Monday, May 26, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday

I'm a little behind on Show and Tell Sunday, but here are some of my pieces. I do have more, but didn't have time to get pix of it all. There was a terrible storm yesterday, and didn't have enough light, and didn't dare get on the computer. The platter and plate are given to me by my mom, and the cups and saucers were my grandma's.
This is from the tea service my mom gave me.
This is the china cabinet my mom gave me that holds the tea service and more.
You can kind of see my Johnson brothers plates under the nests here. Thanks for looking! Now I have to go out and check everyone elses! Bye for now!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Oh, it is so nice to get things accomplished! To finish projects and make headway.... like these bride fairies I did for The Cottage Style Bride baskets. They were pretty fun to do, and I'm debating making more to sell. Also finished another banner, and I'm working on another one! Lastly, I just finished painted an old iron bed that I brought back from my Mom's. It's the bed I slept in growing up, and I always loved it! It had been painted at least once, but it needed a new coat in a color that would work in Sabrina's room. When we get it set up with a mattress and all, I will take pix. Well, bye for now! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Declaring our independence!

Well, this was supposed to be a warm lovely weekend, but not so much. Barely made it to 70 on Sat. and was WINDY! But we had fun anyway, as we were inside at the History Center in downtown St. Paul. Had never been there, but we heard they had one of the original cppies of the Declaration of Independence. It was really cool to see it. Here is the discription from the museum:
The Declaration of Independence, considered the nation’s “birth certificate,” laid the foundation for personal freedoms and individual rights in the United States and around the world. This copy, known as a “Dunlap Broadside,” is one of only 25 remaining original copies of the Declaration printed on the evening of July 4, 1776, at the shop of Philadelphia printer John Dunlap – and the only one that travels for exhibition. Another copy was sent to Gen. George Washington, who read it aloud to his troops. Still another copy was sent to King George III.
The document is valued at more than $8 million.
Above is a pic of me and Sabrina and below is Daddy and Sabrina. Between the wind blowing and the sun in our eyes, not the best pix. Oh well, a great time was had by all. They had lots of other great exhibits including one on the weather with a mockup of a basement that you go into. Then a presentation starts and you feel like you are going through the whole storm and tornado, including the shaking and rumbling! Great special effects!
This is a pic of Sabrina after I did her hair one morning for school. When I saw how great she looked I had to get a pic, and I'm glad I did because it's one of the best pix I've ever taken of her. Awwww, I love that sweet smile! Bye for now!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cupcake banner

This is a cupcake banner I did on commission for a customer. This is the second cupcake banner I've made, but the first time I added the age (3) to it. Love making these. If anyone wants one, please leave a comment and I will get in touch about pricing, etc. I can usually get them done in about a week. Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A lovely day

Sunday was a lovely Mother's Day, with pretty yellow carnations, card and a Target gift card from hubby. And, lots of handmade goodies from Sabrina. There she is below.
She also made the cute Mother's Day creation at school. I just love it! Bye for now!

Monday, May 05, 2008

New collage on Ebay and Domino doll from Israel

This is my newest fairy shadow box on Ebay. She is a cornflower fairy with lovely vintage silk flowers for a skirt, paper wings and crown, and she has crepe paper hair. This is the first time I've added hair to a fairy, and I think I really like it. Behind her is a drawing I did of a cornflower(also known as "bachelor's button" ).
I also added lots of lace and glitter, and a butterfly that I mounted in 3D.
This is an altered domino doll from my swap partner, Orit, over in Israel. Isn't it great! I love it!
And it looks great on my inspiration board! Bye for now!

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