I love to mix some seasonal with my everyday vintage look.
The coffee station is a good spot for a little sprinkle of spook.
These darling spiders and mice are just the perfect touch for Halloween.
These funny little mice with the bottle brush tales are some of my favorites.
Even though I hate spiders with a passion.
Actually, I am terrified of them and will run the other direction when I see one.
These little metal ones on chains - Perfect for dangling on any-old-thing. How can you not like these little guys at this time of year.
They look good in a grouping, hanging out by their chains at different lengths. I think they fit right in with my collection of Vintage M's. I really don't think of myself as a person who collects... but I do have a few things that catch my eye, and when placed in a grouping, make it look as if I am a collector...
Who am I trying to kid... I collect M's!!
and this is as good a place as any to display them.
I hope you have a touch of spook to display at your house.
One thing on my bucket list, for the last few years, has been to master a sewing machine.
I mentioned this new sewing idea recently to one of my sisters, and she offered to give me the machine sitting in her closest. It is the most basic, of basic machines, but when one is teaching one's self to sew... basic is music to my ears.
I tried... I failed... I then recruited my mom for help... and after 10 minutes !!
Thank You Mom!
I am a sewer.
I love black and white stripes and black and white polka-dots, so with that in mind, the bags were born.
I also fell in love with the lining... greys and pinks!
I was fortunate to find all of the material I used at Hobby Lobby.
One stop. In and out.
That's how I like to roll.
If you know me, once I have something in my head, look out... stand back!!
This is my sheep bag
Can you stand how cute it is.
All of the bags are similar, but then again slightly different.
The hello Goatgeous bag comes in black, but the hello Farmhouse comes in two choices, tan and black.
The back of the bag is adorned with a pocket.. hopefully large enough to hold a cell phone.
Right now I am trying to keep up with orders.
I am selling them locally and shipping them out as fast as my little fingers can go.
Locally you can find them at
LBC - Junk Market
If you want to place a special request order and have me ship it to you
Spring is actually not right around the corner, like it is for some of you. We have a good two months before buds are blooming and the threat of snow is gone. Tonight and tomorrow they are saying 8" - 16" of snow.
We have had it easy, we have had four days of teasingly warm weather, which makes me dream of Spring. I was playing on the computer this morning...I tell Mr. Miller that I am Working on my computer...
Creating isn't really work, but productivity is considered work to him, and as I was feeling very productive... a good days work it will be.
I am really into black and white these days so I decided to start with a chalkboard background.
The one shown above and my Farmer's Market are the two I like the best.
Sometimes, your mind works faster then there are hours in a day.
Because of this ultra fast mind thing, I believe there is a need for Lists.
There are mental lists, lists on paper, lists on the phone, iPad, computer and of course the old post-it note. Everywhere and anywhere is my latest list.
You will not understand "the list" if you, yourself, are not a list person.
Mr Miller, for one, is not a list maker. He does not understand why I, or anyone for that matter, has a need to make a list.
... if you get-it you get-it, if you don't you don't.
Once upon a time, when time was really short, I worked full time at the hospital, ran the shop full time and tried to be creative on the side.... along with having a family and a so called social life...
Back then I had a private little list of what I wanted to accomplish if I didn't have all these things going on. The list was tucked away ... close, but not ready to present itself. As you know, It has been over a year since I closed the brick and mortar shop and things have been a little quiet on my end. A little Instagram and a little Facebook but not much else happening. As of the last couple weeks, the other parts of my life have settled in and I have found myself searching for more.
So just recently, my private list of things that were on hold, has surfaced.
The first thing on the list is to upgrade my camera...I haven't purchased it yet, but I have researched and finally made my decision. That in itself took some time and learning to use a new camera is a big step for me. The second, is buying and learning a new photo editor system.
I am playing with it daily and I am having so much fun.
Why I didn't do this years ago....
I hope you noticed and like the new blog header.... did it all by myself !
...so proud !!
Also, the advertisement card, showing the new Farmhouse Series.
I think I like the blue boarder.
I'm so excited.
I need to go play some more while I have this hour of free time.