Sunday, July 31, 2011

i covet...

Another gorgeous treasury, again featuring my three's a charm!!!

Thank you Monica!

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Special Treasure

I found the sweetest little baby's bonnet the other day. I was sad to see it tossed away and forgotten, worn and tattered with the babe grown and flown from the nest what use was it now. Thinking of the little one who might of worn it, I had to give it a new home.

So I went to work and the Stork Came Calling...

Last night the stork came calling
And there beneath its wing.
Lay sleeping oh so sweetly
The tiniest little thing.
From babyland so far away
Beside a silver sea,
Was brought a special treasure
As a gift to you and me.

I paired this sweet little bonnet with an abandoned children's book to make a wonderful little pocket to hold precious keepsakes and decorate a new baby's nursery.

To see more pictures visit my Esty shop.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Curtains Danced

Another beautiful treasury...again with my banners!!!

Thank you to A Pocket Of Posies for this wonderful treasury!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rustic Home

I just love this treasury....and my banners are in it!

Thank you Hill Top Cottage for creating such a beautiful treasury!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

You May Kiss the Bride

When I was planning my vintage garden wedding, I was very disappointed in the wedding cake toppers that were available. I wanted something different and vintage, little did I know it would send me on a hunt, searching for just the right pair. It was two days before my wedding and I had just about given up hope. While I was purchasing something in a local antique store, chatting with the owner, she moved to the side of a cabinet behind her and there they were! The bride with blond hair, the groom with brown hair and a match for the tux! It was meant to be, they found me!

I enjoy being able to use them in my photographs for my wedding designs in my Etsy shop. I have had so many people ask if they were for sale and there is just no way I could ever part with them. So, I photographed them and made a wedding cake topper out of them!

Go to my shop to see more photos!


Check out this wonderful treasury on Etsy that features this sweet little cake topper! Thank you Dita!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nature All Around Us

I love birds, but Owls and Hawks are my favorite, so they always seem to find a way into my creations!

I think my love of Owls goes back to when I was a child and my Father came to the door one very cold winter day with a beautiful Barn Owl, that he found sitting in the snow and he hopped on my Fathers glove.

He sat contently and watched us, not bothered at all as my sister and I gazed in amazement. I was certain he came to us, not just because he was so cold, but he knew we would appreciate his beauty. After a few blinks of his eyes, to my sister and I, he flew back to his home.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Paper Flowers

I had so much fun with the circles I cut out of the vintage book for my "Nest Inn Book" that I made these cute little round flowers on a stick!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Love Rocks

I tell my husband I’m a cheap date, he doesn’t need to buy me expensive things, I can go outside and find that one special rock that will make me happy. I know it’s silly, but my Mother says I have been picking up rocks since I was a little girl. Not just everyone I see, they have to be just the right one and you know it when you see it. I remember one of our nephews saw my display of rocks in a bowl on the table and he looked at me and said “I’m not allowed to have rocks in the house!” Anything’s game at my house!!

I adore the gorgeous handmade crochet rocks in the “Stitch Happens 7” store on Etsy. You have to go to her shop and see her amazing work!
I am always on the lookout for heart shaped rocks! This is a photo banner I made of my collection.

And since I have so many rocks, I made some “Stamps on the Rocks” with my old stamps. Why not!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Looking for a Sign

What do you do when you drive by a “Storage Sale” sign…you turn around as fast as you can and find that sale!!! I wasn’t sure what I was going to find, but it was a dream come true. I even dragged my sister with me and went back the next day to hunt for more treasures and wish I would have gotten more!

I have a thing for rusty-crusty things with character, lots of character. Doesn’t matter what it is or was, but I love the look and feel it gives off. It’s got a story to tell and I listen.

I never thought I would collect salt and pepper shakers, but if they are really worn and tattered, it’s for me, I'm hooked…that’s my kind of collection!

I love keys, so why not locks…they're friends! Again only if they are rusty and used do they catch my eye.

I’m dreaming of the day I see that sign again and practically stop traffic whenever I drive past that corner!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bird-Chirping Weather

The baby birds are chirping and flying around our backyard. Now their nests are empty, so I’ve been making nests till they return.
My latest one is “Nest Inn Book”! I took an abandoned 1909 vintage book, hand cut a circle out of the middle and made a nest out of all my scavenged vintage finds to make a sweet little home.
Then I had a stack of circles cut from the book pages…I had to do something with them!
I took the circles, folded them like little petals and glued them together to make a ball. I made a medium and a smaller one also, to make a nice set for displays!
Now I had donut shape rings of paper from the smaller circles…I couldn’t throw them away! Threaded on a string they make a pretty cool banner and a recycled one too!

To see my "Nest Inn Book" go to my Etsy shop: