Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Meet my new friends

I am so excited to tell you about some of my newest friends. Well some of these gals I have known for a long time. I've been in communites and groups on eBay and other places with them but now I am with them on etsy. Trinkets 2 Treasures or T2T on etsy is a wonderful array of artists who work together to promote handmade items. NOT only that these gals are so talented and really work hard to help each other be successful.

YOU just have to go by and check out their blog

What a giving group of women. YOU can even find FREE patterns at the blog!
Check out the newest by Kelle with 2 Dancing Crows http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5235048

You can find us on etsy by typing in t2t in the etsy search box for tags.
Let me lend you a hand... better grab ya a cup of Joe...there is a lot to choose from

til tomorrow...........

Friday, September 26, 2008

NCCC Charity auctions are now open

I am so excited to announce that the Lemon Poppy Seed Sponsored NCCC Charity event on ebay is NOW OPEN.
Please come by and take a look at the offerings and bid bid bid.

NCCC- The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) founded in 1996, is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. The NCCC charity is an IRS-approved charitable organization, and one which is very near and dear to our hearts.

Here are a couple of the goodies... You can find them in eBay by typing in NCCC in the search box.

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Til tomorrow .....

First of several this Fall Friday

This is the first of several blogs for this Fall Friday. Wanted to get this info out to all of you as soon as I heard about it. IF you click on the title you will go to visit one of my artist friend's blog. http://thistlehouseprimitives.blogspot.com/2008/09/october-give-away.html will get ya there too. Terri is giving away an awesome prim pumpkin candle mat. You can check it out on her blog and how to get your name into her pot to win it.

Go visit her NOW but check back here later for updates on the Charity auction starting today and pictures of my newest creations!
GO GO GO head over to Thistle House Primitives blog now.
See ya later today

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I am so amazed! Someone likes my blog and granted me an award! Thanks Amanda with Amanda's Crafty Creations! http://amandascrafts.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-first-blog-award.html This really means alot!

Here are some rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog;
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you;
3. Nominate 7 (minimum 5) other blogs;
4. Add links to them on your blog;
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.

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My choices and favorite blogs are :

1. Angie's Raggedy Patch http://angiesraggedypatch.blogspot.com/. Angie creates dolls and ornies in a lot of styles from cute primitive to extreme prims. She is a real sweetheart too!

2. Craft From my Heart.... http://craftfrommyheart.blogspot.com/ Liz is the most amazing artist. If it stays still she will paint on it and her work is amazing. Her blog is fun and informative and right now she has a Halloween Contest going on.

3. Sue with Rabbit Hollow Prims http://rabbithollowprims.blogspot.com/ is one amazing and inspiring Doll Artist. Sue's creations take on lives on their own and her blog is so much fun to read. She offers contests, advise and right now is taking pre-orders for her Jake the Turkey. She also creates her own line of patterns.

4. Norma is an inspiring soap maker and she has created a blog that is a giving blog. If you sell on etsy you can get listed on her blog. She calls it Norma's Shopping Links http://www.normasshoppinglinks.blogspot.com/. While you are there take a peek at her soaps...no you can't eat them but they do look yummy!

5. Etsy Dallas http://etsydallas.blogspot.com/ is the place to come if you want to find tons of artists in one spot. Etsy Dallas is a group of Dallas area artist who sell on etsy and also meet and insprire each other in person. They hold craft shows and crafting circles. They work to promote Handcrafted in Dallas.

6. A Primitive Piece if Mine is not only a wonderful blog to read she has the most amazing pictures too. http://a-primitivepieceofmine.blogspot.com/ Cathryn has such a giving heart. She designed and created a set of Angle ornies for a charity auction being held on Sept 26 that are not only beautiful they also will touch your heart. She's a new blogger but you sure can't tell from her writings!

Come by and visit these bloggers and THANKS Amanda for the Award!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Oh in need of my camera

Today was SOAP DAY! Had to make up some soaps for a client and so decided it was time to create some new fun soaps for Fall!

OH I had so much fun. Made some Vanilla Smootie Glycerin leaves and pumpkins with silk leaves inside them. I made some chocolate Turkey Soaps. And there it was, all nicely displayed in a basket and BAM.... I realized my camera is on an airplane somewhere between Green Bay and Dallas. Yep! The lucky hubby was in Green Bay last night to watch the Cowboys win and he took the camera so I could see what I missed! So now I have to wait to show you what I made today.

