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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sequins and this month's WINNERS!

Sweet Val sent me this little Hootie fellow as part of her Toy Society project. The girls and I were thrilled! We took him to a local park to find him a new home.:) She attached a note stating that he was FREE! (Yippee!).

She also sent me this lovely little birdie for my Happy Tree! Hurrah! Thank you Val!

This is my current project. Do not attempt unless you have TONS of time. I am going to endure, although Jeff says I will not be finished before next Christmas! If you want to join the fun get to Hobby Lobby and buy a ton of sequins (colors you love), a ton of sequin pins, a ton of seed beads and/or tiny inexpensive "pearls" (I used both) and a styrofoam tree shaped form. **Note- In order to reinforce the beads and sequins dip the pin tips in Elmer's glue and also apply glue on the styrofoam. It's fun but time consuming. I know it will be so pretty WHEN I finish.:)

I lost two of my followers last month. Sadness. I have not been blogging as much, but you have all stuck with me anyway. Thank you! As a little thank you, I chose two lucky winners this month! Gooseberry Patch books to help you get ready for Christmas! The first book- Coming Home for Christmas is going to....
Jennifer! Please contact me with your address- toosillysisters@cox.net

And the winner of Christmas Cookies is Nancy! Contact me, Sweetie, and I will get your book to you lickity split!


Robin Beck said...

Oh girllllll, that sequin tree is beautiful. I bet it is alot of work but in the end it will be worth it!

I think it's great that you gave away the Gooseberry Patch books-They are the best.

Tim is taking me on our yearly Christmas datie tomorrow night. He is so cute.

Have a great weekend little sis,


April said...

Hi Lori!
I made some sequined styrofoam ornaments for our tree several years ago and they turned out so pretty. I love your idea of doing a styrofoam tree...I think I'm going to have to make one myself!

Big congrats to Nancy for winning the cookbook...that's on my Wish List!

Unknown said...

Your sequin tree will be just beautiful! I love the colors you picked out. I tried some ornaments last year and gave up! I admire you for seeing it through...you are right about it being time consuming. Maybe I should try again?


p.s. loved seeing the pics of your daughter's Nutcracker performance! Too bad you could not get the costume...I bet it was gorgeous.

Eileen said...

Congratulations to the winners! And I wish you lots of luck with that beautiful sequin tree!

It will be well worth the effort!
Love to you!,

Nancy said...

Say what??? I won. Thank you so much,my friend. You are a delight. I made something with one of those cones. I "mossed" it up. Not too sure about it. It needs something else. Excuse my description... but mine looks like a moss "turd". What should I do?

Jill said...

LOOOOVE that tree!!!!...and I wouldn't finish before Christmas either! :) but, I may still have to try!!! :)

Kim's Treasures said...

Love the sequin tree! When I was a kid my grandma would buy me doll kits and their skirts were styrofoam and I had to sequin and bead it just like your tree. I wish I still had mine!

Have a great day!

Darlene said...

Your sequin tree is GORGEOUS...I can definitely see why it would be so time consuming.

I absolutely LOVE Gooseberry Patch books. Congratulations to the lucky winners!!!

Hope you have a great weekend.♥

Tristan said...

oh, I can't wait to see it finished!!!

I love those cookbooks!

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Yarni Gras! said...

oh congrats! I love those Gooseberry Books!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
Love the cute owl and birdie that your friends sent you. They are adorable. Your styrofoam tree is looking beautiful. Jessica did something sililar with pictures a couple of years ago and she really enjoyed doing it. Congratulations to your followers giveaway winners. They are so lucky, those books look gorgeous.
Have a great weekend dear sister.

Susan said...

That sequin tree is going to be beautiful. I think I may actually attempt one myself...It would make a great addition to my Christmas decorations.

Can't wait to see the finished product.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my, I can tell already that the sequin tree will be worth EVERY minute!!! I can hardly wait for the "reveal". Then, one day it will be sitting on a mantel in an honored place and the next generation will be told, "Great Grandma Lori" spent hours and hours making this. : )
I must be getting older and more sentimental. : )
Have a great weekend,

Michelle said...

That tree is going to be gorgeous! Don't worry, I think we are all blogging a lot less-too busy! I am not listed as a follower but I have you on my reader and alway read. Even when I don't comment!

jennykate77 said...

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!! Congrats to your winners!

The sequin tree is FABULOUS!!

HOpe you have a wonderful weekend!

Susan said...

Cant wait to see that sequin tree. Love the colors.

Congrats to the winners!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Loving the sequin tree! Especially the colors! I wanted to do something similar, but using pre-strung beads! I know I would never get done doing it separately! Patience is not my thing-- as I am constantly telling my kids!

Elise said...

That tree is going to be awesome!! Love it!!
LOVE Gooseberry Patch!!

Jen said...

Wow! I am amazed at your persistence with that sequin-styrofoam project! No wonder you have been busy!

Georgia Girl said...

Congrats to the winners! My grandmother used to make these sequin trees...oh and I have a sequin treat she made that I will have to share.

I have never heard of Goosberry but now I think I need to check them out since I have read so much about bloggers having them.

Btw....your hair is so cute...You know I have the same problem but I bought me a straight iron and now I can have straight hair...I have naturally curly hair. I get the best of both worlds now when I want to.