Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day 2015

I'm all ready for St. Patrick's Day. Not a drop of Irish blood in me, but I do enjoy the Irish culture and I adore the color green. I've placed a lovely green and white Hanky Dress along with an ivy heart I made into a shadow box. This is a great way to display your Hanky Dresses because you can just switch them out to fit the season. You'll being seeing my new shadow box a lot. It made it's debut at the Valentine's Day Boutique Sale with a a very special red and white Hanky Dress.
Anyone can have a hanky bouquet like the one shown here. I've gathered up a few of my favorites to create this one. Take each hanky by the center to form a cone. Group them all together in a pleasing manner and stuff into a pretty vase. Hint - if you want your shamrock's to look their best, put the right side to the inside so that when you fluff them outward the right side is showing - as they are on the lower edge of this bouquet.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Green

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Green hankies make great St. Patrick's Day dresses. All of these are currently available on Etsy. You can also order a one-of-a-kind Hanky Dress made just from your from your vintage family handkerchief.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring Door Hangers

I've really been into this cone thing and it's many applications for a little over a year now. I am also big on door hangers. 

Then recently I started a Pinterest Board for burlap crafts I came across. Here is a link to that, if you are into the burlap craze too - https://www.pinterest.com/HankyDressLady/burlap/  

Then one day all these interests merged and I started making and perfecting these burlap door hangers. I started by making some for Valentine's Day using fresh baby's breath. The burlap cones are equipped with floral water tubes.





As bridal decorations these burlap cones would make perfect pew hangers. Or, how about sprucing up a burlap wedding banner with one of these burlap cones on either end!

Put water in tube for fresh flowers.


Here are the new Spring door hangers that I just completed using faux flowers. As you can see, they would also look nice displayed on a wall hook, a door knob, a cabinet knob, or simply a nail on the wall.


So there you have it - my personal contribution to the burlap craze. Each one is a little different; incorporating some sparkling ribbon or old lace and then appropriately frayed for individual character. They are currently available for purchase at the Willow Artisans Market in downtown Littleton. I hope to have some in my Etsy shop soon, too.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine Boutique Sale

Just wanted to share a few photos with you from the show. We took all these before the madness began. Saturday was one crazy busy day! Kathy, who organized and put the show together in her home, did such a great job. She was such a gracious host and everything ran so smoothly. 
Thank you Kathy for all your efforts!

Group shot of all the vendors.
This is Grace - our youngest vendor. 
Everybody brought some homemade sweets.
That's Kathy our fearless organizer in the background.








Here is a shot of my Hanky Dress and Hearts display

Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Boutique

I'm busy working on new items for this quaint home boutique sale.
Hope you'll mark your calendar and plan to stop by!

We've set up a Pinterest Board where you can find information about all the participating vendors and some other fun Valentine's Day ideas for you.   Just Click to See





Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas 2014







Just a few pictures from around my house this Christmas. 
Along with it comes a little wish from my house to yours for a very blessed Christmas Season.


A couple of my Winter Wizards
Just Hanging Around

The little porcelain figurines were all purchased at Oh So Charming

My mantle isn't done yet. But, I decorated it anyway.

That lovely "Noel Pillow" came from Vandel Antiques

And...these special guys are a part of our decor every Christmas.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Hanky Dress

I made this dress earlier in the year for a customer. I thought you might like to see it now that it tis the season. I would guess this is about a 1950's or 60's vintage handkerchief. It is cotton with an overcast scalloped edge. I found a sweet little glass button that was just perfect and added a satin ribbon around the waist.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Garden Tomatoes

What an abundant garden I had this year. Just amazing! I had a bumper crop of all my tomatoes. Here is the list of the heirlooms I started all from seed: Italian, Yugoslavian, Amish Paste, Black Krim, Black Tula, Gold Medal Winner and Nebraska Wedding. I also grew a red cherry, yellow cherry, Lemon Boy, Big Boy, and a Beefsteak.

Here are some of my tomatoes being hardened off.

And this is how tall they get.
 My heirlooms grow 5- 6 ft tall.
 I plant one morning glory with each one just to be pretty.





Yugoslavian Tomatoes


Nebraska Wedding Tomatoes


I canned juice, froze sauces and salsas, and tried sun dried tomatoes this year for the first time. Sun dried tomatoes is something I want to do again. They are delicious. My hubby built me some new tomato cages this year that I really liked using. They worked much better than anything I have had in the past.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Littleton Twilight Criterium Bike Race

I feel so blessed to live in Littleton, Colorado! Just look at that view down Main Street with the shadow of the mountains in the background. These photos were taken on August 9, 2014. It was a lovely summer afternoon and evening for the bike races. The Criterium served as the Colorado State Championships for USA Cycling. More than 500 racers participated. They reached speeds of up to 40 mph. This event was held during Western Welcome Week. I took bunches of photos - enjoy a few of my best.









Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Flowers

Here a few of my summer flowers from the 2014 season. Those were volunteer sunflowers and I planted the cosmos. They turned out to be a pretty combination and grew quite tall.

Sunflowers and Cosmos

Close up of Snowballs

Pink Shasta Daisies