Saturday, April 28, 2007

As a Proud member of, Beloved-Creations is excited to participate in the “Pink Diamond Event”.

Every year Make Mine Pink likes to do something special to honor our valued customers, clients and friends . This year we’re making Make Mine Pink history with an exciting six month contest. Starting May 1st and ending October 31st! In all, $2500 worth of fabulous pink prizes will be awarded throughout the contest with a Grand Prize of a genuine pink diamond pendant.

There are three ways win fabulous PINK PRIZES!

1.By just visiting the e-boutiques at Make Mine Pink and locating the six diamonds hidden among the participating Pink Boutiques. (each month the locations of the pink diamonds will change) Please feel free to enter each month!

2. Spot a Make Mine Pink member wearing her pink rhinestone MMP pin as she goes about her day to day activities and get a FREE ENTRY.

3. Make a donation to your favorite women’s charity. Send us a copy of the receipt and get a FREE ENTRY.

A monthly prize will be awarded for May, June, July, August and September entries with a grand prize awarded for the month of October. It’s that easy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Ways to Use Tea Towels and Guest Towels

I have several tea towels and guest towels for sale in my
shop. So how else could you use them if not for towels?

Well you could --

Cut them up and frame them
Make a pillow out of them (just fold over and sew)
Add some ribbon and make a chair back tie on -- purchase 4 for $50
Make small curtains from a matching set - purchase 2 for $25
Make quilt blocks out of them.

I'm sure there are many things I haven't even thought of. Don't see a design? I have thousands -- Just email me at

Taking a Break

I'm taking a break from office work and machine embroidery today to do some hand embroidery. I started out learning hand embroidery before I was able to start my business and I still enjoy it. This kitchen towel sold before I could even finish. The matching one has some yellow spots on it that I'm not sure will come out when finished so I'm still going to finish it I'll do somthing else with it if the stains don't come out. I've had this set for years so I guess it is really not good to keep things too long in a storage box.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

April Showers

It amazes me every time I stop and think about it. I have 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. How did this happen. I'm not old -- I'm only in my 50's. But yet I feel as though I am a patriarch of a dynasty of people. None of them depend on me, yet as a grandmother and great-grandmother I will shape their lives just by my exsistance. My mother has passed away but my grandmother is still living at the age of 92. That means she is at the top of 6 generations. I also knew my great-great grandmother and great-grandmother. The women in my family live long lives.

What do I want my future generations to know about me when they think of me. I only have to go as far as my grandmother to know I want them to know I am a strong woman. I worked hard, I over came everything that life threw at me. I love having my own small business. I always wanted to have a small farm with chickens, goats, lambs, and vegetables. That even with a disability I was a person who wanted to make my way in life.

Beloved Creations In The News

I was very fortunate to receive a Bernina Artista 730e sewing machine through the Virginia Department of Rehabilatitive Services to start my own sewing business. The Denbigh House of Newport News, a work day setting for individuals with brain injuries, featured my business in their newsletter. I have since made sports shirts with The Denbigh House logo on them.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Tea Towels and Guest Towels

Each of these towels are $15. Please email me at for an invoice.

April Showers

I live in East Virginia near Williamsburg and the flowering trees are in bloom at their peak. Other flowers are starting to bloom and tulips are breaking ground. I have dusted my little patio and put the plants out to make a homey little spot to relax in. I am ready for Spring! In honor of Spring I have embroidered these two sets of Irish Linen with pink lacy designs. You can find them on ebay userid beloved-creations.