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

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

Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter Tree!

I have a little Easter tree on my front porch now!
I gave it a little make over.
The trunk and limbs were plain white but I wrapped vintage sheet scraps around them.
When I showed it to one of my boys, he said, "Oh, you're wallpapering a tree."

Yeah, I guess so!

And then there's this.  My boys throwing a gigantic tire around the back yard.
My life is an interesting mix.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Parade Planning

The first Easter parade planning meeting was held this morning in the living room of Cutie Pie Cottage.
Turn out was low and
photographers had difficulty with the lighting but five float entries were submitted and plans are under way!
We trust that this annual spring time activity will encourage the hearts of the winter weary and that more will join the fun.

I'm glad I have blog friends who can "get" this.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Collection Grows

Hello blogging friends!  How are you?  
I know some of you are reveling in spring and some are still patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for it to appear.  

As usual, it's a mix of winter and spring here in north central Idaho!  
Do you remember my Poppies and Wheat cake carrier and canisters?
Well now I have the bread box!
One of my dear facebook readers sent it to me!
It was *her* grandmother's bread box and that makes it so, so precious to me!
It's like she gave me a bread box AND a grandmother!

I'm trying to find a place to put all the pieces together which means there is some fun redecorating going on around here!
Well, I'm kind of always redecorating.
How boring to just leave it be!

Thanks for coming by and commenting.
Hope you all have a great week! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Crafting and Treasure Hunting

Nothing new around here!
Just crafting.
Is making yo yos considered crafting?
I loved this cherry fabric from a little girl's dress!
It's making some sweet yo yos!
I redeemed my $20.00 shopping spree card at the Salvation Army yesterday!
This Corningware pie plate was one of my finds.
I see the casseroles all the time but this was my first time to find a pie plate!
I also picked up this waste basket.
Do you think it's vintage?
The woven part is soft.
I don't know much about this type of glassware but I remember my siblings and I having similar ones in the 60s and 70s.  
We would put colored water in them and we thought we were so cool!

I also found an AWESOME tall wicker shelf for only $10.00 and it was basically free since I used my punch card!
My treasure hunting trip was really fun because I've hardly been able to go shopping at all since all my foot/back/heel knee problems began!
My physical therapist has commended me for hanging in there when I've seen so little improvement.
It can be discouraging but my crafting, blogging and facebooking helps see me through my lack of activities that I usually enjoy.

I hope you are finding things that you enjoy too- especially SPRING!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Egg Wreath!

Ta-da!  I made an Easter egg wreath!
I wanted my wreath to be multi-colored and I wanted all types of eggs so I went to every place in town for some!
  I ran out of eggs AND grass but I had plenty of hot glue this time!

I used a straw wreath as my base but I wrapped it in pale yellow fabric first and then glued, glued, glued away!  
This will hang on my front porch in my white frame.
 I'm waiting until the first day of spring, though.

Come see Cutie Pie Cottage on facebook if you haven't already.
 I now have 1,696 likes!  Wow!  So fun!

Today is my therapy day and tomorrow is my boy's 16th birthday!
Busy times!

I love y'all guys!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Hey there blog friendies!
I went to my local antique mall after physical therapy and bought some blue melmac to match my pink!
Melamine, melmac, whatever you call it, I love it and I love the click clacking sound that it makes!
I took 43 pics and these were the 3 finalists!

Have started crafting for spring/Easter yet?
I've only started decorating but I want to make an egg wreath for the frame on the porch.
I'm finally taking my ornament wreath down today and hopefully, the empty space will motivate me!
Winter is almost over, friends!
Hang in there!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Elephant Decal

Hello wonderful blogging friends!  
I'm sharing my pink elephant decal with you!  
Isn't it sweet!?  
In one of my own black and white baby photos,
I can see a glimpse of a rubber elephant toy so I guess I've always liked them.  

Comments sure are few around here these days.  
Where is everyone?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Suitcase Make Over!

I modge podged this sweet fabric on the top of my little green suitcase.  I LOVE the way it turned out!
My friend Mary gave me this fabric plus some scraps for  a rag ball garland!
This was not an easy project for me and I'm sorry but don't have a tutorial for you.
I googled several before doing this and I still messed it up but you can't tell- can you?
Well maybe you can now.  
I put the fabric on upside down!  
It sits up like this on my craft shelf so this is how it is seen!  
Oh well!  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hello Window!

Hello, hello!

Back in the Fall, I won a gift cert to a local antique store and used it for this light green, chippy window!
I wanted to add some strength to my dinning room.
I knew exactly where I wanted to hang it.
Since my cat kept knocking all my embroidery hoops down I needed another plan above my wicker desk.
I plan on hanging my vintage strawberry curtain on it and then take things from there.
Coming up, stay tuned to Cutie Pie Cottage to see how this little vintage suitcase gets a make over!
I've wanted to fix this case up for a long time so I thought taking a pic and writing about it would help make it happen!  We'll see!

Thanks for coming by, beautiful people!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bear and Lamb Decal

Hello sweet blog friends and grab and copy strangers!  ;)
Here's another so, so sweet decal for you!
I LOVE the flowers in these decals!

Even though we have snow on the ground, it's *only* 40 degrees and the birds are singing away!
I miss the birds when they're gone!

Have I mentioned that I hate menopause and that I hate physical therapy?  Ha-ha!
A girl just wants to have fun and I keep trying!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's Bunny and Chick Time!

Here's another decal for you to copy!  
If *you* decide to make decals from these, please share with me!  

Are you glad it's March?
I know it doesn't mean that the weather is suddenly springy but it's much closer to that reality than February is- right?!

I've been seeing LOTS of birds in my yard and they are singing their hearts out- even in the midst of swirling snow!
They KNOW!
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