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!
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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.