Thursday, April 21, 2011

Goody Goody Gum Drops


It is not often you have the opportunity to craft with brown felt at Christmas time unless you are making a herd of reindeer. But brown is such a lovely color, and truly the only color that can be a gingerbread man.


Oh my gosh! What an adorable gingerbread man this brown felt turned out to be. I chose the most wonderful shade of vintage blue buttons and matched thread to them for his eyes. Ol' Blue Eyes has nothing on this Christmas heralder.


Of course if you make a gingerbread, gum drops are soon to follow. Try thinking "gingerbread". See, you automatically next think, "gum drops". They just had to be!



And of course, when you begin thinking of gingerbread and gumdrops, it's only natural your thoughts drift to your favorite board game as a child, Candyland. Well then, you need gumdrop trees to compleet the scene..


So here they all are just as Cute as Can Be and joyful as possible to send Christmas cheer your way!


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This post just makes me smile. It's so colorful and happy.






44 comments:

NanE said...

E, I am so excited for you, what a wonderful new journey for you. I be watching to see what you are up to! Hugs and blessings, Nan
PC, that Gingerbread Man is so cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A kit would be great for someone like me, Elizabeth! I think this is a great next step for you and your wonderful creations, too. Of course, I love your gingerbread man - with the face I've come to love, that you make for these wonderful creations!

GardenofDaisies said...

This is such an exciting opportunity for you, Elizabeth!! And it sounds like you are working with good people! Wishing you the best of everything in your newest adventure!

Jane said...

Looking forward to the "Gingerbread Christmas" publications/products! Please keep us posted. Who knows what further windows will open for you and for Beth?!
xoxo Jane-Jacksonville

Cindy said...

Yep I can see you doing this! You have always had a gracious and giving heart.So many of us out here in Blogland have been on the the giving side of your creations.And for that we all love you and care for you. What you are now doing..most wouldn't do..they would go for the big moola.Not you..God knew who to send Beth too.
With this He will honor what you do ..because you are doing this from the heart not for greed.

We have all felt like your creations should be in magazines...now others who don't live in this precious neighborhood of Blogville...well... they will be able to see what we see...absolute cuteness...year round.

Congratulations my sweet friend.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

PS LuLu is spending the evening celebrating Miss Emma's 1 st birthday tonight. I will send you a picture.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

you deserve this next step in life and your crafting journey..you are one talented gal! Super excited for you and congrats...a BIG CONGRATS!

annemarie said...

This is so exciting - I am so glad Beth has opened the doors for recognition of your talent!! You deserve this wonderful opportunity.

nanapeggy said...

Glad to hear that you are still creatively breathing and going forward with your talent. btw-thaks for the extra cute things that came with my purchase in the closing of the craft room. You are so kind and very generous. You go girl!

Anita Kehn said...

This truly is wonderful for you and Beth both. And what a lovely lovely compliment she gave about your blog being your ministry. That's the nicest thing anyone could say about a blog. Sometimes the open windows are nicer than the open door!! Love...

Lorraine said...

I've only just recently found you and I am glad that I did. I have been enamored with your creativity. Such sweet designs. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for you. Congratulations.

Suzann said...

What a wonderful opportunity for such a talented lady.
I do love all your creations and so enjoy reading your blog.
Wishing you the Best!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Val said...

I don't quite know what is happening in your life. The last few posts I have read have seemed full of sadness and ending. I am happy that you feel that this new venture is a beginning for you. I am very excited that I found your penny rug patterns and have made the chocolate rabbit penny rug for my table centre piece this Esater. Thank you for the pattern and thank you for wanting to continue sharing.

Debbie Doughty said...

That is such wonderful news, Elizabeth! I can't think of anyone more deserving. You are truly blessed, and truly a blessing!

Nan said...

Well I am not the least bit surprised by this. I am so glad you have been 'discovered' by someone who can take your patterns and make something big happen with them. The best to you E and have a great Easter with your family. Nan

Home and Heart said...

Your blog and giving has always touched those of us who followed you. Now your creative spirit can touch many more. Bless Beth's heart in her struggle, and yours.

Debby said...

Oh E. Beth said it perfectly when she said this is your ministry. Isn't it amazing that God opens these windows. I am so happy for you. I also can't wait to see this all happen. You have a gift with your talent. Proud of you!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Am I surprised? Not.one.bit. Am i thrilled for you? Completely! Elizabeth, you have always underestimated your talents. Your felt creations are just amazing to me. I'm so glad you are able to find a new creative outlet and I hope you continue to share your journey when you feel like it...I've been missing you and was so glad to see you stopped by today. I'm sure you're busy with wedding plans. Blessings to you and your family - have a wonderful Easter. xoxo Nancy

Patti said...

