Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Vintage Tin & Metal

Finally...a new "Wish List"! I always find that i am drawn to vintage tin / metal boxes, trays, signs, etc. Maybe it is the faded paint and rust that i love so much about each gives them a wonderful history. In fact in making this list i bought a metal sign and cabinet from bellalulu! I hope you enjoy!

First Row Left to Right:
Tin Picnic Basket $28 -
Red vintage "N" $20 -
3 Vintage Tins $16.99 -
Houndstooth Recipe Box $9 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Large Picture Frame $69 -
Vintage Campbells Bucket $10 -
Vintage Metal Box $62.50 -
Pair of Metal Tea Tins $16 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Teal Blue Box $15 -
50's Strawberry Cake Taker $15-
Dunlap Metal Box $18 -
Daffodils Green Tray $8 -

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Custom Shadow Boxes that I Created that the holidays are over, maybe now i can get back to posting on a regular basis. As i said before, i was really busy with custom shadow box orders (16 boxes total) this holiday season, so i wanted to share what i made! Here are 8 custom boxes that i did for a gal. The picture inside is of her mother and father, and she gave them to her brothers and sisters for Christmas. I choose to do all 8 boxes with different backgrounds, and i love the way each one turned out. Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Denver's Holiday Handmade Alternative Craft Fair

First off...I am so sorry about being absent from my blog for so very long! I have been absolutely swapped with custom orders, YAY! I wanted to share some exciting news...I got accepted to Denver's Holiday Handmade Craft Fair (put on by Fancy Tiger). Please stop by and see me, I would love to meet you!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - For the Feet, What a Treat!

First Row Left to Right:
Strippy Linen shoes $50 -
Kitty Mary Janes $22 -
OOAK Studded $32 -
Leather Baby $10 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Bridal flats $68 -
She's So Sweet $42 -
Felt Boots $175 -
Felt Baby Shoes $24 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Organic Baby Boots $34 -
Gladiator Boots $150 -
The Belle $32.95 -
Old School Tattoo $22 -

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - Halloween

First Row Left to Right:
Poe Dexterity Puzzle $18 -
Silver Bat Necklace $44 -
Gentleman's Mask $30 -
King Poison Collage $25 -

Second Row Left to Right:
OOAK Art Dolls $179.99 -
Ghost Pendant $16.99 -
Got Bones $14.75 -
Bite Me, Mosaic $70 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Call Poison Control $15 -
Black Stitches Choker $18 -
Wooden Skull Pendant $16 -
Bleached Skeleton Dress $125 -

Monday, October 5, 2009

i dream of flying - Soldered Pendant Necklace

This is the first piece that I've made with wings and I really love it! The pendant was made using a lead free solder and from end to end this necklace measures 15". Now available in my etsy shop

Thursday, October 1, 2009

For the Little Cow Poke...

Just listed *THE CUTEST* 1950's cowboy boots for your little cow poke. They are in MINT condition and even have the original box! Go snatch them from my etsy shop

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - Old School Stuff

I have a HUGE weakness for vintage school stuff. I found so many great things for this wish list that I've include 4 BONUS FINDS! Enjoy!

First Row Left to Right:
Bus #2 Sign $24.50 -
It's Time $72.99 -
Brother Typewriter $60 -
Vintage School Supplies $42 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Vintage Lunch Box w/ Thermos $15 -
Sculptural Globe $52 -
Dixon Enduro Pencil Sharpener $36 -
Mini Swingline Stapler $10 -

Third Row Left to Right:
72 Inch Folding Ruler $11 -
3 Vintage Health Books $16 -
1970 Children's School Chairs $24 -
Set of Metal Bookends $9 -

Fourth Row Left to Right:
Illustrated German Biology chart $250 -
Red Milk Crate $27 -
Wavy Subtraction Flashcards $4 -
Red Metal Hole Punch $19 -

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Wish List - Painted Furniture

First Row Left to Right:
Tidewater Blue Desk $525 -
Antique Dental Cabinet $985 -
Vintage Desk $595 -
Paris Chic Sideboard $395 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Very Chippy Dressor & Mirror $225 -
This Seller did not want to be included.
Antique White Dresser $150 -
Salty Green Dresser $375 -

Third Row Left to Right:
White Distressed Side Table $129 -
Black Paris Chic Desk $199.99 -
Pair of Antique Dressers $1795 -
Shabby Aqua Dresser $495 -

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Come to the Fair

Are you in Colorado? If so...come on over to the Kiowa County Fair in Eads! It is always a wonderful fair with great Bar-B-Q and rodeo on Friday and Saturday! While your around enter to win this wonderful western themed gift basket. See ya there.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - At the Fair

For this weeks wish list I wanted to feature some things we will see at next weeks Kiowa County Fair! Yee-haw!

