Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year


Wishing all my sweet blogging friends a wonderful New Year. May it be filled with nothing but blessings of love, peace, laughter and health. Love to you all.

Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Resolutions

We are quickly approaching the end of this year. I can't believe how fast it came and went. But I am looking forward to what the New Year has in store for us. It is always so very exciting to begin a new year. Feels like a fresh new start.
My New Year's resolutions are to pray more, laugh more and love more.
How about you, do you have any New Year's resolutions? 


Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Wishing all my sweet blogging friends a very
 
Merry Christmas
Feliz Navidad
Buon Natale
 Joyeux Noël
 Fröhliche Weihnachten

May the magic and joy of this special day surround you and yours.

From my family to you and yours.




Hugs and Blessings,

Monday, December 21, 2015

Most Treasured Ornament 2015



Hi Everyone!

If you've been following me for a while you might know that every year I make an ornament for our Christmas tree. One that holds some of the most important and special events of that year. It's sort of a mini time capsule.
On one side it's all about our daughter and her accomplishments as a college student. She is working so hard to make it into grad school. Her favorite quote is "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the Stars."
On this side is the cover of the beautiful magazine Artful Blogging. This issue is special in particular because my petite blog was featured in it.
Next is some movie tickets stubs from the premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens. This is for my Hubby who is the biggest Star Wars fan I know. Believe me this was a big deal and special moment for him :-)
And although this wasn't a special moment or happy memory I wanted to memorialize our little fur baby Cookie by adding her id tags to this year's ornament.
So there you have it...My Most Treasured Ornament 2015.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas week.



Hugs and Kisses.




Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Dress

Hi Everyone!

Today is Wednesday Wee Ones over at my sweet friend Diane's blog, Welcome to Lavender Dreams. Do you know what that means? It means we get to play dress up with our dollies...Yay!


Today Jesse Sue is modeling the pretty dress I made for her to wear on Christmas...Which by the way is only 9 days away! Can you believe that?
She is a sweet vintage doll so I decided to make her something classic and what's more classic for Christmas than a red velvet dress?
Doesn't she look sweet?
I think she really liked her new dress :-)
Well, looks like she is all set for Christmas...Are you?

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday.

Hugs and Kisses,


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Angel Wings

Hi Everyone! 

I've been a busy little bee decorating, sewing and crafting. One of the craft projects I worked on is this pair of angel wings.
Would you believe it if I told you that I made them out of recycled cereal boxes?
I had been wanting to make a pair like this for the longest time for one of my Santo Dolls.
I know, I know, this isn't a Santos Doll but since I dressed up my petite dress form for Christmas I figured I could use the wings as Christmas décor too so I tried them on her and they are a perfect fit! I am so happy how the turned out.


Hope everyone is having a wonderful December.


I know this time of the year we all tend to be extra busy so please know that I appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a visit and for leaving me such sweet comments.




Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Mantel and Fireplace Project



Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to show you this year's Christmas mantel and a project for the fireplace that Hubby built for me.
I know it may not look like much but that wood piece hanging from the fireplace is kinda special to me. One because Hubby made it and two because he made it out of old wood trim that was taken out of my parents kitchen when they remodel. The very same kitchen I grew up in. So being the sentimentalist that I am I just couldn't let them toss them out. At that moment I didn't know what I would do with them but I knew it would eventually come to me. I love, love, love how it turned out.
It displays the burlap wreath I made a few days ago. The pretty glittered reindeer is a Dollar Tree find. Love Glitter!
Decided to keep the mantel simple because I want the wood piece to have center stage. A pretty pair of white reindeer form Target and bottle brush trees.
A couple of vases filled with faux snow and ornaments.
And a burlap runner with twinkle lights and a red berry garland. 
Here is sort of a before picture of the fireplace piece:-) Love all the chippy, scuffed up charm the pieces had so I kept them as they were. However there were a few chips that showed a bit of blue paint, the color the kitchen was when my parents first bought the house. So I just touched them up with some paint and antiquing glaze so the whole piece would be all the same color.
Here's another look. So What do you think?
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Wishing you all a wonderful new week.



Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving


Taking a moment to give thanks for all my sweet blogging friends.
My heart is full of joy and gratitude for all your love, kindness and support.

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.


Hugs and Blessings,

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thankful Heart

Happy Monday Everyone.

This is the beginning of Thanksgiving week and we should keep in mind that Thanksgiving is so much more than great food and family gatherings...It's all about giving thanks for all our blessings. Of course this is something we should be doing on a daily basis because I truly believe that a thankful heart is a happy heart. 

There is always so much to be thankful for on a daily basis. Today I wanted to share a sweet gesture from one of my sweetest blogging friends. I feel very blessed to call her my friend. I am truly thankful for her friendship and all the kindness and sweetness she has always shown me. Her name is Claudia and she is from Germany.  Her blog is  NuNu's Garn-und Stofflabor which translates to NuNu's Yarn and Fabric Laboratory. In it, she shares her beautiful handcrafted creations and some of the most beautiful scenery and garden pictures I've seen.

So what was the sweet gesture?
 A beautiful pair of hand-knitted wool socks she made especially for me.
 I love the color combination she used, especially the pink...My favorite color.
She also makes these beautiful embroidered Christmas cards. I was secretly coveting them and to my delight, she sent me one too...Yay!!
I love my socks and I love my sweet friend Claudia for always showing me nothing but sweetness and kindness. Thank you my dear friend Claudia for being so thoughtful.



