Monday, September 29, 2008

Blue Monday

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Thank you SmilingSal for inviting me to Blue Monday. I look forward participating. I am still trying to figure out how to get the link set up correctly so bare with me!!!
This is a wooden egg that I painted about 7 years ago for Easter. Dan and I were newlyweds so I was all about doing cute things for the holidays. This is one of my handmade teapot tea cozy sets. I bought 4 yards of this Laura Ashley decorator fabric, at a store going out of business. I wish I bought the whole bolt!!!
Well, that is all I had saved on my computer for pictures to share for today. I hope you enjoy just alittle bit of my blue stuff. Next week I promise to have lots more.
hugs, Ellen

Friday, September 26, 2008

FRIDAY FLEA MARKET

Welcome to another FFM. Click on the above link to see all the wonderful bloggers who are also participating.

handmade Sweet Pink Roses Pin Cushion with Blue Millenary Flowers...so YuMmY...

Today I have a new cupcake pin cushion from my line of pastry pin cushions. I just put it up on etsy. You can see this by clicking on the below link. Price: $16.99 + $6.00 Shipping & Handling. Insurance is optional $1.65 All my handmade items come wrapped sweet & pretty.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15610051

Closeup of pink cupcake in vintage candy/tart mold.

Pin cushion with pretty pink beads and lampwork glass bead. Look at all the pretty pins!

I also still have Cinnamon Halloween Cat Pin Cushion on ebay.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZsweet*memory*making*mom

I also love to create special/custom orders. So if you are looking for something specific, you can contact me at my email, sweetmemorymakingmom@live.com

hugs, Ellen

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

CINNAMON the Halloween Cat Pin Cushion





handmade Cinnamon Halloween Cat Pin Cushion~SOLD
Hello Everyone! I finally got another one of my pin cushions finished! I have been under the weather. I think I have a bad sinus infection so I haven't been doing any sewing. Today is the first day that I feel alittle better, so I created this cute lil' girl! I hope you like her. Right now she is up for auction on ebay. You can check her out at http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZsweet*memory*making*mom
I also have two pin cushions up on Etsy. You can check them out at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5815610
Well, I am off to bed. I hope you have a great evening. Stay warm! It is already starting to get cold here!!! hugs, Ellen

Saturday, September 20, 2008

PINK SATURDAY

Here are a few items from my collections. If you haven't heard, I LOVE TEA! Tea has a tradition in our family. My mom used to give us tea when we would be home sick from school and it just evolved from there. My sister got married last October and used Teatime items to decorate the reception. I'll have to post pictures. Here colors were brown and pink!!!
Don't you just love the Vintage Teapot.

I bought this handpainted birdhouse for the Bridal Tea Party I had for my sister before she got married.
I found this at the Yankee Candle "Flag Ship" store in Deerfield, MA. I just love the Combo of the Pink and Polka Dot shade with the white bunny!
Here are some throw quilts with pink in them. I also LOVE QUILTS.
And Last, but not least, Here is a pink and white rose that my brother, an amateur photographer. This was from the the Botanical Garden in New York.

Well, I hope you enjoy my PINKS! I am off to take the girls to tap and ballet class. Enjoy your Weekend. Make sure to check out the rest of the ladies posting thier pink pictures by clicking on the following link. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/pink-saturday---september-13.html?cid=130530330#comments

pink hugs, Ellen

Friday, September 19, 2008

FRIDAY FLEA MARKET

Hello and Welcome to another Friday Flea Market. All items below are listed to sell including shipping and handling costs. Insurance is optional on all items. However, if you chose not to insure, I am not responsible for lost or stolen items. I accept Paypal, money orders, or personal checks. I ship once payment clears. Just leave me a comment on an item that you are interested in and I will get back to you. PLUS, I still have items available from last weeks Flea Market. Thank you. Have a great weekend. hugs, Ellen
handmade PiNk RoSeS cUpCaKe Pin Cushion~SOLD
I made this pin cushion using fabric from Quilting Pink, P is for Moda. The bottom of the cushion has luscious pink roses with pretty greenery. It is sectioned into six with pin embroidery floss and the bottom has a pink & white gingham button. The cupcake is made with a coordinating pink fabric with pink flowers and pink polka dots. I used a pink silicone cupcake mold to hold the cupcake. I added a pretty green & white polka dot yo-yo plus a vintage raspberry red vintage button. I used a white felt icing flower and sheer white ribbon roses between the cupcake and base of pin cushion. You will also get 7 PINS. Five are handmade. The cushion is filled firmly with premium polyester fiberfill. Any questions, contact me.
Price: $14.99 + $6.00 Shipping & Handling. Insurance optional: $1.65. All my handmade items come wrapped up sweet & pretty.

