Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's That Thing You Do Thursday! Show me Your Treasures!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

Butterflies Spring Printable pdf Banner Bunting Coloring Pages Set of Four

You will receive a pdf of my original butterfly drawings to print and color anyway you like. There are four different designs. These are made to be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inches (21 X 27 cm) size paper. They make fun coloring pages or use them to create a banner as I did. 

I have added small tabs at the top of each butterfly to be used if you wish to make a banner or bunting as I did in photo 1. I printed mine on card stock, colored with crayons, and cut out. Next I folded the tabs to the back, secured with tape to create a loop to run the ribbon through for a banner. If you don't like the tabs, cut them off and use the butterflies as a wall or door decoration. 
When I receive your payment, I will email you the pdf file with the four butterflies. You may print as many copies as you like.  This is designed by Laurel Susan Studio for your personal use. 

Bright Pink, Yellow, and Dark Aqua Bracelet - Spring into Summer Series

This bracelet is all about bright and cheery colors. I love all of these colors but put them together and WOW! Talk about a pop of color! I am doing a series with these colors with various shapes and sizes of beads so watch for more.

These are all quality Czech glass beads. The sizes range from 4 x 6mm pink bead to the larger 11 x 8 mm window cut bead. The black of the gunmetal wire adds a richness to these colors. 

All of the Spring into Summer series are designed to mix and match.
This bracelet 1s a standard 7.5" length.

ENTIRE SHOP On SALE - Colorful Tree Earrings in Silver. Spring. Flowers. Multi-color. Rainbow. Gift for her under 25 usd

`♥EVERYTHING IN THIS SHOP ON SALE! Prices have been marked down for you. Check out my shop announcements for extra discounts and specials!♥

Colorful tree earrings. Handmade glass cabochon measures 18mm. Securely set in silver lace edge settings. Large silver kidney wires (nickel free). Beaded in green glass beads. These earrings measure slightly over 2 inches long.

Needle Felted Sheep, Momma Ewe and Baby Sheep, Spring and Easter, Made to Order

Photos from previous orders--Your sheep will vary slightly from the photos.

Mamma Ewe and baby like to explore the pasture together. Mamma loves to show baby new things. They are happy to be outside and enjoying the day, but oftentimes they just end up following each other around.

This listing is for purchasing a made-to-order pair of sheep. The photo is a stock photo, so your sheep may look slightly different. Your sheep will be made with a combination of wools, and will come with a care tag so that you will be able to enjoy them for years to come. Mamma Ewe will measure approximately 2 1/2" tall and approximately 4" long (nose to tail), and baby will measure around 1 1/2" tall and about 3" long. Momma Ewe has a silver bell tied around her neck with green and white ribbon, and baby has a ribbon tied around her middle. I also have a red and white ribbon, and it can be substituted for no extra charge--just specify color when ordering. If no spec is given, green is the default color. They come from a smoke-free and pet-free home. Please allow approximately 3 days for completion, depending on work load. I will be able to give you a more precise lead time when you place your order.

Each one of my critters is made with love and wool at the time of ordering. Because of this, no two are exactly alike. Please note, though, that due to the construction of these animals, they really shouldn't be used as toys, and they may contain small parts.

Painting "Sunny Floral Bouquet" 12x16"

12"x16" canvas painting features beautiful flowers against a cool blue background.
Happy Spring arrangement!
Signed by artist.

Crochet Pattern -- A Good Egg

Crochet one egg or one dozen from my quick and easy pattern! Use them to decorate for Easter or add them to your child's toy food pantry.

This pattern calls for a small amount of worsted yarn -- I used commercially available cotton yarn, as it has a bit of stiffness to it that helps them keep their shape, but you can really use any worsted yarn. You will also need an H/8 (5.00mm) hook and some cotton or other material for stuffing. The finished size following the pattern's gauge will be 3" tall and 6" around at widest part.

