Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sweet Stuff

Wow! Thank you for all the amazing comments on my last post! You know how to make a girl feel good! :)

I am hard at work on the things I'm taking to Silver Bella for vendor night. OH my gosh...I am having so much fun, Sweets! It is coming together quite nicely.

I don't want to show everything, of course, but I have to show you a few "hints." Much of this creating and getting ready happens late at night and there is often a yummy glass of wine involved...like this lovely glass of Zinfandel...

and can you guess what this is?

I have my whole counter set up as a "mock vendor table" and today I realized (gadzooks!), I am not going to have enough room for everything I've made! So I am going to offer something to YOU, today, that I don't have room to take with me to Silver Bella!

It's actually a fabric-covered, sturdy and sweet "craft box" that would be perfect for a Silver Bella atendee, or any creative gal, for that matter! It's about 13"x 11" and 6" deep , zips up, has handles, as well as a fabulous divided tray inside, perfect for storing the bits and bobs we all love to use in our creating.

And I couldn't help myself....I decided to stock the box with some of my own favorite bits and bobs, some of which I will be selling at Silver Bella!

Here is what the box looks like:

Side zipper...
You can see I've embroidered the lid with the same sweet vintage embroidery pattern that you saw on one of the pages in Rosanna's book. An appropriate design for this box, don't you think?


And here's what you'll find inside...



A miniature "prom gown," so appropriate for Silver Bella! I may just be making something with one just like this myself! ;)

One of my yummy cupcake pin cushions, complete with pink pins! You can also see a fabulous satin ribbon rose (about 3" across) and some tiny vintage millinery roses.
A couple of "fat quarters" of yummy Paris Bebe prints we sell...

Some more yummy fabric, pink lace and ballerina cupcake toppers!
and pretty little bits and bobs...




with room for lots more! This sweetie is listed HERE. Shipping is usually free for items in my shoppe but this box is pretty hefty so I'm going to ship it to the new owner for $12 (that big Priority Mail box).

I also wanted to show you some pics from this past weekend. There was a fun family-reunion on James' mom's side of the family and everyone gathered at the park. The kids were thrilled to discover a little "stream" nearby. I saw an unmoving, tepid little body of nasty water but the kids saw fairyland, of course!
We live in Central California, so it is still warm and the leaves are very reluctantly beginning to change.
My guys...aren't they handsome? My girls... this might be one of my favorite pics of them of all time!


Raychie and her sweet cousin...

Raychie not so happy... or "grumpy-dumpy," as we say in our family...

Happier....

Andrew - on the move. It's hard to get a photo of him NOT in motion these days! I love the expression on his face in this shot. So typical of him.

Sweet + Mischief+Adorable+All Boy = Andrew

And here's a cute shot, also from this past weekend, of Andrew and his Auntie Laura (my baby sister)....

Well that's it! That only took all day! Blogger was giving me fits, Mr. Andrew was not so happy and...well LIFE was going on! Hope you have a good evening....

Hugs,

Cheryl

12 comments:

Fleur de Bee said...

Hello Beautiful!!! WOW what a YUMMY box!!!! I am so thrilled for you to take your creations to Silver Bella! Can't wait to see all the photos! I personally think it's good you have more than you can put out...I bet your things will be near sold out on day 1 !!

xoxo Molly

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl! That glass of wine looks so good, lol!

I am so bummed I missed out on the carrier/kit :( I LOVE that design on the front!

FABULOUS pictures of your adorable babies!!! They are all so cute, I could kiss those cheeks off!

Love ya,
Amy

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Rats! Your boxes were sold by the time I got there! It really looked adorable!

Holly said...

Cute, cute box!

~ Hearts ~

Kerryanne English said...

Those photos of your children are divine...especially the one with them sitting at their magical stream.

Your box is so beautiful too.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Cheryl, I have been away from blogging and missed so many of your wonderful posts. It has been great to catch up.
Love the photos of the little ones at the park playing in the 'Fairyland Stream'
Alison

Fete et Fleur said...

Have a wonderful time at Silver Bella! Everything is looking so very yummy!

Nancy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You have some adorable little tots!

And I see your 'surplus' box is already sold, good for you! I have made too much too, its a good idea to set up a table ahead of time, isn't it???

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Your kids are beautiful, Cheryl :D I hope you have a fabulous time at Siver Bella, oh, how I wish I could go! Its burning a hole in my pocket just thinking about all of the amazing goodies that will be there!

jillian said...

Oh, what beautiful things! I wish I could go to Silver Bella. At least some of my goodie bags will be there with Sadie Lou!!! You are always so inspiring. Have a wonderful time at the show.
XOXO
Jillian
p.s. your babies are dolls!!

Lori said...

Cheryl, your family photos are so sweet!!! your kiddos are all adorable...i LOVE that memory book you made in the post below!!! wow wee what a gorgeous keepsake!!!

Lori said...

Cheryl! Adorable box!! Gosh I know your gonna be the bell of Bella with your cuties! Kidletts adorable as always! That a lucky Mom you are! Love,Lori