Thursday, April 29, 2010


While perusing our Vancouver Craigs list I found this beauty...for FREE!

I have the perfect spot for her on our outdoor front porch...

Can't wait to pick her up on Sunday and start with the staging of the porch - 
just the jump off point I needed to get started on working outdoors instead of indoors!
Stay tuned for the reveal....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

From Dreary to Cheery and a Growing Mama

Today while I was watching the rain fall down outside (as if there is any day that it is NOT 
raining here) I was thinking that my kitchen needed some "cheering" up on this dreary day. So, out 
came my fabric box full of some vintage fabrics, tablecloths, and trims. We all know that it had to be RED and it was a given that there would be pom pom fringe on it! 

So...this is what I sewed up today...a table full of red happiness just for me!

I just love these red polka dots!

And, once I tire of looking at red spots I can turn it over for a different look - 
a vintage tablecloth fabric with red poppy's and some white daisies. 

It's amazing what makes me happy these days - simple things - the color red - and polka dots!

And an update on the mama of the house - she is definitely getting bigger by the day...she is even more tired than she normally is...and now has to be carried upstairs or lifted up onto one's lap...

I can hardly wait until she delivers her pups - and I'm sure she can't wait either!

Poor little (big) Lola!

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Linen Aprons

In need of an apron? Hop on over to "Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets" 
and get yourself one of these lovelies...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Contemplating Motherhood

Poor Lola...these days it takes all she's got to jump up onto a sofa, a bed, or someone's lap 
due to the shape she's in. She is in the "mothering" way right now and still has another two weeks 
before delivering her puppy brood. 

Poor I dare tell her that this is the "easy" part of motherhood? 
The time that she has to just lay around and relax? 

The time in her life where she can just eat and eat and eat and not be bothered by it - because 
as we all know the pounds are much harder to get off "after" the baby arrives! 

Should I also let her know that all this free time she is enjoying now will no longer
 be a part of her life once the puppies arrive? 

That all her attention will be not on herself but on her

No...I don't think I'll tell her - it will spoil her day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Yesterday when I went to retrieve the mail from the front porch, I could not help but notice the fragrant smell of spring time flowers in the air...the scent of lilacs came wafting through the breeze and as I looked up I saw these...wonderful new lilac blooms... 

I had to then pick some and bring them inside so that my home could smell as good as the outdoors smelled on this most perfect spring day...

Now I am enjoying the most beautiful smell well as appreciating the beauty of these wondrous blooms...

Happy Spring to YOU!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

For the Bride to Be

My daughter has a friend who is getting married in a few weeks...they went to high school together, played on the same basketball team and go to the same university. This friends' nickname was Barbie so it was appropriate to gift her with a special Barbie bride necklace. And, since I have been learning the art of soldering, from this lady, I took a chance at my skills and came up with this for her...

I just love the Barbie bride - so vintage looking...

And this will be her "new" last name...

All in all, I am pleased with the way it turned out and hope that she likes it too!

Congratulations Brooke and Derek!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sneak Peeks

I have been busy these past couple of my studio...with ALL my supplies...conjuring up these pretties...for two blog swaps I participated in...

This one is for Artsy Mama's May Basket Swap. My partner is Wanda from The Rat's Pajamas blog and she just wanted something very frilly, and pink, and girly - she is so over the camoflauge that is taking over her home (hubby is an active duty soldier (currently deployed to Iraq) and she has two boys), I hope that what I came up with will "take her away" to her girly roots and make her feel feminine once again in the land of P*I*N*K*!

And this one is for "A May Day Tussie Mussie Swap" over at the blog A Swap For All Seasons. My partner is Lisa from Lisa Michelle Designs and she loves everything romantic and Jane Austen. Here's hoping that she is going to L*O*V*E* her gifties made by my little ol' hands.

They will have to only see these "sneek peeks" of their goodies until they get their packages in the mail. I will post all the photos of their sweet gifts once I know that they have received them.

I have also been playing with my soldering iron...a lot. I am loving all the possibilities that are out there for this tool and all the things one can create! I thank this lady for opening up my world of imagination in the land of solder...thanks Terri! Time gets away on me in my little room upstairs and I have been known to spend 3+ hours up there without knowing that time has gone fast! I have been working on a special bridal shower gift for one of my daughter's friends getting married and I will post the picture of it tomorrow after her shower has gotten started...

I hope all of you are enjoying some "creative time" to yourselves...

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Lovely Giveaway

My blog friend Roxanne of Roxanne the Artist is having a lovely giveaway - one of her wonderful paintings!! This painting says "SPRING" doesn't it? Roxanne is a wonderful blogger and as you can see a gifted artist and painter....
So, hop on over HERE to be entered in her giveaway!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fab Day Ahead

On my way HERE today.....can't wait to see what we make! It's gonna be a F*A*B* weekend in the state of Washington!