Monday, April 18, 2011


"Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain 
an artist once we grow up."
-Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paper Clips + Appliques + Thread + Cards =


Was just in my favorite store (Anthropologie) not too long ago....saw adorable bookmarks made out of paper clips, appliques and thread.  One of those ever so cute ideas that you know you can do yourself...add your own flair.  For once, I did it. 



 appliques sewn to the paper clips

back view

bookmarks placed on a vintage playing card

backside of the card

Bookmarks!  Too cute!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

See The People!

Here's the church (note the tiny upside down key that resembles a cross),
there's the steeple,
open the door
and see all the people!

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Take Time!

Every day is getting more creative.....I'm beginning to bubble over with all kinds of stuff...some successful.....some, not so much.   Time can sometimes be the evil of creativity.....I have found a little lately.

"We have little time and lots to do,
let's take time for everything we do."
-Oscar Wilde

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Folk Art Found in the Bahamas!

To those who continually ask, "How I made these?".......I DID NOT!  I purchased them at the Straw Market in the Bahamas.  I do not know how....I do not know who did.  I just loved them and purchased them. 

Recently went on a vacation to the Bahamas....woo woo!  Had an awesome time.  Shared much fun with family and friends.  But, one of the highlights, was finding the little women that made things from trash.  Yes, the essence of folk art!  Love it!

The fantastic little guitar was completely made from coke cans.  It stood about 10" high.  

But, my all time favorite was the camera!  Obviously, coke is the preferred soda of choice.  Most everything was red!  Any who....notice the front lens is the top of a can....and if you push the button (just like a camera...

this little hairy, funny face boings out on a spring....too cute!
Had to have it!

Don't you love what people can make out of trash?

"To invent, you need a good imagination 
and a pile of junk."
-Thomas Edison

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Whipstitch Fabrics in Atlanta!

I have been such a bad blogger.  Can't seem to find enough time to stay home or create, much less blog.  But, I am now in the zone.  And, part of the motivational shove comes from my recent visit to one of the most fantastic fabric stores....ever!  This story comes with good news....and bad.....

Good News First:

On one of my many treks to watch my favorite friend play volleyball, I cut out some time to visit a store and blog I have stalked for quite some time.  This store is like a yummy piece of creative cake. Calming colors embrace you at the entry.  Upon crossing the threshold....the smell of fresh fabric and creativity feel your senses.  The visual eye candy takes your breath away.  Unlike walking into a box store that sells fabric (I will keep the names unmentioned), the customers were different.  They were hip and happening women! Cool outfits...most all had some type of handmade accessory...I even eaves dropped to hear them talking about making clothes for their children for heaven's sake.  Who does that? The young cutie managing the store was dressed to the nines... and spoke with knowledge and excitement about fabric...not in a horrific dark royal vest over a t-shirt going through the motions of her J-O-B. This store had bolts of delicious fabric, fat quarters and patterns everywhere.  Plus, they even have classes in the back!  I wanted to sit down and just consume the yumminess all around me.  

Now to the Bad News:

I only had about 15 minutes to consume the awesomeness!  Boo.  My little friend was waiting in the car....hungry....and was about to play volleyball in 90 minutes.  So, as you can imagine I put my "scan and conquer" skills in high gear.  Touched each and every fabric...asked numerous questions....looked at everything (quickly might I add) and decided upon the above fat quarter fabrics.  Now, I feel certain these fabrics are not in a store that sounds similar to:  Mobby Wobby, Jomamma's or Flaw-Mart.  I also purchased a couple of books (they had a great creative book library) and a do-dad to make an ever so cute pin cushion.  It will be forthcoming.  

So, with little summation necessary....go to Whipstitch in Atlanta!  Terrific!