Thursday, June 18, 2009

Moving in?? the magical Household

This is one ancient rule that is rarely argued: Never move a broom from one house to another.It will bring your last residence's bad luck into your new home.(This doesn't pertain to decorative brooms or those solely for magical use,only those actually used to sweep floors). If,for some reason,you must move an ordinary broom, put it into the new house through an open window, and the ill luck will be deterred.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gorgeous Pictures I came across on Flicker


I was Featured! Along with other Great etsy shops



http://shoppingkiwi.blogspot.com/ Stop by this lovely blog and see all the great shops! Mesha has all the right words to describe every ones shop.

Here are a few new items I have added to my shop

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New York City with my sons











Here is a photo of my boys! on the left is my son Anthony and on the right is my son David.This picture is taken by the Hudson river with back ground of New York.My sons took me to Dinner (belated Mother;s Day gift) at P.F Changs, as we looked over the sky line i said "how pretty" New York is right there! my youngest son (on the left) said lets go!!! so off we went, we took the ferry, free parking at P.F Changs, ferry ride 16 bucks! each not bad then when we got to the other side there is a free bus ride! so we took that to M&M Factory.. I will show more pictures... I said what a nice gift! the whole package, they out did last year! my Anthony said , well next year is Paris!!! lol I can't wait! he was jking me i know but just the thought! how sweet..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

rose for you


Yesterday was my brothers birthday. We were 18 months apart. He passed away two years ago in a very bad motorcycle accident. I miss him so very much,I just wanted to remember him on this day.. and every day... To my brother...LOVE YOU!!! Always in my heart..

Sunday, May 3, 2009

If you love HERMES BAGS this one is for you


I found this great Hermes bag called the "Kelly" bag.On there website they give the pattern for you to make this wonderful bag.Just click on the title to get yours!! I did all the searching for you.I wish I could sew!!! maybe some one out there in the blog world can do this one!! (nudge nudge)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Vintage Buttons From old New York Garment center in Soho


Here is a picture of my grandmother (back row to the right) with her four sisters .My Aunt Helen also my God-Mother (bottom row on the right) Used to work at the old Gimbels in the fabric department. I can remember going there with my mom to buy fabric for the clothes she would make for me.Those were the days when wearing pant suits ,dresses,hats,aprons, where all the rage.Never ever wore jeans or pajamas out side the house! You can find these buttons in my shop. I have a large amount that i sorted and will be listing them in groups . Come back often to see the batch I list!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

How to gocco

This looks like so much fun!!! click on title to view video.I hope this is useful to all my crafter friends!!!

How to wire wrap a briolette

How to wire wrap a briolette.Click on title to watch video.This is very helpful to all crafters that are not sure on how to wire wrap a briolette stone.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

etsy addicts member


A great place to meet on Thursdays chat rooms come by....
admit it!!!!!!!!! you are a addict........Also check out my videos on the side bar----really funny!!

Daily 5 plus new items in shop
















I love Cherry Blossoms!! I picked these off the tree out front of my yard.I wanted to make something just to take a picture of the lovely Cherry Blossom tree.So I came up with these!! I almost want to keep them for myself.I love jewelry and love wearing it and making it.For some reason or another it just makes me feel pretty. Oh yeah! Mother's Day is around the corner. Give these to someone special, after all your mom does deserve the best!!

Daily 5

111. Learn CPR
112. Resist the temptation to buy a boat
113. Stop and read historical roadside markers
114. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly
115. Know how to change a tire

ETSY DAY RECAP


click on title to view the re cap of Etsy day!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New items in Shop


Here is a Rosary set done with red stone beads.I love wearing them and making them. I also have a shorter set that I sell,I like to wear the two together they really look nice,I have gotten many comments when I wear them.I recently had someone who wants me to make a full length Rosary with violet swarovski crystals. I think I might have under charged, I've seen them on the web for well over 100.00 dollars. But I really enjoy making them. So half of it is joy the other half is making some one enjoy this beautiful necklace.

A read from the past


This was the year I was born, A few exciting things to view. One of my favorites is Barbie, she was also born that year, and that happens to be my first name--Barbara- Click on picture to get a better look.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Punta Cana (family) Daily 5




My brother and niece just got back from Punta Cana .I wanted to share these photos with everyone. I can remember my brother when he was small being afraid of a mouse, so this really cracked me up when I saw him near a monkey and a bird. The face on him is priceless. LOL.

Daily 5 (Happy Earth Day)

106. Give yourself a year and read the Bible cover to cover
107. Consider writing a living will
108. Install dead bolt locks on outside doors
109. Don't buy expensive wine,luggage,or watches
110. Put a lot of little marshmallows in your hot chocolate

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Daily 5


Daily 5 Plus 1

100. Know how to drive a stick shift
101. Spread crunchy peanut butter on Gingerman cookies for the perfect late-night snack
102. Never use profanity
103. Never argue with police officers, and address them as "officer"
104. Learn to identify local wildflowers,birds, and trees
105. Keep fire extinguishers in your kitchen and car

Friday, April 17, 2009

Daily 5

I came across this picture and wanted to share. Do you know what was used? Lets see if you can guess..

Daily 5
96. Take a brisk thirty-minute walk every day
97. Treat yourself to a massage on your birthday
98. Never cheat
99. Smile a lot. It cost nothing and is beyond price
100. When dining with clients or business associates, never order more than one cocktail or one glass of wine. If no one else is drinking,don't drink at all

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Daily 5 and new buds!


As I'm walking the dog this morning I noticed the Cherry Blossom Tree out front was starting to bloom , I just had to bring them inside and share.