This is an easy pattern, perfect for beginners. It contains no abbreviations, and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about it. This pattern uses only single crochet and slip stitches.

This pattern is a pdf file and will be emailed to the address of your choice.

Antique Lace Collar - Ecru Battenburg

A gorgeous antique Victorian ecru handmade battenburg lace collar will make a wonderful addition to your accessory wardrobe. 

Perfect for pinning with a brooch or pin, this piece is in perfect condition! A luxurious 4-1/2" wide, it measures 20-1/4" along the neck edge. (Flower corsage pin not included - available in my shop:

Wear it with a strapless gown (or wedding gown) for eye-catching appeal. Or, layer it over a cashmere sweater for a flirtatious lacy look.

Handmade Stained Glass Butterfly

This Stained Glass creation is made out of Yellow/orange swirled stained glass and purple streaked stained glass. The wings are attached to a lead free cast body. The copper foil and solder technique was used to make the butterfly. The wingspan measures approximately 3.25 inches and the length is 2.5 inches. All our Stained Glass art is made in our art studio here in the coastal bend of Texas.
You are buying an item that is hand made.

Sea Turtle Mini Organic Goats Milk Soap Favor Party Gift

How Cute is Lola! She is one adorable Sea Turtle and She comes to you ready to start cleaning! Other then Swimming the ocean Floor, Lola also enjoys nipping at the seaweed as it floats by!

She measures 1.5"L x 1" W at her Widest Points.
Please See pictures for size reference.
You Will receive 1 (one) Sea Turtles with this Listing.

Easter Egg Ornament

These cute little Easter eggs are great gift to put in a child's Easter basket or simply to have as a decoration on your wall or office. This spring ornament is handmade by me with care, and a touch of whimsy! 

The size of the egg is: 3.75 x 2.75 inches. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Welcome To That Thing You Do Thursday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thursday is That Thing You do Thursday

Mark your calendars and please stop by tomorrow when my blog will enable you to enter your own treasures directly into it!

Whether you sell vintage or are a seller of handmade, post away!!  Any items you post will be promoted again by me through my social media links in either Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook.

This is the nature of my blog.  Please share with others!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring is for the Birds!

Large Guardian Woodland Owl Silver Necklace

This is all antique silver the picture refects sunset orange onthe lower of owl. 2-1/4" top to bottom long including the hematite fluted bead. 1-1/2" wide side to side. Your choice of chain length. I do custom orders. Smooth hematite or fluted melon choice. Other color choices. Or no bead. 

The Conspiracy - Matted Print of Original Photograph - 8x10in.

This photograph was taken in Norris, TN.

This print from my original photograph is 8"x10" and mounted to 11"x14" in an acid-free white mat. 

Image is printed with archival inks on acid-free paper.

Mounted print arrives flat in a cello bag and protective packaging. 

hummingbird suncatcher

Hummingbird made with green, gray ,white swirl glass and ruby red cathedral glass. He measures 6 1/2 inches in width and 6 1/4 inches in length and a silver ribbon to hang him. This little hummingbird is flying high a great suncatcher for you window.Glass colors and textures may vary 

AVON Bird of Paradise Rhinestone Brooch Pin, Rare Vintage

This beautiful figural brooch was designed by Avon and features a lovely bird of paradise with a bright white rhinestone eye. A real eye catcher!
Avon made this pin in 1969 as a promotion for their Bird of Paradise perfume. It was not released to the public as a brooch for sale by itself. This is a highly collectable Avon pin.
The brooch measures 1 1/2" x 3" and is in great condition and the pin back works fine. It is signed Avon on the back.
If you love elegant birds, this pin is for you! A pretty gift pouch is included!

100% of the profits from all my items are donated to the charities listed on my profile page. Your purchase can make a difference! 

Etched Blacklip Shell & Sterling Silver Necklace

This shell necklace has a sweet little bird etched on it. I've added a little blue "egg" to complete the look. The 15mm shell has a wonderful opalescent quality to it both front and back. The chain is a petite sterling silver chain with a spring ring clasp. It measures 16 inches. 

