I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How can you tell you are getting old?

You can tell you are getting old when you see all of the toys you had as a kid in antique stores. They are advertised as "vintage" and priced three or four times higher than what they originally cost. I was Holly Hobbie crazy when I was little. I had the original Holly Hobbie sewing machine when it first came out...I just found it on Ebay. Instead of lemonade stands my friends and I used to have craft stands in the front yard. Thank you to all those people that bought our horrible crafts. Actually I think my Mom bought most of them, probably because she felt sorry for us. Thanks Mom!! I know they were horrible because she still has some of them.


mrsb said...

Oh, my gosh, I loved Holly Hobbie! I had this great tiny little doll house with her - she had a wood stove and a tiny cast iron skillet.

My daughter had one of the new, hoochy mama Holly Hobbies a couple of years ago. It broke my heart to see her like that!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Oh your post gave me a big laugh. I also LOVED Holly Hobbie. What is even more funny all these years 2 things I couldn't get rid of were my Holly Hobbie doll and my Holly Hobbie purse. Being the purse lover that I am my very first purse that I have a memory of was my Holly Hobbie one and both the purse and the doll I still have in a tub in my basement. Too funny.


Jesslee said...

I noticed in one of your posts you went to the bead show in Kansas City and was just wondering if you live close to KC?

Firefly Hill said...

Just found your site and I love everything!!

The Design Girl said...

Just wanted to tell you that I love your blog and website! The dog collars (and everything else) are so cute!

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