Sunday, March 28, 2010

A New Week

I don't now if it's the warm weather we are having but I am full of energy and ideas! I have all my supplies sitting here just waiting to be used. I do however have a bit of extra company this week. My 7 year old is on Spring Break so we will be out and about enjoying a few days of sunny warm weather. My little sweeties are going to help me plant some flowers and a new herb garden tomorrow! I can't wait to get my hands in some soil for a change.

I did take some time to get this lovely piece completed. We really enjoy embellishing these crinolines! It is available here if you are interested.

On another note, we are so honored to have our Mother's Day Tussie Mussie featured in the wonderful publication Flowers &! What a special treat!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What's new Wednesday!

For me Wednesday is usually spent running around at a million miles an hour! We have a Mommy & Me class and then it's off to ship packages, pick up my son at school, the joys of homework (my 7yr. old thinks mom knows nothing and being a teacher for over 7 years doesn't count), then dinner, family time and back to the studio for me! Today was different, my littlest sweet pea is sick so we spent the day at the doctors and then nursing her fever. Poor thing, it breaks my heart to see them so sick. While she napped I grabbed a minute to share a few of my new favorite things with you. I am really loving this antique look!

All of these items and more are now available here.

Wishing you a happy Wednesday!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Playing With Paper. . .

We've spent the weekend playing with paper and lace and ribbons and well, the list goes on! We also got some great new shipments in from very talented artists and here is a little look. If you're interested these items have just been added to the site.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I am addicted to. . .

American Pickers on the History Channel. I am really not much of a t.v. watcher but stumbled upon it last month while I was sick and lounging on the couch became my activity of choice. Well, now I can't get enough of it! I guess it is the thrill of the hunt. If you are not familiar with the show it follows two "pickers" as they scour the country for antiques and treasures to sell. They dig through old barns, sheds and just about anywhere else you can think of. It amazes me how some people can accumulate so much over the years and never part with it. I couldn't imagine living with that much. . .stuff, but watching them literally hunt for treasures is just so much fun, not knowing what they will find next. If you haven't checked it out I suggest you do.

I have to tell you. . .I was on a field trip with my 4 yr. old yesterday and we went to an old farm for an orange festival (here she is making fresh orange juice). They had tons of rusty old farm equipment and chippy old crates and boxes. There were several sheds with antique cars and rusty goodies! I took a few pictures. . most of which unfortunately, turned out blurry with just my little old camera. The other mothers must have thought I was crazy getting all excited about a bunch of "junk." I was just itching to go in one of the barns and see what was inside! Maybe someday, in another life I can travel the country in search of wonderful "junk" too!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Jar of Fun!

I spent my morning putting together these fun little art kits.

I found these great glass wire handled jars a while back and have been contemplating what I wanted to do with them.

I started sticking things in them for storage and realized what great little kits they would make. I lined them with vintage lace and filled them with paper, buttons, flowers and all sorts of goodies.

I also made some new pixies. These are so much fun. I use these whenever I send a card or on top of packages.

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a lovely week!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Roses, Roses Everywhere!

I had to share some of our new beautiful Mulberry Prima flowers. We have more on the way but I am already having fun playing with them.

I made these wedding tags from some new papers and a few of the roses.

These flowers and more can be found here!

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Coming Soon. . .

I thought I would share just a few of the pretty new papers we are working with. We are currently creating 3 new lines this month. The first is Vintage Tea.

Next is a beautiful line of baby themed items featuring soft florals and beautiful damask prints.

Last is a wedding line featuring beautiful vintage wedding ephemera. I am so anxious to get started on these! Keep an eye out. I will have some samples to share in the coming weeks!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Eye Candy

I wish I had more time to share just how much I am loving all our new goodies but I have a busy Saturday ahead so I will just leave you with a bit of eye candy to enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Feeling inspired

I am feeling really inspired lately with all these new pretties. Now if I only had more hours in the day and another set of hands I would be good to go!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Little Before. . .

I found some really great pieces while out treasure hunting today and thought I would share a few "before" pictures with you. Oh I know they look wonderful as they are but I am just dying to get my hands on them. Wouldn't those glass jars make great little art kits? A bit of rolled paper, some pretty flowers, a few vintage buttons and of course lots of lace! Or perhaps just a simple tag dangling off the side with a bit of crinkled seam binding will do.

This lovely little dear is circa 1923 I am told. I am anxious to add a little touch to this already charming piece. I just love washboards and rarely have good luck finding them, however this one found me.

Finally, a little French flower bucket will be pretty as a picture soon enough!
In just a day or so these little treasures of mine will be ready to debut their "after" pictures. Stay tuned. . .