Crimson Cardinal Fabric Covered Button Ponytail Elastic set

My mom has cardinals that come to her house. Sometimes when we'll be talking on the phone she'll say, "Sherry, you should see this beautiful cardinal out side my window".

They are beautiful! And so festive and regal looking.

1 1/8 inch buttons secured to brown ponytail elastics. 

Sparrow Necklace Bible Verse Glass tile pendant- Includes925 sterling silver chain - - Buy any 3 and Get 1 more- Exclusive at GBMB

....our lives would be so much easier if we were
always aware of this verse........

All pendants have been hand made by me
This is a 1 inch Glass pendant

Promo-Buy 2 pendants and get 2 silver snake chains.
Buy 3 and get 3 silver plated chains (or an extra 925 sterling silver) and a 4th design for free! 

Owl in a Bag

Six little white owls, completely hand-sewn and made from recylced wool. They are about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. You may release them from their bag, or hang them on a wall just as they are. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fun Facts About St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.
St. Patrick did not actually drive snakes out of Ireland; the snakes represent the pagans that he converted to Christianity.

The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.

In Chicago, on St. Patrick's Day, the rivers are dyed green. 

In Seattle, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.

Most Catholics attend mass in the morning and then attend the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Shamrocks are worn on the lapel on this day.

In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair
Many young people dye their hair green for the special day.
Many people wear green on this holiday to avoid being pinched.

The phrase, "Drowning The Shamrock" is from the custom of floating the shamrock on the top of whiskey before drinking it. The Irish believe that if you keep the custom, then you will have a prosperous year.

Many bars in the United States, and abroad, serve green beer to celebrate St. Patty's Day.
Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal brand among many, young and old, was created in 1963, with its popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Just a Few More Greens For the Green Day!!

SALE-Sead Bead Earrings- Silver -Sparkling Lemon-Lime

These earrings are composed of Lemon-Lime seed beads woven on a bead with a iridescent sheen. These are adorned with White beads on the top, These Are fun and light, Perfect for the spring and summer!

~Make sure you check out my store for more great finds!

Was 12.50
Measures 1 1/2"

Flower Pin, Brooch, Corsage in Turquoise and Teal

Rich shades of turquoise, teal and olive make this hand made flower pin brooch a striking accessory. I made the Bijou Blues corsage featuring spectacular aged vintage lace and net in cream, along with a re-purposed vintage earring and vintage pearl button.

I added a bead loop of sterling silver, adventurine, and jasper semi-precious stone beads to tie in with the colors of the fabrics and vintage millinery leaves I chose. A hand-crocheted rose in aqua nestles into the posy. 

The corsage measures 5" (12.7 cm) by 4-1/4" (10.79 cm) and is hand stitched. I love designing unique accessories that enable you to make a statement all your own! The back of the brooch is finished with a soft polyester felt and has a sturdy bar pin. You can wear your brooch in so many ways! On a hat, your lapel, on a sash around your waist, or pinned to a ribbon and worn around your wrist -- just to name a few options. The flower is intentionally created with a frayed shabby look, but to help prevent deterioration, I have used a fixative. 

If you are dreaming of a Sweet Little Something I currently don’t have in, please ask. I love to do custom work – and my stash of fabric, lace and vintage buttons is endless!

Set - Necklace & Earrings - Greens, Blues, Jade, Czech Glass, Stone, Wood, Silver Plated Toggle Clasp, Extra Long - FREE GIFT BOX

Beautiful coordinating long necklace and earring set: 

Gorgeous combination of colors and textures! Smooth, shiny beads next to matte, frosted beads. Bright aqua with frosted seafoam greens and soft blues.

Necklace features:
* Stone
* Jade 
* Czech Glass
* Glass
* Silver plated, easy to use, Toggle Clasp
* Approx. 48 inches long.

