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

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Birthday Give Away For Dotty Hop Day

Happy Dotty Hop Day! Every Tuesday, I show off my DOTS!
Today, I'm showing you another multi-color Button Ball Garland that I made and I'm giving this one away in celebration of my 50th Birthday next week! (I'm so excited to turn 50!) I'll be adding other things to this give away so staaaaay tuned! ☺ I have this garland hanging in front of my hutch for photographing purposes but wouldn't one look cute on a tree? Oh, imagine that, I see other dots in my hutch, too! Here's a close up of what the tiny fabric balls look like. Some turn out shabbier than others. If you win this garland, it might look a bit different than now because I keep finding the most adorable fabrics that I want to add and I've bought more buttons too so I think I'll try doubling them!


I'm having so much fun making these one of a kind garlands and guess what? I've sold 2 of them! That's right- and I don't even have a shop!

All YOU have to do for a chance to win this garland is leave a comment on this post. If you link up for today's Dotty Hop Day and show YOUR DOTS, you'll be entered twice!

Want to link up with me for Dotty Hop Day?


Here are the rules:


* Make a post showing something with DOTS. Easy, huh?


*A mention and/or link back to Cutie Pie Cottage would also be so very DOTTY of you! ☺


* Feel free to grab my cute kitty button (Made by Imagimeri!)


* You can also link up to this blog hop by using the linky option below this post. Then we can all see YOUR DOTS! (Please bear with me as I learn how to set up a linky!) Since there is RED in my garland, *I'm* linking up with Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday. Thanks for hosting, Sue! (And isn't THIS kitty cute, too?)Good luck to all who REALLY want to win! I will draw the winner on my birthday, Monday October 3rd and I will announce the winner on next week's Dotty Hop Day on Tuesday!



Every woman in the world is special but my blog readers and commenters are the best! Never commented before? Don't be shy! I love making new friends!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Double Dot Garland For Dotty Hop Day

Happy Dotty Hop Day, girls! See the little double dot garland that I made? I cut baby circles out of dotty papers BY HAND and glued them to a string. Circles are polka dots- right? So it's a double dot garland! The dots wanted to spin and twirl so I had to sticky tack them to the top of the frame. I'm telling you, I'm just daffy for dots lately! Or maybe it's dorky for dots? ☺ Or maybe I'm just a dot darlin'? Crafting makes me feel so happy and dots do too so crafting with dots is double the fun! Feel free to grab my dotty day button and publish your own dotty post! You can also link up if you want so we can all HOP around and see each others dots.

Do you recognize the pic below from the top of my blog? I have hung many a thing inside this big aqua frame of mine but this is how it looks today. One of my prized Meyercord decals gets center stage. No sunlight reaches this wall of my craft room so it's hard to get the colors true.


The winner of the pink dotty towel last week was Brenda from the Farmers Dotter! Go visit Brenda and see her wonderful quilts and her bed and breakfast!


I don't have a give away for you this week but I am working on a big 50th birthday give away for you-coming soon!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Button/Ball Garland For Dotty Day!

Since my Button Ball garland has red in it, I'm linking this older post up to Rednesday at It's A Very Cherry World!

Happy Dotty Hop Day, girls! Every Tuesday I'll be posting something Dotty and I hope you will, too! Dotty lovers of blogland unite! And here's Polka Dot Pete welcoming you to the show! (Thanks to Jackie for naming him!)


Look what I made with all my little fabric covered cottage drops! It's a garland. I love it! My guys are so sweet. They asked, "Did you make that up?" Yes, I did! I'm an inventor!

I strung them all on some string with a button in between each one!

At first I thought I would try to establish some sort of pattern but that seemed too much like math so I just went with it!

There are Red and Pink dotty balls in the mix so I decided to show it to you on Dotty Day.

Making this garland made me feel happy. That's why I craft. If it doesn't make me feel happy, I don't do it! Here's the whole garland- about 32 balls. I am now making more balls at a furious rate! Well, as fast as the glue will let me!

(Give away closed)

Last weeks give away went by toooooo fast for most of you so this time I'll leave it up until Monday! For this week's give away I have a little hot Pink dotty towel for you. I know hot Pink isn't every one's cup of tea so you *have to tell me if you want it* when you comment. Congratulations to last weeks give away winner, Carol from Old Glory Cottage!
(Give away closed)

If you make your own Dotty post today, you can be entered in the give away twice. Be sure to tell me!

