Tuesday, January 6, 2009

No way!

This was my initial reaction to winning a giveaway that Memoirs Of A Southern Domestic Goddess held a while back. I've never really won anything before, unless you count when Bally Fitness let me know I had "won" some free gym time. (To encourage me to sign up for membership, I think.) Although, truth be told, they sent everyone this, so I don't think this counts... Anyhow~ the gift was $20 toward anything in her Etsy shop, and since I'd been drooling over her fabulous tutus, I didn't have to think very hard about what to buy!

I was so excited when it came in the mail this weekend! I just love the cranberry and cream colors together, with the pretty rose she'd added to it.

Thank you so much, Southern Domestic Goddess! The tutu is absolutely gorgeous! If you like this tutu, be sure to check out her Etsy store site at www.chicksinthesticks.Etsy.com/~ She has many other crafts available, and all of her creations are amazing! :)


Okay, and here is a little craft that I finally finished up recently...

I got this idea from the July issue of Romantic Homes magazine, and had to make a little trip to the craft store. It wasn't until the fall that I really started working on it. (Summer time is so busy!) I tweaked and added and removed from the original, but it is essentially the same idea. The original one in the magazine had glitter on the large starfish, which was really pretty. I was just going for a simpler look. Romantic Homes recently shared the directions for making this Jeweled Starfish in their November issue, on page 6, which will be nice when I make the next one. They had good ideas, such as using primer, (oops!) and Spray Mount adhesive before sprinkling the glitter on. I just thought I'd share all this extra info in case someone wanted to make one, too! The embarrassing ending to this story is that I only finished this little craft right before Christmas! Removing all that popcorn off the ceilings really took front and center stage this fall! (And boy, am I ever glad that is over! ) I have a few other ideas for more starfish creations...

Well, I hope you are having a good week! Have a great night! :)


Anonymous said...

Congrats on winning the tutu. I never win those giveaways but I keep trying. I love the starfish craft. It's very pretty!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..what a fun thing to win! So pretty!

I love what you made..that is so cute..love Romantic Homes!

-sandy toe

Amber M. said...

That tutu is darling! My Anna would be wearing it non-stop, night and day for weeks!!

Happy New Year!

jen said...

Oh, how cute!!


At Home In Georgia said...

Cute tutu. I love that starfish dec you made.

I just left a comment on Rambling Girls blog...you and her both leave me the sweetest comments and I know you both like my stitcheries and I was hoping one of you would win...I will do another giveaway soon.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

The tutu is so pretty~ As is your romantic starfish! You really did a nice job on that!
I bet it feels really great to have the popcorn off the ceilings ohhhhh how I remember doing that! Ugh!

Darlene said...

Hi Jenni,

Congratulations on winning that adorable tutu...it is so CUTE!

Your starfish craft turned out GREAT...I LOVE it!!

blueatlantic said...

The tutu is so cute! Makes me hope I have a girl one day, lol.

Ms. Tee said...

Congratulations on winning - how cute it is, too! Your craft is so sweet - I love starfish. Have a wonderful week! :)

The Berry's Patch said...

Cute star fish! Congratulations on winning your etsy shop money. I've never won a giveaway. :-(

I bought those little mail boxes from Target today. I'm totally stealing that idea from you. I've already bought little goodies to go in them. I can hardly wait for Feb. 1st now. :-)