Monday, December 7, 2009

New items in my etsy

I put a couple of things in my etsy. I've been so busy that I haven't had much time to post. I'll be posting some of my projects I made from the cricut machine my mom sent me. Thanks again mom. Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Super CUTE Watches

I came across this blog and am SO IN LOVE with these watches, you HAVE to check them out. I will be buying a few soon. So check her out here

Monday, November 23, 2009

Check her out Below...

I'm not very good with the computer and ended up posting the Pay It Forward before I could even comment on it. I adore Audrey's work. I tole paint but my dream is to paint like she does, and all the items she has are gorgeous!!!! Check her out, you won't be sorry. Thanx Audrey for sharing such great talent. You always inspire me.

Pay It Forward!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pay It Forward & A Sale!!

I am joining in with Sahara Sky Design to pay it forward.

Here's what happens:
~I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people who comment on this post.

~I have 365 days to do it in…

~What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!

The catch is that you must participate as well:

~you must have a blog

~and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going.

Just cut and paste this one if you like, which I did!

From November 22-30 I am offering FREE SHIPPING on any Ornaments, when you buy 3 or More at my Etsy Shop !! Come on over and check it out!! Plus for my readers only - reduced prices on the sets of Ornaments displayed on the left sidebar!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Check out this boutique

They have the cutest stuff here in Utah. Check it out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I've been without...

I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile, our internet was down for a bit. I've been busy making flower pins and hair clips to sell. I did quite nicely at a local open house and now I need to get busy and make more to put on etsy. I love putting them together but hate cutting them out. I found some fabulous womens jackets at a thrift store to cut up and use, I just need to get more money to buy more vintage earrings to use in the center. I sold some of my most favorite ones to ladies at the open house and they looked so cute on their jackets and one put it on her scarf. SO CUTE!!! I wish I would have thought to take a camera. Oh well. Here is a bow holder I designed, made and put some of my flowers on. Now to get it on etsy.
Thanx for stopping in.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

General Conference!!!

How exciting it is for me to watch General Conference. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about can go here...

 to get more info. But I have to say I live for the voices of our beloved Prophet and the General Authorities. We are so blessed. I LOVE God our Father and His son Jesus Christ with my whole being. I praise Them and thank Them for loving me and guiding me.
I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My little monsters!

I was doodling last night and pulled out a catalog I got from Panduro Hobby out of England. Love their stuff but especially the Tomte characters. I saw their little monsters (which gave me inspiration) and decided to show you three of mine. I am going to make them into patterns to sell on my etsy, but thought you could copy these ones if you would like. I plan to stitch mine and maybe even make them into jewelry of some sort. I need to get in gear and finish up some pumpkins I'm crafting to sell. See ya soon.

Friday, September 18, 2009

check her out today!

Check out this giveaway, but also so many great things. What a great talent.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Check her out I love primitive things and I came across her blog and loved it but also her wares on etsy.http:/
She has a shelf I'm crazy about with a little dress and a bird plus other stuff, and then cute metal star and bell hanging from the pegs. Too cute. Hurry and check out her giveaway too. HURRY!!!
I hope I entered everything right . AAAGGGHHH, I am so computer illiterate.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

This makes me smile

I'm sitting here going thru the blogs I follow and then follow some of their blogs they follow(wow, does that make sense),and came across this blog and even tho I don't know what is being said I felt so peaceful just looking at the pictures posted and enjoying each artistically created picture. I also smile at the darling kittens that pop in and out of some of the pictures. I'd like to thank those lovelies for sharing uplifting, or calming, or smilable bloggers out there for making my day. I enjoy this life and I've finally learned to slow down and just enjoy the little things. Thank you dear Heavenly Father for these things. May God bless you all. I also want to confess I stole a few of her pictures to show you.
My other confession is I'm supposed to be at church but I have an addiction to following blogs. Now that I've confessed I guess rehab is the next step. Maybe. We'll see.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Are we ever too old?

My youngest and his wife spent Friday night with us and they have upped the saying "let's sleep in a tent in the living room". I was even wanting to "camp" out with them, Matt had made it look so cozy with so many blankets on the floor before they put in the sleeping bags. They had actually planned to camp out in our back yard but I told them to try the tent in the livingroom because we have so many pincher bugs. The boy cracks me up.
Good Morning!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I've gone hair mad!

