Hope everyone had a magical Christmas! This year was just really laid back, we played games, talked and of course baked ! Loved having Asia and Zerin home. It just feels so complete when the collage kids are home!
Thought I'd share some beautiful new fabrics that I can't wait to make something out of!! These velvets are just so fabulous! Vibrant colors and textures!!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Oooooh look what I just just bought!! I collect Nativity's , I have way to many now to even take out of the boxes. But I always put up my favorite ones, the one Dave brought me back from Africa, the wire one one he made when we were first married, my all silver one, the really tall goth ones my mom brought back, the one from the holy land, one from the Catholic store, my tiny tiny one where baby Jesus is as big as a piece of rice. Most of mine were gifts from wonderful friends! Now I added some of Ann Gardner's prints to it. Ann is such a fun Artist with a wide range of style, I like her folk art a lot. She even does really cool family portraits that just add such personal detail, like your house in the background or the necklace your wearing. Her shop is www.etsy.com/shop/annzania if that doesn't get you there google ann Gardner art salt lake city utah.
Almost done mailing the last of my orders out!!!! Yea!!! I can get to bed before 2 am tonight! ( hopefully)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Yup that's my parents! My dad turns 80 this year! And he still swims the pier swim in Oceanside . Usually beating a lot of the 50 year olds. He competes in the senior games every year too! My mom calls me and talks about how she did a triathlon today, road her bike to the golf course, played 18 holes of golf then swam her mile with dad. Seriously when they come here it's hard to keep up. They are so full of love and energy! I've learned how to play hard from my parents but I've also learned how to share. Growing up with eight brothers and sisters and 5 different foster kids throughout our lives there was no other option. There are so many times when someone just needed something more than we did, so my parents would put toys, clothes and food together and drop it off. Our home was always open to anyone who needed help. I remember being little and having a whole family sharing our dinner at the table because while they were vacationing in calif, there little boy had gotten hit by a car, they didn't know anyone, but my Dad was a bishop and his name was listed in the phone book. So my mom brought all the kids to our house so the parents could stay at the hospital. I don't ever remember feeling put out, just so happy we could help.
There are so many opportunities around us to just do little things everyday.This is a little personal, but I thought I'd share just an easy way to spread love. I run just about everday, and as I'm out on my run I just send little prayers of thanks ,or love or ask for help for my neighbors as I pass their houses. Kids waiting for the bus that don't look very happy, I'll send a little prayer their way , that they'll have a good day. I feel that there is so much energy behind prayer. Recently my wonderful friend Mindy took her family on thanksgiving to serve the homeless in Salt Lake, she asked if we had any extra coats, because they always have need of them. Well I asked my neighbors if they had any extras and with in 4 days I had 7 big bags full of wonderful warm coats.Dave calls it a coat and a prayer. Because along with the coats that were given, we now send a prayer out for the little girl who's wearing Pipers purple coat that she will feel peace, or the lady who might be wearing my black coat that she will feel love that day. It has just helped us to just feel a little more connected to whom ever we are sharing with.
I hope we can just find simple things to do everyday, that just spreads love, kindness and smiles.I also want to just say a huge thank you to all of you that have supported my little company!! It's so wonderful to hear that somehow what I make, makes you smile. There is a lot of passion going into what I do. And I have a ton of gratitude to our great Creator to be able to do it!
Have a wonderful Christmas to all of you!
Love sent your way!!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We're having a big open house at my place this Tuesday! This is were I have stuff on sale and little extra's I don't bring to the shows. Scripture bags, coin purses, cosmetics for example. I'll also have Cynthia here with over 1,000 charms to make one of a kind necklaces and such.Handmade lotions and soaps. I love this lotion for my face and the soap makes my shower (and me) small so good! Lots of hair pretties too. And some sweets for neighborhood gifts or just to eat on the way home. The weather should be good, so come on over!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
If you don't have this book by Tricia Guild you should consider putting it on your list! Tricia is an amazing designer, I love her passion for color and textures, it just spills over in her fabrics and designs.When I'm stumped for ideas I reach for her book and become so excited to play with color and textures all over again.
Also I thought I'd share my little piles. When I'm playing with new fabric I start to put little piles together of colors or trims ect...some stay in piles but more get made into something... the red and purple pom poms is the cutest little girls twirly skirt with red tulle!
These shows are going on this week! They both just have an eclectic mix of fun unique gifts, decoration, nativity's, jewelry and of course purses and skirts. These are about the last shows on my list in the Salt Lake area. So if you were waiting to purchase purses or skirts you might want to go to these. I get most of my Christmas shopping done at these fun Boutiques!
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Friday, December 3, 2010
I am just amazed when I go to these art Markets and Bazaars! So much creativity all in one place! I got some great Christmas gifts and some just fun little things for me! It is all so inspiring!! I'll post some pics!
Shows next week in Salt lake and our big show will be Dec 14th here, with a lot of Sale items too! So Cache Valley people mark your calenders!
Did you notice we're adding back pockets to the big purses?
That first purse is Italian cut velvet from the 50's! If you love it I'm using it up fast so you might think about buying one soon.