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

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

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Changing It Up!

It's color time! I've been changing up an old wreath and this is the finished product- almost. ☺ Here's the before. I made this for my Virginia kitchen and used it in the kitchen here in Idaho too but in preparation for my new house, it got a bath, cut AND some extensions added making for a complete make over!

I added pink, yellow, blue and white in all sorts of ways!

Does it look fun?

I really enjoyed adding the fun jelly bean fabric given to me by Vintage Mending Renee! Thanks Renee! The jelly bean fabric was supposed to be for my rag balls but it was too thick for that purpose yet perfect for a wreath!

I'll still add a bit more to the wreath since it's fuller in some spots than others, plus I'm hoping to find a sunnier yellow rick rack. I only had a little bit of yellow rick rack on hand and it's more of a gold tone. I hadn't made a wreath in a long time so this has been fun!


The first inspection will be sometime this next week and I'm hoping it's EARLY in the week. There are no other prospective buyers in sight so hopefully, we have a straight shot and we can make our offer before the end of August!

I've already started packing! It's mostly stuff for my future antique mall space and books for trading after we move but I've started! I'm also doing a lot of de-junking and cleaning in preparation of moving, too.



Who among you older blogging sisters has found relief? Please give me some tips! They are keeping me from sleeping well- except last night when I shivered all night long! UGH!

Love to you all! Thanks for all the well wishes in my house hunting! This bird wants her own nest again and I'm excited!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Too Cute To Send!

But I sent it anyway. ☺This is my banner style tag for Elizabeth's friendship banner swap. I hope it's not too heavy. I find it difficult to go light.

I forgot about putting holes in it till the end! Gulp! No way was I going to take a chance of ruining it as I have ruined one before! Hopefully, Elizabeth can do it.

I'm always happy with the end results of my paper crafting but this took me days to finish! Ha! I'm severely challenged when it comes to measuring and cutting. If all I had to do was design, it would be much easier. It's not that I always think crafting should be easy but I don't like it to be frustrating either so one tag is all I'm making. Thanks to everyone else who invited me to swap with them, though! ♥

House News:

Sort of ☺I talked to our loan lady today and she said we might have our loan in a few days!

Then all we have to do is have the house pass their inspection and we can make an offer!

Yikes! I'm trusting that adrenaline will come to my rescue because I haven't been sleeping well lately and I have zero energy!

Thank you all so much for helping me wait!