Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Halloween at Garden Memories

Happy Tuesday, and Trick or Treat. At least at Garden Memories. www.gardenmemoriesgifts.com I have been extra busy making Halloween items for Garden Memories, my favorite little shop in Ventura!! The lovely and talented Barbara has a way with setting up the displays.

We have already sold several things I am replacing, so I am hard at work with the glitter this week. I guess people are in the spirit!!

Not sure if you can read the sign, but I call Barbara my promoter/manager. Well I just wanted to stop in and say hello, before I get back to some spooky fun!

Have a wonderful day!



Sunday, August 24, 2008

And The Winner Is

Happy Sunday!!
We have a winner of my 200Th post giveaway.

Her name is Brenda of Mystikal's Creations.
http://mystikalcreations.blogspot.com/ Congrats to her!

Thank you all so much for entering, and leaving me such nice comments.

I love having such nice blog friends.

As you can see, my husband Mark picked out the winner this morning. Brenda wins my kit, to make her own Ooh La La Paris cone!!

Here are the bits and pieces she will need. I hope she has some fun!!

Brenda, you will have to post a picture of your finished cone on your blog for us to see.

Have a great day!!



Monday, August 18, 2008

200TH Post Giveaway!!!

Hi all!!
Happy Monday!!

My daughter had her house warming party on Saturday, and I didn't bring my camera. Too many other things going on I guess. The party was a big success, and everyone had a great time.
The house looked beautiful, and there was an abundance of food and drink!! The weather was perfect too!! My daughter, and son in law did a great job!

Now for the latest. It is my 200Th post giveaway. Who knew I had so much to say.

Actually to get technical this is post 201, but who's counting?

This is what I decided to do. I am going to make up a kit for one of these Ooh La La Paris cones.
You will receive all of the components necessary to make one, as well as the instructions.
I promise you can do it. You will have fun too!! You will get the printed papers, crepe papers, button, ribbon, and even the filler.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.

If you do not have a blog, please leave me your email address.
The winner will be chosen on Sunday August 24Th.

So please leave a comment, and good luck!

Thanks for being loyal blog friends, and leaving such great comments. Have a wonderful week!!



Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Halloween!!

Hello All!!
By now you all know how much I love Halloween!! You have seen my new Halloween pieces I have been working on.
One day a few weeks ago, I was looking for something for Halloween, and I happened upon this amazing blog. It's called Skull Blossom http://skullblossom.blogspot.com/ I found someone that loves Halloween as much as I do.

Everyday until Oct 31, she has a new Halloween graphic for you to use. I put a few samples here for you to see. There are so many cute ones, you will love them.

You need to hop on your brooms and fly on over to Skull Blossom's blog!!!

They get better everyday!! She is just like the Graphics Fairy, only with a Halloween twist.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Royal Display!!

Hello All!!

Here is a pretty display I have in my office. I guess it's my inspiration for all the crowns I make.
All of the tiaras came from various flea markets!!

The Cinderella coach came from Lidy, at http://littlefrenchgardenhouse.blogspot.com/
Lidy has a wonderful blog, and a wonderful shop, full of pretty things.
Visit her when you can, you will be happy that you did.
This glass slipper is a new find, from a garage sale. I paid a whole $1 for it. The Crowns & Tiaras book is a fun one, if you have not seen it. I guess I like Cinderella, wouldn't you say?

I hope you all have a royal day!!


Monday, August 11, 2008

A Quick Hello!

Hello, and Happy Monday!!
Robin and I just stopped by to say hi before we go and make some crowns.

Robin is the perfect model for the tinier crowns.

Hope you all have a great, and sparkling day!



Friday, August 8, 2008

Make A Wish!

Hi, just stopped in to say hello, and to tell you all to have a magical weekend!

I made this wand for a little girl's birthday tomorrow!
Whatever you are planning to do, have fun!!

I am getting closer to my 200Th post! So look out for that, of course there will be a giveaway.

I will keep you posted! Who knew I had so much to say.
Be back on Monday!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

What I Have Been Up To This Week!

Hello, and Happy Thursday!

Some people ask me about the pieces I make during the week. They want to see them when I am finished. Here are some party hats I made this week for Garden Memories.
A couple of boxes that keep selling out at Garden Memories. A birthday box, and a French poodle box. I also had a request for crowns, a flower girl, bride, and groom.

So as you can see, when I say I am up to my elbows in glitter, I really mean it. I use vintage German glass glitter, and some vintage crepe paper when I can find it. I recently found some at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.

Today will be spent trying to clean up all of that glitter, so I can start again next week with the mess. It' s a never ending glitter cycle. (But it's fun) You know that glitter never completely goes away. It finds other hiding places. I guess it could be worse.

Have a wonderful and sparkly day!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday Outdoors!!

Happy Monday!!
Hope you all had a great weekend.

I am busy as usual working on Party Hats, Crowns, Boxes etc.

I thought you would like to see some outdoor garden photos today.

This is the chandelier I had in a post awhile back. I ended up hanging it outside with candles in it.

I got this little cement duck at the Ventura Flea Market.
Garage sale basket!

Gate also from Ventura Flea Market. Now I must get back to glittering, so have a wonderful day, and enjoy your garden!


Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy share your dress form day!

Tiffany of www.shabbyscraps.typepad.com/ is hosting this fun day, so if you go to her blog you can get all of the links to the participants.

Many of you have seen my dress form before. Her name is Isabella Crane, named by my daughter. Since she does not have a head, the headless horseman reference. Here she is in all her finery. When you click to make larger, you will see she is wearing a couple of pieces made by the fantastic Jamie of Simply Me Art. http://simplymeart.blogspot.com/ Jamie has her dress form up for today as well. Isabella is also wearing an antique locket, that belonged to my Aunt. She keeps me company as I work in my office, on my art pieces.

Isabella was a Mother's Day gift from my husband. She was purchased at the Agoura Antique Mart.
The little glitter heart, was a present from Madai of Wren Cottage. Now for Isabella's new friend Helene. I picked her up yesterday from Jennifer Grey of www.theoldpaintedcottage.com/ I had admired her in Jennifer's booth at the Ventura Flea Market. I asked Jen if she was still for sale, and she was. Since I just got her yesterday, she isn't all dressed up yet, I put her in a corner in my newly done bedroom. I will have fun figuring out what she will wear. By the way, I didn't name her, Jennifer told me her name was Helene.

I hope you enjoy seeing all of the dress forms out there today.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Rosemary, Isabella, and Helene