Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I am so thankful for my family and friends and for all the joy and love you bring into my life.
I love you all.
Wishing you lovely holiday

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Hello everyone, I haven't been a very good blogger lately and for that, I'm truly sorry.
I do have good reasons though. I've been busy busy busy, making these cute little egg cosies for our Thanksgiving morning breakfast while we are...

here. (can't wait!)

I also have been working on this little project. An Advent calendar which of course needs to be done by the first of December. I'm finished with number 13. Only 12 more to go!

Sitting on my desk, is this little project. I cannot wait to start this beautiful necklace from here.

In my living room I have this wooden carrier full of yarn so I can crochet while I watch TV.
If I'm not doing something with my hands at night, when I curl up on the couch, I will fall asleep immediately. (even if it is only 8:30pm)
Along side the yarn, you will see a glimpse of a couple wool hats I have made for myself. Sorry to say, I am not brave enough to actually model them on my head for you to see.

In the studio, these little Petunias are waiting to be finished and added to the shop for the holidays.
I'm also experimenting with the idea of adding houses to the shop, similar to these.
They are my first attempt. I think I have some work to do. Lots of ideas floating around in my head.
And one last little tidbit before I go...
Have a look at this beauty from 1926!
She has a story all her own, which will have to wait for another time. Besides, she needs a proper introduction, as soon as I name her and get her running smoothly.
But until then, I have many things on my to do list to get ready for our Thanksgiving holiday at the beach!
I'll be back soon!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Well, as promised, I'm back with part 2 of my studio peek. A whole slue of random shots taken around my favorite place in the entire house.
This is the table where I do most of my creating. If I'm not there, I'm on the floor. I'm not sure why I end up on the floor---I guess it is because I can really spread out and it is always comfortable for me.
The photo above is a detail of some things I keep on a silver tray on my table. All my essentials, white buttons, silver glass glitter, pencils, pens and a pretty cup full of erasers.
Below, is a glimpse of a journal I created in a class with Rebecca Sower while attending Silver Bella.
Here is the silver tray on my table.
Pretty ribbons hanging from hooks above baskets of lace, trims and doilies.

This is my old hutch full of goodies, Petunia Posies waiting for homes and my favorite saying when times are stressfull.
Below is the view I see when I walk down the stairs and turn the corner. It makes me smile every time. The chair you see, needs to be in my studio. It is the one from which I rocked all my babies, that chair has been through alot.
It is now a cozy place to stitch, doodle or look through all my books and magazines for inspiration.

A shelf where I stack all my fabric. I keep all my favorites on top, in site, while the messy stash of fabrics and felted sweaters are hidden behind a curtain below. I love how the pretty colors and textures look layered and stacked.
Another love of mine---vintage hankies. I never seem to walk out of a antique store without at least one or two. I use them for Petunies and Rosies.
My favorite tins rest on my hutch along with three little cupcakes I created.
I'm hoping to add similar ones to the shop soon.
This table, in the photo below, holds all my little bits and bobs. Old thread, vintage wallpaper, ALOT of buttons, vintage jewelry, beads and other tiny goodies.
A small glimpse of the many layers of magazines I have. I find the colors to be glorious!
I truly do try very hard to live by this everyday.
Have a beautiful day my friends.