Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ghouls, Ghosts and Glamour Girls Halloween Swap!!

About a month ago, my crafty (crazy) friends Jennifer Hayslip of Pink Ellie Photography and Eyecandy Creations 

and Jessi Nagy of Scrappy Jessi Etsy Shop , who is also a makeup artist extraordinaire, 
whose youtube channel I really enjoy 

(Aren't they two of the prettiest glamour girls?)

Adorable Girls and Famous BFF's!!

 announced they were hosting a swap!

It has been ages since anyone held a swap!  I was so excited to participate!

These were the instructions and details!

So, Jess and Jenn paired us up with a swap partner.

My partner is the lovely and sweet, April Ortiz, who makes the cutest handmade items!!

            I had the most fun making her a glitzy black cat purse!!

I filled it up with some black and orange craft supplies 
like seam binding and lace.

I also got her some halloween sweet goodies and wrapped them up cute!

Here is April's package all ready to go to South Carolina!


Here is what April sent to ME!

Cute Spooky Earrings and Necklace Set!! 

Handmade Black Cat Felt Banner AND a Handmade SPOOKY garland!!

OH!! and A black and orange handmade soft and warm scarf!!

I love it ALL and so appreciate the time and effort it took 
for April to make and buy items for me!

This was such a fun swap! 

Thank you SO much Jessi, Jenn and April!!

Happy Halloween Glamour Girls!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy Pink Saturday and an Etsy discount!

I am just in one of those happy and pink moods today!!
So, here is a little pink prettiness from my shop!

A precious custom order pink Santa gum ball machine snow globe for a precious customer!

A vivid pink feather angel that I made by gluing feathers to heavy paper!  

Here is another custom order angel for a sweet lady who wanted a pink angel topper like her grandmother had!

A tiny village house in pink with snow and chenille smoke puffs!

Finally, some adorable vintage inspired shadowbox ornaments in pretty shades of pink.

Pink Angels, 

Ballerinas and Pink Poodles 

These boxes held tiny glass ornaments that I have collected for the trees and other decorations that I make.

Christmas is less than 2 months away!

If you love any of these items or see any other items you would like to purchase in my etsy shop
please use coupon code 
IFAVEDIT to receive 10% off  your purchase!!

Joining Beverly and the Pink Partiers at 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

15% Off! Christmas in July Sale in the Shop!

Hi Everyone!

July is more than half over!  Can you believe it?  Christmas is only about 5 months away now!

I wanted to let everyone know that I am holding a "Christmas in July" sale in my etsy sho

Everything is 15% off with coupon code "JULYYULE".

Here is some of what you will find!

You can click here to shop!

I have some vintage pretties and many handmade items available.

 Vintage Dresses
 Vintage Aprons

 Vintage Pin Cushion Doll
 A vintage Pink Santa Sweater!
 Vintage Pink Hardcovers!
 Vintage Purses
 Vintage Costume Jewelry
 Handmade Christmas Ornaments in Shabby Pinks and aquas!
 Mini Babies in a basket!
 Handmade Spun Cotton Angels for Corsages or Packages!

The sale ends soon so I hope you will soon stop by!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ornament Class At Vintage Junktion

I am SO excited to announce
that I will be teaching 
my second "Christmas in July" craft class!

The class will be held on Saturday, July 26th at Vintage Junktion Antiques!

We already have a few signed up,  but there will be room for 12 people in each session.  If more than 12 sign up, we will hold two sessions that day.

A yummy light lunch will be served too!

Vintage Junktion is so much fun to look and shop in!  

It's a wonderful antique mall in Warner Robins, Georgia.  They have lots of painted furniture pieces, handmade goods and vintage collectibles.

Click here for a link to their Facebook page.

The class will start at 11:00 a.m. and we are going to make little diorama ornaments from small ornament boxes.  

These little shadowboxes are very popular and one of the best selling items in my shop.

I will be providing boxes, miniatures, papers and some trims but you are encouraged to bring any items you want to make your ornament unique.  

A supply list is seen above on the flyer as well.

Here are a few examples of diorama ornaments I have made using vintage cards and Christmas seals, old pieces of jewelry, millinery and miniatures:

If you are in the area and are interested in signing up, please call Vintage Junktion at 478-302-5005 and tell them you want to sign up!  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello All You Sweet Lambs! 

I know I am late but since it is still the Easter season,

I hope each one of you shared a blessed and beautiful Easter with your loved ones.

I invited a small group of family and friends for lunch on Easter day.

Here are a few snaps of my Easter dining table all ready for the lunch.

I love this tablecloth I purchased on etsy last year.  It has all my favorite colors and looks so cheerful! 

 I pulled out my mom's china, my milk glass goblets and some pretty salad plates I bought a few years ago.

I served quiche lorraine (pictured above), deviled eggs, asparagus with balsamic drizzle and a special pear salad recipe that my dear friend, Jennifer Hayslip was kind enough to pass to me!

Below is the centerpiece I made!

The centerpiece and a shot of my place settings.  I had to run out to get paper napkins because I couldn't find any other napkins in the house!

I spent several late nights working on this centerpiece, trying to make something similar to another piece that I fell in love with on etsy.

The topper on the side below is a vintage lavender prize ribbon with a vintage easter brooch.

I rolled and rolled a styrofoam cone with 6" lavender tulle and added ruffled crepe paper in aqua.  Then I added miniatures and pieces of vintage easter jewelry, buttons, beads, millinery, etc. with colored pearl straight pins and with hot glue.  

I had a big collection of fabric flower petals and used them underneath my  miniatures 

The topper on the side below is a vintage Easter floral pick with ribbons and trim.

 These pictures were taken earlier in the week.  After I took this, I kept adding flowers and glittered jelly beans and trims until it was completely covered!

 I believe I used most of the Easter miniatures and decorations I had left!

 The topper is a lavender vintage prize ribbon that I attached flower petals and a vintage Easter chick pen onto.

At "The Mall", my precious 2 year old grandson, Nathan got to sit on the Easter Bunny's lap.  

I took these from a distance, so they are fuzzy… like all good Easter bunnies should be!

Some kids are afraid of big animal costumes, but not our Nathan.  He ran up and hugged the bunny the same way he hugged the Chic-Fil-A cow last Christmas.

Last, I am sharing some "throw-back" photos from 1978.

This is my family.  I am on the left and my twin sister, Janet is on the right.  I was always shorter 
and we NEVER looked like twins!

This was taken at our Gram's house and the little terrier in the above picture was named Randiera!  Gram made our dresses.

I hope you enjoyed my Easter!  

Please visit again soon!