Saturday, May 29, 2010


I just completed a couple of swaps items that I have been working on. The first one is the Quarterly Ribbon Flower Swap with the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. I am hosting this swap. You make five ribbon flowers and swap them for five other flowers. I try to make different flowers each quarter. I really enjoyed making these. They also have vintage velvet leaves attached to them.

The second swap completed is an Ephemera swap that I am hosting with the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. We are all making our own books, I blogged about my book on an earlier post. The idea of the swap is that we have two partners and we swap ephemera. Fabric, prints, ribbons, lace, flowers, buttons, things that we can use to create our books, we picked colors that we would like. My two partners are Debi and Robin. The first pictures are for Debi (Pink) and the last two are for Robin (blue). I used a vintage hanky that I stiffened to make an envelope to put all their goodies in and wrapped it up Marie Style. I really enjoyed gathering items for this swap. I hope they like what I have gathered. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and I want to wish everyone a very Happy Memorial Weekend. Hugs, Terri

Monday, May 24, 2010


I made these two crowns just for fun, and really enjoyed making these. I want to make more, I guess I have the crown bug. The first one is paper and the second one I sewed the lace to the paper. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Friday, May 14, 2010


Here are some things I have been working on for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. The first is a special tag that I made for a secret friend with our new mascot for the group on it PRINCE PIERRE PAON our Peacock. The next item is a Marie tassel for a swap that I am hosting. The next picture is for the Gothic Arch Swap with our mascot on it, which I am also hosting. The last item is for an ATC swap that I am hosting Summer in Paris. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Thursday, May 13, 2010


At the end of March, I entered Martha Stewart's online 2010 Easter Craft Contest. There were just under 400 entries. There were 5 winners, and my Easter egg's won. I was so excited. Here is the link , I won a wonderful glitter pack from Martha, it has lots of beautiful colors to create with. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Terri

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


These are the beautiful items I received last week, over the last few weeks, I was very lucky to have won three beautiful giveaways. The first giveaway is from Corinne, she is a wonderful artist who is so talented, that I met on the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group over a year ago, please visit her beautiful blog , she also has a beautiful Etsy shop , I always call her my famous friend, she has been published in Somerset many, many times. I was thrilled to win her March giveaway, and was so excited to receive this with her beautiful hand drawn Marie. Thank you so much Corinne, I love it and will truly treasure it.

The second giveaway I won was this beautiful Erin McMorris Free Spirit Fabric from Taylor at
, the material is just beautiful and so soft, I also won all the wonderful things in the picture, such a wonderful giveaway. I want to make a summer bag with it. She sells this beautiful material in her Etsy shop, there are three different prints, take a look she also has two other wonderful Etsy shops: and . Thank you so much Taylor, I love all the beautiful items you sent me and can't wait to create with them.

The third giveaway that I won was from Andrea at , she has a beautiful blog, that I love to visit. I won beautiful vintage wallpaper. I just love these, the colors are just beautiful, I wish today's wallpaper's were like this, I can't wait to create something with these beautiful papers, she has a wonderful Etsy shop too: , where you can purchase these beautiful papers. She is also having a 50% sale right now. Thank you so much Andrea.

What an exciting week. Thank you so much Ladies, I feel so honored. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you are having a wonderful week.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Today is Tea Cup Tuesday and the tea cup that I want to share with you is one that I received for Mother's Day several years ago from my son's. I love the roses and the color, it is one of my favorite tea cups, but then again they all are my favorites. I thought I would share this one since Mother's day was just a few days ago. The cup is from the Allyn Nelson Collection, made in England. Please click the button on my side bar to see everyone's beautiful tea cups. Thank you Martha and Terri for starting Tea Cup Tuesday's, it is so wonderful to see all the beautiful tea cups that everyone has. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Well 21 years ago today I received one of the best Mother's Day gifts. My husband and I were married for five years and we had our first son Stephen, I had a lot of complications and was hospitalized over 6 weeks, it was so hard to be in the hospital with a newborn (My first) at home. I was also told that I might not be able to have anymore children. Six years later my husband and I were so blessed to receive Matthew. Stephen was the only person who knew he was getting a brother. I have to say that we have been so blessed with two wonderful son's. Matthew will be a senior at the University of Michigan this fall, he is such a wonderful person, so thoughtful and kind. Happy Birthday Matthew, your Dad and I are so proud of you. I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Just Finished Melanie's Marie Boudoir

I just finished this Marie Boudoir, which was for a swap with the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. I used a vintage cigar box, which I painted and covered in beautiful papers. Then made a shelf and made rooms. I used 4 copies of the images to build out the furniture. It is very dimensional. I really enjoyed making this for Melanie. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.