Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tattered Angel Wings

~ Update: these have already sold (thank you!) and I will do my best to get a few more made within the next week or so. ~
I have been working on orders during the Thanksiving holiday and even though I really enjoy making paper wreaths, I just had to take a break and make something different.
Still thinking paper, but something old, something tattered, something a bit more whimsical... I thought of angel's wings. My daughter is putting together our church Christmas play this year and her comment about having to order more angel's wings popped into my head.
Angel's wings... hmmm... the project was quite time consuming, but I tore out pages from vintage books, rolled and glued, and rolled and glued more pages, and rolled and glued even more pages, listening to Christmas music as I worked. I didn't think it through ahead of time, but just worked as I sang with the music, and it finally came together late this afternoon.

I like how this design turned out and it was worth all the time it took.

You can see more photos and read the details here:

Simple Joys Paperie.

I'll be trying to think of more designs over the next few weeks to debut in January of 2010... which isn't that far away!

Thanks for stopping by,

God Bless,



Country Parlor Holiday Home Show

( photo courtesy of Country Parlor blog)

If you are anywhere near this show, be sure to attend as I am positive you will be in for a treat!
Here is the link for their new blog:

And here are the details:

Country Parlor Holiday Home Show
Thanksgiving Weekend 2009
Friday, November 27 9 am to 3 pm
Saturday, November 28 9 am to 3 pm
Sunday, November 29 10 am to 2 pm

How to get there:
Route 58 Riverhead, New York to Northville Turnpike (3.5 miles east of Tanger Outlets)
Turn left onto Northville Turnpike to end at Sound Avenue
Turn right onto Sound Avenue and head east
Hallockville's Naugles Barn wil be approximately 2 miles east on the left

Simply the best Holiday Show on Long Island!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Forever Thankful...

I am so thankful for my family and friends, both near and far away ~
my country and the freedom that I have ~
and most of all
I am thankful for the love of God.

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!



Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I'd like to share with you my newest paper wreath design:

I have been making book page wreaths for about a year and a half now. I'd heard about a book wreath in a catalog, couldn't find the catalog, and so with no photo or no more detail than "rolled book page wreath" I decided to design my own. I really enjoy making these and I like the fact that I'm keeping loads of antique and vintage books from being thrown away and forgotten ~ well, maybe not loads of books, but it looks like it if you see the stacks I have in my workroom! Most of the books I use are books that are in such a state that no one else would buy them. Pages are torn, missing, or scribbled on; covers are gone... but I can't bear to pass them up, and as with nearly everything I collect, the older and more tattered, the better. Come by my etsy shop if you'd like to see what's left. Most have sold, but as soon as I get caught up with orders and deadlines, I will list more wreaths.
Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Is It the 15th Already?

Well, maybe not the 15th, but the eve of the 15th ~ that's when the online markets, Simply Primitives and TDIPT Mercantile, update.
I do believe this little deer sees something...

yes.... more deer!

But I don't think they know that he's behind the snowman watching them...

Maybe if he's very still and quiet, this timid little thing won't be found...
I found them though, at a thrift store quite some time ago. I also found a glass cloche and knew it would be perfect for a display dome.
And so this week I made this piece:
Vintage Winter Wonderland.
The entire piece stands just over a foot tall...

It is available at Simply Primitives and you may visit my website to read more about it.

Don't forget to look at all the other artists' items while you are there!

Now I am off to go find more glass domes and cloches.......

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Web Show Finale & Holiday Scavenger Hunt!

Come visit The Eclectic Artisans as they open the doors for their 2009 webshow finale!
Enter the Holiday Scavenger Hunt while you are there!

Click HERE to begin your visit!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Sneak Peek @ Snow Folk...

My petite snow angels will be available Saturday night (November 7th), along with sparkly, glass glitter, whimsy cones. Mark your calendars and visit us at The Eclectic Artisans. We will be having a Holiday Scavenger Hunt with several prizes to be given away!