One more Bear for the Mother Bear Project

I have been gone again working in the yard and making another bear for the mother bear project. Here is a picture of him. I need a lot more practice anyway I am putting down my yarn for now as I have things I need to catch up on.
Hope to have something else to put here soon!
Have a great day and if you have time make a bear for a little one!

No Laughing!!!!!

Ok I already admitted that I don’t crochet and I know a lot of you that are seeing this are great at it. So please don’t laugh at my little bear he is for a good cause.

And if any of you are interested in doing one to donate or just make one for a child you know the information for The Mother Bear Project can be found by CLICKING HERE!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.



Going through more of my buttons and it is always amazing to me what one can find in an old jar of buttons here is just one example.
I found some very pretty and small old buttons on a card a whistle button and a couple of butterscotch colored buttons and one I am not sure of and then there is some sort of monogrammed metal and also what I think they call the Miraculous Medal. All this and more in one little jar. I can’t wait to finish going through the rest of them and see what other treasures I find.
Pretty Cool don’t you think?

Crocheted Bear

Sorry I haven’t had time for blogging lately.
I thought tonight would be a good time for a crocheted craft.
This is a crocheted bear that my mother volunteered to do while she was healing from her fall. The bears are for something called Mother Bear Project if anyone is interested their website is CLICK HERE . I guess I should crochet one but it might turn out without an arm or leg. ;-) As I don’t know much about crocheting.
Well that is all I have to blog about tonight.
So I will say goodnight for now.

Gosh what a day!

Well I had hoped to blog some today and instead I have had to work on my computer all day except for a couple of hours that I was gone to take my mom to do some errands.
First thing this morning I had a system crash that ended in the BSOD (that is the blue screen of death) I think that is what the gurus call it, no icons nothing just a blue screen.
Anyway I am back up and running and suppose to head back home tomorrow after I take my mom to the doctor if the weather will allow (it is snowing here again), hopefully I can have something to put on the blog in a day or so.
Take care and thanks for reading the blog.

Hello my Crafting Friends!

Just wanted to give an update to those of you have been here for awhile and know about my moms fall.

Well after a total of two months in the hospital/rehab she is finely home safe and sound and doing remarkably well, she has really been a trooper through all of this and she can’t say enough good things the people at the Golden Living Center where she stayed for her rehab.
So I picked her up yesterday and she will be very busy catching up on her life and of course her blog that she had just started when all of this happened and I must add a plug for her here ;-) The Quilting Nut is her blog and hopefully after she gets caught up on everything else she can get back to her blogging.If you would like to visit her blog. Click Here to go there now and see some of her quilts. Or if you would like to go there later there is a link to the right of my blog.

I thought we would need something to do that don't require a lot of walking so I brought some of my buttons that need to be sorted for us to go through (If we find the time.) and will post some pictures for you if we find something interesting to share.
Thank you for reading the blog and have a wonderful weekend! It sure is a beautiful day here!

Spring Crafting Ideas how about Custom Beach Bags!

Is it time for some Spring Crafting ideas?
Customize a Beach Bag!
The pictures of these beach bags are not the best, but you can see enough to get the idea of how they are done.
I made them for some of my clients a couple of years ago and they really loved them.
I bought the waterproof bags already made and added a lining inside with however many pocket they wanted. Then I trimmed them with the color of ribbon they liked and then sewed and tied the corresponding bows to match. If you try this don’t forget to buy yourself some large needles for your machine because if you line them they are pretty thick to sew through.
I do love some company so tell me what you think! Suggestions and new ideas are always welcome. IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW!

Just Surfing around tonight!

Just surfing around and stopped by to say hello!


Stargazer Lillies from our yard last year it's about that time again.
I Love it!
And don't forget to say HELLO!

Dog Purse

Someone ask if I had done a purse with dogs on it. So here is one that I found a picture of and of course it has a button on it!


Dog Bride and Groom

I thought while I was searching through my dog items I might as well put the bride and groom on here. This was not an easy job!

Dog Bandanna for the race fans.

Can't put one of our babies on here without the other. So if any of you are race fans, here is an idea for you.

