Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Always Monkeys

Oh My Goodness! I got the cutest pattern from a gal in Australia! The company is Melly and Me and her blog is http://www.mellyandme.typepad.com/.
Anyways I made up 16 of these cute 23 inch monkeys for my neices and nephew for Christmas. It was a record for me 16 mokeys made in 5 days. I love this pattern so much I decided to whip up a couple more. Made a camo one for my nephew who loves to hunt and this monkey named Boomer for my neice who goes to OU..as in University of Oklahoma in Norman! Can't sell anything made from this offical fabric but sure can create and give away!
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Hope this cheers her up after her surgery today AND gets the monkey off of OU's back and they win the National Title on Jan 8!

Look for more fun Monkeys from Always Crafty 2 in the NEW year! We have a Hearts are Love Monkey to show off soon and a Birthday Monkey too! Remember ALL our Dolls are created for ages 13 and up...due to the new CPSIA law due to be active on Feb 9, 2008.

Handmade is the ONLY way to Shop!

As many of you know I love to create and if you get a gift from me 99% chance it will be handmade! Handmade is the only way to shop in my book!
I love to look and sell on etsy and this month my shoppe is closed for family time but that doesn't mean I have stopped looking. Here are some of my favorite things on etsy for December 30, 2008.
From lynncyrart http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17027724
The most amazing purse made from birch wood! If you are a purse-aholic this is the one YOU MUST have in your collection!
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I just re-connected with an old friend via etsy street team called CYA or Clean up YOUR Act Team.... I missed this gal so much and funny how my one big goal this year is to learn to create Cold Process soaps and we find each other again. MoonMaidenSoaps creates the most awesome CP soaps and more. Come check out her goodies... http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5838280
One of my favorites I will be ordering tomorrow is........
Been waiting to try this soap like forever!
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OH have to show you some wonderful artisits from Trinkets 2 Treasures!
I am sitting her looking at one of my favorite folk art artists and loving the work I have of hers next to my computer.... FolkArtFromThe Heart http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5433991
I just love this one
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Christmas might be over for this year but these ornies from prairieharvestarts http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_12&listing_id=17531685 are calling my name
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Check back tomorrow for more goodies from other etsy artists!
Get a head start on Valentienes right here!

Friday, December 26, 2008

This was sent to me by a friend on Christmas Eve...I thought it was wonderful and wanted to pass it on to all of you.


My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time)
for five yearsbut hadn't been blessed with a baby.

I decided to do some serious
praying and promised God
that if he would give us a child,
I would be a perfect mother,l
ove it with all my heartand raise it with His word as my guide.

God answered my prayers
and blessed us with a son.

The next year God blessed us with another son.

The following year,
He blessed us withyet another son.

The year after that wewere blessed with a daughter.
My husband thought we'd
been blessed right into poverty.

We now had four children,and the oldest was only
four years old.
I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it

As a minister once told me,
"If you pray for rain,make sure you carry an umbrella."
I began reading a few verses
of the Bible to the children
each day as they lay in their cribs.
I was off to a good start.

God had entrusted mewith four children and
I didn't want to disappoint Him.

I tried to be patient the day
the children smashed
two dozen eggs on
the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks.

I tried to be understanding...
when they started a hotel for
homeless frogs in the spare bedroom,
although it took me nearly two hours
to catch all twenty-three frogs.

When my daughter poured
ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see
how it felt to be a hot dog,
I tried to see the humorrather than the mess.

In spite of changing over
twenty-five thousand diapers,
never eating a hot meal and never sleeping for more
than thirty minutes at a time,
I still thank God daily for my children.

While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother -
I didn't even come close...
I did keep my promise
to raise them in the Word of God.

I knew I was missing the mark
just a little when I told
my daughter we were going to church to worship God,
and she wanted to bring
a bar of soap along to
"wash up" Jesus, too.

Something was lost
in the translation when
I explained thatGod gave us everlasting life,
and my son thought it was
generous of God to give
us his "last wife."

My proudest moment came
during the children's
Christmas pageant.
My daughter was playing Mary,
two of my sons were shepherds
and my youngest son was a wise man.

This was their moment to shine.
My five-year-old shepherd
had practiced his line,
"We found the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes."

