Sunday, February 1, 2009

Show and Tell Monday!

February is such a busy month in our family. We have a million birthdays including my dear sweet hubby and my father. Not to mention Valentine's Day of course. I have a little story for you about my the first Valentine's Day my DH and I spent together. We didn't plan on having a date that day. We were just "friends" and co-workers and liked to hang out together. Well. . we went out to grab a bite to eat at a Shabu Shabu Restaurant (an adventure in itself because I don't eat meat). When we were done eating the chef came over to us and picked up one of the paper menus in front of us. We just sort of looked at one another. . he began folding it and with in seconds he made a beautiful origami heart. He gave it to us and said we were a lovely couple. It was a bit uncomfortable being that we were just friends. . but here we are almost 9 years from that day, and yes . . we still have the heart. It is tucked in a book of dreams my sweetie also gave me that day. I guess the chef saw something we were both trying to hide.

Ok, enough mushiness. . now for the show and tell. Well, I have been making jewelry for years as a little hobby. I decided to share one of the charm bracelets I made. I just had the itch to step away from paper and play with shiny, pretty things! I think I may try and sell this one. What do ya think?

Next up are some Spring and Valentine tags with vintage millinery flowers. I actually got to dust off my sewing machine a bit for the heart ones. They were such fun to make. Finally there is a large embellished box. I think you could use it for a sewing box. It is padded and is adorned with vintage trims and lace.

Well, that's all for now. . have wonderful week and go hug someone you love! Thanks for visiting!


Lisa said...

I love all of your lovely new tags and the bracelet is amazing. I don't think you will have a moments trouble selling it.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

Wow, I love all your new creations and the jewelry! I'm very sure someone would fancy the jewelry once you listed it!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Debbie said...

Wow did all of that today? Amazing.....Everything is beautiful but I just love your little Valentines pockets! :)

Pink hugs,

Susan said...

Love it all...I love the charm bracelet...I have one my HS sweetheart started for me, but I added to it from others and even my is almost antique!
Susan *dutchrose*

Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Everything is beautiful! I am sure that bracelet will find a good home.

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

I love your bracelet Carrie! We are attending the Tucson Gem show this week. You would think you had died and gone to heaven! Shiny things everywhere! Can't wait to get home and start tinkering with it all! I love your work! Congratulations on your success!

Nancy said...

Hi Carrie,
Everything is just lovely!! I love the Valentines day Pockets! I hope you will be doing that product for Spring and Easter as well!!

Carolee Crafts said...

Carrie, your show and tells are lovely as always. Love the story about you and your hubby. I met mine at work and apart from 2 years we have always worked together and that has been since 1976.

Kristin Joy said...

OMG!! These are totally awesome stuff for Valentines Day... Wonderful...

Inka Thomas said...

Hey Carrie,
I do love the charm bracelet and think it would sell fast! You have some wonderful stuff for Valentines day.

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Carrie,
Your charm bracelet is beautiful, I bet it will sell in a heartbeat! Your new tags and Valentines pockets are so cute. Thanks for sharing the sweet story about you & your hubby!


Sharon said...

WoW! What a wonderful love story~ Happy Valentine's Day to you and Hubby~ do you still make dates with him?

Susie said...

Hi Carrie! Oh I love a good love story! Everything you touch turns to magic. The heart bracelet is a real winner.
The Polka Dot Rose

Patricia said...

Carrie, the bracelet is gorgeous, the tags are great, love the little pouches and that box is to die for! You have been one busy little camper!
BTW, loved the mushiness, what a nice story.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey Carrie!
First, I don't eat meat either. Second, love the story about the heart. Third, love the bracelet (you go girl). Fourth, always love your paper creations.
Have a wonderful week my talented friend.
bunny hugs,

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