Thursday, July 31, 2008


I would like to introduce you to my new baby, The Peony Princess..... See what holds my heart right here ! I would love to have your feedback and comments.......

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Meet My New Friend....

Meet my new friend... Sadie Singer. (I wanted to call my second daughter Sadie, but hubby wouldn't let me, so now every inanimate object I own is called Sadie). Sadie is my lovely new friend. And doesn't she have the lovliest carrying case you ever saw??? Love that! I figure if I am nice to her she will be nice to me too..... I am just learning. Its kind of scary.... I won't tell you how long it took me to thread it. I made this little cone to fill with sweet goodies for my friend's birthday...... I don't usually use green but I thought I would give it a go since I had this lovely old vintage green button.....
And this.... is the card that will accompany it. Now.... aren't my stitches so straight! Don't laugh.... I'm sensitive. I don't think it is Sadie's fault..... it is entirely my own. But you'll see.... it(read I) will get better.....

Have a happy day......

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Is it Just Me?

I love old vintage greeting cards. Not sure why.... but they just seem so sweet. Love their different shapes, glittered accents and see through pockets..... found this one at a local thrift store... for a whole 10 cents I got at least a week of smiles!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ho ho ho

It is Christmas in July on Etsy.... and you know how much I love Etsy..... so it must have been on my brain because my recent flea market visit was quite Christmas orientated!!

I just love old Christmas ornaments.... the patina, and those sweet chenille trims! So sweet. Christmas could come twice a year as far as I'm concerned! Hope your all having a great weekend!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Botticelli 1445-1510

I wanted to share with you some paintings by my favorite artist..... Sandro Botticelli. This past weekend I became lost in a book by Chiara Basta which highlights the artist and his work. Even though my heart belongs to vintage fabric and trims, glitter, sparkle, and whimsy..... these paintings really make me feel..... I am sure you will recongize some or all of them.

1. Madonna and the Pomegranate 1487 (my fav)

2. Pallas and the Centaur 1482-1483

3. Birth of Venus 1484

and Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John 1490-1495

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Heritage Show & Sale

My youngest daughter and I headed out to a small town Heritage Show and Sale this weekend. I have never seen so many tractors in one place in my whole life! Finally... after wading through all of them I got to the flea market area.... (which is what I was really after) and I am so glad I went.... Found this 1904 Edition of Alice in Wonderland...... With the most wonderful illustrations by John Tenniel....
And an old scrapbook with tons and tons of wonderful old images from a 1937 Canadian newspaper..... love this one.....

Lots of fashion ads.....

And sweet art work.... I will have to share a bunch of these with you in the future.... really neat stuff....

So looking at all those tractors was definately worth it! I decided to try my hand at embroidery this weekend.... here is what I came up with. I am happy with it, considering I just kind of flew by the seat of my pants.... not sure what I will do with it now.... maybe attach it to some cardboard and make a door hanger or something like that.... let me know what you think! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bartholemew Buzz Bumble Bee

My mom made this! Isn't he the sweetest thing you ever saw? If my daughters get a look at this they will be bugging Gramma for one until the cows come home! Check out The Creative Gramma (link at left) for more of her beautiful creations.......

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Things that make me Smile

I am so loving vintage millinery right now. I found this vintage hankie holder with all these lovely velvet flowers attached to it..... I bought a wonderful tin of trims and millinery from Artsy Mama which I will need to share with you another night because they are just so lovely they deserve a post of their own.... I found this at the flea market too.... I believe it is a victorian book holder. It has this most amazing beaded trim and a cute little photo sewed into it.

Not really sure what to do with it.... but it is just so sweet...... And this......

my new little sweetheart created by Jamie

She always makes me feel happy..... Jamie does incredible beautiful work, I am seriously addicted!

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Easter Bunny That OverSlept

To all my American blogging buddies.....hope you all enjoyed a well deserved holiday and did a little "over sleeping" yourselves!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Back in the Saddle

My two daughters, (the oldest one especially) has wanted to learn to horseback ride for a very long time. In my mind I had been thinking that I would like to ride again too. I really haven't been in about 15 years. Sad as that is. I have had a phone number sitting here, looking at me, for about 2 months now. Not sure why I didn't call sooner. Probably because I am chicken. But... today I made the call. I had to leave a message so I am really no further ahead but hopefully soon, I will be back in the saddle again.......I have missed my four legged friends in a huge way.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Write Time, Write Place

This is my final art journal page for the Write Time, Write Place summer art journal put on my Teresa McFadyen. I have always wanted to do an art journal but never done it and now I am so glad I did. I enjoyed it so much! I am already missing those weekly challenges. Teresa says she might start another one in July.... if she does.... I'll be there! Thanks Teresa!! Check out her blog at the above link as well.... its a ton of fun! Happy Summer to all of you.......