Friday, December 20, 2013

Snowman Giveaway

 
Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses
is giving away a Canned Snowman!
 
For a chance to win, visit my Facebook page !
A winner will be drawn on January 1, 2014

Good Luck!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In my studio...

...I will build some snowmen!
 
 
Lloyd is made from a vintage feed sack with an old green wool Army scarf.
Flurry sports a knit cap ... and holds a bottlebrush tree.

 
I ♥ snowmen {especially when they are made from fabric and not the cold, wet stuff}.
 

Have a happy week!
♥ Vicki

Friday, October 11, 2013

She runs with scissors...

 
 
Found this GINORMOUS pair of scissors while out junkin' today!
I bet you're wondering...
"What is she planning to do with 2-foot long scissors?!"
I'm wondering the exact same thing.
But aren't they fun?!!
I think they'll look fabulous hanging in my studio.
And if I ever open a brick-and-mortar,
I'll be prepared to "cut the ribbon" at my grand opening!
; )
Hey...a girl can dream!
 
Happy Weekend!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Eat dessert first!

All of a sudden, I'm in the mood for pumpkin pie!
 
Bon appetit!
♥ Vicki

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Witching Hour

...is upon us!
 
And much as I hate to give up the ghost,
I've created my last witch of the season!
 
 
You'll find Witch Aurelia and her toad friend on eBay!
 
Best Witches,
♥ Vicki

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Road Trip

 
I've wanted to experience Antique Week
in Round Top, Texas,
for many years...
and this week, I did!!
Hubby and I saddled up
{loaded the car}
and headed south.
Yee-haw!
 
 
Our first stop was Marburger Farm!
 
 
While At Marburger Farm, I had the pleasure of meeting
Rachel Ashwell...the Queen {Founder} of Shabby Chic!
She was signing copies of her newest book,
Couture Pairie and Flea Market Treasures.
 

We also experienced her ever-so-lovely store,
Rachel Ashwell Couture
located at her Bed and Breakfast, The Prairie.
 
Day 2...
We grabbed a quick breakfast before hitting the road
for another full day of antiquing
up and down the road from La Bahia to Warrenton!
 
 
It was HOT ... HUMID ... crowded ... and rainy ... 
but we still had sew much fun!!
 
Happy Trails!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy October!

 








A day spent at the Dallas Arboretum yesterday put me in the mood for fall!
 





Wednesday, September 18, 2013

When it's HOT...

...HOT, HOT!
Make snowmen! ; )


Trying to keep my cool!
♥ Vicki

Monday, September 16, 2013

Witch Spella

 
Witch Spella hopped on her broom ....
and flew over to eBay!
 
I certainly hope she behaves herself ...
she didn't even leave me a note!
Tsk~tsk!!
 
Best Witches,
♥ Vicki

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall is in the air!

 
We're still flirting with triple-digit temperatures ...
but I'm in the mood for fall!
What's the weather like in your little corner of the world?
 
Happy Monday!

♥ Vicki

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What inspires me...

I'm a bit odd!
{ I admit it. }
 
I don't just say to myself, "I will create a cowgirl doll today."
It's more complex than that.
It's the little things...
a button...
a tchotshke...
a trinket...
a vintage treasure...
more often than not, it's a silly little object that sparks my creativity.
And from that spark, a doll is born!
 

Calamity Jane is a perfect example.
It was a vintage toy Texas Ranger badge that moved me to create her.
I've had that badge for several years ...
it's been pinned to my inspiration board forever ...
waiting...
waiting...
waiting...
to be used.
And then...
I found it!
A remnant of cowboy fabric!
P~E~R~F~E~C~T!
The gears started turning...
and Calamity Jane came to life!
 
That, my friends, is why most of my dolls are one of a kind...
it's that one little vintage find...
that little spark of inspiration...
that moves me to create them!
 
That's my story...
and I'm sticking to it!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Oddly...


...I'm craving chocolate!
 
Wonder what brought that on?  ; )
 
Sweet dreams!
 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Little Miss Sew and Sew

 I love to sew!
And sew does this little raggedy! : )
 
Don't forget Father's Day on Sunday!
 
Happy Weekend!

♥ Vicki

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Birthday Girl


Shh!!
Someone's celebrating a birthday soon {okay...on Friday}!
These { vintage } pictures were taken many moons ago
at my dress-up birthday party!
Notice the pink doll cake that my mom made ...
I loved dolls back then, too!

And the toy sewing machine { love! } that I received as a gift ...
maybe that's what started it all! ♥


All of this birthday talk inspired my newest creation,


"Start each day like it's your birthday!"
Here's to the next 365 days around the sun ...

Smiles,
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Snow Way!

Snowmen in April?!
 
 
I'd like to pretend that I'm WAY ahead of the game...
thinking ahead...
on the ball...
but nope, that's simply not the case.
 
You see...
truth be told...
these snow guys were a special request made ...
oh ...
let's see...
one,
two,
{ Okay, okay! }
SEVERAL
months ago!
 
I'd better go ...
pack them up ...
and ship them out ...
 before they melt!
 
Smiles,
♥ Vicki

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rolodex-ing

 
It's still pretty chilly here in Texas ...
so I've spent the last couple of days 
dreaming of the seashore!
 
My dreams spilt over onto the Rolodex cards
I created for a swap I'm participating in.
If I close my eyes ...
I can almost hear the seagulls.
 

♥ Vicki

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tea...

...sounds good on this chilly April day!
I think I'll invite Miss Willow and her teddy bear, Blue, to join me.
 
 
I'm not sure what happened to spring
...but I wish she'd come back!!
 
Hope it is sunshine-y in your little corner of the world!
Have a happy day!!
 
Off to enjoy a cuppa...
♥ Vicki

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter!

 
Have a glorious weekend!
 
♥ Vicki

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring...

...has sprung!
 





Now ... if we could only get the weather to cooperate!
 
Have a beautiful week!
 
Hugs,
♥ Vicki

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!

Signs of spring are popping up everywhere...
 
 
I hope
spring has sprung
in your little corner of the world!
 

♥ Vicki

Friday, March 15, 2013

S is for...

Something I made!
 
 
I first spotted moss monograms on Pinterest { my guilty pleasure! } ...
and I promptly decided to make one for my front door.
 
 
There are plenty of tutorials on the web { just Google it
... but I followed this one.
I'm not sure why I decided on this particular tutorial 
because it meant I had to purchase a glue gun.
 
Yep, you heard right! I don't own a glue gun.
Well, now I do ... but I didn't before.
 
Anyhow, to make a long story short
{ I won't bore you with how I ended up with 3rd degree burns on two of my fingers ...
another reason why I don't ~ didn't ~ own a glue gun! },
I am happy with how my moss monogram S turned out!
And the good news is,
I'm beginning to get the feeling back in my burnt fingers!!
 
Hope you have fun weekend plans!
 
♥ Vicki