Sunday, March 28, 2010

Arizona Bloggers and I found a treasure chest!

Hi, I hope ya all have had a pretty spring weekend. Its been gorgeous here. I have been enjoying all the pretty flowers planted all around the city. On Saturday we had a luncheon at the Back Porch Tea House for some of the Arizona Bloggers. It was the first time I had attended and it was so much fun. I loved meeting everyone in person. I love blogging and I have had the pleasure of meeting alot of my online friend the last couple of years. I truly cherish these meetings! One of the ladies defined our blogging friends in the most awesome way. Because it is online, you get to know your friends heart. That is your first impression, the REAL person, not the physical person. I thought that was very well said. I cant wait until we all meet again!

I stumbled upon a buried treasure! Actually a friend of mine called and said they were given these beads and were going to put them on Craigs List but wanted to call me first. Well, hello! I am so glad he did. There are thousands upon thousands of beads, tools, containers, findings, and STUFF! And I got an unbelievable deal on these. The only thing that would have made this perfect, was if there were all mostly pink instead of blue.LOL But I can go with the flow!

I hope everyone truly has a beautiful week. I want to also thank everyone for the well wishes for my daughter April. She is still in the hospital for tests, but thats a good thing.She needs a couple things fixed, but she is healthy. We just have one sad little boy who misses his Mom. He cant visit her. This time of year they dont allow kids under 12 because of flu season.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Mad Hatters Pinkeep

I am still playing around with ideas from inspirations from Alice In Wonderland. Its been alot of fun to use the pretty blue and white colors. I found this empty pocket watch case and started thinking about some ideas for that. Its seemed too big for a pendant. One thought led to another and somehow my brain came up with the idea of doing a small pin cushion. After all the Mad Hatter designed hats and surely used such a sewing notion. :) I repurposed an old brass bangle bracelet and wrapped it with blue velvet ribbon and added the roses. I truly have more pieces coming this week. Its been a crazy week with the Grandkids, but I always love spending time with them. But I am hoping for a much more creative and productive week. I hope spring has arrived in your world and you all have a beautiful week. Gail

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I finally did it!

I love to draw, and I draw alot. All over everything! But I want to paint and I have not had any classes since Jr. High. I have painted a little in water colors and acrylic, but its been awhile. I have had this blank canvas since last Christmas,,not 2009, but 2008. I finally sketched this cat a week ago. I got brave enough to paint it today. Its not great, I had issues, but it was alot of fun. I so hope to be able to take classes soon. My dream is to do florals in oil. In my head they are sooo pretty and I am just busting at the seams to learn. But until that time I think I will practice and paint cats. I already have a plan and sketch for the next one I want to do. Painting is one of those things that is just practicing over and over and studying color and nature. Training your eyes to see whats there that is overlooked normally.

This weekend has been beautiful, sunny and in the 70's. Flowers are blooming everywhere and the birds couldnt be happier. It was also a great weekend for yard sales. I got a few treasure including these vintage earrings. I got this adorable cat plate from Tillies Attic. Today was our once a month event at Tillies and it was alot of fun. There are some really pretty new things in the store. And lots of chocolate! I hope you all have a great week. Gail

Friday, March 12, 2010

You Are Invited!

Sip Wine, Savor Chocolate, Shop in Style and Socialize with Friends!

If you are one of my blogging friends and you live in the Phoenix area we are having another fun shopping event at Tillies Attic. Its this Sunday, March 14 from 12n to 4pm. Tillies Attic is located in Mesa on the SE corner of Guadalupe and Dobson. The address is 1941 W. Guadalupe #111, Mesa AZ 85202. The phone number is (480) 775-4342. There has been alot of activity at Tillies this last month. Come and see the new Antique and Vintage booth. Its just gorgeous and I have seen some really nice things, and great prices. I saw two pieces of vintage samsonite luggage in excellent condition and a vintage chenille bedspread. (sigh) There are alot of new garden items, adorable handmade Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, and there is always a great selection of Gold Canyon Candles too. I have some new things in my pink cupcake room too. So, if you find some time on this beautiful spring Sunday, stop by and visit. We would love to meet you.

Please RSVP or (480) 775-4342, thank you :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Alice and the Tea Party

Have you seen Alice in Wonderland yet? I havent, but I will be going this friday. I am so excited, I have waited at least a year to see this movie. I am a Tim Burton fan and love the story of Alice in Wonderland (also Through the Looking Glass) but add Johnny Depp to the mix and it has to be a good thing!

I woke up the other day with an idea for an Alice in Wonderland bracelet. I like the way it turned out and I am currently working on some new pieces with an Alice theme. I have also been working on a new project that is just perfect for a posh tea party and goes with my cupcake theme. I am recycling pretty plates, glasses, candlesticks, etc., making pretty dessert or cake stands. These are the three I have done now and will add them to my website by tomorrow. I will also have some available at Tillies Attic.

I must go, I have much to work on and I am Late! Late for a very important date! Have a great week:)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Touch of Whimsy :)

Its time for Make Mine Pink Friday again tomorrow and what a fun theme this week. Touch of Whimsy! I love decorating with the fun of the unexpected. I love coming home and seeing my cake plate with the faux cupcakes sitting on my kitchen cabinet, and cupcake pillows on my rocking chair. Its just for fun and we all need a little fun these days. There are going to be so many fun products being offered tomorrow for this event. Ceramic rose fairy houses, even fairy dust. Altered art boxes holding luxurious soap. Vintage needle points made into magical tuffets and magical inspired jewelry. We would love to have you all visit us tomorrow. Grab some tea and fairy cakes and have a look. .