Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mom finally listed her Doll

Sassy Kassy is Back!
Hi ALL ! Wanted to say Thanks for all the support you have shown Mom and Me and YES I finally finished Paul Mitchell Partner Hair School now i have to take a written and pracital test and then I can go work in a Shoppe. I am still doing hair so if you need your hair cut or colored and you are in the Dallas area give me a jingle 214-802-3503

I am so proud of Mom. She gets up every day even in pain and tries to do a little something and this week she has been working on new ornies. I think she needs to stop and write up her Halloween Ornies as a pattern. They are really cute.
She has this bright Day of the Dead doll she worked on like forever and it has been in out living room just hanging out with all of us. I thought she would do well on eBay but Mom insisted she go to hang out in her Poppy Shoppe first. She also marked down some of her Dolls, so come by and help out my mom get her meds. She will be adding one more new thing to her Poppy Shoppe tomorrow and also new Thanksgiving items to her AB4B Marketplace Shoppe.
OHHHH If you like Halloween Check out ALL the ladies' Poppy Halloween Shoppes too.
Mom's BFF Angie of Angie's Raggedy Patch has a cool Mummy and Mom has a scarey Zombie Ghost.......Come by now before Oct cause you know you need to decorate and get in the Spirit!
Dye ohhh I mean Bye for Now
Sassy Kassy

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall is in the Air and NEW Issue of Rusty Tin Roof eZine IS HERE!

Oh my goodness next to Christmas, Fall has to be my most favorite time of the year...well really they are tied in my book. Fall in Texas is really like summer ya know, so I think back to my days growing up in Memphis and the leaves falling from the trees and the wonderful fall smell in the air. Course that was over 30 yrs ago but who is counting (shoot I am lucky to remember that far back).

Tonight was one of those sleepless nights but that is okay for 3 reasons. 1. I celebrated Keelee's 23rd birthday with her today (well really yesterday the 16th). 2. We went to Octoberfest to celebrate her birthday and I walked and drank some wine and watched the music and dancing. Course this is the reason I can't sleep but it is so worth the pain! 3. The new issue of Rusty Tin Roof eZine came out today and it is BIG, so hop over and download your copy or just do what I do read it right there. It is BIG so give it time to download. There are free patterns, food to make, articles that filled my night with reading pleasure and made me want to go sew, craft and maybe even paint a little.

Pop over to and click on the Fall Magazine Cover to get your issue today!
Then come by the Rusty Tin Roof Blog and tell DJ and her staff what you liked about the eZine.

Well off to do some more reading and maybe draw out a pattern or two.
Get ready for Fall Ya'll ..cause it is already here!

Monday, September 6, 2010

First Monday Sales from Etsy Texas Crafters

ETC or Etsy Texas Crafters are a group of artists and collectors who live in Texas or wish they did. We gather together several times a month to hold fun sales and challenges. On the first Monday of each month we hold our ETC FIRST MONDAYS and it will be 24 hours of a special kind of sale. This 1st Monday is it FREE SHIPPING!

"ETC First Mondays -- 24 Hours of sales & special offers held on the first Monday of every month (12:01am - 12:00 midnight, Central Time / 1:01am Monday - 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time). For a list of participating shops and their sales, join us in the Etsy forums at

My shoppe has free shipping in the USA.Come by and take a peek at Sassysoapsnsuch

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Hive

Found a new fun place to promote your business or hobby. Come by the hive and see what it all about
Crafting Community - shweetpotatodollsnpatterns Crafting in The Hive
Just in case you forget the link I will have it on the ---------->>>sidebar for you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ewe N Me Printables 20.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Welcome to another Handmade Sampler Giveaway. Today's giveaway is sponsored by Deena Davis of Ewe-N-Me Printables. Deena is offering a $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE to her website,

You can get to her blog to find out all the details by clicking on the button below.

