Friday, August 27, 2010


This is a new giveaway from Gerry Krueger of Older Rose and it is outstanding!!!! She has painted these beautiful mother of pearl buttons with lovely little blue birds. She has two prizes and the first winner can pick the prize.
This exquisit pincushion is the other prize. Can you imagine winning one of these. You must act soon, the deadline is Aug. 31 Pacific Time.

I ran into friends at the mall yesterday. So good seeing you Lori and Dee Dee. Also met some very nice ladies there telling them about our blogs. They are going to check us out. Hope all of you have a nice day, I'm off to my morning walk.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I had a girlfriend and her husband come to visit a few weeks ago. She brought me a few things from Virginia. One of them was a big roll of lace. I had bought a couple of rolls kind of like it a few summers ago. Anyway the past couple of days I have been tea dying all this lace. When I get it packaged up I will be putting some of it on my etsy store. Some of it is wide, some medium and some very small.......

Look at the three crocheted butterflies........

This is only showing half of the scarf......Sure would be pretty on a pillow.

This is the small lace..............

And this is my hat. I don't wear a hat that much, but this one is sooooo pretty I just couldn't pass it up. Also I never spend what I paid for this one. But a girl has to splurge every once in a while. Even if it just sits in my room and I look at it. It will be worth it.

Don't you just love it. The crown is made out of burlap and it has real dried corn flowers on it for decoration. It is really me!!!

Well I'm off to the mall to see if we need to rearange things. I will be working there from 2 to 6 pm tomorrow. The booth belongs to my friend, but she works, so I work her hours in the mall. I don't mind, that way I can meet people and see everything that is in there. Can't think of a better job!!

And you girls in Texas, how about this weather today!!!!! I LOVE IT We finally got that cool spell. I have all the windows open today.............. Isn't it WONDERFUL......... Have a great day!

Friday, August 20, 2010


This is the sister pillow for the one in my last blog. I have it in the Lone Star Antique Mall and this one will join her tomorrow. The lady is embroideried with black and white threads and some black threads on the flower pot. The roses are silk ribbon embroidery. Just that touch of class. A few pearl in her hair and one for her ear.
Hope you enjoyed my pillow and I want to wish everyone a wonderful weekend.
I talked to Charlene a while ago and I want to ask everyone to keep her and Larry in your prayers. Our prayers are working so lets keep them coming.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Don't you just love this image. This is an image that I transfered using freezer paper and muslin. I have fell in love with this method. I have some watercolor pencils and used them on her face. The rest has been embroideried using different threads. The bow on her neck is silk ribbon and little pearls on her hat and one little pearl on her ear. I had so much fun doing her that I have almost finished another lady done in black and white. Here is the pillow completed. I love all the different fabrics showing her off. The back is black. I'll show you the other one when it is completed.

Hope you enjoyed the visit and have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 9, 2010


This is a beautiful vintage frame that my friend Rachel brought me. She and her husband Dennis came last week to visit for a few days. She also brought another frame and a suitcase full of rubber stamps, some were mine that I had loned her several years ago and the rest was some that she had bought. So now I can really stamp. I even bought a new heat gun so I can emboss when I want too........anyway I haven't decided what to do with the other frame, but this one I made into "The Wedding".
I used old lace, mofits, music sheet and of coarse the wedding picture. Hope you like it. I have it hanging in my booth in the Lone Star Mall along with this next piece of art.

This is a nice wooden box that I found and dressed. I love the lady on the front. I used Lisa's technique to do the lady over the sheet music. Then I added little flower mofits and buttons on the front with the pearls.

Inside I used the music sheets and lined the edges with tatting and added this little bird to the top.

I've got another piece of art to show you when I get some pictures of it. Until then I hope you have a great day tomorrow.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Welcome to our booth, the table right in front is one that I fixed for Antique Alley at Cleburne and got rained out. So maybe it will find a new home here. Things have been selling good for us, better that I would have thought with the economy as slow as it is. And I love being back in this mall. Ronnie and Jennifer are the owners and they are the best!!!!

This is a stained glass window that belonged to my cousin. I cleaned it up and it looks awsome now..........

Now this looks more like my little corner of the world. My antique lamp with its new hat I made and the header that I painted the roses. Also made the insides of the dark framed picture. "The Wedding ".

And this is a large standing mirror in a wooden frame, very large and so pretty. Way too big for my little house. I have my wicker sewing basket for sale and some of the wooden frames that I have given that shabby chic look.

These are some of the book shelves that we have been working on. We will use this one to display small things for a while....................

This is an old organ that Rick gutted and we are using it for display and it is for sale too. We lowered the price on it today...................

This is a beautiful hand carved wooden trunk that is filled with needle work pillows. If I get my pillow done tonight that I am working on I may put it in the trunk tomorrow, if not I will next week......................
Hope you enjoyed our trip through our booth.......................................................................................

I was so happy when I opened the mailbox today, I had a package from Pat Winters. I had won one of her felted love brooches and it is beautiful............... Even the envelope was wonderful. This humming bird looks like it was made from a lot of butterfly stamps. It is the coolest thing. Then we have the see through packaging with all the lovely stamping, and it was sewn up. I hated to break the threads, but I had to, I wanted to see that pin.

Another beautiful humming bird on the back...........

Then I could see the pin. It was incased in a see through package. Beautiful!!!!!

And this is what I was waiting for.........The beautiful felted love brooch on one of Pat's pretty cards. This girl really does things up right.

Thank you Pat, I loved getting your gift. You know I am one of your biggest fans, I would love anything you made. Just wanted to let you and everyone know how much I LOVE this little brooch. You MADE my DAY!!!! Thank you again.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!