Saturday, October 31, 2009
While your at it be to sure to enter my Fall giveaway by clicking here.
Have a Sweet Sunday Ya'll.....Tracy
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Well it took me a while but I'm back with a new give away for you. This time I'm hosting. I know I was going to post this a week or so ago but well you know how life gets in the way, it's demanding like that.
With fall and Thanksgiving in mind I put together a few items for you. It includes 3 fabric pumpkins that I made (which was fun and easy), there is also an adorable scarecrow box, a Give Thanks door banner with hanger and a couple of fall kitchen towels. I hope it helps ready your house for the gathering of friends and family. The giveaway is opened through Wednesday midnight November 11, 2009. I will draw the winner on Thursday November 12th. Because of the size and weight I will only be able to ship this inside the continental United States. If you live outside the United States and would still like to enter, I could ship you the banner and kitchen towels since they would fit in an envelope.
I have to tell you this giveaway is a little self serving (okay, a lot). I've had a store in ebay for quite sometime and it's mostly vintage items. Ebay has gotten so expensive that I'm just ready to get rid of it. I have a lot of stuff there. I've recently marked things down and could use some help clearing this place out. So if you can take a peek. You never know you might find something you like. In return I will be happy to give you an extra "6" entries into this fall giveaway.
Hopefully this will be the first step to opening an etsy store. Yeah!! But please make sure you enter whether you check ebay out or not. Thank you all for indulging me and my self promoting ways.
This time I'm offering you 4 ways to enter. Here are the simple rules:
1 entry- for each comment left throughout the event.
2 (extra) entries - for signing up as a follower.
4 (extra) entries - post to your sidebar... the giveaway, picture, with a link, to Cotton Pickin Cute(let me know with a comment).
6 (extra) entries - for any purchase made from my ebay store north-florida. Just click here to go to my store. (Be sure to post a comment and let me know if you purchase so you can get the extra entries)
GOOD LUCK MY FRIENDS!!!
Best of luck and Happy Thanksgiving to all....Tracy
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
As Debra has said this is sort of opening up her quite time that she spends with God. Quoting Debra "It should be interactive. Questions, thoughts, ideas, opinions, they are all valuable to me. I'm not going to get into any doctrinal or theological debates here." She shares passages with us to read so that we can discuss (or just read if you would like).
For me it gives me some direction and reminds me to take that quite time and spend with God. And then I love going back and sharing ideas with the others. This is open to anyone who would like to be a part of this. If you haven't visited Debra at Common Ground please take a moment to you will find her to be just as sweet & loving as can be. I also hope you take a peek at a day in the life, I believe you'll feel as blessed as I do.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I just love all the bright cheery colors. Sweet Kate from The Garden Bell created this on the way home from Door County - hence the name door bell. She is so creative and witty, what a winning combination.
If you've never visited her blog you can click here and boy will you be glad you did. She has beautiful pictures and creates the most beautiful blankets, Afghans and more. Something I admire that I most definitely cannot do. Thank you Kate for making my day.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Ki'a had just turned 6 a week earlier and Zack was 7 (soon to be 8 on New Years Eve).
Please ignore all my nasty cords. I promise to do better next time. There are actually 3 of these ghost. I made them from black and white flannel with white buttons a few years ago. You hang them on some up side down metal tomato cages with white holiday lights wrapped around the cage. So sew easy. I did have a pattern but it's simple straight stitches (I have a fear of drawing anything without a pattern - trying to gutsy up and get over that).
Here's one of Neil and Zack. He adores his Granddaddy and vice-versa. Zack hasn't lived here since he was about 2.
Zack and Ki'a waiting on Zelda the Gypsy to tell them they stay at Disney World forever.
Here's a picture of the ghost I made lit up. Don't they look fun, who could be scared of those faces?
Dead Harry here, well he's a little more frightening.
Here's Kia saying "I ain't afraid of no ghost" and playing ring around the rosies with our singing ghost group. She fits right in with them except for the tan.
Ki'a's holding Esmeralda the witches hand. What a freaking tiny hand that witch has. She moves her hand and arms back and forth and hers eyes glow green. She looks like she's stirring the pot I added.