Ok, so here is my darling granddaughter Addy, She's 14 months old, who amazingly sat still long enough for me to do this, (her mom hates me now), to her yesterday, and I was so thrilled with it. She's such a doll anyway and this was just so cute on her.

Then today I was convinced my oldest child Kerstin, who is 26 by the way, to let me play with her hair, and here is how it turned out. She holds still better and longer than Addy and REALLY holds still for pictures, but not Addy!


Old door and old window

I was over at the and she was talking about a blog called where Hailey purposed an old window so I thought I would share what I did with an old door and window.The window had one of the panes broken out so I added a mirror and in the other part I used an old Mary Engelbreit paper doll calender and created a little vinette , added hooks and screwed it onto the wall. I did my whole bathroom with Mary Engelbreit pictures and paper dolls. The top of the wall I painted a soft butter yellow, the bottom I painted on the beadboard a sage green and the trim black with white polka dots. LOVE IT!!! In the mirror you can see a paper doll collage I made from all the paper dolls from her magazine.

Here is my old door I made into a coat rack. I put 4 hooks on top and 3 hooks in the middle and screwed the door to the wall. You could put some hooks lower for little ones to reach. I didn't even paint the door, it has the chippy white paint it came with. I LOVE IT!!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lookie what I made!

I've been having a hard time deciding to put this on my blog yet for fear of someone stealing it, but I was so thrilled with how it turned out so I decided to go ahead and post it. I do have some other bow holders in my head to do still and possibly make patterns. Here goes....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Eternity is NOW!

"Very often in our anxiousness for the joys of the future we run away from the very things we are wanting and needing today.An appropriate examination of the passing moment will prove it leads to eternity. We need to constantly remind ourselves eternity is in process now."--Marvin J. Ashton

This is SO TRUE. I find myself looking back and saying, "if only I would have..." and I used to, but not so much now, say I can't wait till..." when I need to look at the now and cherish every second of it! I blinked and my babies are grown and I'm a grandma now. As I watch Addy with her grampa I see him all over again with our daughter Kersti and miss those times so much but I am savoring every second with Addy because I know this will pass too quickly. I also find I laugh at Addy's parents when she's naughty and they are frustrated or exassperated with her, because now it's payback. Our families are too precious!!! Go and hug them now, stop reading this, GO! Give them a hug for me too!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Dude, Obama, yo, Check it.... I say you need to STOP bailing companies out, they keep screwing up! GIVE THE MONEY TO THE PEOPLE, we would be paying off loans, mortgages, buy new cars and houses, FOOD and then we would shop for fun. Economy taken care of because the money would be circulating.
And those who keep putting Bush down, I say whoohoo for him because he kicked butt when we got attacked on 9-11. When there was a bomb set off during Clintons rein what did he do, he did Monica!!! I didn't vote for Obama but I will give him a fair shake as long as he does things right by us.
Ladies at THE VIEW, listen to Elizabeth more and GET RID OF JOY, SHE'S MORE ANNOYING THAN A BEE IN YOUR PANTS!!!! Even Barbara is getting a bit too snooty.

What grade are we in?

Ok. I think people never really lose the kindergarten mentality, especially when we get our drivers licenses. First of all when we put our blinkers on to change lanes it's does not say to others, "OOO, speed up so I'm still first in line", or when someone wants to change lanes they think, "OOO, I have to get in front of them because I deserve to be first in line", even tho there is NOBODY behind the other car. (also notice I never have this mentality). There is also the "I AM THE ONLY DRIVER ON THIS PLANET!" as they zoom to a parking spot in front of the store without looking around to see if they are going to hit someone or if someone has their blinker light on and have been waiting for this spot. Then there's the cell phone issues. Come on people, wake up. Drive right! Don't you know I am THE only person who drives perfectly!!!LOL!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's only my opinion...