Monday, September 12, 2011

25 Cent Vintage Melamine!

Vintage from my local thrift store is my favorite kind! 25 cents for a Blue melamine plate! Here's a close up of the flowers. Yes, there's a chip and it's lost its shine but that's okay.

I'll always keep going to the antique mall and stores but finding cheap vintage at the thrifts is such a thrill, isn't it?!


I'm linking up with Angelina/Ruby Jean for Blue Monday! Go tell her hello!

Come back tomorrow for *Dotty Hop Day*

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dotty Hop Day With A Give Away!!

Welcome the the brand new Cutie Pie Cottage and Dotty Hop day! Are you ready to hop and show your dots? It's simple! Just show one dotty item that you own or even from somewhere on the web! Isn't this kitty button cute? Meri made it! thanks Meri! I'm trying to learn how to make my own, too. Dots make me happy! This is a little egg shaped dotty desert plate that my DIL gave me. My littlest grand girl cried and said she wanted it! We fight over our toys. Hee-hee! I have 2 of them and they currently live in my built in china hutch. With this first Dotty Hop Day, I'm having a little give away! I want to have give aways from time to time- nothing big- just a little something to make life even more fun!

Are you a pinkie girl or have a girl that's a pinkie? Then you could win a Pink Dotty Pop made at Cutie Pie Cottage! Dotty Pops are pretend fabric lollipops for decorative purposes but if you're a little girl, you can twirl them 'round and 'round and say "Dotty Pop! Dotty Pop!" over and over again until you drive your gramma crazy. *OR* if you're a kitten, you can sneak in and steal it from mommy's craft room, take it out into the dinning room and kill it! (Naughty kitten! She shall have no pie!)


But maybe you're a Red girl? If so, this Red dotty swag is for you! Made on wire, this dotty swag can go just about anywhere and be twisted into all sorts of shapes! (I would have included a dotty Blue fabric prize *IF* I had some Blue dot fabric! It is hard to find!)


Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win and tell me *which item* you would prefer. If you post your own dotty post, you get 2 chances to win! Let me know if you post. I tried setting up a linky but it didn't work! Boo-hiss! I'll keep working on it and see if I can fix if it but if not, hopefully I'll have a linky working next week. Give away closes Wed Sept. 7 at 8:00 PM Pacific

Girls, it's taken me over a year but I finally feel like I'm getting myself back after those 3 moves and adjusting to more family in my world. I'm a slow learner and slow adjuster but I think I'm back! So let's party!


Feel free to use my Dotty Hop Day button or even make one of your own if you want!


PS A *simple* 3 item dotty swap is in the works! Is anyone else interested?

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Blue Dish Mystery

I'm linking up with my friend Angelina at Ruby Jeans!

Here's the mystery dish!

I posted this bowl last year to see if anyone knew it. My mom had a set of these when I was a girl but I found this one at the Goodwill here in Idaho. It is unmarked on the back and I have been unable to find any others like it on the Net. I've seen some that are similar enough that my heart does a little jump but then- no, that's not it. I'd love to have more of these. If you ever see any like it on the net, please remember me and let me know!

Come back tomorrow for my first Dotty Hop Day with a little give away!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cutie Pie Cottage!

*Name change*
Mandy is here to make the official announcement! Do you like her? She's from my vintage high chair. I keep playing with this image, trying to clean it up and use it but I'm slow to learn! Ha!

My blog address will remain the same but I changed my comment line that I'll use on your blogs from *Holly- Girls at Heart* to *Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage*. Hopefully this will help everyone with the transition and won't be too confusing for anyone!

My new blog header is my fabic and one of my picket fences with a vintage decal. Keren of Free Pretty Things for you, layered it all together for me! Isn't it sweet? I'm keeping the same dotty blog dress because I love it! I'm going more and more for multi- colored themes. They make me happy!
And speaking of happy... I'm still working on putting Dotty Day together for you and I'll hopefully have it up and running by next week. But no pressure- right? If it ain't fun- we ain't doin' it!

Thank you all so much for the simply smashing compliments on my appearance last post! You sure know how to chirk a girl up! Yee-haw!

Until next time, my friends!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

For Those Of You Who Aren't With Me On facebook

Yes, I have lost 21 pounds since Mother's Day. Yes, I am showing off!!!

Yes, this is my new top.

And yes, I will turn 50 on October 3rd and I am very happy about it!!

My hubby took all these pics before our date the other night. He always makes me laugh.


Be happy!