Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Oh My Goodness!
I totally forgot to post my
White Wednesday
before I left."

"Oh fiddle-dee-dee, don't let it
ruin our day."

Let's just go visit all the others
at Faded Charm.

Wishing happiness to all!


This is my first Altered Pocket Book made at the art retreat last weekend. Started with a children's book to give it a 2nd Time Around to hold photos, vintage tags, or whatever my heart might desire. And I'm pretty sure Ruby Tuesday would love Max's red coat.

LaVerne, our talented teacher provided dictionary pages, sheets of music, various stamps and ink pads, and an assortment of embellishments to fuel our own style and creativity.
Click to see the glitter glue raindrops & the King's key.Here it is ready for me to fill the pockets.
I said this was my first because I loved letting my imagination run wild and so, can't wait to make another and another and another. Wedding or Anniversary theme, Birthday theme, Christmas...New friends...Doris, her daughter Laura from Tennessee,
me & our teacher LaVerne.


Hope I've inspired you to give
an old book
hope for a
2nd Time Around
Ruby Tuesday style.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Found out I have...

~ Provenance ~
Dang...my French manicure
didn't show up in this picture ;-(

Provenance, from the French provenir, "to come from", means the origin, or the source of something, or the history of the ownership or location of an object.
It all began with this lady who traveled abroad singing opera, educated in France, a draftsman for the Forest Service, and a music teacher at Grinnel College--just to name a few of the things that gave her a name. And her name~~Anna Rosalie Holberg, 1883-1973. Again with those family trunks? Yes. Had this stack of lovely lace for quite a while before noticing that the lace in these photographs were one and the same, c. 1914.

At Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat this past weekend, I had the opportunity for a cuff swap. Having never made one before I set off on a quick web search for inspiration. My swap mate was Sandra and through an exchange of e-mails I had my color palette~~brown and turquoise. Collecting trims, ribbons, buttons and lace...slowly something took shape. Started with a section of a woven belt and attached a small bit of Anna Rosalie's lace.
Now for the frilly part...vintage binding, tea-stained and torn muslin, a bit of suede from a thrift store find. Oh, how 'bout a piece from my wild cat fur that I've had for years and years. A corner got a little brittle and broke off. Perfect!
Wild Cat Cowgirl Cuff
Wrapped with a photo collage of Anna in her gown.
Sandra wore an animal print outfit
and me in pink...it couldn't have
turned out better if we had planned it.
And then the newsman says...

Cowgirls and cuffs!
Story at 11:00.

commercial break...
this post sponsored by
Smiling Sally's Blue Monday


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cowgirls Weekend...

...finally here. With glue gun in
its holster I'm ready to head
down the dust
y trail for
a couple days of
crafts, cupcakes,
and carousing.
Really hoping this doesn't happen. Ouch!

As you can see I've been practicing since I was quite young. Look at me standing in the saddle. What a buckaroo!
Here's a sneak peek at the fabric cuff I made so that I could play in the cuff swap. Will post the whole story on Blue Monday and give the rest of the details. This lace has a bit of history to share. I hope Sandra likes it.

Hope all you gals have a fun and
safe weekend.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gettin' Ready!

I know cowgirls everywhere
are getting ready for
the 3rd annual
Paper Cowgirl Retreat

Waxahachie, Te

Fillin' their tub and...
washin' the dust off,
you know...getting all purdy

Well me too!
Grabbed the soap and headed
down to the river.

tub + ing = tubingTryin' not to get my boots wet
Check out more gal's
Outdoor Wednesday
A Southern Daydreamer


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ruby, the little red lady bug
wanted to show you...

a happy little house
in Chamonix Valley, France

Hope you are reddy to take on the day
and a great place to start is
Ruby Tuesday at
Work of the Poet.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wander across the bridge for a short
visit with me.

We'll sit in the cool breeze,
just imagine a cool breeze...
(remember this is Texas)

Let's talk about things to plant in.
Let's think outside the pot!

Things sure to be on my garage sale list...
shoes and toys.

I love to have a bit of whimsy
not only in my house but
also in my
Outdoor garden.

Outdoor Wednesday
A Southern Daydreamer


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

While going through boxes of saved treasures we came across this sweet little booklet made in Sunday School c.1950's. We being me, MIL, and my SIL visiting from Oregon. Pouring over old photographs, letters and postcards, and news clippings has resulted in a little stack of things I will be sharing with you.



Sunday, June 13, 2010

Heck Yeah!

Registration ends tonight
at midnight and...
If it weren't for
the last minute,
nothing would get done!

Slid in under the wire with a little help from Dixie. Thanks girlfriend!...we are going to have a blast! I'm packin' my trusty wheel barrow in case that new knee of yours can't keep up. Also packin' a little Coyote Gold ;-)

If you've been putting it off
move it...move it...move it...
Paper Cowgirl Altered Art Retreat


Monday, June 7, 2010


Busy as a bee...

Need more time...

Seems I'm always
heading out the door...

When I'd love to stay home
MAKE stuff...

or weed the garden...
I love weeds that come
with flowers...
Mirror...Mirror...on the wall,
do I really have to go
to the ball?

Trying to be a woman
who makes a difference...
but just a few moments
for a nap...
a power nap!

Stay mellow and check out other
Mellow Yellow Monday

I'm also joining Smiling Sally's
Blue Monday.
That's right!
Celebrating blue skies,
blue flowers, and
blue wings on the airplane.

Hope you too, are stealing
those moments to
before the next thing comes along.