Monday, September 27, 2010

Winner of French Friday Giveaway!

Congratulations JULIA of Vintage with Laces!
Please email me your address and your clipboard pouch will be on it's way to you.
parisgal56@yahoo.com





Friday, September 24, 2010

French Friday GiveAway

Yeah, it's officially Autumn! On this still warm Autumn day I welcome you to my French Friday GiveAway!

I made a small 8.5 x 6.5 in. clipboard le French pocket. Great for storing bits and bobs, paper, lace. With a vintage music sheet covering it all, you can use the back of the clipboard to write notes.











Winning name will be announced Monday, September 27th.

I plan on making more of these for my shop this weekend, as well as the Le French Inspired Supply boxes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Busy Hands

I kind of hurt my back moving my work table and ended up on the sofa with an ice pack. That didn't stop me from sewing buttons and lace onto crocheted trim pieces. I keep bags of snips and left over pieces from projects. They come in handy all the time.








French Inspired Passion Supply Boxes, Ooh La La!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Le French Friday Winner

CONGRATULATIONS COLLEEN of The Amazing Mrs. B

Your name was drawn this morning while having coffee and eating peach cobbler....mmmmm...my favorite things.

Please send me an email with your address and I will ship your winning package right away. parisgal56@yahoo.com

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm busy in my work den and it feels so good. It is so very hot here in the valley but what do I care, I have enough to keep me busy until Christmas.

Here is a peek at some items I've been working on.


Friday, September 17, 2010

French Friday GiveAway and Band of Bloggers

Bonjour my blogging friends

I love rolling these French ephemera rolls for projects and made it part of this week's giveaway.

A petite pocket card with rolled French ephemera - very simple - pleasing to fabric and paper artists alike.






I want to take this time to thank all of you for all of your wonderful comments. Some of you have asked questions that I would like to answer, so here we go:

My fabric labels are sometimes words printed on fabric paper you feed through your printer. You can purchase this paper at craft stores and that is why the words look so dark, hand stamped is much lighter on fabric.

My camera is a simple and inexpensive Nikon Coolpix L22.


Cabinet cards were photos usually taken by a professional photographer in the 1800's. They sometimes were a regular photograph applied to thick card stock. The back of these cabinet cards were often very beautiful with the names of the photographers on them.

I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. You've heard of the Band of Brothers? Well - we are the Band of Bloggers - we support each other - we help each other and we respect each other.

Winning name will be announced Sunday, Sept. 19th - Good Luck Everyone

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Adding Buttons and My Local Finds

I've been working with cabinet cards for some new journals I'm making and decided to add buttons and fabric. Some are available in my shop.









I found the baby booties, pearls and bottle, aren't they adorable, at Judy's booth at Merchant Square Antique Mall. Her booth is my favorite. To actually find her in her booth was priceless.

Monday, September 13, 2010

French Friday Winner on a Monday

Congratulations Rhonda of RhondaMum - a fabulous Etsy shop and blog. Rhonda is a true Francophile and I'm glad she is my friend.

Rhonda, your name was chosen and your little package will be on its way to you.



Here's to creating something wonderful this week! I love it that it's football season and the man of the house and our little pooch Sophie won't be standing in the doorway of my studio looking sad that I won't come out. So, yeah football! I swear a naked lady could walk by and his eyes would never leave the tv screen. So true.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

In honor of those who died September 11th

Before 7:00am we drove to Tempe, Arizona to see the dedication to all who perished on September 11th. I've driven by it many years now and haven't had the courage to actually walk among the flags that are set up in their honor. I said to Doug as we got out of the car, I don't know if I can do this. I was crying and I couldn't speak. He grabbed my hand and we walked towards this very emotional and touching dedication. These are our photos and our experience of that morning. We walked among those thousands of flags, each representing a life lost, we both cried, it was very emotional. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out for each person and their families who miss them.











Each flag had a name attached and reading them was an honor in itself.




Having seen United 93, the film, I wanted to find these names and I could not believe my eyes when I did.


Then there were the boots and bears people left.




I am hoping we all heal but never forget these every day people who died that day.
9 years later and it still hurts and I know I'm not alone when I say, I still cry.
Please have a blessed day. Rhonda