Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I have discovered a love for the Tussie Mussie, you know? the victorian cones that hold anything from treats to candy to sweet gifts.
I have always wanted to make one and this is my second. When I listed my first Tussie Mussie, I was happy to have a sold sign on her before nightfall. Off she went to the great state of Hawaii.

This was my first Mussie ever. I love how she turned out, but the second one in my opinion is prettier.

Maybe it's the creamy yellow of the roses, or the Venise lace, but no matter why, I love her and the romance she brings into my life.
This Tussie Mussie can be found HERE.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

~~Soap Pocket Sachets~~

I have had this idea for soap pockets for many years, and finally got around to creating something I think is wonderful.
After doing the pockets, which can be found in a previous post, I had some round bars of Italian milled soap and decided to create a pocket for those as well.
I came up with the idea of sachet bags with ties on the sides. Enjoy....
These were listed today on my website, SOMEPLACEINTHYME.

They make great gifts. Don't forget Mother's Day, that will be coming up in May.

I am considering doing a tutorial on these beautiful pockets in the future, so check back often.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me. Be sure to check my main blog Someplace In Thyme, as I am doing a tutorial this week on creating a cottage/shabby bottle. Very pretty and oh so easy.

Monday, April 2, 2012


This past month has flown by so fast, it's hard to believe that it's April already.
When I peeked at my last post, it was a month ago!! I am so sorry to all my followers that I have not been around for that length of time. I promised myself to do much better in the future.
That being said, where have I been?
Well, for a little more than a week, I have been serving on jury duty.

When I saw the summons, I was thinking, "this just can't be happening to me" afterall, it hasn't been two years, has it?
You see, the law in AZ, or at least Maricopa county where we live, states that if you serve, it's two years before they can call you again. If you have been summoned, but released, it's 18 months before they can summons you. Man, time sure can fly by.
I was summoned what seems like yesterday, but the case was canceled (or settled out of court) and so I was not expecting this.

I did end up being picked, questioned and did sit on the jury. In fact, I was juror number two!
I honored my call to duty and quite frankly, I enjoyed it. I had never experienced the system before and it was all very interesting.
The case was a domestic abuse case and we found the defendent "not guilty." There was such a lack of evidence, we didn't understand why it was brought to court in the first place.
Anyway, without having to relive the whole ordeal, I served proudly and would proudly serve again.
The hardest part? Going into Phoenix daily and driving the I10 in commute traffic......UGH and UGH again.

I have found that my website was sorely lacking in a very popular item I have been creating, so getting back to my soap pockets, here is what I have been up too since my duty:

Four new pockets have been listed on my website as of yesterday.

I have always loved this romantic and just down right beautiful in it's simplicity.

Handmade paper roses, a snipet of vintage lace and a vintage button, decorate the top of this sweet.

I have had this cotton fabric for years now, but just a bit left, enough to create this little beauty. I hope you enjoy it.

These each hold an Italian milled bar of soap in the scent of limone. Very fresh and perfect for gift giving, don't forget Mother's Day.
I am in the process of creating more of my soap sachet pockets. These are different from the pockets above, as they are more of a bag, with ties at the sides and instead of a bar of soap, they hold a round Italian soap in the scent of Lily of the Valley and Orange. The bags should be on my website by the end of the week.
If you would like to see more, please visit Someplace In Thyme.