Monday, March 29, 2010

Mini Retail Space is Coming!!

For those of you who are local, I am happy to announce that I've leased some small space within the Exhibitor's Mall on the South Hill of Puyallup. I am currently repainting and getting my stock ready. This weekend my mom and I made a trip to Bremerton to score a vintage chandelier for the space. I'd been looking for several weeks, and thanks to Craigslist, I was able to get what I think is a vintage Schonbek that just needed some TLC. I cleaned the brass and lovingly rewired it into a lovely swag, and then gave the crystals two baths before they sparkled at me brightly. If I had the choice, I think I'd be surrounded by chandeliers...both old style and contemporary. I love them all! I will post pictures just as soon as it's installed and glowing. More to come soon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New LuRay Hankies are Coming!!

New Easter hankies are coming from LuRay! I've put a sneak peek of them in this post. But...I'm also adding a whole bunch of new ones this weekend.
Check back on Saturday 3/20 and see what is new! I love LuRay...we're even adding new napkins and kitchen towels with that wonderful vintage appeal.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunny Day in the Northwest!

It's a gorgeous day in the northwest and we're soaking up the sun! I've been working on the site...backend software upgrades and the like. I'll start updating the products soon. It's a lot of work, but certainly needed! Please check back with me soon to see what is new! I'm putting together a Facebook page too as soon as this is all done.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Site is being updated!!!

Ok, so I've really been slacking on the business. With the economy the way it's been, this past year has been a difficult one. It doesn't help, however, when I don't update the site, or get new items posted. that I've finished school and have a little extra time (after the day job)...I will be devoting it to refreshing the site. New items, maybe a little bit of new design...but mostly just coming back to life. Hang in there with me guys!! March will be a great time to visit and see what's new!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Crepe Paper Galore!

Those of you who know me, know I love Halloween, and I adore vintage Halloween design. I found a wonderful little haven of primitive and Halloween goodies at the Exhibitor's Mall here in Puyallup, Washington. I've been stopping in and buying up little bits and bobbles of fantastic crepe and paper creations to make a Halloween wreath. Well..I was lucky enough yesterday to run into the artist herself...lovely Lisa from Prim4Him...( She is the most wonderful gal and was sharing all kinds of great little tips and tricks on how she creates her gorgeous paper masterpieces.

Well, I can't promise anything, but I've been madly shopping and I hope to have some shabby chic versions of this art in my November show at the Northwood Boutique. I've gotten most of what I need...with one trip left today to get the rest. I've already mastered the art of the crepe paper rosette and love it!!! I will be posting pictures soon! Thanks again Lisa :-)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sporadic at Best

So...I'm not very good right now with the posting I know...however, I am eleven weeks from finishing my 3 1/2 year degree ordeal, so I'm going to have a life again!!!

What am I doing now? I'm making lavender sachets, tissues holder, lavender drawer inserts, aprons, etc...for my holiday shows. Trying to make some lower priced items for economic gift giving. Going to be painting some great shabby chic pink Christmas signs too... I love shabby pink holiday decorations!!!

I'll be posting my halloween makings some great vintage design old glittered halloween goodies and am making a black wreath. I adore Halloween!! That's all for now...will post some pictures shortly :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Gorgeous Morning!!

What an incredible day for so many reasons. The sun is shining, the temperature should be in the high 80's and life is good. With school taking up so much of my focus this year, I'm excited to get back to sewing. I've missed creating and playing with fabric.

What else have I been doing? We moved about three years ago, and I'm finally getting around to painting the remaining three rooms in the house. I've finished my youngest's room, and am now working on a extra room we're using for a den and laundry folding area. That one will have pale blue walls and Amy Butler fabric for the valance to match the espresso colored desk and furniture.

This weekend once I'm done painting I'll be sewing two commissioned messenger bags for two lovely Jr. High girls. I will have to post photos when they are done...the girls too of course! Until then...