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Updated: 2018-03-05T10:32:51.004-08:00


Spring is coming soon...


...and with that the smell of trees blooming, and a freshness in the air.  I cannot believe it is almost here, since we had no winter, no rain, and virtually no Autumn!  I wish someone we could load up all that snow back east and plop it into our empty and bone dry lakes.  So here in the central valley I pray for rain, and lots of it.One of the things I want to do this year is get back to my blog.  I hope I haven't lost touch with everyone.  I have been visiting all my followed blogs and glad to see you are all still around.  I have had some health issues for the last several months and am still navigating through it all. Here are a few things I have made recently.  This pendant below was taught by Amy Hannah at Terri Brush Art Camp in the fall.  I had an amazing time!  I love this necklace.Plexiglas, paper, leather,fibers, and etched metal pendantEtched brass shield. Back of bird shieldThis next photo is a wrap bracelets a sterling silver molten cross I made from Terri Brush' s class at Art Camp. I free hand cut the cross from nickel silver metal then stamped flooded solder. So much fun!!This trio mixed media pieces I did in a class with Kristen Robinson. I also learned the metal etching from her too.  She is a sweetie!!!We will see you again real soon.  Becs[...]

2013 Artful Gathering Online retreat


If you have not had an opportunity to take an online class from some of the most amazing instructors ever...Now is your chance.  You can still sign up for the second session of Artful Gathering that just started this week.  The videos are great, the classes, are awesome and the teachers are amazing!  I took a class from Colleen Moody, the doll Atelier.  She taught a class on making one her amazing Birdie clay dolls.  Briley the Birdie.  I have to say it was one of the easiest classes to follow.  Colleen is a wonderful and talented teacher and artist.  I have taken classes from her in person and it was just like being there.This is my version of Briley the Birdie, her name is Isabelle and she was a swap gift for my Swap partner Theresa, Dulaney Woods Treasures.  Theresa has received  her swap so I can now share Isabelle with you.  I have been so excited for her reveal.I have several more in the works that are not finished yet.  I love working with this medium.  I also sent other goodies to Theresa along with Isabelle, but I did not take any photos.  Hopefully Theresa will share some pics when she gets her stash.  I will aslo be showing my altered playing cards art work when I am finished with them.  That class, The Spoken Soul, was taught by Mary Jane Chadbourne, Desert Dream Studios.  Mary Jane is teaching another class this session too.  Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings....Becs[...]

Kindred Souls "With One Image" Swap cards


Hi all, As some of you might have seen, I posted some cards I made for a swap with Kindred Souls Art Group.  The swap was for cards using the same image but used however we wanted.  To see the cards I made click here.  These are the cards I got in return.  They are all so different and amazing.made by Gloria Alexander, Leader of Kindred Souls Art Group  made by Stephen Jew, bearcrazyman blogmade by Carol Sweeney, Creative Expressions  made by Victoria Sturdevant, art by vic blog  made by Mary Beth Janisse, My Journey Into Art I have some more swap returns to post in a day or two.  Thanks for stopping by and please check out the other artists' blogs for more amazing art work.             Becs [...]

Farmhouse Summer Swap reveal


 A few weeks ago I joined Amy, Bumble Bee Lane's, Farmhouse Summer Swap. I have always admired the swaps she hosts and was lucky enough to get to join in. I had a fantastic partner, Theresa, DulaneyWoods Treasures. Theresa sent me the most amazing Prim Crow doll with baby and she smells yummy too.A few weeks ago I joined Amy, Bumble Bee Lane's, Farmhouse Summer Swap. I have always admired the swaps she hosts and was lucky enough to get to join in. I had a fantastic partner, Theresa, DulaneyWoods. Theresa sent me the most amazing Prim Crow doll with baby and she smells yummy too. She also made me a vintage wall hanging with an old photo and vintage lace, Love It!!! She made this fabric book and red and green tomatoes.  They are adorable.    Theresa found out about my love for vintage china and she got me the cutest little set with tiny pink cool!And she tucked in some old wooden spools and a vintage rhinestone brooch that is just beautiful!Thanks Theresa and thanks Amy for hosting this great swap!  I will post what I sent to Theresa in a few days when I know she has received her package.  I was a little late in getting it in the mail to her.  Please come back... Becs[...]

Happy 4th of July!!!


Another year of our independence.  Please take sometime today to thank those that have served to keep us free.  Remember what this day represents to us.  And, m ist of all be safe!

