Monday, June 15, 2009

Here is another view - aren't they just the cutest?

Time ~ where does it go?

It has been forever since I posted and will probably be some time before I do again. I am now working with my partner in his real estate company full time, going to school full time and have been planning my Daughter's wedding and just hosted her Bridal shower yesterday. I wanted to share the "princess shoes" I made as part of the table decorations.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Amazing blooms

More spring time inside. My Amaryllis in bloom.

Delicate beauty.

Amazing detail

I am always amazed at the beauty in nature, how perfect in detail is God's hand.

Have a great day.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sentimental Handbags

These are a few more hand bags that my Sweet Friend Kelly and I worked on together.
This red one is made from a vintage, velvet dress that belonged to a friends Mother. It was hand beaded at the top with a picot trim and then hand beaded fringe added on both sides of the bottom. Then lined with a beautiful black fabric. The next one was felted with a hand beaded spiral rope strap and beaded loop closure with one of my vintage mother or pearl buttons. Kelly lined it with vintage fabric from another dress. Kelly's friend is giving these bags as gifts to her daughter, sister and nieces. What a great way to share the love and memory of a family member through a piece of clothing remade into soemthing that can be held and enjoyed, rather that hanging in the back of a closet. Our hope is that these bags become another family heirloom.

If You want to see more of them you have to pop over and visit her blog here Fitzu she is an amazingly creative lady and great friend.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring on the inside!

Not much going on in the garden yet just a few snowdrops peeking out at the world...

But inside, another story the Kaffir Lily, spring in full bloom, inside anyway.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Angel's Day

This is my Angel's birthday. She would have been 33 today.These photos were taken in August of 2001, when she was 25, by our friend Stewart who is a professional photographer.I am so thankful to have them.

This is one of Stews favorites, it was a long day and they were getting a bit silly, something happened and she burst out laughing and he took this picture, it stuck with him that it was such a genuine, joyful laugh - that we miss.

We lost Amy in October of that same year, the pain has eased but the feeling of loss is still great.

Happy Birthday Sweet Angel, we love you.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A good day

It hit 54 here today! Sat in the sun with a glass of wine - was a bit of heaven! We have had a ton of snow in Maine this winter with bouts of extreme cold so today was a huge treat. Back in the art room for a bit, reorganizing, cleaning out and jotting down 100 projects I want to take on, not to mention the list for the wedding.....

Here are more pics from the button collection.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Sweet Girl and her Prince

Sweet Girl and her Prince! Aren't they just the cutest? Their wedding day is coming up fast yesterday we did flowers - hours of picking out flowers and "helped" with the Tux pic for the guys. We have lists for lists and then more lists. I just keep thinking is will all be incredible! To see her in her gown was just amazing. I will post more as we start to create a Fairy Tale wedding.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Something Beautiful

Thought I would share a pic of some of my button treasures, just a few of the stash I have accumulated. I think they are so beautiful and will be making their appearance in some finished projects soon.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here is another Felt and beaded bag my sweet friend Kelly and I made. She made the deep purple felted bag with funky eyelash fringe and I needle felted the flowers and added bead accents. We are very please with it! I am really getting into the needle felting, these were only my second attempts at flowers - not bad huh? Sort of reminds me of working with modeling clay.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

100 Post Giveaway!

Therese at Time-Worn Interiors is having a giveaway to celebrate her 100 Post.

Leave a post here to enter.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Room out of control and the winner is.......

OK, I am late! My daughter would tell you it is the story of my life! But better late than never? The winner of the bracelet is GinaAgain, please visit her at
This was a wonderful event and I look forward to next year (hint, hint). I love all the new sites I had the opportunity to visit that I never would have known about if it were not for this event. Please continue to visit, I look forward to hearing from all of you.

The art room is out of control! Too much going on - at once. I will get organized again.......

Did you hear something? I really need to clean this room!

Fix me, fix me!

Much Better now! Too bad an entire strand of crystals were lost from this vintage beauty. But the good thing is the rest survived. The owner, a friend, at least will have the balance of her Aunt's treasure.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Felting and Beads!

Hi, I wanted to post a little something my girlfriend and I have been up to, she is the felter and I am the beader. Sweet little bag that we are making for a friend. The lining you see next to the bag is made from a vintage dress that belonge to our friend's Mother. The bag is done in felted crochet, the strap is spiral rope beading and the closure is a vintage button from my collection. Pretty cute!
Hope you have a great Wednesday. I am off tomorrow for Massachusetts to stay with my Daughter, we are going wedding dress shopping, sweet girl is getting married in July!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One World One Heart


I have joined for the first time and am so excited to meet new blogger friends and share in your creativity. This is such a wonderful event, thank you Lisa!

My give away is the crochet bead bracelet from my collection. It is created in lilac and silver lined grey beads finished with crystal beads, sterling silver end caps, bead caps and clasp, I hope you enjoy.

Please make sure to leave your comments, the winner will be announced on February 12th!

May you have a wonderful day.