Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mimi's Fun Friends

I met Janis through her blog about a year ago. We try to get together at least once a month to do something fun with her friend (and now my friend) Sue. Tonight we took a fun tour of one of my neighbor's homes. I'll post about the tour later, but I just wanted to show you what these adorable, crafty girls brought me.

First, Janis made this scary spider from a thistle pod, googlie eyes, and pipe cleaners. It sat on a package that was wrapped in cheese cloth.See the mommy spider? She's peaking through the wrapping...
In the package there was this yummy zuchini crisp. It's gonna make Mimi a great breakfast tomorrow.

She has a Silhouette machine that she uses to cut images and letters out of vinyl Then she makes cute things with them. Vinyl witch on a thrift store plate. I know, it's adorable.

See how she fits in with my other witch plate? Love it.

Sue, who needs to have a blog of her own, brought me this cute package.

A lacey plate, which I adore and collect, and a cute tag she made...
This is a great idea. Scrapbook paper cut and wrapped around little candy bars. Wouldn't these be cute for just about any holiday? I'll definitely be making some of these.

An adorable leaf dish. I have leaf plates I use for Thanksgiving so this plate will be perfect and will fit right in.

So that's it. It's been so much fun getting to know these two ladies. I've been so blessed to be able to make new friends through blogging. Thank you again Janis and Sue. Blogging really makes the world a smaller, happier place. Don't you agree?

Can I say adorable or cute a few more times? Yikes, I can't help it!


Mumzie said...

Such cute ideas! Thanks for sharing. Love the plates and candy all wrapped up for Halloween. Mumzie

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ohhh...How adorable and cute!!! : ) No, really!!! : )Now those are friends worth holding onto. LOVE the two witch plates together.
And thanks for taking us along on your two neighborhood parties. I'm pretty much speechless!!! I live in the wrong neighborhood. Hee-hee!
Have a good day,

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

What an exciting blog. Darling friends, I love those ideas. Those candy's look exodic or something.

Thanks you for your sweet comments on my blog about my daughter. I know what you day is true. Can't wait for the pictures of the other party.


Donna said...

Yes, adorable and cute!! I love the witch plates. What really sweet friends!


Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

what fun gifts, zuccini crisp looked good and love the witch design, I may need some for next year!
The paper wrap gave me an idea for black friday tomorrow at the shop, thanks for the post...and more of your fun friends.
The blogging world...how did we ever live without it? Did you know on studio 5 they have a blog link and add to it all the time, for more new blogging friends!
I think they are spotlighting shellie and annies blog today on the show because their blogs are on that link. check it out.

Sue said...

Don't you just love getting little gifts...i am about to write a post about how women always know just the right things to give and how we enjoy not only getting goodies but we enjoy giving them as well...Just this past week I got one thing in the mail from a blogger and another gift when I went to lunch with one....I love the witch plate...I wonder what kind of gadget she has to be able to do that? Oh, and as for my crazy old plates that i found....someone left a comment letting me know they are early 1900's French Majolica Asparagus plates...the indentation is for sauce....and they are on E-Bay for $148. and another for $165. a piece....I guess I got a good buy at 50 cents!!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

cute ,cute,cute! love the witch plates. and the candy bars all done up! I agree with M.L......I'm pretty much speechless....and I'm beginning to think I do live in the wrong neighborhood! lol ha ha!
I am in need of a cricket machine, I can clearly see that. ......and yikes....I'm getting sappy over your post today! lol
:-) Mercy

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love the vinyle cling! I gotta find someone with a machine, that would be so handy!

Anonymous said...

The wrapped candy -- I'll have to get busy -- I think that will be a fun project for my friends that are near--- thank.. Kristeen. kandgough@gmail.com

Robin said...

Adorable. I just love the witch silhouettes!

Gayle said...

What cute and adorable items your buddies gave to you! I especially love the witch plates (even though I don't really do Halloween)

I know Jayna & Kathy enjoyed the home tour - can't wait for you to share some pictures. Thanks for the invite!

Katie said...

Those are really cute plates Mom! Your lucky to have such great friends!

Anne Fannie said...

What cute stuff, I especially love those witch's plate. It must be very Halloween festive at Mimi Sue's cottage!
Hugs, Ann

Julie Harward said...

Hoe very nice to have such sweet friends! Tour gifts are darling too..the spiders so cute, loved the plates too. Yes the world is a happier place because of blogging..who knew!?! (Come say hi :D

Ginger said...

OK I am jealous...lol. I wish I lived in SLC instead of Southern Utah and could hang out with you too. You are all having so much fun, it sounds like.
I love the way the gifts are wrapped, so creative.

Annie said...

So sweet of them to bring you such cute treats. Love the witch plate!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Such cute stuff. Fall is a wonderful time.