Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend.  I worked Thursday night and was off the weekend.  We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with family.  Saturday I took my youngest to my nieces skating party.  This was her first time roller skating. She loved it.  We also put out our Elf on the Shelf.  She has talked about nothing since!! We also watched the TV show the other night.  I DVR'd it and we have been watching it several times a day. Uggh!

I also bought the Gnome pattern from Wee Wonderfuls and plan to use it to make the Mr. and Mrs. Clause she has a tut for on her blog.  I can't say enough how much I love her blog.

A different doll maker that I have admired for a long time is Revoluzzza.  I am obsessed with Red Riding Hood  and she makes the cutest one ever!!  Also I bought one of her patterns for a gnome or dwarf.  Soo cute!!  She has a wonderful blog, and if you use Google chrome it translates it from German!!  She also sent her pattern in English.  She makes all of her precious dolls from organic materials and so many cute things.  Why is it all European things seem so amazing?    Unfortunately I am back to work tonight and Monday, so my sewing will have to wait.  I hope to get started this week though!!  Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Obsessed with Gnomes

I have been MIA for a while, I know.  I had kinda lost my crafting mojo.  Halloween and fall are my favorite time of the year and I just wasn't feeling it this year.  However, I am back!!  I have been quilting and doll making.  I know I have said I have several patterns that I need to finish and that is on my to do list.

Right now I am obsessed with gnomes, thanks to Hillary Langs Mr and Mrs Gnome pattern.  I also have her Wee Wonderfuls book and love everything in it.  Here is a link to the pattern, which I am going to have to break down and buy since I look at it 20 times a day.  PATTERN!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving day.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Contdown to Halloween !!

Well it is October 1st and the countdown begins to the best holiday ever!!  I ordered my daughters Halloween costume from Costume Express.  She is going to be  witch, is there anything else to be?!! Cute witch costume with a skirt that lights up!  I of course am a witch every year!!  Please check out the link below to find over 200 blogs participating in this years countdown to Halloween!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New drawing at Folkart from the Harbor!!

Please hop on over to Folkart From the Harbors blog and enter for a free stencil giveaway!!  She is giving away this cute stencil.  Enter to win HERE!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Firecracker Kid Giveaway!!!

Please visit Firecracker Kid's awesome giveaway!! 

You just need to go visit her blog for up to 7 chances to win!  Just click HERE!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

SOOO Excited I Won!!

I won a free Pattern From Homespun From the Heart!!  Cindy is generously giving away a pattern a week.  There are two more weeks left, so be sure to follow her blog and enter here!!  I have so many of her patterns and they are great!!  This is what I chose.

Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Been a While...

It has been a while since I posted, I will use the same excuse as everyone else and say that I have been busy.  I still haven't completed the Wednesday Witch pattern.  However, I am almost done with a cute patriotic little witch, that is just as cute without her hat.  A little late for the fourth, I know, BUT who doesn't love some Americana decor all summer or all year for that matter.  Then I have to get my fanny in gear and get both patterns made.  I have several other patterns in the works too.  It is just so much more fun to make dolls than the patterns.  I just hate writing out the directions.  Anyone else have this same issue? 

Well on another note, I just bought the cutest stencils, ones of witch sayings of course!, from Folkart from the Harbor.  You have to check out her blog here.  I plan to make some signs, maybe to put in my Etsy.  My want to do list is so much longer than my free time.  Why can't I just be independently wealthy and not have to go to work?  Oh well!! 

I can't wait to see my youngest setting off fireworks!!  She loves it! I hope that everyone has a safe and fabulous FOURTH!!  I am actually off this Sunday and Monday.  Yay me!!  Have a good holiday weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Etsy Treasury!!

I'm so excited to see my Freckled Witch made it to an Etsy treasury!!  Yay for me!!  Check it out!!
Etsy Treasury!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday the Witch

Meet Wednesday! My newest witch.  She is so cute.  She is in a blackish gray dress with matching hat.  She has little black shoes that are sparkly.  Cute broom too!! Her face is embroidered but has painted eyes.  I will try to have the pattern available tomorrow, otherwise it will be Monday.

Another Awesome Giveaway!!

Home Sweet Stitchery has a such a cute blog.  If you love stitcheries then you must check out her blog, and don't forget to enter the giveaway here. 

Rusty Thimble Giveaway!!

The Rusty Thimble is having a great giveaway for this wonderful witch!!  Who can pass up a witch giveaway?!!  I know I can't!!  Be sure to visit her blog and enter!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Doll!! Kitchen Witch!!

This is my new doll the Kitchen Witch.  Right now she doesn't have a hat.  Not Everyone is into witches like I am.  Can you believe it?!!  So, I wanted the non-witch lovers to see a doll without one!!  I will include the hat in the pattern for the rest of us who wish it was Halloween year round!!  She is a chubby doll with chubby legs and sensible shoes.  She is about 17 inches long.  She has painted eyes and everything else is embroidered on her face.  She is wearing a gingham dress with an apron.  I'm still deciding if I want to grunge it up!  I gave her a painted wooden spoon, in orange and black of course!!  I will finish the pattern soon.  My 6 year old is such a chatter box, I've had a hard time getting this finished.  Gotta love summer break!!  I hope you enjoy her!!  I've put her in my kitchen.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blog Giveaway!!

Please checkout Vicky's giveaway on her super cute blog.  Lots of cute stuff!!  Become a follower and mention it on your blog!!

Vicky's blog

Here is just a sample! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

E Pattern Sale

For a limited time get both e patterns of the freckled witch and candee corn witch for 9 dollars.  Go to my Etsy site at My Etsy

I am working on several witch patterns now.  I should have the Kitchen Witch ready this weekend!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I am working this weekend, so I won't be able to get the Candee Corn pattern ready probably until Monday!!  Have a great weekend!! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

I listed My Very First Pattern!

I listed my first pattern on Etsy for my freckled witch pattern.  Here is the link, it's my shop Blackhats and Broomsticks.  Please take a look!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Candee Corn the Newest Witch!

Here is my latest creation, Candee Corn the blue-eyed witch!  She doesn't haven't pantaloons, because I wanted to show off her candy corn tights!!  I stained her with coffee and vanilla and she smells so good.  Her hat is painted in candy corn colors and she has a little candy corn on her hat. I just love her big candy corn nose!!  Pattern to follow soon.  I hope you enjoy her!!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Very First Pattern!!

This is my very first pattern!!  I love how this witch turned out.  She is the Freckled Witch and as soon as I get the pattern ready she will be listed on my Etsy site.

Mae the witch!

This adorable little doll is a pattern from The Craftaholic Creations.  Sheila makes the most adorable dolls.  I took this pattern and added my own twist and made her a witch.  She is a pattern from her pattern club.  The little pinkeep is made into a pumpkin.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My New Witch

This is my newest witch I have made.  She is made from a Homespun From the Heart pattern.  She has a black fuzzy spider hanging from her hat and a spell book in her lap.  I hope you enjoy her!!