Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Store Opening Soon!!!

Hello My Friends, 

Wow, been so busy trying to order an get things together for the opening of my new Store on Etsy:

As some of you know I live in the Deep South, with Heat, Spanish Moss, Bayou's an yes it is swampy in many places, and yes if you look hard enough you will see an alligator!  My boyfriend calls me his Southern Bell, we in the South are some of the most welcoming an nicest  people you will ever meet.  Good food also, if you have never eaten Southern food, you are really missing out!  Lol!

So, in the spirit of the South, and all that is good------------I have named my New Shop------


I love it!  Bella means beautiful, Gypsy because I am a gypsy at heart, free spirit an love trying new things.  Potions--- because I am always stirring up something new!

I will feature cold process soap, hand poured soap, incense, sachets (smell so good) an who knows what else I will come up with.  Sadly, the soap will be a month or so before it is ready.  Cold process soap has to cure for up to 8 weeks.  So I will be listing my other items that are ready.  

When I can find a free minute I am working on my (small backyard) .  I live in an apartment that has a (guessing)  20x30 foot yard with a privacy fence.  I just love it, an I am working on a cottage,shabby chic theme.  I have been shopping an digging at thrift shops an outside vendors selling junk.  this is what I have come up with so far:
Have a wonderful Day, Hugs, Lynn
small table to be painted white

found this at outside vendor an painted white

Don't you just love this scroll work

Outside my Kitchen door a work in process

i see this white with pretty pillows

Found this picture on Pinterst-Look I am going for

Friday, June 5, 2015

Hearts an Ruffled Roses

Good Morning Friends

My Dad passed away on June 3, 2015   Been helping my Mom the last week, so I am running a little behind on getting out some of my orders.  I am so thankful for my Customers being so sweet an understanding at this time.

I have listed a few more items in my Etsy store, I am so excited to be able to create and do what I love to, my customers make it possible for me to do this, an I so appreciate every single one.  I receive pictures from excited brides showing their own beautiful creations an it warms my heart.

I recently listed this cute little hearts, excellent for the flower girl, or even to scatter about on the brides table. 

I call these Ruffled Roses, they have been treated with a fabric stiffener, and hold their shape, there are so many things you can to with these. 

Until next time, God Bless



Friday, May 15, 2015

Burlap Roses An Lace

Wow, has it really be almost a year since I posted?  Time sure does fly.  I miss all my blog friends, funny how you look forward to chit chat with them an seeing all the things they create and love.  I do miss all of you.

I have been trying to get my store Burlap Roses An Lace started on Etsy,  I also am now working on Wedding Bouquets, Rustic an Shabby of course.  I have every thing ordered so I can't wait to get all the stuff in so I can start creating them.   I see it in my head, sure hope I can put it together the same way!  lol

I have so many things I want to make, but of course it all comes down to time--- time where does it go?   I have given my Boss a 3 year notice I am retiring---- funny huh?  Said he had never received a 3 year notice-- too funny-- 

Just a few of the roses an accessories I have been working on.  Don't you just love Rustic, so long for now, hope to hear from you!!!!  

Hugs, Lynn

Monday, August 18, 2014

Selling on ebay and etsy- Handmade Roses in bulk

Well it has been awhile since I have posted, I have been so busy with filling orders for the Handmade Burlap Roses that I am making.  I actually took off Sunday so I could get the craft room back organized, Goodness, doesn't take much for it to look like a tornado has gone thru. lol

I have also rented a booth at Ole Country Crow, went Saturday and decorated, so tired I forgot to take pictures.  I will take pic's and share with you on the next post.

I am selling on eBay, if you care to look---lynnb1002-- I was so surprised how fast this business took off on eBay.   Highly recommend if you are struggling on Etsy.  I do have the roses listed on etsy, but, just can't seem to sell there.  There is a lot of competition, but I will keep the roses listed for awhile longer.

Here are a few of the different colors that I am offering, 

There are other colors like orange, jade, pink, brown, red, white,
I have been canning some this summer, my best friend Faye does it in huge amounts and I decided it was time I learned.  I have really enjoyed making jams, putting up English peas, and even  made sauce this weekend from fresh tomatoes she gave me.
Hope everyone is doing great, I will be visiting all the friend blogs, I miss talking to you all.

Friday, April 11, 2014


In January I decided to sell my house!  I had been thinking on this for about a year, and finally did it. First couple that looked at the house made me a full price offer!  Great Huh?  Well that meant I had to do a few repairs, clean from top to bottom after movers took everything to storage, find a place to live---in 30 days!   Just a snap right????

