Friday, October 21, 2016

fur and diamonds...

in the process of clearing out some no longer wanted items, i came across this fabulous fur collar.  i thought i might sell it in the vintage section of my shop.  but, while it sat around waiting for me to take pictures, sudden inspiration hit.  don't you just love it when that happens?

i fiddled around with it for awhile until i figured out a way to make it work.  i paired it with a pretty vintage rhinestone button.  i seem to have an abundance of those, as i am always drawn to sparkly things in antique shops.

i added some pretty papers and turned it into a very glamorous one of a kind book.  you can find it here if this book speaks to your inner diva...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

no. 828

number 828.  yes, i'm still folding cranes.  i'm ever so slowly working my way towards 1000.  if you've read this blog for awhile, you'll know that i have been doing this for 5 years or so.  and that i don't give up.  i never give up.  

i've been rather quiet, i know.  it's been a different sort of year.  one that has required some soul-searching.  and that's not the sort of thing that can be shared.

i just got back from a "leaf bopping" trip to upstate New York.  it's so beautiful there in the fall and i haven't been there in the fall since we moved to Virginia 11 years ago.  it was just my beloved and me and it was quite relaxing.  we had a very nice visit with our family.  and a lot of nature time.  we hit it just right...the leaves were at their peak...oh, the colors!  and the weather was simply lovely.  we spent most of our days outside soaking up the warm sun and enjoying the leaves and the water and of course, apples.  we brought back two big bags of apples and i am dreaming about apple crisp right this minute.  i may have to make that happen when i am finished here.
 just before i left, i had all of my hair chopped off into a cute pixie cut.  i'm not very good at you will have to imagine it for now.  i love is sooooo easy!.  i have received many compliments on it from family and strangers as well.  quite a few women have told me how much they love my hair.  i think they are secretly wishing that they can be brave enough to try this.  i know because i wanted to do this for a long time and i finally got brave enough to try it.

today i am home, unpacking and doing laundry and taking pictures for my shop.  i finished a fun book that i will show you sometime this week.
  just wanted to say hi... i hope you are having a lovely autumn...