Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valentine Yo Yo Trees!

Hello blog friendies!
I've been making Valentine yo yo trees on vintage blocks.
I think they are so cute.
If there's any that don't sell, I get to keep them!  

I haven't been doing any new decorating or much treasure hunting but I have been doing lots of writing, crafting and taking some nature walks.  I'm glad I have so many things that interest me!

Hope you're all well and happy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It's Still Christmas At The Cottage!

If any of you are missing Christmas- it's over here!  It's Christmas at the cottage until February!  Why not?

If you're one of those people who can't wait to get it all put away and have the house back to normal, then good for you but if you feel sad taking it down and feel sad afterward then leave it up!   Time goes by so fast now.  I left all the Christmas decor up until the Super Bowl last year and it cheered January right up!  By the time I took it down, I was ready to move on and NO sadness!

In other news, I'm still making yo yo elves and starting to work on Valentine craft to sell.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2014

My Tree Is Up!

I can't remember when it took me so long to finish my tree!
Having an empty nest and no grands near by gives me less motive!

I took pics from several angles but the area around my cozy chair and high chair is still messy so you'll have to wait to see the whole room!

I've since decorated the window behind the tree a bit more.

Hope you're all fairing well over the holidays!
 I have a cold right now so I'm resting a lot- making yo yos and watching my favorite shows on Netflix!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hutch Close Ups!

Are you ready for some hutch close ups?

I love how you can see all the paint layers on my hutch in this pic!

Can you tell that my tree topper is broke?

I'm still hoping to find another fish bowl for the kitties!

Thanks for coming by and leaving a quick comment!
Hope you're all able to ENJOY Christmas time and not feel stressed!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Finished!

I finished the hutch!  For now.  :)
I actually liked it better last year but I was determined to do it differently this.  
The addition of my pink appliances is fun though- right?  
Also- Happy in a snowglobe makes me laugh.
It doesn't take much to amuse me.

Merry Christmas all!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Fun At The Cottage

There's all sorts of fun around the cottage lately!  I've been decorating the hutch counter,
making mostly red yo yo elves for customers,

working on the hutch one cubby at a time,  (Maybe I'll be done by Christmas!)

thrifting for vintage Christmas and letting mostly red elves show people,  

more thrifting for Christmas,  (The cashier boy said he didn't think anyone would buy it and told Bobby that his name must be Dave!  Ha!)

looking at the snow out my craft room window and making yo yos for trees and elves,

playing with last years reindeer find,

Making an elf in mostly green,

making progress on the hutch top
and TODAY is my husband Bobby's birthday!
We have 3 birthdays during the holidays!
I'm staying busy but having fun!

Leave a comment if you want an elf!  $40.00- free shipping!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Happy Globe!

Happy wanted me to put him in a snow globe!
 Silly Happy!  

(Does anyone have tips for photographing glass?  I can't seem to get a pic without some glare on it!)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Crafting Bunches, Decorating Bits and Treasure hunting Fun!

Merry Christmas, girls!  I've been crafting for Denise,
collecting and decorating for me.
Crafting for Nan,
antiquing and decorating for me.  (The ornaments are a new find)

My hutch was all done by this time last year but I wasn't selling my crafts full time last year so it's slower going!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  I sure did.

Comment and I'll love you.  ;)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Yo Yo Trees And Elves!

I've been making and selling yo yo tress and elves and it's so much fun!

I've been humming Jingle Bells

and We Are Santa's Elves as I work.
Big thanks to Creative Breathing Elizabeth who gave me my first yo yo maker and gave me to the nudge to sell my crafts!

Hope you're enjoying the Holidays!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Ghost of Pictures Past

Hello blog friendies!  Do you remember my Christmas hutch from last year?

The challenge will be to make it just as cute this year- yet different.

I have more vintage Christmas items and dishes to add this year but not much.

Looking at these old pics gives me inspiration for this year!

I look forward to seeing all of your holiday decor!
Have a great day!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thrifting for Christmas

The Christmas items have hit the Goodwill!
It took a lot of searching thru row after row but I found these 2 vintage angel tree toppers.  I collect these so now I have 4.  My dream is to find *The One* that I had in childhood- a rare black haired one with her hair in a bun.
I also found this fat and very vintage Holly garland- about 5 Ft long!
I love it!

I've been undressing the hutch, dusting it and washing the previous occupants- Pyrex and Melamine, etc.  Then of course I have to organize my kitchen cupboards to make room for it all!  Once that is done, I'll start Bobby will start taking down the Christmas boxes to decorate the hutch!
Hutch 1rst- then the tree.  That's the order and it takes a few weeks!
But this year, my feet don't hurt!  Yay!

Hope you're all having fun!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bring On The Christmas!

I can't hold back any longer!  
For those of you who believe in one holiday at a time, don't comment because I don't need that kind of negativity in my life!  Ha-ha!

These Santa mugs and the spaghetti Santa were in the dollar
ROOM at the Clarkston Antique mall called the Hangar.  (It's in an old airplane hangar)
That's my kind of dollar store!

I've been busy, busy making Christmas yo yos for elves and hope to have one finished to show you soon.
The last 6 months have been a very difficult time in my life and I look forward to the Christmas cheer.

Christmas time is my favorite time to blog and I look forward to seeing your Christmas posts!