Sunday, January 19, 2020

A little art, a little organizing and a precious gift!

I can't even believe it's already getting close to the end of January!
Seems the time flies by faster and faster as I get older.

I DID actually create something in the last few days!!!
This is an old clock case we've had for years and my husband
had the idea of me turning it into a nest assemblage.
Of course, he was right!
And it turned out so precious!!!

It being only 4" wide I had to use a very teeny nest.
I lined the interior with a wonderful mesh fabric,
embellished the nest with feathers and fragments of moss tucked here and there.
And then of course, added three tiny speckled eggs.
The top is tied with scraps of silk sari ribbon and an antique woven piece.

Don't you just love small things? They are my very favorite.
A dear blog friend purchased this piece last night as a gift to her husband!

As I was cleaning up the studio last week
I thought I'd share some of my antique lace collection.

Now this is not stored in some fancy antique chest but a new
plastic drawer thingee but it does serve it's purpose.
I took a photo of the contents of each drawer to share with you.
This is not ALL of my lace but some of my very favorite antique pieces...

Here is the contraption that I'm using.
They are not that attractive but work beautifully!

I'm trying to tag boxes so it will be easier for me to locate things.
It's terrible when you are looking for elements and can't remember where you put them!

I've even been organizing my button collection!!!

Dried roses and beautiful pieces of bark...

And yes, I have a thing for teddy bears!
They decided they wanted a selfie for me to share with you! HAHAHA!

THIS is the precious gift that I wanted to share with you!!!
As you know we lost our sweet Ellie girl back in November.
Well, a dear blog friend that I've know for YEARS wanted to
needle felt me a small replica of our precious pup.

Can you even believe it??
If you would like to request something for yourself
from my dear friend Cheryl Goode MacKinnon,
you can find her on Instagram HERE
or you can email her at

Thank you ALWAYS for visiting me here on my little blog!!
Wishing you an amazing week dear friends ~
Hugs and love,

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,


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