Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Buying Handmade/Buying from Lynn!

Look at this gorgeous ornament!
I love love love it!
It is made with the softest, sweetest yarn ever and the stitches are perfection. 
I wish you could see it up close. 
 (Please right click to see the details!  It is worth that extra step.)
It is soooo stunning.
When I saw that she had one on her recent post, I HAD to have one.  She had designed a hat, doll dress and booties for me this summer
so I knew how detailed her beauties are.
 I took the last dollars in my PayPal account and ordered it immediately. 
Each pearl is nestled in the most devine posy. 
Not only did she make one for me,
she made it in MY colors and in the size I really wanted. 
It was a little bit more expensive because of the yarn and
the extra work in the larger size but it is so worth it!
It has the softest sweetest antique cream base
with a beautiful soft rose bow and tassel. 
I am sorry, Lynn, I don't remember the kind of yarn that you used but in the back of my head I think it is Alpaca?
Isn't it just delicious to the senses?
This will be one of those ornaments that I will cherish to the day I die.  Then I will pass it on to my Grand Daughters to admire.
Thank you, Lynn, for making this masterpiece for me. 
I truly truly love it!!!

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I would like to introduce you to Donna the owner of
 On The Rocks!
Melissa and I were in there spending money (that we didn't have) and Melissa talked her into letting me do the store front for her. 
 (I used to do this sort of thing a long long time ago in my home town.)
I buy alot of my beads from her delightful store and I know her well enough to know she would not want alot of fuss and fru-fru.  ( So out of my vintage element)
I made a snow scene for her out of core board and LOTS of glitter!  I made a dozen or so stars, some three D and some flat.  I made a grouping of homes on the left side and a large church on the right. 
Of course I had to make trees!  Lots of trees.
Here are a couple of groupings of beads that she handles.   There is just something about the gorgeous colors and textures that I loose all sense of time and reason when I enter a beading store.Look at this wall of textures,colors and lots of money!  Some of the beads are $2.75 up to $18.50 each for those small tubes.  It takes alot of beads to make one project and one never has just the right color or the right size.  Beading is my relaxation and passion.  To take one little bead and add another, then another, and before you know it you have a work of art.  If you have never been to a bead store, you need to go just once to see what all
the fuss is about.  Beware, It is addicting! 

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Okay, this is going to be a long post but I will show you one more thing.
 I was inspired by so many of you that make snow scenes inside of a glass domes.

I wanted to make one.  I had the dome but didn't want to buy all of the goodies.  So I put it off.  Last week my sweet daughter gave me a bag of Christmas minatures that she bought at Goodwill for $1.85!  Inside was this cute little bear with moveable arms and legs, his top hat, a sled, an angel and lots of tiny bows.  I made the packages out of a piece of thick foam that held stick pins at one time.
 (Ya' just can't throw anything away!) 
I set it on my Mothers' cake pedestal then used double stick tape
 all the way around to hold it secure.
  Walla' there you are!  No money, no dust, no cleanup. 
You can't beat that for a freebie, can you?
Well, I have chatted enough for tonight.
Blessings to you all,
Please don't forget to stop by Lynn's Lovelies then on to her shop!
Thank you, Lynn, so much for the prettiest Christmas ball 
made by the prettiest lady in Georgia!
Sharon

23 comments:

Deborah said...

Sharon, I think your snow scene under glass is beautiful and I wish we could see better pictures of the window you designed. It sounds so lovely.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I just adore Lynns ornaments, isn't she fabulous?! Her Etsy store is divine!!

On The Rocks looks like a great store with oodles of fabulous finds.

Love your snow scene Sharon, the little trees with the beads is so lovely and the bear is adorable!!

Thank you for your visit and lovely words!!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Marleen said...

This is so beautiful, fantastic!!

Celestial Charms said...

What a beautiful Christmas scene. I love the white trees. So pretty.
Maureen

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Your little snow dome is SO cute!! What a find for all of those little miniatures!

Your blog is just a feast for the spirit! Beautiful!

I hope you stop by my blog (I'm fairly new to blogging); I'd be honored to have you visit!

