Friday, December 21, 2007

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You can check out the web site and see the article by Liz Fuller , an interview of me... for The Little Things !!! This is the link for More Than We Know .Christmas is almost here and as usual Iam not ready ! So I hope to tie things up this weekend . It will most of all be centered around my parents who are 88 and 95 !! They still live in their own home , but also presents some challenges ! This was their wish so we are trying to respect it ! Hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas season and also to take time to remember what the season is for !! Jesus birth & dont let the gifts and long lists get in the way !!

Merry Christmas !!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Been awhile !!

I also have been busy making many Christmas lovlies ! I made this little Christmas Scene under a glass dome , I love it because it is all white ( my favorite ) ! I listed this one on Etsy and it sold right away so it is already traveling to it's new owner ! The pink ruffled plate underneath is so soft and sweet !

Life has been so busy , so I have neglected posting anything for awhile ! Do have to share with you a photo of my early Christmas present from my sister. She is a quilter and when she was home for Thanksgiving we exchanged our Christmas gifts early ! This is the sweetest ever shabby linen holder ever ! I love the fabric and everything !

Saturday, November 24, 2007

New New New Wall Paper Shoes

New in my Etsy shop ( littlethings1 ) are kits to make your very own wall paper embellished shoes !! How much fun can that be !? You can be as creative as you want . I include six wall paper shoes , two styles of heels and one flat slipper style. Included in the kit also are ribbons , wall paper pieces with florals on to cut out ( that you can glitz up with glitter & such ) , pearls to embellish and trims. The one I have shown as an example has a tea stained tag inside the shoe. I use brown paper for the back and hand stiched the shoes together, that way it forms a pocket to hold a card or treasure !

Monday, November 12, 2007

Making Changes

Yesterday I opened a second Etsy shop !! It will be primarily for all of my supplies , vintage treasures and such ! I am bursting at the seams and I didn't want to overwhelm my other store ( littlethings1 ) with a ton of supplies . So it will take some time to make the transition ! The new shop is SecondTreasures , so stop in for a visit to see what is new!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Front Page Treasury List

My treasury list made it to the front page of Etsy , lasted only a short time !! I love it , but then again I love white !!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Vintage Tea Cup Swap

I participated in a Vintage Tea Cup Swap on the Vintage Indie site . My partner was Mary , this is her blog . She is a fabulous knitter, her shop on Etsy has beautiful yarn that she actually spins , how wonderful is that !! Makes me want to get back into knitting and crochet again looking at beautiful yarn. My mother taught me how to knit when I was young and I later took up crochet , but put it aside to do other crafts !My package had the most beautiful soft pastel tea cup & saucer , along with a dainty all white embroidered handkerchief ( gotta wipe the drips!) and a some darjeeling & Marionberry tea along with a box of chocolate covered Hazelnuts ..Mmmmm !! Was my first swap that I have ever done and was a lot of fun !! It is fun to get a surprise package full of wonderful things and was a lot of fun gathering up all the goodies to mail ! Thank you so much Mary !!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Treasury Lists

I was checking out the Treasury Lists on Etsy and saw I was in two lists !!! I think it is so wonderful when someone picks one of your items from your shop to feature in a Treasury List !! Sadielouwho has one list that feature's anything that glitters or sparkles , her shop can be found here and she has adorable things . The other list is by CraftZany , dedicated to her first love ..her husband ( sweet ) :) !!! Great Treasury list and her shop is also full of fantastic treasures , So check out there shops !!! Click on the photos for a better larger view of all the wonderful picks !!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Finding New Uses For Old Things

My favorite thing to do !! I have always loved to look at something and know it can have a second life as something else !! Pearl Sanborn has a blog A Storybook Life , she has featured one of my photos of one of my Altered Art Dolls in her blog about Finding New Uses For Old Things , so you will have to check it out !! A Storybook Life

This is Slay Salt Shaker , she was sold on Etsy almost a year ago !! If you have a favorite new use for an old thing leave a comment with a link !!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Treasures and Goodies !!

