Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday on Sunday Meeting - Jo of Lilly Pilly

Good morning staff! Happy Halloween to those of you that partake of the sugary festivities. I'm doing my Monday meeting today as tomorrow is the next block in A Sentimental Journey and the giveaway and I didn't want to take away from my featured friend. So without delay, let's get this meeting started.

This week I am delighted to introduce you to my friend Jo of Lilly Pilly. Like many of my new friends, she and I met through this wonderful world of blogging. Jo lives in Tasmania, Australia and works in engineering as a Civil Designer, but she also quilts and has designed stitcheries. I find it so cool when I meet people that are gifted on both sides of their brain! Let's just say that I am better at coloring than math. hee,hee,hee.

Jo has been working on a secret project that has now been sent to it's destination and will be revealed later on. She has been giving little sneaky peeks of some of the blocks.

This one is one of her favorites.

I love this one. You know me and my cute cottage obsession!

She also designed some stitcheries. Fun and charming. I love them!

As we here in the USA are steadily heading towards winter, our Aussie friends are moving into Summer. Jo posted that winter had a hard time leaving this year and they had an arctic blast. She and her coworkers went outside and collected some snow. Jo brought some snow back into the office and created this.

Well ya know I love the Snow Bunny! Too cute!

Hop over and visit with Jo. I know you will enjoy meeting her. Tell her Shell and the bunnies said hi!
Have a wonderful Sunday, a very fun Halloween and don't forget to come back tomorrow for the new block and giveaway!

Meeting adjourned.
xx,
shell, sugie and harrington

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Friday!

From any angle you look at it...


life is just so much better with friends.
Happy Friday everyone! I'm so glad ya'll are my friends. You truly make my life better!
Be sure  and visit me Sunday for our Monday meeting as Monday will be the next block in A Sentimental Journey and a giveaway! Looking forward to seeing you!

xx, 
shell, sugie and harrington 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Chirstmas. A White Christmas that is!

Ok..so like I'm totally getting nutso excited about putting up my Christmas tree this year!!! Last year, after Christmas, I purchased a Martha Stewart white Christmas tree!!! Is it wrong that I wanted to put it up right away and leave it up all year???? I mean it's white and totally matches everything I own!!! I can hardly wait to show you.

In the meantime though, I have been working like crazy getting ready for the show after Thanksgiving. I've designed my booth layout and have been fine tuning the details. Don't ya just love my business card holder? Isn't he a smashingly smart looking fella?! He was a dark brown and you know what  I  um, David did...white spray paint.

This is the first time I have done a show of this size. I'm a tad bit nervous and I don't want to show up looking like a country bumkin. Although..... I will be wearing my hat....

Maybe they'll think I'm just missing a few marbles instead. Yeah...that'll work. hee,hee,hee.

If ya'll have been following me for a while, then you know "White is my Signature color." Everything in my booth will be white. There will be little hints of grey here and there, but for the most part it will be white because, hey, that's who I am and I believe white goes with everything and everyone can decorate with white even if it's only little bits here and there. Calm, Clean, Serene.

 These are the quilted tree pillows I was telling ya about.

They are foundation pieced and then quilted with a fancy stitch. When you love white and decorate with all white, it's all about adding texture. The different tone on tone patterns of white as well as the stitching give the texture. I drew the pattern myself as I wanted a cute little accent pillow. These look great on a bed, a chair, or even sitting on a shelf to bring a little holiday cheer. The jingle bells add just a touch of fun. I made six of them and enjoyed every single minute.

Well, gotta get back to work. I'll show you my wishing stars very soon!
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas! Sing it with me!

xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Meetings - Carolyn of Draffin Bears

Good morning my lovely staff. How are all of you on this beautiful day? Harrington, Sugie and I are doing great and looking forward to a productive week. Shall we get our meeting started?

This week I am delighted to introduce you to my friend, Carolyn of Draffin Bears. Carolyn lives in a beautiful place in New Zealand! Cool huh?


I tell ya, blogging has a way of bringing people together. I met Carolyn as she is a frequent visitor to my blog. She always has kind words to say and is yet another blogger I would love to meet in person so I could give her a big ol hug!

Carolyn has a wonderful blog. She not only is a wonderful bear artist (visit her shop here), but her blog posts contain a myriad of fun and interesting things from gardening, art, decorating, and inspirations.

I love this post she did. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt by the heart." -Helen Keller

Carolyn is a wonderful gal and I'm so happy to call her my friend. Do hop over and pay her a visit. Tell her Shell and the bunnies say hi!

Have a fantastic and magical week everyone.
Meeting adjourned.
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bunny Bloggy Yardsale Day 3 SOLD! Thank You!

The yardsale continues. Next up is this pair of little veggie lover bunnies. One has some asparagus (roasted with olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper are a personal favorite) and the other has a carrot. They have a charming distressed finished to them each measures approximately 5" x 7".

The cost With shipping for both is $25.00If you wish to purchase these, Please Send Me an Email. First email wins. I will then send you an invoice.
SOLD! Thank you!
Good luck and happy shopping. Have a great weekend everyone. I'm off to catch up on blog reading and get more pieces done for the show. I can't wait to show you my wishing stars next week and my quilted trees. Fun! Fun! Fun!

xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Somebunny's been naughty...Again!

