Wednesday, January 30, 2008

~Valentine banner give-a-way~

I'm having a
Valentine banner give-a-way.
If you'd like to have this banner please leave a comment between now and Feb. 1.
I will pick a name at 7:00 AM est on Friday Feb. 1..
I will then add your blog name to this banner and email it to you..

Sunday, January 27, 2008

<3 <3 <3 Hearts Valentines Roses <3 <3 <3

Here are a few old & new projects I've made..
~Hearts, Valentines, and Red Roses~
They all remind me of what I love and Valentine's day...

Friday, January 25, 2008

~Please everyone pray for Deena~

Please pray for Deena.
She is fighting breast cancer.
Everyone please take the time to pray for Deena of Can I be Pretty in Pink?
She is in need our prayers more than even.
God bless you Deena!
We love you and are praying for you..

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Here are a few of my handmade/handpainted dolls.
I made these a while back.
The above doll I stuffed with saw dust.
As a little girl I had a doll stuffed with sawdust..
I remember this because when I tore my doll the saw dust poured out..
My sis tells me I was very hard on my dolls.
This doll is wearing a pair of my Granddaughter Isabella's red leather shoes...

My mantel is a bit boring this year..but it will do.
I made this heart using an old Antique cutter quilt.
A vintage doily, buttons, rick rack.
The photo is of my Grandmother Angela as a young girl..
The paper heart is from 30s sheet music
& trimmed an old silver glass glitter.
I love watching old black & white 30s & 40s movies while I work..
I call this my Project Line..
I hang things here that I'm working on or projects I intend to work on..
seeing them hanging helps me get them done..
A bit messy but works for me.

Monday, January 21, 2008

~Dalai Lama~

This practice was offered by the Dalai Lama.
He suggested doing this every morning.
He spoke that this will increase loving and compassion in the world, and asks everyone to share it with as many people as possible.

The Practice of Compassion:

1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering we all want the same thing (to be happy and loved) and we are all connected.

2. Spend 5 minutes cherishing ourselves and others. Let go of judgments.
Breathe in cherishing yourself, and breathe out cherishing others.
If the faces of the people you are having difficulty with appear, cherish them as well.

3. During the day extend that attitude to everyone you meet - we are all the same and I cherish myself and you (do it with the grocery store clerk, the client, your family, coworkers, etc.)

4. Stay in practice, no matter what happens.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

~Mary of Crash-N~Smash needs a smile~

Dear sweet Mary of Crash-n-Smash precious cat Sunshine has passed away.
Will you all please stop by her blog and give her your love..
Mary's such an amazing Gal and my heart goes out to her..
What an adorable cat Sunshine was..
Love & Hugs for {{{{{{Mary}}}}}

Thursday, January 3, 2008

~yet another lovely Gal fighting breast cancer~

I have met yet another AMAZING Gal who's fighting breast cancer. She truly is such a beautiful person both inside and out. Anyone knowing Deena can also tell you this is true. To all of you who have not yet met Deena of Can I be Pretty in Pink? please stop by her blog and wish her the very best in fighting this disease.
Deena hugs & love to you sweet friend!~Mary~