Sunday, August 31, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:02 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 4:15 PM
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:25 PM
Posted by Tina Leavy at 12:27 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Well..today I created a few more things for the Zazzle shop..we can now create skateboards! Cool! Only thing is the flash photo on my Zazzle shop doesn't show the skateboard, but..it is in my shop..and you can see it by going to the shop(left hand side bar). Check it out if you get a chance.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:12 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wow! I'm truly honored to have been given not one..but 2 very nice blogging awards this week..Wow!..(blushing a little bit here now)
I want to thank Jeanie of "The Marmalade Gypsy"(http://themarmeladegypsy.blogspot.com/ )
for bestowing upon me the "E for Excellence" Blog Award
....and a thank you to Linda of "Remote Treechanger"(http://remotetreechanger.blogspot.com/)
for the beautiful "Arte y Pico" award.
Now...for receiving the "E for Excellence" award..I am to in turn bestow this award upon 10 bloggers that inspire, or that have a sense of "community"... blogs that are downright cool and inspiring,and just plain fun.
1. Gayla at: http://oatmealandwhimsy.blogspot.com/
2. Tara at: http://daysmissedonahammock.blogspot.com/
3.Becca at: http://bluebirdroses.blogspot.com/
4.Anne Marie at:http://annmariestoryart.blogspot.com/
5. Jenny at: http://www.auntjennysworld.blogspot.com/
6. Bev at: http://beehavenacres.blogspot.com/
7. Laura at: http://www.2lmzfarms.blogspot.com/
8. Karin at: http://perfectlittlemiracle.blogspot.com/
9. Naomi athttp://thebellamodiste.blogspot.com/
10.Wanda at: http://wandamai.blogspot.com/
(Of course if it is easier on any of you that have been awarded to reduce that number of 10 down to say..about 5..then by all means..do so..this isn't meant to cause added "uh-oh factor" to anyone's day)
Then for the "Arte y Pico" award..I am to do the following:
Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and also contribute to the blogging community.
Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog.
1. Dawn at : http://the-feathered-nest.blogspot.com/
2. Kim at: http://deardaisycottage.typepad.com/daisy_cottage/
3. Amy at:http://www.homesteadblogger.com/SimpleFolk/
4. Ele at:http://abitofpinkheaven.blogspot.com/
5. Lilla at:http://justlilla.blogspot.com/
Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
THANK YOU LINDA! http://remotetreechanger.blogspot.com/
The award winner and the one who has given the prize has to show the link of Arte Y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
Show these rules.
*** Oh my gracious..did any of you know how hard this was to do??!! I would have loved to have awarded everyone that is in my blog list..but..yeah..I had to "play by the rules"
Thanks for stopping by..and I hope that you wear your new "badges" with pride!****
Hugs...from me to you...~ The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:30 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2008
As many of you know..I am a photographer...and a person that loves crafts/crafting and art of most any kind.
I have over the time that I have had my blog... tried this way, and then that way..to promote my photography...and ...I'll admit it..photography is hard to sell.
But..I have absolutely lovely images that I do not feel comfortable with hiding away in the dark recesses of my computer files... or allowing these images that speak to the human heart...to be hidden away for them to never be seen or enjoyed.
They MUST be given the chance to live on..in some way, some form.
Because ..well..because they just have to. You'll see.
So... what to do with the images that I have taken many hours of my time capturing and enjoying to capture?
I was recently introduced to a website called "Zazzle"...and...at this website my photography can now be featured on products such as handbags, tee's and even shoes!
WOW!...no longer are my photos relegated to the dark recesses of my computer files..but now they have a chance to be seen and enjoyed!
It is what they have wanted ever since the camera first clicked out an image..to be noticed..to be enjoyed. To bring joy to the viewer!
I am working on creating new and lovely products now that are very reasonably priced and practical items for every day use.
Like this one shown here:
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:29 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Here are some of the designs.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:19 PM
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:23 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I recently joined in a little blog give away over at http://www.mycountrycottage-raggedydollys.blogspot.com/
Here is another example of one of Rosalie's Dollys currently available for adoption..isn't it a darling? Primitive Signs for any room or occasion, also garden themed items..and more.
Stop by her web shoppes..you'll be glad that you did. A lovely selection of items for gift giving..and for treating yourself to a little something special!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:53 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
When a new collection is started or one decides to expand a current collection..it is always fun to find something special.... and at a steal of a deal... great price.After all what gal doesn't like a deal..and finding fun things to decorate with??
I love vintage items..things with a past...and with "character".
Things that I can create little displays with soon ..and dream about decorating a new home with soon.These items are being tucked away to take to a soon to be new home.So that when I move..I can have a few "new to me" items to unpack and start afresh with.
So..I have been slowly,but surely finding inexpensive little things to expand upon my Dutch themed collection.
And a few wee things here and there to expand upon my Victorian themed collection.
Here are a few new wee things I have found recently.
A 1940's Dutch scrapbook unused but with a lovely print on the front! I will display a set of kissing dutch boy and girl figurines in front of the book and use the book as a "backdrop" for them.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:35 PM
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 10:00 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
My mom in law had given me this cute hen and chicks plant last year..and I have managed to keep it alive so far..anyhow..a few months ago I put it outside on my deck railing and well..sort of forgot about it, until I started noticing it was sending up tall stalks and those tall stalks have little pinkish/yellowish colored "capsules"..I waited a few days and what a delight!!There are 3 stalks on the "mother hens" and they are all blooming with really cute yellowish/pinkish orange flowers!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 4:16 PM
Monday, August 11, 2008
I'm in the mood for a giveaway!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:59 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
New with tags 1999 Annalee Collectable Doll"Marvin the Magician" 13 inches tall..dressed in tuxedo tails and has a top hat with a rabbit.Absolutely adorable gift!Perfect for Christmas.List price: $70
Posted by Tina Leavy at 3:46 PM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Let us know.
You can contact me through my profile here on the blog, or visit either one of our etsy shops.
Thanks for taking a look!
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:49 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Hope you all have a great week. I'll be busy the next couple of days getting ready for family to visit.Take care.I'll be back soon.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:39 PM
Sunday, August 3, 2008
It will then be posted on the "Mind Wide Open" website..(see left side bar for link)
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:06 PM
Friday, August 1, 2008
Just a note to let you all know that the August/September 2008 Issue of "Small Town Living"
is now available online at:
Highlights in this Issue:
Each year over 400 antique tractors gather in Eastern Iowa for Tractorcade. If you love tractors and old time farming, this is the event for you.
Casey Jones shares his story of raising whitetail deer on his ranch in Sumterville, Florida.
Spinning fiber is an ancient art. A group of artisans took some time to answer our questions and share some of their inspiration with us.
Simple Homemade Baking Mixes:
Use these great mixes as the basis for your own culinary creations.
More and more people are finding a place for chicken's in their urban lives. This month two of our contributing authors talk about their chicken fever.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:36 PM
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:13 PM