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

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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Dotties + Bunny = Sweet!

Happy Monday, girls! I picked up this bunny with wheels at my local antique shop recently! I felt she was destined to be a Dotty holder!

Friday, January 28, 2011

How About A Gingham Pop?

Although I love the pink Dottie's best, it's fun to experiment making different kinds of pops.

I'm making up a bunch of Pink Dotty Pops to sell in Jackie's new store, Once Upon a Fairy Land! I've got to help her store be the CUTEST store around! I'll include other kinds of pops too and I might send some other items her way as the days go by.
Enjoy life! It enjoys you!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My First Rednesday!

Hello and welcome! This is my first Rednesday which is hosted by Sue of It's A Very Cherry World! I've been a long time admirer of Rednesday! Even though I love to craft with mostly Pink, I have a Red and Yellow VINTAGE FARM HOUSE kitchen. These are the happy shelves above my kitchen sink! They've just had their after Christmas make over! The cake carrier and canister set are my newest treasures from my new local antique shop. I'm so glad it opened!

Thanks for coming by. I will also try and get by to see your Reds!
Holly- Girls At Heart

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wonderful China and Linens

Come on in, girls! What better way to start out the work week than with some wonderful china and linens! Here are my recent antique mall finds! (Boo-hoo! My Christmas money is all gone!) I loved this little desert plate and the new doily underneath it, too!

Sweet, sweet little oval platter! It can't wait to go in my hutch!

Another quaint doily!

I love this large dinner plate bellow! There is a whole DISH RACK FULL of them in the booth I frequent most and I love the way they look in there. Maybe I can buy one at a time and put mine in a dish rack, too?! How about a PINK wooden dish rack?!

There now! Doesn't Monday look better now?
My sheet rock starts going up in the spare room today! Yippee!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My First Pink Kitchen/Craftroom Item!

Looky here girls!

It's a tinfoil/plastic wrap dispenser from the antique mall! This will be the first addition to my "play" kitchen in my craft room. I was tickled because it was only $6.00. They had a cuter one there for $40.00 but it wasn't THAT cute! Good grief! I think I'll put fabric trims in here. Whatcha think?
Have a great week end girls! Thanks for coming over to play house with me! ☺

Friday, January 21, 2011

Can Messy Be Cute?

Then my craft table is cute! I clean it up/mess it up- repeat! But I'm having so much fun! This is so rare for me in January! Ha!
Thank you so much for all your visits, comments and words of encouragement to me! You're all my wonderful neighbor girls and I love you all- old friends and new!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Posey Pops!

Hello, girls! thanks for coming by! Your visits and comments mean so much to me in my all boy household!
Do you like this posey pop? Can you tell I like naming things? Hee-hee! This one is Tootsie Pop sized and made with my favorite Aqua and Pink fabric which is no longer being hoarded and instead is being used! Do you ever do that? Hang on to something in fear that it will then be gone? But what good does it do to just sit there?
I enjoy photographing these cutiepie, cottage creations! If I ever have a shop, that's what I want to call it. *CutiePie Cottage*
I hope you have a delightful day full of discovery!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Roses And Dots

You Likey?! There were actually 4 napkins but 3 look better in a photo. There is also a table cloth to match but it is veeeeery faded and stained. Betty must have used it a lot yet never used the napkins. (Betty is my imaginary vintage friend who once owned these. ☺) I will try treating the stains and see if they come out. Price? $4.00 for them all!

I love going into our new little antique shop and I plan on going in once a week! I also went to the antique mall recently but I keep waaaaaiting for the sun to come out so I can get pics of those treasures! Don't give up on the hunt girls! There are still bargains out there to be had!

Have a super duper day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One Scoop Of Cute, Please!

Is anyone hungry for cute? ☺ I'm having so much fun with my blossom and dotty creations! This scoop fits perfectly in my little sundae dish! It's a scoop of cute! Is it vain to call my own creations cute? Then I'm vain! Ha-ha! I made a tootsie pop size pop in this fabric, too. I'll show it on another day. I have so many crafting and treasure posts lined up for you this week so stay tuned!

The work on our spare bedroom begins today and guess who is doing the work? My boys! I'm so excited!

Hope you all have a great day! You make my life sweet!

Monday, January 17, 2011

My First Chandy!

And the first Goodwill treasure of the year and maybe the best of the year??? And only $4.00! Yippee! The sales girl was putting it out on the "floor" right as I was going out the door. SCREECH! U-TURN! Hello sweetie! Isn't it pretty?! I have discovered that chandies are VERY difficult to photograph! I had to wait the longest time for them to stop swinging! It was funny!

I have so many things to show you in the days to come! Thank you for your comments! I need my blog friendies!

Well, as you can tell my poor blog design is still being worked on! Please bear with me.

Have a grrrrreat day-okay?!

PS Can you tell that my "crystals" are plastic? ☺

Friday, January 14, 2011

Under Construction

Girls At Heart is under construction. HELP! Ha-ha! I haven't changed anything since before the new design feature was added so I'm moving slowly! I hope to be back soon!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flower Pop

Well now girls, Let's not forget about good ole red! My friend Sweetina sent me this wonderful fabric recently and I just had to use it for a flower pop! Thanks again, Tina! The flowers are flocked/raised! So cool! I'm not completely satisfied with the trims on this one yet so I'm going to keep tweaking. Apparently, getting the trims right is a science! I'm wanting to show you my latest Goodwill treasure find but the sun won't shine and this treasure needs some sun! Psssst.... it's a mini chandy!