Hello E - how generous and kind this is, and how rewarding, too. I love your heart - and I am looking forward to watching for new patterns in the future. What a wonderful ministry! LOVE IT!
Hugs, Patti

marie said...

How very exciting Elizabeth!!
I don't comment very often at all -but I really wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. The colors and you beautiful creations make me smile on each visit.
I'm so glad that your sweet designs will be available for people beyond your blog!
Thank you for the patterns today ~ I LOVE the gumdrop trees!!

Suz said...

Elizabeth,
I could just cry my eyes out. I am so excited for both of you. I can't wait to see what happens next. I could not have said it but I agree with the comment about this being your ministry. How profound of Beth.
Speaking of profound, your response on my blog absolutely blew me out of the water and (once again) made me all teary. I think you are so right about the meaning of the little gifts. They are how those of use who create say, "I care." I have thought that. You expressed it so well.
Sending you huge hugs. You are a wonderful woman, E.
Suz

Suz said...

Elizabeth,
I could just cry my eyes out. I am so excited for both of you. I can't wait to see what happens next. I could not have said it but I agree with the comment about this being your ministry. How profound of Beth.
Speaking of profound, your response on my blog absolutely blew me out of the water and (once again) made me all teary. I think you are so right about the meaning of the little gifts. They are how those of use who create say, "I care." I have thought that. You expressed it so well.
Sending you huge hugs. You are a wonderful woman, E.
Suz

Angela said...

Congrats! All of the patterns are sweet as ever! I'm blessed to be gifted with your pom pom chickie w/ the bunny ears from Jenny of Jenny's Heart for our Easter Swap! :)

vivian said...

E! that is sooo awesome! I'll be in line to get my copy!!
Happy Easter girlfriend
xoxo
vivian

My Vintage Mending said...

Wonderful pattern with such cute character all in the stitches....so happy. Could not have happened to a better lady. Many more blessings your way....smiles...Renee

Denise said...

Wonderful!You deserve it.I'm so excited for you.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Wow...you go girl! Enjoy!

ferdigal54 said...

Elizabeth, I am so happy for you and Beth. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your new creations.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh!! That is cuter than cute!! I am so proud of you E!!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Eeeks! So cute and I wish I could give you a big squeeze! ♥

Jennifer Bontrager said...

Oh I am so excited for you! I will be the first to buy some of your kits. God bless you!

~~Carol~~ said...

Congrats, Elizabeth! I always thought that you could be making a fortune licensing your ideas, and yet you so kindly shared them here for free. You deserve this recognition, and I wish you tons of success!
Happy Easter!
Carol

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Elizabeth, this is marvelous news! Can't wait to see how it all turns out! Your talent is amazing and I am so glad you will be able to share in a new way.

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

Always wishing blessings for my sweet blogging friend. Yes, your blog always brings a smile to each who visit.
xo,
Mary Lou

Pieceful Bits said...

Ahhhhhhhhh....An open window!
I've missed you. Blessings to you and Beth! Your talent not only lies in crafting, it is revealed in your story telling and caring heart.
Much Love,
Julie

cupcake studio said...

As someone who knew you "from work," you are so deserving of this blessing! Your creative talents are like none other and your oh-so sweet personality is contagious. Wishing you all good things! Happy Spring! -Tami

Ina said...

Oh goody!! I can't WAIT to be able to purchase a pattern kit from you!! ;0

I'm late to your blog so I am thrilled to read that a new chapter is starting and I get to read chapter 2 from the beginning.

Melody said...

I am crying tears of joy for you this Easter morning! I have been visiting your blog to admire all your lovely creations and wondering when someone might approach you with a golden opportunity! Congratulations on your new endeavor!

Pauline said...

I have been reading your posts for over a year now and love your creativity. People are sent to us for a reason, and you two have met for the benefit of you both. All the best for both of your futures

suz said...

You are both pretty special, Elizabeth.

Lynne said...

Oh. How. Wonderful.!!! -And yes, a ministry and a blessing!

Paper Dolls said...

No one has ever deserved this more than you! Congratulations!! I can hardly wait to see the products and to buy them!

pam said...

Congratulations on the new adventure!
I have always admired your creations and I just never had it in me to go out and purchase the supplies.
Keep us posted as to when this will be available.

I hope you are feeling better in your daily life. I think of you often. pam

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Just stumbled upon you...am so glad that i did!! Adorable adorable!

Jessica said...

I have been searching for a great "gumdrop how to." This is perfect! It turns out I was using the wrong shape for the body. How did you attach the base to the body?

Thanks so much!