Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tag - you're it!

These past few weeks have flown by with magical and fun events.  I am working on the blog posts to share.  In the meantime, some bloggy fun . . .

I have been tagged!  Tagged by sweet AndiBee at Brown Bee Studio.  Thank you AndiBee for some bloggy fun!

The instructions are:

         1. Post the button.

         2. Tell 10 things about yourself.

         3. Tag 5 bloggity sugahs you'd like to know some fun facts about.

1. When I sew, I have to sew barefoot.  Weird, but true - better control over the presser foot.

2.  Cats and dogs, I love them both.  Hence, "a dog person" or "a cat person" doesn't apply to me.  A "fur baby" person sounds more accurate.

3.  I am a Georgia girl with roots in Lousiana, a peachy crawfish of sorts.

4.  As a kid, I would make furniture and clothing for my dolls from random things I found around the house.  Sometimes, to the chagrin of my parents.

5.  I love the 1940's era - the music, the fashion . . . all of it.

6.  Both coffee and tea for me - although, I tend to drink coffee the most.

7.  Can a girl be a collector of shoes?  When I wore out my favorite leopard mules, I purchased another pair and maybe have worn them once or twice.  Sometimes I take them out, adore them and place them back in the box.

8.  One day I would love to have a cottage by the sea - ocean air is good for the soul.

9.  I tried to surf once . . . . once.  I think I would have benefited from some lessons but I was head strong and determined to just "go for it".  Some things never change.

10.   I would rather have sour candy, like Hot Tamales, then chocolate.  Yes, I know this may be shocking to my chocolate loving friends, lol.

I am tagging these sweet sugahs!  It will be fun to learn more about them.  :D

             Tracy at Creative Cure

              Nancy Maxwell James at Sugar Lump Studios

              Sylvia at A Pink Heaven

              Lisa Campbell at Dollies Daughter

             Grace at Pink In The City

One of the joys of blogging is discovering all of the neat people and wonderful things out in blogland.  Please stop by and visit each girl and show them some bloggy love!

Thanks for stopping by sweet friends.  Have a great weekend!  xo's ~ Heidi

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I have been keeping a secret.

A while ago, I saw an invitation to contribute a project to Creating Vintage Charm magazine for their fall issue.  With a menagerie of tart tins, crochet and glitter, I decided to cast a spell for tutorial on how to create a vintage inspired Halloween ornament and submit it to the magazine.

I am so excited to say they decided to publish it!
It is such an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to this beautiful publication.

The stern lady image was found on The Graphics Fairy blog.

For a simple Halloween tree, I gathered some branches from our back yard and nestled them in an ironstone pitcher with some champagne tulle.  I think I may utilize this tree again for Thanksgiving.

Please check out Creating Vintage Charm's beautiful publication and all of the inspiring artists and designers within HERE

Wishing you a magical fall season ~ xo's ~ Heidi

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fairytale Cottage Condos

One of the swaps for the Once Upon A Dream art event was a fairy house.
Inspired by a bird house I found, I decided a fairy cottage condo would be fun to work on.

Of course, it would be a cottage made of bits and bobs found along a fairy path.

The first cottage condo was made using vintage ledger paper, crepe paper and vintage millinery.
I loved the sparkly knobs too!

Each cottage condo had an address (number) cut from the bottom of a book page.
I did not get a close pic of the numbers.

The second cottage condo was adorned with vintage lace, ribbons, vintage button and a splash of rhinestone.
Fairies like things that sparkle you know.

The third fairy cottage condo was covered with a dictionary page, German dresden scrap, hand tatted lace and a sparkly bauble.

I had such a wonderful time with my fairy friends!
I can wait to show you more pics of our fairytale weekend!

xo's ~ Heidi