December 23, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS


MAY YOUR CHRISTMAS BE PEACEFUL, MAY IT BE BRIGHT, MAY IT INCLUDE THE CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS,
THIS CHRISTMAS NIGHT,
AS ALL ARE TUCKED INTO BED,
SAY A PRAYER FOR THOSE AFAR,
GIVING US PEACE AND A NO HOME TO DREAD,
MAY THEIR SACRIFICE BE NOTICED,
MAY THEY FIND LOVE AND SAFETY,
MAY THEY COME HOME SOON,
(ARMY, MARINES, AIR FORCE & NAVY)
WE WILL WAIT FOR THEM, MORNING, EVENING AND NOON.
SO AS YOU OPEN YOUR PRESENTS AND SHARE IN HIS LOVE,
ASK GOD TO KEEP OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES,
SAFE AND BLESSED FROM GOD UP ABOVE!



MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!


GOD BLESS. Cathy



December 16, 2010

Christmas Cheer and A Little Swap

I thought I would take a few pics of my home all decorated for Christmas. Now I am one for doing my best to take good pics but somehow these are not very desirable I'm afraid. But you can get the gist of my holiday decorating (forgive the blurriness, I haven't the foggiest on why they are coming out this way).

Now I just love Santa's, don't you! I can never have enough and just love to display them in my living room on my fire place mantel. There are all different styles and I even have more in a box somewhere. My Christmas tubs got moved so many times, they are LOST IN SPACE............

I just love this yellow 1900 century hutch and it is really so much fun to decorate as well. Now who is that peeking out from behind the garland, what, its Frosty trying to stay cold. Well that won't be a problem will it. Let me tell you a little story about that garland. Yeah, my friend talked me into that L-natural berry stuff but she forgot to mention HOW PAINFUL GETTING YOUR FINGERS STUCK 100 TIMES IS!!!!! Yeah, those darling berry branches are loaded with thorns and HURT LIKE THE DICKENS!!!!! Ok, I'm alright now.

This is my meager dinning room table, I turned my quilt upside down and just showed the white backing, then I laid a table runner across then added my wonderful old coca cola box, candles, real pine needles yeah you guest it, those amazingly painful BERRIES. Oh and this wonderful glass container with a Santa inside.


This sweet angel was made for a swap. I have not received my dolly as of yet, but this is the one I sent my partner. I hope she likes it. Her eyes came out really well I think.

Here's a pic of her again. Her skirt is really that puffy. LOL! She's a fancy angel, tee, hee.
Camara's who needs em, shesh, mine is driving me nuts. But I will mess with the little bugger tomorrow and maybe get a few pics of some other Christmasy spots here at the old homestead.

Hey, thanks for stopping by!

God bless. Cathy

December 13, 2010

Birchberry Farms Christmas Gift Tutorials

Hey, what could be more fun than some handmade Christmas gifts. Check out Birchberry Farms tutorials for some fun, easy tutorials to make Christmas cheer. Cut and paste her link to your browser and go see what all the fun is about...http://birchberryfarms.blogspot.com


December 8, 2010

NEW MEMBER OF WSOAPP



What could be more fabulous than to be excepted as an artist at WSOAPP! I am honored and humbled that they have considered me to join such a fabulous group or artisans. Won't you come on by my shop http://www.wsoapp.org/index.php/snugglebug-blessings and also visit the others to view wonderful works of doll art, mixed media, jewelry, home made soaps and more.

God bless.

November 24, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Hope you find a moment to reflect on all the good things in your life, the blessings, family, friends and gifts from above. Happy Thanksgiving. God bless.


From my family to yours. Cathy

November 7, 2010

Weather Outside is Frightful, but D.S. Griffith Open House is Delightful

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the "Open House" at "D.S. Griffith and Co. is so delightful. So if the winter winds want to blow, you gotta go, gotta go, gotta go. And when we finally meet at D.S. Griffith's store, your mouth is gonna hit the floor, bring someone to hold you tight, because D.S. Griffith's store is such a delight!"

