Thursday, November 29, 2007
Christmas Spirit is in the air. People are decorating all over. here in the South.. many decorate BEFORE Thanks Giving. Can you believe it all you Northerners??? Most Have their tree & outside decorated the next day. It looks so lovely & everyone is putting Christmas Spirit in the air. I guess we need a little more Christmas Spirit down here since we do not get all the Christmasy snowflakes. I think I seen a tiny flake or 2 last year. My girls do not miss bundling up, but i sure do. I miss their cute little red noses. Seeing their little breath in the air when they talk. Building snowmen together. making snow angels together. Going sledding at Lake Shore with all the neighbors. Having my girls go to the Peak n Peak every weekend to ski. My daughter used to be on SKI club at school. (in elementary, can you believe it, that's how close we were to the Peak. That's a big ski resort near where we live. All my girls would ski during the winter season. I got a break & did my things & had goodies for them when they came home.
My brother ski's all over the world. He just went to dinner with that red headed carrot top guy won the olympics???? In Chile. He's a serious skiir,I like to go to the ocean & get tan & watch for dolphins & sharks. I hate being cold. I will one day get over that & ski with them all.
I even want to learn how to surf? well... im getting off subject here but I guess im reminicing a bit by myself and dreaming about plans to come...
Anyways....Off to pick my daughter up.
I wish you all some happy shopping times ahead & some time to bake & enjoy the Christmas time with your loved ones.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Look at these sweet soft sewn stuffed animals.
I LOVE white. I love simple, clean & fresh style.
Just charming. Who would think some stuffed geese could look so classy? Im not a huge fan of stuffed animals & all the dust mites that can come with them & clutter & fuzzies etc... but these would look great for those who don't care for the masses of commercial stuffed animals that every child has. Clean, sweet, one of a kind.
So unique. I would LOVE to see these in a gorgeous baby boutique or home decor store with a baby & child section. If I could sew... I would try these! hint hint.... anyone?
Cuddly Stuffed Animals - Japanese Craft Book
Wool Felt Sweets - Japanese Needle Felting Craft Pattern Book
Im off to dream land. I hope you all had wonderful times with family & friends & Enjoyed your Thanks Giving to those here in the states & much peace & love to all just because it should be that way.
Here's to your dreams, wishes, hopes & ideas.... Im thinking positive thoughts & hope it passes along to all those wishing for the same!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This is a sneak peak of another piece I am working on.
It is no where close to being finished, Lots of goodies to add to this & layers of paints etc.... For a child's room? hmmmmm How do i do that? Not your typical child's room is it? so I have to figure it out. How I get myself into this I don't know..... and where are those moms at that are looking for something totally diff. & not typical baby or child pieces?
I wish my mind would be so much simpler.
Strumpfkunst on ETSY has the cutest little sock critters. These sweet jolly little ones are just too happy to pass. I think every little child should have a favorite little friend to take everywhere. Why not a one of a kind from a sweet girl from Germany. She takes great pride in making sure her little critters are safe & up to standards yet look adorable. Take a look at all her friends.
Sweet baby quilt by Yayabun from Etsy.
Beautiful handmade baby quilt perfect for Christmas , Hanukkah, baby showers or perhaps Easter.... whatever the reason im sure you all will be very happy. These are all one of a kind so you have to act quickly if interested.
She has tons more in her Etsy shop. Please go take a peak.
I know I should be thinking more festive colors & Holiday gifts... I just had to post these. So yummy, so happy & fresh & yes so right for Spring Inspiration.However...I found them Yesterday & didn't want to forget to share.I know some are already planning if not creating their Spring line. So here you go ~ Detailed little sweets. Taj ~ Wood & Scherer from the UK http://www.taj-woodscherer.com/ So... if you like these for yourself or gift giving check out their site or find out where you can buy their delightful goods. Or Take it all in & look at all the details & see what you can come up with in your next project.
Enjoy the sweetness...
Sunday, November 18, 2007
* it measures 11 x 12 inches
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I am new to ETSY. Well, I joined about a year ago. I was only a buyer until now. I just recently started as a seller. I am so new. I don't even think anyone knows I am there. So many sellers & so many different things out there. It can be overwhelming. Even to the most seasoned seller. Always new things added daily.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
things you would never expect from me,
from looking at my designs.
hey theres that big mouth girl...
This all reminds me of the designer "Oilily"...
Friday, November 09, 2007
Check out this jewelry designer on ETSY ~ Jessi Taylor. I LOVE these two rings.
