About Me

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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

26 February 2010

Thank goodness it's Friday

So glad this week is over! My father in law has been ill, then had surgery, and his recovery has been rough. But now things are looking up and maybe somewhat back to normal at our household! I am looking forward to a weekend full of creativity, since the weather outside is expected to be heavy rain. But all is good, since last weekend was sunny and the roses got pruned, and I made a dent in the weed patch...and oh, the daffodils are blooming full force!

23 February 2010

The vintage alphabet party

The Vintage Alphabet party at 

February is the letter B

German Berry Bowl set
this took me several years to collect all the matching pieces

Butter dish
This was my great grandmother's

join us for the fun!

15 February 2010

It's a party at Etsy Cottage Style blog!!
Join us and also visit the other party goers too
here are a few of my vintage purple/lavender pretties....

yummy soft vintage chenille
altered art box with vintage lace and jewelry

vintage embroidery  pillow 
embroidered tea towel

13 February 2010

Valentine swaps!

I was involved in a couple of very fun swaps this year and I am going to share them with my blogging friends!

The first one is a swap that was organized by Dolly of 

this is what I sent her
a heart shape mixing bowl loaded with goodies
and a handmade tussie mussie!

this is what she sent me

a pretty handmade card, salt dough hearts, a heart ornament candy and assorted vintage buttons and gems

NEXT...the other swap...at Etsy Cottage Style Ning This was a Secret Valentine Friend swap where it is a secret who you are getting your gift from
My secret friend was Sherri Pruitt and this is what she sent me!

Hand made felt items, chocolate truffles (yum),cookie and cupcake mixes, coffee mug with coffee, candle even a little heart picture frame!

My secret friend I sent to was Carmen Mays
and this is what I sent her!

Carmen likes pink Victorian things so I made her a soft lacy tussie mussie filled with chocolates and her favorite candy is peanut butter fudge.I couldn't find it anywhere to buy, so I made some for her at 
home and decorated a pretty little box. Also a gift box of gardenia bath products, and few other fun things.

This year was fun fun fun. I love swaps! Now on to Easter.....

01 February 2010

Valentine images to share!

Sharing time again, a few Vintage Valentines Day card images you may not have seen yet!

Help yourself by clicking on the image to enlarge and them right click to save to your computer




Every Saturday

Where we reside

Where we reside

The Oregon Coastline

The Oregon Coastline