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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A little peek inside...

Well, long time no post!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
I do hope you had the most wonderful holidays dear friends.
Ours were great, relaxing with family and enjoying being together.

Now that things have settled down a bit
I've gotten back up to the studio to organize and
and ready myself to create!

I want to share some close up photos of our studio...
A LOT of photos actually!!!

I have a few projects in mind that I'll be starting this week.
The wheels are turning and I'm really excited!!

In the meantime, take a peek at the studio ~
And yes, there is about 20 lbs. stuffed into a 10 lb. bag
but you have to have stuff to make stuff!!!

Gorgeous fabrics ~

Amazing supplies that have all been sorted and tucked away.

A beautiful porcelain baby that I purchased from a friend years ago,
wearing my "vintage" baby clothes! HAHAHA!
My wonderful grandmother made that sweater set for me
when I was just a tiny baby!

Shelf-top displays of all things lovely and inspiring.

More keepsakes and treasures displayed.

Vintage suitcases hold collections and have been labeled with the contents.

Fabric arranged by color, kind of...

Altered used ballet shoes that have been embellished by my dear friend Tammy!
They can be found in her Etsy store HERE.

Luxurious fabrics that I hope to be using soon.
I want to try my hand at mushroom making!

Dried botanical storage. It's not really pretty but perfect for the job.

Shelves filled with all different types of supplies.

Sorting fabric by color and more keepsakes.

Two of our studio mascots cheering us on!
A stuffed otter and a vintage Tutti doll ~ I had one growing up and loved her.

In the drawers? Feathers, eggs and other supplies.

Antique papers, books and a variety of supplies in jars.

More teddy bear mascots, twine and wood pieces.

The sewing table.

Dried botanicals.

Each basket holds different types of elements.
Suitcases have been tagged to reveal what's inside.

This is a piece of wonderful artwork that my friend Tammy created for me!
She and her husband took a trip to the mountains and
gathered nature elements for this weaving.
It is so beautiful in the studio!!!

And old dress form adorned with a few of our favorite things!

Seam binding and ribbon at the ready.

The table we work at...and yes, this is cleaned up (except for the fabric).

And lastly, another wonderful mascot!
A leather covered horse gifted to me from my son Brad
for my birthday a few weeks ago.

I hope you've enjoyed this little look around our studio!
Now to get myself up there making the THINGS!!!!

Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to.
Wishing you all a WONDERFUL New Year!

Hugs and love,

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

There are angels among us ~

I know that many of my followers here on my blog
are also friends of mine on Facebook.
This is our precious angel Ellie.
We lost her last week and words cannot describe
how much we all miss her!!!

I've never lost a pup before and it's like losing a true member of the family.
We miss her routine, her love and of course simply her.

I hate to start a post off with such sad news but this blog
is a journal of my life. She was such a huge part of it!!!
We will see you again sweet girl.

While things were so very sad here, with Ellie's declining health,
I received a package from a friend.

Linda has purchased several things from me in the past and I simply LOVE her taste!!!
Well, not because she bought MY wares
but she has shows and sells amazing antiques and finds.

We are friends on Facebook and her family hunts turkeys. Her children and grandchildren.
She posted that they had several turkeys and she had a TON of feathers.
Linda wanted to know if any of her friends wanted any.

I love using feathers in my artwork!!!
She wanted my address and said she'd send some my way.

Well, my friends.
THIS is what she sent me!!!!!!!!!!

(Tons of photos to come, sorry)

Turkey feathers!!!!

Then there is THIS.


Velvet pieces and luscious fabrics!

I literally cried.
My heart was so heavy and sad.
But to see this sweet friend send me so many elements to create with
touched my heart so much.
I thanked her immensely and she told me that she just had a feeling
that I needed a box of happy not even knowing about Ellie!!!

Thank you so much precious Linda, you truly are an angel.
Every little thing is so, so appreciated!
You've inspired me to get busy and make something beautiful!!!
If you want to look her up (she's in Arkansas) and follow her on FB,
here is her FACEBOOK PAGE.
You will LOVE her taste!!!

Thank you always, always for checking in to see what I'm up to.

Hugs and love,


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