My Mom loved to create :0) (that's her to the left, charcoal on paper by my Dad, about a year before I was born) She was often prolific, knitting, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, applique, crochet, painting & more. I always enjoyed working with her on projects, when I wasn't completely out of my league,lol. There wasn't an art or craft that she couldn't master if she set her mind to it. For alot of reasons, none of which seem quite clear now, I stopped creating, for the most part, when she died. We're talking YEARS people!! I suppose I was blocked. The vast majority of the time, I never thought about it much. With life & kids & college (I went back to college in my early 30's, but that's an adventure for another day) most days were already filled to the brim.
After hanging out with some of the most incredibly fabulous, truly inspiring, friends I've made thru Etsy, (a big shout out to the awesome friends from the Who Loves Vintage? thread on the Etsy forum) the urge to create miraculously returned. And let me say this, it would NOT be ignored. I should've said returned with a vengeance, lol. Sometimes all it takes to re-fuel those creative juices is to be around inspiring friends, so thanks you guys, you're all so very treasured! I've not been sleeping very well the last couple months so, I've had some extra time on my hands ;0) This is what goes on when I can't sleep.........
Fugly stool getting re-upolstered with some help from my friend Georgie. (still a work in progress)
Nekkid doll dressform got a new dress! And I turned an old half slip into a dress with what else but roses ;0)
There's more, alot more, but re-arranging pics in blogger makes me a tad crazy! So stay tuned....
The lovely Mona at Carrier's Cozy Cottage has bestowed my very first blog award!! I'm so honored she chose to include me, merci beau coup my friend.
Here's the story behind this award: The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in the PROXIMITY in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
So, now it's time to pass on this award and 'propagate' some friendships!
have over a 20 year history in retail & fashion. One of my very chic grandmothers wrote a fashion advice column for the NY Times way back when, and gave me an appreciation of well made classic attire. Along with this, my other very chic grandmother gave me a fascination with finding a bargian, at all levels. I've bee shopping in some of the most wonderful places since I can remember. One of my very first memories is of shopping the day after Christmas sales with my Mema. I love finding great deals, and I LOVE passing the savings on to my customers!!!