But he was nervous and said,
"The baby was wrappedin wrinkled clothes."
My four-year-old "Mary" said
,"That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly..
That's dirty, rotten clothes.

"A wrestling match broke out
between Mary and the shepherd
and was stopped by an angel,
who bent her halo and lost her left wing.

I slouched a little lower
in my seat when Mary
dropped the doll representingBaby Jesus,
and it bounceddown the aisle crying,

Mary grabbed the doll,
wrapped it back up
and held it tightly as
the wise men arrived.

My other son stepped forward
wearing a bathrobe and a paper crown,
knelt at the manger and announced,
"We are the three wise men,
and we are bringing gifts
of gold,
common sense and

"The congregation
dissolved into laughter,and the pageant
got a standing ovation.

"I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one,"
laughed the pastor,
wiping tears from his eyes

"For the rest of my life,
I'll never hear theChristmas story without

thinking of gold, common sense and fur."

"My children are my pride and my joy
and my greatest
blessing," I said as I dug

through my purse for an aspirin.

Jesus had no servants,
yet they called Him Master.

Had no degree,
yet they called Him Teacher .

Had no medicines,
yet they called Him Healer.

Had no army,
yet kings feared Him.

He won no military battles,
yet He conquered the world.

He committed no crime,
yet they crucified Him.

He was buried in a tomb,
yet He lives today.

Feel honored
to serve such a Leader
who loves us

If you believe in
God and in Jesus Christ His Son,
send this to all on your buddy list. or
post this on your blog!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Holidays to ALL!

The start of Hanukkah is here and Christmas is right around the corner. I want to take a moment and thanks each and everyone one of you for just being here for me.
2007-2008 was a rough year and we survived! 2009 looks to be a great year for our family. Kassy will be leaving high school and heading to college. Keelee is looking to plan her wedding.
MOM is taking some time off of her crafting to learn new things and spend time with the family!

Keep reading here cause I will be writing about all the wonderful new things we are doing as a family.

Happy and Blessed Holidays to all of you!
From my family to yours!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Been a rough week here in Dallas

This has been a really odd week here in Dallas. We've gone from 80 degree temps to down in the 20s. From needing the AC to having to run the heaters and it looks to keep up this ever changing weather trend.
On December 16 one of the senior girls at Kassy's high school was in a horrible car wreck. She is in the ICU at Parkland Hospital here in Dallas and could sure use all the prayers you can give. Her name is Andria Bledsoe...so please offer up some healing prayers when you kneel at night.

Well it's the Saturday before Christmas and time to get busy in the kitchen. I am making my famous Sizzling Salsa for gifts and holiday parties and after that I am going to make up some of my mom and grandma's favorite cookies.
Here is a simple fun cookie recipe you can make for your family this holiday season! I bet Santa would love a few of these when he stops at your home Christmas Eve.

Sand Tarts
(4 dozen)

½ lbs sugar
½ cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 cups shifted cake flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter, add sugar. Stir well
Add flour, nuts and vanilla. Stir.
Shape into balls or crescents.
Bake on un-greased cookie sheet at
325 degrees for 20 minutes or
Until lightly brown.
Roll in confectioner’s sugar while warm.

Store or freeze in tight container.

Until tomorrow....... Many Holiday Blessings headed your way.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Day Special

Don't laugh but here in Dallas, TX we don't get much of the frozen stuff. When we do the city almost stops. We have below freezing temps and a small amount of water in the air so that makes for thin sheets of ice on the roads and walkways. My hubby got into work okay in the old station wagon but i have the new explorer and Kassy and I are staying inside nice and warm. She's suppose to be at school BUT Mommy walked outside and fell so she is not going anywhere. The school will have to just understand or deal as she says.

SO since I am home working on special Monkeys for the neices and nephews Christmas gifts I decided to have a special Winter day Special. If you visit my etsy shoppe you will find 2 HUGE Soap Cakes. Both Cakes are over 4 pounds of soaping goodness!
The cakes look like real bundt cakes that you can display and cut up into slices, slip into cello bags (You will get with the cake) and send home with your holiday guests. I think this is just a fun way to end a holiday gathering. I have one ready for our EVIE Celebration for my family ...NOW you can order one for your family AND It if free shipping!
Come over and get yours today. We only have one of each cake left!
Lemon Pound Cake

( we can cut the slices for you and put the cake back together)
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Lemon Poppy Seeds Bundt Cake
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Boomer Sooners One Down BCS to GO!

