Farmers Daughter

I would like to share with you a lovely shoppe called Farmer's Daughter. They are located on Main Street just south of Rte 34 in Sandwich Illinois. It's the cutest shop ever, filled with great treasure for any country, primitive lover! I bought a few goodies when I was there and let me tell you, I fell in love with the blue wing back chair that I have pictured below!  With wonderful hospitality and a great selection of goods, this is a shop to add to your must visit list. if you are ever in the area!

Don't you just love this wagon!

Adorable displays are everywhere!

So cozy!!!

They have lots of candles!

Here it is the most beautiful chair ever... Oh how I love thee! lol

Need a swag, they have a great selection!

Another candle mat I loved and forgot to purchase!

I had a wonderful time visiting some of my favorite shops and I hope that if you are ever in the area,
you will take the time to visit them also! We have to do our part to keep the independent shop keepers in business!

Farmers Daughter
303 S Main St
Sandwich, IL 60548-2125
(815) 786-6370

Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Doggie Bag Holder

I made a little bag holder for a friend to keep her dog walking "poop" bags in, I think it came out pretty cute.

Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Swap Goodies

I received my swap package from Tammy's Textile swap. My partner was Marie, aka: Old Lady Morgan. I loved everything so much and have to say I have never had a package smell so fantastic! her theme was 4 seasons. Look at the goodies I received.

Thank you so much Tammy for hosting this fun swap and thank you Marie for all the lovely surprises.

Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Evie and Handmade Puppets

Just a quick post to share the puppets that I made for Evie, the little girl I nanny for. When she gets a little older, we will have the best puppet shows ever! Isn't she the cutest thing. I love her so much!!

Evie 17 months

Big bird, Cookie monster, Super grover, Elmo
Patty the pig, Chica, Pooh, Hello kitty
*I have received quite a few emails asking where I got the patterns for the puppets. I just created them myself as I went along. You are welcome to copy them.*
Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Homespun Kitchen Towels

I wanted to share some of the craft projects that I have been working on with you.

Bug theme towels
More towels
Coin purses and book marks
Sunflower pot holders
butterfly pot holders
Pin keep and candle wrap
Bees theme
Pillow, mug mat, ditty bag, rolling pin cover, pot holder

Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Wooden Sconce Redo

I love to find things that I can remake into treasures, so I thought I would do a weekly post on some projects I have completed. I seem to gravitate toward painting everything black these days, since a few years ago everything in my house was white and shabby chic/cottage, lol.
This was a found treasure from a thrift store.

Michelle / Simple Pleasures


Swap Goodies

I received my goodies today from the Candle wrap swap Kendra had. My partner was Lynn from Life on the Wienee Ranch and she surprised me with a wrap, pinkeep and mini pillow. I already put them out and took a few pictures to share with you. Thank you Lynn for the goodies and thank you Kendra for hosting the swap.

Showing off my peonies with the wrap!

I took over Nico's bed. lol

Very Patriotic

Michelle/ Simple Pleasures


Blackberry Historic Farm

I had a wonderful Mothers Day with my son! We went to lunch at Alianos Italian restaurant and then to Blackberry Historic Farm in Aurora. I wanted to share some pictures of the farm with you.

School marm
School supplies

1 room school house

Grocery store



Spinning wheel


Cooking fireplace

Dress shop

Hardware store
Blacksmith shop

Michelle / Simple Pleasures