Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quick Baby Gift For Someone in Need

Yesterday my churches women's club Relief Society President 
put a shout~out that a new Mommy was in need of baby supplies.

Anything that one could give would be greatly appreciated. 
In the early afternoon I started to crochet a small baby quilt 
and just before heading to bed, I had it done.

Just a basic straight single crochet stitch and 
finished it with a ruffle edge.
That is actually all I know how to do!
As soon as I got up this morning I made 4 burp clothes.
Made from new cotton diapers and flannel
These are so fast and fun to make!
I had all the supplies already in my stash!
I love when things come together. 

In a couple days my President Sally will take
all the gathered "gifts of love" to this new Mother. 
A sweet thought for the day … 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Love Making Quilted Potholders

 I have been making quilted potholders for years,
giving them to family and friends.

I decided to start adding them to my 
 Isn't this retro fabric cute!

 I will be adding more as the week goes on.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 16, 2015

"Egging" Each Other On

 As usual each day, I hear the loud 
"egging" each other on going on in our coop!
This is when a hen alerts and excites other hens to lay.
And as always, the dogs & I run outside to see and hear the excitement!
I grabbed my camera this time.
 They take turns but this time it was 
Nellie "egging on" Myrtle & Daisy!
 Right after this picture was taken, Nellie jumped on the small perch.
A few seconds later, as I was bending over taking close shots,
I feel Nellie pecking at my bottom!
I laughed as she continued to peck me a couple more times! Silly girl.

The life of a farmgirl at heart.
I love my little flock …

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kisses Forever!

My hubby loves this gift that I gave him last year!

My daughter Heidi had me over to create these sweet creations for our honey's.
She bought pretty white metal frames
lipsticks to choose from and cardstock.
 We took one lipstick at a time and puckered up, covering the paper.
 My hubby will have my kisses forever!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweets For The Sweet!

 I have always loved these pictures I took at a 
Tea Party I attended.

Almost to pretty to eat but the cookies tasted heavenly!

The are called
Linzer Heart Cookies.
A similar recipe is HERE.

These are 2 sugar cookies with 
strawberry jelly in the middle, 
and a thin layer of buttercream icing on top … 
need I say more?
 Wishing all of you sweets a very 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

One of My Favorite Things…Handmade Dishcloths!

  Do you ever found something you love and
and can't live without?
That's how I feel about crochet dishcloths, 
one of my favorite things!
 I have been crocheting them for many years now and use nothing else.
My daughters have a drawer full of them too,
and now my granddaughters living away in Utah for school, 
were raised with these and have to have them too!
 They last for years!
Use my laundry soap recipe 
and it will keep them smelling fresh as a daisy.
I sale them in my Etsy shop if you need some!

They are one of my favorite things!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Perfect Day to Make LAUNDRY SOAP!

 It is such a perfect day to make a batch of
February has bought some pretty weather here in California.
 I decided to make the laundry soap outside this time instead of
getting the "dust" all over my kitchen island.
 I have been adding 1 large bottle of laundry crystals to the mixture.
The laundry soap smells good without the crystals
 but I wanted to add a lavender scent. 
You can use essential oils too.
I twitch off & on adding it.
 My recipe makes a huge batch and will last a long time.
I have been making it for 7 years now and will make it for years to come!
Make a batch! 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Vintage Inspired Fridge Glass Containers!

 I love using vintage or vintage inspired kitchen glassware in my kitchen.
It reminds me of days gone by. 
 I have had these for a few years.
You can bake in them too!
 You can buy them HERE!
Do you use vintage or vintage inspired too?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Next Week The Unveiling ~ Trailer!

 I have gathered wares throughout last year and now putting the 
finishing touches on the re~do of my little trailer!
 Crocheted doilies, white ironware, crystal
 to lots of silver!
 From cottage to farmhouse style.
Everything I love!
Stay tuned! 
The unveiling is next week!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ridge & The Chickens!

This is my sweet Grandson Ridge.
He is adorable!

Ridge was his Dad's (Nathan our son) co-pilot on a trip to Southern CA and
they decided to drop by Grandma's for lunch & a visit!
Ridge loves the chickens and gathering eggs.
The chickens know he is gentle and don't 
mind a bit he is in their coop!
Most of my adult friends are afraid of the chickens
but when it comes to the little ones, there is no fear.
Come back soon Ridge!
The hens are calling ya'! xox

Monday, January 12, 2015

New Changes On My Blog!

Something very exciting is happening here at 
The Beehive Cottage!

Can you see it?
My 7 year old blog is getting a new look!

My very sweet & dear friend Sara at
is designing it for me. She has a couple things to add
and I am loving everything she has done so far! 
Thanks Sara … xo

Little by little I will be adding to the pink "theme" bar above that will be 
"a melting pot of goodness!" 
A place to easily find recipes, projects, etc.

Stay turned~in for an exciting year here at 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fairy Garden in the Making!

Want to help me name my little fairy?

This will be my first FAIRY GARDEN!
I am so excited and started to gather miniatures.
(The green birds are not part of it).

She will even have her own chicken & coop!
How cute is that?!

My chickens will be envious!

I now need to find the right container, soil, rocks & little plants.
I have a wonderful board on PINTEREST filled with tons of great ideas.

Have you ever made a fairy garden?
I will post pictures when it's done!!!