Monday, April 15, 2013

In Memory Of....

There is no explanation as to why the tragic event in Boston happened today.  My prayers go out to all who experienced that tragedy.

God is so much bigger than anything we can imagine and HE knew this was going to happen.  Our human side is always trying to figure out why stuff like this happens and why God allows it to happen.  All I can say is who am I to question.  I am but a small tiny human among God's creation.  The reality is that HE allows things to happen for HIS glory no matter what we think!  Christians, keep seeking HIM a midst the storms!

These finds are inspired by those hurting.

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These 3 heart-shaped, mini pillows are hand stitched with scripture from 1 Corinthians 13, "Faith, Hope, Love." Each pillow is hand stiched with black DMC floss on to parchment color muslin. They are approximately 3 1/2" (9 cm) tall by 4" (10 cm) wide. The backing is a black and light cream ticking. (The ticking is printed onto regular cotton fabric.)

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WEARABLE ART. Custom Cuffs. These bracelets are stunning and unique. 

Hope & Healing is an inspirational message for someone dealing with an illness, someone who has survived a serious illness. This message has a positive attitude that is so important for healing. 

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Antiqued Set of 4 Stone Coasters

This coaster set holds the image of a beautiful Cross and the simple word, "Hope." What an inspirational image and word! The Cross is our Hope! This natural coaster has been hand-stamped, hand-painted and inked with numerous permanent, and fade-resistant inks. It has also been heat-set for extra durability. Espresso and gold give this creation an antiqued appearance. Blessings!

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Prayer is the key for our doesnt mean that all our prayers will be answered right away, but they will be answered in the perfect time.....

All pendants have been hand made by me.
This is a 1 inch Glass pendant with a ball chain that will arrive in a beautiful organza bag.

Promo-Buy 2 pendants and get 2 silver snake chains.
Buy any 3 and get 3 silver plated chains and a 4th design for free!
(When you place your order, buy 3 and send me a message and tell me which design you want for free).

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Title: Jude 1:2
Size: 10x8"
Style/Themes: Christianity, mercy, peace, love, scripture, gospel, inspirational, uplifting, supportive, comforting, friendship.

Printed to professional standards on premium quality, high gloss, archive-safe paper with fade-proof inks.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers - Right?

Out where I am in the Pacific NW, we are experiencing the rain before the beauty!  Things are wanting to come out and bloom but the rain and gray is still here.  This is totally expected but sometimes can make your day a gloomy one so it is for this reason that I post these colorful finds for your enjoyment!  I need the enjoyment of color as I look forward to the beauty of Spring at my own home!

This is a 24" wreath, made from lime green and Hot pink deco mesh. There are pink, lime green and yellow Gerber daisies tucked in with some white filler flowers near to add to the beauty. greenery is also added to this Spring wreath as well as a beautiful pink butterfly and a glittery hot pink lady bug at the bottom. There is a lot going on in this wreath. It would make a beautiful door or wall wreath from Spring through Summer!

Cross Stitch Blank Cards, Spring Themed Cards, Easter Cards, Handstitched Cards -Set of 3

All cards are ready for giving as is but purposely left blank so that you can add further embellishments such as stamped greetings, buttons, bows, corner cuts, etc. All designs are hand stitched on 14 ct. cotton Aida. I have frayed the edges to frame the design. 

Bright colors for this season's trends - this bracelet was made to complement your Spring and Summer wardrobe! 

I featured three of the colors from the Spring 2013 Pantone Color Palette - Red Coral, Tender Shoots (light green) and Lemon Zest. The colors are bright and fresh and are reflected in the crystals, as well as the acrylic leaves that dangle from the bracelet.

Sweet handmade flower hair clip and brooch.

Made of cotton fabric,simple and beautiful.

A little bit retro, a little bit now -- this bright, happy print called "Sunny Daze" is a winner for spring and summer. Shades of blue, turquoise, and lime blend with white for a refreshing mix of colors that will bring a smile to the face of all who see it. Three outer pockets hold all the stuff you need in a hurry -- cell phone, keys, etc. -- while three inner pockets and a roomy center section hold all the rest. Bright lime lining also trims the outer pockets and the button flower at center front. A magnetic snap keeps it all closed up.