God Bless you you all !! Happy Independence Day!  Becs

My Home is My Castle ATC Swap


I recently joined in a blog swap hosted by Marion Bockelmann.  The theme was My Home is my Castle and there had to be a home or castle as partof the body or attire.  There are some amazing ATC's for this swap o please hop on over to Marion's blog to check them out.  These are mine, sorry about the photo quality.   I will post my returns when I get them.

I used chipboard cards for my base and stamps from Character Constructions.

These are my favorites of Caatherine's stamps.  They are from The BeeKeeper's garden" collection.

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and be safe!  God Bless, Becs



Karen Valentine, My Desert Cottage is hosting her yearly "Where Bloggers Create" Blog Party.  This year it starts on July 12, 2013 .  If you would like to join in and post your space, just click on the button on my side bar to the left for all the details and to sign up.  I am going to join the party this year!  I have wanted to each year, so I am diving in. 

God bless, Becs

Kindred Souls Art Group Card Swap


I recently joined a cool group called Kindred Souls Art Group.  The leader, Gloria, is hosting a 6 for 6 card swap using a particular image.  I thought I would give it a go.  Everyone has to use the same image, but can do what they want with it.  I chose to print out the original image that was black and white, and painted them with water color Aquarelles.  As you can see, each of my cards is different.   I used scrap paper pages for the base.   I embellished with lace, paper, millenary, and ribbon.  I love how they are all different. I think this one is my favorite.  Probably because it is pink!  and I love the floral paper on this one, and HOPE is one of my favorite words.  This one is sooo French!  And I used fabric paper for the base.  I was so thrilled to be accepted into this group.  I made this for the hostess of the swap.  It's a wall hanging with the same image on it.  I really like how it turned out.   I'll post later with pics of the ones I receive from the swap.  I am excited to see them all.  Thanks for letting me share and have a blessed day...Becs[...]

"Fabric of Nature" swap display


As most of you know, I recently participated in an all fabric (no paper allowed) ATC swap hosted by Kim Laws at Art Joy Stuff.  See earlier post here for the artwork and the participants.  I had some amazing swap partners!!!

Kim asked us to create a display for the cards and post about it.  You can go to her blog to check out all the other displays that are just awesome! Kim will be posting each day about them for the next week.

 I wanted to do a temporary display for mine beacuse I want to eventually make a wall art piece with them, but have not had the time to do it yet.  So I came up with a burlap flag banner.  I cut out flags from burlap then tacked the ATC's on then strung them on cord. I have three of them and have them hanging in my studio for inspiration. They are all so beautiful. 

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the other blogs to see their displays.
Have a blessed day.....Becs

Fabric ATC's! who new they'd be so much fun.


Recently I participated in a fabric A T C swap with Kim Laws at Art Joy Stuff. Blog.  We each made 12 ATC'S out fabric that had to be nature inspired. we were not allowed to use any paper. I fell in love with making these little works of art.  The photo above is of the 12 I made and sent off.                                               I used burlap and canvas for the bases, then sewed lace, fabric and trims. I added a fabric printed image, millimetre, saying, ribbon and metal charms and some vintage buttons.                                            I chose the theme of Nature's wings and did birds, nests, bees and butterflies.  I also used some quotes that I love on some of them.   I received some beautiful cards back and will share them with you in a few days.  We are supposed to do some kind of creative display with them and I am still figuring that out.  Below is a group photo of the ones I received back.@From top left to right:  Marsha Mees, Tattered Chick blog Welsh, justtickety-boo blog justtickity-boo.blogspot.comMaggie Raguse, the mag rag blog www.themagrag.comFrom bottom left to right:  Karla JacksonCarolyn HuberLiz Waring, lululizinlalaland blog lululizinlalaland.blogspot.comFrom top right to lefthMarlene, uniquely Ella blog uniquelyella.blogspot.comKimberly Laws, art joy stuff blog bottom right to leftAmy Bauer Heinz, artful affirmations blog artfulaffirmations.blogspot.comThanks Kim and the ladies listed, for an awesome swap.  Come back in a few days to see how display these beauties.  Kim will be hosting a reveal as well. Have a blessed week, Becs [...]

Fun Projects Finally Completed! YAY!!!


