Sunday, August 30, 2009


I found these amazing treasures the other day when I went to the antique store.

Aren't the colors glorious? I am very inspired by all of these hues lately.
I'm a lover of all colors but these are my favorites.

You can't have too many hankies. Well, I can't anyway.

Can't have too many buttons either. Looking forward to using these beauties soon.
Love the softness and texture of the hankies and lace. Oh, and the scalloped edges---make my heart go pitter patter!

I hope you all will find some daily color inspiration in your world this week!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Doesn't she look like she just has it figured out---that she understands? I think so, too! She knows something exciting is in the works!

Well, maybe she has figured out that the kids went back to school last Wednesday, and that I have had full, busy days in my studio working (NO, not working, feels more like playing!) with.....this
and that

Sewing this.

Oh, and stitching that.

Fun fun fun! All will be revealed October 1st, when Posies on Parade opens up shop!

OK. Back to work! I mean, back to playing!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Cammy and Hope came over on Monday to do a little playing in my studio. We decided it would be fun to make wands. As you can see we made a mess, but I personally think it is a pretty mess.... a wonderful mess when you are creating something beautiful with good friends.

I was anxious to see how each wand turned out---how each person's personality and unique style came through. It's interesting, with a basic plan of making something, you can see everyones own take on the project.

Cammy's wand is beautiful---love her colors and use of an old piece of glorious wallpaper. Look at that vintage pompom trim---gotta love that!

Hope's is all about her up and coming, faster than she realizes wedding! Love her colors, use of old paper and that vintage square jewel!

.....And mine.
I used some wire ribbon I have had for years for the flower. It's funny how it may take that long to use a small bit of lace, ribbon or scrap of material that you have been saving---saving for the right project. It just goes to show---never throw those bits and scraps out!
It was an amazing day girls, as always! Thanks for making a "mess" with me!
And once again the time spent together passed by way to quickly, didn't it?

Until next time...........

Friday, August 7, 2009


I'm getting ready for opening day of Posies On Parade, which, by the way, is October 1st. It will be here before I know it, because in my world, time flies by faster than I can keep up. I'm sure you all can relate.
Anyway, I have been busy as a bee whipping up someone new in my studio. I think, to date, she is my favorite!
I used an old linen napkin for her skirt as well as a beautiful delicate pink hankie. Layered over those is a soft, vintage, pink piece of lace. Mother of pearl buttons, vintage ribbons, and rhinestone buttons were a must! Oh, and her wings---old patterns of course.

To top her hand painted face, is an old thimble---perfect fit for a fairy's head! She's all set for a Fairy's Ball, don't you think?
But wait!! Something is missing! She needs a name of course! Any suggestions--just drop me a comment!
She'll be waiting on my shelf, in my studio for someone to take her home come the first of October. Waiting patiently-----

So, in the mean time, I'm off to make her a new friend. Can't wait to see what she'll be wearing!
Until next time my friends----have a glorious weekend!