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October 25, 2009

~I"M TASSELED OUT & GIVE AWAY WINNER IS~

Hello Girls, I'm joining in with Tam at The Gyspy's Corner for 3 or more Tuesday....




And Susan at Between Naps on the porch for Met Monday... I hope all of you had a great weekend...Mine was super...My grand daughter Candace came and spend the whole day with me on Saturday...She's the light of my life and we have so much fun when we get together...She and I did not one but two tablescapes...Oh Joy Oh Joy!! how much easier it was to have help and she's got such wonderful ideas...Will show you one this Thurday...




Now Candace loves to do crafts with me ever since she was a little girl, Now I have seen all these Beautiful Tassel's all over Blogland...And then Melissa at Heart and Home send me one.... If you like to see it click Here... Well at that point I was hooked THANKS Melissa another fine mess you got me into ha ha!!





I found these little snow men at the Dollar Tree and thought they would be so cute made into tassels...Got me a dow pin at Lowe's and had Len cut it into pieces for me...As I need a base to work off...






I drilled a hole at the top of the hat and put in an eye hook...Painted the eye hook and dow pin to blend in...











Cut my ribbons...Largest ones start at the bottom...then work your way up...











I just kept adding ribbons and trims until I got it the way I wanted it...Now to make the loops just glue the ribbon on the base then loop it and glue again...It's hard for me to take pictures and hold the ribbion at the same time...But you get the idea...






Now this is my little snow man Tassle....So easy and very fun to make...











This one I just made on Friday...I think it's my favorite one because of the Bust and it goes great in my living room with all my other Busty Girls ha ha!!




A sweet Christmas Bell...Candace made one of these yesterday in Mary Engelbreit colors for her kitchen...





I love these goofy legs on these things...I cut them off and then reattached them...














This one I made for Candace for her living room as it's her colors..





Love the feather one...






Now I know all of you didn't come by just to see me do my Tassel happy Dance ha ha!! So lets get to the winner of my 1 year give away... I had 107 people that tossed their names in the hat...however I minus out 2 because one was my Daughter Dawna and another one was my grand son Josh...So I went to Mr. Random Number thingy and put my numbers in....And it Came up number 36....DRUM ROLL PLEASE...that would be Cathy at " Millie Fleur " Congrations my friend..Please email me your Address so I can get your box of Goodies all packed up to you...My Email is on my profile page...
I want to Thank all of you that entered my give away...Now I have only 2 more post's before I hit my 200 post...And I also have my give away all ready for that...It really has been a fun year for me in Bloggerville and getting to meet so many caring and sharing ladies...I have truly enjoyed my time in this neighborhood... I also would like to Thanks through that have watch my journey this year and the new ones that will watch my journey from now on...
May all of you Have a safe and Blessed day on your side of the mountain...
Hugs and smiles Glria

64 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, your tassels are all just wonderful. I love them. You really made so many and such wonderful and different styles. Also, congratulations to the winner. I know she will be so excited. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations to the winner! You and your Granddaughter did a great job on the tassels. - very pretty.

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats to sweet Cathy! She is a lucky lady these days! She will be thrilled with all of this beauty and wonderful items from you.

Now look at you Mom making all of these GORGEOUS tassels! You are truly so talented at it! I'm so happy I helped inspire you with the precious swan. You sure deserved a wonderful gift like her to cherish.

Have a great week.
~Melissa the NC daughter. :)

Lynn said...

Oh. My. God!!!
I love that busty tassel!
Why have I never seen the tassels before!?
I love them and so many ideas are screaming through my head right now!!!
Thank you!

xinex said...

Congrats to the winner! Too bad it isn't me :-) Gloria, I love ALL the tassels you created. How can you be so talented! First, the lampshades, not tassleing. What can't yo do, girl? My fave is the bust too....Christine

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

goodness that's a lotta tassels! love the first one...

sarah

Lori said...

Oh my! I can't decide on which one of your tassels I love the most! Glad you told us how to do it I might just have to give it a try. E and I are going to Hobby Lobby and the dollar store this week. Look what all of my friends are getting me into.LOL Love everyone's great ideas.

mbkatc230 said...

Congratulations to Cathy! Such a beautiful giveaway Gloria. And I love the tassels! You are so creative, and these are just wonderful. I really love the little bell one for Christmas, what a fun idea. Have a wonderful week. Kathy

SmilingSally said...

Oh, Gloria, you make it look so easy, but I think with my clumsy hands it wouldn't be. I'm going to have to TRY to make a tassel. Yours are so adorable!