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Man Man oh Man alive I am very excited! Can you tell! My sister and her kids live in upstate Ok. I love to go visit them and if we ever won the lottery you can bet your boots that is where we would buy some land and settle down. Not to sure how my Dallas born and bred hubby would survive but long as he has his football, basketball and hockey I think he'd be fine.

My 2 of my neices go to college or I should say the university in OK. One goes to OU and the other goes to OSU. Don't ya know they have had a fun house this NCAA season! My sister watches and roots for both schools.

Both Elsie and I are deaf so we can't use the phone but we sure do burn up the texting when football is playing! Tonight was awesome! I think my upstairs neighbors might complain with all the hollarin and stomping I did all by myself when they announced Sam Bradford won the 2008 Heisman! I scared' ole Chico right out of his red and white sweater.
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I know I know I live in Texas and should have been rooting for Colt and it would have been fine had he won but it is awesome that Sam won! NOW if I could just talk Kassy into going to OU I would be set. They do have a great AG dept there...Maybe in 2 years after she gets her Community college done she'll look north of the border.

Well tonight is OU's Night and better said it is Sam Bradford's Night!
Congrats ...Heal the hand... and go out and Beat the gators.
OU MUST win on Jan 8!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Come by and enter my friend's giveaway

One of my very favorite artist and friend is Simple Country Blessings. She creates patterns that are easy to follow and very unique.
You must come by and and check out her latest giveaway. Just comment on her blog and you might be the lucky winner of her darlings prim candy canes for your tree.


Not only that right now is the perfect time to visit her shoppe
She has a sale going on.
Hope over and check out her patterns and finnished goodies. You will be blessed!

Good Eats for the Holidays

My baby brother called the other night, he wanted to know how to make some of the Christmas Cookies our mom and grandma puckett used to make. So that got me going through the recipe box. Thought I would share one of my favorites off all times with you. Might even make them for our Evie Party on December 23.

Apricot Balls
1 pound of dried ground apricots
1 lemon
1 orange
(lemon and orange ground peek and all)
2 cups sugar
1 Cup chopped pecans
1 box powered Sugar
(Lemon wedges to garnish the dish once complete)

Cook the ground apricots, lemon and oranges along with 2 cups sugar together for 15 minutes.Stirring all the time. Add one cup chopped pecans, stir and set aside to cool.
When the mixture is cool roll into balls the size of marbles. You will want to dip and cover each "ball" in powdered sugar. Place into tightly covered bowls or dishes.

If you like to bake or cook during the holidays make sure to check out my etsy group. T2T Team on etsy... http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=t2t+team+pif

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Santa's Secret Shop Hop Last Day

Today is the last day for Santa's Secret Shop Hop on Etsy. What is it you ask....

Trinkets 2 Treasures Team is having a special promotion on Etsy Nov. 20 to Dec. 10.

Look for our special promotional graphic in the participating T2T Etsy Team shops.

Each shop that contains the Santa graphic is offering a special deal just for you.

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It's time to get hopping and start shopping for some great specials from the T2T Etsy Team.

Come by and check them all out

My specials are free shipping on all dolls and ornies and every order gets a FREE LUMP OF Coal for that person in your life who has been a little naughty.
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Monday, December 8, 2008

There are some wonderful souls out there and ONE Special Angel in Bartlesville OK

Okay let me just say I am highly allergic to cats. I love them so much but they really really make me sick. When I head north to Bartlesville to visit my sister and her family I have to take mega doses of meds just so we can visit. I do it cause I love my family and all her 4 legged babies.

My sister sent me this...Hope it is okay I am passing it forward. Soon as I find out who this wonderful soul is they will be getting some Sassy Soaps in the mail as a big huge THANKS..... Please read this...it's a bit long but oh so worth it.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

A kitty miracle!
Current mood: accomplished
Category: Pets and Animals

This is "the rest of the story" concerning the giant cat I brought home the other day.

When I walked into the "kitchen" at the SPCA to check my fosters out to see if they had healed there was a cat in a carrier on top of the freezer. I looked at him and said hi and other nice things and then it hit me, there is never a good reason for an animal to be in that room if there isn't an examination going on. I said to the workers "what are you doing with this cat?" and one woman just shrugged her shoulders. I had just interrupted a euthanization. I looked at the cat again and said "Whats wrong with it? It looks like a perfectly good cat" and the reply was that he had a spot the size of a pencil eraser of ringworm on his ear and that they don't deal with ringworm in the shelter. This is their method of stopping the disease.

I reached over and grabbed the carrier and stuck it on the floor between my feet protectively and said "You're not killing this cat, he is going home with me."

And I took him home.

The truth is I cried on the way home, I felt really overwhelmed and I was dissapointed at the prospect of the continued responsibility of all the kittens at least thru the first of the year. I have to keep them out in the cat cage and it means modifications now with cold weather here. I am done with all these kittens in my house even part-time... my personal cats are upset and it is too cold to have them feel like they have been run out of their own home.

So, bringing what turned out to be an 18 pound cat the size of an Ocelot into the house was a bit much for me, but I couldn't let him be murdered over a spot of ringworm.

So, yesterday the SPCA called, they have a prospective owner for the cat. Seems that the people had lost a cat that looks like this one and they had seen it on the website. Their cat had been missing for a year and a half. I told the girl to come over... she looked at the cat and wasn't sure and brought her mom back today.

Seems mom didn't need any one else's opinion and was very happy to say that this was her cat. She even brought pictures to prove it.

This cat was literally seconds from being killed and stuck in the SPCA deep freeze until it could be taken to the dump... and I was lucky enough to walk in at just the right moment.

I am so thankful to have been in the right place at the right time to have made a difference. Even though I didn't know how I could do it it worked out fine. In a few days the people are going to readopt their cat (and yeah I know, even though they were going to kill it, the original owners still have to do it to get it back.)

Luke, as his family calls him is going home after a long journey and even though the SPCA workers were laughing at me (in a friendly way) for trying to save them all and never being able to succeed... I took their ribbing and left with him anyway just like I have left with countless other cats.

This time there is a happy ending!

Now, I want to say that I mean no ill will ever for the folks at the SPCA, they are doing the best they can with what they have. Problem is they don't have much and there is only so much you can do. I know they can't save them all... I know I can't. However you can do something to help. Donate, Volunteer, and spay and nueter your pets and any strays that you meet. If you know of an animal that needs to be fixed, take it upon yourself to do it! You can eliminate suffering with this simple kind act.

Check Luke and his family (My big sister Elsie and neice Lesley) out.

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I really can't wait til we head up north for our next visit. My chico loves her cats and he is only 6 pounds...wonder what he will think about BIG LUKE???
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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Football Football and More Football

In my house FOOTBALL is what one lives on Saturdays and Sundays! OH MY Thank heavens for texting cause my sister and I are both deaf and we both love to talk football especially Texas and Oklahoma College Football. I live in Texas and my sister lives in way upstate Oklahoma in a town named Bartlesville. She has a house full kids. One goes to OSU (Oklahoma State Univ), one goes to OU (Oklahoma University) and 2 are still in high school.

So you can imagine how much fun fall is for us. Now I love the Aggies but they don't do so well so I love to follow the Sooner (that's OU). If one of my girls went to Texas then I would change who I follow...ya get me.

Well today the BSC come out with it's compuater decision on who will play for the national championship. They got number 1 right ...BOOMER SOONERS but number 2 they messed up on....... I thing OU should be playing Texas. The only team they lost to this year was Texas and they had the SAME record.
OH well when the NCAA wakes up and asks ME how they should decide the National Title winner then it will be all right.
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NOW the other FOOTBALL TEAM we never miss is the Dallas Cowboys. I tell ya I was never so happy to see a Yankee than when Tony Romo's pinkie healed and he came back on the field. TODAY oh well you win some you loose some.
Today my dammit doll got the stuffings beat out of it.
What??? You don't have a Dammit doll...(or dang it if you watch your mouth).
Football, Basketball (don't get me on the Mavs), Soccer or just about any sport you can think of I can make ya one. They are small dolls that you can beat the snuff out of when your team is doing bad. I added lavender to mine to help me de-stress after a cowboy loss.
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Come on over and check them out...... They would make perfect gifts or stocking stuffers for the Sports fan on your list.
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You can find them in our Always Crafty 2 shoppe http://www.alwayscrafty2.com/dammit.html and also in our etsy shoppe

We make these dolls for all kinds of teams, sports, illnesses and even military. Just drop us a note if you want one made for you.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another Angel Got Her Wings

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I am sad to report that Jasmin Soriano lost her courageous battle with Cancer this morning. She passed with her family at her side. We will miss her greatly, she has made a incredible impression on our school and our family. Her strength and strong spirit evident in her fight against this disease.