Coordinating earrings:
* Silver plated 1 inch hoops
* Assorted coordinating beads

Mug Cozy - Banana Berry

This cozy will fit just about any regular size mug and will keep your drink hot and your hands nice and cozy. It is fully enclosed on the bottom, so it also acts as a coaster.

I have crocheted this cozy from 100% new materials. Most of them are made from Redheart yarn. The color changing yarns will make each cozy a bit different depending on where the color changes occur.

Mid century coffee cup green Pennsylvania Dutch design on ivory

This cute coffee cup has a pretty Pennsylvania Dutch-like pattern of tulips and flowers in green. The mug is ivory. Normal wear and tear for a vintage item of this era. No cracks or chips, and the handle is intact.

Whimsical Swirl Glass Beads - 6 count

This listing is for 6 glass beads that are blue, green, brown, turquoise, black, white swirled with white and black or dark brown swirl and dot patterns on them. They are a gorgeous color and are so interesting to look at. They have a basic oval shape but also have sides to them to make them even more interesting. 

Size: 22x14mm
Quantity: 6

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's That Thing You Do Thursday! Show me Your Treasures!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Feeling a Bit Green!

2 Skeins Worsted Organic Cotton Yarn Green Plant Dyed

This beautiful yarn is grown organically without the use of pesticides and herbicides. The yarn has a roving yarn core that is wrapped with fine threads which results in a luxurious texture. The yarn is hand harvested and brushed. 

**** Originally $19.95 > Now $11.97 for 2 skeins ****
* Free USPS First Class Shipping within the US

* Fiber: Organic Cotton
* Color: Celery Green
* Quantity: 2 Center Pull Skeins
* Weight: 50g / 1.75oz. each skein
* Length: Approx. 70yds each skein
* Gauge: 16st, 24 rows / 4" - 4.5mm (#8 Needles)
* Category: Worsted
* Care Instructions: Hand or machine gentle in lingerie bag, cool water, gentle soap with like colors. Lay flat to dry.
* Grown and dyed in Peru

Four Bridal Party Thank You Cards on Lime Green Damask

Handmade Will You Be My Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor/ Flower Girl or Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor/ Flower Girl Thank You Cards

Ask your friends and family to be a part of your wedding party or tell them thank you for being a Bridesmaid or Flower Girl in your wedding with handmade cards. 

*Included in this listing are (4) cards with white envelopes. 

*Colors for two of the cards (Bridesmaid) are chocolate brown dress with peacock blue accents with a lime green damask layered background on white linen cards. Color on one (1) of the card (Maid of Honor) is chocolate brown dress with lime green accents with a chocolate brown damask layered background on white linen card. You will also receive (1) Flower Girl card with a white dress with peacock blue accents on lime green damask layered background on white linen card. If you need more of the same design, just send me a convo and I will adjust the listing for you. Each additional card of this exact color and style is $3.50.

Shamrock mug cup cozy coffee crochet heather green

Think green for St. Patrick's Day with this shamrock a heather green cup cozy. It is hand crocheted in a wool and acrylic blend. Works on most paper cups and glasses.

My cup cozies are each a unique work of art! I love creating each and every one. With a degree in Textile Design and years of experience my cup cozies reflect my love of bringing smiles and being eco friendly!

Baby PEA POD Newborn Cocoon Photo Prop Green Elf Pixie - REBORN Baby Doll - Made to Order

Your baby's first photos will be so adorable with this little pea pod prop! MADE to ORDER with soft sweet yarn in my smoke-free, pet-free home. Also great for Reborn Baby Dolls!

Please see my profile for sale on photo props!

If you would like something similar to this, but a little different or a different color, please convo me and we will discuss your ideas. 

Made from a pattern created by: Kristi Simpson at RAKJpatterns


Mineral Eye Shadow . Eyeshadow . Mineral Makeup . Green . Peace 

Mineral Eye Shadow . Eyeshadow . Mineral Makeup . Green . Peace .

