Saturday, August 30, 2008

Today Is My Birthday!

Sweet Blue Bird Pin Cushion~SOLD

In honor of my birthday I created this sweet lil' blue bird pin cushion. She is up for auction on ebay.*memory*making*mom I turn 35 today. I look forward to spending a nice day with my family. I'll post pictures. I am praying that someone makes me a German Chocolate cake...if not, I may have to make it myself. LOL Have great day everyone. hugs, Ellen

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Flea Market

Hello all!!!! I have been having a heck of a time figuring out how to get the link for FFM up properly, so I am alittle behind. I ask for your patience. I will have items up for sale soon. The link is below. Check out the great items other bloggers are selling. Thanx. hugs, Ellen

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

HoOt The Halloween OwL Pin Cushion!

Handmade HoOt HaLlOwEeN oWl Pin Cushion~SOLD
I finished HoOt today. Another SMMM original design. I drew him up this morning! I think he turned out great. I just love him perched on my vintage plant stand. He is now up for auction on ebay. Check him out along with my other pin cushions. I also plan to start making my Teapot Tea Cozy Sets again!!! I am having so much fun getting back to my creative side. Having little babies took up all my time! hugs, Ellen*memory*making*mom

My Ballet Beauties

My daughters got home just about an hour ago. My husband took them to, "Granny's Got It" to buy everything they need for their Ballet and Tap classes. They start their first class a week from this Saturday. When Audrey and Jane got home they were so excited to show me their outfits, so they tried them on for me. I was able to take pictures of them practicing their ballet moves. How sweet!!! I was overwhelmed with that, "Motherly Love." My eyes teared thinking about how old they are getting. The two of them are growing so fast. I am so greatful to have two healthy and lovely lil' girls. Thank you Lord! hugs, Ellen

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

SwEeT pInK kItTy Pin Cushion

Hope everyone had a wonderful day. I created this lil' gal while sitting on a quilt with my girls in the front yard. It was so beautiful outside that I could not resist. Someone saw "SaSsY cAt and asked if I would make this pin cushion in pink or with roses. So, I decided to make it with both. This pretty fabric is from the line, Quilt Pink~P for Moda. She is so precious. I just put her up on ebay. She might not show up yet but stop by and check her out. Have a great night. hugs, Ellen

Handmade SwEeT pInK kItTy Pin Cushion~SOLD*memory*making*mom

Monday, August 25, 2008

SaSsY is for sale!

I just posted her on ebay. It may take awhile for her to show up. Make sure to stop by and check her out.
hugs, Ellen

handmade SaSsY cAt Halloween Pin Cushion~SOLD*memory*making*mom

SaSsY cAt...Pin Cushion

Here she is for her global day beut, "SaSsY cAt. I couldn't wait to post a picture and show you how she turned out. I think she is so adorable. Of course, I am frustrated with my camera. She looks so much more Halloween Chic in person. This morning I drew a quick pattern and vwala, SaSsY. I will be posing her for auction on ebay tonight. Eventually I would like to sell my pin cushions and teapot tea cozy sets from my blog. But I have to take baby steps. So keep checking back. Hope you enjoy this lil' sassy lady. hugs, Ellen

Halloween Anyone?

Hello Everyone! Well, I am back from our short trip to Sun Valley. We had such beautiful weather. I'll post pictures later. What I am really excited about is that I was able to stop at my favorite fabric store while on our lil' trip. I found some really pretty Halloween fabric at, Quilting By The Yard. I tell you it took me two minutes to pick out the fabric and about 45 minutes to wait to have it cut. I am not complaining....oh maybe alittle. Hubby and the girls were waiting in the truck. Dan said, "You'll be quick, right? Ten Minutes." I said, "Definately, I know what I am looking for." Long story short, he came in the store with both girls. The girls were good and so was he. WINK WINK!!! It was worth the wait. I have already started making my HALLOWEEN PIN CUSHIONS. I am so excited to post pictures. The other items in the picture; four halloween tea stained Halloween tags, three black crows with sheer black ribbon and black glitter, and two small pumpkins with twirly wire. I got these accessories from another favorite store, BITTERSWEET. It is so hard for me because I have definately gone Shabby since having two girls. I love soft pinks, and ruffles and everything shab, but I tell you I cannot resist anything primitive country/antique. So I have decided to dedicate different areas of my house to both types of decor. I can make it work!!!! I know I can. LOL I am definately feeling festive and ready for fall and all the wonderful surprises it brings. I never thought I would say that. I think that we had such an eventful summer that I am satisfied and ready to move on. I would love for you to join me as I start to create and share my seasonal journey. hugs, Ellen