We will not forget her, her memory will always be with us. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers as they try and cope with this loss.

My family as well as the school family have worked long and hard to raise funds to help out Jasmin and her special family. It is so sad to loose such a young and spirit filled child. It helps to know that she is now an angel and watching over all of us.

Please please keep her family and our school family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Look how close the holidays are!

Congrats to Malissa she is the winner of a Trio Set of Snowmen ornies from Always Crafty 2!

If you have not started your holiday shopping best get busy!

We'd love to help you out so.................

If you shoppe on eBay check out our store Always Crafty 2 and More. It is our holiday shoppe so come by and pick out some goodies for your tree or maybe to go UNDER the tree. Most of our ornies and Dolls are free shipping in the USA.

IF you shop on etsy then we have your covered there too! Our shoppe on etsy is SassySoapsNSuch http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5155740
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From Now Through December 10 one of the street teams I am a member of Trinkets 2 Treasures is having a Secret Santa Shop Hop. You can find all my team members offerings on Etsy by typing in T2T team in the tag box. If you are looking for the specials just type in Santa Shop Hop in the tag search box.
Right now there are 172 offerings for our Secret specials come by and check them out.

Now through December 10 if you mention my blog when you make a purchase... you can take advantage of buy one soap get a second same soap free. YEP you buy a soap and I will double it. BUT in order for me to know you get this special you need to mention I read your blog in the comment box.
ALL orders thru December 10 will get a free Lump of Coal Soap scented in Dirt.
(Smells like fresh bag of potting soil).
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Come by the Lemon Poppy Seeds Marketplace and check out the folk Art and extreme primitives there.

Also if you like just good ole prim or maybe even country style head over to Country Fried Primitives and check out all the girls have to offer.


Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season and REMEMBER to SHOP HAND MADE :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New goodies on eBay from Always Crafty 2

Just in time for the holidays Last minute shopping frenzy! This was our monthly theme in Age*Before*Beauty or AB4B on eBay this month. I listed a few new goodies so come over and peek.......

My favorite one has to be this set......
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I made them up for my mom but she only put them out one time for 2 days and the rest of the time she had them wrapped up and stored in her house. Well she went to be with the angels in Oct o7 so I decided to get them out and give all the dolls a make over and update. So I did and listed them on eBay. They are big babies that is for sure.

Check out my eBay store and see all the wonderful gifts I have to offer...

Shoppe now and get them in time for Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Always Crafty 2 on Lemon Poppy Seeds

We just added 2 new items to our Lemon Poppy Seeds Shop and both have FREE SHIPPING!
In fact all our products (expect the candle) are free shipping in the USA right now and discounted shipping for international orders. International orders will receive an invoice for shipping costs!

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Today is our Monthly Launch on eBay for AB4B or Age*Before*Beauty...
I've just started adding my newest goodies to my shoppe but if you want to peek visit me at

We added this tree today
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This western Santa
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Many more to add tonight and tomorrow!
Come by and check out all our goodies!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Specials

That day has finally arrived! The day after Thanksgiving! I am not one to go out shopping in crowds so I decided to stay home and hold our own BLACK FRIDAY Specials!
So if you visit one of our Craft Show Booths 0r etsy you can get the following specials
Craft Show Booth

Sassy's Craft Show Booth

If you like to shoppe on eBay check out our new holiday store Always Crafty 2 and More

And a very special drawing for everyone who comments on my blog today thru Cyber Monday December 1........... I will put all your names in a hat and the lucky winner will receive one set of my newest ornies.......... They are not even listed yet!
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(fabric colors may vary)
So let me know what you like about the holidays right here and now
Til later......

