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

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

Friday, January 31, 2014

Moving Right Along!

Happy hutch decorating continues here at the cottage!
I've been somewhat stalled as I search for my missing Valentine/Easter bin!
I think we could all use a little bit more happiness in the middle of winter-right?!
Remember- we're closer to Spring than we are to last summer!
Hang in there friends!

Holly

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Drawer Full Of Fun!

Yes, I'm just having too much fun!  

Birthday cutie made by Creative Breathing Elizabeth!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cutest Pyrex Ever!

My Pyrex is getting cuter by the minute!

I decided to put ALL my Pyrex in and on my hutch.
This will take some thought, trial and error.
At Cutie Pie Cottage, one doesn't just stack Pyrex- it gets cutiepied!
I did the above section over.
It's takes a while to get things juuuuust right!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Is This Fun?

Hello special peoples!
I took all my Christmas out of my hutch yesterday and I'm starting anew!
I'll show you one section at a time as I finish it.
(It takes me awhile!)
Come see me on facebook if you haven't already.
Just click HERE!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Cow Jumped Over The Pyrex!

Thanks for all the encouragement and suggestions on my last post.
You all are sweet friends to have around!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Help Me Dream!

Flowers!  Remember growing them?  Remember summer?

I've been thinking a lot lately about making money doing something I enjoy.  Help me dream and brainstorm!
I designed and planted the above flower arrangement.  I think I have an eye for design.
I also love collecting antique and vintage items and planned on having a booth some day.  "Some day" keeps moving forward.  Lack of money to collect with and back and foot problems have held me back.  Something tells me I won't have a booth in my antique mall like I had thought- but then what will I do with all my vintage stuff?  I don't like mailing packages or handling money so I wouldn't have my own store.  What to do- what to do?
I submitted some of my hutch pics to a magazine because people seem to really like the way I display my wares.  Should I try going the magazine route?  Can I handle the rejection?  Should I pursue becoming a stylist?  I love to craft and come up with my own ideas, too.
 
I think I am very creative but my crafts are so personal that trying to sell them seems... odd and I don't want to be a craft factory.  I've thought about having an etsy shop but again, I don't like to mail packages...
Help me dream!
Is there something I'm not seeing?
Do you see me doing anything?
Oh- and I love to take pretty pics and I'm getting better at that but I don't see myself becoming a paid photographer.  I hate gadgets and machines.
I'm also a good teacher but HATE the stress of a class and public speaking.
  I've thought about doing video tutorials or something like that but would people really pay for that?
Can you see the wheels turning in my head?
If you've read this far- thank you!  If you comment- double thanks!



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cuties On The Line!

Hello blog friendies!
I'm still here- just not making, decorating or even treasure hunting anything new! (SNOOSE fest!)
But then I remembered I hadn't shown you these cuties on the line! These are on the wall of my craft room/bedroom.
The middle quilted/embroidered cutie was stained and had 100s of little broken threads sticking off of it when I bought it.
It took me a long time to get it hang worthy.

This rhyme and the three little kittens song/story are favorites from my childhood.  
The plan is to install a window on this large wall but for now- it's cutified!

See Twyla's cute crocheted cherries on the line, too?
I think they add the perfect touch!  

Yeah, I need more clothes pins up there.
These close up show such things!


Just to clarify- even though Cutie Pie Cottage is also on facebook now, it doesn't mean I'll stop blogging!
I really am having fun over there, though.
I'm meeting more friends and making new people smile.
Many of my old friends have joined me there too so if you're on facebook- hop on over right HERE!
Don't worry- be happy!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cutie Pie Cottage Is Now On facebook

Cutie Pie Cottage is now on facebook!  Click HERE to like!

PS I'm not leaving here!  ♥

Friday, January 10, 2014

Back To The Usual

Although all my Christmas decor is still up, Christmas crafting is over and it's back to my usual crafting of rag balls and yo yos in regular fabrics instead of Christmas ones.  I wonder if I'll ever tire of making these?
Here is my son's weird cat.  Her name is Crackers.  Her favorite spot in the whole house is the entrance of the hall way where she cuddles up to the wall like it's a soft cushion or something!   
She twists and stretches and reaches up on the wall.  It's funny!  It's a good thing she's humorous because she about drives me crazy at times!  She misses the freedom of the farm so I try to be understanding.  I miss the farm, too.

Here's to hoping that January will fly by as fast as a September!