So I'm thinking I can show you some soaps I did NOT make today but I do have them for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5155740 and also our website Sassy Soaps N Such http://www.sassysoapsnsuch.com

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These the kids would love
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While you are at our website make sure to play our BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST! Rules are on the home page along with banners to take you to each shoppe. If you check out the Seasonal section in Sassy Soaps N Such you will be surprised.
If you visit our Doll Shoppe...Always Crafty 2 http://www.alwayscrafty2.com/seasonal.html
you can find fun bats to decorate for Fall.
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Remember to play our BACK to SCHOOL contest!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Update on Jasmine....

Many of you have been asking how our Jasmine was doing. For those of you who don't know who I am talking about Jasmine is a sweet girl who graduated from our high school last year inspite of having colon cancer that had invaded her body. Jasmine is a real fighter along with her single mom and siblings. Always Crafty2 along with Sassy Soaps N Such has been donating all our profits to her fund since April 07. We wanted to give a little back to a family who was struggling to live day to day. Mom had to work to put food on the table but she also has a terminally ill child and other healthy ones at home.

Here is a blessed update:
"We had a very honored guest at W. T. White today. Jasmin came to school today to visit with her friends and teachers. I am sure many students, faculty and administrators saw her in the halls today. She is looking very good. I can’t tell you how pleased I was to look up and see her standing in my office. Many of you in the W. T. White neighborhood and community always ask me if I have heard anything from her. Well, today I got to see her with my own eyes. She was up and walking around and still has a wonderful smile and beautiful eyes. She says she is feeling pretty good. She walks around her neighborhood with her mom every day to get a little exercise. Her mom has returned to work. She said she had a pretty good summer and got to see the ocean for the first time. This young woman has amazing courage and strength and I am so proud to be her friend. We must all keep her and her family in our prayers, they seem to be working so far. "

I ask that each of you continue to keep Jasmine in your thoughts and prayers.
This child is an amazing example of what pray and faith can do.
She has united our school and community not only in raising funds for her family but in awareness of this disease. She has taught everyone that if the SCHOOL and COMMUNITY will work as a FAMILY we CAN help others.

If you would like to help her family you stil can and if contributors would like to have a tax deductible receipt for their donations, please feel free to send monetary donations to W. T. White and they will give you a receipt. Checks need to be made out to W. T. White Jasmin Soriano Fund. The address at the school is:W T White High School4505 Ridgeside Dr. Dallas, TX 75244.

Thanks to all of you who have helped out either by sending funds or by purchasing items in our shoppes since that money went to the family.
Keep those prayers coming....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Charity Auctions Coming Up

All I can say is WOW!!!! Sept 26 there will be a charity auction for NCCC (National Cervical Cancer Coalition ) sponsored by Lemon Poppy Seeds. I have been helping out getting things ready and all I can say is save your money folks and be ready to bid. If you like primitive and folks art of all styles you will not be disappointed. The theme is ANGELS and they are wonderful and beautiful!

Wanna Peek????
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By Kentucky Primitives

This one is from Simple Country Blessings
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Make sure you sign up the the Lemon Poppy Seeds Newsletter so you will know when the auctions start.

If you like free things and YOU like to look at beautiful things than you need to check out my friend Liz's Blog. Liz is a beautiful artist and is the owner of Crafts from my Heart. http://www.craftfrommyheart.com/ Check out her blog to find out how you an win some of your handpainted goodies.

Well of to do some reading on the University of Arkansas Fayetteville... Seems that is Sassy Kassy's number one for next year.

Til tomorrow.........

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What Does It Mean to be 21?

WOW! Today is Keelee's 21st Birthday! 21 years ago today my darling angel came into this world. I asked Keelee what does it feel like to be 21 and she told me "OH the same but now I am an adult!". Mom I can drink and she turns around and says "I know NO drinking and driving">
OH grasshopper you have learned well!

21 seems a long time ago and I guess when one is fixin to hit the half century mark it was. WAY back then 18 was the age to be. I am so proud of her. Tonight we will celebrate her independence and becoming an adult. BUT to me and her DAD ...She will always be our baby.

Happy Birthday My Darling!

