Category Archives: Sentimental

Sarah’s Stitches: Custom Hand Embroidery You HAVE To See

23rd August 2017


Are you familiar with hand embroidery?  Girl, I wasn’t either and IT IS GLORIOUS and such a beautiful and intricate craft! The art below is the PERFECT, unique, and customizable gift that you can give, wear or decorate your home with!

Sarah from Sarah’s Stitches make the most INCREDIBLE custom and one-of-a-kind hand embroidery art pieces and jewelry.  It’s been a long time since something impressed me this much. She has raw talent and the detail makes me tired just looking at it.

It’s an old fashioned art, but with a modern and custom flare that makes me want to embroider my eye balls to a hoop of it so that I can never look away!

See the bottom of this post for a chance to win one of these pieces!


And now for your chance to win!

You know it is your heart’s desire to win this cactus necklace…

Win this 1.5″ wood mini embroidery hoop pendant on a 30″ brass chain and make your other jewelry necklace that they aren’t handmade.

To enter:

FOLLOW Sarah and her party pants on our Instagram accounts and COMMENT on the post with the Win Me image above.  Be sure to take note that Sarah’s Instagram has an “e” between Sarah and Stitches.  I made that mistake once before.  If you already follow us, GREAT! Just leave a comment as an entry ON OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS and for good measure, give this post a share on Facebook.

Winner will be announced this Friday on our Instagram accounts!  Happy winning! Thanks to Sarah for letting me share her work and for giving the ole’ party pants a giveaway!

Unique & Sentimental Gift Idea

3rd December 2015



Honk, honk…I’m about to toot my own horn so I went ahead and gave a honking before I began.

I have the most awesome gift idea lists on my blogs with lots of really creative, sentimental, and personal gift choices.  You can search gift ideas in the search box to find my 3 posts of gifts.

I came up with this  gift idea on one of my lists and decided to do it for my mom for Mother’s Day. All four of my siblings went in on it together.

I found a picture of my mother’s childhood home and had an artist, my friend Blake Parsons, to draw it for her.  This is an 8 x 10 inking on high quality paper.  He did all of this by making dots with the ink.  NO LINES, free hand dots to build each and every line and image.  UNBELIEVABLE!  It turned out perfect.

My mom adopted four children when we were all older so they never got to meet and spend time with my mom’s parent’s or have the memories from their home like we did.  This gift doubles as a house warming gift since they recently moved but even more so, it’s a little piece of her life that can be handed down to my youngest siblings so that they will have a piece of my mom’s childhood with them always.

You could have an artist copy a photo or image of ANY special person, pet, place, or object.   I’m in LOVE with all of the things that make a present like this special.  We are giving this to her this week (yes, really late) and she will be so surprised.  Who would expect a gift like this?



Can you imagine how many dots this took?!!!!!



He added the address to the bottom and the flowers on either side are significant.  They are tulip magnolias which are the blooms from the large tree in the front of the house.  It’s sort of an inseparable memory of that house and since the house was sold and her parents died, I’ve been back and cut blooms and surprised her with them.


An up-close detail shot.  Did I say already that I can’t believe a human being can make this entirely with DOTS!!!!!!  So proud of my talented friend.  Click his name on the link above if you are interested in giving or receiving a one of kind gift done by an artist.