Hello, world! Welcome to my blog!my Etsy shop by the same name! My maternal grandmother had a great love for pretty old things, and it was she who taught me to rummage for treasures in thrift shops, to collect what I love, to sew, and to embroider. And, that's another thing I write about often on my blog: creating!
I love to sew and re-purpose vintage and antique linens into pillows and sachets, plus, I do a little bit of crazy quilting (and sane quilting, too); and, lately I'm big into paper crafting with ephemera. In fact, I probably do paper art more than sewing these days. I also do some regular, special event scrap booking.
I love paper -- the older the better! I collect many small antique items, but mainly I'm passionate about buttons, lace, fabric, and china.
I also like to write about my travels, what I'm reading, my fitness efforts, and anything else that's going on in my life -- or yours! I love to link to my friend's blogs and what they're doing that's inspiring me.
When I'm not antiquing or crafting, I'm writing about antiquing in my column on examiner.com; someday, I hope to make writing my full-time career. I do all this from my home in Colorado, USA, where I live with my husband, teenage son, and two dogs.
|My son and I -- he's a Boy Scout|
|Snoopy and Maggie on one of our walks in the neighborhood|
|My son and husband, with ski boots|
This is the third year I've participated in One World, One Heart, and I love the event because it celebrates the blogging community the world over, and promotes friendships! I have met so many wonderful, artistic, friendly people through OWOH over the past two years!
It's my sincere wish that you enjoy your visit here, and that you bookmark my blog or become a new follower, and come back often! I will do the same! Last year, I managed to return the visit to everyone who stopped by and commented on my OWOH post!
|Me, at 23, in Paris|
Have you ever been there? I've been there twice, and love the feeling of being in the City of Lights. It's one of those cities that feels alive, like my own hometown of San Francisco, CA. I would really love to return to Paris someday; until then, here's my little tribute to a beautiful city.
I'm giving away two gifts packages that are nearly identical, so when you comment on this post only you will have two chances to win this package:
Next, I'll be sending you a package of ephemera, hand picked from my own stash, with many French pieces to inspire you to create a journal, or tags, or collage, or to use in your mixed media or altered art!
Remember: to enter, please leave a comment on this post only, between now and 11:59 PM MST (UTC-7) on February 16, 2011, and be sure that I can contact you either by having your email address enabled on your Blogger profile, or having an easy-to-find "email me" link on your blog; otherwise, you must include your email address in your comment so I can reach you! Remember, according to the organizer of OWOH, this is a blogging event so you must be an active blogger to participate! ALSO: if you are reading this on Facebook, you must visit my actual blog and comment to be entered!
On February 17, I will choose two winners via a Random Number Generator tool, and contact you via email if you are a winner! You will need to email me your mailing address so I can send your prize to you. If you are chosen to win the giveaway but don't respond with 48 hours of my notifying you on February 17, then I will have to choose an alternate winner!
To learn more about One World, One Heart, visit Lisa's site.
Thank you again for visiting! I truly appreciate
each and every one of you!