I have to apologize to anyone I may offend but I have been a bit frustrated with the goings on in the news! First of all this big to do about the Professor who was arrested and said it was racial profiling. The police were called by a neighbor saying someone was breaking into a house. The Professor should thank the neighbor for being so attentive to what was going on in the neighborhood, and also he should get to know his neighbors so they know that it is his house. If people got to know their neighbors better and helped each other, these kinds of problems wouldn't happen. Did anyone see the other cops in the photo. One was white and another was BLACK. So if the white cop was wrong wouldn't the black cop have spoken up? I'm even shocked that the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES got involved. Is it only because he is black? I try to be fair and unbiased especially in racial dealings but this one was "STUPID".
I was all for other races being included in the Miss America Pageant. So why is there a Latino pageant and a African American pageant and nobody complains about how that's not fair. What about the couple from Chicago who say the blacks should go out of their way to shop at black owned businesses so that black kids can see that they can get out of the slums and succeed in business. First, I want to know what kind of neighborhood do they live in, and if they want the youth living in the slums to have a better life then why not have your family live in the middle of the slums and teach the people to take pride in their community by taking care of the homes and yards or apartments and areas around them. Why not teach the parents to live a better way and set better examples to their kids. Why not help the parents get a better education so they can have a better life. Stop blaming race when it's easy for you to use. I hate bigotry but I also hate lame excuses. Look at all the ethnic people out there who have bettered themselves with their own hard work. God doesn't love certain colors and neither should we. And He also wants us to be the best people we can be by working on it ourselves, not by free hand up's. Having a beer with Obama. Please! Yeah that helps. Alcohol solves everything.
And while I'm complaining, I've had it with the gay issues. Especially the gay guys that got busted on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. They were on Church owned property and were asked to leave, and resisted the security guards. Then they think a kiss-in is going to prove anything. How ridiculous! The gays also want the Mormon church to change their stand on gay issues that go back to the Bible and the churches foundation on this issue. The day the Mormon Church changes it's standards is the day God wipes out the earth!! Get over yourself. But it's only my opinion!


I am always so behind the times. I saw, somewhere, a craft blog wanting to see peoples craft rooms. I was interested to see if I was the only messy crafter or not. My theory is all crafters have a messy craft room because they are always creating. Then I start looking around at others who have posted and I guess I am the only slob or they are LYING. So here is my reality and my mess. I'm in the middle of making my flower hair clips. So to those with clean craft rooms I say WHATEVER!

Monday, July 27, 2009

This will brighten your day

I stumbled across this funny blog on motherhood, and I have to say I laughed outload many times. This mom has such a great wit and I can SO relate. Check her out and don't delay.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

By the way...

Read about the crash here and about this family

If your heart needs to be comforted

I was soaring thru the web again today and came across a blog that has so touched me and inspired me. It is a blog I am going thru backwards because that is what has grabbed me. This woman and her dear husband survived a plane crash alltho the pilot sadly didn't. Her sister became a substitute in the blog while during recovery and then NieNie was able to do some blogging on her own. What inspiration I feel as I read of her frustrations but mostly of the deep love she has for her husband and he for her. We all want happy marriages and she shows me how to do it. They have put God first in their marriage and then each other. I see her husband only in the sweet positive ways he should be shown as should we only see our spouses. As God sees us. I have learned to see only the precious and sweet loving things of our children, family and friends. As God sees us. They say We go thru trials to make US stronger and to learn from, but Stephanie has taught Me how I should be and live and see those around me in the love God wants us to see and learn from. I do see her trials and feel part of her pain, and we all go down that road, but she immediatly looks back up to her Father in Heaven, asks and DEPENDS on His help and she shows us the beauty and love again. Thanks Nienie for sharing your life with us all. My love and prayers will now be with you and in my heart. Kiss your sweet ones for their new "aunt" and I hope you can feel my arms around you thanking you for touching a tired heart.
Check out her blog and feel blessed to "know" her.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I Love This Blog

I've been wandering the web and came across this blog that i want to find out more about. I love penny rugs and primitives. I have some prim dolls I adore but my kids call them my voodoo dolls.What do they know. Anyway I love Robby's blog and especially her art. Thanks for sharing your art Robby. Now go check her out and when you come back to me maybe I'll have my pic's downloaded and let you in on what I'm up to.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Looky what I made!

