Tuesday, November 16, 2010

good to be a girl......


As I sat in my little studio so enjoying the little things I have collected over the years, I could not help but smile.  Most are used to make my crafting a whole lot easier, others simply because I could not resist their sweetness.  A paper punch with the prettiest pink handles you have ever seen.  Tiny colorful brads that mimic the colors of jelly beans.  Roses, pretty hats, lace, ribbons, pearls...what makes us girls drawn to these things...nature or nurture, I am really not sure.  But I will tell you this, it's good to be a girl!  Wishing each and everyone of you a beautiful week.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Monday, November 8, 2010

simple......


November is the month when so many of us stop to give thanks for the abundance of blessings in our lives.  It is also a time when I begin to think of sweet little handmade gifts to share with family and friends.   One of these little gifts are lavender filled cotton muslin bags.  These little bags are so easy to make and share and we all know just how wonderful lavender is!:o)  All you need to do is pour and tie, that's it!  The fragrance of these lavender buds from Provence are amazing and can be purchased here.  My supply is nearly a year old and the fragrance is beautiful as ever.




 I love these little all natural mill cloth muslin bags.  Do any of you remember the "gold nugget" bubble gum that came in these little bags we would enjoy as children.   Well these are the same little bags, yep the same ones.  They even came with the yellow/gold little string.  The bags can be found here.

Simply remove the cords, fill the bags, tie a sweet little bow using some jute or ribbon, add a  little button and you are done.  Simple, sweet and wonderful to share.  I plan to make quite a few of these for the holidays in lavender and with a spiced apple potpourri, just perfect for the holiday season.:o)

It really is the little things that sometime bring the most joy.  Take care and chat with you soon.

Smiles♥

Beverly