Some of My Craftings

Thursday, November 24, 2011

May you all have a wonderful day filled with much to be thankful for! Safe travels too!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Free Graphic

Good Fall Morning every
one! I wanted to share a sweet vintage image coming by way of Amy's Pick of the Day
which is a bit of verse to celebrate the season of plenty. When you go to her page, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and “save to” your computer desktop or a folder of your choice. This process will ensure you get the best quality of the image. You can use this image to make place holders for your Thanksgiving table or perhaps an applique on a tea towel. If you send Amy an image of what you made, she will post them on The Vintage Workshops' Facebook page.

This also reminds me of something I would love Santa to bring me this year .... a color printer/scanner/fax machine! I would love to be able to do some crafts with images printed to fabric.  Please tell Santa for me!

Here's wishing you a lovely fall weekend. I'm looking forward to some R&R with a good book, a kitty on my lap and some mulled cider.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grandma was Plump!

Today while looking for a cute Thanksgiving blinky for by blog, I came across this one.  It caught my eye because having your loved ones homes is such a blessing but the other reason was because it reminded me of my dear Grandma Mary.  She was a jolly (plump) woman who loved her sons and grandkids.  She loved to cook for us and she did enjoy her cooking! If you asked for ham for a Sunday dinner, you got ham and roast beef! Same with pies and cookies.  She lead a wonderful and simple life with very little but lived with love and thankfulness.  This got me to thinking ... when did "grandmas" have to stop looking like the one shown here and had to start looking like Joan Collins? 

She looked so huggable and I loved hugging her! Her plumpness was so comforting and reassuring.  That's what I remember most about her and how she loved us and her wonderful smile.  I certainly thought she was beautiful because of this.  Maybe this is how our grandchildren should remember us and not our waist size? It's something to think about.

Friday, November 11, 2011


THANK YOU to all who have served their country (past, present, and future). May we always teach our children how fortunate we are to live in the USA with our very precious freedoms and to respect all those who sacrifice for our safety (EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and police too!).

Thursday, November 10, 2011

PAFA Winter Wonderland Giveaway

There are so many wonderful contributions from very talented artists in this giveaway! Don't miss this one.  Please stop over at PAFA's Blog to see all these winter wonderfuls!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Kitty Christmas November Giveaway

I thought I should get busy and get my November giveaway posted!  I hope you all like it.  I modified a little pattern from Kitty Kringle's Pattern Book.  This little ornie was stitched on fiddler's cloth and backed with wool.  I aged it with my very own "secret" technique that I will share with you all someday. 

Now for the giveaway rules:
1. You must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post only (new followers welcome).
2. You can post about my giveaway on your blog (additional entry).
3. You can tell me the names of your kitties (additional entry).
4. The giveaway will end November 30th at midnight.
5. I will draw the name of the winner by December 3rd.

Cat Haven Crafts November 2011 Giveaway
Good luck to all who enter!  We are having a wintery day here ... drove to work in snow, sleet, rain, and 35 mph winds! All at the same time.  It can really mess up a girl's hairdo!  My kitty's refused to go out on the porch this morning! I don't blame them.  I would love to be home stitchin' on a day like today!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Made from Felt

Good morning! Whew, I have been busy.  My daughter and her husband have bought a house (only 1/2 block from me) and will be moving at the end of the month. So we are all caught up in boxing up and moving things around.  I have been stitching a little, but not as much as I hoped.  However, I did finish my Christmas giveaway that I will be posting about soon.

Today, I just wanted to share some sweet "free" Christmas felt/wool patterns  from Better Homes and Gardens that I came across. There are over twenty to choose from. Here are a few that caught my eye!
It's rainy here today and blustery. The perfect day to whip up some home-made chicken soup, corn bread, and to spend the evening stitching with a kitty curled in your lap.  Sending wishes for a peaceful Tuesday.

Friday, November 04, 2011

As part of my November giveaway, I asked you all if you used blog templates and if you did, whose did you use? I got many responses and thought I would provide information about some of them.  Please take some time to visit the blogs of these creative gals.
Twin Creek Primitives
Twin Creek Primitives is also known of TCP. The blog templates and graphics here are all free and the templates come with directions on how to use them. TCP also sells her creations on eBay at Twin Creek Primitives eBay. Quite a few of my followers use TCP graphics and templates.

The Cutetest Blog on the Block
Another site for finding free templates is The Cutest Blog on the Block. You can find all sorts of freebies here: background, banners, blinkies, and buttons to name a few.

Amybug's Primitive Attic
The graphics and templates at Amybug's Primitive Attic are not free, but they are beautiful.  One very helpful item that Amybug sells are "Selling Templates: that may be useful for those of you who are thinking about selling your primitives via a blog site.

Scrap-e-Blog provides free blogger backgrounds.  Currently there are seven Thanksgiving backgrounds available that are very prim and cute. You can also request custom headers.

Well, I'm signing off for today, so here are wishes for a purrrrrrfect fall weekend!
Fall kitty Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, November 03, 2011

November Giveaway Winner!

Just a quick post today to let you know who was the lucky winner of my November giveaway.  Please congratulate Traci at York Mountain Primitives.  Traci please email me your address and I'll get your winnings in the mail right away.

And remember, I will be having another giveaway soon which will feature some fun Christmas ornies (maybe even one of my wool kitties!). 

Have a wonderful fall day! Cat Haven Crafts