Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Sassy Sanctuary Giveaway

Krystal over at Sassy Sanctuary
is doing the funnest giveaway today
and you don't want to miss out!
Krystal is one of our Wood You Like To Craft buddies
plus she did a phenomenal blog make over for us at Crafty Sisters!
Plus I'm gonna have her work her magic here too
to make Sweet Pickles a bit friendlier to access.
She is featuring my little wood craft business
and one, yes I said one of the 10 items being given away
is one of our fun Family letter picture blocks!
We always love visiting Krystal's blog
and especially seeing all the fun home projects she's doing.
Don't miss out on your chance to win some sweet stuff!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christ Wood Letters

Well the last of my boutiques finished on Wednesday
and I can say I survived!
Thank you to everyone for all your kindness and support!
Here is my favorite I did this year.
I have the cutest little elderly couple that live across the street from me.
They come and check on me to make sure I'm not working too hard
and a couple of years ago the wife gave me
an old flannel block pattern she had used for her own kids and grand kids
and also now for her great grand kids.
So I'm guessing it's about 50 years old.
I saw a Super Saturday idea for these but it seems
no one on the internet can track down the source
so I knew this pattern would be perfect to create some of my own.
I am a huge fan of making "Christ" the center of Christmas
and I'm always glad for an excuse to decorate that way.
Now if I can just summon the courage to get out the Christmas decorations....

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
My little family and I went and hibernated over at my parents house,
where I was grateful for medicine for the lovely ulcer I've accumulated over this season,
for yummy food I was able to help cook with my family,
for the peaceful and loving home my parents provide
where I received the rest and comfort I needed.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Last But Not Least....

Yup, I said it.
This is the last boutique/bazaar of the season I'm involved with
and it's for sure one you won't want to miss!!

My wonderful neighbor Sherrie and her hubby
run their own business and supply gift stores
with a nice stash of goodies
that I admit, they were my source last year for most of my Christmas shopping!
Yes, I'll have a few things there and my other amazing friend
Jill will have her talents there too!
She creates the most beautiful necktie necklaces
and boot mock socks just to name a few!
I'm hoping to get a few pictures posted this week of my
favorite crafts from this season....
and hopefully finally get some sleep.:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holiday House Christmas Boutique

I can hardly believe the Christmas boutiques are already here!
Here's the invite for my favorite one
Holiday House Boutique!

It's only about a week and a half away and I'm
busy busy trying to put the finishing touches on everything.
I did pull out of another fabulous one that starts tomorrow
that you don't want to miss either!
The Brookwood Bazaar
out in Eagle off of Floating Feather and Eagle Road
is a great bazaar with so many talented gals!
I had too many irons in the fire this week
with my baby girl turning 8!
Can you believe it?
So with birthdays and in-laws, school fundraiser and Halloween
all in one week....I decided I wanted to keep my sanity.:)

I promise to post some pictures soon, and not just over at Crafty Sisters.
I've got some really fun elf shoes I'm working on......
Happy Crafting everyone!:)

Monday, September 19, 2011

First Boo-tique Down....

Here are my Halloween letters for this year!
Fun huh?
I've been thinking about these for a while now and
was sure happy with how they turned out.
to all of you who came out to support the
Holiday House Boo-tique this weekend!
There was so much fun stuff there and it was
so fun to see and hear from so many of you!
I joked over on our Crafty Sister's Blog about
my 3 night in a row all night craft-fest
which I'm still feeling.....
I am old, that is for sure.
I love Halloween and love making anything
to do with it!
I find myself gravitating to more interesting shapes and less fluff.

I found some fun paper that I did up my Witch letters in.
These I think are my favorite I've done, I just love my witch!
I used to have nightmares as a kid about a mean green witch
that was out to get me and would disappear in a tornado of green smoke.
Hmmmmm, think I saw The Wizard of Oz too many times.:)
My mind is a buzz with ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Can you believe I only have a month until our next Bazaar!
I better get to work!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Boo-tique Time!

Can you believe Boutique Season is already here!
I've been busy making some "spooky" stuff which
I promise I'll post pictures of this weekend!
Don't miss out on our favorite Boo-tique
this weekend with the Holiday House gals!
There's some really cute stuff there!
Happy Weekend Everyone!:)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Catch Up!