handmade Juicy Green Pear Pin Cushion.~SOLD

I made this pear using a batik green fabric. The fabric has shading of green and subtle white polka dots. Very pretty. I used vintage pink buttons and vintage MOP buttons, to create a pretty vinguette. I also made a pink leaf with an embroidered rose bud on it along with a wooden stem accented with a pretty soft pink satin ribbon bow and a vintage faux pearl button. You will also receive the three pins; one pearly pink leaf, one pink ball and one light green. The cushion is filled firmly with premium polyester fiberfill.

Price: $7.99 + $5.00 shipping & handling. Insurance optional $1.65. All my handmade items come wrapped up sweet & pretty.


handmade Shabby Blue Vintage Rhinestone Pin Cushion.~SOLD

I used a 1930's Vintage Reproduction fabric with white tulips on a blue checkered/gingham background. I used white embrodiery floss and a vintage blue button on the bottom. On top I used a large vintage button with dark blue rhinestones. I then accented with two vintage light blue rhinestone earrings. You will also get two pretty pins. One, is handmade using a pearly blue bead.

Price: $5.99 + $5.00 Shipping & Handling. Insurance is optional $1.65. All my handmade items come wrapped up sweet & pretty.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

PINK SATURDAY

http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/pink-saturday---september-13.html?cid=130530330#comments This is my first Pink Saturday. I have loved pink ever since I was getting ready for the birth of my first daughter Audrey. When Jane was born 13 months later, forget it, I was in love with Pink. I thought I would show you a few things that are pink in my kitchen.
I found these at the grocery store. Gotta love pink and anything that supports cancer research. Don't the two tones of pink look so pretty! Here is a picture of my coffee and tea tins. My mother bought these for me. I just love how they look. I drink tea and my husband drinks coffee. He's a good hubby because the pink doesn't bother him. ;) I use the tea bag holder for sweetner instead. I think it is just too cute. I found this in a little shop when I was on vacation this summer at Stone Harbor, NJ.
And of course my favorite find. A pink Tea Kettle. I use this every morning and i love it.
I have a lot of pink things and I look forward to sharing them with you. Make sure to check out other bloggers who post their favorite pink things. Bare with me. I am still trying to figure out how to link PINK SATURDAY correctly.
Pink definatelyis more than just a color!!!
Have a beautiful day! Warm hugs & pink kisses, Ellen

Friday, September 12, 2008

FRIDAY FLEA MARKET

I finally got something up for today's Flea Market. All items below are priced to sell with shipping and handling costs. Insurance is optional on all items. However, if you do not choose to to insure, I am not responsible for lost or stolen items. I have never had a problem with shipping but there is always a first time. I accept PAYPAL, money orders and personal checks. I ship once payments clear. Any questions, feel free to leave a comment. I also have items up for sale on EBAY, including my handmade pin cushions. http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZsweet*memory*making*mom
I will soon be adding an ETSY store. And I have great news. I have a new blog called Ellie Belly Jelly Bean, elliebellyjellybean.blogspot.com. This is were I will be selling my items. Right now it is still under construction, but make sure to keep checking back for its grand opening. I WILL BE HAVING A GIVEAWAY FOR ONE OF MY HANDMADE PIN CUSHIONS TO CELEBRATE THIS NEW JOURNEY! Thank you all for your support. Lots of Hugs, ellen
Handmade Baby Black Crow/Bird Halloween Pin Cushion. It measures roughly 4 1/2" x 4 3/4" (base) x 4 1/2" tall. I used some great halloween fabrics, a vintage yellow & cream crochet doiley, and lots of great vintage buttons including MOP buttons. I also used a great vintage reproduction button for that extra special touch. There are also a few pins. Any questions, let me know. I love to do custom orders. So if you are looking for something specific or in a certain color, feel free to contact me. Price: $14.99 + $6.00 Shipping & Handling. Insurance optional $1.65. All my handmade items come wrapped up sweet & pretty.
Two 1993 Halloween Sweet jointed plush teaddy bears from Ty's Attic Treasures Collection. They are both Peter~Trick or Treat Bears. In excellent conditions with their original hang tags. These would make great HALLOWEEN GIFT BAG STUFFERS!!! Price: $2.99 + $4.80 Shipping & Handling. Insurance Optional $1.65.

