Thursday, November 27, 2008

Vintage Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photos

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful time atou my in-laws! I truly love spending time with family. That is all that it is about! I thought I would post some vintage pictures of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I thought they were fascinating!
Many Blessings, Ellen
Here is a balloon picture from 1938, including the 120' Sea Serpent.

In 1927 the first balloons appeared in the parade. Tony Sarg designs the first Felix the Cat, the Dragon, Elephant, and a Toy Soldier helium filled balloons.

1938 Uncle Same (and Serpant photos found via ziegfeldgirl)

(1940 Superman balloon found here*)

(1959 Popeye balloon discovered via Irish Elk *)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pink Saturday

I hope everyone had a wonderful Pink Saturday. I apologize for not getting this up until this evening! Luckily my last post had a pink pin cushion in it. LOL I had to be at work this morning at 7:00 a.m. I thought I would have 10 minutes to put this up. Boy was I wrong! I am not a first shift person. I prefer to work second shift. Right now I work per diem at a local hospital, so I take what I can get!
Last night I took a picture of my pretty pink sign on my front door. I just love it. I am definately starting to get into the spirit of the Season. I cannot wait to get our tree after Thanksgiving.
Have A Wonderfully Warm Pink Saturday Night. pink hugs, Ellen

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pin Cushion & Baker's Dozen Pins Gift Sets!

Here are a few pictures of some pin cushion gift sets I just put up in my Etsy Shoppe. I thought they would make great gifts for the Holidays! Have a good night. I am off to bed. I have to work tomorrow! hugs, Ellen
handmade Vintage 1930's Reproduction Scottie Dog Fabric
and Baker's Dozen Pearly Pink Leaf Pins
~cute pink vintage scottie dog charm~SOLD
handmade Holiday RED & WHITE Pin Cushion
and Baker's Dozen Pearly Red Leaf Pins~SOLD
handmade Vintage 1930's Reproduction Girlie Tea Party Fabric
and Baker's Dozen Pearly Aqua Heart Pins ~SOLD
handmade Vintage 1930's Reproduction Floral Fabric
and Baker's Dozen Pearly Leaf Red, Yellow, and Green Pins


Good Morning Everyone! Thank you Polly at Count Your Blessing for hosting. Click on the link to see what other bloggers are selling. have been busy making and buying items for the Holiday Season. I will be filling my etsy shoppe with pin cushions and other items. Click on my link to see. Below is one of my cupcake pin cushions for purchase. Right now it is on sale along with several others. I also love to create custom orders. SO if you are looking for something that I do not have in my shoppe right now let me know! Any questions, feel free to leave me a comment. Have a wonderful day!
Warm Hugs, Ellen

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Hope everyone is having a nice night! I have been so busy sewing my wrist is starting to hurt! LOL I have a new look on my blog! What do you think? I kinda like it but I think I need to get use to it! I like to change things up and found this site that has free templates! These days it is nice to get something free!

Tomorrow is Friday Flea Market, stop by to see what the other participants are selling. warm hugs, Ellen

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Angel Pin Cushions!!!!

Sorry, I really haven't been in blogland very much lately. I have been so busy trying to make pin cushions for the Holiday Season. Here are two angel pin cushions I finished today. They are for sale in my etsy shoppe. I truly have a passion for making each and every pin cushion. I take my creative time to make these sweet and pretty. So I hope everyone who has left me a comment will forgive me for not getting back you yet. I promise though, that I will be back soon. Hope everyone has a wonderful night.
hugs, Ellen
handmadeVintage Lefton Angel Girl figurine Pin Cushion
with a January sash!~SOLD
handmade Snow Baby Angel Pin Cushion~SOLD

Monday, November 17, 2008

I've Been Busy~Pin Cushions! Oh! Pin Cushions!

Hope Everyone had a lovely weekend. We have been fighting of a some kinda sick bug, but we are all feeling good!! I have been busy making pin cushions for the Holiday Season. Here are three that I finished. I have many many more in stages of completion.
I used a vintage Avon thimble. These really look so much better in person. It is like these thimbles were ment to be placed on a pin cushion!
handmade Victorian Lady Catherine Thimble Pin Cushion~SOLD
handmade Little Bird Pin Cushion~SOLD
I used a christmas ornament. I saw it and thought it was so darn cute! I added a heart lock charm. It also has vintage mother of pearls sewn in each of the six sections.

handmade Mrs. Eleanor Kitty Cat Pin Cushion...but her friends call her Mrs. Ellie. She is from a new kitty cat pattern I created. ~SOLD

I hope you enjoyed! Keep checking back because I am making more. I have my pin cushions up for sale in my etsy shoppe.
hugs, Ellen

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pink Saturday~Having Mud Fun!

Good Morning! Welcome to Pink Saturday! Thank you Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting a day full of pink fun. Make sure to click on the link to see other Pinkies!!!
The girls and I have been sick this week so I wasn't able to take my pink pictures. So, I decided to post some pictures I took of the girls late this summer. I figure mud brown goes lovely with pink! Plus Audrey is wearing a pink shirt. I hope you pinkiholics will forgive me! LOL
Audrey and Jane had such a good time just getting dirty! They love to play outside. Dan and I were sitting on the porch talking when their little endeavour started!

