Tea Cup Swap with Kris

I am so behind, it's scary. I discovered this post that I still haven't shared.

I was partnered with Kris for a Tea Cup swap in December.

This is the tea cup I chose for her.

We were to also include our favorite cookie recipe, tea, and an ornament.

This is what I created for her.

I was having so much fun, I got a little carried away with the ornaments.

My goodies from Kris arrived in this beautiful snowflake box.

I love pretty boxes.

This beautiful tea cup she sent me is a Limoges, from France. ooh la la!

I absolutely love it! The colors are so pretty, and the pattern is perfect.

Look how the handle is painted to look like a banner.

This is the gorgeous ornament she created for me.

I'm just so thrilled with all of these beautiful goodies.

Thank you so much Kris!


Valentine Marie

I've been creating Valentine Marie ATC's for a swap
in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.

I was definitely in the mood for some pink on this project.

This is one of my favorite Marie images from Cassandra.

It's snowing here today, so I'm staying in, and having a crafty day.

 Are you doing something fun and crafty too?  


Sweet & Shabby Hearts

Yesterday, I was in the mood to make a heart. 

So I started pulling out fabric, lace, beads, buttons, and whatever
else I could find, until my table was its usual chaotic mess.

I don't know why I need so much mess just to create a little heart.....

but I do.

I cut out a sweet little heart, then using my pinking sheers,
cut out a slightly larger heart, using a cream fleece.

I added another fabric heart behind the fleece, and hand stitched them together,
adding some pretty shabby vintage laces.

I finished it off with buttons, beads, flowers, etc.

Then, I made another one.....

And I just kept making hearts. ♥♥

So, I decided to make a little banner.

And since I haven't been able to stop yet,
I thought I'd sit a few around the house.

♥ ♥ ♥

Be careful what you set your heart on,
for it will surely be yours.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


My Marie Doll

Last month, I shared the beautiful pouch and goodies I received
from my swap partner Terri to create a Marie half doll.

I was so excited to finally get started on her this week.

This was a project that was outside my comfort zone,
so it was a real challenge......but so much fun.

I loved working with the beautiful fabrics and trims that Terri sent me.

I've already started looking for another half doll for my next creation.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Still Playing

I haven't been feeling well since Christmas, so I'm not getting much done.....

except playing in my dollhouse.

I've been painting furniture and working on floors.

I love the way the wood floors turned out.

The livingroom got a cream carpet.

I still have lots of furniture to paint, and trims to add. Lots to keep me busy.

Wishing you all the best in this New Year!