Thursday, July 31, 2014

Giveaway x 2!

After seeing my last blog post about how Ashleigh used green Ball jars for her patio (here), the Ball Corporation offered to allow me host a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a package of green pint sized Ball jars from them! You can read more about the green Ball jars here.

2014 Limited Edition Ball®
Heritage Collection Spring Green Mason Jars
Besides canning, there are so many neat things you can do with Ball jars.
collage of pictures from some of my past blog posts

It's a great time of the year for this, as I am reading about how my blogging friends are processing their harvests and storing them in canning jars! Giveaways are so much fun and I thought I would make it doubly so by adding some things that I love to make. I really appreciate my readers and I want to thank you by offering you a chance to win a package of Patty's Pretty Things from me. I enjoy making greeting cards, gift tags, small journals, flair/buttons, among other things. One of you will receive this package of canning themed Patty's Pretty Things products. All of the vintage graphics came from The Graphics Fairy blog. The package consists of three greeting cards, gift tags, a little hand stitched journal, and three flair/buttons.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post and like my Facebook page. The winner will be chosen by, announced in a week and notified by email. Please make sure I will be able to reach you! Giveaway is for USA residents only please.

Good luck, and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Disclaimer: Part of this post is sponsored on behalf of the Ball Corporation. All opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Happy List: Green & More

Ashleigh wanted to make lanterns for her back porch so I gave her my green Ball jars.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lucky Me!

I've received some special treasures in the mail lately. First, I won a Jewelry Affaire magazine from Petite Michelle Louise. What is so special about the magazine is that Michelle's silverware bracelets are featured in it. In celebration of her work being in the magazine she drew names for a copy of the magazine and mine was drawn! You can click here to see more about her beautiful bracelets.

Monday, July 21, 2014

What Patty Creates

Last week I shared my creative space in Karen Valentine's blogger party. This week in my creative space I've been busy making cards, gift tags and buttons for my display at the Logan Village Mall and for September 20th when Ashleigh and I will have a booth at Make Art. Be Art. Buy Art. at Fountain Square in downtown Indianapolis.

Here are some of the things I have been working on. I liked this vintage daisy image so much that I made not only a card, but gift tags out of it too. Deciding how to embellish the images is great fun. Here I cut out the large daisy from the image and layered two more on top of the one on the card with adhesive foam mount squares. (Daisies are special to me because they were my chosen flowers in our wedding.)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014

I'm so excited to join in on the Where Bloggers Create 2014 link party hosted by Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage. This has been an annual event where bloggers share their creative spaces. Much inspiration is gained through this lovely event. Come and join me as I share my creative space with you.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flower Babies

Sometimes I need to make a quick and easy little project. This was the perfect one since I am out of paint for the china cabinet I started to paint yesterday. I used little dolls and millinery flowers from vintage hats in my stash and hot glued them together to make these sweet flower babies.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Doll's Birthday"

When I was three years old we lived out in the country. My Mom felt isolated because there weren't neighborhood playmates for us. We had horses and cats around us, but that's all. So Mom had to be creative in coming up with things for us to do, such as having a doll's birthday party. Isn't it so sweet that she had party hats for us? And check out those cowboy boots on my eldest brother Jack. That's me in the middle. 

Mom's handwriting on our old photos is very special to me.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Noblesville's July 4th Festival

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful 4th of July day in our city. The weather was perfect and it was so good to see the community out having such a great time. I found the patriotic photo booth, am amazed at what can be done with balloons these days, and the magnificent fireworks show was half an hour long.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Walking Tour of Front Royal, Virginia

When we stopped at the Visitor's Center in Front Royal, Virginia, we found that they offered a walking tour of the quaint town. The Visitor's Center is actually the old train station from the 1850s. A gazebo sits in the Village Commons area. Front Royal, founded in 1788, was restored by the Downtown Revitalization Project in the 1980s. I'll show you some interesting things I saw while there.