Monday, October 31, 2011
Marie Witch Hat I made
Cone I made for Tabitha
Cone I made for Kris
Pumpkin I made for Bobbi Ann
Halloween Bracelet I made with my charms, from Charm Swap
Gala Prize I won from Debi, love, love, love it!
Some Halloween things I made
Didn't make these, but I love them!
Velvet Pumpkins from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuannDanzlDesigns
Halloween Shadow Boxes from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JanieDMattern
Shakers from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/holidaysparkle
Owls I made, pattern from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cheswickcompany
I made this pumpkin man a few years ago, still love him.
Halloween Quilt wall hanging, made about 10 years ago. I love getting it out each year.
Witch I made 4 years ago, love her!
Halloween Paper Doll I made a couple years ago, images from: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62369225/digital-collage-sheet-halloween-art
I want to wish you a very Happy Halloween and share some Halloween things. We love Halloween at the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. Every year we have a Halloween Gala and have lots of fun Halloween Swaps. This year I hosted a Marie Witches Hat Contest, I could not let the ladies have all the fun, so I made a witches hat too! I did not have a pattern so I just started cutting material, I used wire around the rim of the hat and also up the back so that I could bend it. Decorating was the fun part. We had a Halloween cone swap, a pumpkin decorating swap, Halloween charm swap. We had a wonderful time at the Gala and everyone donated prizes. I won this beautiful cream supplies gift from Debi, oh I just love it. I also thought I would share some things that I have up for Halloween, things that I have made this year, last year and several years ago, I always look forward to getting out my Halloween items.
Monday, October 24, 2011
I would like to introduce the art of my future daughter-in-law, Christine Fredendall. She is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Art & Design. She was born in Port Huron, Michigan, where she met my son Matthew in a high school art class. Ever since we've known her, Chrissy has always given us gorgeous handmade cards for birthdays, holidays, and thank yous. While Christine (Chrissy, as we call her) mainly focuses on hand-carved print-making, she is also a skilled painter, illustrator, and writer. For her senior project, she focused on what her home meant to her during her childhood, combing both prints and poetry. Chrissy draws on her childhood, as well as her physical surroundings for inspiration, creating beautiful and captivating prints, cards, and various other types of hand-crafted art. More than anything, Chrissy values the hand-crafted aspect and originality of any art she does. Chrissy loves fairy tales, fables, and the film "The Princess Bride." We are very proud of her and her beautiful art, and I know that after seeing it, I'm sure you will fall in love with it too. You can purchase her original, hand-made art from her Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/christinefredendall. You can also view and follow her blog here: http://christinefredendall.blogspot.com/. She has a special coupon code for a 20% discount in your Etsy shop, listed on her blog. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Terri!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Here are a couple of dolls that I made. I bought these wire dress forms with hoops from Stampington & Company when they first came out about 3 years ago, once I had them I didn't know what to do with them. Finally I decided to add an antique charlotte doll heads and then I wired arms to the sides. Dressing them was easy, you gather material and wrap it around the hoop. I like the way they came out. Thank you so much for visiting me today and I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thank you for visiting me for another Tea Cup Tuesday, boy time seems to be flying by so fast, I am having trouble believing that it is October. The cup I am sharing today is number 5 of the 10 tea cups I purchased back in August. Normally I would never purchase this cup, but with the great deal that it is growing on my. It is a Paragon tea cup made in England and the name of it is Spring Melody. When I look at this cup I think more of fall, with the colors of it, but I love violets. Please click on the tea cup on my side bar to visit all the other beautiful tea cups. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Terri
Monday, October 17, 2011
About a month ago Joy at Cupids Charm was having a giveaway and also a contest, she was offering a $50.00 gift certificate for the giveaway and also a $50.00 gift certificate for the contest. She was going on vacation and had shown a photo of a mountain where she was going and you could win if you could tell her where she was going. We had just returned from vacation in Oregon and Washington, so I knew that the photo was not those states. My husband has family in Colorado and it looked like the mountains there but it was too green. So I made it a mission to find this mountain, you see I have a couple of pieces of Joy's beautiful jewelry and I love them. I always get so many compliments when I wear her jewelry. After looking for several hours, I enlisted the help of my husband, he always loves a challenge and I have to thank him, he was the one that found the mountain for me. I was just surprised that someone from Utah did not find it first. So I won. This is the beautiful necklace that I got with the gift certificate. I really love it, I love the red color of beads and the image is so beautiful. If you have not visited her beautiful Blog, click on Cupids Charm. Here is her beautiful online shop http://www.cupidscharm.com/ you won't be disappointed. Thank you so much Joy I love your beautiful necklace and I will treasure it! Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have a lovely week. Hugs, Terri
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The winner of the Helen Keller book is Rhonda Thomas. I used the Random.org generator and Rhonda you are the winner. I tried to copy and post it, but some reason I could not. I want to thank everyone who posted and I wish I had a copy for everyone. You can purchase a copy at Create Space https://www.createspace.com/3699837 and here is a coupon code for $3.00 off on Create Space 45LLDMEK. You can also purchase it on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Live-Think-Hope-Inspirational-Quotes/dp/1466398086/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1318233480&sr=8-8. Thank you for all your wonderful comments, we are so proud of him and this is such a wonderful book. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri
Friday, October 7, 2011
A Beautiful Inspirational Book, A Wonderful Read and a Proud Mom
Our Son Matthew has just finished writing this beautiful, wonderful inspirational Book on Helen Keller. He graduated this year from the University of Michigan. She was such an inspiration to so many people. He has taken her inspirational writings and poems and beautiful photographs of her and put them in this wonderful book. We are so proud of him and wanted to share it with you. You can take a look at this beautiful book here https://www.createspace.com/3699837 .You can also purchase this book on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Live-Think-Hope-Inspirational-Quotes/dp/1466398086/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1318233480&sr=8-8 . I am having a giveaway of this beautiful book, a signed copy, by Matthew. Please leave a comment on this post and you will be entered. I will pick one lucky winner. This makes such a wonderful gift at such a great price of $15.00. I have always been so inspired by Helen Keller and her life, she was an amazing woman. I am off to order the winners copy. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This week I am sharing another of the 10 cups that I got a few weeks ago. This one reminds me of fall and it is such a pretty shade of peachy pink and of course I love the gold on it. This is my first fruit tea cup, so I am thrilled. I forgot to take a picture of the bottom but it is a Anysley tea cup made in England. I want to thank Terri and Martha for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday and click on the tea cup on my side bar to visit everyone's beautiful tea cups. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri