Saturday, July 19, 2008


written by a friend's friend!

WOMEN. We are the keepers of history. We restore or re-purpose things that would have ended up in a land fill. My roadside finds are some modern woman's cast-offs and are now my treasure.

In a time when so many people are doing without others are conspicuously consuming and tossing out things that can be used and enjoyed by those who are doing without. No effort is being taken to do this by the email consumed generations.

This makes my work more important than making a buck. I become a keeper of traditions that are important not only as crafts but for the fitness of the planet. I am inspired to keep moving forward in a thoughtful way. To create things that improve the human spirit even if it is just visually pleasing.

Having a connection to the heartbeat of the average woman is going to be the thing that is the key to my success and maybe I will measure that in terms that cannot be measured by Google analytics but by how much joy I bring to my customer.

What this article made me realize is that I am affected by the microwave generation. A business needs time to grow. I am not going to be a financial success over night. I am going to be a "Spiritual Success" if I stay connected to the fact that I am a keeper of history and whimsy. That inspires me.

What ever happened to the joy of creation? It got squashed by Google analytics yesterday. Today I'm off to make Christmas goodies! Out of some other womans trash!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

PINK FRIDAY ~ July 18th

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Each week, the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink will feature a well coordinated shopping experience with a theme - an all new approach to Internet shopping.

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Happy Shopping Everyone!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Meet "BRIGITTE". I JUST LOVE HER! I hope you do too!

I just finished my newest "vintage dressform". All dolled up in vintage ruffles, pink tulle, and a hand-created rose necklace and a pink satin sash. Her shoulders are wrapped with a vintage crocheted shawl and rose embellished crystals clip onto her wrap and her waist where more vintage lace is used to finish the look of this lovely, One-of-A-Kind ~ "Lady".

You can find her on my website, here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I thought I would give it a go at trying to make some hand built roses. I was having so much fun, I just kept making them.

A lovely vanity set had the perfect place to add these pastel pretties. Although the Perfume Bottles and Jewelry Box had roses embossed on them already, I thought adding my own roses would give it a special touch. Once finished, I softly added creamy white paint to the entire set, giving it what I like to call the "Ice Cream" look.

Unfortunately pictures do not do this set justice. I took them about a hundred times. Inside and outside the house. This was the best I could do. I hope you enjoy my newest treasure. You can find it HERE if you are interested in purchasing it.