I have to tell ya I love the printables in her shoppe and also if you make epatterns you can get professional e-patterns converted by her too. Come by and check it all out!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Poppy Halloween Shoppe NEW Zombie added today

What a perfect start to your Halloween Season! This Creepy Ghost Zombie is made to hang or sit and is just begging to come stay with you today. Traveling expenses are paid in the USA.
Today is $5.00 Friday on Etsy for our AB4B Street Team. To find all our $5.00 goodies just type in AB4B5 and look under ALL ITEMS.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Primitive Journey Community and DFW Chapter

Why u ask?
When looking for a place to meet primitive lovers online, I personally like a place that is friendly.... folks welcome everyone and treat each person as if they have known you for years. I also want a place where folks share. They share of themselves as well as their knowledge. AND lastly I look for a place that is to come in and stay a while.
This Community has it all and MORE.

What are Chapters?
A Primitive Journey has come up with an unique concept where primitive lovers and artist in different cities will be able to meet together to see each other face to face as well as spend time together. It might be something as simple as gathering at a local primitive or antique store to go window shopping ( or shopping for real) or meeting for dinner to talk about what we love most PRIMS. Maybe your city's chapter might want to start a "sewing circle" night once a month where you gather and everyone bring something to work on and you work and visit at the same time.
It is a fun way to get to know face to face your primitive neighbors.
Now what is that big ole Cowboy helmet doing in the middle of our Prim chat? Well..... We are looking for primitive lovers, collectors, artists and crafters in the Dallas/Fort worth Area to join our DFW Chapter.
Once you are approved come in and introduce yourself and then visit the different sections. Don't be shy there are so many places to come in and visit. The HEN HOUSE is where you can come and just visit, FREEBIE section you wil find lots of free patterns and crafts.
OH of course to sign up for our DFW Chapter head over to the section called
Sign Up Here For Chapter Placement.
Last but not least one of the best things about joining a local chapter is ...
There will be a National Convention in August 2011
so you will already know folks and you can travel and stay together.
(I hate going to places alone or where I don't know a face
this makes a National Convention Perfect in my books.)
If you have any questions just drop me a note put APJ in the subject line and I will get right back with ya.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Come One and All and See my New Poppy Halloween Shoppe

I am so excited to announce that I am officially a member of POPPY HALLOWEEN SHOPPES!
I love Halloween, Gothic, Day of the Dead inspired creations and here you swill be able to find these awesome creations all year long. If you like to play with "dead thing" and work in the extreme primitive or folk art style you need to check out joining us as we play around in the graveyard. If you just want to dance amoung the tombstones come by for a visit, You will find us at LemonPoppy Seeds just look for the Logo like the one above.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Issue of Rusty Tin Roof is OUT NOW

This wonderful prim online magazine is packed to the brim with articles, ads, crafting tips and FREE ePatterns. Rusty Tin Roof Ezine
Better YET read this ezine to the very end to find out about a new Marketplace taking Memberships right now!
Sadly I am not in this issue but plan to get back in with some new Tales from the Shweet Tree House for the FALL Issue and even a  FREE ePattern too.
So head on over and get you issue right now today! RUSTY TIN ROOF EZINE

Saturday, May 8, 2010

To my sweet Christy on her graduation from Bville High

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Don't EVER Let Anything Stand in the Way of YOUR Dreams....

Catch the star that holds your destinty.
the one that forever twinkles
within your heart.
Take advantage of precious opportunities,
while they still sparkle before you.
Always believe that your ultimate goal
is attainable as long as you
commit yourself to it...

Though barriers may sometimes
stand in the way of your dreams,
remember that your destiny is hiding behind them.
Accept the fact that not everyone
is going to approve of the choices you make
but have faith in your judgement.

Catch the star that twinkles in your heart
and it will lead you to your destiny's path.
Follow that pathway and uncover the
sweet sunrises that await you.
Take pride in your accomplishments
as they are steppingstones to your dreams.
Understand that you may make mistakes
but don't let them discourage you.

Value your capabilites and talents
for they are what makes YOU truly unique.

The greatest gifts in life are not purchased
but acquired through hard work
and determination.

Find the star that twinkles in YOUR heart
for you are capable of making
your brightest dreams come true.
Give your hopes everything you've got
and you will catch the star
that holds your destiny.