 So many fun projects! Have you ever found yourself almost done with about 20 projects?  Seriously!  I am always working on several things at one time.  I kinda like it that way, until I get behind.  And I am awful about taking photos. I am determined, though, to get all my unfinished projects done!  I did finally finish several projects that have been on my work table for some time.  This cute little Pin cushion I made in a class with Lisa Super (Vintage Handmade).  Lisa has workshops a few times a year and a creative campout every summer.  I got to go last year for the first time and am excited to go again this year!  I adore this pin keep, (I think Lisa has the kit for sale on her site) I have it perched on an old spool for display.We also made this cute little shadow box with a stamp from Catherine Moore, Character Construction.  It's about 3 x 3".  I made mine steampunk and added gears inside the box that roll around.  I added silver metal wings and perched her ontop of an old spool that I covered in washi tape and pigment dye.  I love her!  Lisa always has such fun projects for us to do.  I became addicted to Character Constructions stamps last summer at Lisa's Creative Campout.  So I have bought a few.  This steampunk girl is one of the new ones from the Time Keeper's Garden set and yes it is the same one that I used in my shadow box.  I made a heart pillow for my friend Marsha (Tattered Chick) after Valentine's day.  Marsha likes neutral colors and is an awesome "junker".  I repurposed a couple of kitchen towels, crocheted doily, vintage lace, buttons and some charms that spell out "junk".  I stamped the image on some old ducking cloth and added a charm to the bottom.  I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  I think Marsha liked it too!   Kim at Kim's Whims on Facebook, hosted a prim easter/spring themed swap.  I was partnered with Kim Robinson.  We decided to do a bird themed swap.  I made this little Prim paper clay bird on some vintage spools that I covered with washi tape, vintage lace and an old rusty pin.  I attached the spools to a vintage tart tin and added nest moss and flowers.  This little birdy has a paper hat and ruffled collar.Here are some jewelry pieces I made for a local shop.  I am using old hardware, watch parts, frozen charlottes, and vintage jewelry and buttons creating unique and one of a kind necklaces.  Here are a few.  I made this little primitive paper clay birdie doll. Her name is Hazel. She has a bird nest in her pocket on her apron.  Her fancy bonnet is made with vintage lace.   I learned how to make these birds from Colleen Moody.  Colleen is teaching the birdie class online this summer through Artful Gathering 2013 online retreat.  It's not too late to sign up.  There will be two sessions and lots of great classes being offered.     I found this lamp base awhile ago and then found this old vintage colander that is a faded grey and a little rusty.  So, I recruited my brother-in-law and we made a lamp shade ou of the colander.  I painted the lamp base a satin pewter color to match with the shade and stuck a vintage edison type bulb in it!  It is so cute!    These are fun photo or card holders that I repurposed from old door knobs and funnels.  I blinged them up a little with vintager rhinestones, beads and wire.   You can find some of my jewelry, aprons, pillows, photo holders, lamp, soy candles, and many other awesome finds from other vendors, at Embellish and Restore in Visalia, Ca.  Kim at Art [...]



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I sure hope Spring isn't just passing through.  The cool evenings and mornings are perfect for patio dining.  If the temperature keeps creeping up it will be too hot!

This is my mom and dad's old swing.  They would swing for hours in the evenings and eat fresh watermelon.  We are making outdoor fabric pillows for the swing.  My sister wants bright prints and of course I want Shabby Chic. Lol. I used to fall asleep on this swing when I was  a kid.  So many wonderful memories.

Have a blessed day!  Becs

Easter Blessings!!!


Easter has come so quickly this  year it seems.  The weather is perfect for family get togethers.  I am looking forward to Easter services this evening.  Then family time tomorrow.

I hope you all have a blessed Easter!  God Bless You an Yours.  Becs

Art Joy Stuff Swap


Kim at ArtJoyStuff is hosting an awesome ATC swap  called "The Fabric of Nature"  Kim does amazing swaps and she is a great hostess!  Please pop on over and check it out.  Just click on the photo above or on my side bar  

God Bless,  Becs



It certainly has been a long time since I last posted.  The only excuse I have is "Life Happens"

If you all are wondering who this dashing soldier is, it is my dad from WWII Marine Corp.  I have been missing him alot lately.  He's been gone now for almost twelve years  It seems like only yesterday.  His birthday is Friday.  He would have been 90!  And at means that I am going to be 50 in a few weeks!!  Say it isn't so!

This handsome boy is my baby Kody.  He is a character!  He is huge and weighs only 97 lbs. He is the sweetest.

What a great  family!  Half of us anyway.  This is my sister Belinda and Brother-in-law Rick, my niece Angie and Me at Disneyland before Christmas.  We all,got annual passes a year ago and try to go at least every couple of months.

