I also have some things from Katie at http://katiesclaycorner.blogspot.com . I have to laugh at this one. First, because Katie recognized her sign yesterday and I was hoping she wouldn't notice it until today :) Doesn't it look fantastic under my wonderful painting from another great friend- Zlatica from http://pupaart.blogspot.com ??!!! When Katie made these little wooden signs I REALLY wanted the one that said "perhaps a cupcake would help?" I LOVE cupcakes, and I thought that sign would be perfect for my bakery dollhouse- another project still in progress :) Well, when Katie opened her etsy store I rushed over to look for that sign, but it wasn't there! I ordered a fabulous Halloween sign instead and one of her cute birdhouses. I came home from work a couple days later to an envelope from Katie and I thought- wow, that was fast! Katie had sent me the cupcake sign I wanted so badly before I had even ordered from her store!!! I almost cried I was so happy- and the reason she sent it to me is because of the day I ate 2 cupcakes in one day! I guess good things come from being naughty sometimes, right? There were some more fabulous signs with the cupcake sign- and even more goodies when my order from her store came- thank you so much Katie- I love everything!! Katie even sent me an owl stamp that she thought I would love- and I do love it so much! I think your shop is going to do well Katie because your minis are fabulous- I'll be a return customer :) Here is Katie's etsy store if you'd like to have a look: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Katiesclaycorner
I think I might have to put a poster of cupcakes here instead of the bread now :)
I also ordered a couple of pillows from Julia at http://bearcabinminiatures.blogspot.com . I have some of Julia's work already- an owl tapestry and an owl pillow that I simply adore. When I saw her Halloween pillows on her blog I knew I had to have one for decorating for fall each year. I also snapped up a cute little house pillow for the candy house. They are so adorable and well made! Julia sent me some extra goodies- some Halloween items, a wonderful leaf jug and fabulous labels, map and scroll. I think that I am going to have to give in and start planning and saving for a witches house after the candy house is finished- there are just too many wonderful minis out there in that theme and it keeps calling to me! My favorite extra goodie is the bolt of string! I love it so much- I can't decide if I want to use it in the design room of the flower shop or if I want to use it somewhere in the candy house. Thank you so much Julia!!! I'll be back to see you again too :) Here is Julia's fab etsy store if you'd like to visit her: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Bearcabinminiatures
I have been trying to spend some time outdoors the last couple of days before it turns really cold and the snow flies. Last night after I finished putting some more things from the garden away for the season I snapped a few pictures. Here is the view outside my kitchen window. These are the neighbor's cows- I sure do love when they are in this pasture and I can hear them mooing out there while I do the dishes. Miko the dog is not as fond of them and growls and growls at them when we are outside.
Here is a couple shots of my poor neglected garden as I hastily try to ready it for a winter's nap.