Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"What's In Store" Wednesday...

...well, today - a few handmade goodies. Some from my dear friend, Frannie, and some salt dough bugs - by me.

First, sweet Ms. Frannie's "dollies" as she calls them. I wish I could describe Frannie to you - but there are no words - simply because she is one of the kindest, sweetest, most talented, beautiful people I know who is so willing to share her laughter and love of life with everyone. And simply put - she's just way cool!!! Just imagine - wild hair - sometimes multi-colored - rarely brushed - long skirts, leggings, army boots, about three layers of shirts and huge jewelry - and a smile from ear to ear - well, that's Frannie.

And here are some of her sweet lil' creations that she brought to me today to put in the shop. I was so excited - she knows I like bright colors - so she dressed them "cheery".

Aren't they cute - all sittin' there together.

I think this is my favorite - 'cause she's all dressed in red, of course.

This might be Frannie in "mini me" fashion. That hair - well, it's just her - hehe
Actually - that hair is why I looooove this doll - 'cause it is actually made with yarn handmade by other dear friend, Luna. She makes gorgeous yarn at her farm!!!

This one is a lil' ray of sunshine...

And a couple more all nestled in. You can see some of Frannie's wonderful past creations by clicking on Sister's Mercy's Home... over in my favorites list - it's worth the trip.

And here are the bugs and bees - ladybugs and bumble bees that is.
You know that wonderful salt dough we are always using. Well, these were my latest creations with salt, flour and water and I thought I'd share them with you. I had actually made flowers too but I sold them before I got a picture - oops, sorry.

...Hanging from the branches...

....buzzin' 'round in the tree...

...and a lil' ladybug necklace on gingham ribbon.

I'm sorry that I've been gone for a few days. I'm "busy as a bee" this week with Mother's Day coming up so I appreciate you all being patient with me. After this week - maybe I'll be able to breathe again - and I'll get back on track.
Now, I'm back to addressing all my newsletters. Wish I could send you ALL one.

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping in!



I just love the babies! How cute they all are sitting together. Your bees and ladybugs would look so cute hanging from a kitchen window. Thank you for sharing.


Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Frannie's dollies are as famous as she is!!! Cute stuff!

Sue said...

What absolutely ADORABLE creations...Ms. Frannie's AND yours. Both so original and cute.

Try to pace yourself this Mother's Day weekend. I know you will be SOOOO busy! Your store and greenhouse have awesome wares!

downbranchroad said...

See that you have been blessed by the goddess of sunshine and love. That Mz Frannie is just a ray of sunshine, pouring out love. We are blessed to have her as a friend. Those dollies are sooooooooooo loveable and Ms Cathy those salt dough creations of yours is just darling!

If nothing happens I will see you on Saturday. Cant wait. I am looking for some flowers in purples to fill pots on my porch.

See you soon!
Have a good week.


Stacey said...

It's all so cute. What a blessing to be so busy with your business. That's a great thing!

Kelly B said...

Everything is so very creative!! I am so jealous!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just so cute!!! Love stopping by for a visit...so colorful and I need that with the rainy weather er are having:)

Darlene said...

I LOVE your lady bugs and bumblebees...they are TOO cute!!

Also, Ms. Frannie's dollies are so whimsical. They are adorable all sitting there together. I hope they ALL get good homes!

Monica said...

Those dolls are adorable,I love to see what you have in store every wednesday!

Deb said...

Frannie's dollies are just precious...love the ladybugs and the bees...so cute

Luckiest Girl.... said...

Very cute as always! Love the lady bugs!

Carrie said...

Love the dolls and the bees!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Cute dolls!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Too cute. cherry

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,
Love the lady bugs. Lady bugs are the one bug I like. The dolls are so creative and really cute.
Enjoy your day,

Nancy Jo said...

Hi Cathy,
Yes Frannie's dolls are really cute aren't they. I have five of them around here. I have never meant her, but have seen pictures, you described her perfect.
The lady Bugs are so cute too!
Nancy Jo

Susie Homemaker said...

OOH, everything is so cute! I just love these peeks into what you have in your shop!

Have a great evening,

Just a little something from Judy said...

ALWAYS, every single visit to your blog inspires me, and makes me smile...today is no exception. Both creations are so adorable! No wonder you are so busy in the shop each and every holiday. Happy Mother's Day!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Frannie sounds like quite the lady. She makes cute dollies, for sure! Your salt dough bugs are so cute. Love the ladybugs!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!

henzy said...

oh the lady bugs and bees are so cute. i love them

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