Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring is just the BEST

We are having the nicest spring weather. It is my favorite season.


New Beginings and Rebirth.


Anne arrived in the spring, remember?

I just felt like posting this lovely for you....
and another....

The Vintage Workshop

Did you see Amy's free monthly image at The Vintagework Shop

 I have a number of their printables and products. If you are interested on more information on printing on fabric this is a great source for images and instructions.

I thought this was to wonderfull not to share.





Monday, March 29, 2010

Sharon Kyser of SharDon Exclusives

I'd like to share a recent giveaway from Sharon,,Thank you so,so much Sharon!!
We drew each others name in the OWOH giveaway!
This first photo is the top of the sweet altered tin, her handmade greeting card and beautiful bracelet.


 You will be blessed by Miz Sharon if you go to her blog...such eye candy there.
This photo is the entire gift. You really "get" me Sharon.


The bracelet "really" sparkels, I wish I could capture it in 3D. It came inside a wonderful vintage jewlery box.
And, it fits me perfectly!
Also, two beautiful bookmark tags and double sided heart.

 
Here is the inside of the altered tin. Very sweet!

Inside of the card is a breath of spring....Perfection!


Sharon lives in Georgia, and is organizing a blogger friends event, that I wish could attend.
Click here to find out  about the fun on April 10th.


I hope your week is starting off with sunshine and open windows.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rare Antique Bonnets at Old Sturbridge Village




Old Sturbridge Village celebrates life in the 1830's.
This rare antique display will end April 11th. There is also a bonnet making domonstration.
Oh,,,,It would be nice to go.

Monday, March 22, 2010

My Little Corner of the House

Little Books, some old ones, and, oh,,,such special handmade ones  by Coleen and I Adore them.
Some of my favorite paper rolls are in the round containter.
I love round shipping containters to alter....
I will finish it one of these days.


I am haveing fun putting things away and getting organized, one little corner at at time.


One little shelf, and roll of ribbon at time.
In My Little Corner of the House.


 I needed a break today, just for play and fussing around, listening to good music. (no news or tv)
It "was" a  very nice escape.
Be good to your self, stay balanced.



Sunday, March 21, 2010

A little Royal-like....

I just found this old photo from the creative transition era in the last post.....not a great photo at all.
I wish I had her still...wonder how she is.....

Old Friends...From 2003...The Dogwood Collection


Meet Lady Dogwood


and Her Dearest Friends and Ladies.




I am glad to have these photos out again, as all these dolls have new homes in America. The photos are grainy and it was before I got a digital camera or worked on a computer. 
Many of my dolls back then were more on the grungy side, I will save them for another day.
Have a wonderful creative week.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Old Collections, and Dusty Memories

Pack Rat, thats me, it's genetic. Thanks Mom! I think.

I haven't seen most of these jars, since 1985, at least that is what the newspaper wrapping is dated, I'd say that is just about right. I thought I got rid of them, now I'm glad I put them in storage.

 Some contain the ash from Mt.Saint Helens when it erupted in Washington state. I will never forget that day, and the weeks following. I lived on the north side of Portland Oregon, about a 90 min drive to the mountian. I remember the sound of the ash falling. The ash drifted in the curbs, everything was dusted with ash for a very long time.  When I unpack, the dust of memories are welcome, a bit of time travel. I will share other old friends in time. I used to make dolls, and managed to save some of them. They are glad to breath again, and check out the new digs.
I even remember getting the rusty coffee pot at a sale, still marked fifty cents. I know you  understand the deal there. I don't call this the Rustic Victorian for nothing. Ok, back to the mess I just made, and cleaning up the jars a bit. I am having way more fun than I deserve. 
More to come!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Fairy Godmother Please



I could use a Fairy Godmother,,,one to unpack and organize my life, the stuff....I am never moving again. Moving has been a chore, it seems to take me so much longer to get settled, and decide what to do with everything. I wonder why I have so much stuff....and I want to go to an Estate Sale today...how nutty is that.
I will be back soon with some things to share, I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know how much I have missed all of you and your blogs. I have tons to catch up on, and share.
See you soon!