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Off To Sun Valley

Well, we decided to go to Sun Valley for a few days. I'll be back Saturday with stories and pictures. Hope you all have a great end of the week. hugs, Ellen

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Sweet Pin Cushions on Ebay

Here are the four pin cushions that I am in the process of putting up for auction on ebay. Click on search below. The one on the far left is made from Vintage feedsack fabric. The other three are made from 1930's circa vintage reproduction fabric. All have wool felt bottoms with buttons. I think they all turned out so cute. I added my finishing touches with embroidery floss, vintage and new buttons, rhinestones, brooches, hand made yo-yo's, plastic beads and lampwork beads. I truly love making these lovelies.
hugs, Ellen
Handmade Bunny & Pink Pin Cushion~SOLD
Handmade Porcelain Brooch Purple Pin Cushion~SOLD
Handmade Vintage Feedsack *Red Hearts* Pin cushion~SOLD
Handmade Blue Rhinestone Pin Cushion~SOLD

Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I will be posting several of my pin cushions later this morning on ebay. You can visit me at my ebay address below. Sometimes it might take a few hours after I post my items to show up for auction. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line. If you see something you like or you have a request for something custom ordered, let me know.*memory*making*mom

Saturday, August 16, 2008


I had such a blast this evening. Daddy was working so we decided to have some "GIRLIE GIRL TIME." They really needed a bath and haircuts. Giving 2 and 3 year olds a haircut is not easy. I cannot tell you how many times I had to tell them both to stay still and not move, but I got it done. I cut their hair just like my mom used to cut mine. I think their hair came out cute. Afterwards I used the hairdryer on them. Audrey's hair came out so cute. Her hair is usually full of curls, especially after getting it washed. Jane's hair is bone straight. I tried to add a wave at the ends but to no such luck. Then I painted their nails a pretty pink and, of course, I had to give them alittle lip shimmer and some body glider on their cheeks. They were so excited. And to top our special time together off, they both put on their cotton candy pink and silver sparkly night gowns. We had so much fun. These are the moments that just really tug at your heartstrings. I will cherish these moments forever. I look forward to many more "Girlie Girl TIMES" together. Mommy loves you girls.

Little Blue Eyes

It is such a gorgeous day today. I decided to go outside and take some pictures. My favorite turned out to be a blurry picture of Audrey smelling the hydrangea. Here eyes look so blue, taking a peek at me trying to catch a snapshot of her.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pincushions Pincushions Pincushions

The girls are napping so I was able to take a few photos of the pincushions I have been working on. A few of them still need embellishments and all, except for the butterfly pincushion, need decorative pins. I discovered a love for Vintage Reproduction Fabric. They make such beautiful pincushions. I also used a creamy white wool felt for the bottoms. I then used vintage and new buttons and lots of vintage rhinestone, pearl, and gold jewelry. I hope to start putting these up on ebay soon...sweet*memory*making* my ebay name. I hope to have my etsy shoppe up soon also. Hope you enjoy and if you have any comments or suggestions drop me a line. hugs, Ellen

What A Beautiful Day!

Hello again. I have been busy sewing pin cushions. I have a few final embellishments to add and then they will be ready to sell! Today is such a gorgeous day. The weather is perfect. Right now at 1:00 pm it is 7o degrees. The sun is out and the sky is blue. You could not ask for a more perfect day. Audrey is singing that she has the "joy joy joy joy down in her heart." Jane is snuggling her two blankies which is signaling that nap time is here. So I must run. I hope to post pictures later. hugs, Ellen p.s. My brother David took this picture. I just love sunflowers!

Friday, August 8, 2008

French Knot Frustration

Have you ever been so frustrated you just want to cry? Well, I am having the darndest time trying to create a French Knot. I am also trying to get the hang of this blogging thing and posted a request for help on my own blog. LOL Well, hopefully I can create these lil' buggers and make them on my handmade pin cushions. I'll have to take the same advice I give my 2 and 3 year old daughters. "If at first you don't succeed, try try and try again." I'll keep you posted on my progress. Ellen

Alice's House: French Knot Anger

Alice's House: French Knot Anger

I am having a difficult time making a french knot. I am trying to make them on my pin cushions. I have been practicing and they just pull threw. I try 1,2,3, and even 4 loops. I am frustrated. The knot doesn't seem to catch. WOuld you help me? Ellen