I just wanted to share and say hi to everyone and Happy St. Paddy's Day!


"Etsy Cottage Style" Welcome to my Cottage Craft Room Blog Party


 Welcome to my studio, craft room, sewing room, stc...!  Etsy Cottage Style is having a blog party and asking us to invite into our cottage craft rooms.  So, Welcome, Come on in and enjoy.  This cabinet is one of my favorite antique finds.  It is about 3 1/2 ft deep and all those drawers you see are individual.  Huge storage!  The top, back and sides are old beadboard style wood.  This thing is very sturdy.  It's  height is perfect for standing up or sitting at bar stool level which is great for me because I am tall.   Next to the cabinet is a metal framed cart with a wooden top.  Also antique.  It has 6 large metal basket pull out drawers.  It is about 4 1/2 Ft Deep and perfect for my fabric!  It has heavy duty wheels and can be rolled out anywhere.   My brother in law installed basic open shelving units above so I could store my wire storage locker baskets above and be able to see where everything is.  It not a neat look but I like the convenience of not having to search throgh bins.  This way I can see what's in there and get down the one I need.    This piece is actually a closet organizer that didn't fit in one of the bedroom closets, so we pulled it into here and used it to display all my jars of ribbon, buttons, and other vintage collections.  The top displays some of my creations.  Again, I love using jars so I can see what is in them and pull out the one I need.    These pictures show what my wire baskets look like...stuffed!  LOL But I love it!  I love having the visual of all my goodies, it gives me inspiration.    And here is my little sewing area and sewing machine.  My sister and I use the heck out of it!  It is a basic one, nothing fancy...but t works and is easy to use.  And you have probably noticed all the aprons hanging here and there.  Some are orders and others are vintage aprons that I collect.   And this little vintage wire shopping cart was one of my great finds at the Alameda Pointe Flea Market earlier this year.  I use it to hold all my paper and vintage wall paper rolls.    Thanks for stopping by my lil cottage studio.  Please pop on over to Etsy Cottage Style and take a look at all the others joining the blog party.  Click on their linky at the end of the post and you can see more awesome craft rooms and studios...[...]

Diana Frey's "Twisted Sistah" Online Class Giveaway


Diana Frey is an amazing mixed media artist.  She is currently offering a new online class through Creative Workshops beginning in September.  Her work is beautiful!  The photo above is a choker necklace.  She also does an amazing cuff bracelet using the same techniques.  I have been wanting to take a class from her and if you have too, visit Creative Workshops or Tattered Adornements for more information. 
Diana is also having a giveaway for the online class.  It is valued at $125.00.  If you want to enter a chance to win, visit her blog, Tattered Adornements, and leave a comment.  You have a couple more weeks to enter.  She will announce the winner on Set. 10, 2012. 

Creative Workshops also offers a wide variety of online classes. So be sure to pop on over and check those out too. 

buttons, BuTtONs, BUTTONS!!!


I love buttons!  Old, new, glass, rhinestone, metal, pearl, plastic...I love them all.  I think its because my mother was an avid seamstress my whole life, until she got Alzheimers and could not remember how to sew anymore.  And she used to keep extras in a round cookie tin.I also had the fortune of sharing button gathering with my Mother-in-law who had jars and jars of old buttons that her mother kept.  I use the term "gathering" because I don't know enough about them all to be a collector.  I have jars and jars full of old buttons from her and my mother in storage.  And becuase I can't get to them at this time without a great amount of effort and searching (LOL), I started "gathering" buttons again!I find myself using buttons in almost everything I create.  I think they add such a special vintage touch to aprons, pillows, mixed media, doll making and even tucking them into swap items and stash boxes.My button love was reignited when I started following the Button Floozies blog and did a swap with them.  I hope to be able to learn about collecting as I go.  I find myself at antique shops digging through boxes and trays of buttons looking for those unusual or special buttons to add to my collection.I found all these carded buttons in a wonderful shop up near Elk Grove, Ca.  I just love the pale pink ones above and the Marie Antoinette shaped one also. The aqua buttons in the middle to the left are glass with an awesome dotted pattern on the backs.Here are some photos.  If anyone knows about any of these, please share.  I would love to hear about them.  I have ordered a button collectors book but it has not come in yet.  I thought the metal ones were also very cool. I'll be posting again with another group of buttons I found recently in Cambria, Ca.  at an Antique Mall.  This one is cone shaped and looks like "bakelite", although I don't know much about it.  I love the unusual shape and the stripes are fun.   This group is a bronze color and they are also glass.  Very pretty.  And finally, a great set of clear glass buttons and some pretty pearls.[...]

