Delicate Vintage Fleurs

vintage netting blooms
I am tempted to pick these apart and make them into new things. I will leave them alone for now and admire these little beauties as-is.


Poppytalk Handmade

Starting Monday April 14th, I'll have a "table" at the online Poppytalk Handmade Market. Featured, wil be a mix of corsages, with "Mothers' Day" in mind.

Poppytalk Handmade is a curated monthly online street market showcasing handmade work by artists and designers from around the world. There will be lots of interesting crafty folks selling their goods, so please stop by for a visit.


Lots of New

a new batch of paper fancies

pink bird, green feathers
I've got a big batch of paper fancies going up on etsy today. I'll be a featured seller on Popptalk Handmade starting next Monday, so I'll be busy this week getting my shop nice and full.


A Flea Market Find

stamens galore !
I scored oodles of vintage flower stamens today at the Sand Point Flea Market. I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I was to find these beauties.



A roll of paper becomes a pile of petals, then a handful of flowers. The blooms are dipped in wax and wait to be assembled into a corsage, bouttoniere or bouquet.

Paper Lanterns

paper lanterns


Woodland Series

bunny and mushroom woodland bouttoniere
Now on Etsy

In the Hobbies Room

Bird wall in the hobbies room.

On the north wall of the hobbies room, the faux birds perch on pillows.


Ribbon Room

Recent acquisitions from the "ribbon room" at Nancy's Sewing Basket. Have you been? It's heavenly. It's dangerous. They offer a lovely range of styles and colors, both vintage and new.


Deer, Oh Deer

oh deer, oh deer
oh deer, oh deer, oh deer...
Parts for the paper fancies.