Friday, October 30, 2009


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Swap

I did my first ever art swap for Halloween and it was soooo much fun! It was hosted by the Joli Paquet blog and the theme was Halloween! We were to make a tote bag filled with Halloween goodies...I really enjoyed putting this together for my swap partner Cheryl! Here are some of the goodies I sent to her ~~~

Here are some of the FABULOUS treats Cheryl sent to me ~~~

and there was even a gift for Pumpkin~~~

Monday, October 19, 2009

Vintage Treasures...

I had fun shopping for vintage treasures this past weekend! Here are a few of my favorite finds~

Welcome home lovely vintage will be cherished and loved...

More vintage seam binding to add to my stash...

I love the images on these vintage hot iron transfers...

Cute vintage sewing patterns from the 1970's...

This one isn't vintage...but for $2.00...I couldn't pass it up :)


Thursday, October 15, 2009


Head over to my HALLOWEEN section where everything has been marked down 25%!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Don't Talk About It... BE About It...

I have kinda sorta taken the last few weeks off...I haven't tweeted much {not easy} and I haven't updated my etsy shops very much. What have I been doing??? Well...

I celebrated my birthday on September 28. My son celebrated is 14th birthday yesterday and the rest of the time I have been at a crossroad, wondering which direction to take. Now that all of my kids are in school, I have the opportunity to well, how should I put this... increase my family's disposable income and savings ~in other words~ get a JOB. Seems simple right? Not for me. You see I feel this constant tug at my heart and it's pulling me towards magic, wonder, joy, satisfaction, healing, creativity, art...

So these past few weeks I've been thinking about which direction my life should take now. Whenever I find myself in this situation, I always try to get out of my own way and watch for "signs". So I pretty much just sat back and let the universe show me which direction to take.

After the boxes and boxes of fabric, vintage seam binding, vintage books, ribbons, trim, vintage sewing patterns and oh soooo lovely paper literally fell into my lap...I got the message.

And after a good heart to heart with John, I finally said to him "I don't want to be gone from home all day every day for the next thirty years." to which he replied "I don't want that either." So at least I knew we were both on the same page. I LOVE being able to pick my kids up from school every day and being available for whatever my family might need. I also LOVE being in control of my time...and working from home allows me to do that. So when I told John that what I really want to do is more of what I've been doing on Etsy, his reply was "Don't talk about it, BE about it."

So here I am...I will take my little business and make it into a "full time" job. Up until now it's been more of a hobby/just for fun/when I have time sorta thing. It's time to take things to the next level and create the life I've always imagined. So what does this mean for you, my faithful customers and friends...just more fabulous, cute, shabby chic, cottage style, vintage inspired, goodies :) Lots more vintage finds and I will also be adding more fun items for you to create with in my supply shop.

I am also adding a third Etsy shop ~Buddha Books~ where I will feature vintage books. Buddha is my son's nickname. It started because of his Buddha belly that he had when he was a baby and then it took on more meaning as he got older and he revealed just how enlightened, compassionate and wise he truly is.

I look forward to sharing this exciting adventure with all of you.

Peace, Love & Light ♥