Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh my Oh my I loved hearing about Heather Bullard's newest adventure she is a Major contributor to a new wonderful magazine called FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine I adore her blog, her style, her sense of beauty in vintage and how she adapts it to modern life Past Present stop over for a little view. The news doesn't stop there Mathew Mead is a Major player in this adventure. I first learned about him on Kari Ranstrom's blog last year for Halloween and I had to get his book. It is a Family Favorite~ BTW (by the way) she's having a give away go check it out!
Guess what? Yes another giveaway! It must be the season! hehe!
SO FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine is having a give away! So I am entering twice why don't you?
cute little button too! .
I really must figure out how to get these bloggy things all done badges,lists, pretties... you all don't have a source do you? is there a book out seems to me there was something I'll have to hop around..

See you again soon

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Halloween Adventure!

Yahoo! I love HALLOWEEN!
Ms Vanessa Valencia is hosting a Halloween Celebration Oct 17!
I am so excited to be apart of it!
I have many ideas still haunting my head from
years past! The lovely laser stenciled haunted haus from a local artist waiting be be on a spooky garland. The MARTHA Stewart's mini pumpkin chandelier from ages ago.
One of those hollowed out white pumpkins with spookiness inside.
Not too scary I like the whimsy side more especially with my little ones. who wants to be creeped out. Definitely by your parents! I can't even take them into MICHEAL'S craft store now! Well I'll say I stopped last month due to the gruesome animated creatures. NOT one of my children likes it. I have to go in and avoid 1/2 the store or just go with out them(very very rare). Oh I digress on to the what I have haunting me creatively!
Many new little captured witchies. I made one for the 1st Sinister Sweet swap and then for the blog. These are a pair I had on see tutorial I did last year for Kari Ranstrom ArtsyMama here on flickr Kari has a lovely BLOG YEAR OF COLOR just for all of us artist learning from other FABULOUS ARTISANS. She is hosting this years Sinister Sweet swap there
I also will love making these sweeties.
I made them for an old group of mine ArtErratica hosted by Melissa McCobb-Hubblle is a Fabulous artist who is a contributor to Sommerset as well as for the new look of

JOLI PAQUET I just found out about that today!
Looks to be super cute! Great artists!
Look what a little blog hopping will lead you!

So I am wishing you WELL My Dearys I must fade back into the Tactile world get on my PODA(Parade of daily activities)(an acronym from



Friday, August 21, 2009

2 YUMMY GIVEAWAYS Birthdays and Antiques

Well I've been off blogging for a while with summer in full swing 4 little ones and now school just beging to start I'm in denial I want summer to last a bit more 2 weeks please. In actuallity, it' is just 2 days for the big ones and 2 weeks for the littles. Since i've been off I have been missing some fab give aways and I am jumping in as usual. I want to let you know about them and ofcourse helps me to win??? Still I need to spread the LOVE.

I'm still trying to figure out all this linking and such. None the less I adore this site of Melissa from the inspired room. She is having a rare antique giveaway!
I am jumping in at the end but at least i'm jumping in!

GO and leave a comment view the yummies you wont regret it! I'm not sure about linking so I'm typing this in.

The 2nd Give away is a Happy Birthday to Jan at Polka dot barn super cute blog. she too is having a lovely giveaway of vintage rhinestones and a vintage velvet beaded evening bag Don't miss out hop over and comment away! sing a little song!
We are still Birthdaying irthday- ing here too since our*little* biggies Birthdays are less than 2 weeks apart we are doing a nice treat by going to the Aquarium of the Pacific tomarrow today I HAVE TO
go to 31 flavors ice cream to get buy one adult get child free coupon. A must when places charge for little preschoolers like they do the elementry schoolers! I must say I am looking forward to how fun this will be. We've had little highlights on our staycation. This is sure to be one of them. The *little* biggies will get a special Shark tour.
This is like the old summers of long ago used to be. Not so Daycamped,Bahama,Rving for the whole summer. Nice easy stretches of sprinklers, Beaching (10 min trip), Library, with art programs/engineering programs sprinkled in.
I'll be back with a review of summer and a sweet jewlery box I made for my big girl.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I am your Hostess Stacy the Mad Hatter. Here I am with some of my lovelies.
Come in now, enjoy.
Oh Ladies Ladies Welcome! Have some wonderful lavender Lemonade. Did you see the Rabbit?

He's Terribly Late! More of our Lovely Guests are showing up

Please take a look around. Can you Spy the Cheshire cat?

Some tea? Why don't you try the Swiss organic herb and wild flower tea My charming friend "K" brought me back from her adventures. If you wish we have Blueberry and Peppermint tea as well. I have Honey Comb and Sugar a lovely bird lemon juicer (I was just gifted) and cream.
Oh Here's the Tea~ Yes Blueberry Scones,Jam of course (beware of the mouse). Some Fresh Devonshire Cream? Oh I am trying out this receipe of Lavender bread I have inside Creme Fresh and Lemon Curd. The heart shaped cinnamon bread are marscapone and strawberries.
My sister's Pumpkin
Cream puffs in Phyllo.

Oh I am a bit tinged with hunger lets move on to the Sandwhiches shall we?

We have Tyler Florence's Baked Brie Prociotto and Apple butter Sandwhiches also.

Curry chicken, tomato with cilantro lemon butter, roast beef with a bluecheese lemon spread, Curry and cheddar with cream cheese, Lovely Pasta, Carrot and three bean salads.

Oh my seconds? okay! O I do say I am the mad hatter wont you please choose a hat to wear?

I have made Several for you to choose from Oh you've incorporated your own style by using the Ostrich feathers! Cleaver!

I am ready for Dessert! Lets See macaroons,lady fingers,marbled chocolate cookies, sugar cookies fresh baked from farmers market, lemon cakes

Thank you So much for dropping by love to you Darling!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oh Mad Hatter

I am excited about Vanessa Valencia's Mad tea party! I had my Mad hatter's tea party for my Alum of our MOM"S club in April! Total total blast.

I thought that I need to post this now as apposed to Never! It's just never going to S L O W down with 4 young children including 3yo twins. I am in such utter awe in women like AnneDenise Anderson of Whim and Fancy Designs
go and Check out surprise luau graduation she created for her daughter. She has 5 kiddos!I also admire HOLLY of Holly doodle designs
! She has two little ones while doing so much. She is so generous and kind!

Inserting Eye candy from Wendy of sleepingdog studios
and bendywho
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I love Etsy! Such a TERRIFIC resource for Artists! This is a little purchase I made and was playing around with while the children were otherwise occupied. Literally a stolen moment..that is my TO DO list it's on! HEHEHE!
I'll See you Saturday with Hat on!
Stacy~Creativemuse I have been trying for 24 hrs to "LINK" so you can just click but it only worked out for the first one? I am walking away now for a Self Quieting momment....hehehe
SORRY you'll have to cut and paste to see

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May DAY!!

Tulips for Peace Swap
Originally uploaded by Creativemuse

Happy May Day!

thought you might like these ribbonwork tulips! I had made these for a PEACE swap 2 years ago....I think I need to make some just for me maybe in a lavender or pink! Happy May day I love this day we will be delivering flowers to Our Nannas and enjoying every minute of this wonderful day!
Happy MAY Day to you and yours

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fun GIveaway of Marie goodies!

Well this looks like a fun giveaway! I'm just lost in blog hopping right now

and need to get back to the kitchen/livingroom/laundry room where things are amuck! I am recovering from PARTY/Softball weekend!

softball my little one

My little 8 yo dd the major Catcher! who knew!

Mad Hatter Tea Party April 2009

It takes a bit for me I know its WEDNESDAY FOR GOODNESS SAKES. Would you belive I treated myself to a just the front of the home cleaning last friday and it's a total disater now? Really every room that was cleaned DONE totally a mess. I have to kick it into gear and get my shiney sink and 15 min declutter boogies going! If you haven't checked her out! You will love it. I think for the CREATIVE SOUL it's just what I need. Simple Routines so I have LOADs of time to PLAY!(that's whats in my mind anyway.) I'd rather Create and play than clean and declutter oh yea and play on the computer shop read okay anything really. Don't get me wrong I do like a spotless home but who has the time? and did I mention ours is almost 60 years old?(there's no keeping out the dust). opps I hear a hoppy ball bouncing and something metal? glass? glass and metal? twins 6 and 8 busy right now! Oh thank goodness nap time comingsoon!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Perfection is worth the wait >>>>Vintage Valentine itty bitty book swap

WOWIE I am so excited I have been holding off blogging see previous post.
My friend Mary ann Mckeeting from and host of where we the members make pages and she the hostess with the mostest makes front back and some middle pages then binds them and always sends sweet sentiments and goodies with our finished books. I adore these itty bitty books they are like art. Please join me in viewing Maryann's Slide creation of the itty bitty book swap titled Vintage Valentine

don't you just love this such talented artist~
I've done 3 more of these recently I'll post pictures of my contributions of the itty bitty Spring, Green and Vintage Birthday!
I'm off to finish dinner's taken me a while to post this!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fresh Eggs and a Fresh Day

I have been remiss in posting to my new blog. I am a Somewhat Perfectionist...meaning only certain things have be perfect and I can bend with the breeze for other things. My example you ask? The last blog post is sitting here so lonely due to the fact that the Perfectionist in me wants the Consecutive progression of here is the before itty bitty and here is the after. Well this has back logged all of the wonderful things I want to share with you. All of these othere talented wonderful giving artists that have to do with Valentines day! YIKES!!! The Perfectionist is still ruling the roost for a little bit but I get to squeeze this in...

Fresh Eggs from our Cochin Hens

So for now until I get the right photo it is Fresh Eggs and a Fresh Day. I am so greatful for a Fresh Day. It can start anytime of the day. The decision to Start Fresh, have a mulligan(golf term),Renew your spirit it happens in an instant. I am finding more and more it's my ablity to focus on my outcome and work through the veil I am under to find what I AM GRATEFUL FOR. I LOVE MY LIFE AND LIFE LOVES ME. Listing what I am grateful for always helps me turn things around. I am trying to teach that to my children. It will be a long journey and one I will relish and delight in. Have a Fresh egg along with your renewed FreshDay...sending you love my friends...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

vintage valentines itty bitty book swap before embellishing

vintage valentines itty bitty book swap before embellishing
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This is my vintage valentines itty bitty book swap the before picture I'll show you the after when this sweet little book arrives for some wonderful photos of the most recent pages visit Maryanne McKeating at follow your bliss
I have used a valentines I made last year as the base the newly wedded couple with lace and love around them. I then added a photo of a rose in my garden...4th of July to the right hand corner, with sweet photocopied ephemera from my collection roses and the little children. the words"will you be my queen of Hearts?" are from a newly found vintage valentines from the 1930's. I was so excited to find this stash. I thought I only had postcards and hadn't realized there were many valentines in this little cigar box!