Tuesday, February 28, 2012

~Let's Go On a Little Field Trip~

I'd like to introduce you to the most breathtaking booth in an antiques mall not too far from my home (thank goodness for that!).   FRAGMENTS  at Memories  Antique Mall in Rankin, Michigan has become my go-to place when I want to either fill a little area in my own home, or buy some supplies for my art work.  I know I can always find the best eye candy there, and it's almost impossible to resist bringing home an old photo, some chippy, rusty hardware, impeccably tarnished and aged old silver, some crazed and yellowed transferware, and odds and ends galore.  Each and every piece at FRAGMENTS compliments the next, and I find myself standing in awe,  looking as if I am in a daze while I imagine the life those pieces left in earlier years, and how I can put them to use now.  You can "like" their Facebook page here , so you can keep up with new additions to the booth, get directions , and drool a little, too!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I've Learned How to Needle Felt!

Something I have wanted to learn for quite some time, is needle felting.  Of course it will be a while (or never) until I can figure out how to do the adorable little mice, foxes and dogs I see on Etsy, but I saw no reason why I couldn't at least figure out how to do some flowers, and bird nests (thank you, You Tube). Here are a couple of the nests I have put together, using 100 % Gotland wool, some angelina fiber,  shimmery strings, feathers and more.  I had these cute little paper mache birds just sitting around, and since they are the perfect size for the nests,  Taa-Daa! They now have a home.   Painted in a shimmery pearlescent paint, and subtle glitter on the wings,  I think they are such a compliment to the nests!  More to follow, and along with these, will be available in my Etsy shop.  

Monday, February 6, 2012

And We Have A Winner!

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a free giveaway, here at my blog.  Today was to the be day of the drawing, and I'm happy to announce that I have drawn 3 names from the giveaway.  I always feel so bad for the ones I didn't draw, and am always tempted to send everyone a little something, but...I must be practical,  SO .... the winners are:

Kathy of Kathy Maximo Designs 

Tina of  Tiny Bear Studio 

Kimber of Kimberiginals 

Congratulations ladies!  Now all I need is your mailing address, so if you could please email it to me, or send me a message at Facebook.  Thank you ~!~