I went to several yard sales over the weekend . Did find lots of wonderful treasures !! One was a vintage hat with fabulous millinery flowers all over it ,resting in the white pedestal dish.. the colors are the best ! Also scooped up several spools of sheer ribbon from a local designer going out of business ! And I am addicted to baskets and can not pass them by ever , they can contain things & look great ! Also when I purchased the hat the vendor also had these vintage buttons , my fav is the card with the pink baby buttons ( who does not love pink ? ) !! I will include some buttons in the Vintage Giveaway on the Vintage Indie Blog for Sept .

This past week my daughter in law put on a baby shower for my youngest daughter who is expecting in Sept. ! We know it is a girl & they have picked out a name also.... Hadassah , a Jewish name , and they are going to call her Haddie , so I made a framed collage for her room , all pink & glittery !

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Inside My Studio !!

Oh my , a look inside my studio on some days can be overwhelming !! I usually know where everything is , but it can look like a disorganized mess at times . I usually work on several projects at a time , I love sewing , making jewelry & altered art . Fabric & paper are two things I can never have enough of !! If someone could clean my house & make meals I'd be set !!

A group on Flickr just started ... The Studio Shot Tuesdays ! Always fun to explore other studio's . Check it out !!
My photos are of my sewing machine , it is a commercial Singer ! It sews like lightening , when I first fot it I thought .. help .. cant do this , goes too fast ! But now Iam so use to it , I love it !! The "note board" I made from an old vintage window ! And the last shot is of a portion of my shelves & "stuff " !!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Summertime !

How the days fly by and it has been over a month since my last post ! I need to get much better at this !!! I have been creating many new things and will be listing them on Etsy today and tomorrow. I designed a Posie Pin using very sheer fabric , I hand painted the fabric for a more one of a kind look and to add softness to the look ! Also had to make some tags as I have a zillion stamps and I need to use them & use them ! The tags were made using my Cavallini rubber stamp set French Par Avion set ! I think they are fabulous stamps! I have also made some pin cushions , the one photo is a vintage little pedistal dish in a fabulous green color and I used a wonderful print and topped it with one of my most favorite vintage buttons , a pink button in a "cup" shape !

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sewing From The Past

Two finds from my out and about thifting !!! Found an old box full of vintage wooden spools of thread ! And two vintage zippers !!! Looking at the thread makes me wonder about all of the different projects that they were a part of !!!! The zippers , tooo cool !! With a price of .29 and .35 , the pale pink and yellow is super wonderful !! I remember growing up , my mother made almost all of our clothes , sometimes she would take things apart & make into something new ( called upcycle now that it is more trendy !!! ) I need to get back to my sewing more !!! When I was pregnant with my oldest son I made all of my maternity clothes and a lot of his clothes with my first sewing machine.. a Singer Featherweight ... would love to have that machine back now !!! Traded it off for a newer model that did fancy things !!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

First Treasury List

I was just crusing the Treasury List on Etsy tonight and "the little Box " just popped up , so I made a list .. I had a brain melt down as to what to even make the list of, I should have a few thoughts on list names , themes ect ahead of time !!! But this is what it is like ... One Of A Kind ...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Yard Sale Finds

Over the weekend a friend & I went to some yard sales . Found this cup with roses on it , love the roses !! And also a little sugar bowl ( I think that is what it is ) also has sweet roses on it !! I also found this adorable girl under glass , I would love to know more about it . Has vintage florals in among her.. Has such a unique look !! So if you know anything leave me a comment !!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Birthday !!

Was my birthday yesterday !!!! My children planned a surprise party !! My daughter came up with a plan that totally was a surprise on me... so when I came back to my house and walked in , everyone was there with a big surprise !!! So we ate food & partied !!! Photo is of gift my daughter gave me, tea suplies !!!! Just fun and wonderful !!! I love how the tea leaf comes out of the top of the tea pot as it is brewing !!!! Will have to take time this afternoon to relax with a cup of tea !!!

