Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This is me as a "dead bride" back in 1981!
I was in college at North Dakota State University.
I'd joined a service organization called Circle K,
and this was our Halloween party.
This was the first time I'd ever done an elaborate face paint,
and I loved it!
Do you love to dress up for Halloween?
Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A New Place to Find Happy as a Lark PIns

 Great news!
I now have a selection of pins
If you live in the Minneapolis area, I hope 
you can check it out.
These are the pins:
4 deer, 4 fox and 4 cat pins.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last of the Fall Colors

 So sad to see the golden leaves falling
and blowing away, 
but boy did we have a wonderful show this year!

Have you been enjoying fall so far?
Bye for now!

Monday, October 27, 2014

What I Wore

 Vintage dress, jacket, boots, owl pendant: thrift store
Jeans, purse: Target
Owl ring: 21
Bracelet: vintage

Bye for now!

Friday, October 24, 2014

My Week

 Still enjoying some of the best fall colors
that we've had in a long time!

 And a beautiful sunrise too!

 Working on display cards for some of my pins.
Where am I displaying them?
You'll find out soon!

And working on a custom order!
Hope you had a lovely week!
Bye for now!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Estate Sale Finds

 I hadn't been to an estate sale in awhile,
but this is a good time of year for them.
This wasn't the best one I've ever been too, 
but I did find some crochet thread and vintage felt.
Still can't find the elusive ric rac or embroidered ribbon, though!

Is there something you've been searching for unsuccessfully?
Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orange Gingham Cat

 Finally a new cat pin in my shop!
Orange gingham, and a pumpkin colored fabric,
so cute!

Hope you like it! 
Bye for now!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Family Walk

 We had our first walk together as a family 
in quite awhile.
It was a perfect day for it.

 And I brought home a little souvenir.
Bye for now!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What I Wore

 I finished the vintage cape I altered,
by removing the fringe, hemming, 
and changing the buttons.
Cape, blouse and bracelet: thrift
Leggings, sweater dress, boots,
tee, hat and purse: Target
Leaf pin: vintage

I took a thrifted vintage belt
and altered my black purse,
so I could wear it cross body.

The bit I didn't use on the purse,
I made into a bracelet.
Linking to Visible Monday.
Bye for now!

Friday, October 17, 2014

My Week

 More gorgeous fall colors.
This has been an especially good year!

 We've had a cat visiting this week.

Such a pretty cat, but I think he is feral.

Usually when Smoke see another cat outside 
he goes bonkers!
But for some reason he doesn't mind this visitor.

 Worked on altering a vintage cape to wear this weekend.

 Our crabapple tree had changed colors this week. 
So pretty! 
Bye for now!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Morning

 I love fall mornings!
Watching the school bus head down the street,

 and squirrels gathering food.

Plus there are always beautiful trees 
to admire!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Sketches of the Week

Still in a Christmas and winter mood with my art, and still working on my technique with gouache. It's a much trickier medium than I ...