Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Blogland Purchase and Birthday/Christmas Peeks

Good afternoon!!! I have been busy working away on yo-yo projects for upcoming birthdays and Christmas gifts. Like I keep saying, they are so quick and easy. Very good project to work on while watching the Olympics! I, also, got a package in the mail that I had ordered. I ordered a body scrub from The French Elements. Barb at The French Elements is so sweet...she included a free bonus scrub! I haven't tried it yet but the one I ordered got a wonderful review...check out Barb's blog to link to the review! I can't decide whether to keep it for me or use it for a gift...I bet I keep it for me! :-D

Here are the photos!!! (Remember you can click to enlarge them.)

Oh so cute packaging and a sweet card from Barb!!!

A peek at a canvas bag I trimmed out with yo-yo's (and it may get an applique) for my SIL for Christmas. She has a dog who she just goes the doggy themed bag! She can use it to pack up her doggy's toys and things for trips. Plese excuse the kitty hair...Cypher was trying really hard to be in this picture!

This is a lavendar cotton bag that I purchased at I am trimming this one out with yo-yo's too. It is for a friend's birthday. I will use it as a useable gift bag. Haven't decided what to fill it with yet. This bag still needs it's buttons.

Well I am trying to find some energy to head out for errands. Don't know why I am so sleepy today! Hope you are all having great days!




miss gracies house said...

Very cute! I love those projects that I can do at night and watch TV at the same time. Always busy, busy!

Angie said...

Hi Kim,

How funny..I am sleepy today, too! We never did get any rain. Did you guys? I love your fun! Ya gotta show me how to make em!..I am gonna head over for a lesson!


belladella said...

Love the bags, Kim. I'd be sleepy too if I was working on all that :) You should go relax, take a hot bath and enjoy the body scrub!


Rosemary said...

Hi Kim,
Love the red yo yos!
Hope you are awake now!

Joy said...

Adorable bags and themes! You should put a few up on Etsy...

Wendy said...

Those are cute!

a day in the life of bella said...

I wish I could make Yo-Yo's, they are so pretty!!!

Very nice to meet you, I am in MI, too.


Judy said...

I love your yo yos and still haven't gotten busy and made any. I don't remember where I put my maker. What a wonderful surprise in your package. Don't you love getting little extras?

Natasha Burns said...

Cute yo-yos! Oh that goodness from The French Elements looks just wonderful. Love the card she sent with it too!

Dawn said...

Kim, I really like what you are doing with the yo-yo's. They look great on those bags. I like that you found the dog themed fabric. How cute is that? I still think I'd better put my knitting down and pick up some of those yo-yos.

take care,


Hi Kim,
Thanks for the visit! Love the yo yo's. I have a couple of blankets my Mom made for me with the yo yo's I love them! Happy shopping if you go to Homegoods, I love that store.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

those bags are going to be so cute once they are all finished. What kind of applique will you put on the dog one?
MMM, that body scrub looks yummy! I'll bet it will feel great!


Hi Kim,
Love the doggied yo-yos, just to cute :) and a great gift. Going to a estate sale tomorrow, sounds good...but you just never know.
Going out with husband for a little happy prices on the yummy snackie foods :)
Warmly, Deb

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

The yo-yo bags are turning out pretty good. You could really keep yourself busy making bags for birthdays & Christmas. :) xoxo, Joanna

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

The yo-yo bags are turning out pretty good. You could really keep yourself busy making bags for birthdays & Christmas. :) xoxo, Joanna

Mary Isabella said...

What a sweet blog you have. I too like to make yo-yo's. Yours are awesome....Mary

Barb said...

Hi Kim,

What a sweetie you are. If you decide to keep the scrub for yourself, I hope you love it.

Thank you for your kind words.
You ROCK!!!


Devonia said...

KIM!!! Thanks for posting this. I love yo-yo's. Once I took a man's suit vest - actually a boy's so it would be small enough for me - and covered the front with velvet yo-yo's of different rich colors to wear with my jeans. Liked it so much, I made another with yo-yo's from men's ties. Now, I'm wondering what I did with them... I might like to wear those again this winter. Looks great with white boy's dress shirt and glitzy cufflinks- I let the tails of the shirt hang out and wore beaded belts to gather up the shirt. I really liked that look. Glad you posted this and made me remember...

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi! I love the yo-yo's you're trimming that bag with. They don't look easy to make to me. I guessing you are very good at making them and can do it with your eyes closed. I think they're beautiful!
Patricia :o)

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your goodies! I love your new sweet..I hope Abby has accepted her ..but I suppose if she let her nap with her then thats a good thing!!
Have a great day!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Cute yo-yos, and I will have to check out that site. I love bath&body products! :)

jet1960 said...

Of course, I love the bags with the yo-yos! Your friends and family are very lucky! Great idea to use the doggie theme!

dana said...

You have been a busy little beaver. How are the pumpkins?

I have a tag for you on my post today--only if you have the time. Dana

celestina marie said...

Hi Kim, the yo-yo creations are fantastic. You sure have been busy. Your spa products are wonderful. I know you will enjoy them.
Thank you for stopping by my anniversary post and giveaway. Your kind comments meant so much.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Lisa B. said...

Your yo-yos are so cute! I've always wanted a yo-yo quilt.I bet those scrubs feel great:D

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love those yo yo's I need to make some for my scrapbooking. cherry