Sunday, November 9, 2008


First for the GOOOD news, as per Mrs. Glosser the winner of the bird nest ornament is can visit her sweet shop by clicking her name Patricia Rose

For this weeks give away I am offering stickers, scraps, notecards, embellishments etc. etc. etc. a whole lot more than you see in the photo. Anyone who leaves a comment will be entered !

A couple of years ago....ohhhhhkay more like three...a large retail store was closing out it's craft department and I saw sheets of wooden tags marked waaaaaay down. Well I thought how nice it would be to decorate them and put them on the larger items at the Cottage.
So I bought and brought home and took them off the wooden "sheet", carefully separated them, put them in baggies and put them where I would be sure to get to them quickly. Ummmmmmm hmmmmm ... well when everyone started making these beautiful tags...(you can go see some beautiful ones at Noelle Garrett Designs) I remembered the wooden tags. Darlin's I have searched and hunted and tore several rooms apart at the Cottage AND at home. I spent several frustrating hours and days looking for those darn tags!
So, you know that when I was NOT looking for them I almost tripped over them ! Of course now that I've found them...I don't have time to get to them ha ha ha. Okay Sweeties, what have you bought and put away only to find it later, much much later?
We really want to know, honest it will make ME feel much mo' bettah if you tell on yourself too.

My wish for you: IF you put something away, may you know right where you left it...and if you should forget may it be a wonderful surprise when you DO find it. (())

P.S. If you want to see a bit of PARIS you should go to my friend Jenny's blog...Miss Jennys Blog She just got back from a dream trip to PARIS and other parts of Europe and is sharing photos and stories!


Susan said...

OMG! You do not want to know...I have the back of a sweater I started in 1967 somewhere...and I have an attic full of who-knows-what...not to mention a shed full of STUFF...I know there are great things in there, but I keep buying you have made me feel totally guilty!!!!
Susan *dutchrose*

Patricia said...

Woo hoo! Thanks Francie. I LOVE the bird nest. You are such a sweetie pie to do this all the time.
I had stashed away a huge number of counted cross stitch kits with the idea that 'some day' I'd get to them. They have resurfaced and to my chagrin, someday must have been a few years ago. I can't see the fabric well enough to do the counting.


gail said...

LOL Francie... Well, I hope all of your lost treasures have now been found. I hope your having a great week! I love your posts. They are always so funny. pink hugs, gail

Cottage Flair said...

i put stuff away all of the time amongst my mess ( and I mean mess) and most of the time I can actually find it. How scary is that. My best friend put my birthday gift away last July ( my bday is August 5) and just found it last Thursday in an old pocketbook while trying to find her daughter's DS. Late gifts are always fun. I'm glad she found it. It was putting her over the edge!

Craft Diva said...

oh i NEVER do that!!!!! lol. jk...ummmm...i have a huge container of yarn i haven't gotten to yet....but i know where it is. right next to me in the craft room. too big to lose! what else...oh...lots of stuff. just try to look in my craft room closet. you will see what i mean!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!!

It's always so much fun to visit you! You have so many goodies stashed away. It really is so sweet that you have so many giveaways. I can picture some of my mini pillows on those tags. Hint,
Janets Creative Pillows

Tedi said...

I would normally never admit this to anyone, because I think it shows a complete lack of follow thru on my part... but I musts. All waiting for me to come back one day. :-( Tedi

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Ummm....Francie I WILL NOT participate in this shamefest! lmbo
Okay okay okay....I just found some orphaned chandelier drops I'd intended to repurpose as "something", I too have a ginormous blue bin of yard I was gonna make scarves from and never did, and I am forever putting the packing tape where I can find it and then can never go back to it! lol I also just found the woven pearl bridal headpiece I intended to create my veil from in 1999! I couldn't find it the week before I got married, so I improvised...with what I don't know...but I did.
So there you have personal scavenger hunt! xoxo Andie

Shabby Shan said...

I know what you mean, I am always misplacing things. I wish I could get organized! I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I knew where everything was! Have a nice week!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Inka Thomas said...

My camera was lost for a year and a half. I got a new one and then the old one turned up. I tore the house up looking for it. All I had to do was spend several hundred dollars and it shows up.

Debbie said...

Congratulatios to Patricia!

I am always hiding things from myself....then they pop up when I least expect them...LOL


Lilli Blue said...

I'm Monica from friends. I am very organized but I can't remember where I put a bunch of Christmas stocking I cut out. They are neatly stacked... somewhere LOL Lilli

Susie said...

Francie, You are speaking to me! I am currently searching every nook and crannie for beautiful material I purchased awhile ago and now want to use it; cannot find it. Oh these "50's" are so adventureous aren't they? Oh where oh where can they be?
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...


Thanks for having a fabulous giveaway! The wooden tags, embellishments are all so wonderful, and I bet they will make any crafter more than happy to have them!

Pei Li

lisa said...

Francie ~

I once bought Sarah a beautiful nightgown when she was a baby. It was not in our budget but I bought it anyway. It was a little big so I put it in a drawer and totally forgot about it. I found it very near to her first day of school five years later! Thankfully, Rebecca got to enjoy it.


Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

I have books everywhere and I've been searching for this lovely Christmas book packed full of wonderful holiday story's. I couldn't find it last year but it somehow popped up and is now on my bedside table just in time for THIS CHRISTMAS!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

First, I have to ask Andie what is a "blue bin of yard"? :) I buy Christmas gifts all year and I do have a special place to store them but somehow one or two always disappears. Hmmmm???

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

P.S. I forgot to say I love those wooden "tags". They have my name on the back of them I bet.

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Hi Francie,

Thank you for the nod. ((())) You are speaking to me here. My problem is I get things I plan on using and "hide" them in plain site. I will tear the house apart looking and they end up being right in front of me. LOL Those wooden tags are amazing by the way. How fun would they be? Wow! Have a lovely week and thank you again!

Shell said...

Being the totally anal, ridiculously organized person that I am, I can honestly say I know where every last unfinished project is. I think it would be better if I didn't know where they were and then I wouldn't feel so terrible about all the money I have spent on things that I haven't finished! Ugggg!

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hey Girlie!
Wow what great finds! I have a workroom full of hidden treasures. I am a very messy, unorganized crafter. lol Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

Silena said...

Ooooooooooooh yes, Francie...I think we've all been there. But the worse one is my DH who has a shop and has at least two of every tool made, because when he needs it, he can't find it. Thanks for always doing these great have such a generous spirit!!! Hope you have a great week!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Right now I am looking for some sewing notions. Where are they?????
Love the tags.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

No, Lynn, those tags say LIDY, I'm sure! :)

francie, must we divulge all our shamefull secrets? okay, I probably have a few thingies in the garage that i bought a l o n g time ago. to do something with. Happy now??

xo Lidy

ps. heavenly music.

Pink Slippers said...

Congratulations to the happy winner.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I saw over at MMP that today is someone's special day.


Anita said...

I am currently, as in TODAY, looking for some velvet pillow tops I had embroidered 3 years ago wit the words "Joyeux Noel" and I want to turn them into Christmas pillows- pretty timely, huh? But after moving and packing things up, and having 10 boxes of fabric, it might be Easter!

The tags and stickers, however, would be a nice consolation :)

Check out my blog and it may offer some glimpse as to WHY I am so disorganized

Thanks for keeping it REAL!