Sunday, February 28, 2010
We are having a chatelaine swap in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, and my partner is Robin Sweet. I asked Robin what color she would want and she said earth tones, so this is what I made her. She loves crazy quilting, so I decided to try that and then I used a vintage doily with roses on it. I made the roses from ribbons and put a vintage rhinestone pin on it. It also has a vintage button on the pocket. I hope she likes it.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I have been wanting a dress form forever, and I have looked and looked. I really wanted a vintage one, but was afraid to buy online, (would it smell?). But I found a wonderful seller of new dress forms. My husband bought me one for Valentines and I got it today. It came packed really well. The price is great $68.00 and only $15.00 shipping. It is a company in NJ and if you are lucky enough to live in NJ you can pick it up. They have lots of different styles and color stands, some of their dress forms are as low as $49.00. I bought it on Saturday and received it today. Very fast shipping and its a buy it now. I just thought some of you might be interested. I was so excited to find the shape I wanted. I picked the french style with the wasp waist. It comes with a stretch cover and a topper and stand and you can take the cover off if you want to decoupage your form and I found a great blog showing you how to do it.
Here is the seller on Ebay dressformmall.
Here is the blog showing you how to decoupage your form: http://whitelinenlavenderfield.blogspot.com/2010/02/dress-form-tuto...
I just thought I would share this with you, I know there are probably some others who would love one.
My friend Kim at http://tabithalenox.blogspot.com/, was having a Valentine blog event and giveaway, with three giveaways and I was lucky enough to win one. She sent me such lovely craft goodies, things I have been wanting and could not find and beautiful trims and lace and a beautiful pink bird and a vintage hanky with roses on it, all were in a beautiful glittered Eiffel Tower bag. It was wonderful looking through all the beautiful treasures. I can't wait to start creating with all of these items. Kim is also a member of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, she is such a lovely person, always so helpful and friendly, it has been wonderful getting to know her better. Thank you so much Kim, I truly appreciate this wonderful gift.
I received this wonderful One World One Heart Giveway from Sylvia. I just love it, it is vintage and so sparkly and beautiful. Sylvia has a beautiful blog: http://my-trinkets.blogspot.com/. It has been wonderful to meet a new friend. Thank you so much Sylvia, I really love it.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I am a member of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group and we are having a Marie Antoinette shoe swap. It is a 3/3 swap, but they were so much fun I made more of them. The swap is hosted by Terri Heinz and on her blog she has a great tutorial with wonderful directions on how to make these shoes. She has a beautiful blog: http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ you really must visit her. She is an amazing artist. Thank you Terri for hosting this wonderful swap.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I received my One World One Heart Give-away today from Cathy at Treasured Heirlooms http://treasured-heirlooms.blogspot.com/. What a beautiful giveaway, her work is amazing, I feel so lucky, all my life I have never won anything and this was just a wonderful week. Cathy has a beautiful boutique http://eleganceandwhimsy.com/ and another shop http://www.treasuredheirlooms.net/ and a beautiful Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/NewEnglandVintage. You just have to visit her sites, you will just drool over all her beautiful creations. Thank you so much Cathy, you have really made my day. I love everything.
http://trashtotreasureart.blogspot.com/has opened her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/razzledazzlestamps. Her work is just beautiful and what a shop, it is filled with such beautiful things, ATC cards, jewelry, altered art and so much more, she is a very talented artist. I can't believe I won a $25.00 gift certificate to her new shop. The problem is I just can't make up my mind what to get, everything is so beautiful. Thank you so much Lynn and congratulations on such a beautiful shop and the best of luck, even though you don't need it.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I won Debi's wonderful giveaway and it arrived in yesterdays mail. It is just beautiful. She has such a way with putting such beautiful things together and her signature color of beautiful pink. She is also a fellow member of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. I am so glad that she joined, I am really enjoying her lovely art. She is such a sweet person. I took two pictures because I had to show you the outside of her beautiful box. I love birds so this was so special and I love her beautiful shoe, I will treasure your beautiful gifts Debi, thank you so much. She also has a beautiful blog, that I love to visit, it is so pretty: http://lifeinmystudio.blogspot.com/
I won Janet's 200th blog post giveaway, her blog is Shabbyfufu. I was so surprised, I usually don't win anything, but I think my luck is changing. It is a signed copy of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Interiors. The book is gorgeous. Thank you so much Janet and thank you for the beautiful tags and note card, they are beautiful too. Janet also has a beautiful shop with such lovelies. Take a look http://shabbyfufu.blogspot.com/. She is also having another giveaway.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
We had a Valentine Heart charm swap in our Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, that was hosted by Melanie. We first picked the metal color and then we swapped heart charms. This is the necklace and bracelet that I made from the charms that I received. I want to thank all the lovely ladies who joined the group, Melanie, Kim, Robin, Heather and Terri Heinz. I had a vintage crystal necklace that I used for the beads. It was a great swap. Thank you ladies, I love my necklace and bracelet.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Karen Valentine, Congratulations and Happy Birthday. If you could please email me your address I will get it shipped off to you on Tuesday February 16th, since Monday is a holiday. Enjoy. I want to thank everyone for all the lovely comments, I truly appreciate all your kind words. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
I made this heart bib necklace for my first blog giveaway. In honor ofLes Liasons d l'Amour Valentine's Day Fête, a Valentine Celebration blog party, see Rebecca's blog sugarandspiceartconfections.blogspot.com/. I used vintage lace, vintage rhinestones, beautiful ribbon for the roses, pearls and crystals. I will pick a winner on February 14th. If you would like to be entered please leave a comment below. Good Luck.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
A member of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group Heidi Wallingford did a class for this wreath. I so wished I lived near her. I emailed her and asked if she was going to offer a kit for this beautiful wreath. When she did I purchased it from her Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/birdsofafeather, she also has a wonderful blog http://hkwdesign.blogspot.com/. Well the wreath came this week and I could hardly wait to get started. It was really a lot of fun to make. I love hearts, so I really enjoyed this kit. I thought I would share my wreath with you.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
As part of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, we just had two wonderful swaps, one was a soldered pendant and the other was a rose bib necklace. I received mine and feel like a queen. I was lucky enough to receive mine from two of my favorite artists. I thought I would share with you what I received. The first one is from Deborah, she is such a talented artist, check out her blog http://www.bearhavenbears.blogspot.com/ and she has an Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/landofnodstudios. Her work is just amazing. The second necklace that I received is from Robin, I have always loved her art and this was the first time I received her art in a swap. I love the colors and all the details she used. Her work is always beautiful. She has just started a blog http://onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com/ and she also has an Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/ltlblonde. I love both of my necklaces so much and will treasure them. Thank you Deborah and Robin, you both have made me so happy.