Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Giving Credit Where It's Due

I was fortunate to be chosen for a beautiful treasury that made it to the front page of today (third row, last on right). I made two sales so far from it and have received almost 20 hearts. Very exciting and unexpected.

I have been in a few treasuries that have made it to the fp and am always thankful and grateful for that. I find myself saying "I made the fp today" when, in reality I had nothing to do with it! The full credit goes to the creative and patient curators who take the time to search for items that make an artistic collective, have the talent to put it together and then, on top of that, have the fortitude to catch a treasury!

The curator of this wonderful treasury is justearrings. She has lovely earrings in her shop as if you couldn't guess (lol). She also has a bracelet shop that sells matching bracelets and a quilt shop that sells quilted and crocheted items. I highly recommend you check them all out! Very lovely stuff!

I just wanted to say thank you and to give credit where it is really due!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Valentines in the works!

I have started working on new valentine items. These pendants are double sided and have glass and sometimes vintage beads along with a charm on a 20 inch ball chain. This is one way I have started using my favorite vintage images. They'll be in my Mia Sophia shop after the first of the year. I also have some others I'm working on that are in antique brass and copper bezels. It's all in the working out phase right now, but it's coming along well!

Friday, December 26, 2008

I am discovering a new love. Vintage clip art. Isn't this kitty funny? I have no idea what to do with it all, but it is fun to look at! I think this kitty is too sweet!

Dale of Sea Dream Studios ( ) has wonderful collections and some lovely collage sheets. Piddix ( has a huge selection of them, too. I am afraid that will be where my supply money will be going this next year.

Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Two Little Corners

Living in a house with 3 very modern daughters, two dogs and one opinionated jock husband I have found the need to carve out my little corners for my own special christmas decorations. I find myself surrounded by newer and better gadgets, decorations, designs I have made it a point to make a place, albeit small, for my things.

I love collecting these fun glass ornaments. I have been lucky to find sets, and, if you look close you might see Peter Pan and Captain Hook, or Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, or, Alice with the Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, and a palace heart guard.

A very few vintage finds on my husband's grandmothers tatted table cloth. At least his grandmother had good taste!

I have decided that when my daughters are grown and my husband has lost his will to fight me these things will be out all the time along with my massive china collection with cottage roses, vintage pictures and all things feminine and pink. But for now I will enjoy my two little corners and plan for more when the day comes!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Sharing my favorites!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Santa's getting ready and checking his list little boys and girls! It's almost here! I can't wait. The weather has turned cold, again, here, but with no hope for a white Christmas. We are traveling to my parents house and the kids are all excited. I've almost finished my shopping and tomorrow we are making cookies and candy, putting together puzzles and lighting a fire!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Little Bluebirds!

I wanted to highlight today one of my favorite shops at Lollishops. The Polka Dot Pixie She sculptures these beautiful figures out of clay and paper mache. My favorite are her bluebirds. This pair of lovebirds is especially enchanting! ( ) I found these little guys just searching "blue birds". I can't imagine not smiling having these little guys around. I always was taught by my mother that bluebirds bring good luck and happiness to your home. With these in your house, you're sure to have the happiness!

This artist is so talented! Her shop is usually completely sold out, and, from the look of this newest addition, you can see why. When you visit her shop check out the wonderful snowmen and simply enchanting Santas she has created (if you don't see any check out her sold section). Oh to have a room full of them would be wonderful!

Take at look at The Polka Dot Pixie at Lollishops and snatch up one of these little blue birds if you can!

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Christmas Snow!

I wanted to share an early Christmas Present our family received the day before last. SNOW! Silly? Maybe, but here in Houston, this is a rare gift! We were thrilled! My fake snowman had real snow on his hat! Yay! I'm hoping to have more pictures of the snow posted in my flickr later today (snow on my palm trees, my blooming roses and angels trumpet and on my pool floats that were still out!) ~Merry Christmas~

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Featured in Lolli Lovelies!

Karly, from the Chic and Green Blog Spot and kzm facial care boutique on lollishops and Etsy has started a feature called Lolli Lovelies. She has been so sweet to feature my lollishop amie-blooms on her blog.

Go check it out!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Devil Cookies

Oh these cookies are the devil! They are the lightest shortbread cookies you have ever tasted! They must have butter, flour and a little sugar and that is all because they melt in your mouth. Then, to add insult to injury they are covered with the thin layer of delectable white icing and drizzled with more blue icing. I could do without the sprinkles (truth be told I hate sprinkles) but these cookies are so good I don't even mind the sprinkles! YUM! They are better than cupcakes and I ate five, yes 5, yesterday!!! Ooooh they are the devil!
And, they come from the walmart bakery! Who would have guessed?!? These were given to me as leftovers at a kids party at our church, I wouldn't have bought them myself, but can I keep away! Darn!Absolutely delicious!
Don't believe me? try them and you'll be saying the same! The devil!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Newest Design . . . Hair Pins!!

These are my newest design. Petite Rose Hair Pins. I am really pleased with how they have turned out. I made them in white, periwinkle, pink, and raspberry pink. I spent this week sitting in a chair by the fireplace (when it has been cold) sewing. I made several sets and have posted them in my as well as shops.

I ordered and received my new felt order that contains all my spring colors. It is so hard to wait and not get started, but I'm making myself wait! First things first I suppose. Christmas, then spring!