Repurposed to Remember...


Several months ago I was asked to take old linens that were family heirlooms from a beloved mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother who had recently passed away and create aprons for all the girls in the family.  Monica, the lovely girl that approached me, thought it would be an awesome way to honor the woman and give each family a piece of history.  Monica and I met at a holiday boutique where I was selling my repurposed aprons using my old linens... so we conspired.  Monica gave me the names and sizes of each woman, including one for a little girl and handed me a huge bag of old but beautiful vintage table clothes, runners, pillowcases, dresser scarves, napkins and hankies.  There were nine aprons total plus one more to make for the little girl for when she is grown up.  Monica was so patient with us as it took several months to get them all done.  They are all designed by my sister and me with no patterns or anything.  We decided on the name one at a time and created for each individual based on the information that Monica gave us about each lady.  It was such a great thing learning about them and hoping they would each like their aprons.  I am so grateful that Monica asked us to do this.  It was an honor to be able to create something for each of the girls that will hold a special place in their hearts and continue with the family heirlooms from the past.  I love the workmanship, handwork, and textures of old linens.  And I adore the imperfections that time adds to these everyday articles that adorned homes.  They tell the story of life and love!  My sister and I had many conversations as we put these aprons together.  Often we wondered what caused the stain or tear in a certain piece.   Or, if a particular item was used only for special occassions.  There was one table cloth that my sister hated to cut up because it was so beautiful.  We argued about that one for a couple of days!  LOL  It was the gorgeous battenburg piece that we were able to use in a couple of the aprons.  Have you repurposed old linens that were in your family for similar uses?  If so, please share.  Was it hard to cut them up?  Or did it give you a sense of rejuvenation?  Hope to hear from you soon!  God Bless...Becs[...]

Spring Ornie Swap with Friends


Spring is in the Air!  I have been swapping Ornies with a group of friends since Christmas.  Cassie VanCuren hosted a Christmas Ornie swap on her blog and since then we have swapped for Valentine's Day and now for Spring/Easter.  What a great group of ladies!!!  My partners are Cassie VanCuren, An Artful Adventure,  Robin Sanchez, Once Upon A Pink Moon,  Cami Dilsaver, Creating Myself Creatively, and Jeannie Ryan (Jeannie does not have a blog) .  These are the ornies I made this time around.  The first set are nests with flowers, eggs ribbon and birds.  For the second set I made paper clay bird heads with garland crowns, french ribbon collars and old wooden spools of thread for bodies.  I love how they are have different looks on their faces.ANd the next set I made are little vintage tart tins that I drilled holes into and decopauged an Easter image then added German Glass glitter and ribbon.  Very simple, but cute.  I tried to stay in the Spring Theme with most of the projects so they can be used year round if they choose to.  I received some amazing Ornies and as soon as I can take photos I will post about them.  You are all going to be jealous of all my cute ornies that I got!Thanks Robin, Cassie, Jeannie and Cami for doing this swap with me!  You have all been awesome partners!  God Bless...Becs[...]

An Artful Adventure 10 Week Photo Challenge ~ Week 1 ~ Eggs


 I hope everyone had an amazing Easter!  I did!  Cassie VanCuren is hosting a ten week photo challenge on her blog.  Click on the picture above and check out the details, then join us!  Week one was a photo of eggs.  I was out of town and did not have my regular camera.  But as I was looking in this amazing antique shop I saw this nest and decided to try a photo with my iphone camera.  All I did was angle it and snap!  I like the way it looks and how I captured the script under the nest.

And here is the same photo but I photoshopped it to a black and white.  I like them both. 

This week the challenge is Wild Flowers.  Woo Hoo!  And I will post later in the week about my awesome trip with Marsha Mees, Tattered Chick, to Roses and Ruse and everywhere in between!   See you all soon!  Becs

Spring Swaps ~ Refreshed and Renewed...


