Happy Halloween!

Do you know hard it was to get a 1 yr old to sit still? See the pen~bribes already!

All Dressed Up!

My little lady, AnnaMae, is all ready for dinner and a dance! This dress form is from Cerri's shop. She has the loveliest items. You must check her out! The silk ribbon is from Pretty Petals. Another lovely shop! Glitter is painted on the dress form to add as jewelry. Feather ribbon and pink pearls complete the look!

LOVE it! This tiny little dress form reminded me of my childhood. My best friend, Dona and I, would 'dress' our Barbies. We spend HOURS doing this. I was lucky enough to have beautiful scraps of velvet, silk, ribbons...My late Grandfather owned and operated a sewing and upholstery business and did only antiques. My Grandmother was the epitome of PINK! VELVET! SILK!

It's nice to go back to my heritage-New York and 'see' my late grandparents work in the prominent homes and museums. It's sad that this is a dying art form.

I promise to upload our Pumpkin Patch pictures soon. D loved it! She picked a pretty one for $4.

As I close my Halloween crafts

for this year, I wanted to share the last 3 crafts I made. I think they came out so cute. I'm pondering if I should make some of these to sell next year. What do you think?

Have a wonderful Sunday! Off to the Pumpkin Patch today for our first pumpkin!

Autumn is a great time of year

to snuggle with your loved one's, have a cookie or cupcake with a steaming cup of coffee, and get in your comfy PJ's with a good book, and my favorite-do Nothing but sit and enjoy the sun with
its burnished golds, reds, and browns.
**off topic~~Seriously, those people at Michael's are sneaky putting all that 'stuff' in the $1 bins! I spent over $20 in dollar stuff today to alter! I never get out of there less than $50...**

This is my Autumn Gathering~~see the other partiers at ArtsyMama!
Photo of downtown Greenville where I live called Falls Park. We have a beautiful river that runs through it and an awesome suspension bridge. It's a nice place to relax and watch the world go by on a warm Autumn day.

So I start my Happy Gathering with a little history of why I love this time of year so much. A wedding photo of moi and my dear D, or big D as his friends call him from 1999.
We had our photos in black and white before it became popular. I love this photo. I came up with the flower arrangement of deep burgundy roses, blush pink fill in, and tied with gorgeous burgundy ribbon. I remember the florist insisted on keeping my idea. Ha! Now you don't see an arrangement without it tied with ribbon. Hmmmm....

October 23 is my 9 year Anniversary. We got married at a beautiful outdoor chapel on a cool, crisp October day. The nickname for Symme's Chapel is Pretty Place. It's high on a mountain outside of our town and is part of the summer camp for YMCA established in 1912. My father in law looked down in the valley and stated it looked like a bowl of fruity pebbles because of the gorgeous fall foliage.

My little October Pumpkin is born on 10/10/07. We are blessed. Fast forward to 10/10/08 and my Little Pumpkin is ONE! See her birthday pics below!

and Mommy is so excited to 'dress' the house this year even if she is worn out from working FT outside the home, chasing Little Pumpkin, and trying to craft somewhere in between!


This is a Fall collage I made.

Here we are on my deck~~Let's sit and have some wine~~oh, I do have sweet tea~~can't live in the Deep South without that~
*Note to self--get help for the flower fetish!*

Thanks for coming!

Now onto to Christmas!

Christmas ought to be interesting this year! Anyone know how to hang a real Christmas Tree from the ceiling? Little D is going to be inside that tree, I know it! I'll be putting my soft ornaments or my unbreakable Hallmark one's up this year~~Ha!

I did buy this awesome felt ornie kit from Alicia Paulson! Can't wait to snuggle in bed and work on those! Check them out~~can you say cute :)
What I believe my tree will look like on 12/26.

MIL likes to remind Big D that his brother dragged their Christmas Tree around the house one year around Little D's age. *YIKES* The two dogs ought to enjoy that if it happens!

Happy Autumn !

Happy 'Boo' Halloween!!

Welcome to the Halloween Party!! You can find other fellow partiers---A Fanciful Twist

Thanks for visiting!! Please come back and we'll have some coffee, tea, and yummy cupcakes and cookies!

My First Birthday Party!

Very early on my Birthday morning. Mommy needs more off her juice called Dunkin Donuts coffee! Below is Mommy putting out my decorations and setting my Birthday table.

Check out my Chenille Rabbit. I LOVE it :)

All dressed up...where is my family..they don't tell time very well. I'm off to amuse myself with my balloon.

Lucky asking Mommy to have D quit boinking her with the balloon.
Cookie has the smart idea---ran off to sleep on Mommy's bed. Her she is saying Get Out! Leave me alone :)

FINALLY! Cake!! Ice Cream!! Whooppppppeee...



The ice cream was my favorite! I passed out from all the sugar after a few hours. Mommy was tired but happy.