Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boring Tank Gets Revamped!!

Bought this little tank at the dollar store awhile back.. And it sat in my craft room...waiting..waiting.. and yet again WAITING!! My main idea for the tank was to paint my little bear on it.. Then I thought again as I was doing my Maddie-Pattie Beary Bags... Hum....those flowers would look really cute on the tank too..

So, this is what I did.. Made 3 flowers out of fabric that gets rolled up..Used fabric glue and some stitching and Lookie!!!!

My Little one loved it..and I was a happy gal too!! And all I paid was $1.00..Now, my two oldest want me to revamp some of their old tanks!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

New "Maddie-Pattie Greetings" Designs

         Check out some of my new Greeting Card Designs in my ETSY Shop!!!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Is it a HOTDOG or a DONUT??!!

My parents came down this morning to bring the girls a treat!! Mom is always the one finding new and unique things for them.. This is what it was...

How cool is this.. It's a donut!! Yes, the gal even makes HAMBURGERS too...

Friday, July 22, 2011


LOVE... Shel Silverstein and when I was drawing all I could think in my head was his poem..

I will not play at tug o'war.
I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
Shel Silverstein
from Where the Sidewalk Ends

New Birthday Card Line....

         Happy 70th Birthday Donna
  New design in my Birthday line of greeting cards I am creating... Hope she likes it...It's coming her way :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


It's the oddest places where an Idea will strike with me.. That's why I always have a sketch book either in my purse or in the car. Was at the dealership waiting on an oil change for my car.. When I thought.. I haven't done any new designs for a Birthday Line.. Well, put my pencil to paper and off I went..Right, next to me was my youngest sketching away on a "Bunny with Carrots" and then I look over to see her sketching "Bathing Suit Designs"..LOL Her mind is constantly going..she amazes me each and everyday ..The sketch below is one of hers.. She just came in the office and sat down and drew a Rooster or a Chicken as she calls it..(I know she's my daughter but for 7yrs I was impressed!!)
All 3 of my girls have artistic talent.. But, all in 3 different directions. My oldest Maddie has in artistic eye when it comes to photograpy.. My second oldest Morgie.. loves her artistic avenue goes in that direction...It's amazing to see all 3 of them in action :)

Gotta a little sidetracked didn't I ???!! Sorry, just a bit proud of my girlies!!! I did get though a few sketches at the dealership done. And I know I'll be changing them along the way.. But, here is a preview of one..What do you think?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Kutztown Festival

Wednesday we headed to Kutztown for their annual Festival.. Lots of neat crafters making their wares, animals and  food  did I mention FOOD!! This is Berks County here.. We know how to eat :) It was a hot day but the kids and my parents had a great time.. Sampled handmade Jellies,dips and even some local wine.

My oldest Daughter Maddie took my camera and off she went.. She's my "Roaming Photographer" as I call her. (Great-Grandma Mary would have been so proud).

One stand especially kept my kiddos attention.. Me I've grown up with alot of this.. I still remember seeing a Cow's Tongue in my grandparent's fridge on day.. My grandpa used to love them sliced and made into sandwiches..Mind you I'd quickly shut the fridge door and pretend I didn't see it.. YUCK!! I did want to though take a pic of something I didn't see before.. "Pickled Pig's Snout!" But, instead took the pic of "Pickled Pigs Feet" But, if you look closely to your left you will see some snouts..They had pickled everything, lamb's tongues, guinea gizzards, etc.. Unreal..
I also, did take a pic of an adorable little Amish boy.. Love his blue eyes!! The kiddos kept telling me to put my camera down but I couldn't resist..

Next, was pics taken my by oldest mentioned above.. she loves animals.. So, off we went to the Children's petting zoo..

Morgie feeding the Baby Goats..
Doesn't this Bunny look like an Easter Card?! Adorable!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

                         Tucker would like to wish everyone a     
                      Happy Fourth of July!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Jack's Turtle Stool

Just finished up a custom order for Baby Jack.. Sure hope he likes his Turtle Stool.. Each stool is hand bulit by my talented Father In law.. So, you know it's going to be a well bulit stool.


I love Hydrangea's!! And every year it's exciting to see what colors I am going to get on my bushes. This year on one bush we got an assortment of colors and how beautiful they look together!! Love the hydrangea's at the shore the deep purples are amazing!!

Next, up will be the beautiful lace hydrangea's!!