Easter Egg Carton SwapA few weeks ago I participated in an Easter Egg Carton Swap that Cassie VanCuren, An Artful Adventure hosted.  We had to embellish and decorate a half dozen paper mache type egg carton and fill it with vintage goodies.  I did not know that Central California does not use these half dozen cartons.  I could not find one anywhere!!!   Then Cassie gave us a site to find them and of course they were all GONE!...This swap was turning out to be a difficult one.  Fortunately, Cassie was able to get some and mail them to me.  Thanks girl!My partners were Heidi Meyer and Judy Stafford (sorry, but Judy does not have a blog).  I did one carton a pale green and the other a pale aqua mixed with gesso and tulle on the inside.  I added vintage Easter graphics and glittered them up. I filled the inside with ribbons, lace, vintage buttons, vintage jewlery pieces, pearls and crystals, German Glass glitter, and egg shaped soap, flowers, birds, vintage pages from Jane Austen and vintage flocked wall paper.  I also tucked a small Frozen Charlotte inside too.  I hope the girls enjoy their goodies!  Thanks Cassie for this wonderful swap!My Market Tote From Diane LanfordAs promised, This amazing market tote is what Diane, Cottage Wishes made for me.  I just adore it.  We have very similar tastes.  She used burlap (a feed sack I think) and vintage lace and rhinestone.  This cute bag is also lined with a small vintage looking print.  It is a perfect size with two handles and easy opening.  I am gonna try it out this weekend!  Woo Hoo!!!  Thanks Diane.  ALso if you want to see more amazing totes pop on over to Tatterd Chick and read the comments for links of others that participated.  [...]

Roses and Rust, HERE WE COME!!!


I am so excited!  I am leaving in a couple of days to go visit my friend Marsha, at Tattered Chick.  We are going to go to Roses and Rust Market in Redding, Ca.  Marsha is such a sweetie to invite me for the whole weekend and she has amazing adventures for us planned. 
I also want to share the tote I made for Marsha's Market tote Swap.  My partner is Diane Lanford, at Cottage Wishes.  This is the tote I made for her.  Here is an indoor photo.  I used a Vintage French Linen Hemp, vintage crocheted table linens, and a French printed cotton fabric strip. 

 The strap is is long so it can be worn as a cross shoulder tote.  The straps are made with the same fabric.  
 I made the rose using vintage hand dyed gauze and a rhinestone button.  And there are three pockets on the inside for tucking small items into for carrying. 

 And OMG you should see the one she made and sent me!  I will post on it tomorrow.  It just arrived today and I need to take photos first.  I adore it.  It is made with burlap feed sack material.  Just wait!
If you want to see all the totes from this swap, pop on over to Marsha's blog, I think she will have links for those who have participated. 

Tattered Chick Valentine Heart Swap Linky Party!


Today is the Day! The day for Love. The day for Romance. And most importantly...the day for Friendship! Friendship made through blogland! It was a year ago that I officially met Sassy Marsha of Tattered Chick (formerly Sassy Minidolls) and I am so excited to have been involved in her Valentine Heart Swap last month. And today is the day we are sharing our swaps. Thanks Marsha for hosting such a wonderful swap and for being such an awesome friend. I can't wait for our adventures for this year!First of all my Secret Heart Friend was Kathy P. at Creative Home Expressions. When I went to her blog and read her profile I was so intimidated to find out that she is an interior decorator and has and education in art and design. OMG! BUt after reading I found that she and I have similar likes so it was fun to create a heart for her. wasn't pink or it wasn't red...It was Brown and Cream! However, it turned out very frilly and over the top and I am glad she loved it! Here it is. I used a brown and cream cotton damask and layered it onto muslin with tattered pieces of old lace and pillowcase trim.  The back is also muslin.  I made tattered roses out of lace and the damask and hand sewed them on.  they are centered with rhinestone buttons.  I added some vintage buttons that I recently found at an antique shop and topped it off with lots of seam binding and lace trim.  It is stuffed to the gild and lined with batting.  Enjoy Kathy!And this is what I got in the mail from my valentine heart friend Kim at The Fairy Cottage.  She spoiled me with candy, ephmera and some cute valentine hearts.  My favorite is the pink heart doning the cupid...She also made a cute paper banner for the occassion.  Here are some pics...some of the candy is!Please stop by Tattered Chick Blog and click on all the links in the party and see some amazing work![...]

"Tattered Heart" Giveaway!


Isn't this the cutest? If you like it and want to win it go on over to my friend Marsha's blog, Tattered Chick and enter to win! You gotta do it soon though because the drawing will be held on February 1st, 2012!

While you are there, check out all the other amazing things that Marsha creates. I dont think she ever sleeps! I have some of her wonderful creations and I encourage you to check out her designs. She has an Etsy shop too!