First Row Left to Right:
Torquoise Turtle Hat $75 -
Vintage 80's Boots $25 -
Send in the Clowns $30 -
Sheep $25 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Spur of the Moment $15 -
Cowboys $5 -
Kieran Purse $195 -
Why the Long Face $19 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Bovine $15 -
Pony Rides $35 -
Stand-off $22 -
Delicious Parade $15 -

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Back To School

First Row Left to Right:
Backpack $75 -
Ball Jar Desk Set $15 -
Oh Happy Day Pencils $6 -
Pencil Holder $8.15 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Personalized Branch Pencil $6 -
Oilcloth Lunch Bag $15 -
USB Squid $40 -
9X11 Notebook Binder $14 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Personalized Water Bottle $24 -
3 Bookmark Clips $5.50 -
Mary Poppins Pig Pencil Case $16 -
Pocket Tissue Case $4 -

Friday, August 21, 2009

My Art Was Published in Cloth Paper Scissors!

I have been on cloud 9. The other day I got my favorite magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, in the mail and discovered that my soldered shadow box had been included on the cover page (pg. 74) of "Skeletons In Your Closet" Readers Challenge. I am so honored to be included among the many very talented artists who make up this wonderful magazine, and I hope that I will be included in many more issues to come!

Monday, August 17, 2009

THE LITTLE RAVEN - book page art - limited edition


I printed each one on my Epson R1800 with archival inks that last a VERY long time. The raven was printed on the book page and then I added color with color pencil in four different shades teal, magenta, lime green and orange.

I am going to make these a limited addition of 14. You'd better snatch it up quick. They will come signed and numbered on the back of each print.

Each one will measure about 5" X 7". The print will come mounted on black mat board (8" X 10") with black photo corners as pictured.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wish List Wednesday

First Row Left to Right:
Vintage Beverage Tickets $6.50 -
Darling Deer Laptop Sleeve $37.95 -
Lamp Shades $28 -
Sweet Child of Mine Locket $25 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Camille Doll Softie $12 -
1920 no. 005 eau de parfum $25 -
Pocketwatch T Dress $35 -
Petrea Chandelier $1280 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Oilcloth Clutch $30 -
Watch Vial $3.25 -
Calendar Garland $12 -
Deer Love $20 -

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My thighs were stolen...

My mother-in-law found this story, and I just couldn't resist sharing it...TOO FUNNY!


You've heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves...

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to a life in jeans.

And then the thieves struck again. My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new butt was attached at least three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd have to give up my jeans in favor of long skirts.

Two year ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time. What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Woman of the world, wake up and smell the coffee! Those "plastic" surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts - stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something "lifted", look again - was it lifted from you?

THIS IS NOT A HOAX. This is happening to women everywhere every night. WARN YOUR FRIENDS!

P.S. Last year I thought someone had stolen my boobs.
I was lying in bed and they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.

Thought this was to important not to pass on.

These same thieves come in my closet and shrink my clothes! How do they do it???

Wish List Wednesday - A Vintage Feel

First Row Left to Right:
Mouth Bifold Wallet $25 -
Cherish Your Visions $36 -
Have a Ball $42 -
Scalloped Clock $28 -

Second Row Left to Right:
6 Vintage Apples $25 -
Eternal Sunshine Skirt $38 -
Reclaimed Frame $19 -
Mack and LaForge $75 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Industrial Tray $34 -
Two Little Brownies $16 -
Cuff Wristband $23 -
Make Do and Mend $18 -