Okay, as you guys can tell I've been pretty slow to update!
It seems like once I work with Candace on Crafty Sisters
my little wood blog gets a bit left behind.
here are a few fun photos I've been wanting to update
and I still have a couple more to add later this week!
Above are some more Seasonal Shape Ornaments
for the Magnetic Hanging Board.
Isn't the cupcake for birthdays fun?
These are perfect for those who don't get around to changing them out as often as I do.:)
Remember the cute Birthday Banner I was having fun making?
Well it turned out really fun!
The thing I loved the most about it was the extra pennant
I did that was painted with black chalkboard paint.
That way each time it's used the birthday can be added in, like 1st and so on!
Fun idea huh?
Krystal over at Sassy Sanct gave us that great idea!
Carmen from Illinois was good enough to share some of her
finished project pictures with me and I just love how they turned out!
Driannah is done in the Curlz font.
These Lilliana letters are also in the Curlz font but I cut out a cute board
for them to be adhered to so it could be hung in her daughter's room.
Love the bright colors of them!
Love the papers she used on these Bloom letters!
I'm always amazed at how papers can make each set of letters look so different!

These cute set of blocks were made up for a gal
to use for her boutique displays.
I cut the paper letters out on my Cricut and was so happy with how they turned out!

What I love is when someone (Cara from NC)
sends me a sketch like this......
(by the way, I love the commentary on the sketches!)
and it becomes this......
or this sketch.....
becomes this......
or this......
becomes this.....
Cara sent me this pictures as she was doing them up,
she is making them into book ends.
What a cute idea huh!

Candace and I were working hard on our Wood You Like To Craft project last week.
I was pretty happy with what we did.
We each did a separate project with the bird/ birdhouse theme.
It will post sometime this week over on the WYLTC blog
and I promise.....seriously I promise, I'll actually post here about it too!
Hope you guys are having a fabulous summer!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Some of the first crafts that my sister and I
ever made were patriotic ones.
Something about those Americana colors just make me smile.
I've always wanted to do a set of USA letters
so of course I also had to have them
a little curly!
These are for a class coming up on the 18th
and I'll also hopefully get some up on Etsy.

I also have the next 2 shapes ready for the magnetic board!
I'm still hoping to snag a spot on the first Saturday of the month
to get together down at the store to put these together
but until then I'll just have them available
on the first Saturday of each month.
June is a star
July is a Watermelon
If you can't tell I'm trying to be a little prepared for each holiday.
What good is a star if you don't get it till after the 4th?:)

I put together a fun birthday banner this week and
I still need to download the pictures.
I got to personalize it a bit and tried something new with it too!
You'll just have to wait and see!

I'm so excited for school to be out in a week!
I actually got to sleep in this weekend when we even
had company in was a delicious indulgence,
one I'm looking forward to doing more often this summer.:)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Seasonal Magnetic Sign Class

Here is what I'm doing for my latest
ongoing class down at Paper Cottage.
Remember how much fun I had making this
Seasonal Magnetic Sign
with switch out shapes for each month?
Well I loved it so much,
I'm turning it into a class!
Each month we'll be doing a new shape
that will be ready at the first of each month.
Keep tuned for June, we'll be doing a fun
star for the 4th of July!
The shapes are so easy to store and the sign you
can hang just about anywhere.
My little girl has loved being able to switch out the shapes!
This last month has been so hectic for me.
I've had so many irons in the fire that I am amazed
that I'm still standing.
Here's a fun gift my little girl and I did for her teacher
for Teacher Appreciation week.
Her teacher got married earlier this year
and my daughter has been disturbed that she doesn't
have a sign with her new name on it outside her door.
Problem solved.:)

Next I've been busy with my little Activities Day Girls from church.
Somehow I didn't plan our schedule too well
and was stuck doing 2 craft projects in one month.
There's 15 little girls, so I had my work cut out for me!
I was able to put together these really cute picture blocks
for an outing to the temple.
Ginger and her sister Christine are two gals I stumbled upon
at our Holiday House Boutique
and they have crazy talent!
Make sure to go and check out there great pictures on their new blog
They can personalize any picture and do just about any size too!
Ginger saved my hide and even dropped them by my house.
I was sooooo happy with how they turned out!
I just mod podged them onto a piece of painted black MDF
and wrapped a ribbon around them.
They were so cute and simple!

I also some how found a little time to put together
a fun tool box for our online craft group
I used a couple of old cedar fence slats to make it.
I wanted you guys to see how I taped the two pieces together
before I made my angled cuts.
It took me a minute or two to figure it out
so that I would have the right angle for both pieces
and it worked like a dream. 
I think on the next box I'll use pine.  Cedar just splits too easily.
I was glad I was going for a rustic look and the splits
just looked like it had character, right?:)

Here's another fun banner I did for a little boy's birthday party.
I must admit I am a little challenged when it comes to doing boy stuff.
Give me pinks and some glitter and I go nuts.
My hubby helped me make sure I didn't mess it up.
Isn't it fun?! 
 What was great is that the "name" was done on a separate piece
so he can hang it up in his room and get some great use out of it!

