Felt Love & A Mouse House

  Real mice creep me out.It's their tails that make my skin crawl.If it doesn't have fur on it's tail....I'd rather be in a room with a lion! However,this sweet little critter,well....I knew the minute I saw it Lilly would love it. I got the pattern here. http://motherrhythm.blogspot.com/2010/07/seriously-cute-mouse-tutorial.html
Then I found this at The G.W. Boutique.That's just a fancy name for Goodwill! This would be a great home for a mouse family.
Then, I felt a story coming on.You're only getting the teeny,tiniest version!
 I got to work and made this sweet little family.The rug was cut from a felted sweater and glued to the inside of the lid.The wall art is vintage crocheted flowers.A mouse house!
Daisy and Violet are lonely, old spinster mouse sisters.
(Table and chairs  from Dollar Tree. I just put my own touch on them.)
They just love to decorate with found treasures. 
(A thimble bouquet.Straight pins and decorative sequins.)
The best part,Santa left a baby at their door! Now their home is complete and a little girl is thrilled with her gift.


   Hello............anyone there?


  Sorry,it's been so long since I've posted anything.Yes,like a whole year! What can I say? Well,there's been a few big changes in my life.We have moved about 8 miles up the road. Our youngest graduated from college and has ended up on the west coast.Our sweet faithful labs,Hunter and Roxy are roaming fields in the sky instead of the local football field! No matter what we tried,couldn't keep those labs home!Maddie and Lilly continue to entertain us and fill our lives with such joy.Best of all,I have grown in my relationship with my Heavenly Father.He is totally awesome!!!!
   I have some completed projects I will be sharing.Terry has been building a playhouse from recycled barn wood.Which I'm sure you'll find interesting.I can't wait to decorate the inside.Yes,Maddie and Lilly you have to share with Mimi! Will be decorating the master bedroom on a puny budget.Hope you'll follow along,cause you never know what you'll find here! Could even be a mouse house!


Simple Art!

Okay,I'm a Pinterest addict and I'm not ashamed to admit it! So, with that said, I must share these adorable ideas.

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  Aren't these hoops just adorable? Can't get more simple than this! I've started collecting embroidery hoops to make these.
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Love these colors!Wish I were brave enough to use such a bold wall color.I have a feeling this Pinterest thing may get me into some trouble. Oh well,there's worse habits!



  • “To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common....
...........this is to be my symphony.”

~*~William Henry Channing~*~


A Valentine Giveaway

You must visit this blog. This is one talented lady with fabulous ideas. That's not all, she is having a very sweet giveaway. So.....hurry on over there and become a follower. Don't for get to mention that I sent you. Now,just click on the picture above and it will take you right to where you need to be.

One more thing,dont forget to sign up for my vintage Valentine giveaway.I'm picking 4 lucky winners!


Just For You or Four of You!

I have a gift for 4 lucky followers!

                             I have a bunch of vintage Valentines and I'm giving them away.

If you would like a chance,just leave a comment. I will draw 4 names on Friday,Feb.3. You may ask, "why" am I giving these all away?
                                                              Because of this!
Sometimes we just accumulate too many things and they no longer seem special. You see this Valentine, was picked just for me by my little granddaughter last Valentines Day from the local antique shop.It's special,because lots of love came with it.She was so proud when she gave it to me. The others have no meaning for me,other than I want to share them with you and I truly love giving things away!


Come On In. It's Cozy In Here!

Welcome to Mom and Dads.Come on in.They won't mind!

I know Christmas is over.Just pretend like the decorations aren't here!

Isn't it homey?

I entertain the family with this antique organ! Nah!!!!

Though I've never lived in this house,it still feels like home.Maybe it's because I grew up with most of the many antiques in this house.

Couldn't you just curl up with a book in this corner? Yes Dad,I will take that cup of coffee!

I remember Dad buying Mom this lamp when I was a very young child. Seems as though it's always been  in my life.

I told you it was cozy. Thanks for stopping by!