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vintage wreath

The girls and I love to hit the local antique store and just window shop. Right after grandpa passed Kassy and I hit out local shoppe for some uplifting. Kassy found a wonderful painting that reminded her of her grandpa and I found this awesome vintage swag with all kinds of fruit. It's been staring me in the face every morning. Last night I got to use some of it in this wreath.
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It is made out of a gold fabric with tulle and part of the swag is tied on. Vintage it is! Now i just wished I had some of my mom's vintage ornaments from the 30s and a place to put my silver tree! Oh well one can wish!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Now I am off to bake 2 chocolate pumpkin Pies!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Free Pattern at Trinkets and Treasures

Trinkets and Treasures is an Etsy Street Team consisting of Artists, Designers, and Sellers who work in shabby/cottage, retro, country and primitive with a vintage flair. To find our items on etsy.com simply type T2T in the search box.

If you head over to Trinkets to Treasures Blog you will find not one but TWO free patterns for you to use...

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Trinkets to Treasures is holding a Secret Santa Shop Hop.
Trinkets 2 Treasures Team is having a special promotion on Etsy Nov. 20 to Dec. 10.Look for our special promotional graphic in the participating T2T Etsy Team shops.

Each shop that contains the Santa graphic is offering a special deal just for you.

It's time to get hopping and start shopping for some great specials from the T2T Etsy Team.
Click here http://www.alwayscrafty2.com/T2T.html to see all the shoppe and what we each are offering for YOU this holiday season!

Come by and check out all the specials and get a head start on YOUR holiday shopping!
Remember to visit our blog and pick up the free patterns.

SNOWMEN Here Snowmen there I love Snowmen!

I love Snowmen and living in Texas the only snowfolks we see around here are the one that we create ourselves. We decided to hold a Surprise Deck the Walls party for my Mother In Law. We lost our beloved Dad in July and this will be our first holiday season without him. Thanksgiving we can handle but we wanted to start the Christmas season out in on new note. Since Dad was always really big on decorating the outside of the house Mom decided she was NOT going to do that any more. Just the inside. We decided to invite all our family and friends who have helped his this year over to a Deck the Walls party. Everyone is invited to come and bring one small thing to decorate the INSIDE of Mom's house.
We will be playing holiday music, eating cookies and just having family fun.
Sooooo, I saw this Honey and Me snowman on a website. Well I am more of a "play by ear" sewer so I decided to make a huge snowman for mom. This is my version of a welcoming snowman. He is not a little fella ....60 INCHES TALL and over 10 pounds!
He was a lot of fun to make especially knowing he is going to be surprising Mom on Sunday.
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While I was working on him I decided to draw up some snowmen ornies/bowlfillers... Here are a couple I finished durning the Cowboy game on Sunday...
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I'll be adding them to ebay and my Always Crafty 2 shoppe in the next day or two.

The past year and a half my family as lost 2 very special folks ...my mom and my fil who i call Dad. I know they are still with us in spirit and that is one thing that keeps me going and creating!
Please take the time to tell those around you how much they mean to you. You never know if it will be the last time you can tell them you love them. I told Dad to flicker the lights when he comes to visit and he did just that at his rosary. Several times since then while working on special things for Mom the lights will dim and then come back on full brightness. I know it is Dad letting me know he is here and likes what I am creating!

Have a happy and safe Holiday season and remember Family and Friends ARE the gifts in your life!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Check out DigiScrapkits Save Our Home Sale

I just have to share with all of you the sweetiest person I know. This gal is not only a talented graphic artist, she has a huge heart!. She has always been so giving of her time and art and now she needs our help! AND when you help out YOU are also getting an awesome product!
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Here is the scoop:
Save Our Home Sale $2.00 Day!!!

Not Only Can You Purchase Great Products for Just $2.00, you will receive an additional 25% off when you spend $10.00 or more! Just enter the coupon code: IMAHOMESAVER (case sensitive) upon checkout. Everyone who spends $2.00 or more will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 coupon. Drawing date: December 7.

You can find just about any kind of graphic your heart desires in her shoppe. They are easy to use and you will be helping her to keep her home. Jump on this right now because the sale is NOW and Trina needs your help too!

