Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hi ladies, some of you may know that I host a swap over at YPP and we have a great theme this month. Take a peek, I'll love it if you would join me. If you want in on it, please sign up at Your Paper Pantry, not here.

The theme for this month is to embellish 2 small/med lamp shade frames. You can easily find used lamp shades at garage sale or thrift shop for just a few dollars. One lamp shade needs to hang from the top and the other lamp shade is for a desk lamp. Think how beautiful they will look in your scrap space. You can use just about any embellishment for this swap and no sewing is needed. You can embellish with buttons, few bits of laces, paper, flowers, bling, laces, beads, charms, fibers, you get the idea.

The requirements are: You must have at least (4), 3 dimensional element and those elements could be lace or trim that's been ruffled, paper, flowers or any other embelies that you love to use. The other requirement is that the lamp shades must be at least 6" tall, let's try to keep them 6" to 8" tall for shipping purposes, but they could be larger if you like.

Here are some idea and for the life of me I can't remember where I got these images from. But you would agree with me that these ladies are amazing.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vintage Birdie Mixed Media Artquilt Collage.

I'm so excited to announce that my ETSYstore is going through some renovation. I'm going to be selling more fabric and altered art collages.

This is kinda what I have in mind, for being my first one I'm kinda happy how it turned out.It's all machine and hand stitched and the fabric and laces are tea or coffee dyed. I first started by quilting some tulle between some batting and some cotton vintage fabric. Once I created the little house shape the fun began. It's just a matter of layering the Venice laces and having FUN .
This cute little birdie has separate batting for a little extra puffy dimension. I added some branches and coconut fiber for a natural touch. I'm planning on making more of these, in smaller sizes and other shapes. Wish me well and let's see what happens.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

HAPPY EASTER! Have fun with your family.

Enjoy this beautiful eye candy, I can't remember where I got them from but, they are from some very talented bloggie friends.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My first time at a bead show.

What can I say WOW, I can so understand why these ladies love beading as much as I love paper crafting. This show was amazing, not too big but loaded with strings and strings of gorgeous beads. I was kinda good.....I was looking for glass beads in my favorite colors and I found them. They also had great deals on connector beads, of course I picked up a few. SHOW

I heard one of the ladies at the show mentioned that there's another show coming to Miami Beach in the Fall. I'm going to research that one, cause I would surely love to attend that one too. Oh God, please don't let me get hooked on beading too.

I seams to be drawn to the color blue latetly, I wounder why???

I started working with my greens and browns first. Thanks to Ms. Olga, this is what I've been practicing on, the twisted loop.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weekend of junking around in central Florida.

What a great weekend, we started by driving up to Daytona. But the flea market there was a bit of a flop. We did take a drive to the beach, beautiful. We had planned to drive straight down to Miami, then had the last minute idea to stop at Webster. The drive was so beautiful, the flea market is right in central Florida and you get to see all those beautiful farms houses lined with old oak trees full of Spanish moss. Saw plenty of horses and cattle. It's is big deal for a city gal, FUN! OMG I love that flea market, it's huge and everyone is so nice and friendly. So worth the trip!!!
The only bad thing is that I did not had time to call and meet up with my friend Doreen from Tampa. I would of loved to have gone with her, but I'm planning another trip.

I would love to plan a trip with all my local scrappy friends, like a girl trip. We would have so much fun! But if anyone is planning on going, keep in mind they only open on Monday, yes Monday. I'm not sure why that is, but is OK, so worth it.

This is my second time and this time I was ready. You need to go super comfortable and a cart is a must. They open very early. Look at us, we got there when they were just starting to set up. They do start to pick up around 12:00 noon. So skip lunch and just keep on shopping. Here is a great tip; you'll want to start your search from the back to the front. You want to head to the area where the vendors are outside and leave the established vendors for last, cause they take a bit longer to close down. You don't want to miss the outside vendors, they are the best for vintage findings.

Take a look at all this vintage goodness.