Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Learn something new

I took a class this past weekend with Tim Holtz. I really don't do much with stamping, or alcohol inks so it was really fun to try something new. I learned a lot... he is a wonderful teacher and just a fun guy! I absolutely would recommend taking a class with him, if you get a chance. Definitely a good time.

The class that I took was called "Charmed Trinkets". We turned 3 domino pieces into pendants/pins and created a collaged frame to display the pieces when they aren't being worn. It was supposed to be a Christmas themed class... but one of my dominos turned into a Halloween piece. Hmmmm... :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Check out these fantastic ribbons that I recently found!

Vintage ribbons from Europe embroidered with red initials or numbers.

Click here to see if your favorite numbers or letters are available!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Little Chalet

How fun is this?!?!

I found it last weekend at a yard sale at an antique shop. They deal with estates and sell furniture and upscale items in the shop. A few times a year they have a yard sale to sell the other stuff (a.k.a. junk) that they acquire. I always love their sales and have found lots of fun things in the past.

Now I need some ideas of what to do with it!!!

Here are the issues:
1. I'm really not a doll person at all.
2. Both of my girls already have houses that my dad made them.
3. I don't really have a good space for it (it's pretty big!).
4. The blue and red don't go with my decor, but I really like the red and blue.

These are my ideas... I'm thinking of just using it for Christmas. I have a lot of kitschy holiday doo-dads that could be cute to decorate it with. Bottlebrush trees, vintage elves, reindeer, etc. It could be a fun tradition to set it up each year with my girls.

My other idea would be to remove the base and just display it as is, with no dolls/furniture, etc. Is that weird? I just really love the look of the house...

I'm leaning towards the Christmas idea. Any thoughts?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Halloween Treats

It's a cool and crisp morning here. Fall is definitely in the air. This is my absolute favorite time of year. Actually, this whole stretch of time between now and Christmas is my favorite. My husband and oldest daughter also celebrate their birthdays in October. So much going on. I just love that. The preparations for these big days to me is almost as much fun as the day itself.

I've just finished adding some Fall and Halloween goodies to the website to help you prepare for this fun time of year.
You can see the new things here.

Also listed are lots of new ribbons, velvet flowers, and vintage posies.

Happy Creating!

Monday, September 15, 2008

A crush

I'm soooo loving these new crushed silky ribbons!
You can find them here, along with some other new goodies.
More artsy treats tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Back on track

Hello Friends! It has been a while, huh? So much going on here. So much good stuff!

My Little One started kindergarten last week. She LOVES it! (I'm the one who isn't taking it so well!) She has a wonderful teacher and is in a great school. It is a full day program and I definitely miss her a ton. My Littlest One and I are adjusting to our new schedule and getting back into the swing of things. We had a fabulous summer as a family and I'm now I'm feeling really re-charged. I'm working on some fun projects and swaps that I can't wait to share. I've also been collecting LOADS of new goodies all summer long for Speckled Egg and will be adding them to the website this week and next.

These tags and book are on their way to their new home. A little trade with a sweet friend. I'll share more next time! We are actually in the middle of a really big & scary thunderstorm... so I better get going! Yikes!