~Shannon M Lester

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tales from the Tree House...Patio

Wow this has been a really strange week weather wise. We've gone from the 50s all the way to the 90s in a matter of 2 days. Dry as a bone to rain so hard one can't see. But ya know what??? God sent us a beautiful gift the other night. We are so blessed with our new place. It is like living in a Tree House over looking a green grass field with beautiful wild flowers blooming every few days. There is a daily train that comes down the trackes behind the grassy knoll but it's not loud and Chico loves to see them come by.
Kassy came running in the other night after it has been raining so hard and grabbed the camera. Out to the Tree House Patio she ran and this is the reason why.........
When my days are long and I can't sleep,
When life seem to much for me to bear,
I step outside the doors, to my Tree House Patio,
and I am reminded that God is everywhere.
Thank you Lord for helping us find the perfect place on earth.
My Little Tree House Apartment is the peaceful and still,
It's a heaven for my family, Chico and me.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Check out this Giveaway and this really Cool BLOG

I was doing what i always seem to do cruising around pattern sites and of course I started with Pattern Mart where i discovered this really cool Turkey ePattern by Hudson's Holiday I must have and got!

 While I am looking I decide to visit the whole pattern shoppe and of course if they have a blog listed I have to go check out Hudson's Holiday's  blog.
Well First off let me say this gal is an amazing designer! The pattern i just got the NEW Thanksgiving Turkey looks well written and easy to understand and lots of tips!
On her blog she has a giveaway going on and It is a good one!
So go over and see what you might win........ or I might win.

Now let me get busy making one of these awsome Turkeys to remind my shweetheart that i want to go Turkey Hunting this year!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Do your like patterns?

Ya'll need to come by Epattern Shoppes blogs and check out some of the pattern designers that are at Epattern Shoppes Marketplace.

Just wanted to show you a couple of patterns you can find there in the Marketplace
From Frogs to Fairy Dust
Get ready now for the fall craft show season with Sassafras Hill Primitives.
In my house these Spice Cabinet Belsnickles would always be welcome and out for all to see.

Now if you are a pattern designer yourself come by and see how Epattern Shoppes can help grow your business.
There is a Spring special going on right now and the perfect time to join up and sell your ePatterns.
Pricing Choices are as follows:

                                    ~ $9.99 Per Month by Paypal Payment Subscription

                                   ~ $30 for 6 Months by Paypal Payment Subscription

                                    ~ $50 for 1 Year by Paypal, Visa or Mastercard.

                                     **Please Note: All Orders are Non-Refundable.**
         love it there and hope you will love it too. Come take a peek inside my shoppe Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns.

Hope to see ya at our MaRkEtPlAcE Soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pay It Forward Wednesday ...Gotta tell ya about Whiff and Sniff Candles

(graphic by Carm with Shweet Potato Designs.)
Today is Pay It Forward Wednesday! What is Pay it Forward or PIF? Well this is something started a long time ago and talked about on many TV Shows. To me it is Karma like Winn Claybaugh talks about in his book "Be Nice or Else...and what's in it for you". You do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return. Some examples are paying for the person behind you in line at the drive thru. Asking the person at the window to tell the person in the next car to "Have a great day and pay it forward". Maybe it is something as simple as smiling at everyone you see today...saying hello, good morning, good afternoon, etc to every single person you come in contact with. Get the idea.... Nice things bring nice things and believe me when I tell you that if you implement this into your life, as a regular thing you will see the difference it makes.
The smiling and speaking to everyone you see thing, I now do every day.

Now I know I am homebound and don't get out much but I do walk with Chico and we do see folks from our Tree House Patio.We make a point to speak to them from our Tree House or on our walks. I also like to do a little something extra on Wednesdays of each week. When I could drive, I would go to Starbucks on Wednesdays for my coffee habit and always paid for the car behind me. This was something I planned for and used money from my pattern sales to do. Now that I can't drive anymore I had to come up with something special I could do here in my apartments. So we've been here 6 weeks and for each Wednesday we have been here I have taken a note to a different apartment with a small Spring ornament that has lavender inside and hung it on a door. Just wishing them a Happy Day. No info on who it came from just a little note that it is Pay It Forward Wednesday and short explaination on what PIF is.
Last week I took one to each of the gals in the office here at the apt complex. They said they wondered who was spreading the good cheer that the other 5 weeks the person receiving came by the office to thank them and they were preplexed but decided to Pay it Forward themselves from now on.

So today I want to do something a little different for my PIF Wednesday. I want to tell you about an amazing company that I get my tarts/melts from. When every I have extra money I will order a Little Black Box. What is a Little Black Box you ask? Well it is really a little black bag filled with samples of all kinds from all over the place. You can click on Little Black Box and check out the site yourselves. Wonderful samples of all kinds from soap and candles to jewerly and crochet items... and more. Anyways I tried all the tart/melt samples (if you don't know what a tart is, it's a small scented wax thing you burn in an electric or candle melter and makes your home or office smell wonderful) and decided that i love the scent throw and love smell life of Whiff and Sniff Candles the best. So I went to their website and ordered me some. Well I was surprised and pleased to find out THEY are the owners of Little Black Box!
I got my order in last week and OH MY I am in Scent Heaven!

I order the Shooters as seen above and one burning have one going in my tartwarmer right now...second day and it smells as wonderful as it did yesterday.
I ordered the Super Spring Pack and have Petals of Spring:( A fresh spring floral aroma of top notes of freesia, and jasmine, followed by notes of lily of the valley, honeysuckle; base notes of plum and raspberry.) melting right now and have to tell ya when Marty walked in last night from work he asked me if I has on perfume for him...he said I smelled so good. I laughed and told him it was the new melts. He told me I needed to "burn" that one all the time.

So folks my Pay It Forward for Today is to send everyone over to Whiff and Sniff's website to check out what she has to offer. You don't have to buy just go by and see what she has...If you do buy some make sure to check out the Super Spring and Summer Packs.
Well off I go to create 2 Shweet Dollies for a Swap but before I go
Always Remember That YOU are Special and Important in My Life!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Come visit a new shoppe I found ..Little Craft Cottage

OH My I found the cutest most prim shop today while visiting with a gal on line. Come by Little Craft Cottage and check out her dolls, handmade creations and patterns.
I fell in love with this doll...have to ask Hubby for it.
Just had to share the prim.......

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shweet Dragonfly Annie Pattern

So excited! Mom just finished a new Shweet Potato Dolls and the pattern too. The doll is on her way to a new home but the pattern you can get and make yourself.
Come by and check her out.

Shweet Potato Dragonfly Raggedy Annie and Ornie Pattern

Shweet Potato Dragonfly Raggedy Annie and Ornie Pattern

Another Shweet Potato Dolls N Pattern original doll and ornie pattern. This pattern makes a 9 inch ...

Price: US$6.00

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shweet Graphics onSale right now and new graphics too from Shweet Poato Designs

As many of you know Carm with Shweet Potato Designs is my Muse for most my dolls and patterns. She creates they most awesome graphics and I have to tell you about her sale going on right now with all her OLD Graphics and also show off her new Website and graphics that are there.
Let's get to the old folks first (like me)
YOU can find her older graphics on her older graphics on her Shweet Doodlings Blog at start here and go older til you hit the end. Make a list of the graphic and the date of the blog and send it to her at

Her old graphics are 1.00 each and that does include websites that you will add the text on yourself. Great time to stock up.

Now for the new graphics... I saw this one today and I think this one will have to be made up into a doll very very soon ...well 2 dolls

You can find her new graphics at The picture might look a little distorted when you first see them but click on the picture to see it in it's shinning glory.
Carm is always open for suggestions for new graphics too and let me tell ya this girl has a heart as big as the state of Texas ohhhh Utah... she designed the Autism Annie Graphics for Age*Before*Beauty's eBay charity auctions.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rusty Tin Roof Spring 2010 has just been released

YES I am so excited the newest edition of Rusty Tin Roof has been released and it is jam packed full of articles and even free patterns.
Come get your issue today. You don't have to download it to read it and get the free epatterns. Just click View when you hit the download page and have a blast!
To make sure you get notice of all the ezine releases make sure to sign up for the  newsletter.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Good Morning from the Shweet Tree House it's Marketplace Day

It is a wonderful morning at the Shweet Tree House.... we have reopened our two shoppes at Lemon Poppy Seeds and Country Fried Primitives Marketplaces.
Just wanted to give you a peek at one new creation in each of the Marketplace shoppes for Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns. Of course we are not the only shoppes there...come take a stroll thru the shoppes and check out all the creations. Make sure to visit the pattern and scent shoppes listed below the hand did shoppes.
This is our Easter Momma with Baby and Peep
From the Country Fried Primitive Marketplace you can find some of our Springtime creations with more to be added as we get boxes unpacked from or recent move.
Shweet Easter Bunny Doll

If you want to make this Shweet Easter Bunny yourself you can get both the paper and epattern in our Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns Shoppe
Have a great day and remember to smile at everyone you pass today. You never know you might be the one bright star in their day!
Shweet Smiles from Sandi

Friday, March 12, 2010

Check out what Mom gave me

HI it's Kassy! Mom was going to have her hair "done" tomorrow so she got me this really cool surprise as a tip. Well, she is changing her hair day til the 20th because tomorrow we are selling food at the school as a fundraiser for our charities (come by and grab lunch :) ) BUT she went ahead and gave me the surprise and I WAS SOOO Surprised!
Beautiful butterflies from South America! Thanks Mom

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday Mutterings from the Shweet Tree House...A Shinning Star at CCC Paul Mitchell Partner School in Carrollton, TX

Every 4 to 6 weeks I visit the Paul Mitchell Partner School in Carrollton, TX to get my hair done and a little pampering. I discovered the school when Kassy decided to go there for her Costmetology training. Yes my Kassy pampers her mom but the nicest thing is the way I am treated in the school from the minute I am greeted at the door, sign in at the desk and head back to consult with my beautiful daughter. I leave myself in her hands and I tell ya she has amazing hands. I get a 5 minute head and shoulder massage when she washes my hair that is amazing. (Wish she would do that at home too.) She gives me a PM shine sometimes in a color other times I have a tint. She cuts my hair and I am amazed at how wonderful I feel.
NOW let me tell ya about the Shinning Star at the school besides my beautiful daughter Kassy. Kassy has a teacher who never ceases to amaze me. Her name is Ms. Theresa and she remembers me and my name when she sees me. She takes time to come by and speak with me and not just because Kassy might be checking with her on a cut or process but because she CARES.
If you read my last post from The Tree House you  know Kassy shared with me a book by Winn Claybaugh titled "Be Nice or Else". On page 14 he talks about Oxymorons. Remember we are talking about Being Nice not just to others but begining with yourself.
He says "Before leaving this topic of habits, traits and characteristics of not nice people, there 's one more group I have to include. These are the professionals whose very job description requires them to be kind, caring, loving individuals. ..... Mean Teachers .....When a teacher is mean or comes from a place of ego, the doors of learning in the minds of students slam shut. Being educated, humble and nice are the greatest skills a gifted teacher could possess in order to facilitate the beautiful experience of learning."

This humble, nice and very gifted teacher is Ms Theresa at CCC Paul Mitchell Partner School in Carrollton, TX. She not only brings a smile to my face every time I go in, she teaches my child and other  young and not so young adults the importance of "Being Nice". I think that Saturday when I go in for my next hair appointment, I will bring something special for my 2 Shinning Stars. They deserve a special thanks and so much more.

If you live in the Dallas area and want to get a good cut and should really come by the school. Remember these are students and the teachers work with them so be prepared to give extra time for you service and I can assure you that you will not be dissappointed.
You can always ask for my Shinning Star... Kassy Ramirez when you call
Cosmetology Career Center
2389A Midway Rd
Carrollton (N. Dallas Area), TX
(972) 669-0494

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Thank You God" From the Shweet Tree House

You know we really like living is our Shweet Tree House. The balcony or patio is HUGE! Chico and I sit outside and just relax and enjoy the peace and quite. Chico is learning all about things he has not been exposed to before like flowers and nice neighbors and trains. The first time a train went by (and we only see maybe one a biggie) he stood on the back of the sofa and barked and barked. Today he came and got me when the train was coming. I guess he could hear it way before I could see it. He pulled onto the Tree House Patio and we stood at the edge watching for it to show up.
WOW this time the train was a bright RED!