I have seen these beautiful fabric flowers on etsy and was dying to find out how they did it. So, after tons of research on-line, I kind of had some ideas. I did find a couple of tutorials but I forgot to write down where so I could give them credit for it, sorry. But anyway, after scouring the local thrift stores and Joanns fabrics for remnants I started. I found a great lace blouse and decided to slightly paint some of it a soft blue. It turned out so pretty even tho you can't tell by the picture. I just watered down some acrylic paint. I think the color was Delta's Lilac Blue.Anyway, I cut out the fabric into flower shapes and carefully burned the edges. Burning can forgive a lot of mistakes. Then I layered different textured petals and stitched them together. I was so thrilled with them but they needed something, so back to Joanns and found some beautiful buttons for the centers. What a difference. My craft area is in such a mess I don't know how I'll ever clean it up but here are the results. The largest flower is so massive but one of my fav's.Now to just put them on etsy to hopefully sell. Check me out and please buy some so I can feed my addiction of making more. I'm putting on a pin and a hair clip so it can be used either way. Tell me what you think.
American Idol!
So, When Are the top 8 kids going to get record deals so I can buy their albums? I know they are on tour, they're set to preform here in Utah, but have they even been offered record deals?
My little grandaughter Addy has learned how to walk and now she's trying to run. Her parents better get in shape 'cus she'll keep THEM running. She is so funny just with a few of us around, but give her a bigger audiance at Great Grandma's house and watch her show off. It's very entertaining. She's such a doll too. I have this picture of her wearing my reading glasses and she had to turn to show everyone. I'm going to do a collage of it saying " Do these glasses make my butt look big?"
Thanks for tuning in and have a great day.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Blog Party!!!

I was invited to a Blog Party( thru Etsy and I was going thru some of the people who signed up and am LOVING their places. I Adore Etsy and am always saving places I love. Speaking of things that I love, besides the Famdamily, are Shabby chic stuff, Primitive stuff, Patriotic stuff(I'll have to take a pic of the outside of my house sometime to show you the ideas I'm working on), multi media stuff, primitive stitcherystuff, collage stuff, antique stuff(especially linens), and the list goes on. I get inspiration from so many different things and places but can't make the ideas fast enough or even draw them up fast enough. I do draw a lot of primitive stitchery patterns but am having a hard time figuring out how to put them into pattern form and especially how to sell them. I have listed them as e-patterns but haven't sold one. I hope you will check out my site but especially all of the talented people I keep saving, especially on Etsy. Thanx.

Guess what I made!!!

I took a class from Sherri Habb Saturday and I LOVED IT!!! I have always wanted to learn how to do silver clay jewelry and I finally did plus I learned how to do enameling also. She is such a fantastic teacher, always making us feel good about ourselves and any questions we had. Now when I look at her books it all makes sense to me. I'm more of a visual learner and have a hard time reading something and then understanding what I just read., I'm the one in the blue not paying attention to what I'm working on, in her blog. There is still SO much more to learn but she has opened up a whole new world to me. Check out ALL the things she has to offer, you'll learn so much from her. Thanx Sherri and I had a great time getting to know Rena, Jane and Senta.
Afterwards I hurried down to my in-laws for a family birthday party and got to see Our little granddaughter walking on her own. She sure wants to run now. We then came home and our little family all played Bocci Ball, on the church lawn across the street from us. It was nice to do something together. We don't get to see Matt and Kenzie much 'cause they're farther away. Now that Adam has class every Mon. thru Thur. we don't get to see them as much either.
I'm really sad, our neighbors to the south of us are moving to Monterey Calif. next week, he's in the military and will be learning a new language for a year.
That's all the excitement going on here. Oh yeay, look what I just made with the picture of our grandaughter. I LOVE it!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

This is my first post!!!

June 25 2009

This is the first time I've ever done a blog and so forgive my mistakes. Thanks to my lovely and talented daughter Kerstin, (pronounced like Care- stin) for helping me with this and all other things I can't figure out. I've been looking at other blogs and I will most deffinatly post about them too. There are so many great places to visit that I tend to spend way too much time on this computer. it would help if I could type with more than three fingers. i guess i should just dictate to my daughter who's fingers fly so fast across the key's.
I visited, for the first time, today a blog called Vintage Bella Studio ( and wow am I inspired. She shows the softest colors and vintage items that make me want to create. I don't know what I will create but after I find items with the same pastels I'll go crazy. My craft room always looks like a tornado blew through and then I realize I have to clean it up. I paid my daughter to straighten things up once already and it really helps, but what I wouldn't give to have someone very organized to come in and clean and organize for fun for me, like Monica on Friends.
Now about the picture of this adorable little girl. This is Miss Addyson Presely Hansen, my darling little granddaughter. She is our first grandchild and we get such a kick out of her. She keeps us laughing all the time. She is 1 year old and learning to walk. Watch out mom and dad, you'll be running now!

Here are a couple of things I have made. The cupcake is made from window screen, stuffed with paper and painted. The other item is a ceramic plate I made but I also use it as a stitchery pattern. Here is a link to my etsy site I will be posting more things in my shop soon. Plus I will be adding more people to my fav's soon. Thanx for visiting.