Please read more about her need here:http://digiscrapkits.com/digiscraps/index.php?main_page=page&id=20

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


One of my very very talent groups is holding an online auction from our blog. Come over and take a peek at our offerings. It is the perfect time too because all the auction items are ORNIES!

To bid at our auction is very simple.... Find the ornies you want to take home with you and click on the button at the bottom of that ornies' section. It will say "Email Me". Send your high and low bid or better yet BUY IT NOW and know it will be on it;s way to you. Be sure to include your full name and address in your email so they know where to send it once you are the highest bidder.


The bidding started today and ends on Sunday so don't delay!
Look here are some of the goodies up for grabs
Prim Dove Ornies
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AND the cutest Snowmen!
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There are many more to choose from so come on by and get your BID ON!

Some Fun places to get a head start on your holiday shopping

Come by and check out all the goodies in my etsy shoppe Sassy Soaps N Such. You will find all kinds of fun soaps as well as our dolls, ornies and pin keeps.

Come take a peek at just some of our goodies
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Another place to come by and stroll through is the Country Craft Show Online
Right now there is a full show going on some stop over and check out the games and ways to win prizes!
You can find my goodies under both Dolls and Bath and Body
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Today The Painted Daisy Christmas Craft Show opens and you will find more goodies to choose from there also. http://www.painteddaisycraftshow.com/storesall.php
This holiday cutie is up for grabs in one of the shoppes....
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and wouldn't this look awesome hangin on your wall
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If you love extreme prims than you must stop by The Lemon Poppy Seeds Marketplace

For just plain wonderful prims come by Country Fried Primitives

There are so many fun places to go and visit,,,,Best part is you never have to leave your chair! Just stroll through the internet and let US help YOU have a Handmade Christmas this year!

Monday, November 17, 2008

NEW Soaps that look sooooo YUMMY

YOU have to pop over to the Country Craft Show Online and play some games and win some prizes. While you are there check out my newest soaps! These new ones are made completely out of soap! Check out the Strawberries and Cream
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and if you like Gingerbread........oh my you will love this one
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So come on over to our shoppe and get a head start on YOUR holiday shopping!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Special Prayer Request

Many of you know that my girls and I have worked this past year to raise money for one of the students who graduated last year from our high school WT White. Jasmin has cancer and is being raised by a single mom with several children.

This child has been such a moving and postive influence on not only our lives but the lives of all our students and family.
We just received is word : I am sorry to report that Jasmin is not doing well at this time and has returned to the hospital. She is under heavy medication and her family is with her. Please keep her and her family in your prayers at this very difficult time.

Please we ask that you offer up healing prayers for this special young lady and her family. She is so inspiring to everyone who knows her or hears about her. She has taught us about faith and endurance. She worked very hard to keep up with her studies, many of them AP classes and graduated with her class in May of 2008.

If you would like to read more about this amazing teenager you can check out or April 11 blog

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fun things to check out today!

Hi all I have some fun places for you to visit today and if you are starting your holiday shopping a great show opened online so you can shoppe and never leave your home.

First let me tell you about a dear friend of mine and a wonderful give-away on her blog.
Her name is Wolfie and she is the proud owner of Cherish Yesterday. Check out Wolfie's blog to find out how YOU can be the proud winner of this prim baby....

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Check out Wolfie's Shoppe too! I love her rag rug items!

Now if you are in the mood to shoppe you need to come by the Country Craft Show Online and shoppe the Come Home for The Holidays Show!
Lots of shoppe to visit and games to play. Prizes are there to be won.
We have 2 booths and specials at the Show Always Crafty 2
Special is FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORNIES IN THE USA! And buy one of these guys and get a second one FREE!
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They are on page 3!

And if you are looking for fun and inexpensive gifts for family, friends, teachers or just for yourself check out our Sassy Soaps N Such booth...
Our craft show special is buy one set of 4 Chocolate Bon Bon Soaps and get 2 extra soaps FREE! Yes you get 6 Bon Bon Soaps For the Price of 4!
(These soaps are on page 2)
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NOW is the time to start your shopping! We love to have you visit all our shoppe and remember to head over to Wolfie's blog and sign up to be in the running to win that awesome DOLL!
Til later ..............

Monday, November 10, 2008

All Handcraft Craft Show! Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash

IF you live around the Dallas, TX area you need to make plans to visit Sons of Herman Hall on November 22 from 3-1-pm!