Look at that mess on the cement walk/stairs down there!

Jane showing off her muddy hands! She was so proud!

Audrey! Only a picture a mother would love!
Hope you enjoyed yourself. Sometimes, you just have to let them have fun! I did have to throw all the clothes away except Audrey's pink cherry shirt! Pink Power!
hugs, Ellen

Friday, November 14, 2008

Commissioned Watercolor Portrait GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday Flea Market

Welcome to Friday Flea Market, hosted by Polly over at Count Your Blessings. I have pin cushions and other items for sale in m etsy shoppe. Click on the links and see if there is anything you like. I also love to do custom orders. So if you are looking ofr a certain look or color combinatioin, please ask!!! Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend! hugs, Ellen

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Quilt Giveaway!

Win This Quilt. Stop by ~The Handmade Quilt-er~ to enter a chance to win a quilt in this pattern but at the winners choice of colors. I thought this was such a wonderful giveaway that I had to share it with you all. I love collecting quilts and I have enjoyed making a few. Stop by and see how beautiful this quilt is and the story behind it. hugs, Ellen

~Hedwig~Snowy Owl Pin Cushion!~SOLD

Good Afternoon! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Today is sunny, windy, and cold. The sky is blue and the perfect Fall day. I wanted to post my first SNOW OWL PIN CUSHION. I think she turned out so cute. I decided to name her Hedwig, after Harry Potter's snowy owl. This is my second owl pin cushion. Many of you may remember my first one, HOOT, whom I created for Halloween. This is an original SMMM pattern. I plan to create more of this during the FALL/WINTER months. I think she turned out simple and sweet. I used a creamy off white wool felt. I am really developing a great love for wool felt. I love the way it works when creating my pin cushions. Hedwig is for sale.
hugs, Ellen

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Teatime Pink time Pink Saturday

Good Morning! Welcome to Pink Saturday! Thank you Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting a day full of pink fun. Make sure to click on the link to see other Pinkies!!!
Today I thought I would share three teacups from my collection. I am sure most of you by now know that I love to collect anything related to teatime. And that I love TEA!

My first teacup is a vintage Royal Albert teacup with very pretty dainty roses on it. I drink from this cup the most! And when my sister comes to visit, she likes to use this one too.
My second teacup is very special to me. My sister went to Ireland this summer for her Honeymoon. Sandra brought this back as a gift for me. My sister share a love of tea, instilled by our mother. I love it. It is a Queen's teacup from Rosina China Co Ltd.
And my third teacup is one I found in a consignment shop. This is from Royal Alberts, "Teacup of the Month," collection. Dan and I were married in April, so I had to get it. This is called, "SWEET PEA." Which I love too because I call my girls my lil' sweet peas!
And finally, I found this picture on the internet. I wish I could remember where I saved it from. I just love cupcakes!!! I think the teapot with the pretty pink rose is just adorable!
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Sweet Pink Hugs, Ellen

Friday, November 7, 2008


Welcome to Friday Flea Market, hosted by Polly over at Count Your Blessings. I have pin cushions and other items for sale in m etsy shoppe and on ebay. Click on the links and see if there is anything you like. I also love to do custom orders. So if you are looking ofr a certain look or color combinatioin, please ask!!! and*memory*making*mom I am in the process of getting items ready to sell for the holiday season so check back! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend. Make sure to check out goodies other FFM sellers are selling.
hugs, Ellen

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

3 New Pin Cushions & A Lollipop!!!

Just thought I would post real quick what I have been working on! I still have more in the works! I am so excited because I am having so much fun! What do you think? hugs, Ellen
Handmade Ice Cream Cone Pin Cushion. Still need to tweek it alittle but I love it. It came out so cute!

handmade kitty cat pin cushion. Sitting so pretty on her sassy pillow with mini pink pom poms! She loves to be a girlie girl. I named her Sasha! I also made the tag to go with her.~SOLD

Handmade Kitty Cat Pin cushion with millenary flowers and a cute lil' birdy! She so sweet and gentle. Loves nature! I decide to name her Emily! I also made the tag to go with her!~SOLD

Sweet Pink LolliPop!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pink Pink Saturday Pink

Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Click on the link to see what other pinkies are posted!

My dad built this jelly cabinet and my mom painted it over twenty years ago. I just love it, especially because both my parents made it. It now holds most of my teatime items.
I found this lovely picture at a thrift store and i fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. My mom use to love ducks and had a picture up on the wall that looked very similiar. I just think there is something so innocent about this picture! It will eventually go in my sewing studio on the pink wall!

Here is my latest pin cushion. I found two vintage Avon thimbles and thought they would look so pretty on a pin cushion. I also sewed on bullion roses which look just like the roses on the lovely ladies hat! ~SOLD

And...of course I had to put a picture of my lil' girls wearing pink! How cute they look wearing their girly bling. Hope you enjoyed yourself while you took a moment to read my pink post. Have a wonderfully pinkalicious day!!!
hugs, Ellen