Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hello and yes "I CAN"!!!

Happy New Year!!
I have decided that my words for the New Year are "I CAN" becuz I always think I can't when I know I can!! For example I was so scared to start my blog, do a swap, and even sign up for a giveaway! Well I've conquered all of these and more! I have made so many wonderful friends through this! I also know that "I CAN" open an etsy shoppe like I've been wanting to. I just have a few things I need to finish before "I CAN"!! I have been organizing and of course at the same time I keep distracting myself with wanting to be creative!

BUT I couldn't help myself and wanted to show you just alittle something I did! LOL I know this isn't the first one made like this and I can't remember which blog or blogs I've seen them on, sorry! I love brown as you probably know it's one of my favorite colors. In the first pic this is Hull USA pottery cup and sandwich plate that are alittle bit older dishes. I found the cup on my vacation in the summer for 25 cents and the plate at Salvation Army here in Flint for 45 cents!!I also got the wine bottle for 25 cents on my vacation and just got the cute snowman hat and scarf 75% off after Christmas this year!! I just took E-6000 and glued the cup upside down to the bottom of the plate. The cute ceramic cupcake on top of it, Kaitlin got me for Christmas
from Kohls. The second one I picked up the cup and saucer at Salvo also and they just happened to be half off and the whole thing cost me 30 cents!!! The ceramic cupcake on that one I got at an estate sale for a dollar! And of course my doilies are thrifted!!

Just before the holidays came around I had signed up for a giveaway from my good friend Amy at http://www.lifeinpinkhitops.blogspot.com/ , she was giving away an apron! I was so excited when I found out I had won! Cuz that girl can sew and makes the coolest stuff! Sometimes upcycling things into new things that are amazing! I am wearing the apron in the above picture and I wanted to share with you and Amy what I already had when I opened up the package I couldn't believe how perfect they matched! It is a salsa bowl and tortilla warmer!! Check out her http://www.lifeinpinkhitops.etsy.com/ ! She rocks!!

I also have been making these dishrags! I use to make them just awful! LOL to small and crooked! So I had Sim go onYou.Tube for me and found out I was using the wrong size crochet hook!! The guy who was showing how to do it said make them big, so I did!! LOL I picked this color to match these cool napkins I got for a gift!! Right now I am making a pink one for Valentine's Day!

The bible says that all things are possible with God! and that is why I also know "I CAN"!!
Take care, Love ya, Fran. XO


mysteryhistorymom said...

I'm so glad you won Amy's giveaway! She is such a sweetie pie and so talented! It looks amazing on you and matches your items perfectly! I love your words for the year- I CAN! We can with God on our side! Lori

You are so super creative! Love your creations!!

Theresa said...

I know you can too Fran!! I was looking at our dishcloths just recently and thought maybe I need to quit crocheting scarves and make us some new ones!! The bottle topper and scarf are adorable! What a great win... it was obviously meant to be! Good luck with etsy, the offer still stands... Theresa xoxo

Jewels said...

Yes you certainly CAN FRAN (That's what we will have to call you from now on LOL). Sounds like you have more plans for this year - by the way if you scoot over real quick to my blog there is one day left to enter my current Give Away! So you never know. Keep the faith. J

amy said...

Yes, you CAN! Love the cupcakes and the wine bottle rocks! The apron looks so good--and I can't believe how well it matches the salsa bowl and tortilla warmer. God is good! Can't wait to see what other great things you have up your sleeve.

Jacqueline said...

YES...you can. God first and then just follow his lead. There is a wondeful thick book out called The Feeling Good Handbook...the main theme is...WHAT IF? What is the worse thing that can happen because of a decision you make? What if, it is all in God's plan?

You and Nan are in the Fairytale Friday Restaurant today. I had to smile as I wrote it. I can just see you sitting there listening to the menu.

I'm so thrilled you made the choice to sell in my store. We'll be sharing an adventure that rates up there with Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docias! Or however you spell it.

Watch for emails with news and happenings as this next week marches in.

Denise said...

Dear Fran ,Thanks for dropping by to visit me.After browsing your profile and your blog site I saw we have alot in common.I'm your new follower.We can have fun,hope you agree and follow me if you wish.All the things you said in your latest post was just what I've been thinking.Only differece was our colors we like ,isn't that strange.I can,I can,I can open an esty shop,what would I sell?Ikes I'm still thanking.I'm doing my first swap as I speak and already won in a contest.Only a few questions I still have left about my own blog site.I'm really surprising myself.

Denise said...

Oh my goodness the next thing I was going to make were those cup and saucer cupcake plates, I'm not kidding.I just had to go out and get the right kind of glue.What kind did you use?

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Oh, Aunt Frannie!

Of course YOU CAN! Never a doubt in my mind.

Let's all do the CAN-CAN-FRAN~~~