Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cat Dracula

Once upon a Halloween there was a quaint Gothic cottage just beyond the cemetery. The owner was the famous Cat Dracula. For obvious reasons he preferred to sleep in the day. But one day, right in the middle of the afternoon there was a knock on his front door. He slowly opened the lid to his comfy coffin to peak out. He figured he better start right where he was, but you know what they say....curiosity kills the Cat Dracula. So he snuck up the stairs from the cold dark basement to see who dared knock on his door. When he cracked it open there was no one there! He saw an envelope tacked to the door. An invitation to a big Halloween celebration. Simply everyone would be there!
On All Hallows Eve Count Dracula set out for the party. He arrived at the Witches Inn and found many of his friends already there. Carmen and Oscar are his very best friends.

There was alot of food, witches brew and casting spells going on. A ghost passing by the crystal ball took a glance to see a vision. He let out a ghostly howl and shreik that stopped all dead in their tracks. What on earth could be so scary? The crystal ball told the scary truth.... ONLY 55 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pink Slipper Project Sew-a-thon Saturday

Yesterday was the day that was set aside to gather your friends and family to have fun, laugh, eat chocolate and make slippers for The Pink Slipper Project. I know there were several groups around the country participating and I cant wait to see what everyone did. Its so fun. Be sure to visit to see all of the great slipper that have been donated so far to womens shelters to help keep very special ladies and children warm this winter.

Here are some of the finished products. We had alot of help. I managed to catch Kahlua (she is the black carin terrier) and Maui (she is the blonde carin terrier) helping out. Believe me they never left our side, they know a good party when they see one. We had our party at my BFF Judys house. Our friend Jessica stopped by and we gave her a pair of scissors to rag the edges. Her husband Mark went to this awesome Bar b Que place and brought lunch home. Barbque beef sandwhiches, homemade macaroni and cheese, corn, cheesy potatoes. It was soooo good. Then we had cupcakes for dessert. I have a really cute Cake Cafe down the street and they specialize in cupcakes. They are ALL great, but I love the orange cake w/ orange icing. Man I wish they were open on Sundays because I would be headed there right now for another one! So it was a really fun day. I see more slippers in my future. :) If you would like to become involved with this project, click on to the website and see what it is all about. Have a great week.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We Have A Winner :)

Thank you everyone for entering my give away. They are always alot of fun. I put all of the names in a bowl and, Lucy, my office manager made sure everyone was in there. The lucky winner is Shannon from !!!(be sure to check out her adorable website!) Congratulations. I left a post on your blog with my email so that you can send me your address! I will have another give away before Christmas. Have a great weekend..(()) gail

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkins and Spice

This weeks theme for Make Mine Pink Friday is Pumpkins and Spice. I love the fall. The colors, the smells, the weather, just everything. Be sure to visit all of the participating shops tomorrow at to see what they have to offer for this one day only shopping event. There will be rich potpourri of cinnamon and spice. Holiday decorations for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Jewelry to wear to your favorite holiday events. Maybe even gorgeous vintage linens handed down through the generations for holiday traditions. I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with to help me celebrate my favorite time of the year.

(the photo is a beautiful velvet pumpkin designed and made by my friend Carol at )

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Its time for a give-away contest!

I am on my way out the door to yet another fun birthday celebration! October is party month. Just about all of my friends and family are Libras celebrating the fall. (even the dog has a birthday this month) So with all of the birthdays going on I decided it was time for a give away and time to celebrate. Its easy too, just leave a comment on this post by this Friday, Oct 23 by midnight and I will draw a winner first thing Saturday morning! What better way to celebrate birthdays than with cupcakes. I am giving away one of my pink fairy cakes. This is a smaller version of my larger cupcakes pillows. Good Luck... and if you are an October baby, happy birthday to you!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Look what I got for my birthday :)

Well, I hit the big 51 on Oct 7th. I guess it doesnt matter too much, I feel the same. I wanted to share what my sister Stephanie painted for me. I love this painting, its my new happy place in my mind. lol Also for Christmas she did this colored pencil drawing of Lily. Stephanie took Lily for me when all of my other cats kept being so mean to her. I have no idea why they treated her so badly, but Steph came to the rescue and Lily could not be happier! If you notice in the right side bottom corner of the painting, you will see Lily peeking around the corner. Steph also crochets a mean blanket. I am trying to get her to open an Etsy shop too.

I have really been giving alot of thought to the different talent people have. I believe we all have talents and I hope you are finding time to learn about your own and develope it to its full potential. Whether you like to cook, write, draw, garden, dance, act, you get the idea.... go for it! I have started a new blog that is mostly a journal of sorts about living with limited mobility issues and finding inspiration for your own greatness. If you get a chance, check it out too. Because I do believe that my creativity is the icing on the cake of my life :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Girly Finds

Its almost friday, and you know what that means! Its time for the Make Mine Pink Friday weekly shopping event. This weeks theme is Girly Finds. This is perfect shopping for the all of the girly girls out know who you are! Be sure to visit all of the participating shops. There will be purses, feminine pillows, jewelry. I am sure there will be alot of gorgeous vintage finds. Journals for keeping track of all of your hopes and dreams. There will be lots to find for your special little girls or your inner child. So please join us, tomorrow October 9th. You can find the participating shops here

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lots of Fun Stuff

What a week I have had and coming up! Its that busy time of the year. I love it so much. I was in my first arts and craft show in many years this weekend. Its called the Briar Patch and its been a local favorite in the Phoenix area for over 25 years now. I met the sweet lady, Jeannie, who has run this show since the very beginning and she runs a great show and is a pleasure to work with. If you are in the Phoenix metro area there will be another Briar Patch show Oct 10th and 11th. It is at Sequoya Elementary School at 11808 N 64th St in Scottsdale. This is THE BIG ONE! Well over 100 vendors, I heard some say up to 200. People come from out of state to participate in this show. Great fudge and peanut brittle too! Here is their website for more info: Maybe I will see ya there. Here is a couple photos of this weekends show. April helped me set it up and she decided on a snack. lol This is a lady I met and she makes the most adorable items and starts with vintage chenille bedspreads. She has a way of putting patterns and colors together. Just gorgeous. This is one side of my space. Next week I will have a more elaborate display to show. :) Last is a photo of one of my new pillows. Its wrapped like a pretty gift and you never have to open it. I thought the cute altered art tags would really be cute. I got these from Carrie at

I also will be doing a show the beginning of November with The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation. It will be with the popular First Fridays are walk in downtown Phoenix. And of course starting Monday, 10-5 is the shop hop at Make Mine Pink. Be sure to visit all of the participating shops to find the hidden shopping bags to be entered in drawings for great prizes. So many of the shops are running great specials and having special events and contributions for Breast Cancer Awareness. . Its going to be an exciting week, be sure to get in on some of the fun... Until next time... gail