Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cottage Style Ornaments & A Little Giveaway

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This year I am participating in a Christmas ornament swap that is being coordinated by our friend Cindy (Rick-Rack & Gingham Blog). My first swap, too! It sounded like so much fun and I cannot wait to see what everyone else is making! The ornament had to be a house, hopefully with some gingham and polka-dots, and had to represent our own blog AND have the blog name on it somewhere. Oh, and it has to be cute on the back. No pressure Ok, that sounds doable!





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Because I love the old 20’s and 30’s artwork with red-roofed cottages – and there is one on my header – these little ornaments had to have a red roof. I pulled out some favorite red fabrics, buttons and vintage trims from my neglected and stuffed fabric cabinet stash.





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This one has a bunting under the gables. Each ornament is different in its own way – on the front…





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…and on the back. To get in the name of my blog, I made a tiny little label to sew on the back. (Love that fabric copy stuff!)





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A little bo-jangles and red and white twine finishes them off. I have shown five finished ornaments here, so I have a couple more to get done and mailed off to Miss Cindy this week.





A few more hot tamales to keep my energy up for all of this sewing…









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Oh, oh, the bowl is getting low….





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Yup, all gone! But wait, there’s more!





More what? Well, let’s see….hot tamales…and a chance to win a little ornament.





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In memory of my Jordan’s 28th birthday, I will be giving away an ornament to two people. Just leave me a comment with your email address included in the comment – that is all, plain and simple – and I will announce the two winners on Thursday.





Till next time….





Becky

86 comments:

Kim K. said...

Your ornaments are absolutely adorable. All the little embellishments are just perfect.

Mimi said...

Hey, hey! I am the first to comment! First I want to say that I love your ornaments and thought to myself that I could make something like them except that I don't have all the decorations that you used! So hopefully I can win one - thanks for the chance!

my cup of tea said...

Your ornaments are adorable! I love to make houses! I am sure they will LOVE them! mycupoftea@woh.rr.com
~Donna~

Mimi said...

Oh no, I forgot my email address for my comment, which is the first... micheletimms at gmail dot com

Julie Harward said...

Becky, you are so creative, it comes through even with your tamales & buttons! I really love your little houses, couldn't be any cuter! I love the 1930-40's too, we just bought a little 1937 home and I can hardly wait to get my hands on it! (julieharward@gmail.com) ;D

Vee said...

These are so very dear. I love the tiny little buntings. Blessings on this anniversary...what a sweet way to honor it.

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

How sweet! You create the most darling things. Hugs, Ann ann.handley@comcast.net

susan goldstein said...

Love your sweet little cottages! susanm1958@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Love your sweet little cottages!!susanm1958@msn.com

Joy said...

Sweet little house that would have a good home here;) Hugs on this day.

Sunnybec said...

They are the sweetest little houses, would love one to come and live with me in France!

Michle said...

Oh, such cute ornaments! Someone is going to be happy receiving one of your little house ornaments.

Janet said...

They are the sweetest ME kind of ornaments ...cuter than even she could design. I wanted to ask if I could buy one and then...lo and behold...I might be able to win one. What a sweet way to honor Jordan's Birthday.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your ornaments are darling. I know they are small but you can tell a lot of work went into them! Fantastic job!! I'd love to have one!

Blndy9@yahoo.com

XO,
Janie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you. I know how hard birthdays and holidays can be when you miss someone. Thanks so much for sharing your precious creations with us! Hugs! Diane ♥
lavenderdreamstoo at gmail dot com

Kim Stewart said...

Your ornaments are so cute! I love the 2 tone ricrac which I have never seen before.

My prayers are with you as birthdays and holidays can be hard. My father and uncle were firefighters and my youngest son, Jonah Spencer, has wanted to be a firefighter since he was 2. They were both deceased before he was born so I guess it must be genetic! He is now in high school and has never wavered from that goal. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Stacy said...

thinking of you on jordan's birthday! your ornaments are just gorgeous-love the colors and fabrics you used.