I think they're singing a belated Happy Birthday to Ki'a.
This girl is Fearless with a capital F. Of couse it might have been a little cooler if they had seen it before they had gone to Disney - the land of realistic pirates. The cauldron looks a lot cooler at night too. I took a couple of grape vine wreaths and put some white Christmas tree lights around them (orange ones would work great). Then I took an orange disposable table cloth and cut it up and weave it around the wreaths cutting it like little flames. I've got bricks holding the Caldron up above the grape wreaths More bricks in the Calderon hold the LED light changing skull up enough to see it. Then I just took pillow fillers and pulled it all bubbly looking and overflowing to look like a boiling cauldron. You can see Esmeralda's just waiting to drop another head into the pot. The black cat had changing LED colors too. It's very hard to imagine how much different the scene looks after dark.
I found this light up skeleton at the thrift store for a couple of dollars. It really looks neat at night because you don't see the cords. You only notice the head and hands lit up. I told you she was brave.
Can you see Frankenstein peeking around the post?
Here's a great picture of Zack holding my faux pumpkins. He's alot harder to get a picture of since he's got Granddaddy to play with. These pumpkins were the best purchase ever. I found these at Michael's about 10 years ago when they first came out. They were a lot more expensive than now but I used 40% coupons and I knew that I was saving a bundle over the long run because I always bought so many real pumpkins (which I still love). I never liked the orange plastic pumpkins growing up because they were so fake and these are so amazingly life like. Now that I'm oldish I love the kitsch of the old stuff too.
That witch makes the coolest cackling sounds as she moves up and down and is lit up.
Here we all are. As most of you know Neils mother now lives with us. She turned 89 this last August. Sorry for all the squinting and eye rubbing but the sun was directly in our eyes. Ki'a's holding the baby doll I made for her birthday which we celebrated while she was here even though it was late.
Here we are again. I love this picture with Ty and Christal smiling and laughing. Zack's holding our baby Mattie. She'll be 10 next month.
There's my sweet boy Zack flying his airplane with Granddad.
I know Ty is tall. I'm only 5'3" but my mom was 5'9" and his dad was close to 6 ft - he just passed them a little. His best friend from school is like 6 ft 7".
Ki'a is all girl and so dainty.
It's so funny. You call Zack's name and he turns automatically with a smile as if cued for his shot and Ki'a is always so introspective & dreamy looking. I miss them all so much.
Well - whew - that's my long butt post. I warned you. Hope you had fun. Show me yours now.
Have a blessed night....Tracy :)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thanks ya'll & have a blessed night. Hugs...Tracy
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Hey, I know there must be someone who can help me out there. I would like to host Fall Friday's starting this week. Everyone could link their fall photos, whether it be nature scenes, porch decorating (one of my favorites), Halloween or fall decorating, fall in the cemeteries ( I think it's such a peaceful place, I know I'm weird), just use your imagination. Oh' an especially fall craft/decorating projects. Ya' know I gotta love them. The only problem is (big to me, maybe little to you) I have never hosted a link up site type thing before. How do you create a tag or button or whatever you call it. HELP ME, HELP ME! I would love to have all your help in posting to make this a success too.
Also be sure to come back tomorrow. I should have a new give away listed by then. I'll give you a hint ~ Halloween.
Awe.... Isn't she (or maybe he) cute!
Doesn't she look young in an everybody looks 50 back then sorta way.
Don't you just want to squeeze those cheeks?
Wouldn't you just love to have all that old lace. She's so precious.
Umm...looks like he's at a ball just before leaving for the Civil War. This one is an actual tin type photo.
I'm assumming this is 1897. I love it being to: Auntie Snow.
I hate to say, but you know your all thinking it, is this a man or a woman. Ha-ha.
Isn't the back of this card pretty.
That's all for now but come back again because I'll be listing these for awhile. Don't forget to send me a photo of what you create. I'd love to see what you do with these images.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Have a great day ya'll....Tracy :)
You can see how ornate these books would have been just from the corner metal pieces. It's a shame that the celluloid is all broken and missing. The books are covered in velvet & leather.