Thursday, February 25, 2010


I would like to introduce you to my new (old) friend! Her name is Miss Bessy Pearl. Isn't she beautiful?

Look at that amazing shade of perfect vintage pink. You just have to love a PINK sewing machine!
The poor old girl was found yesterday while digging for treasure with my friend Cammy at my local antique store. She was just sitting there, all alone with her case, waiting for someone like me to come along and take her home. Luckily, her former owner came walking in as we were looking her over, so I could ask her if she worked properly. We plugged her in, and she ran so smooth and so quiet. Everything else looked as though it was in good working order. All she needed was a little pampering and a good cleaning.
I couldn't get her out of my head as Cammy and I continued our hunt. I thought of her for the rest of the afternoon, just waiting there, longing for a home to continue to create beautiful things, to feel the fabric, the lace, the ribbons!
I had to meet my kids at the bus--- I had to do a little research on the computer to see if I could get a manual and after a little bit of thought--- we hopped in the car and ran in the store, just in time before they closed!
In a matter of minutes, Miss Bessy Pearl was all mine!
She looks right at home in my studio (her new home). Welcome home Miss Bessy Pearl!
We will live happily ever after.....

And we are both ready to sew something fun!
So stay tuned!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Look what we found out in the forest the other day as we were out for a stroll!! Deer in the forest!! Alot of deer!

Just kidding! I baked these extra chocolaty cupcakes in honor of all the snow we have been getting. All that snow is beginning to melt in the 40 degree temperatures. I'm glad and really ready for Spring. I'm ready to see the daffodils show off there bright sunny colors and I'm ready to plant happy pansies in pots on my patio. I'm ready to feel the warm sun on my face.
But in the meantime, we'll enjoy these wintry delights!

Have a happy week!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Hope you all have a sweet day filled with love!! (and chocolate)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


My goodness, alot has happened in the last week and a half. I celebrated my 40th birthday (still trying to get used to that number!). David always makes my birthday so special, because we do a little something all week. We all went to dinner one night and he had roses waiting at the table for me. One morning, we went to breakfast together and on my birthday he took me to lunch and to the bookstore! It was a great week. Thank you David, for everything you do for me every day---I think I'm pretty lucky to have you!
I also was able to spend an afternoon with my good friends Cammy and Hope. Cammy made me this beautiful, delicious coconut cake. She knew coconut cake is a favorite of mine. It had sooo many to die for layers of coconut goodness! I savored every bite and I'm so sad it is all gone!
Hope gave me this sweet little notebook and two of my favorite colored copic markers. The cover of the notebook is made of very thin wood. So pretty. Hope also knew I have been wanting scalloped scissors and she was so sweet to find a pair for me! I love them so much! Cammy gave me the most beautiful silver glass glitter garland which I couldn't wait to hang in my studio. You'll see it in the photos below. I love my gifts so much girls, thank you, and thank you for the great day. But mostly, thank you for being my friends, which is the best gift of all.We have had two back to back, major snow storms here and at last count, 40+ inches have fallen. The kids have been home all week and we have stayed cozy playing games, watching movies, reading and drinking hot chocolate. I also have been busy puttering in my studio, rearranging furniture. David helped haul a desk downstairs from our bedroom so I would have a place to sit and work on my computer because usually my big work table is covered in projects. It was all spurred on by me needing special place to hang the garland from Cammy. I also wanted a place to hang an inspiration board.

So here is the finished product!

I'm very happy with how everything turned out. I especially love how the garland looks above my board.

The desk was my Grandma's and I truly love having it to sit at. But, I couldn't just let it be as it was, I had to make it look a little more like Kelli. So this morning while the kids were outside sledding and David was digging us out, I cut pieces of pretty wallpaper that Cammy had given me a while back, to fit on the front of each drawer. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Now, it's time to think about Spring items to add to the shop.
I better get busy because I have many ideas floating around in my brain.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Brand new
will be added to the shop first thing in the morning! (7:00am EST)

There is something fun to see in Fanciful Extras!
( You'll have to wait till morning!)
Have a wonderful evening my friends!