Happy Thanksgiving!

I can’t believe the holidays are here already!  I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving.  Ours was full of food, family, and snow (it looks like a snowglobe outside).

Black Friday begins in just a few minutes, and I have added a coupon code to my Etsy shop that is good through Monday night.  Simply enter the code “SHOP10” at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order…no minimum!

I’ve also updated the previous blog post to add a few more holiday shows.  Beginning on Saturday, a lot of my merchandise will be available at Rodger’s Pine Hill Farm in New Castle…every day until Christmas.  I will also be at the Grove City Women’s Club show on December 6th (Grove City Middle School) and the Beloved Disciple Catholic Church (Grove City) on December 13th.

Stay warm!


A Busy Spring

Hi everyone!  It’s been quite some time since my last post.  Plans for the blog have taken a backseat as other projects are taking precedence right now.  I had good intentions of posting weekly (and hope to make that a reality at some point soon), but between getting ready for taxes, fundraising for another mission trip to New Mexico this coming summer, crafting for shows and my Etsy shop, writing Vacation Bible School curriculum for a community VBS in the park this summer, getting engaged, planning a wedding for fall, re-decorating a man cave, and working full-time…I haven’t had much spare time to devote to this blog.

I do have plans to share some personal projects that I’ve been working on finishing this year (a New Year’s resolution that I am trying hard to keep).  Finished projects take much less room to store than project bags!


I inherited two unfinished afghans that my grandmother started more than 20 years ago.  The afghan pictured above is baby-sized and just needed an edging.  The other is lap-sized will need a few additional rows added before the edging can be started, but I hope to share it sometime later this year.


This wall hanging has been in the quilting hoop waiting to be completed for more years than I am proud to admit.  I finally took a few snowy weekends in January to finish the hand quilting and bind it.  I started it so long ago that I can’t even remember the pattern name or designer.

I have a HUGE stack of projects-in-progress that I’ll be working on as time permits this year, so I’ll share more as I complete them.  I’m currently working on hand quilting a queen-size bed quilt with Celtic knots and thistles…I may need to finish a few smaller projects to share, as that quilt won’t be completed for several months.  Besides, if this summer is as hot as this winter was cold, I won’t be sitting with a quilt on my lap in July and August!

The past few weeks I have been working on treats, coffee cup sleeves, and cards for a craft show this Saturday in Harrisville.  It will be from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department, so stop by if you’re in the area…I have lots of cute Easter treats including bunny Hershey bars, bunny treat boxes, chick treat bags, and superhero lollipops.  If I have any leftovers from the show, I’ll be adding them to my Etsy shop later this weekend.

Merry Christmas!

It’s been too long between posts this year!  I already have plans to remedy that next year.  It has been a busy Christmas season so far filled with craft shows, gift-making, and card-crafting.  I can’t believe Christmas day is only one week away…I still have so much to do!

To celebrate the season I am giving everyone 10% off everything in my Etsy shop until midnight on Christmas Eve…just use coupon code “SHOP10” at checkout.  The last day to ship items by First Class mail is Friday, December 20th…so you still have a few days to pick up some Christmas goodies!

So, light a candle, sip some cocoa, play some carols, and enjoy this holiday season!  Merry Christmas!

Getting Ready for Fall

I’ve been busy filling up the shop and creating items for upcoming craft shows.  One of the new items I’ve been working on is bracelets…charm bracelets in 5 themes- Halloween, Fall, Football, Hunting, and Teaching.  Here’s a peek…


Charm Bracelet - Halloween Themed Charms   Charm Bracelet - Hunting Themed Charms  Charm Bracelet - Teaching Themed Charms

There are a few new necklaces too:

Witch's Hat Charm Necklace with Crystal Accents   Christian Fish Charm Necklace with Crystal Accent

And always lots of cards:

Happy Birthday Card with balloon   Teacher Card with Apple

I have even more new merchandise planned for the upcoming local craft shows, including several new styles of Post-It Pads, Owl Hershey Bars, Halloween Poppers, Bat Treat Boxes and more!

Here’s my show schedule for next month:

  • October 12th at Fall Fest in the Grove City Memorial Park
  • October 19th at the Scott Township Volunteer Fire Department in Harlansburg

I have a few plans in the works for November, and I’ll let you in on the details soon!

An Adventure

I’ve been terrible about posting to this blog lately!  My crafting time has been at a stand-still the past month…I’ve been preparing to go on a mission trip to Roswell, New Mexico with a group from my church.  This will be my fourth trip to Roswell, and it is always an amazing experience.  If you would like to follow along on our journey, we are blogging at: NLPC Roswell Mission Experience 2013.

The first half of the group (including me) pulls out in the church bus tomorrow morning at 6 AM.  The rest of the group will fly in on Saturday.  We will be holding a Vacation Bible School, doing some repairs on the church building where we live for the week, and holding an adult Bible study.  It will be an exhausting week, but filled with beautiful people, amazing food, and more blessings than we can count.

Gotta go…I still have packing to do!


This Week’s Treasury…

Just one “sweet” treasury this week to get you into the holiday spirit.  Enjoy!

‘The Smell of Warm Gingerbread’ by alcove927

















Treasury tool supported by the dog house