Showing posts with label free vintage images. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free vintage images. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Making progress!







When you have as much stuff as I do,
 it takes awhile to get everything back in order!!!
Plus, I've had other things
to do along the way and have just had to put the studio
on the back burner.

We've had a TON of egg soap orders and
slowly but surely we are finally catching up!

I don't have any studio photos just yet but had to share something with you.
My best bud Lisa of Tarnished and Tattered knew I was working on an art doll.
She told me that she'd been to an estate sale recently and bought a ziplock bag
full of what she thought might just be doll hair!!!

I went to Hobby Lobby to see what they had and it was awful.
Shiny, curly and not at all what I've envisioned on my little baby doll.
Lisa emailed me a photo of what she had and IT. WAS. PERFECT!!!!

That sweetie popped it into an envelope and sent it right over.
Well, it REALLY is so perfect for my little doll!!!
Here's one photo that I took ~
I simply draped one section over the baby's head to show you how it looks.
It's going to be so precious!
But I've got to get this studio re-do finished before I get back to her.
I just hope and pray I can find everything after I finish!!!!
Wish me luck ;)




Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday sweet friends!!!

hugs and love,
Dawn





Friday, May 23, 2014

What we take for granted ~











We really do take so much for granted in our lives.
It seems it's not until these gifts are in jeopardy
that we realize how important
a certain "gift" in our life is.
One of these precious gifts?
Our health.

It's been a pretty bad week over here...
my diverticulitis has reared it's ugly head and
it has been a bout to be reckoned with!

It all started Monday and has yet to be better.
I did spend the entire day Thursday at the Urgent Care center
worried that I might need surgery but thankfully,
after TONS of tests, I don't.

It seems that after I hit 50 I've just started falling apart!
That really doesn't have anything to do with it though.
I know it's totally in my hands how healthy I am.
ANYWAY...
I just wanted to let you know I'm here,
trying to feel better and that
 I miss you all....





Wishing you a beautiful weekend dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn



Monday, May 19, 2014

Thank you sweet friend!!










I just have to share a little something with you....
my dear friend Kathy of Creative Home Expressions contacted me
and asked me to be a featured guest on her blog!

Kathy highlights Etsy shops and the artists that have them....

I simply shared what I love, what I do and my store ~
she's such an angel and I am honored that she would feature me!!

Take a peek at her post ~ she is so very creative and has always been
such a creative inspiration to me as well!!!




Happy Monday dear friends!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn





Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Do you ever feel this way?


Yes, it's true.
Sometimes I just feel this way.
Used up.
My energies are spent worrying over everyday life things
and I just don't have what it takes
to be that creative soul I want to be.

Yes, I have TONS of ideas but real life sucks the energy right out of me.
It's nothing tragic though.
Just normal, everyday things.

You'd think I'd realize that art and creating
are both a type of THERAPY that helps you cope with
those everyday life stresses.
But no,
they simply shut me down.

Do you ever feel this way???


This photo is in no way at all related to this post except that
I just wanted to share it with you!
My dad, me and my mom when I was almost one...
yes, I was chubby even then! ;)







Our wonderful old farmhouse ~ photo taken a few days ago....
The old magnolia in the front yard tries to hide the view but I still love it.






I'm offering FREE SHIPPING for the items that I've created in my Etsy store ~
Take a peek if you'd like to see....

Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn


Friday, April 18, 2014

A teeny, tiny wish of mine ~




I wish I didn't think so much about what I NEED to do.
I wish I would just do SOMETHING rather than be
overwhelmed with all that's racing through my mind
that should be done.

There is a fine line between CHORES....
and doing things you really LOVE doing.
Chores are things like cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, dishes, washing clothes,
washing bed linens, cleaning out clutter from closets, etc. an on and on and on.



I come from a long line of "do your chores first, then do what you enjoy" folks.
Well....that seems to create a lot of inner turmoil for me!
Because those "so called" chores are NEVER ENDING!!!

So if I were to always, always yield to the fact that they needed to be done,
I would NEVER get to the good stuff.

And sometimes it paralyzes me.
I have some projects that need attention around our home
that need to be taken care of so guess what???

I freeze.
So I guess I need to address this issue so I can create again.
Do you understand where I coming from?




Happy Good Friday precious friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn






Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thinking of you today ~








Oh. my. goodness!
You would not believe how beautiful
the new floors are in BOTH
of our bathrooms!!!

My mom and dad have been here for a few days
and Dad has been working so hard
installing new floors in both baths.

He just amazes me.
May 29th he will be 74 years old
and is still the most wonderful
handyman EVER!!!

Every house we've ever lived in
he's come to our rescue when we needed
things done...I'm just so thankful for him!!!

I hope to have a few photos to share with you soon.
I'm almost through painting too!
I ran across this poem I posted a few year ago
and it made me think of you ~







A Friend's Greeting


I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be;
I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.

I'd like to do the big things and the splendid things for you,
To brush the gray from out your skies and leave them only blue;
I'd like to say the kindly things that I so oft have heard,
And feel that I could rouse your soul the way that mine you've stirred.

I'd like to give you back the joy that you have given me,
Yet that were wishing you a need I hope will never be;
I'd like to make you feel as rich as I, who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours with you to lean upon.

I'm wishing at this special time that I could but repay
A portion of the gladness that you've strewn along my way;
And could I have one wish this year, this only would it be:
I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me.


EDGAR A. GUEST






Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday sweet friends!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn







Friday, March 14, 2014

Inklings of Spring ~



We've had several beautiful days as of late here in Georgia.
The temps have been mild and
buds are bursting open on most all of our flowering trees!

Then of course, in typical Georgia fashion,
this week we had a below freezing temperatures again
and fierce winds that were awful.

But it's coming.
Today is another beauty even though it's a little chilly!
I thought I would share a few "springish" images with you...
you know, to get you in the mood!!!


















Wishing you a beautiful pre-spring weekend sweet friends!

hugs and love,
Dawn




Thursday, March 6, 2014

And what do YOU miss?





I've been thinking a little bit lately ~
yes, I know, that's quite DANGEROUS!
But anyway ~ I've been thinking of what I miss.
What, you say?
I mean miss from my younger days.
I know I'm only 52 and it's supposed to be the new 32...
YEAH RIGHT.

It seems raising five beautiful, respectful sons has simply
taken it's toll on myself AND their father!




So back to what I miss.
I miss my youthful energy.
You know what I'm talking about, don't you?
I used to paint a room in no time flat.
I would rearrange the furniture in one day and have the
house looking like it was always that way!
I could accomplish so. many. things in just ONE DAY!

ANYWAY...
I just have to share my finished elf/fairy shoes with you ~
Both pairs have already sold without me listing them but
I still had to share!




And I don't think I've shared with you any recent photos
of our precious granddaughter Clara and grandson Murray lately!
Here they are playing at the playground together...
can you believe how big they are???
Clara will be FIVE this month!



Precious Murray just LOVES being outside like his big sis!



How blessed are we....


Wishing you a wonderful Thursday my dear friends!
hugs and love,
Dawn




Friday, February 28, 2014

Simple thoughts ~


I didn't accomplish much today so I thought I would share a few
images that would encourage you and make you smile!!!















Happy Friday angels ~
hugs and love,
Dawn




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