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Monday, September 15, 2008


OH MAN! I Love my Football and tonights game was awesome!
Cowboys 41 and Eagle (Boo Hiss) 37

Really this was a great Monday night game and worth staying up for!
Angie my dear congrats on a good game tonight and looking forward to the last regular game of the season when our teams "WILL MEET AGAIN"!

CHICO says Nighty Night and he's still Barking for the Boys!

So if you like football ...high school, college or NFL there are always times when you just need something to let out your frustrations on.
Well Always Crafty 2 has the perfect item for you.
Check them out on etsy ( We also have them in soccer, basketball, volleyball AND baseball!)
This is our SUPER FAN set.... Football Dammit Doll and Football Soap to wash that bad game way!
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Till tomorrow.........

It's Cowboy Monday Night

Man oh Man it feels like FOOTBALL outside here in Dallas. MY Cowboys play the Eagles (boo hiss) tonight on Monday Night Football and it is only 73 here today at 1pm! IT feels like Fall and today we are going to be eating Cowboy Stew and hollaring at the big screen!
Everyone in the family gets involved when the Cowboys play.

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I have on my throw back jersey '12 ' and Chico even has his Cowboy Jeresy on ready to run around and BARK FOR THE BOYS!

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Now my good friend Angie from Angie's Raggedy Patch she is an Eagle fan (boo hiss) and she says she is wearing her Eagles (boo hiss) Jersey. I told her I expected to see her in her Eagle (boo hiss) jersey on her blog. So you need to check her out http://angiesraggedypatch.blogspot.com/ and see if she is as big a Eagle (boo hiss) fan as I am COWBOY (yea!) Fan!

Now during half time you gals need something to read while the men are over there with their beer and chips. You need to check out the RUSTY TIN ROOF EZINE.
The new issue came out today and it is packed full of goodness!
YOU can down load your issue... just click on the banner below and when you get to the home page click on the magazine cover and wait til it opens!

Rusty Tin Roof, the Online Crafts Magazine with a Country~Prim ambience and charm you can enjoy right from the comfort of your very own Home!

One last goodie before I head back to sewing. Start saving your nickles, dimes and dollars and
Mark you calenders for Sept 26, 2008. Lemon Poppy Seeds is sponsoring a Charity Auction on eBay for NCCC. ALL the DJ Doodle Marketplaces have joined in to raise money for Cervical Cancer Research. You can check my blog for updates and even some pictures of the wonderful handcrafted dolls and artwork that has been donated.
Here are twoof the treasures that will be offered on the 26th.
From Pie Cake Primitives
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Here's her Poppy Shoppe http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/shoppes/pspiecakeprimitives/

and just one of the goodies from Kentucky Primitives
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Here's her Poppy Shoppe http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/shoppes/pskentuckyprimitives/

Ya'll come back to see more and
Hollar for MY BOYS tonight!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

So excited new blog places and Marketplaces to shop

OH there are some new places you need to add to your blog lists and come by and visit.
If you like COUNTRY PRIM style make sure to visit
and of course our Marketplace which updates on the 1st of each month
Here is one of the goodies you can find at Dandelion Darlings
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If you like GOOD OLE PRIMS than you need to add Friedprims to your blog roll~
The Marketplace for our good ole prims is
Country Fried Primitives Marketplace updates on the 15th of each month.

If you like good OLE UGLY EXTREME beat up primitives than Lemon Poppy Seeds is for you.
You can find our blog at http://XTREMEprim.blogspot.com
and of course our Marketplace at http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/directory.html
Poppies updates twice monthly on the 1st and 15th!
Here is one of the goodies from LPS
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Debbie's creations are out of this world
You can also find Lemon Poppy Seeds on eBay LPSX is our tag

And remember if you like ALL different kinds of prims we'd love to have you check out all our blogs and Marketplaces!
If you are an artist yourself why not join one of our Marketplaces...I'm sure there is room for YOU!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Charity Auction September 26 in eBay

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Lemon Poppy Seeds is hosting a Charity Auction on Sept 26 on eBay. All proceeds from this auction will go to National Cervical Cancer Coalition. The NCCC charity is an IRS-approved charitable organization, and one which is very near and dear to our

We will post updates here and how to find us on eBay once the auctions begin. I am personally working on the auctions and I can tell you there are many amazing offerings!

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Miracles for Mallory Charity Auction

I just had to share with you this story and wonderful group of artist who are working to help bring a awareness and help for those families in need.
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All this info is straight from there website and blog....