Etsy Dallas is hosting a Handmade Craft Show! I don't do live shows but I love to SHOP at craft shows and being that it is ALL HANDMADE that is so much better! No worrying that some mass produced items will get in... this show is jurried but the finest of the team.

O, Come All Ye Crafty~handmade arts & crafts . great food . live musicfree make & take crafts . karaoke . good times. FREE TO THE PUBLIC .. OVER 40 LOCAL HANDMADE VENDORS .. Music by DJ Modchap . Karaoke by MC Bammer . Saturday, November 22nd . 3-10pm . Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas!\
(Address is 3414 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75226)

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To learn more about Etsy Dallas a great street team from ETSY check out our blog

To find all goodies from Etsy Dallas Team members go to
and type in Dallasetsyteam in the search box for TAGS or better yet...clcik the link below


Hope to see everyone at the Jingle Bash! If you can't make it make sure to visit the street team on etsy!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Goodies from Sassy Soaps N Such

The holidays are right around the corner and NOW is the time to get your orders in for FUN and YUMMY soaps from Sassy Soaps N Such.
Do you know someone who has been a little naughty this year? Need a great gag gift or white elephant gift for the holidays....
We have the perfect gift for you. For the past couple holidays we have been playing around with different soaps and molds to create the best gag gift for that special someone on your list.
We are very proud to say we have finally developed the perfect Lump of Coal!
Yes....... it even comes in it;s own little pouch.
Each soap is made from glycerin soap with a touch of shea butter for added moisture. The soaps are made from a mold that we adjusted to make it look just like the coal Santa might bring. The lumps weight in at 2-3 oz and will arrive in their own hand sewn bag. The bags are made from black and white ticking.
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Couple new soaps we just finished this morning will be added to the Country Craft Show as well as a our website are Chocolate Mint Bars and Choclolate Soldier Soaps.
Here is a little peek
Chocolate Mint Bon Bon Soaps you will get 4/$5.00
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Chocolate Tin Soldier Soaps- 6/$5.00
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They will each be shrink wraped and ready to add to a stocking or make great teacher gifts! Check our shoppes later for these goodies.
Til later

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History in the making

SO happy so many folks decided to vote. Whether you are red or blue THANKS for taking the time to cast your vote!
My sister who is also deaf and I are texting back and forth tonight and are very proud to say we are OBAMA MAMMA's. Yes we Voted for Change and look forward to 4 better years.
This election was the first one my Keelee could vote in and Kassy, my 17 year old said she sure wish she could have.
One thing we are praying for is a safe return of our all our brave men and women and that when they leave Iraq it will be better for us being there. We look upward to a better USA. It will take a while for us to get out of this hole we are in but I truly believe we will as a country be better and stronger.

I am so proud to be a member of many many online communities. Because of the internet I have been able to build freindships and business ties with folks all over the world. This holiday season go back to your roots. Back to the time when handcrafted meant something. We invite you to shoppe online and shoppe handmade.
You can find many marketplaces and communities that handmade...Crafted to the best.
Here are a few we would love to invite you to visit.
Neverending Craft Show
Etsy Handmade, Vintage and Supplies
My Etsy Shoppe:
eBay... There are so many wonderful talented artists on eBay
Click on the links below to find my communites

Primtive Country Crafters and Friends PCCF

Lemon Poppy Seeds LPSX

There are many many more and i will be try to showcase a new place for you to visit every few days.

Happy Holidays and Remember FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORNIES in my shoppes!
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Til tomorrow a new day in USA History!

Today is the Day in the ISA

Today is a very important day in the USA! No matter who you like...who you trust to be president or vice president it is important that You get out there and Vote.

The one thing my daddy always said was "If you want to complain about things...YOU MUST VOTE to have have the right to complain". Myself? Voted early so I did not have to wait in the LONG lines...YOU? If you did not vote early I urge you to get out and vote today. Change is coming one way or the other...I pray it is for the better.
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In honor of those who have voted we are offering free shipping on all our doll and ornies in ALL our SHOPPES!
Also if you voted you deserve a thank you gift...Buy one soap get a second same soap free! Soap special is NOVEMBER 4 ...Election Day only!
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