= Sincere
E= Emotional

I have tagged these 6 great Gals!

Monday, September 3, 2007

~Happy Birthday Betty~

Happy Birthday~Betty~stop by Country Charm & wish her a good day!

~Welcome Daughter Michele!~

Gals I'd like to welcome my Daughter Michele to our blogging world.
Please stop by her blog goodies {m} style and say "Hello".
~Check out some of her goodies on Two Peas In A Bucket~

Sunday, September 2, 2007

~Mary's green eyed Witch~

I've been playing around designing paper art dolls and am thinking about selling my patterns. What do you think? I need your input please.. I will not be offended so please be very honest. Leave an anonymous comment if you like. This "Green eyed Witch" stands 18" tall. Please give me your thoughts...
Thanks Gals I do respect your opinion!~Mary~ :-}

Saturday, September 1, 2007

~second try at a paper rose~

Here's my second attempt at making a paper rose (on right). The first one (on left) I did all wrong..I dyed my coffee filters first for the second rose because I had no more pink watercolor paint. I then went to Martha Stewart's site and found the video & closely watched it. I just think with these practice makes perfect. Cassie Chappell's roses from Mommy Makes Roses are fabulous because she has made so many..Instead of using colored paper for my leaves I used coffee filter paper and then hand painted the leaves with watercolor paint.
"if anyone is making these out there would you please let me know? I'd love to see them"~Mary~ :-}