Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Glitter and Grunge is updated every first of the month, so tomorrow, August 1st, is when my artist page and one of new collections will appear on this incredible site. Yippee!!!! My new collection is a surprise but I will give you a LITTLE TINY HINT...it has to do with the last paragraph of this post...
Monday, July 30, 2007
Good Morning, Sweets! So happy to find you here today! And I know JUST why you've come today....it's Monday and that means Yummy Treats for you...
I'm so excited about the Yummies for today. Really and truly excited! They are just SO scrumptious. So hop on into my little cyber-sidecar and open up the white, frilly, Mary Poppins-style parasol you'll find next to you...it's quite warm today and I wouldn't want you to be uncomfy now. Pour a cup of coffee (you'll find the hazelnut creamer in the little fridge at your feet), sit back and.....we're off!
Now isn't this sweet? So feminine and whimsical. Looks like it could be straight out of a period film. But it's a KIT! That's right...this kit is from the Vintage Flair etsy shoppe and I am in love with it. She has several for sale and each one is unique. It includes full directions and all the materials to cover your own shade just the way you see here! She has a lovely blog, too, which you can check out here.
Well that's it for today! Hope you had a lovely time. I know I did! Wishing you a Yummy Monday, full of inspiration, joy and all that things that make life good...
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Somebody....anybody - quick! Tell me it's o.k. and NOT a desecration to cut up the SWEETEST of vintage baby cards! That auction was SUCH a bargain and I got some dear little cards out of it, but I have won....um....several...ahem...in the last year! ;) I have turned into quite the little collector! So when I decided to actually USE them, I was both excited and a bit anxious. I had no idea how it would feel to actually take scissors to these darlings!
Friday, July 27, 2007
But before I go back to cleaning or my fussy little man wakes up, I do want to share some yummy piccys with you all. These are things that are inspiring me as I think about a new collection I'm planning...can you guess the theme???
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
It's called The Barefoot Roses Collection by Tanya Whelan of Grand Revival and I am almost SURE that THIS is THE fabric for my soon-to-be studio. I'm so excited!!!!! It is vintage-inspired (a must), bright and cheerful (a major plus), feminine (also a must), works with pink walls (well DUH! That's a non-negotiable!) and (now this is the real test) could be scooped up with an ice cream scoop, plooped on a waffle cone and SLURPED! What I really mean to say is this fabric is downright SLURPITY!
Now to those who don't know me well, "Slurpity" is a very technical word in Rosey Posey Land that basically means "extremely, over-the-top, almost unbearably YUMMY." Just in case this word ever comes up again, now you know! It's the highest degree of yumminess and is reserved for very rare ocassions when something is so incredibly yummy that it is all I can do to literally keep from eating it.
After that outburst, you now either feel like you have a "Soul Sistah" in me OR you have decided that I am officially certifiable. Hopefully you know what I mean, you feel the same way, speak a similar language and we can now move on to bigger and better things in our sweet little friendship!
So without further ado....my new favorite fabric....
Monday, July 23, 2007
How can it have already been a week?? Not sure how that happened, are you? But the calender says it's Monday and of course I can't disappoint you...I must give you your Yummies!
Now before we begin, take a look in your little sidecar you always sit in while we cruise around cyberspace, window-shopping together. Do you notice anything? Well you should! I made you a little snack to munch on while we shop!
So eat up! And feel free to make all the "yummy noises" you want!
And off we go...
Isn't this delicious?? I have bought of few of Hazel's sweet-as-can-be little felt animals and am delighted with them! And this is just oozing yumminess and wow! look at the price! Couldn't be better. I "SEW" enjoy Hazel's blog, as well, where I ogle her beautiful home in (gasp!) Nova Scotia (think Anne of Green Gables land!). Check out all her sweet yummies...
But here is the pic of my girls again, plus another, even though their Camelbaks are not pink. :( We decided on non-girly colors since Andrew will end up wearing these down the road. But can I have one in pink????
YUMMY THING SIX: "When in doubt, eat more cake" by Chloebeanie
Oh my gosh...isn't this just ADORABLE?? I found this because my new friend, Miss Jenn, bought another darling stitchery from this seller and I oogled and asked her where she got it! She got it here and you can look at Chloebeanie's sold items to see more darling pieces. But this one is just TDF, don't you think? Of course, I'm partial to embroidered pieces.... ;) and you KNOW how I feel about cupcakes!