NM said...

Those tassels are sensational! I love each and every one of them.
Happy day and best wishes, NM.

Jessica said...

Gloria! I love your tassles....the busty girl is my favorite, too....but they are all special. I have a special place in my heart for snowmen...lol.

Congratulations to the winner!

Big hugs~ J

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The tassels are wonderful, Gloria! Beautiful!

Congratulations to Cathy on winning your fabulous giveaway.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Now that's what I call creative!!!

When visiting my post, be sure to click on the "Follow" button if you like what you see. This way we can share one anothers creativity!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, I'm wiping away my tears of disappointment and congratulating Cathy...she's a lucky lady! Your tassles are darling and all so different. I just love how blogging has jump started my decorating bug again. Have a great day!

Sue

Queenie said...

Good Morning Gloria!
Those tassels you make are so adorable...some are sooo cute, while others are pretty and elegant...they are all so unique! I especially love the bust one, and that little teapot! Great job!
Congratulations to the very lucky winner of your giveaway! Hope you have a great day...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Madeline's Album said...

Love the tassels you and your granddaughter made. Very pretty.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your tassels are beautiful Gkloria! Love that you shared the tip of glueing a base onto the bottom. I was fixin' to (I'm sure you know thta Texans are always "fixin' to" do something LOL) make a tassel out of a mini-pumpkin ornament but was just going to try glueing the ribbons onto the base which probably would have been messy-looking. I bet a thread spool would work perfectly!

Tootsie said...

your tassles are all incredible!!! I love seeing what you create!
congratulations to the winner of your wonerful draw....and yes...I am weeping that it was not me....sob sob...sniff sniff!
have a good day mom
Love you...and I have lots to share with you...maybe I will call you tomorrow..

Justine said...

Dammit, I knew I wouldn't win! But, congrats to the lucky girl. :o )~~~ Okay yeah, I had to stick my tongue out at her.

Gloria, those tassles are fantastic! I think my favorite is the feathers, but then I also love the blue and brown one. Hell, I love them all!

Justine :o )

Lynette said...

Love your tassels Gloria - they are beautiful! I have ordered a couple for me and one for mom and our new houses and CANNOT wait to unpack them!! Your's came out fab!

Congrats to the lucky winner -

"Blossom" said...

That bust one is so awesome; it's all my colors. Girl, you did wonderful. Congrads to the lucky winner too. Have a good week, gloria.

Rettabug said...

These are beyond delicious! Why can't I think of this when I look at stuff in Dollar Tree???
You did a great job on all of them.
I ADORE the little teapot one.

p.s. Congrats to Cathy on winning a wonderfully generous give-away. :D

♥ Rettabug

Anita said...

How beautiful...the snowman and the bust lady...all are soooooo cute. Great job and thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to try my hand.

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Ooohhhh...I'm loving all of your fabulous tassels, Girl!!! So glad that you did a post and reveal!!! I just know that you and Candace had the times of your lives...I'm so happy that she lives close to you where you can enjoy one another's company!!! You know...I love crafting but it's even more fun when you have a "crafting buddy"! My mama and I used to sit for hours and craft together...I sure do miss her! I just talked to her last week, the 22nd was her birthday! She was painting more red barns on white plates...ohhh, you should see them...they're gorgeous! She's a very talented artist! Anyway...so happy that you and Candace had so much fun together! I love the pretty blue and brown tassle that you made for her livingroom...love that pretty fleur de lis ribbon! I'll have to look for some of that!

Well...I was trying to pick a favorite but quite honestly...they're all gorgeous!!! I really do like the little snowmen! Love those "dangly legs"! hehe! Sis, I already have some of those darling little red cardinals on the pinecones...I bought a couple of them from my Dollar Tree the other day...also got a couple of the ones sitting on the acorns too! You know how I love my birds! Hehe! Girl, I love all that pretty feathery trim that you used...where did you find that? It really adds to the tassels...so pretty! Dang...you're such a creative and talented gal! Sure wished we lived closer...we'd have so much fun!!! Hey...why don't ya'll move out here to Colorado...we have a bunch of land, of course, it's all flat land! Hehe! But we're only a couple of hours from the mountains! Hmmm...sounds like a deal to me!!! wink!

Well Darlin'...what do you have going for this week? Have you heard back on any of Len's tests yet? Let me know when you do...okay! Hey...I bought a fireplace mantle...want to do a faux fireplace in my living room on that wall where I have all the white trim panels! I'm hoping to get the mantle tomorrow! That'll keep me busy for awhile! Hehe!

