Friday, February 28, 2014

Maggie Mayflower ..... And Much, Much More ....

We are twins separated at birth - I'm convinced of it :-) ...... We like so many of the same things, and my swap package just proves it !!!!


I was spoilt rotten with everything she sent me. So go and grab yourself a cup of tea ...maybe a cookie too .... and prepare to feast your eyes (and drool just a little), as I share my treasures with you !!!!

 Meet Maggie Mayflower - the most adorable Zombie ever !!! She was spared a terrible fate !!! She is another treasured Zombie to my ever growing collection. I adore her :-)

 For my garden ... Oh Spring is soooo close !!! Time is almost here to start preparing the ground. Digging and tidying my beds, so that I can plant this years crop. I can barely wait. This lovely journal will be My Garden Journal !!! It will hold important facts .... empty seed packets ... pictures and recipes. It will hold The Story Of My Garden on its pages.

 Trim .... Oh how I love trim !!! I see Zombie Doll Clothes ..... Handmade Pillows .... Embellished Tote Bags ....

 Fairy House Goodies ..... This is uncharted territory for me, but I can barely wait to get started !!!

A good book. What a coincidence ..... I went to see a movie today, and one of the movie trailers shown was for the movie based on this book (has a movie trailer ever made you sob like a baby ..... this one did !!!) I wrote the books title down, so I could put it on my "Must Buy" list ...... Can't wait to start reading it !!!

Val .... Thank You just doesn't seem enough !!! I love my package ..... you brought a ton of sunshine to my day :-)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thank You Micki =]

I got my box today!
-  Thanks for the great TARDIS apron!!! I'm going to hang it with the rest of my Dr. Who collection. (Tell you kids I'm sorry) =]

-  A co-worker was showing off her collapsible lunch container last week, this week I can show off mine.

-  I have an empty wine barrel planter and now have some lettuce and spinach seeds to grow.

-  The tea samples smell wonderful and the apple cider will be a tasty addition to the Girl Scout Mother /Daughter tea I'm hosting in May. The tea strainer is much easier to use than the one I currently have.

-  The cats even got in on the fun. My cat enjoyed laying in the wrapping paper. My daughters cat really liked the crinkly paper filler, he kept grabbing it out of my hand and tucking it underneath himself.

Thank you for everything.
Chris =]

Sneak Peek

I am having so much fun with this swap. My package will be heading out on Saturday. I have a few more details to finish and then it will be packed up and on its way.

Thanks Val for organizing another fun swap for us!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Just One Look

For My Partner
Will be mailed on Friday So hard to keep a secret.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Little Look

Here's a little sneak peek of what I've been working on.  


Now that my package is in the hands of the postal service, here's a sneak peek...

Now if you know what this is, there's a chance it's heading your way! 


Monday, February 24, 2014

Coming soon.....

Coming to a mailbox near you.........

Friday, February 21, 2014

big peek

   Is it a sock monster? Is it a sewing essentials storage center? Yes it is! Now to wait and see what his/her name will be.
Chris =]

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Sneeky Peek ...

I'm two thirds the way thorough, making the goodies I want to send ..... Oh, and it's been such fun !!!
I thought I'd give you a little peek, at something I've made to include in my partners package .....

Until next time ..... Happy Creative Crafting :-)

My Needful Things Swap Package has Arrived!!!!

While I was in Las Vegas my box of goodies from the Needful Things swap arrived from Sarah Jonas of Firefly Hills Farm. Oh my, did she go all out! She sent me the most amazing package.

Something that I did not mention in my Needful Things post was that Old Bay seasoning is not only my favorite seasoning it always makes me think of my Poppop. My mom's father was one of my favorite people in the world. Even though he has been gone for almost 22 years, he is still one of my favorite people :)

He taught me to fish and to clean and filet the fish I caught - which I could do very well by the time I was 8, he taught me to drive and park a boat and is one of the reasons I love the ocean so much. He taught me the patience of crabbing with an old chicken leg and some string as well as the simple enjoyment of getting up at dawn to set the crab pots out in the bay so that we could head back out in the late afternoon to pick them up full of lovely blue crab which we would steam for dinner!

Growing up poor, as we did, my grandfather provided for our family by fishing, crabbing and selling fishing lures which he made in his little shop ( a converted garage). I ran wild in the reed covered sand dunes of lower Delaware, could swim before I could walk, drove a boat way before I could drive a car and loved the beach like it was home all because of him. Old Bay seasoning reminds me of those magical times and always makes me smile. Sarah, you have no idea how cool it was to see Old Bay seasoning in the package.

The Hershey's chocolate candle smells so yummy. I'll be taking that to the office so that I can smell chocolate all day. We used to visit Hershey Park every year or so when I was growing up. We loved going when the factory was running since the whole place smelled like chocolate.

Tea Forte

These little tea packets are another amazing gift. A while back my man and I went on a Caribbean Cruise with friends and during the High Tea that I attended with the girls they served Tea Forte Vanilla Orchid tea. This tea is amazing. I can't find it locally and am really excited to try these new flavors.

Sarah also sent me a huge variety of open pollinated heirloom seeds. I am so excited about these. Many of them are from her farm. That makes them even more special. I can't wait to plant them and I will definitely plant the Chuffa in a container :)

More fun things, the felted wool wrapped goats milk soap is amazing. Since my skin is so sensitive, goat's milk soap is one of the few that I can use on a regular basis! I can't wait to try this. The wool roving is going to have to be hair for a mermaid I think. Such a beautiful color and texture. My boys were really excited by the pancake mix and the preserves. I can't wait to try the watermelon jelly. That sounds so good. I've never had the wasabi sesame seeds but I am looking forward to trying them.

Sarah, you have totally spoiled me. Thank you! I love that you shop local and have sent me so many wonderful, thoughtful things!! I will keep you posted as I plant these wonderful seeds.



Saturday, February 15, 2014

sneak peek

What could this be?  She'll just have to wonder........

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Let's get ready!

Okay, I am emailing everyone their secret swap partner today!  Please go check out their blogs for their lists this week.  All questions need to go through ME!

Since I am a few days late in emailing everyone, I am moving the shipping deadline back to March 1st.

If you get done early, that is fine.  As usual, please let me know when you've shipped AND received.
Please remember to send thank you emails and/or posts.....we like to see what everyone gets!

Have fun!