Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The trouble is right now Miss Aspen has still not mastered walking and this poor dress would never last the whole day on her without being completely covered in dirt!
My mom did a painting of this picture above and with the frame Aspen looks just like a baby out of a renaissance painting, especially with the colors in the dress!
Anywho, I make little dresses like this quite often for my boutique, but they don't ever seem to make it into my etsy shop, so I wanted you to see what my passion as a mama couturier is.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
My momma did this painting for me for my birthday a couple years ago. It is my favorite one that I own at the moment. She did this series with her little chihuahua, Madamoiselle, in every one....Sadly, Madamoiselle was taken from us back in October by a coyote...at 6am off their back patio. You can see here there at the bottom of the candy stick! We are very thankful she had been immortalized into so many great pieces of art. This is my mom's real career. She is an oil painter you can check her work out at Sharon Bruno Dougherty. Hopefully her site is up....my brother mentioned an error the other day if you don't see it, it will be there soon!
Friday, February 22, 2008
I just had a new counter built for my local boutique... it is really fabulous but so not together yet! I am waiting on all the french goodness for it--I ordered cherubs and garlands of roses and the like to adorn my orchid counter. Well, they haven't arrived yet...and my glass and shelves keep coming in not quite right... so I am making the best of things and adorning the jewelry cases with my new Easter peeps and baskets. I ordered these from the fabulous Andrea over at One Hundred Wishes. These tiny baskets are so much fun to add that little touch to any special area. I just got them like 10 minutes ago and I stuffed them with angelina fiber and added my little peeps some adorned with vintage goodies and others are naked in their lovely baskets. So hop on over to see Andrea and buy some! Believe me her packaging is totally worth the order in and of itself. Just like a little Easter box for me!
I love doing displays at my shop....I am working on the windows for Spring, but everytime I start Aspen wakes up and I get zip done! So I am just working on a smaller level here with the jewelry!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I love the beautiful colors of these ribbon flowers...and all the vintage stamens used on them...
mom's chicks pictured above...my chicks are pictured below...here's the latest basket using an antique limoge custard cup...you know I just couldn't help myself! This little chick is a princess with her glass glitter adorned flower on her head...makes a great crown I think.
Monday, February 18, 2008
I have just a made up a few baby spring baskets with some of my new designs from my shop. This is my new Royal Owl set featuring the Royal Owl gold glitter new designs...with Swarovski crystals and raw edge ruffles. This basket is chock full of modern baby goodies that you will love! There are two burpies in pink that match the onesie fabric and there are some fun little toys that are pink too. I make these up with more or less stuff too for my local boutique. But this basket can also be made up gender neutral or for little boys. I also have one made up in shades of purple for girls...Gotta love spring time!
those first two burp cloths are the ones in the basket...vans by lightning bugs and chocolate lollipop fabric. I like to add lots of ribbons and a cute taggie ribbon on the bottom of the cloth. My baby likes to play with the tags so I put them on for all the babies to love....and then here is the up close on the onesie....love, love, love the new glitter design. They wash up great too in case you were wondering!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Then, I just had to make another...so I hunted down a different tea cup I thought I could part with and made this one last night. Very sweet too.
I put them in with the rest of the spring folk art at my shop in my old cabinet here. They don't have price tags yet though...can I part with them?
one more close up!
Friday, February 15, 2008
My house is definitely like my life...there is always a little bit of everything going...I still have a few snowmen out on the mantel above this, so I have all the holidays going per usual for me. Just like me going in 20 different directions at once and dabbling in everything... I think I am a jack of all trades master of none sort of a girl, so you will never just see my baby stuff on here...you will see all of my creations as I am never focused just on one little thing!
This is the valentine from my mama, siting there on the left in that top picture...it is so darling. She made this for Aspen as well as me, so when I opened it, we each had a pocket with our own special note...Mom likes all the same things as me, and we are both always creating a myriad of things at once so it is really inspiring. We both went to an estate sale on Valentine's day and I beat her there, surprisingly with Aspen in tow...and I got some really fun trinket and a beautiful, French cherub table for my shop. I will show you all that later with my latest spring creation as soon as I take a pic!