We are not sure if it is the new place our our new found "nice". But just seeing a train makes me smile!
Saying Happy Birthday Orville out loud Makes me Happy!  Remembering that TODAY is my baby brother's birthday is a special Thank YOU GOD in itself!

Soaping is on hold for while I study a new way of soaping for us.
I'm spending time each day reading books to help me improve my memory and myself.
Kassy handed me "Be Nice or Else" by Winn Claybaugh, who she has had the honor of meeting through her Paul Mitchell School. If you have not heard of this author and speaker check out his site
I hope one day to meet him but until then I am reading his book and putting it into action in my own life.
Today's Example from his book...
"Repeat "Nice Mantras" 100 times a day.
So today and everyday this week I will be saying outloud (since it is just me and Chico here) or you can say your silently... "Thank You God".
Thanks for my new Tree House to live in. Thanks for the train that comes by for us to see. Thanks for my friends who live in the box on my computer desk. Thanks for my beautiful family.
I just put post it's on the Fridge, bath room mirror and sewing machine that say
"Thank You God"
So on that note I am going to leave you for now...Off to fix me something to eat on the patio of my Shweet Tree House with my hearing ear baby Chico...
Thank you God!
*Shweet Sandi and Chico*

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Shweet Potato Doll Pattern

Mom really loves living in our new apartment. As you know she has renamed it "The Tree House". It is nice and quite and knock on wood that is not simply because no one lives downstairs :)
Mom seems to be doing better and she even wrote up a new pattern! This pattern is so cute and can be prim, plush, homespun, satin, shabby chic or anyway you want to make it up. Mom made up a brood of these bunnies last year and gave them out to some of our friend's little sisters and send one to live in Iraq too.
She decided to write the pattern up so you can create your own brood too. This pattern is so simple and easy to make up WE COULD DO IT! That is if mom did the machine sewing first.

Shweet Easter Bunny Doll PDF Paper Pattern

Shweet Easter Bunny Doll PDF Paper Pattern

Easter is just around the corner and you can whip up a brood of these cute Shweet Easter Bunnies ...

Price: US$6.00

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Keep your eyes out for the next issue of Rusty Tin Roof. Mom sent in her Shweet Peeps pattern free for all the readers. Get signed up so you know when the issue hits the net

Til later.....
Keelee and Kassy

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mutterings from the Tree House

Well, we got moved and almost all unpacked. Now it is time to bring my babies (dolls) from where they have been visiting (storage house) and get them settled (on my bedroom walls). The new place is just wonderful! It is nice n friendly and oh soooo clean and quite. The new place has now been renamed "The Tree House". We have a nice large covered patio that sits high above the ground. So far I have eaten breakfast and lunch out there every day this week.

Chico was not to sure about being up high until he met a freind. That's really all it ever takes at a new place is finding a new friend. Yesterday Chico and I decided to try going down the stairs and for a walk. Yes, I know before all of my friends say something, I know I am not suppose to be going down the stairs without Marty or Kassy here but "Chico made me!" We grabed our poop bag (we are responsible neighbors) and decided to walk around the parking lot, stopping for Chico to sniff and leave his mark. About 4 minutes into our walk I noticed we had picked up a walking companion. Now Chico is not one to take to dogs of any shape or size. Never has been. He is my litter box trained, hearing ear dog who will cuddle up with the cats at Petsmart after being groomed and uses thier litter box. So that being explained you can imagine what our walking companion looked like. It was a beautiful, although very skinny tourtise cat. Chico and this cat seemed to know each other. They sniffed and rubbed each other like old friends. ODD I must say but seeing as I had already decided he was a cat in dog's clothing so to speak, not surprising. After about 10 minutes of walking I got tired and we headed back upstairs. Our friend followed and sat down on the top step (not the stoop) and  looked at Chico as if to say, " Your both home safe, I'll see ya later". We went inside and the cat did not attempt to come in. Interesting and we went about our day til Chico decided he could not wait until Kassy came home and he was not using his box. ... so down we go again.

