Monday, August 27, 2007

Gone in a flash

Where did last week go?
Boy I missed a few..... ok more like 5 days last week...
they came and went before I knew it!
I have to tell you, I was a busy lil bee!
So much to do... so far behind....
There never seems to be enough time in a day lately!
What did I do you ask....
Hmmm where to start......
The rain stopped for awhile on saturday
so I got the tractor out and got the lawn cut...
I had not cut it in months...
it was basically dead from no rain!
We have 10 acres of grass so that was an all day job!

I had so many peaches... they were comin out my ears...

With all those peaches I made Peach butter.. oh no not just any Peach Butter,

this was Amaretto Peach butter!

Peach butter with a twist of sweet cherry!

~~~ ohhh sooooo YUMMY~~~

I also made a peach cobbler... sorry no pictures we gobbled that up real quick!

Today I think I will make a peach pie!

I also got some swap stuff finished and mailed out!

Above are my 2 creations for the Art Doll swap....
Maria said she was into mermaids and fairies so I created one of each for her!
These were very fun to make!

This is the Tussie Mussie I made for Jeanne.
I had so much fun with this swap!
Jeanne and I have the same tastes so it was easy to create for her!
The cone is made from analglypta wallpaper that I painted PINK and trimmed in vintage lace, crepe paper, buttons, silk ribbon, vintage rick rack and the sweetetst lil girl with a floppy bonnet on!
I have been making these cute lil dress cards for awhile now
so I knew I had to make some for
Ele for our Christmas card & Tags swap!
These are sooo darn cute... if I say so myself! ;-)

I hope Ele likes them too!
Nope these are not your traditional christmas tags...
these were created just for Ele!
She loves vintage ~shabby~ beachy~ chic...
no red and white jolly old cartoony santa here!
Don't you love them!

I still have to finish up and take pictures of the vintage kitchen goodies I made for Mica and the cotton n candy goodies I made for Shannon!

Oh and a sweet friend of mine is haveing a birthday so I made her alil something to make her smile... I will share those with you soon!

Happy Birthday Miss Connie!

Take care,

Hugz & Blessings, Dolly


~~Mikki Jo said...

What a lovely blog you have. I really enjoyed visiting and look forward to coming back. The soup looks delicious. Yummmmy!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful! The things you make are just loveley!

Lori said...

I was getting worried you were stuck on your chair! Happy baking, Love, Lori

Rosemary said...

Wow Dolly,
You have been a busy girl.
Sounds like fun though.
Everything sounds peachy.
You did a wonderful job on the swap items.
Have a good day!

Cathy said...

Adore those gorgeous tags!

Bertie said...

Yes, Dolly! I loved the cherry socks, but was worried you were still under that throw and in your chair! It's hot again here. Leave it to Michigan weather to throw you for a loop.

Love your are getting so good at that!

Aren't peaches just the BEST this time of year. Think I'll go whip up some cobbler, too.

Aunt May's Cottage

Kari said...

Amaretto Peach Butter? Oh, that sounds DIVINE!!

Anonymous said...

Soup looks good and the tags are great. I found your blog through the Feathered Nest. It's nice and cozy. I think I'll be back.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hello sweet Dolly!

Your peaches look so yummy! I hope you didn't mail my swap stuff... I have been such a terrible procrastinator! sp? How about if I try to get yours out to you by next week ok???

I love love the tags! Hugs, xoxo Heather


Im with Lori, i thought you'd fallen fast asleep on your chair there in those cosy n cute sox....... LOL
Peaches..mmm love em, one of my most favourite fruits.Im hungry for one now...

I adore all the lil things you've made, you clever gal :)
I made some lil hanging fabric dresses the other day, love lil dresses, so i think your tags are SWEET AS PEACH PIE !!!!!

Luv Shann xo
p.s Thanks sweetie for the get well wishes for my Scampy cat xxoo to you from him.

oak wind farm said...

Your peaches look so good! And your paper crafts are adorable. I don't know how all of you ladies find the time to do so much!

vickie said...

Dolly, you have been busy! Thanks for sharing, everything is soooo pretty,love your work.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Dolly...I just LOVE all of it. As I took each one out of the box there were alot of oohs and aahs! The dresses are just the cutest thing ever! You are so clever. I love all the sweet colors. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING! Your tussie and art doll hats are very nice too. I REALLY like the tussie so soft and sweet looking!

Sharon said...

Miss Dolly you have been a very busy lady. Everything peachy sounds so good and love all your paper creations especially the tussie.

Katrina said...

I just love those little paper dolls. The colours are very cute! Love peaches too, but can't say I have tried peaches butter!!
Katrina :)

Lallee said...

Oh, I love everthing you made, especially the little dress tags. I don't know where this past week went either????? I'd like to have it back!

Sandy said...

Your items are delightful==you are very talented...

A Thing for Roses said...

Amaretto peach butter! My mouth is watering! Yummy! I love peaches and have been eating a ton of them lately. To impatient to make anything with them though. I noticed that you added me to your little blog list. Thanks so much!So sweet of you. Have a great weekend!


Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love all the goodies you made. What adorable tags. Of the cherry things are near and dear to my heart. Love the red. I will be back to visit. cherry


Hello Dolly. Now that sounds a bit odd, where have I heard that before. Unintentional, I assure you. You are the Dolly Shannon always speaks of (I'm Mum). Love your blog, love your tags, love peaches too. So pleased to meet you.
Coll :-}

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hi Dolly, thanks for commenting on my blog. This is too funny. I live in Shelby Township, but we have a cottage at Forest Lake in Alger, MI (exit 202 on I-75 - the Rose City/Alger Exit). Gladwin is very, very close to our cottage. We've had this cottage now for 8 years. My hubby and I built it ourselves!! This is where we are right now enjoy our family and friends.

Good to hear from another Michigander - - I'll be checking your blog freqently too!

I'm going to try your soup too!!


Splaneyo said...

The tags are lovely and I am so jealous of all the peaches.

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello Dolly, could not get on my email so came her to tell you your halloween swap partner is suzy s at georgiapeachez..

Secondhandrose said...

Dolly, I just love the tags and Ele will too.