Daddy said, "if somebunny doesn't stop hoping on the furniture and redecorating the buttons on the cushion, then that somebunny might just find himself in the yard sale next weekend."

Uhh... umm... oh...well...who...where...what happened?

I flipped the cushion and somebunny decided these three buttons needed a facelift. Naughty, naughty, naughty!

Yeah! Ya hear that dust bunnies? Daddy busted ya! You're gonna end up in the yardsale!

xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Monday, October 18, 2010

Second Item on the Bunny Bloggy Yardsale SOLD! THANK YOU!

I have postponed this weeks Monday Meeting as my special guest is super busy and is taking a blogging break. Plus, Saturday October 30th is my neighborhood yard sale and I want all of you to have the opportunity to view my bunny items first. So check back every day this week for a new item.

How it works. If you wish to purchase the item, you must EMAIL me, not leave a comment. The first EMAIL to me get's the item. I will then send you a Paypal invoice to your email.

SOLD! THANK YOU!Ok, so up today is actually two things because I think they look good together. You don't have to use them together, but they look good together, so why not use them together. Have I confused you yet? hee,hee,hee.

This sweet little bunny is a soft creamy color. He measures 7" w x 4" h. The pedestal base that he likes to hang out in measures 10" w x 7" h.  I'm asking $20.00 for the bunny and pedestal and the shipping will be $15.00 because the pedestal is a bit heavy. So for a total of $35.00 you can have this!

Remember, first email wins! Good luck!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Friday, October 15, 2010

How about a bloggy yard sale? SOLD! thanks!

When I mentioned I was getting ready for a yard sale at the end of the month, a few of you said you wish you could attend. So I thought I might offer a couple of my "bunny" things here first. If you would like to purchase the item, just send me an email. The first to email me wins. I'll will then invoice you through Paypal.

First up in the bloggy yard sale is this adorable little bunny lamp. It's a creamy white color, measures 12" high x 5" wide. It makes a darling light for your kitchen, your bathroom or as a night light. I'm asking $10.00. The Shipping will be $10.00 so total is $20.00 for a cutie lamp. First come, first serve.

SOLD! Thanks! More to come on Sunday!!!

I'll have several other bunny goodies over the next two weeks so stay tuned!
xx, shell

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm so tired.

Ya'll ever have one of those weeks when all you feel like doing is this?

This is my six year old niece, Noelle, just hanging out when she visited with us in July. I feel like doing the same thing and watching some mindless TV show.

Too much work to do though, so I better get one of these. Grande breve latte...helloooooooo my friend....  :)

xx, shell

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jingle and Belle. Keepers of Holiday Spirits and Believers in Regifting

Jingle and Belle met at a party and have been the keepers of holiday spirits ever since. They spread love and joy and dress up every bottle with with sparkly fun! Each white bag has a drawstring pull and two fun jingle bells. Jingle and Belle also believe they should be passed on and on and shared with others instead of ending up in a landfil. Sometimes regifting is a really good thing. ;)

There are five bags available in my Shop. The others will go to the show with me in November. Now...on to other projects.

Have a fun day!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

She rearranges the bookshelf...again

Ok. ok...what can I say. I'm getting hooked on all this grey stuff. I've added a few things here and there. Not too much as white is still my signature color.

I rearranged the bookshelves again and added some stone accessories here and there. I'm also getting geared up for a yard sale at the end of the month and I cleaned everything while I was at it so that was a good thing. Of course, all of this took place before my marathon sewing gig. Remember the song 99 bottles of beer on the wall? Well replace beer with wine bags and there ya have it!!! Oy!
I'll leave you with pictures of my newly rearranged areas. I'm very happy with them. Calm, clean and serene.

Yes, I still have to get rid of those horrible lamp cords, but it's not on the priority list right now. Wine bags...wine bags...wine bags...
Another thing on the to do list is get rid of those awful brass strips on the fireplace. Back in 2001 there were in style. Now...the look terrible. David...break out the black spray paint!! ;)

xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Meeting - Natascha Rieper

Good morning staff. How is everyone today? Is it me or are the weeks flying by faster and faster? Good grief! I always thought things would slow down when I worked from home. NOT! They're just more fun. ;)

Let's get our meeting started.

Today, I am delighted to introduce you to my new friend, fellow bunny owner/critter lover, incredible artist and new blogger, Natascha Rieper. Natascha and I were brought together by our love of bunnies. She not only loves bunnies, but she loves lots of critters. She has a horse, a bird and a cat too!

Then I found out that she is an incredible artist! This is a painting she did of her bunnies, Giddy and Baxter. Is this not incredible?!?



Next, she sent me photos of the condo she designed and painted for Giddy. Hello HGTV! Is this fabulous or what?!?! What a lucky boy to have such a posh place to hang out! He also has free range of her studio when she's home and also goes downstairs to be with the rest of the family for TV time. Giddy you are such a handsome boy. Auntie Shell wants to smoochie that face!