Merry Christmas!
Judy@cutest-little-things

Kathleen said...

Hey there new friend! I'm so happy to have you as a follower! It's always fun to know how people find each other so thanks for letting me know. The internet is a wonderful thing. I'd love to help you with your scone craving. Are you looking for a sweet or savory recipe. Let me know and I'll post one of my favorites after I hear from you next week. Email me if you'd like or just hit my blog. ;)

leenielovescookin@gmail.com

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Sharon,

Be still my heart....all of those beautiful beads!! I'd be spending way too much money in there...hehe :0)And all of your jewelry designs are just over the top..

I've been going like crazy and have missed visiting so many...trying to catch up...:0)

Have a great day,
Stephanie

Dixie said...

Sharon... I can see our blogs are going to become great friends!

Thanks for visiting, commenting, following and/or blogging about my 300th post giveaway! Good Luck!

Blessing. Dixie

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Sharon, that ornament is just beautiful!! wow... I can't believe it is made of yarn. Hope you are enjoying your christmas decorating.
xoxo

Charlene said...

Your new ornament is so pretty. So special to get something you really want. I LOVE what you did in the store front windows. Your friend must have been thrilled!!!!! Merry Christmas! Charlene

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Sweet Sharon,
Oh I am so happy that you love this Victorian ball! It can be used all year round, if you like!
Your friendship and support mean more to me than words can express. You know we are heart friends and have been from the very moment we met....
May your heart be full of our Lord's Love and Blessings...

Love,
Lynn

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

The Charm House said...

Sharon! I would love to get together after the holidays with the Georgia Girls! I hope you have a wonderful trip! Stay safe!
I love the ornament Lynn sent you!
Hugs,
Yvette

Mary said...

Hi Sharon, I just popped over from Yvette's blog. I live in GA too.
Yvette and I have met once. She is wonderful!!! How fun it would be to get GA blogging gals together.

I'll be back to browse your blog when I have a little more time.

Blessings!!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

What a sweet little scene with the trees and bear.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sharon...just checking in on you and I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that our paths crossed this year. I adore your warm, friendly and caring spirit and thank you for sharing a bounty of loveliness with me. Wishing you and your family a joyous and Merry Christmas!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Household 6 said...

Hello Sharon! What a gorgeous cake pedestal! You know, I find all kinds of good holiday stuff at the "GW-boutique" (hehe) to decorate and recreate with! Gotta love that place :) I love the Christmas window that you created too - wow, you are so talented in everything that you touch!
Thinking of you and yours as you celebrate the holidays this year - Merry Christmas, my friend!

aBohemianMarket said...

Good Morning & a very Merry Christmas Sharon:
Life is wonderful!!!
I absolutely adore the snowman scene under the glass dome.
The store front windows look great and feel warm and inviting.
The hand crocheted posey ball is beautiful.
Oh, before I forget I have some kind of pinky vintage glass beads and I was wondering if I may send them to you. I believe they are on the original hank; I bought them from an estate sale a few years back.
Take care
love & peace
carole

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Sharon,
I am so behind on my visits to so many blogs, I am takeing a bit of time to catch up...like the whole day. Wonderful post. I hope you have a nice Christmas. I wish you many good and wonderous things in 2010.
May God Continue to Bless Your Family.
Marcie

Linda K. said...

Hope everything is ok with you, haven't heard a peep out of you. Happy New Year dear lady. Take care.
Linda
Robin's Egg Blues

Rebecca said...

Gasp...how have I missed your bloggie for so long? My girl beads and it is a HUGE love of hers. Must give her a heads up for your place as well. Sooooo inspiring!

Blessings for a lovely 2010.

BUY HANDMADE! Whoo Hooo!!!!

Hugs~Rebecca

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Sharon,
Hope you had a beautiful and joyous Christmas. I want to wish you a New Year filled with much love, happiness and many, many Blessings!
Hugs, Carol Anne

ElroyTLanphear said...
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www.nelliebugs.com said...

I love your font.. how you change the colors and stuff. It's so cute.

Sadie@
nelliebugs-swaps.blogspot.com

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