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Thursday, December 9, 2010

More Birch Branches

Can't help it, I had to post twice today. Making up for lost time perhaps? Another lovely natural spring canvas. Rock Ridge Canyon, April 2010. Birch branches, naked but gorgeous.
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Spring Birch

It's time to start sharing some more artwork. This is a lovely birch branch natural spring canvas. I love it. Taken at Rock Ridge Canyon, Princeton, BC. April 2010
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mocha Mitts are HERE!!

Okay so here they are, been meaning to share this for a while but have been so busy making up orders and getting them into stores.  I have designed an eco friendly reusable, fabric coffee sleeve.  Some are embroidered, some are shabby chic, some are faux leather, faux fur, some even have the Eiffel Tower on them.  They are so fun and cute.  This isn't a new idea but the file I created for my embroidery machine is.  I am even trademarking the name "Mocha Mitt". 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Faking it, Successfully!!

Hello again my creative friends.  I have thrown in the virtual towel when it comes to keeping real plants alive for any length of time.  I am happy that I can keep my kids, husband, fish and puppy alive for now.  Plants are too low on the totem pole.  That being said, I couldn't let the gorgeous copper planter box I bought earlier in the spring sit with dead seasonal plants in it nor empty for that matter.  I went to Joanne's Fabrics and found some beautiful silk florals ON SALE, making this venture all the more worth it.
I had some chicken wire sitting around and I cut that into rectangular shapes about 7 inches wide by the width of the wiring itself.  I had to use 2 pieces and I rolled them up into a half moon shape and placed them into the dry dirt in the planter box.  I then cut up the stems of the silk florals and created a lovely colorful fall arrangement that would fool most people into thinking it's REAL!!
Take a peek at the photos.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More Vintage!

Couldn't help but share these lovely vintage green pieces.  I found the cake platter years ago and have been collecting green additions ever since.  My daughter's 16th birthday was the first time I got to display and serve all the "green" pieces together.  I was so busy that day, that I forgot to take pictures of the serving table.  Oh well, it was a lovely day. 

Back to the '50's

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was involved in the Honeybee Festival in Surrey, BC, this summer.  I had a great time and met some great people.  One of those people was a little girl named Molly.  Her parents saw some of the baby and toddler clothes I had made up and asked me to make a poodle skirt for her.  Molly and her parents are going to a '50's themed party this summer.  I finished the outfit and she just came and picked it up today.  Molly looks absolutely adorable.  One more happy customer!!

Happy Partying!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

40 down and 40 to go

One of the lovely things in life I have had the opportunity to experience recently is permanent weight loss.  I had weight loss surgery in Mexico with Dr. Alberto Aceves.  He is an expert in his field and I was treated like a QUEEN!
Here is a before and 2 months after collage.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Time to share the Vintage

I love junking like any other junkaholic.  I find it therapeutic to say the least.  I am sharing my love for the lovely by adding some photos here of the depression glass ware that I have found recently.  For my daughter's 16th birthday I gave her a set of 5 cups and saucers in pink depression ware.  So beautiful.

Aren't they just gorgeous?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mocha Flavored Yogourt? **DO NOT try this at home** (unless you're prepared for something a little twisted)

Well, I brewed up my lactose free homemade yogourt over a 24 hour period.  Just as I was about to seal the lid for incubation, that bratty quirky self came out and grabbed the coffee pot.  Brat then proceeded to pour the coffee into the fermenting skim milk mixture.  What a concept, Mocha Flavoured Yogourt.  I've seen it somewhere I'm sure as surely even I wouldn't have come up with something this twisted.  Remember friends, this is homemade yogourt. 
I refrigerated the unappealing colored yogourt and then today had a taste.  Well, with some stevia and a couple of drops of vanilla, the resulting flavour was well, how should I put it?  Tolerable, yes, that's the right word.  I'm sure if I put real sugar in, it would taste better but that would defeat my purpose in making home made yogourt and getting all the probiotics to keep my tummy happy.  I warned you, it is most unappealing looking but yes, tolerable.
Happy Day!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

As Promised, Leather...

Machine embroidered Leather Bracelets

I love slightly quirky things and experimenting on how to make them.  I have made up these professionally machine embroidered bracelets to add to one of my etsy shops.
Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blog Hop Happenin' Thursday!!

Embroidering all DAY!

so i've been busy, I've been having too  much fun embroidering one thing after another.  The camera was handy (as usual) so I thought i'd share some of the photos with you.   Here I have my lovely vintage Farm Peppers piece chugging along.  It took 3 thread changes from the beginning and I think I worked on it for 2 days.  I know that sounds ridiculous but the stitch count was almost 70,000 and I just worked on changing threads between trips to the grocery store and running my elderly aunt out for groceries.
To the right is the finished product.  Isn't it just beautiful?

Next I have the lovely shopping bag I made with quilting patterns.  It turned out great and I can put it on the etsy market this week. 
Well, tomorrow I will show off some of the leather bracelets I made up.  I should really be spending time on the baby stuff for this weekend's Honeybee Festival at the Famous Honeybee Centre in beautiful Surrey, B.C.  I will have to take some pics of the organic cotton bibs I made up also, so stay tuned for that.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Michael Miller Lollidot LINEN apron dress


Wedding Photography

Well, so far things are going quite smoothly with this blogging thing. I haven't done much on it yet and I am learning more things and finding great people. I thought today I would share a couple of wedding photos from the first wedding shoot I completed on July 3. It was great working with this couple and we were blessed with a gorgeous day.
Well, today is my introduction to blogging. I would love to share some of my photography and other projects that can be found internationally online for sale.