Monday, June 29, 2009

Old time Candy Swap

I'm hosting a swap over on swap-bot for a Vintage candy swap sign ups are good till midnight. Just in case anyone is interested. :0)
Swap-bot swap: Old time candy swap
I swap with Swap-bot!
Swap Coordinator:
Jillzwhimzy (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:
Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:
June 29, 2009
Date items must be sent by:
July 13, 2009
Number of swap partners:
This is going to be a super fun retro blast from your candy past!
You choose the candy but make it something A) your partner will like, B) candy that isn't quite so common these days.Simple as can be. Plus bring back a fond memory. This doesn't need to be expensive let's say $3.00 limit. Intl. partners & newbies welcome
Got any ideas?How bout Candy: cigars /cigarettes / lipstick,/ Buttons / Necklaces / Sticks / Lemon Heads / Boston Baked Beans / Chick-o-Sticks / Wax bottles & Lips / Good n Plenty / Necco wafers
Gum: Clove / Blackjack / Beeman's / Fruit stripe, Chicklets / Razzles
Bars: BUN / Baby Ruth / Clark, etc. you got the idea
(A great place to find these little old fashioned goodies is Cracker Barrel.)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mad Tea Party Blog Event

Head over for a majical Mad Tea Party Blog Event it's very majical & ever enchanting!
So today I'm in the mood for all things Alice & some Tea!
Itty Bitty Book club Teacup page

Humpty Dumpty Majical Circus ATC hosted by: Lisa Kettell

Domino pendant of Alice created for swap-bot swap
Just a few things I've created Alice themed. There is something majical about that story & I as you can tell adore the vintage illustrations. I hand tint them & find all sorts of things to do. Lately it's swaps!
Hoping your summer is going well. I wish you all a wonderful tea party day!

Tea party cont.

Domino pendant created for Mad Hatter swap went to Portugal
a dreamy garden spot (adding this to my bucket list)

Adam found this party hat a bit small

Party rings are a must! (Don't you love my drusy)

We munch on cupcakes (Jillzwhimzy's faux buttercream cupcakes available on Etsy)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Photos courtesy of amazon where you can purchase all these books!

I admit I am a Book-a-holic!
I've said it before & I'll say it again; I own more books than I can probably read in a lifetime & still I buy more.
I can't help myself I love books. I dream of the day I retire & can sit & read endlessly if I so desire....
I love all kinds of books too! I don't know if there is any hope for me or not. But there is just nothing else like a good story to take you away (almost like Calgon)
So here's what's in my hot hands of late
I have these 3 books I'm perusing.
1) Lisa Kettell's "Altered Art Circus"
because it suits my artsy inspiration & I adore Lisa!
2) Sophie Kinsella's "Confessions Of A Shopaholic"
it's a good light hearted fun story that every girl that shops can relate to
3) Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture"
for motivation & wisdom - wow what a book, what a man!
All are highly recommendable, let me know if you have any super fab books I should look for!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blog Award

Aww how sweet of Amanda to give me this we were swap partners & found each other's blogs because of this. check out her fun posts at:

One Lovely Blog Award Rules of Blog Award Acceptance:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 10 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
The lucky new awardee's are:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fun Finds

I admit I love to shop & if it's a deal I'm even more excited!
Here's some fun finds that I got recently. I work with a lady that always tells the customers let me know when you find something you just can't live without.
Here's my CLW-out goods.
First are my $9.00 flea market finds. Which consisted of vintage sheet music "The Rosary", framed print Victorian ladies, hankies trimmed in lace, & a hand embroidered dresser scarf with a lovely lady, an aluminum pin/trinket box.
Secondly my E-bay find of Birkenstock's in "Dorian" aren't they so fun? Paris & the eiffel tower on them. It makes me smile.
What makes you gals smile?
till next time :0)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Serena of the Sea

created for Swap-bot's "Art doll swap"
This is Serena of the Sea
She loves to dance & twirl the seaweed like majical ribbons.
She enjoys music & is known for her lovely voice as well.
by: Walter de la Mare
Leagues, leagues over the sea I sail Couched on a wallowing dolphin's tail.
The sky is on fire, the waves a-sheen,I dabble my foot in the billows green.
In a sea-weed hat on the rocks I sit,where tern and sea-mew glide and beat,and where dark shadows the cormorants meet.
In caverns cool when the tide's a wash,I sound my conch to the watery splash.
From out their grottos at evenings beam,the mermaids swim with locks agleam.
I hope you all had a great weekend. As always it was over too quickly but I did get some things accomplished.
Progress with my artwork at the gift shop has been made in a definite meeting with the owner to look over my work this Thursday. woo-hoo I'm getting excited.
Have a marvelous Monday tomorrow. Now I'm off to do laundry & crank out some pendants!

Monday, June 1, 2009

For love of a Fairy

" Sweet Pete Fairy ATC"
created for Swap-bot's vintage fairie ATC swap
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world,
for I would ride with you upon the
wind & dance upon the
mountains like a flame."
W.B. Yeats
May we all be lucky enough to dance with the fairies :o)