Friday, December 11, 2009

Summer Wedding in Australia

The Bride chose my Chiffon Vintage Roses. The choker is an Heirloom Corsage, made form vintage fabric and beads. She chose this piece to be worn with a strapless gown. I hope she is pinning her hair up in loose curls.

I always forget, when it is cold and snowy here, it is summer over there!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Tropical Wedding in Florida

The dark skinned Latin Bride wore vibrant hot colors and her bridesmaids all wore these flowers... A corsage, a hair barrette, a wrist corsage. Variety is a relief from old fashioned weddings where everyone wore exactly the same thing.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On Paper

"On Paper" Is a gorgeous little paper shop located in the "Short North" district of Columbus, Ohio. This shop is a treasure! I have known the owner, Joan Schnee, since she was a very young woman. I remember her dreams of owning a Paper Shop. Joan would tell me about how to actually make paper. It was her passion. I feel like I knew "On Paper" before it even came to exist! Well, the shop is real now, and has been for quite some time. To me it represents a time gone by. A time when people took the time to sit down and think about each other. The lost art of pen to paper, carefully sealing an envelope, selecting the perfect stamp. I don't know about you, but receiving a hand written note or letter is still one of the greatest pleasures in life. Joan's shop also is a place to rediscovery the art of etiquette, talk about a dying art! Joan knows how to create and deliver fine, crafted and artful invitations and thank you notes. Have you ever looked etiquette up in a dictionary? It is not something you have to go to "Miss Manner's School" for. It is the art of considering other people's feelings. It is the art of making people feel welcome and comfortable.
Photo courtesy "On Paper" website

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Flower Heirloom Corsage

These fabric flower corsage pieces are forever. i have been making these for weddings and other special occasions.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A great blog post from "I do, it yourself weddings"

This is a fun blog to follow, The publisher has a great sense of style. The posts are so well pulled together. You will love following

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Found a stash of gorgeous vintage beads at a local fair

Brimfield, The Big E... I live in the best place for antiques and barn sales. Check out the pretty vintage beads I collected recently

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Max, loves NH

My doggie loves living here. He was digging with his nose! He loves rooting around in the woods..

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another Barn Sale

Kennebunk Port Maine, what a beautiful day. Check out this wool spun into subtle and gorgeous shades. I was drooling!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Matching up beads

I collect beads, chandelier beads, wooden and bone beads. I search thru flea markets and antique fairs. I got a giant jar of beads at Brimfield and I am finally getting around to matching beads from the jar up. It's fun to pick each bead up and take an individual look at it. I have been seeing them as a collective whole for a long time.... I made some into earrings this morning...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Earth Tones Bronze Silk Flower

This shawl is in chenille, wool, faux fur and mixed textured yarns. The silk flowers are made from vintage interior design fabrics.

Hand Knits

I have started knitting again. I can only knit when I live in a northern climate. Those 4 years in Florida were too hot, and I am looking forward to fall. These scarf/shawl are made with yarn left over from custom orders. I am going to start work with some beautiful Italian mohairs and hand dyed wools from NH. The roses are made from vintage interior design fabrics and beads.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I am unpacking my mosaic supplies

We are settling in to our new home. I am slowly unpacking my art studio. I do not have a dedicated space at this time. We are all feeling a bit crowded. I have learned that being productive is living to me. I can't wait. I have been playing with clay and mosaic. It feels good. I am taking over the entire house one surface at a time!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"One never knows"

The Pearly King and Queen are charity workers for the people of their area. At one time they had as many as 400 sets of Pearly Monarchy. The moto is "One never knows" Pearly's look after eachother and their community. It's really very nice!