Where will the funds go from the auction??
The funds will be going to a foundation my father established called Memories for Mallory and it will be working with Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas to distribute funds to afflicted with Trisomy 18 without insurance. We also want to establish a park bench at a local playground in Mallory's name as well. And in the future, since this is "seed" money for the foundation, we are hoping to donate a room where children can stay and play while their mothers are going through labor at that hospital. Our family thinks the sky is the limit with this, we hope to make it bigger each year. And with each growing year we hope to provide more funding to people accross the US aflicted with this devistating disease. After all isn't that how the Susan G. Koman foundation started and other wonderful organizations? That's our ultimate goal. As a family, we wanted to start by helping the hospital which gave Mallory such wonderful care and showed so much love during our darkest hour, then we want to spread out to others accoss our country.

Thank you all again for your support, your prayers, and your gracious talents to help us. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at:

The auction to promote Trisomy 18 began at midnight last night! We are so blessed to have so many wonderful donations from many talented artists and crafters, whom have donated their time so graciously for our cause. We hope you will take the time to stop by and see the many offerings they have done. Our link is here to our official website:
Miracles For Mallory

When will bidding start & end?
Bidding will start September 7th at 12am and will continue through September 14th midnight.

These artists many of them are Mallory's family members have created beautiful items that anyone would love to own....
These are a few of my favorites
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Please stop by and visit this worthy auction!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Shweet Potato Graphics are so inspiring!

I love Carm's graphics. You can find a free graphic from Shweet Potato if you click on our title. Carm is gracious and allows me to create dolls and ornies and such using her graphics as inspiration.

I used the free Snowman Graphic you can get at her blog to create these cuties. 2 are shelf sitters and one is an ornie. I think I will make up some snowmen soaps and make up a set of SHWEET SNOW FOLKS to sell!

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These will be in my etsy shoppe soon so come on over

Check out Carm's website at http://www.shweetpotatodesigns.com

She creates awesome graphics that really inspire me to create more dolls and ornies!
Thanks Carm!
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Check out My Friend Norma's Soaps

I love to create and sell handmade items. Anything from soaps to dolls and everything in-between. I was so lucky to find out about etsy and get the pleasure of meeting alot of new "artsy" folks online. I feel really blessed to have meet Norma with Norma's Bath nd Body before she closed her shop on etsy. Don't worry Norma has her own website (click on the title to find her).
Norma creates the cutest and yummiest melt and pour soaps!
She also makes sugar scubs and all kinds of wonderful bath products!
This is one of her soaps that looks and smells so much like the real deal!

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Not only does Norma create awesome bath and body products, she also takes time to help other handcrafters get their shoppes noticed.
If you are looking to buy handcrafted items then check out her blog

She has a nice long list of place you can go to find just about anything.

Check out Norma's goodies! Now remember they are soaps not food although they all look good enough to eat!
Norma THANKS for being such a great HandCrafting Friend!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Perfect time to open your website and FREEBIES

This is the perfect time of the year start selling all those lovely things you create! Fall and Winter are the busy times both online and off line. I love whom I host with and you just can't beat the deal she has going right now. This gal REALLY takes care of her clients!

You can get your own website at Dj Doodle for the incredible price of $150 for an entire year... thats $12.50 a month or $2.40 a day!
PLUS YOU will also get a free craftshow booth at the Country Craft Show Online


and and a FREE ad in Rusty Tin Roof Ezine


Come over and check out the deals!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cookies and soaps

It is never to early to get ready for Christmas time. You need to check out AB4B CY on ebay. Yep type in those letters in the search box this week to find some awesome Christmas from Yesteryear Creations.

This theme took me back to my childhood and I created soaps based on cookies we made with our grandmother growing up.
You can find the cookie soaps in our Website under Seasonal things OR if you want the cookies and plate you need to check our our ebay listings this week.
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Not only did we make some yummy soaps we also created some Prim Cards and Tags for the holidays and a couple dolls.
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You can find us on ebay as alwayscrafty 2.

We are adding new items to all our marketplaces and shoppe this week so come on over.
Make sure you are signed up to get all the newsletters from Dandelion Darlings
http://www.dandeliondarlings.com Look for newsletter sign up!
You might win this Mummy on Oct 1.
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See you all very very soon!