Monday, December 12, 2011

....and the WINNER is!

Congratulations Trisha ~ you are the winner of the Happy Holidays Giveaway!! Please email me your complete name, address (city, state and zip) and I will ship it out this week for you. My email address is:

Thank you all for entering and look for my next Giveaway ~ which will be posted the week of December 26th! It will be a big Giveaway ~ and the winner will be announced on January 1st - 2012.

Thanks again for your participation.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Victorian Wedding and Bridal Showers

Weddings are so beautiful ~ they are religious, filled with tradition and personally I love the old vintage images of the Victorian Bride.

I also love making lavender Sachets. This is the photograph of one ohe more than 50 sachets I made for a bridal shower and because they can last up to two years ~ they make wonderful 'thank you' gifts for the people attending a special occasion.

My shop is filled with Lavender Sachets ... for all occasions. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Treasury


I have three shops in Etsy and not all my friends visiting my blog are aware of Etsy. It is a worldwide website where people can open a "shop" and display and sell their handmade items; antiques and collectibles; and get to meet so many wonderful artisans from around the globe.

Many of the 'sellers' create Treasuries ~ whereby they create a 'theme' and then select 16 items from sellers around the world to showcase their 'wares'. As a seller myself I strongly believe in supporting the craft movement (hundreds of years old) and so whenever one of my items is chosen I try to promote it as much and as broadly as I can.

There are many times I promote them even when one of my items is NOT included.

Please stop by and visit this gorgeous Treasury ~ WEEKEND IN PARIS ~ to see the items selected. How honored I am to be included.

There is still plenty of time shop so visit the Etsy shops and see what creative and brilliant artisans the world has to offer YOU ~ and especially at this time of year. Thank you so much!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Giveaway ~ Happy Holidays

The Holiday Giveaway

All you have to do is sign in, leave a comment and the winner will be chosen on Sunday ~ 11 December. It will be mailed out the next day and hopefully ~ you will receive it before Christmas.

Also ~ there is another gift ~ my painted and distressed box filled with rag balls. The fabric may not be as seen in this photograph as they are a 'one of a kind' box of vintage fabrics that I rolled and displayed in a box filled with Autumn/Winter raffia.

Good luck!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

'Tis The Season

This is my favorite time of the year and I still cannot believe September and October has quickly gone by ~ Thanksgiving has come and gone and now only three weeks remain until Christmas day.

I am designing and creating all handmade items this year and will be listing them in my Etsy shop.

Also some vintage family photos and recipes from family members will also be included.

So, be sure to visit us again in the next few days for holiday cheer and some creative ideas and gifts.

You can visit my Etsy shop at and also for holiday greeting cards that are available for sale.

Look forward to your next visit.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Altered Books

These are my latest creations as I inherited tons of books. Some I've kept to read, and some I create altered items and will share with you.

This one is an altered Hymnal. The book jacket was pretty much torn apart and thought I could do something special with it.

This is now available in my Etsy shop and there are more to come.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.


Status of Tracey's Job

Yippee ~ Tracey will back to work on Tuesday!!!

All workers for Verizon will be reporting to work on Tuesday. Negotiations are still going on but in this terrible economy it was determined that people need to work and earn a living for their families.

God has definitely answered all our prayers.