This time as we opened the door and I took 2 steps down the stairs the cat comes up the stairs and walks down the steps with me. Step by step and Chico is head of me...turning every so often to make sure we were still on our way. Once we got down and made the grassy area these 2 friends started wrestling around on the grass and chasing each other. This cat is batting Chico's tail and he is chasing the cat's too. I am amazed and started to wonder if this means something. If you have read my blogs you know I believe in the afterlife and that our love ones come back to visit us. Marty's dad and my mom would  come to visit me at the old place and I wondered if I would be lucky enough for them to follow me to our Tree House. Last night I told Marty what went on and after a stern fussing about going down the stairs, he wondered the same thing...Could this be dad's way of letting me know he is here with me.

Well, today dawned and Marty and Kassy leave for their day with a promise from me not to go down the stairs which  I have only broken twice. The first time we went down Chico did his business and we headed back up. He  did not look for his friend or even that he was expecting him. So I thought I was reading more into than was there. During the morning we ate breakfast on the patio and I left the door open a little bit and I noticed Chico would go out on the patio and sit like he was listening to someone sitting in the rocking chair I have out there. ODD that is my mom's chair and there was no one there. He did not climb onto the chair but a respectable distance and nodded every so often. Then he came inside and sat on my lap. Chico is not a lap dog at all. Hyper..Yes LAP DOG not at all. Then after lunch on our patio, I came in and he stayed outside. This time he did jump on the chair then rolled over on his back to have his tummy rubbed. He looked just like he does when I rub his belly. Soon he asked to go out and down we went. As yesterday our friend helped escort me down the steps and back up again too. Now to those who don't know I am highly allergic to cats. They get near me and I sneeze and itch. Not sneezing and Not itchin at all.

So I know my spirit family has followed me but just not sure who the cat is helping. I think both mom and dad where talking to Chico today and tomorrow I will share a little more about our visitors in our new home The Tree House.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Pattern from Mom

Well Mom just can't stay away from her sewing machine. She is suppose to be resting and packing for our move on Tuesday but of course where did I find her yesterday? Sitting at the sewing machine sewing these fun Eggs for your door or wall. We have a big Alpine tree we keep up year round so when we get moved I am going to decorate it with some of these pocketed eggs. Mom just added the pattern to her website, pattern cupboard and pattern mart. You can get this 8 inch egg and peeps pattern and make your own up. It comes in a pdf form instant download or you can wait for mom to mail you a copy. Check them out SO FUN and 2 patterns in one!

Shweet Egg and Peeps Wall Hanging Country Primitive Pattern PDF

Shweet Egg and Peeps Wall Hanging Country Primitive Pattern PDF

This copyrighted pattern will create an 8 inch Egg that holds two 5 inch Peeps. This pattern is ...

Price: US$6.00

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Now off to pack my bedroom.

Had to remove the comments as someone decided it would be fun to write something not family freindly. How rude!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Come check out Rusty Thimble's awesome giveaways

Brenda is a friend of mine and I sure wish that got me some extra names in the hat. Come by her blog or should I say blogs and check out her giveaways! Brenda always creates the most prim and perfect critters, dolls and more.
Brenda is giving away 2 different prizes on her "The Rusty Thimble Blog
Check them out this awesome original designed Bunny Cone
and the second prize she is giving away is this Bunny created from a pattern by Chestnut Junction Design.

Then if you visit her other blogs you can sign up to win an awesome Sheep a design by Kentucky Prims

So run don't walk and visit each of Brenda's blogs

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Vintage Valentine Doll from Matty

I was so blessed when i opened up my swap box...let's back up so you understand about the swap. Sue with Rabbit Hollow Prim like to hold swaps on her blog. You can find her blog by clickin on her blog name above.So we each received a partner and created a Vintage Styled Valentine Doll for our partner. This is the beautiful Doll I was so lucky to receive from Matty with Mattys Dolls

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

IS she a MOUSE or a Bunny?

