Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Yes you heard correct....FREE, FREE & more FREE!!!
First is my BLOG GIVEAWAY for one of my sweet little handcrafted patchwork pincushions, so all you "stitchers" and friends leave a comment on this post and I will enter your name into a drawing which will be held on MARCH 11 - ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!
And the freebies just keep coming. Make any purchase of $25.00 or more on my website (www.cottagegatedesigns.com) during the month of March and be entered into a drawing to win a special FREE GIFT - one of my hanging pocket pillows custom made for you in fabrics and colors you choose!!!
How fun is that???? Good luck girls!!!
Posted by Amy @ The Cottage Gate at 7:37 AM
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Well, I've gotten behind on my blogging I'm sorry to say....but better late than never I always say.
I have been a busy bee creating lots of new lovelies for my website, boutique and my auctions. Check them out below....and check back soon for a new blog giveaway in the near future!!
Posted by Amy @ The Cottage Gate at 1:09 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
Well, the holidays are behind us and I have been getting inspired with all my wonderful antique Valetine postcard images. Here are my first creations, now available in my Ebay auctions, my MMP boutique and my website. I absolutely love the charm of these images. I will also be doing some hanging pocket pillows, some crazy quilt heart pillows and hopefully get to some altered art fabric Valentine pillows.
Check back for my latest designs and have a wonderful Winter day, wherever you are in the world!!
Posted by Amy @ The Cottage Gate at 7:22 AM
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I have just marked all Christmas pillows, ornaments and stockings, a whopping 50% off on my website!!
I am already planning for the new year - so many creations are brewing around in my head. Check back soon for updates.
Posted by Amy @ The Cottage Gate at 7:18 AM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I hope everyone is having a wonderful December, enjoying the "hustle and bustle" of the Holiday season. I am currently offering a 15% discount on your total order at my website www.cottagegatedesigns.com.
Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!!
Posted by Amy @ The Cottage Gate at 9:06 AM
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
In honor of the MMP Blog Cookie exchange, I had to share our cookie tradition in our family. There is nothing special about the recipe, just a simple time worn Rolled Sugar Cookie from the old Betty Crocker cookbook. My sister and I made these cookies with my mom when we were little, and I have made them with my children since they could reach the counter. The key to these cookies is to chill the dough for several hours, and then the rolling and cutting can begin, in between nibbling on the dough because it is hands down, truly the best cookie dough to eat. The other key to these cookies is barely cooking them - we cook them about 6 minutes, so once they cool out of the oven they are nice and soft.
Then the frosting begins, a simple powdered sugar frosting with milk and a touch of vanilla. We mix up colors and I let the kids do whatever they want. They like to swirl all the colors sometimes, and some years they use sprinkles. They are so good we usually gobble them all up in a matter of days. So simple, yet so delectable. I think this year we will make a triple recipe so they will last longer!
I have almost completed my Christmas decorating....I do so enjoy getting it all out each year and setting up all the things I have collected over the years. I think I get more nostalgic each year, as my kids get older and things change.
~ Some of my Christmas Treasures ~
My special "Twas the Night Before Christmas" dishes set up in my old china hutch - a gift from my husband.
The start of my vintage Santa collection, and my grandma's old "Twas the Night Before Christmas" book, from when she was a girl.
Posted by Amy @ The Cottage Gate at 7:42 AM