Winter may be on it's way, but the wonderment of antiques, dolls, candles, antique linens and pictures and more will warm your heart.

Santa's peaking out and getting ready for his big day!

Victorian frivolities, tables, chairs, crocks and more. Primitives and candles will greet you at the door!

But when is this wonderful day? It's this coming week end, November 12th and 13th from 11 am to 5pm.

So what could be more exciting than an open house in the oldest "General Store" in West Virgina. Come hear about the history, see how an old General Store in times past looks like. Enjoy refreshments. You are always welcome here at D.S. Griffith and Co. Becky Basford, Proprietor!

Directions: Take 81south to Exit 5 (Inwood), Shop is 3 miles West on Rt. 51 in Historic Village of Gerrardstown, WV. Please Ring: 304-229-1781 for any further questions or directions.

Oh, I will be there too, come visit me, would love to meet you. God bless. Cathy

October 29, 2010

Christmas Giveaway - Hurry!!!


What could be more fun than a Christmas Holiday Giveaway. I have entered a darling snowman ornie and there are many talented artists that have also entered wonderful offerings for the giveaway. So head on over to http://www.byyourhands.blogspot.com and check it out. Hope to see you there. God bless. Cathy

October 22, 2010

New Offerings for Snugglebug

Howdy folks. It's been just a bit longer than I had planned on to post. So sorry about that. But don't fret as I have a sneak peak for you with new offerings coming to my site at a a www.snugglebugprimblessins.com


This darling sunflower will look lovely in a tart burner with a star, which is soon to be listed too. The sunflower smells like pan cakes in the winter. Well I will be putting some on my website soon. Will keep you posted.

These are wood turnings made into decorative candles holders. (Not to burn) So love them and they have a nice scent too!

This little diddy is just darling and holds a battery operated tea light and or a real tea light, whatever you prefer. I dressed it up with the Christmas garland. Cute huh?!?

So love this prim tinware in mustard. I placed a grungy battery operated light in it to gussy it up. Its great because you can put prim fixins in there to add some smelling good fragrance.


These sweet Snow Folk are already listed on my website. Come on over and check them out.
I hope hope you enjoyed a sneak peak. I'll keep you posted when they are finally ready for purchase. If you see something that you just gotta have, please email me at: cottagebug@yahoo.com.

October 6, 2010

Offerings at Colorfest Craft Show

A sweet Wee Snow Folk, just peaking at ya. Little jingle bells on his head. He's got a momma but you will have to come by for a visit at the Thurmont Colorfest this week end to see the whole kittencaboodle.

This broom belongs to a very scary, extreme prim Witch named "Wicked". She's so scary I can't even tell you where you can find her just yet. But she will soon be revealed in due course. Tee hee!



This Folk Art face is of a Santa. I will be working on his pattern after my craft show this week end.

"In a meadow we can build a snowman" but you will have to come visit me at my show this week end in Thurmont, MD on Oct. 9th & 10th. Booth 403.

Lots of new goodies are at my show along with prim tarts, soaps, fixins and more dollies. Don't forget to say hi. 20% taken off one item of your choice, if you mention that you saw this on my blog. See ya there. God bless.

Cathy

October 3, 2010

21 Inches of Rain

Who said the Noah's Ark" story isn't true. Do you remember last week when the south got hit with over 21" of rain in one day? Here are some of the results.

These pictures are from my friend Tamara from "Bridgeway Primitives". I hadn't heard from her in a couple of days after the rain poured down and as you can see the pictures tell why.

She did not say this way her home but I am assuming it is. She said the bridge washed out and they could not leave their home to get anywhere but they are safe and their home made it too. God is good.

I know there are many sceptics out there that believe Noah's Ark and the world flood is just a story, but I pose this question to you...if just 21" of rain can do this kind of damage in just 1 day, what do you think 40 solid days of non-stop rain could do?

