Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Dream and Crown and Crumpet

We all have dreams. Some big and some small. Some realistic and some not so easily attainable. What's my dream? I would love to own a pink frilly bakery/gift/coffee and tea shop. You know, some place to go with the girls where pink urns filled with pretty flowers welcome you. A safe refuge from dishes and children. Don't get me wrong, I love my children more than anything. I am with them 24/7 it seems and I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm just saying someplace to go past 8 p.m. to be pampered for a spell in a heavenly sea of taffy colored girliness.

I saw an article in Romantic Homes about a tea house in San Francisco called the Crown and Crumpet. It is an honest to goodness tea parlor. I love all the bright beautiful pictures and some day would love to visit it. Enjoy a little candy for this cold Wednesday!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

~Cupid's Jig~

Just listed in Etsy and eBay~Cupid's Jig

Who ever knew that wreath making could be so fun and pretty!

Nostalgic charm oozing with soft, sweet sugary pink fancies! This 21" round wreath is a welcomed yummy treat to the eyes! Shabby pillowey pink feathers, authentic vintage baubles and buttons. Pink, white and black lustrous glitter accent the vintage inspired St. Valentine cards. Dainty paper lace white and hand painted pink heart doilies add an enchanting touch. I made a wreath similar to this a year or so ago and the buyer was ecstatic to say the least with it’s sweet charm and construction.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine's Delight~Display of Digital Cards

It feels so good to get things done and listed all while being fun in the process! Here are a few samples from Valentine's Day cards available in my Etsy store and on eBay. Enjoy!


Crepe Paper Rosette~First Attempt

{first rosette attempt}

So~I've been working hard lately trying to fill my Etsy and eBay store again. I slacked off for awhile and am starting to groove with things. I have so many ideas running through my head, one involving the crepe paper rosette. How can one little pretty have so many different ways to be made? Some easy and some you need to have three hands to make! In the next week or two after I've mastered the rosette, I'm going to post the my instructions. Hopefully, I'll be able to convey it in an easy to follow manner. Fingers Crossed!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cupid’s Soiree~Deluxe Vintage Valentine Banner

~Vintage Inspired Crafts with a Fanciful Twist~

This vintage inspired Valentine’s Day banner adds timeless romance to your decor. Double reinforced banner with vintage reproduction cards and paper. All glittering with red tinsel and silver, glittery ribbon and contrasting rosettes of cream and black. Attaching the pieces are silvery tinsel garland.

Available in my Etsy


My Heart and its Kitchen of Delight

{Pretty cupcake picks I picked up at Hobby Lobby}

St. Valentine's Day
Ahh...The time of year where you transform your heart into a kitchen of delight! It's a time to use your imagination from the heart and, while holding true to old traditions, start a few new ones. There is nothing as sweet as homemade and vintage valentine cards, fancy pastries, chocolate hearts, candies and lollipops shaped as hearts with white confection trim that melts on your tongue. Vintage lace and millinery, white, delicate paper doilies...Need I say more?

When I was a little girl, every year my dad brought me home a box of chocolate that was shaped with the big chocolate letters "I (heart) U". This meant a lot because I could count on one hand how many times my father said it. Now that I have children, I'm always finding ways to mix things up for Valentine's Day. I rarely buy anything, except crafting supplies, because like I's the holiday to use the kitchen in my heart to create beautiful memories so that they are always reminded how much I love them. It truly is the holiday that comes straight from the heart.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Table Parade~Council for the Arts

Seriously thinking about this but it requires planning. I did do the "Chair Parade" several years ago and brought in the second highest bid with my tribute to Eric Carle. It was so much fun to do. I hand painted all the tissue paper, like Eric does for his books and then made all the embellishments. The whole entire chair tells the story.
If anyone is interested, here are the particulars:

Table Parade 2010 The Council for the Arts presents “Table Parade!” an event reminiscent of the “Chair Parade!” in years past, but with an update. Artists should submit designs and entry forms by April 16, pick up their tables June 1-4, and deliver them by 5:00 PM, July 9, 2010. The tables will be on view at local businesses starting July 12. Silent auction bidding will conclude at the Capitol Theatre’s August 28 wine festival. Please call 264-6883 for more information. The entry form is downloadable at

From the Chair Parade...