Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!

There will be lots of cake today and maybe some glitter I hope...I got a chocolate cake with whip cream frosting , have you ever tried it? it's yummy!

And some flowers for me becuse I love them so and always have and peonies are my favorite of all....Just don't ask how old I am ... he!he!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Something pretty...

Here is the lampshade I created for the newest issue of somerset Home ..I decided to add it to my shop..it is packed full of vintage ribbon and trims and tied there with two old millinery flowers..the old wire lampshade is just as sweet as can be..and a pretty aqua knit stocking..is this perfect for christmas or what?? I love the hanging pom poms...

And you can also find these lovely angels I added to my shop as well ..the angel images are on both sides

And who doesn't love these sweet little glittered churches.. they just are so pretty and can really be used all year ..not only for christmas... You can find all the goodies here

And last but not least ..here is what I made fo sew Somerset which I also added to my little shop... this is extremely pretty ..I just love it...I finally feel like I got something done today??? How about you???

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A little Inspiration...

A little inspiration can be found in this pile of clippings from a few years worth of magazines I had decided to tear out my favorites and make one inspiration book .. There all still loose clippings and pages tucked into a binder....I have been working on some cute little Christmas pretties to show soon... I'm feeling a little late this year when usually i am working on Christmas as early as July but better late than ever...

Check out this fabulous issue of Sew Somerset ...You can see sneek peaks inside at stampington.com ... I created something really pretty for this issue ..out of vintage french labels and old ephemera with stitches sewn about ...Theres just something about sewn paper that I just love ....
And I've been on the road a bit this winter .And as you can see we don't go anywhere with out my favorite Starbucks Christmas blend...I love it and usually buy enough of it to last me till March or so.. and what is it about there red cups that really get you in the Christmas spirit???

Anywho...... I look foward to posting my glittery little churches next time... I just love all that sparkles and anything loaded with glitter...

Friday, November 12, 2010

I love.....

I just love anything with ruffles such as these old petticoats and an old doll dress...
along with old velvet roses.....especially when there a bit smooshed or crinkled ... Just looking at these petticoats makes me want to put one on .....I wanted to say hello ..I have just been a bit or actually ALOT busy lately.... but never too busy to take a moment to post something pretty..

Monday, October 25, 2010

I heart Altered couture and Cath kidston....

Another awesome issue of altered couture ... in which I just recieved my contributors copy ..I created a sweet pair of haute hosiery for this fabulous issue ... There is some really cute stuff in this issue!!!! And wanted to let you know Cath Kidston has a new catalog you can get for FREE!! I got mine already and I love it... packed full of cute things.... so head on over there and get one!

I haven't forgot about any of my sweet blog readers..I have just been so very busy with lots of things !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So Excited................

SO excited ...just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about you ..just been so busy getting ready for the Funky Junk Sisters Show.. If you live in the area stop by and say Hi! Finished up a cute little banner today with my name on it. that will hang from pieces I have of an old picket fence ..will of course not forget my camera! Ok, I need to make a check list and check it twice ..so much to think about and do !!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Doing Nothing.....

Doing nothing but creating today! ...Getting ready for the Funky Junk show in two weeks! Oh my!This will be my first show and I am so excited! I was also thrilled to receive my contributors copy of the fabulous Somerset Life!! And Haute Handbags ...My Burlap linen bag is in this issue and my Christmas Star ornaments and muslin vintage postcard giftbags where featured in the Somerset Life ! Which is available now at Stampington.com to purchase and it's a awesome issue as they all are!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Not one..Not two....Not three..BUt yes Four winners!

Here's the collage I made for the Cathkidston fall contest ...Lots os stitches and pieces of fabric to make a collage about Autumn.Not sure who the winners are yet, even so this was fun to make!
Finally getting a moment to post not one but yes four winners! Just becasue and in my heart I wish I could send you all something!

1.very merry vintage style

3.Jessica from


Please email me your addresses... and now i'm off to yard sale and to a good estate sale in town in search of those little vintage details I LOVE!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Introducing the Vintage Sue Bonnet Pattern created by me ........This is the cover of the pattern ,the pattern comes with complete clear instructions ...tried and true...doodles of stitches that can be used on your Sue ..such as lazy daisies and border stitches..create this with fabric or paper.I made this cute little laundry day bag with a vintage fabric sue bonnet front and center!!
This pattern was inspired by this old Sue Bonnet Quilt MY AUNT gave me before she passed away ..about 3 years ago now fron skin cancer at age 50. Still so young...She told me it came from North Dakota and was my Uncle's mom's from around 1930's/40's or so .. I will always treasure it...Here is my little Gracie who just turned 3 nestled in the blanket.

So here's the DISH I will be giving away 01 VINTAGE SUE BONNET SEWING PATTERN

AND something SPARKLY ,like a few of these petite glass ornaments! JUST in time for christmas...I love to tie these on to PACKAGES!

