Monday, March 25, 2013

Under The Big Top

The Circus is coming to town!

Jan over at VPI is 
hosting this wonderful swap
"Under The Big Top"
Here are my six ATC's.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


A paper doll 
I put together
 for Terri Gordon.

A little flash to accentuate the glitter.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Over at VPI
Terri hosted the 
Breakfast at Tiffany's swap.
Here are the cards I made.
As usual, I like to use a little glitter.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Regency Images

I found some lovely images
from the Regency Period
and I thought some of 
you might enjoy them.

Percy & Bloom is the place 
I found these lovely ladies.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Baby Shower

On February 23rd.

we had a Shower Party at our 
neighborhood clubhouse for 
our daughter, who is expecting 
her first child.
We dined on delicious appetizers of 
cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad 
 puff pastry bites, asparagus wrapped 
in filo dough, and miniature quiches!
Fresh vegetables with dill dip 
tasted crispy and 

For the sweet tooth
we served chocolate covered strawberries,
chocolate cake,
peanut butter blossom cookies
and baklava made by yours
For our very young guest we 
served heart shaped 
peanut butter sandwiches.

A coffee/hot chocolate bar 
was available for our guest. 
It consisted of flavored
syrups for your coffee or hot cocoa 
along with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

We had a lovely time!
We gave Zoya nail polish as a party favor.
Zoya always names it's various colors using girls' names.
I chose the color named "Avril" since the baby is due
 in April and the color was a soft nude pink.
Do you see the doll on the 
I made her for my graddaughter!

OhSewDollin has this wonderful pattern 

for a Raggedy Ann 
style doll on Etsy. 

My doll matched the bedding my daughter 
picked out for the baby's nursery.
Rather than the traditional red hair, 
this dolly's yarn hair is bright pink and 
her nose is pink too. 
I embroidered her dress! 
 The shoes are painted a dark chocolate brown 
and the socks are painted
an antique white.
I made several little kittens for all 
the little girls who attended 
the shower.

Now we just have to sit back
and wait for April 15th.!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Winner Take All


Over at VPI the winner of the WTA
for February was

This is the ATC I sent to her. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Winds of March

Happy March everyone!
It's time to hang one of my favorite tags
that I put together 
a couple of years ago.
I have this lovely little poem printed 
on the tag.
My version is apparently 
an abbreviation of the original.

The original is titled:

Finding Fairies
Marjorie Barrows

When the winds of March are wakening
The crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near
Some budding little thickets,
A-straightening her golden wings and
combing out her hair?
She's there!

And when she sees you creeping up
To get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils,
A-playing hide and seek,
And creeps into the tulips till
You can't find where she's hid?
Mine did!

Have you ever, ever come across
A little toadstool elf
A-reading by a firefly lamp
And laughing to himself,
Or a saucy fairy queen upon
Her favorite dragonfly?
So've I!
It's fun to see a fairy flutter
Off a catkin boat,
And wrap her fairy baby in
A pussy willow coat;
Oh, don't you love the fairies
And their fairy babies, too?  I do!