This ornate Easter Egg measures 4 1/2" x 3"! It can add a little color to any plant, lamp, wall, window or garden! Made from a beautiful Iridescent Pink Wispy, Purple Pink Iridescent Wispy, Sea Green Wispy and a Turquoise Iridescent Wispy. Swarovski Crystals and embellishments have been added to give this Egg wonderful swirls and design. A curved hanger is added for hanging with a beautiful corresponding ribbon.

The Tiffany method was used on this piece, meaning it was foiled and hand leaded by me. All items are polished and protected with a finishing compound before shipping.

Lemon Butterfly Girl Flip Flops

She already knows what she likes and what she likes is COLOR and SPARKLE! We offer high quality Gitana Flip Flops decorated with our signature bows, ribbons and flowers for a truly unique look for that special little girl.

Add a small splash of color to your home decor! This pillow is made from a tan floral fabric with a modern floral swirl pattern and a striped salmon pink fabric. It is filled with polyester stuffing and measures approximately 13x13 inches. Other matching style is available in my shop.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's Day

The origin of April Fool's day has many fooled!  In other words, there really isn't one origin that can be given the credit for this day.  What many believe is that it began from from foolery back in the 12th century.  In the long run, it really doesn't matter what the origin.

Have you been the victim of April Fool's?

While you think about that I hope you enjoy these finds!

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This birdfeeder is handcrafted out of pine and hand painted with acrylic paints. 

Steve builds the feeder and then I take it and carve the roof to look like shingles. Then we putty it and sand it to make sure the seams are as finished as possible. Our next step is Steve spraying the bird feeder with a clear coat to seal it.Then I take it to my studio and prime it with a primer. Next, I get to paint it any way I want and I have fun with it. The last step is to take it back out to our shop and Steve gives it another six coats of clear coat so that it can be put outside and used by the birds.

Many people have questioned whether the birds would use it if there are so many colors on the feeder. I now have proof, my brother-in-law showed us a picture of a little nut hatch eating out of his.

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These flowers are hand-punched and folded and assembled by hand. They are comprised of 9 handpunched circles and are adhered with glue. They are so cute to use to embellish cards, scrapbooks, gifts, etc. Please specify what colours and sizes you'd prefer your flowers made in, or I will choose something for you. Don't worry- it'll be good!

I can make these in three different sizes:
The 'big' flowers are about 10 cm or four inches in diameter.
The 'medium' size flowers are about 7cm or 2.75 inches in diameter.

Gardenia ring trio. Vintage-inspired jewelry by Two Cheeky Monkeys on Etsy.

This fun and cute set of rings is perfect for the little girl or tween in your life! Share them with friends or keep all three for one recipient, there will be a colour to suit everybody and every outfit.

Three acrylic floral cabochons have been attached to silver-plated adjustable ring bases. The cabochons come in an amethyst purple rose bloom, a burgundy pink daisy and a royal blue lotus rose.

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Feminine Flower Necklace in Pink with Crystal Accents and Rose Alexandrite

I adore flowers and, when I saw these flower beads created by BeeTreeByMe, I just knew I had to have them so I could create something wonderful with them. It took several attempts to find just the right way to present the beautiful pink and ivory flower that is the centerpiece of this necklace. Finally, I woke up one morning with an idea of just the perfect design.

As I mentioned before, the polymer clay flower and matching beads are the creation o To create the remainder of the necklace, I used Rose Alexandrite beads, two large pink faceted crystal twist beads, and pink and white glass seed beads.

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1 yard of pink flowers fabric from the "Sunny Happy Skies" collection from Riley Blake. 100% cotton fabric.. Purchase more yardage of this print by selecting the quantity in one yard increments.

These beautiful royal blue morning Glory flowers were bright and open when I took their portrait.

I have listed it as a card but I can make this or any other photograph in numerous sizes.

All photographs are matte finish unless otherwise specified.