Thursday, April 29, 2010

Coming up for air. . .

I have spent most of the day in the studio. From creating to photographing, to listing I am finally coming up for air after a long day. I am really excited about all of the new things we have in but am also looking forward to a long overdue night on the couch with my hubby watching Grey's Anatomy. I hope you will take a minute to hop on over and see what we have been up to this week!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just a few. .

Just a few things that made me smile on a cloudy Tuesday. :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunny Days & Inspiration

Nothing recharges me like a warm sunny day. I enjoyed this afternoon picnicking outside with my family. On the menu was cheese enchiladas, rice, black beans and fresh fruit. It was so nice and relaxing, and a great preview of Summer. . my favorite time of year!

After lunch it was time to come in and get a few pictures taken. Here is a sampling of what I worked on this weekend.

I was on a bit of a bottle kick and made several in various sizes. I just love them and use them everywhere.

These vintage sheet music tussie mussies are accented with hand made lace roses and turned out rather pretty I thought.

And yet more bottles. .

All of these items and more are available here. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rose Garden

I just love working with parchment roses. They are so dainty and vintage looking. We just got a new batch in and here are a few of my favorites.

These and more are available here!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lace Roses

When I first saw handmade lace roses on Lori of Katie's Rose Cottage's Blog I knew I had to try my hand at making some. Hers are just beautiful and adorn her line of pillows that are to die for! You must stop by and see them.

She got the idea and tutorial here at Everyday Chaos, such a fun blog!

These are a few so far. I added a few extra goodies as I twisted away and well. . .they are so much fun to make. The first few were a little funky but they got better with each one. I plan on adding some to journals, dress forms and just about anything else I can!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Few New Goodies

These are a few new tags and cards. I just love the jumbo dress form tags! The little bags below are also wonderful for tucking a special little gift in. These items are all available here.

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

9 Years .. and Counting

I can't believe 9 years ago today I became a Misses. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world and am so blessed to be on what I like to call the eternal date with my sweetie.
He still gives me butterflies all these years later.

As he told me today with a beautiful bouquet of deep purple tulips. ."here's to 90 more my love!"


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Here Comes The Bride

We have been working on several new lines for both retail and wholesale. This is a little look at some of our wedding items.

It includes two journals and several one of a kind and made to order gift tags.

So far we are very encouraged by the warm reception they have received!

You can view this collection here, more items will be added in the coming days!

We also have a Tea Collection available and a Baby Collection in the works!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Tasty Dinner!

I made dinner the other night and I don't know if it was the setting sun shining in the window as we ate or the wine that went along with it but it just looked and tasted so good I thought I would share a few pictures (not the best, I had to hurry, the kids were starving) and a little recipe.

I just made a simple meal, Italian sausage and peppers and a side of pasta with garlic, olive oil and fresh basil.
Here goes!

Sausage and Peppers
5-6 links or more of Turkey Italian Sausage (of course you can use regular It. sausage, I don't eat read meat so thus the turkey)
2-3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 white or yellow onion
1-2 large Bell Peppers red/green
3-4 potatoes of choice, I like the little red
White Wine
Salt & Pepper
Fresh Basil and Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese (parmesan is also acceptable) for garnish

I don't really measure things when I cook so these directions are really forgiving.
Heat oil in large pot, lightly saute roughly chopped onion. Brown sausage on all sides.
Add large cubed potatoes with skins, large chopped bell peppers and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
Cover with lid and cook for a few minutes, turning sausage as necessary.
Add at least a 1/4 of a bottle of your favorite white wine, again I don't really measure so a glass for me a few glasses for the food. :)

Cover and cook on med. heat until potatoes are softened, oh about 15 min I suppose, check it every so often, give it a little stir.

Serve with fresh grated romano and chopped basil. YUM!

* You must have the best bread to serve with this because of all the juice this dish makes. Growing up Italian I was taught you must dip your bread in the juice of all your food and dinner without a side of bread was just unheard of! A habit that is so hard for me to break.

Pasta is simple, angel hair tossed with garlic sauteed in olive oil and fresh chopped basil, a bit of fresh grated Romano and you are good to go!

Well I hope you will give this simple, hearty dish a try one night!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Just a little peek at some of the new things we have been working on. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day By Day

Is it Friday yet? It has been one of those weeks. . and unfortunately I had to step back and take a little break from things. Sometimes life just happens and there isn't much you can do but give in and go with it. Now as the week winds down I feel myself getting back in the groove and l had the chance to list some new flea market treasures.

Keep an eye out as we are working on new tags and journals hopefully ready to share soon! :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tea Time

I thought I would share a look at a few of the new items from our upcoming Tea Time Collection.

There are tea themed craft tags strung together on pretty ribbons and fibers.

A beautiful journal. . I just love this paper!!

A tea time tussie mussie.

Here is a little close up of the tussie.

And of course, lots of tea tags.

We invite you to stop by and take a look at these and our other new Limited Edition Collections just beginning to list.

More goodies are on their way soon.
I guess I'd better get back to the studio and back to work/play! :)