Peace ~ a calming matte green with a subtle shimmer, and lovely sheen

The perfect color to accent green eyes! Apply with a brush for a light, to medium coverage; apply with a makeup sponge wedge for a more intense coverage.

This eye shadow is waterproof, but can be easily removed with soap and water, or expeller-pressed coconut oil (my chosen makeup remover). It also has no expiration date, as minerals cannot support the growth of bacteria!

Redeeming Beauty uses only all natural ingredients for your safety. There are no chemicals, fragrances or oils. All natural mineral makeup is safe for sensitive skin, and blemish-prone skin. I do not test on animals, but I'm not sure what animal would stay still long enough to apply makeup to it?! 

St. Patrick's Day "Goin' Green" Candle Mat PATTERN

"Goin' Green" will definitely be a lucky break for that person who gets to keep this lovely

table topper, don't you agree???!!!! And you certainly do not have to be Irish to brighten

your own home with this one, either. It is very easy, clear directionst. Remember, you can 

always use all cotton fabrics from your stash instead and then this design would make 

a fantastic set of washable place mats!

This table mat measures approximately 15-1/4" x 11-3/4" when finished.

Vintage Perfume Bottles - Fine Art Phtography - Green Wall Decor - Green Glass Candle Stick Holder - Candlelight

A fine art image of a beautiful depression glass green candle holder with lite candles to light up the vintage perfume bottles is so pretty. A floral design lace curtain was selected for the background and a handmade green and white doily has been placed on a metal floral design garden table.

Gina's photographs are printed on Endura Kodak mat paper or Epson fine art paper and archivel inks. You may request either one. 

1 8x10" or 8.5x11" image - Same Price $24.00 USD - Selection noted to seller before check out. 

St. Bridgid's Green Fancy Jasper Cross Sterling Silver Earrings

What a beautiful and simple way to express your faith!

I use Sterling Silver Fishhook Earrings.
The gemstones are 6mm Green Fancy Jasper Gemstones. Green Fancy Jasper Gemstones are a beautiful, earthy shade of green. Adorning the Red Jasper gemstones are petite, ribbed silver bead caps.

The main focus of these earrings are 1/2", silver oxidized, simple but intricate St. Bridgid crosses that are imported from Italy.

Earrings measure 1 5/12", including ear wires.

Kiwi green and dark brown messenger crossbody bag

Whether you're going to school or to work, this bag is made for you!

This beautiful bag is hand crocheted in kiwi green and dark brown cotton yarns. Fully lined in a green, brown and white striped all weather canvas for durability. Top flap attaches with two silver tone magnetic snaps. Silver tone slider allows strap to adjust from 43" to 69", perfect for carrying crossbody, and attaches to the bag with silver tone rectangular rings.

Top flap has zippered front pocket. Open the flap to reveal a pen pocket and gadget pocket, plus a small zippered pocket an ID/business card slot with vinyl window, and a snap clip to keep keys handy.

The large interior includes a pleated back pocket with top velcro-closure flap, great for papers or books you want to keep separate, or it will even fit a small laptop computer (like a 13" MacBook). Interior also has another zippered pocket and two side pockets.

This versatile bag would be great for students to use as a book bag, businesswomen to use as a briefcase, or the busy mom to use as a diaper bag!

Green Beaded Celtic Inspired Anklet

You will receive 1 beautifully handmade Green Beaded Celtic Inspired Anklet. Green Beaded Celtic Inspired Anklet made up of your choice of soft forest green glass seed beads, kelley green glass seed beads or lime green glass seed beads with diamond shaped silver tone celtic inspired engraved beads with silver tone spring ring clasp & extender chain. Shimmering green glass seed beads together with diamond shaped celtic engraved beads make this a charming ankle bracelet, perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Custom orders available. Ship within 3-5 business days of payment. Shipping & handling $2.50 flat charge in the US.