God did promise he would never flood the earth again and gave us a rainbow as a symbol of his promise. He gave his son as a offering of forgiveness for you. Won't you ask him in your heart today?


Happy Sunday. Praise God Tamara and her family are safe. Thank you Lord. Amen.

September 28, 2010

Joining Kindred Sisters

http://kindredsisterssellingblog.blogspot.com

Not to long ago I applied to a wonderful site that offered a mix of primitive, vintage, folk art and even some fabulous glittery offerings. I wasn't sure if I would get in as it is so difficult to do so with the bigger sites. An Open House was on Saturday that I was in and I actually (do to being so busy) forgot about applying to this great site. On Monday, this week however, I got an email to die for!!! I had been excepted. I can't begin to tell you how honored and excited I am to be apart of such a wonderful, talented and diverse group of artisans.

Here's a list of just a few of the wonderful artisans you can visit:

Mystical Entities
The Pixies' Thimble
The Artful Attic
Sweet Magnolia's Farm
Barefoot Primitives

Don't forget to stop on over for a visit and see all the wonderful work done by these talented artists and soon to be me. I will be listing on the 7th of October, but will keep you updated regarding that.



Have a wonderful, creative day. God bless. Cathy

September 20, 2010

Fanny Crosby an Amazing Woman


Fanny Crosby wrote over 5,000 hymns in her day. Many have been added to our hymnals for singing and many artists have updated some songs for a more modern edge. Her willingness and trust in our savior even in her blindness humbles me to the core. Please read on.

"Frances Jane "Fanny" Crosby (1820-1915) was an American hymn writer and poetess, who wrote over 8,000 hymns during her life. One time a preacher sympathetically remarked, "I think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when He showered so many other gifts upon you." She replied quickly, "Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I should be born blind?" "Why?" asked the surprised clergyman. "Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior!"


Her unfailing cheerfulness, her childlike trust in the divine watch care over her own life, enabled her to say to others:

"God will take care of you, be not afraid,
He is your safeguard through sunshine and shade;
Tenderly watching, and keeping his own,
He will not leave you to wander alone."

Such hymns as: "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine," "Jesus, keep me near the Cross," "Saviour, more than life to me," and many others equally well known, were born in her own heart life."

From: Christian Biography Resources: http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/bcrosby4.html

Never underestimate what the Lord can do with you, even if you have shortcomings and disabilities, just ask, believe and trust.

Prim hugs,

Cathy

September 16, 2010

FREE Winnie the Wicked Mouse Epattern

This sweet mouse is an FREE Epattern found at: http://www.rustytinroof.com/ezine/RustyTinRoof-FALL2010.pdf (highligh link and paste onto your browser) on page 24 of the Ezine (on-line magazine). So go check out the magazine and get this great Witch pattern just in time for the Halloween season.


Only a face a mother could love?

Yummy candy corn the "how tos" on how to make the paper clay candy corn and pumpkin (on tail) are included in the epattern.

See how sweet she is when she is all done? She's quick and easy to make and is darling to boot. Nothing scary here. Have a wonderful, creative day. God bless. Cathy

September 11, 2010

In Rememberance of 9/11


Just another day...

So we thought.

A nation painfully made aware. Our president painfully made aware.


Shocked and stunned but glad to be alive.

One of our many angels, thank you.

HERO'S!!!!!!!!!!!!


MAY WE NEVER, EVER FORGET THIS DAY! MAY WE GIVE THANKS TO ALL WHO SERVED, HELPED, HEALED AND LOST THOSE ON THAT DAY. MAY WE HONOR AND PRAY FOR THEM AND OUR SOLDIERS WHO STILL SERVE THIS GREAT COUNTY.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

cathy

September 10, 2010

Crow and his Pumpkin

I've got a new pattern coming called "Crow and His Pumpkin". Yeah these two are inseparable and are best friends. They are easy to make and the pattern is coming soon.


