Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bedazzled (Boyer Special)

Thank you Emily and Aaron
(by "Emily" and "Aaron" I mean
"Patriotic freedom Bird" and "Droid200xy3po").

Monday, May 30, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Thank you everyone for your creative entries. After a random drawing, the winner is Fuentes. Please email me the best address to send your winning parcel.

Three Day Weekend

Read it and Weep...Alex is Famous

Food cart book famous, almost like real fame...only better.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bedazzled (Guest Bedazzler)

Thank you Caitlin for showing off your new favorite birthday tea hat...

Monday, May 23, 2011

You're a Grand Old Flag

Dusting my hands off, taking off my work boots...done and done.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Twenty Six Candles On the Cake

I'm officially twenty six these days. It happened precisely when the big hand and the little hand of the clock struck 12:00 a.m, on May 15th, in Wamic, OR ( I suppose everywhere else in the world too). Would you believe it, twenty five feels rather similar to twenty six...accept twenty six candles on the cake, of course. Thank you dear friends, that made the trek out to the middle nowhere to celebrate with me (not to mention the real deer, that helped celebrate too).

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bedazzled (belated)

Vintage Bedazzled (blast from the bedazzled past?). Me, age 6 (precisely 20 years ago this Sunday).What I would give to still have that outfit!

Working For the Weekend...

Shelley Duval Special!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Get With the Program

Dearest Minted,
Thank you for sending me the fixins' for the program contest. I was partial to the simplicity of the Lauren & Mike program (with the yellow and grey text). For the binding, I went with antique lace from the hem of an old dress (perhaps a bride could use material that correlates with her dress). A simple lace, needs a jazzed up look.. which is where the antique brooch comes in. First, I used the lace to make a loose flower then I fastened it with a brooch. We have seen people use brooches for hair flowers, and bouquets, but the brooch program...talk about a diamond in the rough. Imagine 150 of those babies, delicately binding a program, and glistening in the sun. Thanks for the opportunity to create something.

Emily Pauline Fanny Dart-McLean

Monday, May 9, 2011

Give it Away Give it Away Give it Away Now...

See those flags above? They're basically yours. Here's how they will become officially yours:
Step 1. Follow my blog (if you already follow, you're one step ahead).
Step 2. Post a comment. Where in your life would these flags reside?
Step 3. Check back on the 30th of May to see if you won.
The winner will be chosen at random , a winning parcel will soon follow.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

You're A Grand Old Flag

It had been awhile, so last night I broke my flag making silence, and stitched up a few floral pendants to tuck away in my floral pendant pile (aka shoved into a box in my living room closet). Somewhere between finishing one set of flags, visions of the barn at Alex's parent's house that will double as a wedding stage, beer, and my Pennsylvania Dutch Design bins book, I embarked on a new flag project. The flag started as a plain old yellow sheet, and was ripped and stitched into a 4x2 beauty. The floral and fauna you see above, are slowly taking over the boarder of the flag. Alex and I made a deal, that once I finish the boarder, he will paint (in his best cursive, mind you) some sort of sweet (or even vulgar) words. We we're thinking "toilets" "Shut up and eat!" or I am fond of "I love you baby till the cows come home." Suggestions?

Happy Mother's Day

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Guess What Came in the Mail Today?

Now I know that white envelope addressed with a tea kettle stamp, and the nice printed paper don't look like much...let me enlighten your perceptions. Well you see, the other day I saw a program crafting contest on minted. One thing led to the next and I found myself inquiring about the details. The next thing I knew I received an entry in the mail, and I was a regular ol' contestant. The contest, you ask? To bind those babies above (aka programs) with a twist. Keep your specs peeled for my entry (part of the contest is posting your work between now and the 16th, Loud and Proud, smack dab on your blog)... Fingers crossed world.
P.s those photos above are sans entry.