Wednesday, February 24, 2016

For The Love Of Easter And All That Means

 Easter is a beautiful religious holiday and we all celebrate with our own traditions, whatever those may be. It can be a very spiritual day and some tend to keep it private, while others are out there in full swing. It's the awakening of life, or the rebirth of life and it can take many different forms.
 I love the spring season and all it brings to my craft room/work room. It is a time to get busy and get things done before the summer heat of the desert sets in. I have created plaques like the one above using a piece of wood, painted it and applied a lovely graphic and all the decorations I could find. So dang cute even if I do say so myself. LOL!
 The above cups come from my father in laws stash. In the good ole days, parties often used a large punch bowl and cups like these. I don't have the punch bowl but I do have quite a few of these cups. They are a silver plated that I painted a cottage white and decorated. Each cup contains a wooden egg, also painted, glittered and decorated, so cute.
 This little gem is a decorated egg, extra large in which the top is filled with ribbons, pearls, roses and some silks. I even added a too cute bunny on the top just for the occasion. HA! Spells Easter to me.
 My mother had an older glass dish in the shape of a heart, of course I added five decorated eggs to it and there you have it, the perfect gift or shabby/cottage decor.
 Another punch bowl cup, only this one I left alone instead of painting. I used a nest with eggs and some beautiful trims to shabby her up and get her ready for a new home. Cute enough to keep out all year long. Nests are not just for Easter.
A natural egg in a sundae glass. Why not? Looks so good to me, and it's all decorated with flowers, handmade roses and some bling. Like what you see? You can find all this and more on my website,

Monday, February 15, 2016


 I have a few teacups in my stash and so this week I decided to have a cup of tea, but not the regular way, lets have some pincushions instead. LOL, o.k I know it's a bit cheeky......
 This makes a great way to show off the cups and some design work too. I love the ribbons and all the flowers, some handmade and some silks from the craft shop.
Each pincushion comes with handmade pins. I use my beads and try to create the pins around what ever roses, colors and design I use. I hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I do making them. More coming your way. I believe two of these gorgeous items are sold already, but don't fret, I am on a be continued.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


 O.K, I know I can't count. If you caught the title it says five and there are six here. What happened you asked? Well, one of these was in my last post, but I can't remember which one, so we are doing an instant replay. LOL
 Lots of love and I can say I really did enjoy creating these but I am happy to be moving on for awhile.
 My other hearts sold and I needed to sew up some more, but I think I am going to doing a rag quilt and see how that goes. It will be my first one and I have to say I am excited.
 I will be sure to post it once it's finished.
 If you follow my work, you know I love, love and love to play with paper, glue and all those goodies. I am trying my hand at some toilet paper roll tags. I am a tag a holic and decided to give these away as gifts. I will post those too and let you decide for yourselves if this is something I should be doing. Ha. Until then, I will leave you with a very pretty pink roses on a sea of black, just love that combo and love the bead work too.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Heart Sachets

 I don't feel the shape of a heart is just for Valentine's Day, but can be out all year long. I was on a heart binge this week and created, designed and listed these four hearts for sale in my website. Each heart contains some talc for a sweet and very light fragrance. The sachet above has a beautiful fabric and trim. Sometimes simple is best and I thought the roses on this fabric would be best served if they didn't have too much foo foo.
 This fabric was another story. I love the eyelash trim and the fringe with this pattern. Under the eyelast trim, there is some pink lace. Just stunning and elegant for sure. This sachet just sold today, so someone is going to be very happy.
 I have to say I have always loved this fabric. It was very popular about six or so years ago and it's an oldie but goodie. I don't think anyone would say they are sorry to still see it being used. I have very little of this pattern left, so I tend to horde a bit.
There are no words for this sachet, well, I can think of many words for this sachet, gorgeous, over the top, beautiful and so on and so on. I am in love with all the beadwork and this is a show stopper. I might just have to keep her for myself. Can you keep a secret? I am in a heart swap and I made an extra for my swap partner. I hope she loves it as much as I do.
Be well, open your hearts to others and have a wonderful Valentine's Day.