Wynter's Queen Epattern...


This epattern can be purchased for a *SPECIAL* price through Patternmart. If you have not already signed up for Patternmarts newsletter, I urge you to do so. They send out a weekly newsletter and it has discounted patterns on each newsletter. Patternmart also archives the weekly newsletters...so go and take a peek! I do have some other epatterns on there, from the past, at a discounted rate.

Here is a link to purchase Wynter's Queen at $4.50. You do have to sign-up in order to purchase on the Patternmart website, but it is really quite simple.  Snow is gently falling here, this is the second day in a row that is has been snowing. It is quite pretty and now it feels and looks like winter. Enjoy the day ;)  Cheers, ~Tonya


~Americana Snow Girl Dollie~

Merry Winter to each of you! The time sure gets away from us. Each year I say...I am going to shop in advance and get all of my things done early. Well, I did start shopping earlier than normal, but I still let some things that I needed linger until Friday. An yes, I did go to Wal-Mart yesterday for "normal" things that I needed around the house...boy-oh-boy! I had to actually wait for a cart! Yup! every single cart was being used or outside. Mind you, I live in a large city and it's normally always busy, but the parking lot was almost completely full as well. Let's just say....I could not wait to get out of there! I was so glad that I didn't have to try to "think" about what present to buy for what person on my list!

Even though I work full-time and have plenty of things to do...ALWAYS...I do make time to create. I do this partially for me, because it does take me to a happy place. My heart was aching for it and to create, well, it makes me HAPPY! Americana took me over two weeks to complete, but she is just the sweetest in person.

Americana is listed in my ETSY SHOPPE. She was fun to make....but I tell ya, I am a bit "rusty" at some of the techniques that I thought would be forever embedded in my head because I used to create every-single-day.  I used to create so much, that I did honestly take it for granted. Not creating for over two years makes me appreciate being able to create now, even more. Some will not understand that statement and others will understand it completely...

Americana has such an innocence about her. Christmas is just around the corner and I am ready, however, I have not made any cookies with my girls yet (and don't know if we will). As some of you know (and some may not know), I am still in the middle of a divorce and my girls went to their dad's house this weekend. This would have normally been our annual "Cookie Baking Weekend" at grandma's house! So much for that. Makes me sad. No, I have not baked any cookies without them. My heart just isn't into that. Enjoy your Christmas and make some Happy Memories with your families...I know I will. Blessings to each of you. ~Tonya



With the Christmas Season almost upon us I thought I would make an ANGEL. When I ran out of time a couple of years ago....I had a couple of bunnies that were waiting to be created and well, this is the last bunny that was in "parts" and she is finally finished! Meet ~Bella Believes~ my sweet angel bunny.

I sure enjoy creating again, however, I get lost in creating again and don't seem to pay attention to the time. With working full-time and having to get up early in the morning, I must start paying attention to that...

Bella is listed in my ETSY SHOPPE...

Enjoy your week and I hope you are also enjoying the Holiday Season as there are not many days left until Christmas. Many Blessings to each of you! Cheers, ~Tonya


It's about TIME...Don't ya think?

It has been way too long since I last created and I thought it was about dang time I made time to create again! I certainly will not be able to create as often as I used too, but I will take what I can get. When "LIFE" happened and I had to pick up the pieces and begin again, well, my creating took a back seat. I am now in the "drivers" seat and at full throttle! I intend to continue  to become more at peace with myself and starting over and I will continue to create again. That speaks volume in my eyes...

This is ~Miss Wynta Wishes~ my sweet bunny doll that waited over two years to be put together. I can relate to that and I wanted to create her before the end of the year. I have appropriately named her Wynta WISHES because although we all DREAM, we must remember to WISH. We must close our eyes tightly and WISH...

Miss Wynta Wishes is in my Etsy Shoppe is. I hope you can find time to take a peek or maybe you are just stopping by to say hello. Either way I have missed the wonderful friendships along the way as much as I have missed creating. Wishing each of you a Blessed Thanksgiving. Make some new memories. Cheers, ~Tonya


I know who I am...

I thought I would write a post and update those of you that still keep in touch and wonder how I am. I have been through quite a bit since the last post and I am still treading water and not very certain of the future and what the future may hold for me.  I am still smack dab in the middle of the "divorce" or lack there of....still waiting and wondering.

I know I am where I am at because at this time in my life this is right where I am supposed to be. At times I wonder how I got here....and yet, but don't we all wonder that at times?  Time seems to have a way of standing still and yet somehow it changes or doesn't it?  They say, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."  I feel I have changed for the better and I have grown as an individual, as a mother, as a daughter, and as a friend.

My Views in Life are Simple...

Give - but don't expect in return.

Love -but don't hold too tight.

Teach - because children learn what they live.

Cherish - appreciate all the little things in life.

Dream - but don't live with your head in the clouds.

Hope - for we all must believe in something.

Desire - but appreciate what you have.

Faith - is believing is what is true.

Kindness - we all must be sympathetic and understanding.

I know who I am and everything I stand for. I have self-worth. I have made sacrifices. I have given and still continue too. I have lost. I have fought. I have stumbled. I am strong. I am determined. I love. I cherish. I dream. I hope. I have faith. I desire. I love and I won't give up! Do you know who you are? Do you know how far you have come? Do you know where you are going? I am a strong believer in, "If you see it, you can achieve it!".....if  you believe.

Each of us are fighting our very own battle. Be kind. Be understanding. Be supportive. Listen. Be brave and be who you are meant to be and everything else will fall in to place! I am, who I am because of what I have been through. I will continue to give, to love, to teach, to cherish, to dream, to hope, to desire, to have faith and to be kind. I won't give up! I must always, always, always remember to put one foot in front of the other.