Wednesday, April 16, 2008

And the Winner is...

Karin of Creative Chaos
The Winner of my 100th post giveaway!!!

and Thank You to all of the AMAZING women that entered the contest!!!
There will be more giveaways to come~ I've got the giveaway bug now-LOL!

Last weekend, my mom and I attended a LOVELY Spring craft show in Carrollton, Ohio~ organized by artist and crafter extraordinaire Jackie Ludwig, also a dear friend of ours- how lucky we are to know so many creative women from the local craft show circuit!!!!
I was so lucky to pick up this AMAZING pumpkin- head party doll!!! It was made by Stacey of Tattered n' Torn Prims~ Stacey is so sweet and makes these ORIGINAL CREATIVE dolls that just take your breath away and steal your heart~ I am so DELIGHTED to have 3 of her dolls now; the sister to this lovely lady that I blogged about around Halloween as well as a bunny that I simply cherish~ both are so special to me!!! Thank You Stacey!!!
also in this picture~ notice the
hand-painted folk art box, made by my sweet friend,
Cindie from Olde Garge
Cindie is sooooo SUPER talented~ her designs make my head spin~ from her painting to her "junk" wreaths~ she is so GREAT~ you must check out her shop!!!

In this in-between-major-holidays time I have been doing some rearranging of favorite things and bringing loved things out of boxes and putting some of my "usual" stuff away just to spice things up around here. I sort of redecorated my family room shelf for Summer- notice that Summer to me includes Halloween witch dolls and retro themed Santas~ go with it~ I love it :)
ALSO I totally have ants in my pants to re-paint this room and most everything in it-including this black shelf~ I see it as buttermilk biscuit cream or a light pale seashelly pink...I am thinking "vintage map" by Martha Stewart for the wall color~ it's a light pale aquaish pretty!!!
Okay I'm back....

I was so excited to FINALLY go to my 1st tag sale last weekend!! Woohoo! I am always reading fabulous posts about even more- fabulous finds that women are picking up at "tag sales"~ I have been searching my local paper but haven't seen any listed. But last Saturday when my mom and I were out junking and going to craft shows we passed a tag sale sign~ after a bit of driving technique that I learned from The Fast and the Furious I found the house and boy-oh-boy did I score some AWESOME finds!!!
A whole shoe box full of vintage trims and seam binding
A neat old basket (on far right of shelf pic above)
Sweet Needle Point Pillow(on far left of pic above)
2 huge boxes of Shiney-Brite Christmas Bulbs in Hot Pink and Aqua
A pair of Jadeite Green Floral curtains(for my craft room)
and the creme' de la creme...
An OLD Canning Cabinet...
it's all cremey beat up white on the outside..and light "Martha" green on the inside!!!
What a find!!! It is going straight into my craft room!!!!
I will take pictures of my complete craft room makeover and share them with you here soon.

And last but NOT least I wanted to say THANK YOU to Stacey from Tattered n' Torn Prims for awarding me this "Excellent" Blog Award~ it is my very 1st Award and I can't help but be excited and feel touched~ especially now that I am moving past the hallmark of my 100th post~ Thank You for reading my blog and for being so supportive!!!!!


tattered 'n torn prims said...

Awwww! Thanks for the blog lovin'!! Your dollie looks really nice in her new home!! Love your treasures and thank you for connecting me with Jackie and Cindi...I did not know they too were in the cyber world!! Glad I found ya and can't wait to get to know ya better!! *hugs*

karin (creativechaos) said...

YAY!!!!!!!! I can't believe I won! I never win any giveaways!!!!! Woo Hoo..... And I can't believe you found a picture of me too!!!! That's exactly what I look like! hee hee! Karin

BirchBerry Farms said...

Hi---I am soooo glad that you stopped by----thank you for the kind words---that was really nice of you----I love your blog and that pumpkin head doll is DARLING---That darn Stacey---she is so sweet---love her to pieces!!! You do some pretty neat things yourself--I love the thing about glass glitter---meeee toooo--I heart it too---it is like mini gemstones to me---diamonds as you will! LOL