Monday, August 31, 2009

Ask yourself...

One of my absolute favorite quotes!!!

I just had to make a special frame to hold it!
such a beautiful print from one of my favorite artists-
Pam Garrison!

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!

Friday, August 28, 2009

For the love of patchwork...

in my work...

in my clothes...

in my home...

I just love patchwork!
perhaps it's because to me, it's alot like life...
filled with many different "patches".

There are some that are beautiful!
richly detailed...

some that are bright and cheery!
and even a few that are darker...

some more plain and simple,
yet grounding...making a lovely foundation...

but when they are all "stitched" together
they become a beautiful and unique
work of art / life!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Many Blessings!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just because she loves "purple"!

Her big brother, after a long-hard-hot football practice,
helped her bake "purple" sugar cookies- from scratch!
and decorate them...they were delicious!

Her big sister made her a "perfectly purple posie"...
to keep by her bedside and enjoy...
so pretty!

Her mommy embellished her little hoodie...

with a big shabby "purple" ruffle heart on back...

a little "purple" patch with another little heart on front...

and even a "purple" kiss & hug stitched in!

All because she loves "purple"!
and we just love her!

Have a happy day- just because!
Many Blessings!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Gather inspiration...

from lots of varied sources...

even edible...
a little sugar always keeps the creative juices flowing!


share it with the world...


Have a lovely weekend!
Many Blessings!

p.s. after her photo shoot "little miss sunflower" will be available
for purchase...if you would like her to come live in
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Why not?


Try it!

Just because.

1. You will make someone's day...maybe even week!
What a sweet (simple) gift!

2. You'll look more beautiful!
There is nothing more lovely than a smile!
The perfect accessory!

3. You'll even feel better!
Often emotions follow actions!

Go ahead...
just smile!

"It's one curve that sets the world straight!"

Have a happy day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

"Tis the seasons!"

While I was in the studio creating
these four fun & funky bangle bracelets...
I began thinking about the seasons...

Summer brings relaxed carefree days...
It's a time of picnics, pool and beach days,
lemonade and long hot afternoons...

Fall arrives with a crispness in the air.
Leaves begin to change, sweaters are brought out and
the harvest season is upon us!
This is a season of gratitude and there is so much
to be thankful for!

Winter is a season of warm fires and snowfalls that soften
the world around us. A season of sparkle and magic
as holidays are celebrated and a new year begins!

Spring comes in blossom by blossom.
Color bursting forth to celebrate this season
of possibility and promise.
The sunlight and fresh air bring clarity and inspiration!

No matter what season we are in...
there is beauty and joy to be found...
what a gift to celebrate and enjoy each one!

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday favorite...

(some of my favorite books and my "fancy" shoes)

(a rose from my garden with a few other treasures in the kitchen)


(some of my pink jewels)


(a chair in the living room)


(some of my creative "tools" from the studio)


( and turquoise and lime green!
but #1 at the very tippy-top has to be pink!)

What's yours?
Oh, do tell!
I'd really love to know!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Many Blessings!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Guess who "hopped" by?...

The other evening while I was busy finishing up this
little pillow I was making...

that was to be placed in one of my many children's chairs...
(I just love child sized furniture!)

Princess #2 began shouting something!

We all ran to see was she was shouting about...
she was pointing out the front door saying,
"Look!!! it's a baby bunny on our porch!"

At first we weren't was SO small!
as we looked closer...
indeed it was! How precious!

Had he "hopped" by to see if rabbit cottage was finished yet?
(not quite....soon though!)

or perhaps he just thought it a safe place to hide-out...

either way- he is very welcome here!
Princess #2 even prepares him meals daily!

What an exciting evening!

Have a happy day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mommy kisses...

There is a little tradition in our home...
each year I create a little necklace for Princess #1 and Princess #2
to wear on their first day back to school...
a gift for them...

before they leave for school I kiss the back of their necklaces
and tell them that way they will have a "mommy kiss" with them
all day!- so no need to be nervous, scared or sad- my kisses
will last until we see each other after school!

As a mom I often wonder if these little traditions mean as much to
the children as they do to me...

well, after the first day of school last week...
that evening I had an event I was attending...
after all our normal hugs and kisses goodbye, I turned to leave and
Princess #2 came running to the door and said,
"Wait mommy! let me kiss your necklace! that way you will
have my kisses until you get home!"

Oh my! My heart was so full at that moment
and tears came to my eyes and I thought...
yes! they do enjoy all the little traditions we've created together!
and you know what?
that evening was lovely! and I'm quite certain it was because
I had "Princess kisses" with me!

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!

Friday, August 7, 2009

"Petal Play"

Just playing...

gathered a few goodies from the garden...
(and of course a little glitter too!)

and just started playing...such fun!
I highly recommend "petal play"...but I must warn you...
it's a bit addictive!

Have a lovely weekend!
Many Blessings!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ring around the rosie...Part 2

"Ring around the rosie...
how about a little (BIG) posie ring too!"

with lots of yummy fabrics and a little "sparkle" too!

Have a happy day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ring around the rosie...

"Ring around the rosie...
a necklace filled with lots of little posies!"

velvets, silks, brocades!
Oh my!

some vintage buttons...
and laces...

and a little sparkle too!

all tied up...
and ready to go!

Oh it was such a fun night in the studio!...
happily creating!

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!