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

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Brought To You By The Letter A

Is it possible for one be yo yoed to death?  Let's hope not.  

Here's another letter I made for my great niece.
 Believe it or not, these are sort of challenging for me to make.
Not the yo yos but the trying to decide where to put them to make them "fit".  I spend days doing it and I was still not satisfied with this one.  It seems middle heavy.  For this reason, I don't think I'll be making any of these to sell.
Yes, it's true, I like to get paid to PLAY so I will stick to rag ball garlands and yo yo scarecrows.  

I hope you've all had a good summer.  It's been a tough one for me but I'm always determined to find those silver linings!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall Yo Yos

Can I interest you in fall?  

The ones with buttons are ready for a wreath but some will be for scarecrows.

Red, green, yellow, orange, brown and gold with some blue for sky thrown in!

It's already feeling like fall here today and I'm glad!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Porch Frame and Thrift Finds

Hello blog friendies!  Idaho finally cooled down and we had some rain.
  I feel like a new woman!  I took a big piece from my garage sale cutter quilt and popped it in a hoop. I know it's not even but there were big knotty lumps of batting to contend with. This will hang on the porch until fall.
Look at this cute button frame I bought at the Salvation Army!  I've thought of doing this very thing but now I won't have, too.
It came with glass but I removed it for the pic.

Here's a few more vintagey SA finds.  I buy $10.00 worth at a time so I can get a punch on my card.  Once the card is full, you get a $20.00 shopping spree!
I bought this huge Samsonite case at a garage sale for $5.00.  
Even though it's big, it's not heavy- yet.  
This will store all my blue fabrics.

I've been busy filling rag ball garland orders and making yo yos for more scarecrows.  I also finished up 2 more yo yo letters for a great niece and nephew.  It's nice to stay busy and have hobbies I enjoy.

Hope you're all happy and enjoying the rest of summer!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Yo Yo Screcrow

Hello blog friendies!  How are you?
I'm working on perfecting my yo yo scarecrows since
I have some interested buyers. 
Isn't he adorable?
These scarecrows will be for decorative purposes only but I still want them to be sturdy and not fall apart.
His middle is a wooden dowel rod and he has a wooden bottom so he can sit on his own but his limbs are made of wire so he can pose!

I've finally been able to do a little thrifting but I'll show my finds in another post.

We've had a hot, dry summer here in Idaho and I'm looking forward to cooler temps in a few days!

Thanks for coming by!  You are precious to me!