February 22, 2009

Spring Pieces For The Shop

Some of my work for Spring, from the website...circa 2009

February 17, 2009

Studio Inspiration And A Birthday Giveaway For You

My blogging has gone by the wayside as of late with all going on around here, but I wanted to pop in and thank you for still looking!

We have been going out of town almost every weekend, but this past one we stuck around, as these cutie patooties were in town for a visit (our older daughter and her guy).

She is quite the photographer, and I wanted to share a few photos that she took of the King of our home, Murphy. He is an older guy at 7 years, and lovin' this cooler weather and playing in the yard.
As for my website, I have been listing some of the vintage pieces found on all of the recent trips we been taking....and I haven't had a chance to post about them as they mostly have been sold:-). I still have a stash to list, but have been itching to work on projects. It's a lifelong DISEASE and the only way I know of to scratch it is to work on the pieces that are the things of my dreams. My artsy friends know what I mean! More about my projects later.

It's my birthday on Feb 25th, and I have a gift for you.

I am very appreciative of the many blessings in my life and am sure that Mr. Fufu will have me feeling like a Queen For The Day next Weds. So, I thought that I would do a giveaway to all of the other queens out there in Bloglandia and offer this Vintage Style French Inspired CROWN for this giveaway. All that you have to do to enter is to leave a comment here, or through the Contact Us page on my Website.

The winner will be drawn on my birthday.....at random, but if you want FIVE chances to win then post this Giveaway on YOUR BLOG with a link back to MY BLOG. Simple enough...good luck~this is a GORGEOUS piece (rhinestones and patina galore!) that we have sold many of on the Website and you can see by clicking on this photo:
Back to the Studio Inspiration.... I was so happy to find loads of wonderful old ephemera on our excursions and have been scanning up a storm. Mostly what I found were gorgeous images of antique ladies, antique French images, and the best old French paper dolls. Careful steaming to get some of these out of their scrapbooks has been finished, and now the originals will be better stored for future use. I made some more of the boxes that were featured a few months ago in Romantic Homes Magazine, and framed some in pretty vintage buying trip frames.I haven't had a chance to work on my Bottle Dolls since way before Christmas...one of the projects that I so enjoy!Also managed to finish up a Vintage Millinery Dress Form that will be posted today