Dog Jacket

I was going through some of my crafting pictures and I ran across this little dog jacket and thought I would post it here on the blog. Isn’t the model too cute!   ;-)

Rubber Buttons

Hello, Yes I am still here.
I have had a busy weekend, the hubby and I have been trying to decide on new floors for the upstairs of our house.
And today our neighbors told us they are having some major work done in their yard and if we wanted some of the azaleas to take them. So today we have been digging up and replanting azaleas all day. ( Hope they do well at their new home.)
In between all this I have been trying to get my camera to take a picture of a couple of buttons so you can read the backmarks on them. So when all else failed I decided to get out the book and read the directions and wa la all I needed to do was push one button two times. That little book sure would have saved me some time if I would have just looked at it in the beginning! ;-)
Anyway for those of you who may not know about the Goodyear Rubber Buttons I am uploading some pictures of them for you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


Rubber Button 1 front. 


Rubber Button Backmark.


Rubber tire button 2 front.


Rubber Button 2 Backmark.

Store on CafePress

Hi Everyone,
I was surfing around today and found a site called CafePress, I had forgotten all about them.
Anyway I decided that since I really didn’t have anything to sell on my site that I would set up a store there.
And I am sharing the information with you in case you might be interested in setting up a store of your own. (By the way I am not being compensated for sharing this info with you.)  :-)
I am not recommening them, I am just telling you about an idea I am trying.
You know as a crafter I am loving to be able to create products to sell on there and the best part is no inventory!
And as always I love your feedback so leave me a comment!
CLICK HERE if you want to check out the store!

Vintage Buttons, Bakelite, Glass, Ceramic, Lucite, Celluloid or just a pretty plastic button!

Well it has been awhile since I have had time to sort through some of my sewing buttons so I felt like it was time to add another collection here. I do love an antique button! Whether they are Celluloid, Glass, Ceramic, Lucite, Bakelite buttons or just a pretty plastic button they are all special and unique.
Hope you do enjoy seeing them!
And don’t be afraid to leave me that comment and tell me what you are thinking. ;-)
Which one is your favorite?

Reply on the kids tool apron.

This is in reference to the comment on the post below. Someone ask if you can buy pink denim. Well I am not sure but I do know you can buy what I call duck cloth in pink and it is thick like denim so it would work good for the kids tool apron and but of course the little girl can add some sparkles.

Idea for another boy craft.

I forgot to add this picture it is another craft idea for the little boys! It is a tool apron with toy tools.
And although I had in mind for it to be for little boys the little girls loved it too.

Weekend update!

I am at my moms and we took her out (for the first time since her surgery) she did really well, and enjoyed getting back out in the world. We took her out to eat and then to pick up some yarn so she will have something to do, as it will be a few more days before she will get to go home. But she really is doing great!

I received an email from my friend about the event we were trying to get a few things ready for the last few days. It was a Chili Tasting/ Auction/ Craft event and she said they sold some of the items we made and she was happy and got some really good feed back.

Here are some pictures below of a few more of the items we made. (Now we can slow down a little bit. LOL! )

Visors for the little girls and you must notice the one on the right has a button!

More crafts for the Saturday event with a few crafts for the little boys

Well we finally got some crafts together for the little boys.
So here they are. Wish us LUCK that they sell on Saturday! ;-)
Hope you can get some crafting ideas from the pictures.
I am going to visit my mother for the weekend and I hope to add more pictures later.

Boy apron

Funny Visors

New Crafts comming soon!

Well I missed posting yesterday as I have been working very hard to get a few more things ready for Saturday. So stay tuned and hopefully I can get some more pictures up today or tonight! ;-)

A Craft for the Little Boys!

Ok we are trying to come up with something for the church sale that would work for little boys, so I did this apron trying to not make it girly and was just wondering if you can tell the appliqué is a chef hat?

All comments welcome!

Still Crafting Aprons!

Hi All,
I am trying really hard to have a craft a day or at least to let you know I am here at the blog and hope you are too. ;-)
Anyway the craft tonight is more decorated aprons. They are a little bit addictive because they are so cute. I hope you enjoy them!

Crafting ideas from the Crafting Nut!

Crafting with beads, antique-vintage sewing buttons, fabric, lace, ribbon, or embroidery design whatever you can think of the sky truly is the limit!