Friday, June 8, 2007

More Birdie Things

Have been super busy , but will post the pictures of a few more things I finished.. Will also be putting them on Etsy !! Tiny Blue Bird pendant from a vintage card, it is so sweet !! Also a flying bird brooch , holding a rhinestone heart. An Altered Art assemblage NEST , a drawer with a vintage spoon & papers for the nest , paper clay eggs. And a Pink Faerie In A Jar ( not a birdie thing .. but decided to include her !! )

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Birds & Birdies & Nests !!!!

Seems like when I get on a roll I just dive in on the same theme !!! I have created several bird themed creations in the last week, posted some on Etsy ( one sold already ) But I have been having fun creating away !!! Posting some pic's of some of the creations !!

I will post more as I get pictures taken !!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Front Page of Etsy !!

Today I was on the front page of Etsy !!! Seller dottyral had a treasury list & it made it to the front page !!! Fun & the Vintage Optical Necklace also sold that was featured on the front page !! So that was a first for me to be on the front page , other than the paid Showcase spots !!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Years Have Gone By !!!

Was going through a bunch of various drawers of collected things , came across this ... my high school graduation photo, this one is on a " button " from a class reunion event !!! Cant say how many years ago ... but was long enough !!! Oh well , just thought I'd post it on here !!!

Monday, May 7, 2007

New Items Added

I have been trying to finish some new items for Etsy . Listed some today , two collage's and large over sized paper clips !!! The so shabby round frame with the collage inside with the words HOPE , and several glass glitter dusted flowers with rhinestone and pearl centers !! Also I had come across a "plate" to hang with a velvet pink ribbon, I made a collage using various papers, brass wings that are hanging from a sheer ribbon. The verse is : Laughter is ..Sunshine in the heart and wings to the sooul. It is all dusted with silver and clear glass glitter !! Also made up some oversized paperclips for your office !!! Off to finish all the other projects !!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Little Orphan

Just had to post The Little Orphan Squirel . My son and his wife found it , had been abandoned by it's mother. Was very dehydrated so they looked on the net to see what to do for it. Gave it by syringe unflavored pedilite, was so cute feeding it as it was so hungry as it grasped the syringe while it was feeding !! Hopes are to nurse it till it is strong enough to go back to it's home , some tree just waiting for a friend ! It is just to precious to watch !

Monday, April 16, 2007


It has been a long time since I have posted anything here .. life has been busy !! I have created several things to put on Etsy , photos are below... pin cushion is from vintage barkcloth , frame is made with vintage music sheets, bracelet made using buttons and beads , true false pin with beads and charms, flying bird pin with rhinestones !!
The weather is wonderful , I could go outside without a coat on !! YEAH !! I love it !!!

Spring is here !!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Hard Weekend

One year ago my sisters only daughter Laura was tragically killed in a car accident by a truck that was in another lane , driving too fast for the road conditions and lost control and hit her car. She was on spring break and was traveling to visit friends. She also had her favorite companion with , Saffo her dog . He survived , and that is a whole story in it's own ! Laura only 27 was beautiful , talented ,intelligent , loving, and so many more things . She is so deeply missed. So tall and blond , when she walked into a room everyone noticed her ! Now she is in heaven rejoicing with her father who was killed ten years ago in a tragic airplane crash. We never know what each day holds , but we know who holds us ! Life can be so very hard some days and some pain almost unbearable, but for a moment and then in eternity we will all be together again !

Monday, February 26, 2007

Help , I Can't Stop....

I made the mistake of purchasing a bag of these new Hershey's Kisses , big mistake , they are tooo good and I eat one and can't stop !!! They are filled with coconut cre'me !! New out for spring. Thought if I ate them it would help with the spring thing !!!!!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Been Awhile !!!

Life has been way too busy lately ! With extreme cold weather , I have had to think spring !!! Pastel colors , my favorite! I have been working on spring eggs, bunnies, containers and cupcakes ! Crazy combintation !!I made a pedistal plate for the vintage chenille cupcake ! I will list it on Etsy . I also made another Jar Fairy , with a purple floral theme.