Sunday, October 23, 2011

Texas Friends

Many of you know that I live kn Mississippi now.  But I lived in the Austin, Texas area for 30 years and went to college in Texas for 4 years before that.  I have family and friends still living there.  So I have roots in Texas.  When I discovered the Texas Friends Team only required that you love Texas, not live there, I was quick to join.

One of the first people I met from that team was Carol, from AustinLeighDesigns  She creates gorgeous jewelry such as these earrings!

Pink Orchid Flower Earrings Sterling Silver

Beth, from BerryBlueCreations, is the captain of this team.  I love her big floppy hats, like this one.

Island Paradise Floppy  Sun Hat

I love fused glass, and Peggy, from IIntoTheLight Creations makes some beautiful things.  And check out her shop for a sale going on!!!

Shades of Pink & Purple -- Large Dichroic Fused Glass Cross Pendant (Item 10033-PC) It's amazing to me how a simple cross can be created in so many different ways.

BooBooZoo Creates items to help with pain relief!!!  They are both fun and functional!

 BooBoo Bag Hot and Cold Rice pack  Donny the Dino BooBoo Bag  Lots of other cute and functional things in her shop!

CorkyCrafts is proof that wonderful things can be made from humble items.  I would never have imained all the things one could do with corks!!!

 horse ornament/bottle tag/gift tag team colors also available  Too cute!!!

These are only a few of my team mates in this friendly team.  For more items, search Txfriends team in your Etsy search!

Blessings and Peace,

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Judy Nolan is the owner of the Etsy shop MrPenQuin. Who is Mr. PenQuin?  The answer is on her Etsy profile.

"What's the story behind MisterPenQuin? When my husband and I first got married, he was in the Navy, and we were often many miles apart, at times with an ocean between us. This was before e-mail and cell phone conversations were possible, so my husband became a good letter writer. He signed all of his letters with a little penguin wearing a top hat, known as Mister PenQuin. So, now you know the story!"

According to Judy's shop announcement, Mr PenQuin features unique papercrafted gifts and accents that help you to be more organized and encourage self expression.  Recently, Judy has been combining her loves of papercrafting with her love for yarn and felting projects to bring her "Inspiration Books."
 These books are lovely works of art with removable pages so you can use your lovely covers over and over.  

Inspiration book, post bound blank journal, felted wool covers, write - sketch - doodle - photos, pink, mint green, gold, lavender  Inspiration book, post bound blank journal, felted wool covers, write - sketch - doodle - photos, turquoise - blue - green
Inspiration Book                                               Blue Inspiration Book

Inspiration book, post bound blank journal, felted wool covers, write - sketch - doodle - photos, green - gold - brown   Inspiration book, post bound blank journal, felted wool covers, write - sketch - doodle - photos, forest green - purple - lavender
Green Inspiration Book                          Inspiration Book in Lavenders

Judy also features Brag books and her new Gratitude Books, perfect for the Thanksgiving season!!

Gratitude book, spiral bound, Thanksgiving table, count your blessings, 100 pages, orange, brown,
Gratitude Book

Visit MrPenQuin  for your special books.  A perfect gift for someone special.

Blessings and Peace,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Meet Oscar the Little Owl. He is ceramic and was slip cast. He's been painted with acrylic paints and sealed with an acrylic sealer for protection. Look for him in my Etsy shop.

Blessings and Peace,
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

PickleBerry Trifles

Judi, owner of PickleBerry Trifles, says that she lives in a world of ideas.  And I believe that to be true.  Judi's new shop is a wonder of creativity and beauty.  Her popular bib necklaces are unique and lovely.

Flower Bib Statement Necklace in Nostalgic Violet and Mulberry    Flower Bib Statement Necklace, Ruby and Black Sing the Blues Flower Bib Statement Necklace
Flower Bib Statement Necklace     Necklace in Ruby and Black         Sing The Blues Flower Bib

These lovely necklaces would be perfect for holiday wear and would dress up that little black dress to make a stunning ensemble.

Imagine how these gorgeous brooches would make a dress look.
Flower Pin Brooch Corsage, Romantic Coral   Flower Pin, Brooch, Corsage in Turquoise and Teal
Romantic Coral Brooch                   Turquoise and Teal Brooch

And my personal favorite, these lovely earrings.          

Vintage Lace Beaded Earrings, Peacock Wings
Vintage Lace Beaded Earrings

You can also find Judi at Vintage Legacy Studio and Pocket Comfort

Greeting Card, Art Quilt Print, Mixed Media - Trust
Greeting Card Art Quilt Print

You won't be disappointed when you visit any of Judi's shops!

Blessings and Peace,