Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm Seeing Red...

for an upcoming project for our Etsy Shop...

Glitter, flowers, buttons, and ribbon -just a few of my favorite things!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

White Wednesday!

I might be jumping into this univited... but I had to share this lovely find.

Vintage silk fleurs purchased at Nicholas Kniel's beautiful shop in Sandy Springs, Ga.
Why for? To make an amazing head piece for a most beautiful bride to be's hair!!!!!

More about that later..... I'm soooooo excited!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hard to put away...

is this Christmas tree topper hat.

It was a gift from "monn ami", Kelley, of dear jane fame. She is the quintessential party planning diva, and my chief enabler and now cohort in the creation of whimsy, glittery, and pretty. She gets me and never asks (about my handmade trifles), what is that for, why, or what do you do with it?

Kelley was good enough to share the fruits of her first workshop with me. I adore it so much I thought I would spread the joy! A close up of the featured project. A sweeeet hat for the Christmas tree!

See some peeks of the work shop on her link on my blog roll. You'll be glad you did!
BTW, It is updated.

Monday, January 4, 2010


The other day, while trying to fill the void tween Christmas n the New Year, I picked up Sarah Ban Breathnach's book, Romancing the Ordinary, A Year of Simple Spledor. Since this is hopelessly romantic talking here, the title immediately applealed to me. I was not dissapointed. In one of her essays, Sarah, speaks of the "Essence of Wonder", and how easily the sense of wonder is replaced by indifference, due to the work-a-day, deadline,and chore filled lives we lead. For us artistic folk exposure to, or infection of this sort of apathy can be disheartening, if not toxic to our sensitive souls.

Ms. Ban Breathnach explains, "wonder is that extravagant state of bliss induced by something new- the strange, astonishing, mysterious, and the unexpected." She encourages us that, "each glorious day should begin and end in the reverence and rapture of wonder."

Then, she challenges us to find five reasons each day to say, "this is wonderful", and to keep track of our wonders by writing them down in some sort of journal......

So, as I sit looking out my window at the cold, bleak, drippy January day, my heart skips a beat while the words bliss, mysterious, astonishing, glorious, rapture, and revernce pass through my mind. "Yes, yes", I exclaim, "This is a good thing!" I will take full joy in the gift of each day and with reverence find the wonder in it. I will prick my ears in hope of hearing whispers of eternity.

Although..... five things might be a bit overwhelming at first, I will at least be on the lookout for one wonderous thing each day

As this day turns to evening, I contemplate the wonder of the comfort of candle light...

What, Dear blog friends, do you find wonderful?
~ Hmmm..... a book full of wonders... sigh ~