Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Ornament Frenzy!

Ok, so you know those days when you, on a whim, decide to go crazy with crafting?  There I was, minding my own business, when my Christmas supplies were calling my name.  Maybe it was the cold weather.  Maybe it was the fact that the craft store has been playing nonstop Christmas music since Nov. 1st.  Either way, I was an ornament making maniac today.

There was one point that I wondered what I had gotten myself into.  You know, that point where you wonder if this was REALLY a good idea or not.  Surrounded by paint, glue, fabric, three different kinds of scissors, glitter, buttons, ribbons, rick rack, and even some moss and plastic bird eggs.  Yes, I had definitely reached the point of no return.  I even went to the store to get more supplies!

So here I am, 17 ornaments and a wreath later.  Now that I've gotten the Christmas bug I think I need to make some more.  Stay tuned for some pics of today's fun!

**UPDATE** 11-23-10:  Finally some pics!  I ended up listing these in my shop, but need to make more for me to keep. Happy Crafting!!!  

Monday, November 8, 2010

What is Amy's Cottage Retreat?

A pinch of cottage style inspiration, a dash of DIY craftiness, and a heart for family and the realities of life. I'm talking REAL life. No Photoshop. No airbrush. No professional designers. No maid. I'm all for good old-fashioned ingenuity, and enjoying the simple things in life that are the sweet morsels in our daily lives.

Does this sound like you? Then I'm glad you're here, and welcome! Let's get inspired and get those creative juices flowing, shall we?

Tie on a vintage apron, settle down in that worn, comfy chair, and sip some chai as we share recipes, how-to tutorials, handmade gift ideas, and photos that make the cottage style lover drool with delight!

I look forward to getting to know you! ~Amy