Baxter bunny passed away and she has recently adopted Gwenie from a rescue. What a beautiful girl she is. Gwenie and Giddy are still going through the "bonding" phase, which as we all know can take some time. Giddy is all for it, but Gwenie is playing hard to get.

However, Gwenie is rather fond of Tazzer's the cat. Tazzer's was adopted from a shelter and is such a lovey. I think this picture is so precious. Cat's and Rabbits are very clean animals. They groom themselves constantly. Bunnies normally groom each other, so to see Tazzers grooming Gwenie is priceless.

Not only does Natascha paint, but she also makes beautiful pottery and she made this incredible Santa! She sculpted the face, made the body and made all the clothes. Magical!

I encouraged Natascha to start a blog as I felt she had so much to share and was such a beautiful person. I'm so glad she took my advice and started blogging. I look forward to following her adventures. I do hope you will hop over and visit with her. Tell her Shell and the bunnies said hi.

Ya'll have a wonderful and magical week. Keep a smile on your face, your face to the sun, and know that you're special and you're loved. I'm so glad you can be here with me!

Meeting adjourned.
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Friday, October 8, 2010

Great White Pumpkin Winner

Thanks for all your comments and for entering everyone!

Congratulations this month goes to my friend, Megan Chamberlain, of Essential Bears! (Hop over and visit her blog)  Megan has a wonderful recipe on her blog for Lavender Biscuits. Send me your address Megan and I'll get your pumpkin wrapped up and on it's way. Congratulations!

There are only Two more Sentimental Journey Floss Kits left. If you want one, you better hop over to my Shop and get one before they are gone for good.

Have a great weekend everyone. I hope you do lots of fun things!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Don't Forget!

Hellooooooo there!

Did you sign up for the Giveaway? Did you get your Free Pattern? Well you better hop to it as tomorrow Mama is giving the Great White Pumpkin away.

OK Mama, I get an extra scoop of pellets for all that work right?
Yes, I work for pellets. It's lousy pay, but at least I can work from home in my fuzzy slippers. ;)

xx, Harrington

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dreaming in shades of Grey and White

Most of you know how much I adore, love, and am totally crazy about white. Still reall love it and always will. But lately I'm also loving shades of grey mixed in. The soft, steel, muted shades of grey are just so fabulous. Greys are showing up all over the decorating community too.

I've been collecting some fabrics to work with. I have big plans.

I've also been making a bunch of these for my booth. They're almost finished. I can't wait to show you.  Cut, sew, press, repeat. Cut, sew, press, repeat. Got 40 to make. Oy....

xx, shell

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I just couldn't help myself. I had to get it.

Ya'll ever get something in your head and you can't quit thinking about it?

It seems like forever that I have been thinking about a hat. Not just any hat, but a hat that I could wear when I do art shows. Not that one needs a hat to participate in an art show, but with a goofy personality like mine, a hat just kinda fits.

So in my little o'l pea brain, I invisioned a top hat. A velvety top hat with a fun shape. Of course, it would have to be kid size to fit me. Then...

it would need bunny ears! I mean you can't be the owner of The Raspberry Rabbits and make rabbit art without having a hat with bunny ears! It would be wrong on so many levels. hee,hee,hee. (that saying cracks me up!)

Well, things have a way of coming to me when I think about them a lot. Low and behold, the perfect hat to wear in my booth. I got it from a costume place that had Alice in Wonderland stuff. Too cool!

David thinks I'm an incredible dorkwad and is debating whether or not he is going to be seen with me help me, at the show if I wear this hat.

But then, he did say I look pretty cute, so I'm guessing he'll get over the embarrassment and just run with it. After all, being married to a crazy bunny lady is rather fun. Besides, he know's I just couldn't help myself and I had to get it.

Have a fun day and don't forget to sign up for the giveaway this Friday!! Sign up Here!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Meeting - Debora Hoffmann of New Avenue Crew

Good morning staff. Did everyone have a lovely weekend? We're still drying out from all the rain we had here. Over 20 inches. Crazy I tell ya! All is well though and the yard and plants are totally happy!

On to the meeting.

This week I'm very happy to introduce you to a new friend of mine, the lovely, Debora Hoffmann, of New Avenue Crew!

Debora is a Teddy Bear Artist and creates some of the most adorable fuzzy little friends.

This is Borealis. Ya'll know why I love him (white).

This is Pumphrey the Clown. He's available for adoption now! Cutie isn't he? He's ready to dance his way into your heart and bring you lots of smiles every day!

Speaking of adoption, Debora is also the adoptive mom of two beautiful teenage daughters from the Ukraine! She and her husband adopted a teenage girl and her best friend and gave them both a loving home. Wonderful, big hearted, loving, people in my book!

Debora is a participating artist in the upcoming Teddies Worldwide online show. She's working hard to get ready and I know she will have many wonderful new friends for us to meet and adopt into our hearts.

Hop over and visit with Debora. Tell her Shell and the bunnies said hi!

Have a wonderful and magical week!
Meeting adjourned.

xx, shell, sugie and harrington.