A Shout Out and a Winner

I am very fortunate to be surrounded by incredibly amazing women. One of the many benefits of this creative world I have the privilege of being a part of is watching everyone's creative journey. Every once in awhile I want to introduce you to my creative friends and their art. Today I would like you to meet Lara Blair. Lara is an amazing, creative photographer and mixed media artist. Laughter and real conversation flows easily with her. We have been …

Shop Talk

I get a regular stream of emails asking questions about running a small business, Etsy and other shop questions so I thought it was time to have a post every once in awhile about….The Shop. One of the things that has always been important to me as a shop owner is to present my items in a beautiful manner. I want you to feel like you receive a gift for yourself when you get one of my creations in the …

The New Collection

I am so happy to finally show you what we have been working on for months. This new collection already has already gotten a wonderful response!!! To celebrate the new collection, The French Brocante, I would like to have a little giveaway. I will be giving away a $200.00 gift certificate to my shop. To enter just leave a comment here. If you blog about the new line, twitter, facebook or all three …..come back and tell me and you …

Sneak Peek

Tomorrow at 8 am MST my new collection, The French Brocante, will be available. I can't wait to show you!!  

Na-Da Barn Sale

  If you live in the Chicago area I encourage you to take a drive this weekend and enjoy the prettiest of barn sales. My friend Anne Marie will be having her annual barn sale with talented vendors from around the area. Everything Anne Marie does is so full of detail that I know you will not be disappointed. I would be jealous that I can't go this year but I am currently in route to this with this sweet …

End of Summer Clearance

Everything that is left in my shop from the summer collection is currently on CLEARANCE.   Help me clean out my shop and make room for all the wonderful new items coming in my winter collection….The French Brocante! The closer and closer I get to unveiling the new collection the more excited I am becoming. Enjoy the clearance and more news about The French Brocante will be coming soon.        

I Would Like You To Meet

I love the magazine section at Barnes and Noble. I love bringing home a big pile of new mags and curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and drooling over the pages. Unfortunately, so many of the magazines I used to adore have closed their doors this past year. Like so many of you I have relied on my love of blogs (ok…obsession) to fill the magazine void. Much cheaper I must confess but I still miss …

It Is Almost Time

I have been a little MIA this past week or so because we have had family in town. I will share photos soon…so much fun and wonderful to catch up with everyone. It is almost time for my Winter Collection and before I reveal it at the end of September I wanted to offer FREE SHIPPING in my shop this week to clear out the shop and make room for all the new goodies coming your way. Many of the …

A Good Way To Get A Tan

Saturday morning was flea market day. If you remember last month you will know that I woke up to pouring rain. The sound of birds chirping at 5 am was a pleasant change this time. My husband and I packed up the truck. He thought I would need to make two trips but I reassured him that with enough bungees and tie downs that I could do it in one trip. I wish I would have taken a photo because …

Get Yourself Some

Through the weekend everything in my shop has been marked down if it is IN STOCK and ready to ship. Custom orders are not on sale. Come on over and get yourself some linen messenger bags, mixed media art, custom journal or even a pretty linen dress. Through this weekend only! ************************************************** Sorry I have been MIA. My husband was rebuilding my computer and we have been enjoying summer and friends! I will be back tomorrow.

A Few More

I wanted to remind you that you have a FEW MORE days to enter HERE for the $200 gift certificate to my shop. Thank you for the wonderful response to my new collection. It is so fun to work so hard on something and then have so many of you love it too! I have been busy wrapping up all your orders and I am almost caught up. I will be restocking the store soon with more of the new …

Artful Blogging

One of my favorite things to do when a new Artful Blogging comes out is to literally lock myself in our bedroom and read the whole thing cover to cover. I think it is such a stunning magazine and I love to read the articles by my friends and meet new bloggers. I was so excited when Artful Blogging contacted me letting me know they wanted to feature my blog. I loved writing this article because I shared a little …

