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October 27, 2010


Happy White Wednesday....how on earth did it get to be Wednesday already????
My friend Tracey, from Raggygirl Vintage is a very talented sewer...she made me this gorgeous pillow this past summer....it combines my two favorite things.....WHITE AND RUFFLES!!!!!
Tracey sells her sewing creations on an Etsy site...you'll find the link on her blog.

Please visit Kathleen at Faded Charm Cottage for links to all the White Wednesday participants.
Happy day!

October 25, 2010


It's beginning to look A LOT like Christmas in downtown Langley at The Passionate Home.  Carrie and her elves have been busy decorating the store the last two days and it looks amazing!!!!
 These are some burlap stockings I made for the store.
Please join Carrie and her super elves, Elinor and Angela for a Christmas open house at The Passionate Home on Friday November 5 from 6-8pm.

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, 
everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

October 24, 2010


These are some little Christmas star ornaments I have been working on.  They are made from the pages of vintage books.

 Wish I could take the credit for coming up with this cute idea, but I saw something similar to it on Etsy by Paper Eclectiques Deux.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Happy day!

October 21, 2010


What gorgeous fall days we are having here on the West Coast.......
I have been dreaming of the simple days of summer this week so thought I would share some pictures I took at the lake this past summer.

Hoping that you are all having a great week.

"It isn't the problems along the way that make or break us.  It is how we learn to stand and face them that makes a difference."  Author Unkown

October 18, 2010


"The Festive Nest" is a wonderful Christmas event hosted by the amazingly talented Angela of La La's Land.  I first came upon Angela many years ago when she owned and operated one of the most beautiful stores I have ever shopped in called Roseberry Topping.

The Festive Nest sale will be held in a barn on Angela's property in South Surrey, BC.  Angela will have the barn styled BEYOND GORGEOUS incorporating goods from six vendors.

I am excited and humbled to be a part of this event.  We would love for you to come out and support us if you are in the area!!!
Happy day!

Use the talents you possess-for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang
except for the best. -Henry Van Dyke

October 16, 2010


Sissie at Sissie's Shabby Cottage  inspired me to make these burlap table runners this past spring.  She is an amazing seamstress.....me, on the other hand..... KIND OF.....SOMETIMES...... likes to sew with my rudimentary knowledge of it.
Last night I stayed awake in bed almost the entire night dreaming of making some gorgeous RUFFLED BURLAP BAGS.....today I attempted to execute my idea...hours later (and a very sore back) I've decided that I don't think I REALLY LIKE SEWING????!!!!!!----LOL!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

"IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY AGAIN. Don't give up too easily; persistence pays off in the end."  Author Unknown 

October 14, 2010


I have been wanting to make a paper wreath for awhile now and I found an amazing tutorial on Living with Lindsay's blog....(thanks so much Lindsay--it is a great tutorial!).
I made my paper wreath from a vintage (1930s) french textbook that I found at the thrift store.  
Because I am making these wreaths up for Christmas I randomly added glitter to some of the page edges.  There is an amazing double sided tape you can buy at craft stores...you simply apply one side to your edge and dip the other side in glitter...this gives an uniform and even look to your glittered pages.

I am so excited to be participating in a Vintage Christmas barn sale this year along with some very talented women.....Angela from La, La's Land, Heather from A Day in the Country, Noelle from Hopscotch-Goods for your Home, Jill from Castaways and Lily from Fleur de Lily.  
I will keep you posted!
Happy day!

October 13, 2010


Hello my blogging friends......hope you are having a great week.
I am late getting my White Wednesday post up because all day I thought it was Tuesday....you see we had a long weekend here in Canada for Thanksgiving so now I am all mixed up with the days!!

These are some old coffee carafes that I embellished  and made in to soap/savon jugs.
Be sure to visit Kathleen's blog at Faded Charm Cottage for links to all the White Wednesday participants.

October 7, 2010


Hello my blogging friends......what beautiful fall weather we are having on the west coast!!!!.... I have been so bogged down with CHRISTMAS projects that I haven't had much time for blogging so am missing all my blogging friends.

This is a candle stand I made from part of an old brass lamp, a vintage glass doorknob and an old plate.  All the items were found at the thrift store.  I used a strong gorilla glue to glue all the pieces together.

Hope you are all well!


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