So simple yet strong. Im a princess & it has my name on it. & the NORTH STAR.... I came up with that name for my husbands car dealership back home. NORTH STAR MOTORS. Im always thinking marketing & strategy etc... We Lived in the North Eastern PA. hence North star ~ Look for the North Star & you'll find us! ok goofy but It worked. well.. we're here now but it was an awesome place & he's the best werever he goes. Sooooo these two rings are calling me.
I like clean, simple elegance. some days simple others days a little bit more bling. but not royalty dripping with diamonds. you know what i mean right?
ok....I like diamonds! I buy lots of jewelry, well I used to, but I stil like wearing just my diamond? so since I LOVE so many things... You all need to buy them for me. & SUPPORT ETSY, INDIE & handmade
It makes a differnce!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I have been so busy with everything I forgot to share this sweet find.
I bought this cute little onesie from my fellow ESTY/BLOGGER FRIEND awhile back.
She is the sweetest girl & makes the sweetest clothes for little ones ~ & other little treasures.
She made mine with a little ruffle trim at the sleeves. & this is a little bag to use for whatever I wish. WE use this sweet bag for my precious babies favorite book, doll & pretend baby bottle to take in the car. Its HER little bag of goodies. A perfect little bag to have handy for our million trips in the car. Its sweet & so precious. It has the vintage charm of when days were much more innocent & simple. LOVE IT & LOVE HER.
THANK YOU Cheryl.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
How is this for a cozy place to nestle? Imagine this lucky princess drifting off to slumerland & dreaming magical dreams.... Nice, huh? Barry Dixon a designer from Viginia designs some gorgeous rooms. I thought this little headboard & the way he transformed this little nook was was way too charming. Not everyone can be as Posh as this but you can use your imagination & look at things in a whole new way.
How dramatic is this? I Love it. This style is way easy to recreate. Very Regal. Very classy. Get some plywood, some batting or foam some great stiped material & if you can't afford it... get white canvas & Paint your stripes.* Little tip ~ use some fabric medium w/ your regular paint. look for some great nail heads or get creative & use some nails or screws that are a bit more chunky & paint them to have the color, stain,metal effect you want. & outline the piece.You can use whatever you want for overhead lighting, sconces or artwork/accessorie for the middle piece. keep it simple, clean & Vogue by a few unique objects. you do not need a whole lot to get big impact. Now let your imagination run wild & dream up diff. headboards & color schemes.
I'd be happy to help ; ) I love a challenge.
I found My new Jewlery designer. Amanda Jaron. Her work is beautiful. This coca ~ cola piece is absolutely stunning! Not only is it gorgeous.... Its eco -friendly. Recycled art realy has come along way. Wouldn't you say? This mommy of twins is doing it all & is such a wonderful soul who supports other moms in business. Love her! ~ I love these two pieces also. Check her site out. She has so many styles to choose from and is involved in some great causes too.http://www.ajaron.com/shop.php
Friday, November 02, 2007
Mr. Galliano is such a wonderful talented crazy mind full of passion, dreams, creations, style, pizzaz,energy,zest for life, attitude, ideas, & energy that soo inspires me with everything he does. to see him is to admire him & to get shocked at same time.
Do not ever judge a book by a cover. it is so true. you never know what is behind the "mask" and so many have a heart of gold, no bad bone in their body yet might not have the "LOOK" you care for. yet the ones with the "LOOK" you accept.... could have many hidden secrets that are left to be unsaid. Give people a chance before judging
(I wrote this so long ago on my flickr account) & its sooo true.
This is an old piece of wood with a big chunky screw painted to use as a hook. Top corner is 2 pearls from some old piece of jewelry. This is painted shabby pink & gesso collaged with bits of writing on light green paper beneath the paint, a few white polka dots for fun.
A Lovely little vintage girl fairy with sweet wings & crown.
Cute lovely thing.
so many things to hang so many ideas for this charming bit of cottage whimsy.
She has a soul this piece, : )
Look for her to make her debut at Etsy soon.
I not only design for baby & child, I have also been commissioned to design little pretties for their loved Pets. I love it. Im flattered & I LOVE a challenge.I would love to create more pieces for the Posh pets. Anyone need a little treasure for your pet?(baby)
Some of the things I adorn my pieces with are :
Cherubs,bouquets, Bunnies, Fanciful Pears, Crowns & really anything I find that has the charm & style fit for a princess.
Love finding vintage jewlery, antique trims & even among all this sparkely, glittery, posh girly girl stuff... I love to add a bit of rust & found objects.
I have a fondness for old rusty, chippy, weathered things with a patina. So keep your eye out for some more goodies to come & see how all this lovelyness can be combined with some good old junk!