YUMMY THING SEVEN: Cupcake Pendant by Reminisce Heirlooms
Now before you read this you have to PROMISE you won't tell Her Highness Miss Emily about this! She is actually getting one of these for her birthday so we musn't spoil the surprise! I couldn't help myself and Tabetha, the artist who makes these sweets, is just the kindest soul! She has a whole Cupcake Collection but I have ordered the "Pretty as a Princess" pendant in the pics. Oh she will just love it, I can tell!
Well girls, can you believe our Yummy Trip has come to an end? I had such fun with you today! As always... Now don't forget to wipe those sugar cookie crumbs off your face...
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Hello, Sweet Readers! Thank you so much for popping in here to visit! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday evening. It is still afternoon here in California, but for some reason most of the lovely people I connect with via eBay, etsy and blogs live in the east! Not sure why that is....are "ya'll" more crafty out there?? I know I am a Southern Girl at heart. My "mama" is originally from Maryland and HER mother was born and bred in Alabama. A real Southern Belle! Though we didn't know it at the time, all 5 of us girls (yes! count them...FIVE!) were brought up as "Southern" as my sweet, tired mother could manage. There was an effort to teach us "yes ma'am" and "yes, sir" though NO ONE (and I do mean no one) we knew talked that way. We were dressed in dresses and skirts only for church each Sunday and could only wear white shoes after Easter. And Easter....well, picture dressing 5 girls in frills with the requisite sausage curls, white gloves and Easter bonnets. I get dizzy just thinking about it! Actually, I was the oldest by 14 years so by the time my youngest sister, Laura, was being dressed for church, I was old enough to help. I had mastered the French braid and the Pony Tail LONG before having my own girlies!
ANYWAY....I digress...where was I?? OH yes...I am a Southern Girl at heart so perhaps that's why I'm drawn to the types of leisurely (did I just say LEISURELY??? hahaha! what a joke that is!!!) activities like sewing, embroidery and the like that are more....shall we say, "traditional?" Not sure. But in any case, I seem to make a preponderance of sweet friends who live back east!
****Here's the part where I tell you what to do to win a gift....****
Today I am going to share some of my favorite quotes with you and I would LOVE to hear YOUR favorite quotes. Not just any favorite quotes, mind you....but the sort that inspire you. The kind that gets you going in the morning. Or kicks your cutie-patooties into gear when you are feeling sorry for yourself. Or the kind that brings your heart and mind back to what is important. Or...the best kind in my mind....the kind that takes you outside of your life, your circumstances and your thoughts so that you see, even for a moment, what "all this" is all about.
I have a project in mind that I am going to use some of my favorite quotes....and some of YOURS!...to accomplish. I will also be sending a special gift to each person who leaves a quote here that I end up using for this project. I haven't decided what this gift will be yet, but it will be something handmade by me! So leave your quotes here as comments. I will pick out my favorites to use for this project I have in mind by August 1st so you have till then to leave as few or as many as you like! No limit to how many quotes you want to leave. The more the better, in fact! On August 1st I will tell you which quotes I've picked and post the winners of the gifts.
With that, I want to leave you with a couple of MY favorite quotes, as well as some sweet, beautiful and happy images that I love!
Hugs to all of you...
"From the best bliss which earth imparts, we turn unfilled to Thee again..." (a line from a hymn from my childhood)
*My girls on a recent hike with Daddy in the mountains*
"So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day." (The Notebook)
"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument." (Carl Jung)
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."(Twyla Tharp )
"Do the next thing." (Grandma Lewis...my husband's great-grandmother...on what to do in times of grief, stress, pain, etc.)
Friday, July 20, 2007
This one is called "Let Them Eat Cake" and it is a sweet little book for someone to keep things in. I think it would be fun to put recipes in...specifically cake recipes. But it would also be a great spot to keep ephemera and findings for altered art if you're THAT kind of gal! There is a grand total of 15 pockets in this little sweetie.
I also had fun making some altered art recipe cards that fit perfectly into the pockets and are ready to have your family recipes (or some "sweet" notes for loved ones!) written on them. I cut out a couple of the very best recipes from the vintage cake recipe book I blogged about the other day and put them on a couple of the cards, as well. I used a few of the fun photos, as well as some words from the same recipe book to embellish the recipe cards. Some of them are even a bit silly! I also used some rhinestones, paper elements, some old-stock TEENY TINY little ceramic roses and other little doo-dads to decorate the cards.
Well that's it! If you want to purchase this little book, you can find it here. I have lots more little themed fabric books in the works, too, so if you like these, stay tuned for more in the near future...
And thank you, Sweet Friends, for all the comments of late! You make my days sweeter...