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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A pretty package all for me

First I have to ask, what happened to the followers' thingimabob?? Mine disappeared and even from my dashboard I cannot access it. Is there someway I could fix that or is that google fault??

Last week just before I left town I received a package from Sarah of My So Called Junky Life. Yayyy!! It was my Fan from The Rococo Fan Swap. She did a wonderful job. I love, love, love it. She made me a MARIE fan in silver glitters and the colors she picked are so me and oh, the millinery flowers and the jewelry and the bird... WOW!!

She even added some extras to the package. The lace is so pretty and PINK (squeal) and millinery flower and vintage hanky!!

Thank you so much Sarah. I love my fan and it also matches her Marie Antoinette tag she had mailed me from a previous swap. And thank you for the extras.

You can see the fan I mailed her here.


While I was gone, I also received a book I have been so curious about and been wanted to buy. I got my copy of Foof-A-Life. I have seen this book around in blogland and magazines and even the name, peeks my curiosity. I bought this from amazon and to be honest it doesn't have good reviews. Well, I am going to speak as a beginner in this sort of art.

The book is wonderful to me. Maybe yes, a bit overpriced but still got my inspiration, cute ideas, lovely pictures and a base to start mixed media and creative decor and all. I would certainly not recommend it to those who have been scrap booking and doing mixed media for years, because then, its just a nice coffee table book with (still!!) very pretty pictures.

It shows work from 10 artists and it has 3 main chapters, 1st chapter focuses on gifts, 2nd creating memories and 3rd on just being creative and dazzling. All projects shown include list of supplies and a brief tutorial.

Another book in my Wish List is Crowns and Tiaras by Kerri Judd. Do any of you have this book? I think I will get that next time. What do you say about it?

And that's the way the cookie crumbles!!! (LOL)

I hope you like my short review here. I am off to hopefully sleep and be rested. I have started those awful sick and nauseated days and bahhh!! It is NOT fun. I was sick with both my boys and it got worse second time around. I pray its not going to be like that this time. And at night I am so uncomfortable already I just toss and turn most of the night. I have my first doctors appt. next week and I look forward to get a due date. So exciting!!!

Hugs To All

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Pillow Set in store!!

Thank you all for your best wishes and comments from my previous announcement. Everyone I told, all said the same thing....about maybe finally having a girl. Well, even after two boys, this house doesn't lack pink but I try to keep it low and spread...:) Except for my studio of course. And if a girl does join us, then an even better excuse and partner in crime for more pink!! teheee. And if it is a boy, then I just keep the pink in my studio. Boys are wonderful too.
I managed to finish a pillow set this week that I posted on etsy today. I have to say these pillows are the favorites of all pillows I made. I love the large bouquet of pink roses.
Don't you?
Hope you all are having a wonderful week. We will be leaving town Thursday to West Virginia and plan on taking my parents to Washington DC. Yayy!! A break I so desperately need.

Hugs To All

Sunday, September 13, 2009

An announcement....surprise!!!

Yes, I am sure you will be as surprised as I was. Now that I landed back on earth after the shock from the news, I want to share it with you. See those raskals above.... cute aren't they? They are my boys, one is 7 and the other is a year and a half.

Well, guess what????



I have another precious cherub on the way.....

I just found out this week that I am a few weeks pregnant and I cannot explain the roller coaster of emotions, happy, shocked, scared.... Gosh. Me and hubby thought after the second was born.... OK, two is a good number we are done. I was so convinced I gave all my maternity clothes away. But truth is, neighter one of us did anything to prevent it. So wow!! I am fixing to have another munchkin around. Well, today, a few days since I found out and the news sunk in and the shock and daze replaced by excitement I thought I share the news.

The boys had just started sharing their room so I can have a studio, but before I even thought I am going to have to bid farewell to my studio once again... My hubby gave up his office for the nursery. Owh!! I am so blessed. Now, I just pray all goes well!!!

Geez, I read my own post and still am surprised I am posting this......
Hugs To All

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Long time coming - More of our sweet Marie A.

I should have shown these a long time ago when I received them. These are Marie Antoinette Tag art I received about 2 months ago I think. When I played along with so many creative ladies in Le Vintage's Marie Antoinette Tag Swap. It was a blast and oh, I cherish these tags a lot. I love them. The swap itself was the first swap I got so much into, excited and creative and I was even very very happy to receive in my mail these pretty pieces. From then on, swapping got more exciting. Maybe because I was trying something new, something I'm really enjoying, something so me!!

Well, enough chit chat....here they are:

There are some other really fun swaps going on right now. None that I am participating in though. The Rococo Fan Swap is wrapping up and very nicely too. You have got to check out our Flickr Gallery for some newly added gorgeous fans!! Everyone truly outdid themselves. I love everyone's work.

I have to apologize to you all for the lack of blogging and visiting. Please know, I have not forgotten about you AT ALL!! I look forward to when I can get back into blogging and swapping fun!! Right now, I so want to get creative but I am all wrapped up with my parents here visiting. My studio, if you remember the playing table (it is a playing table really, can't call it work table) it is a folding table. Since we do not have a guest room, the playing table gets folded and make way for a temp. bed. I did sew a little last week, pillows that hardly made it to etsy, they sold right away. I really need to work on some new stuff. Ahhhhh!! Please be patient with me, while I try hold myself together and enjoy my parents at the same time. I think I'll organize or take part in a swap in October, to get back into the swing of things/blogging. That's when I'll have my studio again, mid October.

Saying that, I wanted to ask you about what you think about an idea I have for a swap in October. Its not exactly Halloween theme, and I'm sure there are a lot of swaps on that theme going on. But you may have noticed my fascination with The Phantom of The Opera. So what do you think about that theme? Its french, romantic, musical, gothic, mysterious and lots of interesting characters. And what do you suggest we could swap, tags, masks...? what would you like to try this time? Any suggestions? I know a lot of the participants in the fan swap had never done a fan before but everyone had lots of fun.

I'll be waiting for some input....

Hugs To All