Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It was a perfect day for............

playing around with hand dyeing some vintage linens...
look at all those french them.

It's such a fun process because you never really know what's going to come out....but one thing is for sure.

It's always beautiful....the varying shades that come out with the dyes.....depending upon what colors you mix. I was totally experimental and not worrying about how anything came out.

It was a perfect day to use my clothespins and hang them on my lilac branches to let them air dry naturally.
I have one last finishing touch for these before I list them in my Etsy signature if you will.
It's so fun to discover a new passion that is also something relaxing to do!
I highly recommend a few days I'll give you the lowdown on my birthday yesterday.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

What I've been up to lately........

Well, creating of course! I've been digging into my stash of items to create with and actually am using them.....yay for me. It's about time! I love creating for Halloween and rather than just sell this scary doll head I decided to make a cabinet of curiosities for creepy dolls.
Admittedly not everyone's cup of tea but all it takes is one person to love it, right?
I had a lot of fun putting that one together, I even made his little hat.

And I came across a tutorial recently on how to create sculptures out of much fun! It's actually very relaxing just sitting there folding the pages over and over. The fun part is deciding what to put on the inside covers. I chose antique ledger pages for this particular sculpture, but in the future I can see using some of my vintage wallpapers.
This was just listed in my Etsy shop and there will be more of these to addition to making some for myself of course!
So, what will you make today?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Where Women Create.........!!

To say I'm thrilled is an understatement! My very favorite Stampington magazine.....check it out and submit your favorite item in your studio. You could be featured too!

Thank you so much for featuring my item on your website~~~~~~~~~~!

Monday, July 22, 2013

A great thing to do in this warm summer sun! Wash and air dry a new quilt covered with roses......!

And speaking of roses, mine are in their prime right now. So pretty and loving all the heat we're having.

My angel is keeping watch.

We had a great day in Portland yesterday. Went to mass at the Grotto, what a beautiful setting that is! If you live in the Portland area and haven't been I highly recommend it. Then we had lunch with family at Gustav's and shopped at Rejuvenation and Hippo Hardware. Hippo didn't let us down and we found some vintage rails for our dd's vintage bed......can't wait to get that put together for her.
My etsy shop has been on fire this month (thankfully) so I've been very busy doing a lot of shipping and have some other business plans that I'm contemplating that I can't share at this point in time.
All I can say is........LIFE IS GOOD....hope your's is as well.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy summer day~~~~~~~~~

Just playing around with my editing program.
Found this super cute enamelware pitcher yesterday, complete with attached lid!
It's in my shop.

Or how about this pretty depression ware pitcher? I think it shows off my hydrangeas well, don't you?
It's in my shop too!

Or how about an antique candy box? I've completely lost my mind and have decided to sell my beloved collection.....
They're in my shop!

In other news that isn't shop dd has been at a Science camp for the past two weeks. Tomorrow is her last day. They've been doing crime scene investigation this week.
It's almost like she's been at quiet around here! But she's having a blast so that's what matters. Plus it gives me some time to get my work done without all the guilt, ya know? I know those of you with young ones probably do.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend, we'll be motoring up to Portland on Sunday to see family. Can't wait!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A friendship quote..........

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Robert Brault 

I hope you all have friends who make the time for's invaluable to feel important to someone else.

Here's to friendship! And never stop reaching out to can never have enough friends!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Are you participating this year in the "Where Bloggers Create" party?

I haven't decided yet....depends on how much work I get done in my studio this week. I'm sure you can all relate~~~~~!

My gi-normous dictionary~~~~~~

Such a beauty, warts and all

I just had to have it

It really is such a great display item but I've decided to put it in my was published in 1921. It's 5 1/2" thick!!!!!!
Absolutely huge and beautifully illustrated.
I hope it doesn't sell for a long, long time....:).

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A fun new product for my Etsy shop~~~~~

Wallpapered letters

Or should I say signs

So easy to mix and match....look for a lot more of these signs because I love nothing more than covering almost anything with my vintage wallpaper!!!!!!!!!
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One side with vintage wallpaper, one with antique ledger.
Another new item.