Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I have to show you my latest french creation. It's made out of a biodegradable flower pot and then transformed into a french container. Of course I added tulle and natural fabrics, like burlap and linen and then added a bit of pom pom trim and fleur de lis stamped imprints. And last but not least I added a vintage black gorgeous button that was difficult for me to let go of, lol.
Then a bit of tarnished silver glitter to each fleur de lis for a hint of bling.
Enjoy the french vibe,
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Just wanted to give a shout out to the blog "bridal gown". Kerrie the author is a real sweetie pie and she showcased my petite tussie mussies on her post the other day. A couple of months back I created a bunch of frilly girly petite paper cones for her daughters 3rd birthday party and she posted pics of them and wrote wonderful words on her blog that made my heart sing with joy. It really inspires me to create even more when someone gives such positive feedback to my creations. Constructive criticism is needed at times too, but the positive works everytime!!! So thank you Kerrie for the lovely words and much success to your bridal blog.
talk to you all soon,
Friday, February 12, 2010
a couple of weeks ago on my way to the bay area for a Dr.appt. I got a chance to visit the ocean for a day. Of course I had to do a bit of shopping on my way to the sea, lol, and much to my surprise I happened upon a little french shop called "The Posh Moon".The owner of the shop, Carol, said it was the first day that the sun had shown for awhile and everyone was in such a happy fun mood everywhere I went. I fell into easy conversation with the owner of the shop, because she also is a lover of all things french. Her little store is just filled with french style clothing and Paris decor. I had to really hold my self back from going on a shopping spree because it was all so beautiful. During our conversation, Carol talked about how she had hosted Paris trips to France with a small group of women in years past and I almost fainted, lol. She said she had recently been wanting to get together another Paris trip and before she could speak anymore I breathlessly asked if she had a sign up list that I could get on! She was so thrilled that I would be interested and took my name and number to add to her french adventure list. One of my dreams is to go to Paris with someone who speaks french and since I don't seem to be grasping the language myself, lol, this would be the perfect opportunity for me to fulfill that dream. So we'll see what happens and I'll start saving my money! Here's a pic of Carol and I in her shop and the quaint little seaside street.
Then on to the Sea! I took a long walk along the ocean cliff and breathed in the sweet sea air with each step. The sun was starting to set through the clouds and the sparkle of the water tickled my eyes with joy and serenity. I feel Gods presence so powerfully when I stare at the waters. No doubt in my mind or soul that He exists and cares for me and each one of us with each wave that crashes onto the sandy shore. Which reminds me of this Bible scripture in Psalms 17 and 18 that says "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand....". And with that thought I will leave you with views of the ocean and hopefully the knowledge of how much he cares for you!
talk to you soon,
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I got a lovely surprise from Etsy on Monday! My Victorian box was featured in a front page treasury created by the shop Cottageinthesun. For those of you who don't really peruse the etsy site, front page features are really difficult to get, but Miss Cottage persevered and created a group of photos that caught the Etsy gods eye and her lovely treasury became a front page star!!
And to top it all off, someone from Australia saw the feature and snatched my little box right up!
I want to give a big shout out "thank you" to Miss Cottage and also send you over to her shop to
see all her wonderful vintage tin creations. She uses salvaged antique and vintage 1800s to 1900s tin ceiling tiles to create various shapes to fit anyone's style and decor. I actually had her custom make a fleur de lis shape for me last year and it is sooooo beautiful with all it's vintage character. I bought it so I could put it out in my garden but it sits in my Paris room at the moment and may never make it outside :)
So when you get a chance, check out her shop, you'll be happy you did.
Talk to you soon,