Black Crow Halloween Cupcake Pin Cushion~SOLD
Handmade Black Crow Halloween Cupcake Pin Cushion. It measures roughly 3 3/4" wide x 5" tall. I used a tin candy/tartlet mold for the cupcake part of the pin cushion. I added a heavy cardboard crow ornament on top. There are vintage buttons and a pumpking charm that dangles. I also added a few pins. Any questions let me know. I Love to do custom orders. So if you are looking for something specific or in a different color, feel free to contact me. Price: $14.99 + $6.00 Shipping & Handling. Insurance Optional $1.65. All my handmade items come wrapped up sweet and pretty.

These are a pair of vintage embroidered doiley's. The measure 8 1/2 x 10 1/4". The have each have matching bouquets of pin daisy's. It also has a lovely royal blue embroidered border and some accenting. The trim of these is crocheted. These are in great vintage shape. Any questions feel free to leave a comment. Price: $5.00 + $2.00 Shipping & Handling.
Insurance Optional $1.65.
This is a great Vintage Hardy Boys Book, "The Secret of The Old Mill." If you love collecting old books or crafting this would make a great addition. This is a great ephemera piece. Any questions, leave a comment. Price: $3.00 + $1.50 Shipping & Handling. Insurance optional $1.65.

Vintage Needlepoint Dragonfly framed. I have had this for a long time. I used to collect dragonfly items. The blue is very vibrant and beautiful. Measures 8 3/4" x 8 3/4." The black frame is very chippy and shaped almost like bamboo. This is in excellent vintage condition.
Price: $7.00 + $6.00 Shipping & Handling. Insurance Optional (highly suggested b/c there is glass) $1.65.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11....Prayers!

Good Morning Everyone! I just want to ask for prayers for all those effected by 9/11 and to pray for safety and speedy return of our troops. I pray for God's covering over all the men and women fighting for us and the families that are also sacrificing for our freedom and our security.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Two New Additions To Our Family!



Thought I would introduce Bella and Cupcake to you all. These are two sweet lil' kittens we picked up Sunday night. Audrey's is Bella the black one and Jane's is Cupcake the gray girl. There 5 weeks so they are tiny. There momma was killed so they were in desperate need of a family. They really are fitting in so nicely. Today I gave them a bath. They didn't like that so much but handled it better than I thought. I'll have to post picks now that they look clean. Have a wonderful night.


***UPDATE*** I have created a new blog for selling my handmade items plus other goodies. Keep checking back to find out more. Have a wonderful night everyone. shabby hugs & pink kisses, ellen Photobucket

Friday, September 5, 2008

FRIDAY FLEA MARKET



Hello! I just posted new pin cushions up for auction on ebay. I also have some other items up. The link for them is at the end of todays posts. I am going to be setting up a sister blog for selling items. Right now I am thinking of, "LMNOP"... "ELLE BELLE"...or "ELLIE BELLY JELLY BEAN." All nicknames I had at one point growing up! I'll keep you posted. I think it would be easier to set up all that I need to sell items. Less confusing and more user friendly. That way you don't have to scroll through all my post to see what I have for sale. I really am enjoying learning how to blog and do this STUFF. I am also thrilled to be getting such wonderful comments and making lots of friends. Thank you so much. Have a Wonderful Day. Leave a comment to say "HI" or if you have any questions. Make sure to check out what other bloggers have up today for FRIDAY FLEA MARKET. http://fridayfleamarket.blogspot.com/
hugs, Ellen

Sweet Yummy Cupcake Pin Cushions!

Sweet Pink CuPcAkE Yummy Pin Cushion~SOLD
Close Up!
Black CRoW Halloween Pin Cushion~SOLD
Sweet Black Bird Halloween Pin Cushion
50 1930's Vintage Repro Fabric Yo Yo's~SOLD

Thes are up for sale on ebay. You can check them out at the following link. http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZsweet*memory*making*mom

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Birthday Cupcakes!





Good Evening! I just wanted to post a few pictures from my birthday party. My husband didn't make the German Chocolate Cake, but bought cupcakes. The girls were happy...which made me happy too. We had lots of fun. Creating "Sweet Memories" is what it is all about!!! hugs, Ellen