Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Good-Bye Summer

Here at our petite cottage we'll soon be saying good-bye to summer... But before we say adieu, until next year we're trying to get in as many fun, summer, family activities as we can before school starts next week. This has left me with very little time and energy to work on any major projects...

However, at the end of the day when we settle down after a busy day, I like to sit in my new comfy chair next to the opened slider door in our bedroom to enjoy the cool breeze of the evening and crochet.

Just thought I'd share with you a little something I've been working on...What do you think?

Wishing everyone a fantabulous day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bunny Mystery...Revealed

Hi Everyone!

It's time to reveal what my little bunny treasure is from my last post...

By the way, a great big "Thank You" to all who played along...It was so much fun reading all your comments... Unfortunately no one guessed exactly right :-(

I loved how creative some of your guesses were though...Planter, bookend, pencil box, vase...:-)

Well, here's what it really is...It is a combination of two things (And I would've accepted anyone of the two guesses.) As you open the little bunny door, inside you'll find a little mirror and three little drawers...It's a jewelry box!

And if you look in the back you'll spot a little winding key...So it's a music box too. And the tune that it plays is the Do, Re, Mi, song :-)

Okay, although no one guessed exactly what it was...I think I should still send someone a little surprise for playing along...And I think it should go to....Drum roll please...:-)

After all, hers was the only guess that was kinda close...She said: "Did it hold a radio that played this little tune?" Congratulations Ms. Tanna! Please email me your info so that I may send you your little surprise :-)

Wishing everyone a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Feeling Nostalgic

♪♫♪ Doe- a deer, a female deer

Ray- a drop of golden sun

Me- a name I call myself

Far- a long long way to run

Sew- a needle pulling thread

La- a note to follow so

Tea- a drink with jam and bread

That will bring us back to do... oh oh oh ♪♫♪

Funny, I don't know why, but this morning I woke up with this song in my head. It was one of my favorite songs when I was a little girl and now every time I hear it it brings back sweet childhood memories. One memory in particular that comes to mind is of a special little tresure which has had me looking for it like crazy this morning so that I may share it with you... Where could it be?...

Ah, there it is! I found it!

Isn't it cute? But what is it? Well it's my....Wait a sec...I've got an idea. How about if you try to guess what it is. The first person to leave me a comment on this post with the correct guess gets a little surprise. Doesn't that sound like fun? Alright then...Happy Guessing.

Wishing you all a ♫Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do♫ day :-)

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Last picture is mine.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Brand New Chair

Hi Everyone.

I just wanted you to know that I finished my chair project a few days ago and my intentions were to share about it with you on Friday but......

Hubby had other plans...He thought I needed to get out of the house and take in some fresh air so he planned a family trip to the tide pools. It was the perfect day for it and we had a wonderful time.

And now that I'm refreshed and ready to begin a new week I'd like to share with you my brand new chair....

Here it is....

What do you think?

Run your mouse over the picture to see the before...

Wishing everyone a beautiful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chair Project Sneak Peek

(Image from The Graphics Fairy)

I thought I would take a little break from all the cutting, pinning and sewing to show you a little sneak peek of how my chair project is coming along.

My goal is to finish it by Friday...Wish me luck.

Wishing everyone a fantabulous day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, August 15, 2011

And The Winner Is.....

But before I pick the winner I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the encouraging comments you left on my last post...I am so ready to tackle my chair project now :-) I will keep you posted on the progress...

And now to pick the winner of my give-a-way...Are you all ready?

I'm using a random number generator/picker to assist me today....

Drum roll please....

And the winner is.....

Sweet Commenter number...

Let me just go back to my Giveaway Celebration post to see who that is...Will be right back...

It's Elizabeth from Home Is Where The Heart Is....
Yay!!!! Congratulations Elizabeth.

A special thank you and a great big hug to all my Sweet Followers. You had made my blogging experience a wonderful one and my life a bit brighter. Love to you all.

Wishing everyone a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Just Do It!

Hi Everyone!

I've had this project in my garage...f o r e v e r...Remember this curbside find from a long while back?...(Click here to see.)

Well this last Monday it finally came out of the garage. It's finally cleaned and in the house and ready for me to start on. But....I'm having such a hard time starting. I keep putting it off one more day.

First I have to detach the back seat cushion and make a separate cushion, then I have to patch up the hole that it will leave, then I have to sew a slipcover for the chair and ottoman and then...Whew! I'm tired already, maybe I can start on it on Monday...Arrrg! I just need to do it!!! I could use a bit of encouragement...:-)

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Oh, but before I go I wanted to thank everyone who left such sweet birthday wishes for my mother-in-law...A great big hug and thank you from the both of us.

**Giveaway Reminder***
Last day to enter is Aug. 14, 2011 if you haven't done so yet...Click on the sidebar picture for more details...Thank you.

Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Special Day...

This blonde cutie is my sweet mother-in-law, Lola and it's her birthday today....Yay!!! She likes to visit my blog so I thought I'd surprise her with a birthday post just for her....

Feliz Cumpleños Lola!

Le doy gracias a Dios por haberme regalado una suegra tan linda como tú. Te quiero mucho y te deseo un día muy hermoso.


Monday, August 8, 2011

♫Ana Has A...

Little Lamb...
Little Lamb...
Little Lamb ♫

♫Ana has a little lamb whose fleece is white as snow♫

♫This cutie was a thrift store find,
Thrift store find,
Thrift store find.
This cutie was a thrift store find, a gift for me with love♫

On our most recent trip to the thrift store I spotted this little cutie. I showed it to my mother-in-law who just ooohed and ahhhed over it...I lovingly gave my sweet little find over to her thinking she was going to buy it for herself but...I was wonderfully surprised when we got home and she handed it to me saying she had bought it for me....Yay! Isn't she the sweetest? Love you Lola.

Wishing everyone a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just Too Hot!!!

I love the summer time and even the warm weather, but when it gets sooo hot my brain can't think straight well I just can't get too much accomplished.

Yes, it's 80 degrees and it is barely 10:00am...Ugggh!

May be I should head over to my favorite thrift store...the only one around here with air conditioning...:-) Hopefully the hunting is good and I'll have something awesome to share with you all next time.

Stay cool everyone!

Note: If you haven't entered my giveaway yet just skip down to my last post and read all about it. Deadline is Aug. 14, 2011...Good luck everyone.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giveaway Celebration

Hi Everyone!

It's time to celebrate...Yay! A Petite Cottage is celebrating reaching 500(+) Sweet Followers...Yay, again!!! And what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway, so....

Here is what the giveaway will be...

A pretty fabric bag made we tons of love by me and....

a petite arrangement of sweet paper flowers that I made out of a vintage dress pattern.

If you would like a chance to win, this is what you'll need to do...Be a follower of A Petite Cottage and leave a comment on this post. That's it...Easy as pie. You'll have until August 14th to enter.... Good luck everyone :-) And thank you so much for following...

Note: If you are a follower but have no blog or other site I can contact you at, please make sure you leave an email address where I can reach you in case you are the winner.

Happy first day of August!
And have a wonderful new week everyone!

Hugs and Kisses,