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Reindeer Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

One down, five more to go. These reindeer hoop ornaments are coming along quite well -- except for the fact that I spilled a bottle of glitter on the floor and Cooper is now sneezing sparkles! :)

Last year it was Bentley who ate one of the reindeer noses. I guess I don't have the best of luck when it comes to reindeer ornaments!!!

Where's the camera when you need it??

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Featured Shop - Rachel's Trends

Today I'm featuring Rachel's Trends, a shop that specializes in handmade accessories.

Shop owner Rachel creates gorgeous clothing, cosmetic bags, floor rugs, hair clips, tote bags and more!

Here are a few of my favorites from the shop:

Rachel is having a Black Friday sale starting at midnight on November 28. Enter code "SALEDAY15" to receive 15% off your purchase.

Please visit Rachel's Trends and start your holiday shopping today!

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Cottage Baskets

I had these fall and holiday cottage stitched pieces sitting on my "to finish" table for weeks before deciding to make them both basket-fronts. Well, that's a lie. I first decided to make the fall cottage a basket-front, fell in love with it, and decided to copy it for Christmas.

I also had these two larger-sized identical baskets that had been sitting in my inventory for quite a while just waiting for the perfect design and I'm really happy with my decision to use them for these two pieces. I love the look and feel of the cottage landscapes and I'm glad that it came together the way it did.

Baskets measure approximately 12 x 8 x 5 and are both currently available in my shops.


Owls Around the House

Lately I've developed an obsession with owls. Well maybe obsession is too strong a word. It's not like I'm starting to hoard them and have them in every nook and cranny of the house. But I do have enough around that when a new one appears my husband notices and says, "Really? Another one?" 

It does seem that they are suddenly everywhere though, doesn't it? They're extremely trendy right now.

Here are a few of my favorites I have around the house:

Owl on a Branch

My dad carved this gorgeous owl for me a few months ago. Isn't that crazy? I still can't get over how in the world it's made from wood. Even the bottom that looks like rock is wood. Crazy!

I had originally placed him in my family room on a coffee table, but apparently the eyes on this thing looked just a little too real for Bentley's liking and the owl has since been moved to the living room on a much-higher table. Poor Bentley. We wondered why he kept hugging the wall on the opposite side of the room. Then, when he started barking and growling at the owl from no closer than 12-feet away, it all made sense. I can't blame him really. The eyes creep me out a little bit too -- especially in the dark!

Owl Centerpiece

A few weeks ago at the Big E (the largest fair in the Northeast), I stopped in to one of my favorite vendors, Milk and Quakers, a handmade gift shop that features country home decor and fell in love with this owl centerpiece. He's absolutely perfect.

Owl Measuring Spoons

One of my most favorite additions is my little measuring spoon rack. My mom bought this from QVC I believe, as part of a Temptations hand-painted set. I hate to have clutter on my kitchen counters, but I made an exception for this little guy and put him right next to my Kitchenaid mixer. So cute!

Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

The owl obsession has even entered my art studio in the form of embroidery hoop ornaments.

And just in case I didn't already have enough, I created an Etsy Treasury to serve as my own personal owl-themed wish list. :)

Silk Scarf - Owl on a Limb -...

Owl Ornament, Ceramic Bird w...

Owl Crochet Hat, Owl Beanie,...

Barn Owl Felt Brooch, Woodla...

The pink owl Wall Clock, Hom...

Shabby vintage distressed ow...

Needle Felted Owl Ornament -...

SALE 40% Owl Pendant Necklac...

Snowy Owl Mug with Feet

Owl Make Up Bag Black Cosmet...

Watercolor Green Owl - paint...

Ceramic Owl Salt & Pepper Sh...

Wise Wisdom Owl- Hand Knit W...

Hazel and Luna - vertical pr...

Needle Felted Owl, blue grey...

Ballet Owl Watercolor PRINT ...

How about you? What's trendy in your house right now?

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