Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!


Have fun tonight!!

♥ Vicki

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treat!


A little Halloween humor!  : )
And speaking of  treats...


I won this sweet Halloween Candy Dish gourd in a trivia contest on Facebook!
I would have filled the happy little gourd with candy to take his picture ... if I had will power. :::heavy sigh:::
You see, I purchased several bags of candy in anticipation of trick-or-treaters on Halloween
I opened the bags and poured the candy into my witch candy bowl ... and that's where my story takes a turn for the worse!!
What you see in the Jack-o'-Lantern's mouth is all that is left! Oh, the shame!
So ... I will purchase more bags of candy, but they will remain unopened until Oct. 31st!! 
That's my story...
and I'm sticking to it!  :::fingers crossed:::

Halloween hugs and candy corn kisses,
♥ Vicki

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tea Party


I had such fun at A Wicked Tea yesterday!
So much eye candy ... and real CANDY!!



Glass jars and beakers filled with candy!
And we helped ourselves...to a sugar high!!


And speaking of sweet ... Miss Cindy Mayfield was the Hostess with the Mostest!


The cottage was spooky...


and festive!


We were treated to lots of  goodies...


and to-die-for scones!!


And as if the candy wasn't enough ...
more sweets!!


Did I mention cupcakes...?


And more cupcakes!!


And umbrella drinks with dancing skeleton straws!!


Cindy challenged us to create our own name badges.
This is what I came up with...


I met the nicest ... funniest ... most wonderful women!!
(This is Phyllis Ann and yours truly.)


And took incredible classes taught by amazingly talented artists!
Here are just a couple of the projects I worked on ...


Happy Memories!
♥ Vicki

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The hearts go to...


...Natalie!!


Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!
Hugs,
♥ Vicki

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Wicked Tea


I'm attending A Wicked Tea tomorrow!!
I'm so excited ... I'm going to be a Paper Cowgirl!
Yee-haw!

Hope you have fun weekend plans, too!
♥ Vicki

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Santa Baby!

New pattern!!
Not a creature is stirring … except this darling Santa mouse who is peeking out of a vintage leather baby shoe!
The grungy mouse sports a painted-on burgundy suit which is embellished with chenille and black buttons.
He holds a little homespun stocking!

Happy Sewing!

♥ Vicki

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

You Are Special Today

My daughter is coming over for dinner tonight and I will set her place at the table with a RED PLATE.


We incorporated the tradition of the RED PLATE when my children were very young. To mark special occasions or achievements, my son or daughter would find the RED PLATE at his or her place at the table. We honored birthdays, sports wins, good report cards, school awards, lost baby teeth, etc., with the “You Are Special Today” RED PLATE. Even my husband or I, on occasion, was lucky enough to be the recipient of the RED PLATE treatment! Everyone in the family knew that the RED PLATE was cause for celebration … and if it happened to be put out in your honor, it just made your day a little more special!


And if you’re wondering why my daughter is being served dinner on the RED PLATE this evening … it is because she was honored as
“Teacher of the Month”!
I am so proud of her!! Kudos, Whitney … and Job Well Done!

And just between you and me, I think teachers should eat off of RED PLATES every day!


Make warm memories,
♥ Vicki

Sunday, October 3, 2010

More gourds...!


Love these little fellas!! They look so happy ... lined up in a row!

Don't you just love Halloween? It's my 2nd favorite holiday!
And how fun is this Krispy Kreme box?!
My sweet daughter treated us to doughnuts yesterday!
Mmmm ... yummy!! Thanks, Whitney!!

♥ Vicki

Friday, October 1, 2010

8th Anniversary Giveaway


It’s been 8 years since Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses opened up for business on the World Wide Web!

We’re celebrating with a SALE (see my website for details)
 … and a  giveaway!!

Enter to win a set of my Mended Hearts!

To enter:
♥ Leave a comment for 1 chance.
♥ Become a blog follower for an extra chance!
♥ Post this giveaway on your blog or Facebook wall (linking back to this blog) for 2 extra chances!!

Last day to enter is October 15th.
I will draw one lucky winner on October 16th.
Good luck!
Don’t forget to leave an email address when you comment so that I am able to contact you should you win!

I thank you … from the bottom of my … for visiting my little corner of the cyber world
Here's to the next 8 years!!


Hugs,
♥ Vicki