Sunday, December 29, 2013

Doll and Dog Noggins!

These are two of my favorite noggins!  

"Empty pockets never held anyone back.  Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
-Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mixed Media

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."
-Mother Teresa

I do love this little hand crochet/knitted kitty in a gingham dress.  Could not resist featuring her in a wood box covered in music!  

Too cute!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Vintage Purse Collection

I have always had an affection for little vintage purses.  These two came into my collection just a couple of months ago.  How precious are these?

I must have 30 vintage purses.  Why?

At what point does one determine they have too many units of an object?  My collection has far exceeded my need to collect?  When is 'enough... enough'?

I have no idea.  Although, I have collected a few things over the years that no longer excite me to see at an estate sale or any where else for that matter.  But, this event has only happened when the collection has grown so large it cannot be displayed without knocking out a wall and building a wing on to my home.  I have got to learn the "capping" point before the collection creates a building project.

I have no idea how to deal with that....any suggestions?

"Collecting is not really about art, or Pez Dispensers, or whatever. 
Collecting is about collecting." 
-David Blanchard

What does that mean?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bowls of Vintage Trim!

"My soul is fed with needle and thread."

Just before Christmas I began the process of going through my trims....this is all I got together.  I love to purchase notions and trims....hopefully someone else shares my passion!  
I will just about sew them on anything!
Going to my antique booth at the Knitting Mill Antiques tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Painted Wall Treatments by Ali Kay of Positive Space!

Just had to share what a very talented artist did to the wall in my daughter's room.  Ali Kay of Positive Space, an artist and resident of the Chattanooga Workspace (where my studio is located), came in yesterday morning and in one day, 9-5p, this surfaced.  My little friend was thrilled and I loved the color.

Ali is quite a talented artist, and one of those many talents include wall treatments.  A similar version of this surfaced on the doors of the lobby at Chattanooga Workspace....and Sadie fell in love.  Now, we have an Ali original. Check out her work at:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Embroidery Free Styling!

On the plane to Tampa I had one hour of "non-moving" time.  My withdrawal symptoms are rising to a very high level.  It felt so good to get a little stitch time in.  My brain took a deep breath.

Best therapy in town...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree...

One of my fave junkin' stores, United Gift Shop has an outstanding Christmas Tree gracing its front sidewalk.  It is almost like a tree blossomed up into a ladder.
Great Tree!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mosaic Beauty!

Been away for awhile....moving and moving and moving! In Tampa today to ride back home with my sweet friend for the holidays!