Shoot..now I'm writin' books on your blog...should have just emailed you I guess! I do want to shout out a great big Congratulations to Cathy at Mille Fleur for winning your fabulous anniversary giveaway (lucky gal!) I tell you what...it couldn't have gone to a sweeter lady...she's a real sweetheart!!! Congrats Cathy!!! and thank you so much, Sis...for having this fabulous giveaway and again...Happy Blogaversary!!! I'm looking forward to your 200th post anniversary too!!! Maybe I'll be luckier on that one...wink!

Love ya Sis...
Chari

Heather said...

i love all the tassels! i think my favorite is the bust, lol.
congrats to the winner of your give away! wow, almost to 200 posts too?! woo hoo!

ImagineCozy said...

What a wonderful talent. Tassels add so much to a room, and you have so many different styles. Very nice.

Angela

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I love all your tassels especially the bust Lady and the little Christmas snowmen.
Congratulations to Cathy! on winning your fabulous giveaway.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, would you look at all of the tassel love going on here! Girl, you are GOOD! Love them all. So cute! :-)

And congrats to Cathy on winning my giveaway. ;-) LOL! I hope she enjoys my goodies that SHE won. ;-)

I've been a little under the weather (kidney stone), and I haven't had a chance to get to the pack and ship. I will get there before Kyra truns eighteen! LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, your tassels are lovely. Thanks so much for showing us how to do this. I cannot wait to try this!!!!!!!

Congratulation to Cathy.

Big hugs to you, sweetheart!
Barb ♥

carolinajewel said...

You are just a tassel making goddess! Love them all! :D Jewel

9405018--Pat said...

wow love your tassels!congrats to the winner...Pat H

Cathy said...

Gloria...I can't believe I won...how wonderful!!!

I am so sorry I have not responded until now...I have only been blogging a lttle bit lately...my youngest son has been recovering from H1N1...it's been terrible...he is fine now and back at school but I am so behind with my stuff.

I am such a lucky girl I can't believe it...really!!!

Thank you...thank you...thank you!!!

Did I say thank you?!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Cathy said...

Oh...I almost forgot...your tassels are gorgeous!!!

XOXO
Cathy

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Congrats to the winner! She sure won some great goodies.

Love love love all those tassels! It's something I want to try someday and it was good to get the inspiration and some ideas for how to do them. I think that I especially like the little teapot tassel.

Kady

josh said...

hey grandma, I love the decorations you and Candace did. Hey I got a suprise for you. Well I'm not sure if my mom has told you yet but it has to do with Kyra. I will send you some pictures on you email. It's nothing bad at all. She is officially beautifull.lol

tales from an oc cottage said...

Those are just fabulous!!!

m ^..^

Tootsie said...

Mom...I need you to go to my blog ASAP....I have something for you to see...
Love Ya!!!even if you made me work! lol

Picket said...

Morning girl!!!! Love those beautiful tassels...and congrats to the giveaway winner....what some treasures she will have! Just wanted to come by and say love you girl and I hope you are having a great week!

Deborah said...

WOW, those were so nice. I jumped over from Tootsie Time! You have a beautiful blog! I'm glad to meet you! Have a nice day! Deborah

kimmcl said...

Hello Miss GLoria~ I was just visiting Tootsie's blog and she did a wonderful tribute to you. I couldn't have said it any better than she did - you are like a mom to alot of us. Always love reading your encouraging words on my blog. Love, Kim

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

How talented you two are...these are wonderful!!! Thanks for the diy.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I love them all! but I did see a teapot tassel that would look perfect in my tea cup room.
I think I might try to make one.
A very fun post.
Enjoy your day and keep creating,
Elizabeth

Libby Murphy said...

Tassels are such great lagniappes an you really have your creativity in high gear! Everything looks great!
Happy Twirls

Dirt Princess said...

Those are just beyond precious!!! I love them!

Poppedijne said...

What truly wonderful tassels you have made. I'm sad my cats would find these exellent playthings otherwise I would for sure buy some of them.

Dawn said...

Wow Gloria, you have been so busy! Your tassels are great. All so different, it's hard to choose a favorite.

I found an adorable witch tassel for halloween at Michaels and put her on a wreath. You can see it on my "I've been Boo-ed" post from yesterday.

Congrats to Cathy, I love visiting her blog. I'm way behind on getting my giveaway done.

Is it a blustery day on the mountain? Blowing like crazy here.
Hugs,
Dawn

Carrie said...

