Friday, August 22, 2014

Today's forecast:

Frosty ... with a chance of snowmen!



 Perhaps it's the triple-digit heat and my attempt to cool things down a bit,
but I've been busy building snow folk!
Hope to have them finished this afternoon.

TGIF!!

Back to the meadow ... ♥ Vicki

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This picture was taken roughly 15 years ago in Rocklin, California, 
when the local newspaper did a feature on me and my business.

Walk down memory lane with me, please, because 
Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses 
is celebrating an anniversary!

I can hardly believe it but I'm proud to announce that 
Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses is 25!
25 years … practically a lifetime.
They say, "Do what you love
and you'll never work a day in your life."
It's true.
I can’t even begin to imagine how many dolls I’ve created over the years.
Wish I’d kept track. 
This business has traveled around the world with me (Tokyo, Japan
... and across the country, too (Delaware, California, and Texas).

I still remember my very first craft show in Lewes, Delaware.
I made rabbits … yep, that's all ... just rabbits.
{ Hey, stop laughing! This was back in the late 80's and rabbits were BIG!! }
I was so excited … my new “career” was going to allow me to make money while staying at home with my 2 little ones. I’ve always been crafty and I loved to sew { I had a degree in Home Economics, for goodness sake! }. It was a win~win situation.
But alas, my hopes were dashed when I didn’t sell the first rabbit!
:::sob::: 
Did I let that stop me? Nope! 
{ And yes, I’ve been called stubborn on more than one occasion! }
I simply added to my repertoire … raggedy dolls and Santas and bears … oh, my!
I’m happy to report that my next craft show was a resounding success!

And so it goes…
25 years later, I’m still at it.
How lucky am I to get to do what I love?

A big thank you to my family, friends, and loyal customers 
for their support over the years. I certainly couldn't have done it without YOU!

Hugs,
♥ Vicki

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wishing you...


... a lovely day!

♥ Vicki

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What's black and white...

...and red all over?


I had such fun making Mollie ... 
and her little dog, too!


Smiles,
♥ Vicki

Friday, July 18, 2014

I scream for...


...ice cream! 
I know, I know ... it's July you say!
But I say it's the perfect month for ice cream ...
or, better yet, a sundae topped with hot fudge and a cherry!
Mmmm...!

Happy Weekend!
Smiles,
♥ Vicki

Saturday, June 28, 2014

How about them apples?


We received a yummy surprise this week! 
In honor of our anniversary, a very sweet person sent us a pair of chocolate and caramel covered apples!! I told her they were too pretty to eat ... but ~ you know me ~ I couldn't resist! And trust me, they tasted as good as they looked!!

Thank you, Mary...from the bottom of our ♥♥s!!
Hugs,
♥ Vicki

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Here's to us!

My husband and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next week. 
How did 30 years go by so quickly? 
It must have happened while we were raising two beautiful children ... 
while we were buying and creating homes in four different states ... 
while we were living in a foreign country ... 
while we were busy with our careers, goals, dreams, and life. 
Thirty years sounds like a long time but, trust me, it isn't. 
Would I do it all over again? 
In a heartbeat!

Here's to us!
♥ Vicki