Guess what? I finally have faster Internet! Not the fastest of the fastest but much faster and dependable than the last try! Yay!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Winner Of The Dotty Pop Is!

Valarie from Glittery Daze and Nights!
Congratulations, Valarie! Email me your address and I'll get it sent off to you! Thank you all for your praise and encouragement in my artistic endeavours! I'll be showing you all more drops, pops and treasures in the days to come!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Introducing Dotty Pops!

Looky here, girls! Please let me introduce you to my Dotty Pops! Oh I can hardly stand it! Isn't it cute? I want to make all sizes and kinds! At first I called it a Polka Pop but that's too hard to say! This is my very first Dotty Pop and I'm giving it away to one of you! Only previous commenters may enter for this QUICK DRAW GIVE AWAY which will end 1/11/11 (Tuesday night) 8:00 PM Pacific. Just leave a comment on this post!

This particular Dotty Pop is large size. This Nickel should give you an idea of just how big it is.
The creative juices are flowing over here, girls! Thanks for cheering me along! I plan on announcing the winner of the Dotty Pop give away Wed. Morning!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Gotta Have My Cute!

My little snow babies love my new cottage drops! I placed the balls in this dish as I was working with them and they looked so cute that I had to do a photo shoot!

But they don't understand why there's no Blue ones! (Sorry babies! Hopefully some Blue ones will be made soon!) I couldn't chose just a couple of the best photos so I loaded them all!

It sure is fun to craft again AND work on my blog! Once I have a higher speed connection (one more week!) I want to give my blog a make over! It's been so long! I also want to have a give away once I decide on the perfect prize!
I've noticed that comments are down on all the blogs. Are we bored? Do we all have slow Internet connections? Are we depressed? Too busy? Whatever the case, I miss hearing from some of you. I think we need encouragement to get through the dreary Winter months. Or at least I do! Just know that I appreciate every 'Hello' that I receive.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Make Over For a Made Over frame!

Although I don't try dieting in January, I do get in the mood for a make- over and crafting make- overs are my favorite kind! This frame and pic had already been made over once before but it's a New Year-right?!

Does anyone remember when I first bought it at the Good Will and it looked like this?

Well now it looks like this! Eeeek!

My favorite rose fabric with my favorite vintage kitty card! Hmmm... the fabric wrinkled over night! Oh well, you can't tell when it's on the wall like you can here by the window.
I'm working on another make- over, too and I'll show you that when I'm finished!
I went to Michael's Crafts yesterday and spent the rest of my birthday gift card from my son! Now that I'm crafting again, I knew just what to get and then some! I always forget something though because I get overwhelmed! I guess I should come up with a list, huh!?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Did You Know That I Won This Phone?

A Pink princess phone! How fun! I won this from M over at Tales From An OC Cottage. Thanks again, M!

a give away win is always fun but this one was especially fun for a few different reasons:

#1 I had JUST been talking to my librarian about old phones and we talked about how Princess phones were once all the rage- I then saw and entered this give away!

#2 I have a phone cubby in my farm house hallway and that's where this phone will go once the cubby gets a make over. (It's in the sweet retreat for now.)

#3 I really needed to be cheered up and winning this give away really did the job!

#4 This Holly girl NEEDS a Pink phone. It makes up for my pink-less childhood!

Do you see the rose paper where the phone number goes? I put that there. I keep trying different things but haven't hit on it yet. (It takes me a while to get things right!) I'll show you the finished phone and the phone cubby at a future date

Come back tomorrow to see my latest thrift store item make over!

Monday, January 3, 2011

For You Girls That Miss The Snow

Happy Monday, girl hearts! This is looking down my driveway toward the HWY and off into one of the pastures on our farm. *OUR* farm! Can you believe it? God has been so good to us!
We've been having some blue sky days lately and it sure has perked me up! It makes the snow look so lovely instead of just plain cold!

I'm working on some make overs in my craft room /sweet retreat instead of finishing up decorating in there... Much to my dismay, there is NO Pink Polka Dot paper in the house! How *DO* these things happen?! ☺

I had the most wonderful idea this week! Ya know how I love Pink? Well, I love Red, too! I really do! I'm slowing turning my kitchen into a Red vintage farm kitchen that reminds me of mom and grandma and it makes me feel quite domestic but when I see that old Pink kitchen stuff, my heart does a double flip and I want a martini! (Just kiddin'!) I really do want both types of kitchens and I haven't known what to do! So, here comes the great idea- I decided that I'd start collecting Pink kitchen stuff too and it can go in my sweet retreat on my Shabby Chic book case and other places in there too! Good idea?

Well, I think I might be coming out of my post Christmas coma. How about you? Ya know, it's okay to hibernate a bit. You'll know when it's time to come out!

Come back tomorrow to see my latest give away win!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Are We Cute Yet?

My newest crafting experiment! For now, I'm calling them "Cottage drops". They want to know if they are cute. ☺

These are little bitty ones-ping pong and golf ball sized.

While this blue one is larger- croquet ball size.
I was trying for a ball of yarn look but kept coming up with a mummy look! Ha-ha! If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! But now I think I'm ready to move on to something else.
Fixing up my craft room was put on hold while I crafted in it! I just couldn't wait but I hope to finish it up this week.
I rang in the New Year with a power outage! Off and on- off and on. It's getting old and COLD! (2 bellow this morn!) My guys went to spend the night in town but I stayed here with the fire and the animals. I'm telling ya, I'm getting more pioneerish by the minute!
Have a great day everyone!