As you browse, you will find that I fill my blog with flea market finds and other treasures to create that Romantic, Vintage

Cottage, French Paris feel for your home ~ I love roses, chippy, whites, pinks, vintage linens and lace, so you may find just what you're looking for ~ My items are handcrafted or repurposed into the perfect cottage decor, just for you ~

At times I feature other Artists Creations ~ with links to

their store. So please pause a little while and enjoy their talents.

Oh . . . and I just have to share some of my favorite flowers

with you, as well.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hand Made Journal

This is an examle of how this trim is used.  Makes a creative Journal

Pour Vous

I mixed blue & green dye along with a little water, drops of blue and green dye, also added a little vinegar for the color to set.  I then soaked a strip of natural muslin (torn in a 2 yard strip) in the solution  for a few minutes. I usually hang my strips outside to dry.  Then hand stamped with a rubber stamp "Pour Vous" which is French translated to english "For You" 

This trim is available for purchase
in my ETSY store.

Homestead Treasures

Homestead Treasures
This is the trim that I have hand stamped and is available in my ETSY store. See below  what can be created using a layered effect.
Treasury Item French Inspired - Bonjour Bird Cage - Hand Stamped Ribbon Trim
French Paris Bonjour on white denim  
Cottage Shabby Chic

FrenCH PariS Bonjour  Distressed White Denim Cottage Shabby Chic Hand Ticking and Ribbon 16" PiLLow

You may purchase this lovely at:

French Script and Eiffel Tower - Hand Stamped Trim - Hand Stamped Ribbon Extra Wide

This is a fabulous pillow created by Sassy Creations using some of my hand stamped fabrics as seem above. 
You may purchase this lovely at:

Winter in the Methow Valley

We haven't much snow this time of year. Not like it was in years past.  I am used to several feet of snow so it will insulate this cold country.  I do hope you enjoy some of my photos of my place and surrounding area.

After a heavy frost ! 

My Grandaughter Madeline with her Husky Clyde 

"The Methow River "

"A rose in winter"

A View Outside My Window 
My Gramdaughters having fun in the snow!  Jessicah & Madeline

My Grandaughter Jessicah ~ Sparky the pony ~ Molly our Jack Russell 
Lots of Snow !  
Lots of work! 
My Husband Snow Blowing