With a thankful heart, 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sew Sweet

Do you remember... 
a long, long, time ago,
in a galaxy far, far away...

(Well, last February and here at A Petite Cottage...Hee, hee. hee)

...the cute little Yoda cap and shoes I had crochet for my baby nephew who was on his way?

Well, here is a picture of him styling them when he was only days old.
Isn't he to cutest and sweetest bundle of joy you have ever seen?

He's 7 months old now (Boy, I can't believe how fast time flies.)and Auntie Ana is spoiling him again...

He has me wrapped around that sweet little finger ;-)

"The Force is strong in this one"
Darth Vader
I made him some cute little fabric shoes.
Keeping the Star Wars theme...R2 D2 shoes.
Stormtropper shoes and...
...for his days off at the Jedi Academy as a Padawan these cute denim shoes. 
 I think they turned out sew sweet. Can't wait to see them on him.



Thank you all for stopping by for a visit.
May the Force be with you ;-)







Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Be Thankful Vignette

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to share with you some pictures of my Thanksiving/Fall inspired dining room table vignette. 
Completed with things I already had.
 You might recognize this apothecary jar from other vignettes I've done. I just love apothecaries.
A Thanksgiving/Fall vignette wouldn't be complete without pumpkins, right?
And one of my vignettes would not be complete without some birdies :-) Oh, and did you notice the beautiful tarnished vintage tray? Can you believe it was a R.A.T? (Roadside Acquisition Treasure) Who throws out beautiful pieces like this? And this was not the only one...There were three more! Big score for me. One man's trash...right? Hee, hee, hee.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. 
I am truly thankful for your sweet friendships.


Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, November 2, 2015

Crystals, a shade and a bright idea.


Don't you just love when an idea turns out better than you imagined?
I had two of these lampshade frames from a while back that I bought at a thrift store for only 65 cents and these strands of crystals, which were a dumpster save by my awesome Dad-in-law...And I thought...Hmmm, what would happen if I combine the both of them...And this is the result.  
I am so happy how it turned out. Now to finish the other one. Oh, and I added a second smaller shade underneath it to soften the light a bit. So what do you think?


Happy November Everyone!



Hugs and Kisses,


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a super fun and safe
 Halloween


Bugs and Hisses,

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Countdown..All Hallows' Eve

Tomorrow is Halloween everyone! Yay!
So today is the last day of...

Mr. Bones' Trick or Treat Halloween Countdown...

We hope you've enjoyed our little countdown...Personally I'm kinda glad it's over. Mr. Bones has Hubby, me and our daughter on edge with all his Halloween pranks. I asked him not to prank us anymore.  No more spells, tricks or scares. And he promised he wouldn't pranks us anymore....
But he didn't promise he wouldn't go over to your house and prank you...


Happy Hallow's Eve Everyone.
And watch out for Mr. Bones.


Bugs and Hisses,

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Countdown...Day Four

Yay! We are one day closer to Halloween everyone, and so we continue with...

Mr. Bones' Trick or Treat Halloween Countdown.

Isn't that right Mr. Bones...Mr. Bones? 
Hey! What are you doing to my coffee Mr. Bones?
Phew! Good thing I caught you in time...Or did I? The effects of the spell last how....ribbit, ribbit.



Bugs and Hisses,

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Countdown...Day Three

Welcome to Day Three of...
Mr. Bones' Trick or Treat Halloween Countdown.

Well, I hope we are having one today. We haven't seen Mr. Bones all day...I wonder what he's up to?
Probably nothing good.
BOO!!!!  


Hee, hee, hee...You scared Hubby real good Mr. Bones. Ahem...I mean, that wasn't very nice Mr.Bones...Hee, hee, hee.





Bugs and Hisses,

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Countdown...Day Two

Mr. Bones' Trick or Treat Halloween Countdown continues.

So I wonder what Mr. Bones is up to today?

Oh Mr. Bones, did I catch you with your hand in the candy jar?
But what is this?...Are you putting a faux spider in the jar to scare people who want to get some yummy candy corn? 
So I guess the tricks begin...



I'm afraid of what trick awaits us tomorrow...Hee, hee, hee.




Bugs and Hisses,

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Countdown...Day One

Hi Everyone!

I haven't done a countdown in a while now and I thought it would be fun to do one this week for Halloween. So who did I ask to help me?

The Spooktacular Mr. Skelington Bones.
He has chosen to title it Mr. Bones' Trick or Treat Halloween Countdown.
Ooh, I do hope there are more treats than tricks. We'll just have to wait and see.


Let the countdown begin.


Bugs and Hisses,

Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Side Table Vignette


Hi Everyone!

Today we continue with another Halloween inspired vignette. 
This is one of my living room's side table...
*Just a little side note: The side table was a RAT (Roadside Acquisition Treasure). Can you believe the things people throw out?!
Okay, now back to the vignette. This black and white calavera was the first piece I bought of my calavera collection. Unfortunately my camera didn't pick up the glitter on the skull. I love glitter!
The skull plate was a Target find of a couple of years ago. And the pretty green pumpkin I made out of green fabric and a cinnamon stick.
The RIP and cute little white pumpkin were found at Dollar Tree.
I think my Halloween inspired side table vignette turned out Boo-tiful...Hee, Hee, Hee. Hope you liked it.



Wishing everyone one a Boo-tiful day.


Hugs and Kisses,