Daily 5

91. Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
92. Read the Bill of Rights
93. Learn how to read a financial report
94. Tell your kids often how terrific they are and that you trust them
95. Use credit cards only for convenience, never for credit

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Daily 5



You meet so many wonderful people here at Etsy!! A few days ago I had someone buy one of my bracelets that I make with the rosary charms. Then I received a e-mail thru etsy from her son, that has to wear a medical bracelet, and was wondering if I can make him these hemp bracelets. Well of coarse I can. I replied. I made a few different colors as shown above. And to my surprise he buys them all!!! What a wonderful kid!! So I also included a few extras, a necklace and two more different style bracelets and a pair of earrings for his mom! That's just how I am. So If any one decides to order from me, You will be sure that I will include many, many surprises also. I know when I buy from etsy and when I get surprises I will be sure to re visit them again. I always say "what comes around goes around". All smiles!!!

Daily 5

86. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who'll never find out
87. Attend class reunions
88. Lend only those books you never care to see again
89. Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it's just a daisy in a jelly glass
90. Know how to type

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

PIF Day


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19100160 Having a Huge PIF sale in shop. Come on over to view a few!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Loom Flowers



I Love the way these Loom Flowers came out! I will be adding them to my shop. they are great for scrapbooking add to hair or just pin on a shirt.You can also add to a nice straw hat or pocket book so many ideas .And they come in so many colors! I really like the sunny yellow.. vist my shop for more..www.LilDabDesigns.etsy.com

added a bunch of new items



These are just a few of my new items. I love to make and create new things for my shop , only thing I do not like is adding ,listing,uploading,pricing,item description----bluh,bluh,bluh, I wish there was a smart button like staples has,, press it and say "that was easy" whew, for a monday this is way to much stuff.... But this week end I did relax a bit.. so i guess today i needed to feel like I have accomplished something, I hate being lazy, It makes me feel guilty for some strange reason. Hope you enjoy a few new things....

Happy Monday! My Daily 5


I just love this photo!

Daily 5
81. Recycle old newspapers, bottles, and cans
82. Refill ice cube trays
83. Don't let anyone ever see you tipsy
84. Never invest more in the stock market than you can afford to lose
85. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come ninety percent of all your happiness or misery

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I love getting mail from etsy


I would like to first thank Heather for her lovely card she made titled "Hope" she has so many other things in her shop . These are also so cute http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22904928. Go on over just to say hi .She likes to make custom orders too. this is what she sent me!!!!! with extras!!! Thank you Heather!!

starting something new


I just love the look of these bags! I went on over to 44th street fabrics and purchased a pattern. I also get a free fat quarter with the order!
I do not sew that often, my last project I did in high school Yikes! But I always love to try something new. I think these would be great for summer trips to the beach, a day at the park, you can stash any thing you want in them , so if they come out the way I hope they will, I will be adding them to my shop. Wish me luck! Have a great week end , and remember today is Earth Hour, at 8:30 pm shut your lights off .Lets all take part in a good thing...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Last friday in March,My Daily 10!


My Daily 5 plus 5!

71. When someone wants to hire you, even if it's for a job you have no interest in, talk to them.Never close the door on an
opportunity until you've had a chance to hear the offer in person
72. Don't mess with drugs, and don't associate with those who do
73. Slow dance
74. Avoid sarcastic remarks
75. Steer clear of restaurants with strolling musicians
76. In business and in family relationships, remember that the most important thing is trust
77. Forget the Joneses
78. Never encourage anyone to become a lawyer
79. Don't smoke
80. Even if you're financially well-to-do, have your children earn and pay part of their college tuition and have them pay for all their automobile insurance

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Daily 5


My Daily 5

66. Never forget your anniversary
67. Eat prunes
68. Ride a bike
69. Choose a charity in your community and support it generously with your time and money
70. Don't take good health for granted

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

For the spring



Here are two new additions to my shop. Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. My sales have not been good lately. I have been going through my styles of old jewelry and trying to come up with something bright and light for the spring.The two necklaces here you can wear together for a new look.

My Daily 5


Here is a image called "The white Hat" by: Sir James Jebusa Shannon

61. Demand excellence and be willing to pay for it
62. Whistle
63. Hug children after you discipline them
64. Learn to make something beautiful with your hands
65. Give to charity all the clothes you haven't worn the past three years

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"My Daily 5"

Here is a picture of my son and his wife. And yes thats me with the shades on.The reason why I wanted to put this picture up was, so you have a face to go with while you read my Daily 5. This picture was taken about 5 years ago. I usually do not like taking pictures. But I have to realize they are memories for my kids.So I need to start taking more memories soon..

Daily 5

56. Use your wit to amuse, not abuse
57. Remember that all news is biased
58. Take a photography course
59. Let people pull in front of you when you're stopped in traffic
60. Support a High School band

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stamps from owlbaby8069 Plus "My Daily 5"





First I would like to thank www.owlbaby8069.etsy.com For these lovely stamps I bought from her. She Hand makes these stamps, she can even do a custom stamp for you , just let her know what is on your mind! This is just one idea you can do with them, she also sent me a necklace made by www.surly.etsy.com. I love my necklace, I think I might try to make one myself. Now for "My Daily 5"...

51. Make the best of a bad situations
52. Always accept an outstretched hand
53. Live so that when your children think of fairness,caring,and integrity, they think of you
54. Admit your mistakes
55. Ask someone to pick up your mail and daily paper when you're out of town. Those are the first two things potential burglars look for.