Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Yes, I've been dreaming of a white Christmas, but I live in Louisiana and the odds of that happening are pretty slim, but I can always hope and dream. I have been told by a weatherman friend, that there may be snow flurries on Christmas Day, but later in the week there is a good chance for "real" snow! WhooooHOOOO!

Now, all this snow talk got me digging around in my ribbon stash until I came up with some really beautiful sheer ribbon with lots and lots of iridescent glitter and a bunch of matching leaves. So, for my last ornament for 2009 I've created "Snow Delightful" Hope you enjoy.

Visit my website DustyOak Ornaments to get a closer look.

I hope that everyone is feeling the Christmas Spirit and looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord with family and friends.

May the Lord bless you and keep you,


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"The Pink Present" GIVEAWAY!

Shabby Cottage Shops is having a FANTASTIC blog giveaway!

Cottage members from SCS have dontated wonderful shabby and chic items for this Beautiful Pink Gift.

Value is $350... Visit SCS Blog to get the details.

YOU could be the winner!

This wonderful gift also includes "Abigail" a georgous shabby ornament from DustyOak Ornaments.

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Name the Ornament" contest

Second Annual “Name the Ornament” Contest
Suggest the winning name for this ornament and...


Final day to submit your entry is
Friday, November 27, 2009.

The winner will be announced on
Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

This ornament will also be available for sale on
December 1st.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank you,!

Sending out a very special “Thank You” to today!

They have published a very nice article about my ornaments on their blog. is a wonderful website that carries links to over 500 ornament sites – I'm talking, EVERY kind of ornament. The creativity and variety of ornaments to be found there is limitless. There is something for everyone.

Please take a moment to read the article, and then be sure to look around at the wonderful places listed there. Be sure to leave a comment :-)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

School Bus Quilt Ball Ornament

It's September and time for all the kids to head back to school! Teachers, school bus drivers and mom's and dad's are all getting back into the routine too. So to honor back to school month, I created this cute School bus ornament. Hope you like it. I've been humming the tune,"The wheels on the bus go round and round..." for days now. LOL

I just love it when something comes together, just perfectly. And this ornament did! I fell in love with the fabric and HAD to have it, then I found the tiny school bus ribbon totally by accident. The charm however, is a God thing. And is it not the perfect finishing touch??? Yep! I love it!

Now how many school bus drivers would be delighted to receive this adorable ornament for Christmas? What about appreciation gifts for those wonderful teachers and lets not forget those little munchkins heading off to school for the very first time.

Happy Labor Day everyone and happy back to school!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Ad for Shabby Cottage Shops

I am so proud to be a member of the new Shabby Cottage Shops on line. I’m also, very excited to be part of the first ad. The October issue of Romantic Homes "Glamour" is on newsstands today. Be sure to pick up a copy and visit all the online boutiques at Shabby Cottage Shops.

You will love what you find there, so much so, you will want to join too... just be sure to mention my name, if you do. :-)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Burgundy Fleur de lis Ornament

The fleur de lis has a rich history dating all the way to 493 and King Clovis I. It is a beloved symbol here in Louisiana and one visiting the state will find it everywhere, from stickers on car windows, embroidered on purses and clothing to beautiful pieces of jewelry and everything in between. It’s the official symbol of our New Orleans Saints and on July 9th, 2008, Governor Bobby Jindal, signed a bill making the fleur de lis our official symbol of Louisiana.

My collection of fleur de lis ornaments will be growing between now and Christmas, so check in to see what’s new.

Monday, March 23, 2009

What's in your Bag?

I wrote these scavenger hunt riddles for a sweet girl in my church who was celebrating her 13th birthday. They were divided into teams and a mom drove each team around town to collect the items. The time limit was 1 hour. This list is free, so you're welcome to copy and paste. If you need any help with the answers, use the contact me page on my website. Have fun!

Note: for #9, either change the name or leave that clue off.

What's in your bag?
a scavenger hunt by Sandy Kalnasy

Only one item per stop.

1. Hop, skip and bounce, I smell sweet when canned with heat.
2. I keep pearly’s clean, but don’t use this brush on your head. And color counts, it’s gotta be red.
3. I’m an ocean treasure. And when found in the sand, I bring pleasure.
4. This butter is not yellow. Find me raw and in a shell.
5. I’m clear, or stripped or white or red, hold your mouth just right and I’m a flute. Boy’s like me cause I can shoot……………..*Bonus points if I have my wrapper on.
6. Boiled, scrambled or over easy, some like me best when I am cheesy ….. *Bonus points if I am hard.
7. I bring good luck to those who wear green; you must be clever because I’m rarely seen.
8. I’m the center of the roll, and once it’s gone, I am trash, but crafty people keep me in their stash.
9. I am a treat, for those who roll over, stay and have a seat.
10. This John Hancock isn’t the rarest, but is must come fresh from Pastor Harris.
11. In the song, I fall from heaven. Find my copper head dated 1997.
12. If eating with chopsticks is swell, your future I will tell.
13. Try to find me without being late, I’m a grocery receipt with today’s date.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cottage Green St. Patrick's Day Ornament

Cottage Green

This lovely Cottage Green St. Patrick’s Day ornament is made with a delightful fabric by Longaberger®. Titled, “Lots of Luck”, the print features clovers tossed about a pretty lattice in wonderful shades of green from dark emerald and forest green to a pale teal and aqua marine.

Surprise your favorite Irish maid with this delightful gift, add a touch of green to your shabby chic d├ęcor or use it to brighten up your office desk top.

Visit my website for more St. Patrick's Day ornaments. DustyOak Ornaments

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lucky-n-Love St. Patrick's Day Ornament

Quilted St. Patrick's Day Ornament

Wow! I sold out of this ornament before I even had a chance to post it here.

A huge THANK YOU to all my wonderful customers. Y'all are the best!

I hope to be restocking it soon. It is made with a beautiful green fabric and dusted lightly with golden glitter and all the accents are gold.
~A very pretty ornament for celebrating the "Putting on of the green"

I am out of the horse shoe charms but I'm working with my supplier to find something similar. If anyone else is interested in this sweet ornament, please let me know and I will get your name on the waiting list.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What do YOU see?

I received these pictures in an email today. It’s just crazy how my brain wants to see movement where there is none.

Apparently, these pictures are used for testing the amount of stress a person can handle. The slower the pictures move, the better your ability to handle stress.

According to the email, children and senior citizens don’t see any movement and some criminals who were tested see them spinning around madly.

These pictures are not animated – they are perfectly still.

What do YOU see?

Thursday, January 29, 2009