Saturday, October 1, 2011
Okay we finally got rain in Texas the nite before I was sceduled to do my first booth at the "Ride for Recovory," I packed the truck in the rain. The wind had just blew my tent a foot and Lola my dress form fell over. This was a biker rally to benefit Solutions of North Texas, I though maybe the women might want to shop Vintage. I sold all the Vintage Harley stuff first! I made a few sales and met a lot of women who do like vintage. I had to teather my tent to Cathey's of Winning the Fight just to stay in one place. Behind me there was a car show, of course they didn't have to show up at the crack of dawn like me.
We all had a lot of fun and I learned so much! I think I should try a tag sale event next time!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
You must check out Janets blog at shabbyfufu.blogspot.com for a chance to win some goodies. One of her ceramic artist, Farnaz Farzad has painted a lovely tea set...Oh la la. You also may win the new book by Fifi Oneill. AND LAST NOT LEAST, the new issue of Romantic Country magazine featuring Farnaz Farzad....Have you entered yet....the 15th is coming up fast.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Every Christmas there is something special under my tree from Henleys. My Mom has comissioned artist to do a Sea Ranch Christmas ornament anually for years now. This is how she met many gifted artist. These always sell out, you have to buy early. Sea Ranch is a beautiful Resort,second home comunity on the coast. I spent my last two years of High School working and living in the community. The number of full time residents has been increasing. I will blog next about coming of age at Sea Ranch.
I am so proud of My Mom's second act,I only hope to have a comparable act of my own. Someday when I retire from flying I'm going home to learn the business from my talented Momma!
Here's Momma w/ Mary Engelbreit in Atlanta, I sure miss her Home Companion Magazine!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I had to just create one I could stand. I used burlap for the base of the bag. It sews up so nicely, I had never tried it on the machine.
I just got a rubber stamp with sheet music images on it, so I stamped some muslin w/some of Tim Holtz's tea dye Distress Ink.
It worked, but was a little plain.
On secound thought I added some more stamped muslin and a scrape of my favorite yellow material. A small amount of yellow tulle simply tied around the bag. Oh I am much more satisfied!
Now it is too Pretty to put in the Pantry. I think I will try useing some Vintage Hankies out of my collection next.....some simple blanket stitches.
I will keep playing with them useing more Vintage Elements so I can add them to my Etsy Store!
Happy Spring Cleaning All,
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
If you are in the DFW metroplex its worth a trip to Jusin for a visit to JJ's. Theres an Antique trading post around the corner and they have a great spot for lunch in the back!
Last year I tried my hand at stamping. I made all the women in my family a necklace with their First Borns Birth Date , commemorating the day they became Mom's. I added some old lace and vintage pieces to finish it off.
If you have never stamped you can find some instructions on Youtube. My favorites are Roma Buchanans. She sells all the supplies you need in her Etsy shop Romazone. Rather then cut my own discs I just buy them. These went so quick and were very satisfing!
Happy Stamping, Peggy
Friday, February 4, 2011
Something special to wear with a plain black dress during a choir performance. I used old Rosary Beads, new crystals and formed the clef note and findings in silver. James Avery makes a beautiful Clef Note pendent and it inspired me to try. I ended up making them for some of my daughters friends.