-stacy
stacyleaw@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Love your little cottage ornaments! I contemplated joining Cindy's swap ... wish I had now.
All the little details on your cottages are adorable :)
Hugs,
Donna

Diane H said...

Thank you so much for a chance to own one of these adorabe ornaments.
Thinking of you as you honour your dear son's birthday.
laura84watt (at) gmail.com

Debbie Kay said...

Adorable ornaments made by a beautiful woman. You are so talented and so very very special Becky.

Love you,

Debbie

p.s. I emailed you back just in case you havent gotten to it. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Oh My Goodness!! Those are the cutest ornaments I have ever seen! Love them to pieces.

Thank you for the chance to win one...my email address is lavenderhillstudio(at)att.net

Hugs,
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

Eeeeek! You know I love houses and red roofed houses are the best! Love these and if I don't win I'll have to try my hand at one:>) Too cute Becky!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh Becky. Those little houses are so precious!! :o) You did a lovely job.
My heart and prayers are with you tomorrow. {hugs}

Linda said...

Those ornaments are so cute! You did a wonderful job!!Hot tameles...huh...I eat sixlettes to keep me going!!

Debby said...

I am so happy that I am in Cindy's swap......so I'm not entering this giveaway.....just wanted to say how sweet to remember your son on his birthday.

20 North Ora said...

Hi Sweet Becky - How adorable are these!!! They are so you. I would love to have one for my tree and to remember your sweet Jordan.
Precious!!

Judy

Shelia said...

HI Becky! Oh, these little ornaments are just so precious! They look like little vintage cottages. Love them and I love your sweet little tags on them too.
You're the most creative one.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your ornaments are adorable Becky. Love your sweet touch of creativity.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happy, happy, birthday dear Jordan.... What a sweet way to commemorate it....and what sweet little cottages you have created....I would love to have one to remember Jordan's birthday by as well.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (rbentley 1 at aol dot com)....

Dena said...

HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY JORDY. Your cottage ornaments are adorable, great job Becky.

Shelley said...

They are adorable little ornaments Thinking of you during this time dear Becky...many blessings

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Every last little cottage is darling from rooftop to cellar! And made with love, I can tell.

I just know that somewhere Jordan is smiling at his mom's crafty ornaments with that special smile sons save for their moms <3

Kit said...

You did a fantastic job! those are incredible and so different. You definitely hit the nail on the head. Kit

Kit said...

Oops! I forgot my email Kitchyken@aol.com and you are a darling for doing this give-away. Hugs, Kit

Sandie said...

Oh I love them! I kept scrolling down to see if you were going to sell some! Thanks for sharing! ardmoregal@live.com

Sinta Renee said...

I just downloaded a tutorial for these houses/or similar ones, yesterday! I love them... but love yours more! I am thinking of your special man and sending him special birthday prayers.

Deb said...

Adorable ornaments! Trying to make all new ornaments for this year. Love to have one of your cute houses! Oh, and I am glad you didn't mistake one of those buttons for a Hot Tamale!

Elsie said...

Becky your ornaments are just about the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. I'm telling ya girl you out did yourself on these.
Sooo darn cute and yes I would love to win an ornament. Please count me in. I think that is so sweet of you to honor Jordan that way.
reeree1949@bellsouth.net

Happy@Home said...

Such a sweet post ... in more ways than one :).
Your little houses are so adorable. I love all of the cute details.
Thank you for the opportunity of entering your giveaway.
(humbird170@yahoo.com)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Red and white, of course I want to win one! Your attention to detail is amazing. I have to ask, is that HAND stitching on the rick-rack?! Wow,I LOVE that detail!! And I've never even seen red and white twine before.

Even if I don't win, I enjoyed just looking at such "eye candy". Thanks for sharing.

mesaba911@gmail.com

Vintage Novella said...

I had to pin these little beauties! Adorable!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy Birthday dear Jordan. What a sweet gesture in his memory Becky. The ornaments are adorable, so YOU! The little banner one reminds me of the banner I have in my trailer! Have a wonderful evening!

Love ya,
Maryjane

beehive cottage@rocketmail.com

cindy strickland said...