I need your help! When i created this baby I based her on a Mouse Graphic from Carm with Shweet Potato Designs. But now folks who see her think she is a cute Love Bunny Soooooooooo
I need your help.
Please comment if you think she is a Bunny or a Mouse.
I am making her into a epattern and one lucky person will win the pattern once it is completed as a thank you.

So is she a Shweet Love Bunny???
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Or a Shweet Heart Mouse????
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OH :My Vintage Valentine Doll made it to her new home. Come by and Check out how she likes it on Matty's Blog

Monday, January 25, 2010

WOW it's Almost the end of Jan

WOW hard to believe it is almost the end of Jan. This has been a full month in my house. We are moving to a new apartment at the end of Feb, out of the hussle and bussle of Dallas. Well, really it is only about 20 minutes away from where we are living now but nicer neighborhood, less crime and a better apartment home for us. Kassy is headed to Vegas in mid Feb for the Paul Mitchell Hair Show and she is very excited. I am too that means she will be learning new hair styles and designs :)

December was the coldest one in a long time here in Dallas and Jan seems to be the opposite. We've had days in the mid to high 70s and grass is even starting to turn green. Boy Mother Nature is sure going through her mid life crisis as it is supppose to get below freezing again at the end of the week here.

Cold days or warm days ...any days will find me either in front of the computer writing up patterns or sitting in the recliner working on new designs. Sorry to say soaping has to wait for a while, so we can get packed up to move. My MRI showed I did have a stroke in November so Momma is trying to take things slow but be active as I can be.
I've had fun trying to follow thru on a challenge of a doll a day. Most of my dolls are made for each day of the week but they are nekkkked.

I did get a couple dressed and ready to mail to Arkansas as a surprise to my neice and her girls
Here's a peek at a few of the dolls I finished.

Well back to work, Hope to see you all soon. Chico is asking for some momma time:)

Friday, January 8, 2010

New ePattern from Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns

Mom finally wrote up the Raggedy Wreath into a pattern that would be great year round. The original the pattern is written from is on eBay for the next day if you are interested in peeking.
You can find the epattern in our shoppe by clicking on the title or on Pattern Mart under
Shweet Potato Dolls N Patterns
Hope ya like her

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Please help get Kassy to Vegas

Hi all Kassy is still in the running for a trip to Vegas for the National Hair Show.
Many of you know Kassy is attending CCC a Paul Mitchell Partner School here in the Dallas area for hair. Something that has been her life long dream.

She has sold half the number of bags she needs too get to the show and the deadline is quickly approaching ...this Sat Jan 9.

She has asked me to let everyone know about the bags she still has available.
If all my web friends could purchase just one bag from her towards her goal she might just get to go to the show of her life.

Most of the bags are only 30.00 each and you will recieve 3 wonderful products that would make awesome Valentines and Birthday gifts. The bags will fit into a priority Medium Flat rate box too.

Below you will find out info on each of the bags

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Mositure Bag is 25.95 Plus Shipping
Shampoo, Detangler (conditioner) and Worked Up ( Hair Spray)
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Color Protect Bag is 29.95 Plus Shipping
Shampoo, Conditioner,and Hold Me Tight (great hair spray)
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Smoothing Bag is 29.95 Plus Shipping
Shampoo, Conditioner and Skinny Serum (relaxes the frizzies we all get)
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Extra Body Bag is 29.95 Plus Shipping
Shampoo, Conditioner and Extra Firming Finnishing Spray (hair spray with shine & no weight)
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Tea Tree, Lavender Mint Bag is 29.95 Plus Shipping
Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash (This not only smells heavenly but makes you feel wonderful from head to toe).

We can get 2 bags in a medium flat rate box so this is the perfect time to get your orders in. We can take order up until this Friday so hurry. To order please email me at Let me know which bag and how many. Of course i need your paypal email so I can send ya an invoice. Simple and oh so easy. The color of the outer bag may vary from pictures shown.

Her family and Kassy thank each of you for your love and support of her...past, present and in the years to come!