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Etsy From Colorado

First Row Left to Right:
Chunky Knit Cowl $54 -
5X5 W $15 -
Love Bird Rings $45 -
Throw Pillow $26 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Mind's Eye $119 -
Library Day Dress $65 -
Telephone Wire Bangles $18 -
Argyle Journal $19 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Great Escape Buckle $25 -
Black and White Stripes $18 -
Icy Blue Bowl $32-
Snap Clutch $34 -

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Aqua

First Row Left to Right:
Zipper Purse $32 -
Pretty Pale Rose $10 -
Paris Print $20 -
Wee Bowl $8 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Original Collage $85 -
Le Petit Journal $12 -
Turquoise Dangle $86 -
Keep Calm $19.98 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Jealous Antoinette $35 -
Linen Pouch $38 -
Drape $89 -
Null $5 -

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - They're Stuffed!

First Row Left to Right:
Mario Ghost Clown $15 -
Baby Squirrel $24 -
Custom Fox Toy $68 -
Romeo the Owl $24 -

Second Row Left to Right:
A Kind of Chicken $48-
Tall Buck $48 -
Horse No. 6 $65 -
Bacon $25 -

Third Row Left to Right:
Spoonik the Monster $17 -
Peanut Butter and Jelly $8.50 -
Milo the Teacher $26.50 -
Bluet the Wafting Wildflower $24 -

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sometimes I Feel Like a Caged Bird

Caged Bird - Soldered Pendant

Check out this newest little glass tile pendant. I made this one using the actual image from a vintage children's book.

Pendant measures a little under 1" square and is about 3/16" thick. The solder is silver in color and lead-free.

Get this pendant from my shop~

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Follow me on Twitter and get ~ FREE SHIPPING TODAY

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Any of my tweets who make a purchase today 6/16/09 from my etsy shop, will enjoy FREE SHIPPING (just enter "TWITTER DEAL")

Just Listed - a nest.

A little nest pendant.

Picture in the pendant is the actual image from a vintage children's book, not a copy! This is a one-of-a-kind piece, so be unique. It measures 3/16" thick, 14/16" wide and 2 1/4" tall (including the jumpring). I use a lead-free solder on all of my pieces.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - Randomness

First Row Left to Right:
Cloud for Sale $20 -
Wooden Butterflies $6.50 -
Double Loop Earrings $125 -
Festive Zebra $19.50 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Kiku Loose Shirt $48 -
Vintage Swarovski $46 -
Itsy Bitsy Book $38 -
Pull String Person $30 -

Third Row Left to Right:
The Nest $30 -
Sunflower Sleeveless Dress $58 -
Lola Paper Doll $65 -
Songbird $150 -

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

FREE Giveaway at Green Island Studios...have a peek!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of Jo's 8" x 8" prints is to have a look through the pictures in her Dawanda open edition print store, then leave a comment on her blog about which one you would like to win. And if you're a blogger and you don't already follow her blog, then please add her to your follow list.

This 10 day free giveaway will close on the 19th June 2009.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sweet As Candy Crepe Paper Streamers

Just Listed...Sweet As Candy Crepe Paper Streamers

These crepe paper streamers are simply the sweetest!

Made with wonderful vintage crepe papers that I purchased at a recent auction. I have sewn two and three layers of colors together to create these. There will be many, many color combinations so keep watching my shop for more. Also, if you would like a specific color combination, please let me know as I would be happy to do a custom order for you!

Each package has approximately 14 feet of streamers! This listing is for the follow streamers as pictured...

* 3 layers of orange, yellow, and teal - stitched together with a teal thread.

* 2 layers of Teal and Pink - stitched together with a yellow thread.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - When It's Raining...

If it's raining where you are...

Take in the beauty as the rain falls,
Put the rain coat on the hound,
Dance in the puddles,
Cuddle up and read a book,
Play a game,
Pop the popcorn,
Turn on some Charlie Chaplin and enjoy yourself!

First Row Left to Right:
The Bond $12 -
At Tara $15 -
Upcycled Dog Rain Coat $48 -
A Rainy Day $10 -

Second Row Left to Right:
Rain Boots $10 -
Birds in Book Club $18 -
Umbrella Necklace $13 -
1,2,3 Memory Game $16.50-

Third Row Left to Right:
Raincloud Ring $15 -
Carmel Popcorn $12 -
Charlie Chaplin $10 -
Umbrella T-Shirt $18 -