How sweet are these!!!! I would love to have one hanging on my kitchen peg! Also red and white!

Melody said...

I love the ornaments. I always find your blog inspiring. Thanks.
melm1974@yahoo.com

20 North Ora said...

How precious!! These are truly you! I would love to have one of these on my Christmas tree.

grayline said...

Dearest Becky, Of course you like little red-roofed houses-they are the color of your heart. And the houses represent the "Wonderful Home" that your precious son now resides in. I hope you know what a blessing you are to all your "fans" out here in Blogland. Thank you so much for sharing the heart of your home. Sincerely, Cathy Robinson. vrrcar@yahoo.com

grayline said...

Dearest Becky, Of course you like little red-roofed houses-they are the color of your heart. And the houses represent the "Wonderful Home" that your precious son now resides in. I hope you know what a blessing you are to all your "fans" out here in Blogland. Thank you so much for sharing the heart of your home. Sincerely, Cathy Robinson. vrrcar@yahoo.co

grayline said...

Dearest Becky, Of course you like little red-roofed houses-they are the color of your heart. And the houses represent the "Wonderful Home" that your precious son now resides in. I hope you know what a blessing you are to all your "fans" out here in Blogland. Thank you so much for sharing the heart of your home. Sincerely, Cathy Robinson. vrrcar@yahoo.co

Kristine said...

Those are the sweetest ornaments I've ever seen :) smith.kristined@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I love red and white and cottage, how perfect! Thank you for your generosity.

Jennifer
gardenthyme@msn.com

camp and cottage living said...

Becky
I think one of your sweet cottage ornaments would look perfect on my Christmas tree and year round!
A sweet way to celebrate the day
Jordon was born.

Anonymous said...

These are so sweet! Perfect for my tree! Hope to win these! I love home made wonderfulness! Shannarjones9@yahoo.com

marie said...

Happy Birthday to Jordan...how sweet of you to share gifts in his honor.

Your houses are wonderful and I would love to win one. Thanks so much for the chance!

marelient@gmail.com

Mimi Sue said...

I LOVE these! I've been thinking I need to make a pillow for my grandgirl's bed and these would be so cute. (only bigger, of course) And a happy birthday to Jordan. Who, I'm sure, is watching over you on his special day. Mimi

Valorie said...

Becky,
What a sweet little cottage. I'm loving the logo on the back!! Very clever and cute. Generous of you to offer one to your 'fans'!!
Blessings to you as you work through your anniversary. Know that you are loved, even by those that don't actually know you (odd as that sounds!) and you are in many prayers. V

blesid said...

No wonder you are such a hot tamale... you are what you eat, after all!
Gorgeous houses, oh my goodness. Love and adore the jingle bells tied on with baker's twine. Love the bunting and the fun fabrics, too. You have been blessed with such an amazing talent. I know God smiles when he sees you create something beautiful. HUGS, Jules

maria said...

I Love the ornaments you made, so cute.
Please count me in on your give-away.
Hugs
Maria
minimaria@live.nl

The Green Pea said...

The ornaments are sooo cute! You are so clever and talented.

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Oh dear Becky... reading your son would be 28 now... pfewww... Everytime I think about it I get a little emotional...
But... I love to participate your gorgeous give away... Seeing the pics of those cute little houses make me smile and happy!
You're the best! (Keeping my fingers crossed!!!)
Hugs, Elly
ellyvantrappen@yahoo.com

Thimbleanna said...

Your little ornaments are just adorable -- I love that there is so much red! And Happy Jordan's Birthday to YOU -- I've always loved my children's birthdays and felt like they were my birthday. Wishing you many happy memories of your beautiful boy on his birthday. XOXO.

Carla said...

The ornaments are very sweet. Thank-you for sharing your talents.

carlasquilting@gmail.com

Colleen said...

First.. Happy Birthday Jordan!!! Second, you are SO talented! I am crossing my fingers to be a winner of one of your beautiful ornaments!

ColleenH38@aol.com

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Becky, Happy Birthday Jordan, I share his birthday and I don't think I will ever have another Birthday and not think of him. Your families story has been with me, in my heart. I have two sons and my first born was born the same year. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today and every day. Your houses are just beautiful! so cheerful and fun. Hugs, Terri

Miss Jean said...

