Sunday, May 24, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Honest_Scrap[1]OH my! I usually miss out on these awards because I always forget to post my answers and tag others for them. But it’s the weekend and I have a little time so …

I have my pink friend Caroline at Carolee Craftes to thank for awarding me the honest scrap award. Thank you Caroline for thinking of me and sending me this award on your Show & Tell for this week!

To accept this award I must thank Caroline and link to her blog (which I have done, just click her name!) and list 10 honest things about myself along with a copy of the honest scrap image also award 7 other bloggers with the links.

10 Honest things about me:

  1. I cry easily, happy tears as much as sad ones, I’m a crier!
  2. I’m still as head over heels in love with my sweet hubby as the first day I met him when I was 15!
  3. I drink way too much Diet Coke
  4. I’m braver now in my 50’s so I take big leaps of faith to do what I want.
  5. I am very hyper and find it really hard to relax
  6. I’m addicted to floral fabrics
  7. I read and keep on hand hundreds of shelter magazines
  8. I collect bunnies, buttons, white pottery, seashells & rocks shaped like hearts
  9. I always have a measuring tape with me
  10. I am always designing something, even in my sleep.

Ok, so now I get to tag 7 other blog friends with the Honest Scrap Award…

  1. Trisha – A Vintage White
  2. Andrea – Brown Bee Studio
  3. Carol – Business in the BAG
  4. Cindy – Angel Heart Designs
  5. Shell -  The Raspberry Rabbits
  6. Jennifer – Cottage Flair
  7. Carolyn – The Odd Sparrow

Ok Ladies, I’ll be emailing you and looking forward to seeing your lists!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Amy Butler Sweet Life Bags Special

Amy Butler "Sweet Life Bags" All orders placed between
Thurs, May 21st and Mon, May 25th
will receive FREE SHIPPING*
and a Free Coordinating Amy Butler
Fabric Card Case and Tissue Holder Set!
*Free Shipping to U.S. Addresses only


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This is an example of the Amy Butler Fabric Card Cases I make that coordinate with these bags. Each is OOAK and all are adorned with a contrasting yo-yo and a vintage button or pin. Order this weekend and receive a FREE Card Case and matching Tissue Holder with printed tissues! SWEET!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Romantic Roses - Pink Friday

Come and see my newest pretty floral bag - "The Miranda Hobo Sling Bag" mixes rose patterned fabrics inside and out! Gorgeous color combos and a great new design! 

Join us for shopping with a twist on Friday May 15, 2009. The MMP Pink Friday theme today is "Romantic Roses"  

Enjoy! ~ Dianne

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Daughter’s Poem to Me for Mother’s Day

I just had to share this. Those of you who know me will know how deeply meaningful this poem is to me. This was my Mother’s Day gift that my daughter Lauren wrote for me today. My heart is so full from her love and understanding.

You say that I look like her
that I have her eyes
and her lips
as you stare longingly
at the faded photograph

You say I act like her
my personality reminds you so much of her

She left you when you were fourteen
when you were my age
you had to grow up on your own
and take care of yourself

But I'm glad that you're still here
with me
to teach me
to care for me
to love me
I love you too


My Beautiful Daughter, Lauren, Age 14


My Beautiful Mother, Tommie Jean, Age 17


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Miranda – New Hobo Bag design!


Ah! This design came out just like I pictured it in my mind!

Gotta love when that happens! I’m so happy with my new Miranda bag design.  This one has complementary colors of peachy-pink on one side and french blue on the other with matching bouquets of cabbage roses, rose buds and lush foliage which combine to create a grand garden on my modern version of the classic Hobo bag.

Not only is it gorgeous on the outside, it’s lined with a beautiful tone-on-tone rose printed linen and tricked out inside with pockets galore! Two pleated cell phone/camera pockets, lots of little channel pockets for your pens, lip gloss, or glasses, plus a large slip pocket on the other side. All pockets are lined of course… nothing is ever flimsy about my bags! Miranda sports a 14” drop padded shoulder strap and a tabbed magnetic closure.  Softly rounded corners, 13” tall and 15” wide. Perfect for your spring and summer outdoor activities!  I’m showing this one adorned with a beautiful peach painted silk flower pin to show how you can dress up your hobo. (not included, but available at additional cost).

Please join us for Pink Friday, May 8th, for our themed sale “Beautiful Blues” and don’t forget to visit the other participating shops at for more Pink Friday specials.