I love all your tassel designs...makes me want to start my own collection to replace the regular tassels I have around my house! Have a great week!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Gloria absolutely love the tassels. I can't wait to get started. I have just about give up on all the Christmas decorating as I just can't pull and tug all those boxes and things out of the attic. I am going to make some of these to decorate with and give them away at Christmas when everyone is here. They can take their pick. That way it will give me something to do, but I won't have to put them all away.
Just came from Tootsie's place and I why she loves you so.
QMM

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Gloria,
Where can I buy one girl? Your tassels are fabulous, you need a shop!! Congrats to the lucky winner too, she is going to love her loot! Honestly, you sure are talented! Hugs, Cindy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Gloria,
I so love the tassels that you made. I so love the cardinal one. That is my favorite. It is beautiful. Brings the outdoors in. Many thanks for sharing with us today.

Thank you for your posts and thoughts that you have sent me through this saddened time in our lives. Amy touched so many people, and she loved all of the cards and gifts that were sent to her. It will give Debbie many memories to cherish for a long time to come.

Thank you my friend, thank you. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria!
Congratulations to Cathy. She is such a wonderful gal. Love her blog.
Omgosh, I love this post! I've been wanting to make tassels but wondered how to get started! You did such a great job, my friend! Wow! I love visiting your blog. :)
Have a wonderful evening.
Sandra

{ L } said...

Oh fun post! Those tassels are adorable! I love the bell and the snowman in the tutorial! Thank you so much for this idea!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria you are just amazing!! Seeing all these great tassels- reading Tootsie's blog about the wonderful little gift you sent- you are just always doing! Do you sleep friend! And then on top of it you have beautiful fingernails- yes - I saw that lovely paint job and no glue even on it!

Well you made me very tired seeing how hard you have been working so I am going to bed now!

blessings
mary

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Gloria! Wow! I am so impressed! You are one talented lady! I love that "busty" one...it's really so very you...matches your decor perfectly! Congrats to the winner of your very generous giveaway! Enjoy the rest of your week, Ma'am!! Hugs...Debbie

PEA said...

Oooooh, I just love the tassels, what a brilliant idea! You are so creative, it always leaves me in awe:-)

Congratulations on your giveaway winner, no doubt she will be thrilled with everything:-) xox

Sandy said...

Gloria,
I hope you have started to feel better, thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments. Girl I love those tassels. I have to get started making some. I have so many project started, I will never get them all finished. That is one of the good things about our weather here, I have about four months of down time to get my projects finished before it is outside time again. Talk to you soon.
Sandy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Gloria,
Such talent....looks "easy" for YOU!! They are so nice and someday I may try to make one...
Congrat's to the winner also :) Lots of wonderful gifts she will receive.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Just stopping in to say hello and see how you're doing! Wanted to let you know that we're under a "winter's storm warning"...it's supposed to start snowing this afternoon through Friday! They said that we could get up to 14 inches. That doesn't sound too bad but we always get all the wind with it out where we live...yep, that means blizzard and white-outs! We went in and got groceries last night so we'd be stocked up...got gas for the generator...and have plenty of firewood just in case we lose our electricity! I sure hope not but we're prepared if we do. Anyway, just wanted to let you know...in case we do lose our power for a few days...you won't worry whats happened to me! hehe! Russell is supposed to be bringing my new fireplace mantle home with him tonight...I'm so excited!

Well Darlin'...hope that my note finds you well! Was just thinking about you!!!

Love you, Sis...
Chari

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thank you for the wonderful directions -- These are just the cutest tassels!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

WOW! These are amazing, Gloria! I am soooo impressed. They are beautiful and adorable! I do love that bust one, too. Shoot, I love them all! I don't think I would have ever figured out how to make one! Great job! Congrats to the winner of your generous give-a-way!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

You're so talented! Your tassels are beautiful! I think you could do very well with an Etsy shop between your pretty lamps and tassels. ☺♥☺

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, your tassels are fabulous! You are a genius to figure out how to do that and to make them look so great! You could sell those. Your talents never cease to amaze me! Congratulations to Cathy. Since I didn't win, I'm so glad it did go to such a nice person person! laurie

Tardevil said...

I am so excited to find out how to make tassels! I didn't think it could be that hard, but couldn't figure out how to do it. Love the blue and brown one you made for Candace, but I'm w/ you, the "bust" is my favorite! Thanks for the tutorial! Congrats to your giveaway winner. Liked your nail polish too! LOL!

Pat said...

I just found your blog and love it! The tassels are beautiful ~ you are quite talented. I also think you've given me the courage to try them. Thank you!