So cute, as always! Even without the label, I would have know they were yours. I'd love one to hang in my sewing room.
xo
hthut@sbcglobal.net

Kris said...

Those are darling!!! I love me some hot tamales too!!!!!
Hugs to you.

Connie said...

I simply love your ornaments and would love to win one. my address is connievugt@altelco.net
Connie (what a special way to remember your son. )

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love the ornaments. They are absolutely adorable. Enter me! Patty

Maralee said...

Becky, I so admire your talent and style! By the way I'm the one that bought your chenille ornaments!!!

Emma said...

oh darling Jordan....sending birthday wishes up to the heavens for you.

Your little houses are divine!!

Thinking of you and sending you lots of love, Emma xxx

Maria S. said...

I love the blogging world!! First time visitor...thanks so much for the opportunity and it is very nice "meeting" you!! :)

KayteeJane's House said...

Becky,
I love the little cottages and would be honored to have one. You are an incredible seamstress and I have admired your work over the years that you have shown on the blog. Please enter me into your drawing. Thanks & God Bless!
Katie Harley
kayteejane@hotmail.com

junquegypsy said...

I agree with Jean - even without the label I could tell you made them. So very sweet!

Linda said...

I love these sweet little cottages and love your sweet blog. Thinking of you on this day. ewvaughn@hotmail.com

Donna said...

Those are adorable! Count me in! stitcherylove [at] yahoo [dot] com

Perfectly Printed said...

Becky, I am so glad you shared your ornaments!!I am participating in the same swap and like you haven't been doing tags and swaps for very long. Your house are darling!! I have been struggling with what to do, feeling a little pressure to come up with something wonderful and creative. I have created two different ones. Still not sure which to choose. I better decide soon!! What a wonderful way to celebrate your sons birthday.
Please don't count me in on the give away, since I'm getting one of your darling houses already.

Love your blog!!
chris

Genevieve said...

Hey Becky, Love those cute little houses. But love your fur babies more,they are too cute. Blessings to you.
nanaeva52@msn.com

blessedmom's simple home said...

These ornaments are so cute!! I love the things you create. I have a weakness for Hot Tamales too, my husband frequently picks me up a box of them because he likes to indulge my weaknesses :)
I hope you're doing well. I haven't been in blog land much lately. Jordan found out there is more infection in his leg, so he's had yet another surgery with one more scheduled in the coming week. Keep him in your prayers. My brother says he's been in a lot of pain. Thanks for all you've done in getting his message out.
Blessings,
Marcia

gill said...

I love your little houses!
Can you tell me what 'tamales' are please??

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Becky, I have a bribe for you......
I will send you hot tamales if you will create a sweet cottage ornie for me :-)
These are too darn tootin cute!
I would love one for my cherry kitchen christmas tree.

Happy Birthday to your dear sweet Jordan! You know he is smiling down upon his momma every day!

Hugs and Blessings Lovee,
Dolly

Carol said...

Oh my! They are beyond adorable!!
Sweet thoughts to you on your son's birthday.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Sweet Becky, I absolutely adore these!!! Perfect, perfect match for your blog!! And, the little scotty label!! Squeel!!! What a sweet giveaway to honor your sons BD. I would loveto have one of these! I hope I am not too late!

Hugs,
Debbie

Carla said...

thinking of you today. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Hello Becky!! I would like to win that adorable cottage :) ..but I live in Finland...so maybe I live too far :( But thank You for Your lovely blog....You are very talented!!!!!

-Joanna
just in case ... :)joponoma@hotmail.com

tammyCA said...

Your cottages are so darn cute...I'd even buy one if you had them to sell! I just love all little houses.
My thoughts are with you and your family in memory of your son & may God reassure you that he is always close. tamiam@socal.rr.com

Lynn said...

Those are soo cute! I would love to win one! Hugs,
Lynn
pls0818@aol.com

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh fun and how cute. Please enter me and Daisy.
Hugs, Sherry