Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine Spoolie Swap

I was so tickled when JoAnne from Vintage Dragonfly 
asked if she could use my idea of the Valentines Spoolie for her Valentine swap. Of Course!!!
and I jumped at the chance to play along.
Here's the spoolie I made for my partner Kimberly of Art Joy Stuff

and some little extras just for fun!

Here's the darling Spoolie Kimberly made for me.
Isn't she sweet!!!

and some sweet extras Kimberly sent to me.

Hope your all gearing up for Valentines day! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Could you Say No?

Have you ever walked into a store and saw something you had to have?
Only to walk away with regrets?
That's what happened yesterday when I went antiquing with a GF.
I ran across this Gorgeous Vintage Wedding Dress.
Not just an ordinary wedding dress. This one is not from the U.S.
I'm thinking it may have come from the orient or perhaps the Middle East.
It was WAY out of my price range!!!!

I left the store saddened and empty handed. 
Driving all the way home I thought how could I ever afford it?
Then it hit me....
What if I were to offer up pieces of it to my blog friends!!!
That way you could share in my find and use it in your art too.
After I got home I told my hubby 
and he said you had better go back and get it now. So we did!!!!!

I will sell pieces for $6.00 a square foot with FREE shipping in the U.S.
I will ship out of the country but would need to charge for actual shipping.
You could use it as is or cut out all the gorgeous appliques.
The hours it must have took to put this together... hand stitching all those beads, 
sequins and pink flower clusters.
So if your interested shoot me an email to work out payment arrangements.
There is a limited supply so don't wait, its first come 
Of course I can sell larger pieces. I won't cut any until an order is placed.
This is a vintage piece so their may be 
some small holes in the backing here and there.

Sorry all the lace is now spoken for.
Thank you to all who ordered some and just wait till you see it in person.
On another note my Dear friend Debbie.
 One of our Designing Divas members made each of the girls
 this sweet decorated Chinese take out box. 
and inside this Darling altered Cherub in a tin. Isn't she clever.
She used part of a scrabble holder as the base.
Thank You Debbie for your Sweet Valentine

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Paris Book

I had the opportunity to join in a Round Robin with a 
Online group I'm in.
I just had to jump in on this one.
I choose the Theme "Vintage Paris" in Whites or Ivory.
Here's my front cover. Stamps are from Oxford Impressions.
Entering this in the Lace Love challenge at
for blissful White Wednesday.

My back cover is made in the shape of a corset
all done with lace. 

The inside of front cover

The inside of back cover.
I can't wait to see what all the other artists do with it!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Published, A Special Thank You and more

I guess this is what you could call a eclectic post. 
A little of this and a little of that.

First off published in the new Stampers Sampler. 
Where they showed a altered notebook I created using stamps from
 The Artistic Stamper
and images from Graphics 45.

A Special Thank you goes out to Rhonda at A Little Bit French
Where I was lucky enough to win her December Giveaway.
So many pretties!! And yes I've already been using them!
Check out her blog for This months Giveaway!

Sold- Thank You Mary
I've been up to my elbows in tax stuff all week. 
But did stop and played a bit over the weekend,
All work and no play makes me cranky.
Here's a heart book I put together.

Also made a few Heart collage necklaces from Vintage jewelry pieces. 
Stop on by my Etsy store to see more if you'd like.

A Special Thank You to my Followers. I see I'm only 10 away from 1500
WOW.!!!! I'm honored and shocked that so many have signed on.
That being said when I reach 1500 
It will be something to CELEBRATE which means a Giveaway!!!!
Keep checking it may be soon.
Now off to do some catching up.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Valentine Sweets

No Chocolate here. Although I do LOVE chocolate!

Sold- Thank you Rhonda

These are sweet in a different sort of way! A little fabric/lace notebook.
Love Simply
Linking to Time washed for Blissful White Wednesday.

Sold- Thank you Nancy
and another little fabric/lace book. Just a bit bigger .
Both with  fabric transfers made with gel medium.
Adore & Cherish

Sold-Thank You Lynn

And I just couldn't stop with fabric.
Some heart shaped necklaces using recycled vintage jewels.
Love the Cupid here.

Sold- Thank you Nichole

One more necklace.
Love Birds

All available in my Etsy shop for Valentines day.

Working on my Dreaded Taxes, so I will be away a bit!
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be over to visit when I can.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fabric Valentines

I don't often get a chance to play with my sewing machine.
 But when I do its such fun to Stitch away.
Sold- Thank you Mina

Here's an altered journal I made for Valentines Day with a 
Paris theme. Red velvet leaves.A crochet heart. A vintage hankie.

A fabric transfer stitched into place among vintage lace.

The side tied with lots of ribbons and lace.

Here's a few stuffed pillows for Valentines day 
with stamped images from Oxford Impressions
Made with burlap and muslin all stitched together.
MOP buttons and metal hearts added for a Rustic look

#1 Cupid sold- Thank you Mary
And Cupid won't be sporting an Arrow this year.
No.... he going with a softer approach using a LOVE wand!
How fun are these!

Available in my Etsy shop.

Hope your all enjoying the New Year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Valentines Already?

WOW, Where did the year go?
Christmas few by in a Flash didn't it!
and the next Holiday is right around the corner.
Whats that you say! Yep it's

Valentines Day!!!!
Here with a little inspiration

Valentine Spoolies!!!

Sold- Thank You Janice

Vintage wooden spool and vintage brass key
A touch of Red and a honeycomb heart.
All backed with Tim's Rosette's

Sold- Thank you Janie
Pretty in gold & pink, A key and locket and golden wings

Sold- Thank You Janie
A bit of Blue, vintage millinery flowers and vintage key
of course I couldn't forget the lace.

Sold -Thank you Nancy
Pink and lace, and more vintage millinery

Sold- Thank You Tracey

Be Mine. Says it all!!!!

These are sold but I'll be adding more to my shop soon.

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