Happy 2017! I hope your year is off to a WONDERFUL start and if not, I hope it turns that direction as soon as possible!
I have a great deal of success with my Christmas ornaments and have been working to find something to create the rest of the year. While the ornaments sell year round, there are times when it’s a full time job (more than a full time job if I’m being real about that) but there are many times where it’s just too too quiet.
This year, I plan on trying several things that interest me. For a long time (and you remember this if you’ve followed my blog a while), I have had interest in Shabby Chic decor as well as miniatures. This sort of inspired me to create a few new items:
And then, I wanted to do a little rustic one…you know for log cabin enthusiasts like myself 🙂
Click any of the photos to go directly to the listing on ebay if you’re interested in seeing more about them.
And, most of all, thanks for sticking with me through all my changes and through feeling my way around. Eventually, just maybe I’ll have it all together with a direction and a purpose. Somehow, it feels closer than it ever has 🙂
Hey y’all!! Greetings from the country! It’s been a bit since I’ve posted but I’ve been busy, busy as usual. I’ve been working on some brand new designs for Shabby Cottage Chic Country weddings and just launched one of my newest designs. Rather than describe it, I’ll show you! Here we go:
I have them listed now in my etsy shop. To see them, just click here. That particular listing is for one sample Save the Date card, but when you’re ready to order, please contact me…I’ll discount these based on the number you need. 🙂
Pretty Pink Cottage Love…..that’s what I was thinking of the entire time I was creating this little sweetheart! I started by using some beautiful fabric with pink cabbage roses!
These would be oh-so-perfect as a birthday gift or a gift for a bridal party as either a thank you or a request for the wonderfully special lady to be in the wedding. I just came up with the idea as I would love to gift these to friends, too.
I’ve long been drawn to things that have character, a little time worn, soft, beautiful, feminine, and especially rustic beauty. These kinds of things touch my soul in a way I can’t explain. Rachel Ashwell came along and put a name to those things I just mentioned. She called it Shabby Chic and it’s become so very popular!
For years and years, I’ve created pieces in that particular style, though I call it Shabby Cottage Chic. Lately I’ve been dabbling in it a bit further. This Sunday I’ll be unveiling some new pieces that I’ll have available in my store, but I couldn’t resist a sneak peek right now. It’s kinda like when it’s near Christmas and someone tells you they bought you a present, you just have to ask for hints!
So here’s my hint for what’s coming very soon:
I can hardly wait til Sunday but I have lots more to do if I want to get everything done by my goal I set for myself! 🙂
Femininity seems like something that’s finally coming back in full force! Clothing has more of a feminine look and feel plus home decor seems to be heading more towards the unique and different. For a while there, it had me a bit concerned because online, everything looked somewhat the same.
I’m really happy to show y’all a unique piece of my own! I finished this one up today and it’s a crate style wooden box with handles and an open top. I painted it white then did a minty green wash of paint over that. For all four outer edges, I painted all sorts of roses, rosebuds, foliage and details.
I can see this crate being used for a pretty place to place things that need to be easily accessible yet neatly stored….like stamps, envelopes and such. Or it could make a good conversation piece with a white linen napkin tucked inside and cookies served when a good friend comes to visit.