Haute Handbags

A few months ago I was approached by one of the editors of the magazine Haute Handbags. This is one of the magazines published by Stampington & Company. They wanted to feature one of my purses and have me write a tutorial. I was thrilled. I got my copy in the mail last week..but you can get your copy April 1. It will have step by step instructions on how to make the badge that is attached to my Lulu …

Shop Clearance

I have been busy getting ready for my Spring/Summer Collection. To make room for all the new art, purses, aprons, skirts, dresses, prints, photography and jewelry…. I am marking down EVERYTHING that is in my shop. I am also offering FREE SHIPPING.   Happy shopping and I hope you all have an incredible weekend. *********************************************** Thank you for all your sweet emails and comments about my little Ben. He is still sick but I think he is slowly getting better. …

Shop Update

I just wanted to remind everyone that I am offering FREE SHIPPING in my shop until December 13th. The 13th will also be the last day that my shop is open until the New Year! I want to enjoy this amazing season with my family and get working on all the goodies that I am making for everyone I love. I thought it would be fun to offer something from my shop each day this week at a discount. It …

New In The Shop

I was busy yesterday getting new things in my shop. I have added soooo many new things….here is just a peek…..         I will be adding a few more things today. I also wanted to let you know that some of your favorite items from the Fall Collection are back!!   I will not be adding much before Christmas so if you see something that you love…this may be it until the first of the year. Please …

The Fall Collection

It is finally here! I am exhausted and my house looks like a tornado hit it…but I am beyond excited for what I am bringing you this season. A lot of planning went into this collection and I hope you adore the extra touches as much as I do. There will still be more coming…but I am taking a few days off to catch up on orders and see my family:-) Here is just a glimpse into what is on …

Blogging For Bliss

This is the title of Tara Frey's new book that will be released August 4.  Isn't that a great title?!  If I didn't love blogging I would have stopped a long time ago.  I am constantly amazed, inspired and encouraged by all of you.  I have cried, laughed out loud, prayed, nodded my head in agreement because of the words you have written.  I get emails every week saying the same thing to me.  I think blogging is a powerful force.  …

Silhouettes

Everywhere I look lately I see these beautiful silhouettes.  They are not like the ones I had done in Disneyland in 1981!  I have been so taken with them that I am in the process of doing one for each of my children.  So hold your breath for that post!  I wanted to share some little lovelies that I found on Etsy for your viewing and purchasing pleasure….   Beautiful prints and cards from Le Papier Designs.     Journal from …

Thrilled

Tara over at Blondie 'n' SC has so sweetly featured A Bushel and a Peck on her blog.  I hope you love what you see.  Thank you Tara!!!  I am thrilled and blessed that you love the things I design and make. I don't think any shop owner could ask for more.

Free Shipping

I wanted you to know that I am offering FREE SHIPPING (in the US) through December 8.  So come on over and check out all of the new goodies.  Remember I can ship to your family and friends.  Just let me know at check out who you want the package to go to.     

The Shop is Full

I spent most of this past weekend getting things ready to put on my site.   I have so many more things that I will be adding this week.  Keep checking back!  I would also like to do a little give away.  Visit the site, let me know what you like and I will do a drawing at the end of the week for one of my aprons!        

A Little This and a Little That

I love playing around with all of my vintage papers and embellishments and came up with this journal, embellishment kit and an altered lunchbox.  I love that the journal or scrapbook is made up of bits of my vintage papers and then you can embellishment it anyway you want and it all comes nicely packaged in the altered lunchbox.  I am making different versions of this for my shop and they will be added after the Country Living Fair in …

New Items Are On The Way

  I have been busy at work getting ready for the Country Living Fair that is coming up early September.  I will have new aprons, dresses, clutches, purses, plaques, journals, letters, frames and some new surprises at the show.  My Madolyn is modeling a few of the new dresses that will be at the show.  After the show I will have these available on my site.  In the next few days I will give you a peek at a new apron and purse.  …