Saturday, August 1, 2009

Is Big Hair Back? It's All About The HAIR!

We are doing a swap in our Marie Antoinette group. I had so much fun with the hair on these girls! I made six for swap and one extra for our lovely Queen of MAMA, Cassandra!

Have you ever worked with the real fine curly doll hair....? OMG, it is slippery! I had it EVERYWHERE! It was funny.

What else is so funny is, I used to have hair like that! LOL, the 80's!

Here are my swap cards, I apologize for the crooked photos...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ribbon and Fabric and Shells.... Oh My!

The first pictures are of all the pretty ribbon I got from one of my favorite stores in Cambria, California. Cambria is a little beach town that I have been to several times for women's retreat for church. There are awesome memories for me there. Well during one of my retreats I stumbled across this little store owned by a retired couple. It has vintage everything! Postcards, ephemera, glass, gadgets, and French and specialty ribbon! The first picture shows some of the scrap ribbon packs she sells for a dollar! Oh My Gosh! and some other ribbons I picked out. I try to get things I don't see around here when I go.

This next picture shows more of my ribbon. Pink and brown, turquoise and brown, pink with "Mon Amie" on it, lavender striped, fleur di lis in pink and black and an old vintage lace card with two kinds of vintage ribbon on it!

The next two pictures are of fabric scraps we got in Arroyo Grande. These were $5.00per bag. We got two bags. The fabric is high quality apolstery and brocade fabrics...

THese next pictures are of some more awesome fabrics we got in Morro Bay. A place called "The Cotton Ball". I have been going there for years! I always shop the remnants baskets. They have a huge selection! We just love it.

These are all the shells we got at Morro Bay. They are so cool. I am gonna embellish some of them and the rest are going in my new bathroom.

And last, but not least...while we were in San Luis Obispo shopping (of course) I went to another favorite store called Paper Sky. I got these cute little envies and ribbon. The bird nest came from Cambria.

Well, I can't wait to use some of my new goodies. I am gonna make some ribbon flowers and fabric flowers too. So stay cool, God Bless, and create something fun! Becs

Home from the Beach and back into the HEAT!

This is the lovely view from our room all week in Avila Beach. It was so cool, the breeze everyday and then listening to the ocean every night! It was so relaxing! It never got above 70 degrees the whole time we were there. I ate fresh fish and clam chowder, went to all of my favorite places and slept. Family and friends joined us during the week, it was great!

I missed my bubba terribly though and I understand he was mad and didn't eat much. Since I have been home, I have not left his sight! What a great feeling to be loved so unconditionally....

I have some pictures to take of some of my goodies I bought....ribbon, shells, fabric... and I will p ost them later.

I had some time to work in Photo Shop and made a few collages

God Bless and have fun creating! Becs