Saturday, January 29, 2011

Art Meetup in February ShARING and Caring!

My friend, June came to an art meetup last year where we were making "button flowers". She has taken button flowers to a whole new level and I love her stories of searching, cleaning, sorting and making button flowers.

So, I thought for the first art meetup of the year here at my home let's do some show and tell because I know you are all exploring and learning new art forms.

Come on over and share what you've made and help us create. I figure I have almost everything we need to create SoMeTHING :}

I am STILL working on decorating my downstairs but would love input and maybe a little art :}

Check out June's work and dedication.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm Teaching a Class with Rita!!!

Rita and I have been talking about collabrating on something creative. We've come up with a combo class involving fabric collage and soldering of charms.

On April 30th 2011
10am at Jackie's home in Rancho Penaquistos
Cost: $80.00 Lunch Inclued

So maybe you've been wanting to take on of Rita's fabulouso soldering classes but not wanting to trek up to's an opportunity.

After attending a KC Willis Class last year, I was inspired to take what I learned in her class of fabric collage and tweek it to personalize it with my style. Working with cloth is just another texture that inspires creativity.

I have done a couple fabric collage classes and I can't tell you how rewarding it is to see each person's memories come to life or see their artistic flair take over layering of random pieces of fabric and lace and jewels. You'll be adding soldering pieces will complete a beautiful piece of art.

Get more information and to register, go to Rita's class blog here.

Hope we can create together.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Matilda's Mouse Shopping Spree

Today Linda, Bonnie and Bonnie went on a little shopping spreee we were heading out to Matilda's Mouse in Valley Center but spotted a sale along the road and had to make a u-turn to check it out.

We found some good deals and had lots of laughs and piled back in my truck to head on to Matilda's Mouse.

Matilda's did not dissappoint and we found treasures. They are "buried in my truck under a cute old dresser we bought so pics of those will come tomorrow.

Here's some pics of Matilda's Mouse and wonderful shabby chic loveliness. Enjoy, see you tomorrow.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Post...Random Thoughts

I'm having such a great time with my friend, Linda and we have been furniture shopping looking for a red couch but it's pretty darn hard. Oh well this weekend we'll try some flea market shopping to break up the furniture shopping and get us inspired.

Friday we're off to Matildas Mouse. Have you been? If you haven't you need to check it out. I'll take pics and do a post on that tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday maybe some garage sales and thrift stores....who knows what we'll find......a red couch???

Sunday we're off to Tustin to the Jamestown Flea Market and checking in on Whimzy. They do Glitterfest and they LOVE everything vintage and that sparkles.

Now you know my itinerary....what are you doing the rest of the week?

Have a day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Wednesday! I thought I'd share a belt buckle I made for my granddaughter for her birthday. Not sure if she LOVED it, but I had so much fun playing with my loose jewelry and putting it together.

See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Friend has Come to Town

Yay my good, long time friend is here to visit me from Iowa left Iowa yesterday at 25 degrees and snowing and arrived in 80 degree sunny California....shes loving it.

My rabbit loves her cause she pets and pets him.

Linda brought me some goodies from Iowa. She said oops these are rusty so you might not like them. ha ha who's she kidding I love the RUST.

She also brought me a little bag of cracker jack toys and doo them. Do you remember when Avon would give out little sample lipsticks? WEll, they did and there's a couple of those in fun, brings back memories.

Friends and junking what more can I say :}

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fabric Creativity

I recenlty held a class at the Cornerstore in El Cajon. Do you know it? A cute little shabby chic store with lots of vintage furniture and cute decorator type embellishments. Check it out sometime. Anyway......I taught a class in Fabric Collage and had a wonderful class of 5 students who each created a unique and fab piece.

I teaming up with the charming, talented and creative Rita of Mammabellarte and Chateau de Fleurs,fun soldering classes, etc. etc. We'll be doing a class combo you're going to love on April 30th....more on that soon.

I also want to give the "Graphics Fairy" credit for the graphics I love to use. I always check out her site for graphics and inspiration.

Check out the blogs I mentioned and then get creative. See ya tomorrow :}

Sunday, January 16, 2011

7 Days of Bloggging or How I got my Blog Back

Well it's been awhile since I blogged and to tell you the truth I had thought about just NEVER blogging again but I always seem to run into beautiful art or great sales or just want to share a special day. So I decided I need to "get my Blog on".

To that end, I've decided to blog for 7 days in a row and what better day to start than a Sunday.

Today I think I'll just do some "random blogging" but I am in the mist of redecorating my downstairs and will have lots to share so check back in.

Last year, my friend Sandy of Sandy's Creations had an egg carton swap, here's what I put together. It was fun organizing and finding treasures to share and of course, fun to get an egg carton from someone else. I'll take pictures of what I got one of these days. I have an egg carton almost empty...anyone want to swap?

I'm off to play with old music sheets I found while going thru my things. Attempting another wreath like the one below I made last year. Happy Sunday!