THE DETAILS! post a comment to ENTER!!! ALSO please help me spread the word...... BLOG POST ,twitter,facebook about the giveaway!!! This pattern has been a labor of love and has been tried and TRUE ~Post another comment for an EXTra ENTRY!!
AND thank you to MY BLOG FRIENDS ..you are all so inspiring!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Visions of Christmas

The start of Christmas begins in Spetember for me... I have started pulling out the Christmas Goods to take to the Funky Junk Flea mArket next month in Puyallup,Wa.. I am so excited to be a vendor this time..I am already planning how my booth will be set up ...


I found all these little glass ornaments and thought they look so lovely in this old candy box... I just love em..there perfect for tying on to little packages and things..
My biggest task will be getting into the closet that I use to store all my Christmas ..Should be interesting and maybe a little dusty!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Farm Fresh...

Good Morning! Just wanted to share what I received from my friend Pam's chickens... Fresh eggs........We haven't painted our chicken coop yet ..but it's in the works!It is complete except for the out side walk-in part..(working on that!) The vote was for Robin's Egg Blue ....... I am still trying to decided between that and a distressed white ..I have been doing lot's of research on what type of chickens I want to get and I can't wait to get it set up ... Chickens make the best pets!

Friday, September 10, 2010

My new best friend..

My baby girl turned 3 today ......Realizing more and more how fast they grow...... We had chocolate cake and organic vanilla bean ice cream..

And meet my new best friend ! A Canon Digital Rebel xt 8 mp.. I am so loving this ..I said goodbye to my digital.... and so far ..I am loving this..I've been playing with this all day

Still trying to figure it all out , theres so much more to this one ..It really captures what I am visualizing ..things I haven't been able to capture before...
And something else exciting .... It's official,I will be a vendor at the Funky Junk Sisters Show ..I can hardly wait , the preperations are under way!!

A few things that inspired me today.... old ephemera to create something with ...

A few old fence posts I picked up ,still waiting for the perfect place for them, I may use them in my home somewhere....

And I got the armoire moved into my little studio ...Doesn't it look different than before ?? Maybe you remember pics of my little room before ?? I am loving the way the room has really come even more together in away that inspires me to create !

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The details ....Before and After

I just love this armoire.... and I wanted to do something with it .... besides store my tv..

The before.....

And the After .....................
I made my own little world inside here ,something with all my best things... of course this could never hold all my stash.. but this here is a little nook of inspiration... as soon as I open the doors I am inspired and ready to create .....
I like it.. for a long time I have pondered doing this and well I finally did.......and I think it turned out so cute ~! a little of this and a little of that .... if I want to sew I put my sewing machine on the table.... Oh I still have my little studio ....but something about this really inspires me....

Of course we have a door full of dolls..I tacked up my old shoe holder bag to the inside of the door ... I love them for their sweet old fabric dresses, some of the prettiest patterns and trims I have ever seen....

Now the trick will be getting this moved into my studio !

And then the destashing continues.... would you believe I went through my vintage dresses and was able to part with 3 of them don't ask me how???????But I have added them to my etsy shop... My collection has grown quite abit ... and I always find them and buy them!!

It's these details that make me swoon over old dresses ....I love to collect them ...And will all my crinolines too my dress rack is a bit over stuffed !

All pale french blue colors........If only I could get into this one..I would so wear it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

something lovely

I have been so busy cleaning , kinda like spring cleaning but a fall cleaning ... fall is one of my favorite seasons... ... and then it will be Christmas . yah! I know I am not the only Christmas Fanatic around ...excited as soon as September comes ..I can't wait to decorate already....

I dusted everything ...washed linens... and windows.. and have been decluttering ,or trying to!!!

Less really is more ...I don't want my family to turn me in to the hoarder police..... so I am having a big yardsale this weekend... I hope to get rid of lots of stuff! I have also been working on a blog redo.... .. a change ......and another special little project that is top secret thus far!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Flowers

Does your table ever look like this??? Several projects everywhere ?It happens so fast..one minute it's cleared off and the next minute you can't find the table! And as you can see I have a little helper ..My work table is small... maybe too small... but it works because of all it's drawers it has to store my things in...

And some Friday Flowers..... I am hoping you'll post your Friday Flowers next friday with me ...These blue canning jars become my favorite vases...

Friday, August 20, 2010

What i'm Reading.....

Has anyone else gotten this??? Oh my ... It is a magazine packed full of color and pretty..You can sign up for a catalog on their website cathkidston.com and get yourself one ! It's not like their regular catalogs ..this time it is like a magazine ...and well worth the wait for it to come...
My two favorite finds from this weeks treasures.....
These are both old ..same plate..just two different shades for some reason.... Definatly keepers though...

Have a great weekend !!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fresh Picked Studio

Some fresh picked little flowers from my garden and arranged them so...so dainty they fit perfectly in this little creamer.
Trying to gear up for a busy week, the barn sale starts Thursday ... so I have been working over there to get ready ....but managed to almost finish my studio RE-DO !!I don't know if you remember the before but here is the after !!!!!!!!!!!

I am just so happy with the results .....

I used mostly white with aqua accents ....and pink too...

A place to hold inspiration .....I wanted my room to look like a little room, and not like the hoarders stash..he!HE!

P.s( My shops will be closed starting Thursday till further notice .....)FOr the barn sale ..
and will of course take lots of pics of all the treasures for you to see.....