I've still got some fun pictures on my camera to share
but this afternoon I'm headed outside to
get some plants in the ground.
It has been so rainy and cold here, that with
the sun out......I'm going to go out too!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Chicks

Today the first little chicks hatched from their eggs
in my daughter's classroom
and I admit it gave me goosebumps to see them!
Also, what an AMAZING Teacher!
We never did cool stuff like that in school when I was a kid.
Thought I'd share a picture of the spring chicks I did up
for the Spring Boutique a week ago.
Can I just say I'm still exhausted.
I went back and calculated the hours of sleep
I got that week from Monday to Friday
and it was lucky if it was even 10 hours.
I have been a walking zombie
and after prepping for Teacher Appreciation week
here it is 6:30 and I'm already to crawl into bed.
(headed over to post some pictures on the CraftySisters blog)

I also wanted to give a big
To all of you who came out to support our fun boutique!
There was lots of cute stuff there!
I'm an emotional person anyway
but when I hear from so many of you who have
become my friends through this unexpected business of mine,
it means a lot and
I just want you to know how much I appreciate you
and how blessed I am to be able to work with such amazing people.
Thank You!

On a funnier and more embarrassing note.....
I just realized last week that I've been spelling
Mod Podge as
Modge Podge.
Yup, turn me into the grammar police....
I'm sure someone already has.
Don't I feel like a dork!:)

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Spring Boutique

 I'm so exited for this weekend!
Holiday House is having their Spring Boutique
and I've been working as fast as I can to
get some fun goodies ready for it!
So if you haven't heard from me
it's because I'm out in the shed
working away.....

I'm pretty excited though because
I'll be doing a "signature piece" for them.
Remember my fun Seasonal Change Outs
that I did up for our Wood You Like To Craft project?
Well I'll be doing them, slightly different
for the boutique.
I'm so excited, so make sure to come stop by
and see some really amazing and fun stuff
by some very talented local gals!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Soda Pop!

I have to admit that there are some projects
I enjoy working on more than others....
although I pretty much love everything I do!
I was so happy with how a couple of projects lately had turned out!
First up is a set of fun Coca Cola letters!
These were so fun to do and I was so happy with how they turned out!
Here they are after Sheila has painted them.
They were for the amazing Sheila over at The Craftaholic Creations.
She makes the most amazing dolls and I am in sewing envy!:)
Cool huh?
Next was my spin on our Wood You Like To Craft project.
If you haven't gone over to check it out you gotta!
Each month we will be doing a craft with wood
and following it up with a linky party
so you can show off your take on the craft tutorial that month.
It's going to be so much fun to see how each person's interpretation turns out
plus you get to show off your wood working skills and get to know each other!
Here are all the fun shapes I put together for each month.
I love doing seasonal stuff and this was just up my alley!
I'll be doing a class with this in May down at Paper Cottage.
The papers will vary a bit since I just used all my scraps to put these together.

I've been busy getting all my spring stuff going for the
Holiday House Boutique's Spring Boutique
in a couple of weeks.
Last year was their first year doing it and it was great!
I have to admit I love making spring and Easter stuff.
I love the pastels, they just make me happy.
I'll make sure to post the details for them here soon!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wedding Letters

I had to just give you guys a look at these fun
letters I did up for the sweetest gal for her wedding.
I love the black and white theme
and even more the touches of hot pink!
The hubby to be is Irish and they wanted a shamrock
added for a sweet personal touch.
I will admit I get nervous about weddings
since it's such an important day I want things to be just right!
Is there a thing as too many hot pink rhinestones?:)
They were a little tough since the font was a slanted thin cursive
which is hard to angle so that they will stand upright.
It was a fun challenge though and I'm happy with the result!
Tomorrow I'll be putting my finishing touches on my
Wood You Like To Craft project for this month.
If you guys haven't had a chance to check out
this fun online craft group head over.
I'm so excited to see what everyone does!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

An Easter Basket

I've always wanted a real wood Easter Basket!
So I finally made one for my little girl
and will be offering them for a class down at Paper Cottage this month.
I was so happy with how it turned out
and loved the paper that's on it!
Remember the sneak peek I gave last week?
Well here's the pictures my sis sent over!
I love zebra print!
It just makes me happy!

I was pleasantly surprised with this cute
yellow, gray and white combo too!
Recognize the rolled felt rose scalloped heart?

My sis and I put together a red version over at Crafty Sisters which was to die for
but this one I'll admit had me giddy!
I found the perfect paper for these EAT letters
done in a fun watermelon theme!
Too fun!
I've got some other pictures I'll post too
of a fun set of letters for a wedding!
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