LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Monday, September 1, 2014

"A PRETTY FACE"

This large tag "A Pretty Face" I made for a swap.
Lots of fussy cutting on this one..
Hope  you are all enjoying what is left of the summer weather.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUMMER PARTY INCLUDING FAMILY VACATION

We just had our 3rd annual Family and Friends summer party along with family vacation time leading up to the party.
Our Figgy and Lil O, Cindy and Carl came for the week leading up to the party.
Other family members came on Thursday, while others arrived on Friday, then the rest of the family and friends came on Saturday.
All week we played toys and balloons, swam in the lake, fished, rode in the boats, camped out in the back yard in tents, ate great food, celebrated Uncle Carl's 70th birthday and much, much more.



We enjoyed beautiful sunsets every night, played bubbles on the beach, ate more food and much, much more...



This year the theme for the party was TIKI.  Mr. Nook built the bar and we decorated it in great TIKI style.
Fun was had by all and we sure did hate for our time together to end.
Do you have a family and friends summer party every year?  You should consider it if you don't.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Thursday, August 14, 2014

VINTAGE SHABBY FLOWERS COMPLETED


I started making these vintage shabby flowers awhile back, you can see that post here
Well, I have finished up several of them and thought I would share them with you.
I was inspired by Jennings644 on  Youtube on making these.
These flowers are very simple to make, if you have some vintage trims and other fibers you can create these yourself.






Simply fun and relaxing, not to mention I have a vintage shabby flower to use in my projects all set and ready to go, I LOve that!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Friday, August 8, 2014

BAGS AND TOTES ON MY PINTEREST BOARD


Do you admire a great bag or tote?
I really do love a vintage bag or tote or a really unique one.
I do not have much of a collection of these anymore, not a lot of room for these types of things.
I have a Bag and Tote Pinterest board I would like to share

Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Thursday, July 24, 2014

STUNNING


Enjoyed an amazing sunset from our beach.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Friday, July 18, 2014

A FEW CHANGES IN MY STUDIO 2014 WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE


Welcome to my studio, my peaceful place.
For several years now I have joined Karen at My Dessert Cottage for an annual WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE party.
You can see what my studio looked like last year here, not a whole lot has changed but some small details have.





I join in a lot of ATC swaps, here are the ATC'S I have received from many fantastic artists.
I use an antique sewing cabinet drawer, just the perfect size and besides that, I LOVE these wooden drawers.




My Figgy gave this window to me for Mother's Day, she knows just what I love!





I love vintage wooden rocking horses and vintage children books.









A basket full of trims, I love this stuff!!



The vintage picture of the dancer is a favorite piece of mine.
When I was a little girl I had two of these in my room, LOVE!!!






I love using large lamp shades for storage.



My favorite print of all times.



STASH




All of the items hanging from my ribbon shelf are tags and mixed media books I have received from swap partners, I keep every single one and I treasure them all.



A view from the door.



Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Michele

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WEDDING BLISS


A wedding bliss package from Maggie, you can visit her here.
Maggie and I were partnered up at Blissful Art Group.




Wedding whites, creams and such was the theme.
You can see the Wedding bundle I sent to Maggie here
I just love these darling cutouts of brides wrapped with vintage trims and lace.



Make a homemade card, a tag or ATC and a small amount of stash.
I will enjoy all of my goodies, thanks again Maggie.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a sunshine day.
Michele