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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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 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 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 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:

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.
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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Soon in Always Crafty 2's Craft Show Booth

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy 1st Monday

The first Monday of every month is a special day for one of my street teams on etsy. The Texas team holds special sales and promotions on the 1st Monday of every month.
Today there are 95 shoppes taking part in this event.
Here is a little bit of info for you so you can start your shopping early.

Of course we'd love for you to visit our shoppe Sassy Soaps N Such

Our special is: FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA ON ALL ORNIES AND DOLLS! Reduced shipping on international orders for Ornies and Dolls.
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Also BUY 3 Soaps Get a 4th Soap FREE...same value for free soap.
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To find all the etsy texan street team type in teametsytx in the search box under tags.

Another wonderful etsy group I would love for you to visit is T2T can find us the same way T2T TeaM.