See how Crow is attached to his buddy Pumpkin? Pumpkin's name is really Bob, but he doesn't like that name so well.

This will be a quick and easy project and can be done in no time. I 'll let ya know when they are available. Have a wonderful, creative day. God bless.

Prim blessings,

Cathy

September 5, 2010

New Blog Attire A Comin'

Well what could be more fun then dressin' up your blog. Yep that's right. I have decided to dress er up and make her (like how I call it a her) very primitive thanks to Amybugs graphics. Hopefully soon she will be decorating this here blog with some lovely sheep and more and can't wait to see how she gets er done. (feeling a little twangy folks)

Here's a sneak peak.


Alright, that's all yer gettin' fer now! Have a wonderful labor day!
God bless.
Cathy

PS. I will be a missin' them there fairies but prim is now in and they got to go back to the forest from whence they came. Don't ferget to say yer goodbys. Ok done with the twangy talk. Have a great day!

August 27, 2010

Pumkins and Tarts Everywhere

Pumpkins here, pumpkins there, primitive pumpkins everywhere! I love Fall. I have to say it is my favorite time of year. Kids back in school, the cool nights, leaves sparkling with red, orange, green and yellow and most of all fall decorating. With pumpkins on my porch and dried corn stalks and a crow or two, it feels like fall.

These two guys are just a few of my offerings coming to Lemon Poppy Seeds on the first.

Below is what I have been up to, my new business that will be starting soon. I am working on the packaging and then they will be listed on my site, www.snugglebugprimblessins.com. The tarts are made from soy wax and hold a scent very well. Lovin' it!!!

On the lower right side you will see a chocolate cheese cake smelling soap bar. It is made from goats milk soap and is very moisturizing and smells wonderful.


Check out the tiny pumpkins on the tarts. These tarts smell like buttery carmel, warmed with a touch of cinnamon, yummy! What a great fall scent these have. My house smells great!


The above pic is my new tart business, its coming soon. As soon as I have the packaging is done, they too will be offered on my website. I may have a give away in the next week or two if I can get my packaging done asap.

Thanks for stopping by, you are always welcome here. God bless. Cathy

August 19, 2010

Lately in all this insanity of renovating, meeting special orders and starting a new business I have found time to read. I don't even know why I started to read novels again. It was on a whim that I picked up a book, a book on the Amish of all readings. The novel was fiction but the values where Amish values, ones I come to cherish. As a Christian, reading how the Amish court, live and love has made me cry, rejoice and very, very convicted.

I've started talking to my children differently. As a matter of fact, I have added more chores, taken away TV somewhat and I now just read instead of watching that blasted thing. What a time stealer, family robber and opinion maker that TV is. Don't get me wrong, I may still watch it, but after reading some of the stistics from the Amish, I may never turn it on again. Read below.


Some interesting facts.

1. Wealth - A research from the Ohio State U. found that Amish farms income can be 10 times higher than that of a modern high tech farm.

2. Retirement - Most Amish have accumulated enough wealth to retire between 50-60 years of age.

3. Death - When someone dies young teens (age 16 and up) go the night before the funeral and sing, as many as 300 or more come and sing, can you invision your teen doing this???

4. Forgiveness - When the Amish Nickel Back school shooting took place (Amish children where shot and killed) the parents, grandparents, friends, family and more showed up to the shooter's house, engulfed the family with food, hugs, prayers and comfort. One grandfather of a victim embraced and hugged the shooter's father as he cried in his arms. The Amish attended his funeral and continued to comfort the family far after the shooting and funeral took place.

5. Faith - Faith is the core value they live their lives by. They don't preach faith, they live it day in and day out in every aspect of their lives.

I will have more to share in the future. Hope you enjoyed and can learn from the Amish. God bless. Cathy

Information from the book "Amish Peace" written by: Suzanne Woods Fisher

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