Well of course I did it, closed on the house February 28th, and moved in an awesome apartment March 14th.  So I am still trying to make sense of it all!!!  I had thought I would buy a Condo, so signed a 6 month lease on the apartment with every intention of not unpacking and looking for my Dream Condo.  Turns out, I love the apartment, hey, no repairs to worry about, something breaks, call the Apartment manager.  I also have a privacy fenced area downstairs that I can garden, BBQ and fix up as I want. 
My little piece of the world

View from kitchen door

Sunday my Son is going with me to Lowe's (with the truck) an I am adding pavers to half the "yard"
for my outdoor furniture.  I am so excited to get my little piece of the world decorated.  I have so many ideas, like hanging bird houses and metal decorations on the fence.  Getting together the items for a fairy garden for my grandson to plan and decorate.  Now that I don't have to spend hours mowing a huge backyard, I can do what I really love to do---cook and decorate!

Now for the craft room, 

And more boxes

and even more boxes
I know, Right,  and it is not much better today.  But this weekend I will be going IN!!! LOL
I have had to give away so many storage bins and material because I have nowhere to put it. 
However, this is really going to be an awesome place when I get through with it.  I will post
pictures as I get my world back in order.
Have a great weekend!!!!!  Lynn

Friday, February 21, 2014

I'm BACK!!!

Hey Friends,  Well this will be a very short post.  Things have really been busy for me, I am been selling burlap roses, and all my time seems to be working on them.  I sold my house and going to try and find one further out in the country!  I want chickens and such!  When I moved to my current home I was in the country, but I-49 is going through about 1/2 mile from me, so not so much country anymore!

Here are a few pics of my roses, Enjoy!  Be back soon!

I also have made a few quilts, I will show those in another post.  But the biggest news of all I have a new Beautiful granddaughter!

Meet Riley Grace, she was born November 15th, she is a beautiful sweet baby girl!!!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Craft shows in November!

I know 2 post in a month, I am doing better!  I thought I would have 2 craft shows scheduled for November, so far only 1.  Makers Fair filled up in less than 24 hours!  This is a local show, and my best friend Faye, did really well at it last year.

This is some crafts I will have this year that is different from last year.

I just love the way this burlap wreath turned out, and I made the felt flowers! I am doing the crosses in Shabby Chic, with the stones in this pic, and some LSU!.

I have added a table in my craft room for the cards I have started making, and I just love being able to work on them and just leave without having to clean up.

Still trying to get this room organized, There is never enough storage!  I now have 3 tables in this room, the other one is a sewing table and then the painting table which is so full, I have to move stuff to paint.  I am going to try and organize that this week!

I did get the living room rearranged which I love, trying to get ready for Christmas, shows, and just making my life easier by finding a home for everything I own.  Between work, and work and Hagen's baseball games, there is never enough time.    Do you find you have this same problem or is just my time skills?

Hugs, Lynn

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hi Friends,

I know, its been how long since I posted?  There has been so much going on since my last post.  I am still doing the craft shows, I have two shows coming up in November, and believe it or not I am working on quilts, painting and hang tags.  I starting just messing around with them, and I really enjoy this craft, so I have created quite a few.  Now, we shall see if they sell!

Here is a burlap wreath that I made, I actually sold one on ETSY, so I am really excited about that.
I used these in my Son's wedding reception and they really turned out well.  I used a hurricane lamp in the center with a candle.  So rustic and pretty.

I made the flowers out of felt, so easy, and turned out really cute.  Yes, my son got married to a wonderful woman in June, it was a rustic/burlap wedding.  Drew's Mom, Shelly did the designing and she did an awesome. job.  The wedding was held at an old Cotton Gin, turned into wedding site, other than the heat, it was beautiful.

I have completed 5 baby quilts, and some signs which I don't have pic's of yet, I will try and post them in the next couple of days.  I have missed visiting with all my blog friends.  Hope all are well, and I will look forward to visiting all of your blogs,

Until the next time,  Hugs, Lynn


Thursday, May 9, 2013


Hello to all my friends,   well I have a show in Natchitoches, La. on May 25, am I ready?  No I am not.  Boy this year has been hectic, and I have not done what I needed to with my business or my blog.  I am currently working on quilts that I hope to get done by the show.  Paint will be flying and sewing machine humming for the next two weeks.  Seems I work better under pressure.

This is a picture I added to my Safari bathroom!  A lot bigger than I thought when I got it home.  So I just propped it up on a shelf and it looks great.  ( this is in the store picture).  This how big when I got it home. So I moved it to the shelf.

 As you probably know I redecorated my bedroom in Victorian Shabby Chic this is still a work in progress.  I added the sheers to the sides of my dark curtains. And added this floral painting.  I think I painted it 3 times before finding a color I liked.  It seems my decorating mo jo left while I redone the "bones" of the house.

Hope all have a good week.    Hugs, Lynn


Friday, April 12, 2013

Announcing Giveaway at The Stitching Coop

Hello my Friends,   This is a short post to let you know about the Awesome Give A Away at The Stitching Coop.    You can access her blog at  She is giving away a beautiful rag quilt.  So Check it out and enter the giveaway.  the drawing will be on April 20th!  Good Luck!  Hugs, Lynn