Sunday, June 29, 2008

What a wonderful party!

Congratulations to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for over 200 blog entries.
I am looking forward to the next 200!
We had a wonderful time here celebrating your success.
And I really enjoyed stopping by all the other parties and partaking in the fun there as well!

Here's a little peek at how we celebrated!
The table was set....
The tea was brewed....

The food was prepared....
The miniature guests arrived....

Skippy was all dolled up....and so was I (but someone had to take the pictures!)
All we had to do was wait for our not so miniature, but still very darling, friends to arrive!
We all had a wonderful time sipping tea and noshing the goodies...we laughed and talked and laughed some more. It was a wonderful afternoon.
I hope everyone enjoyed their parties as much as I enjoyed mine.
Congratulations again Vanessa, here's to 200 more!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Party Preparations!

~Things are in full swing here~
Cakes are cooling and waiting for the frosting and the tea is brewing.
Skippy and I will be getting all dolled up and our guests will be here soon!
more to come.............

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

so much to say and no time to say it....

There is so much that has been going on!
Bread being baked - thrift store goodies - preparing for the teaparty on Saturday - painting - jeweling.....I have so much to share~!
But, alas, it will have to wait...I am just not in the blogland state of mind....
I will be back soon!

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Adventures of Skippito Bandito

Someone has been jealous of my blogging. He has been wanting a blog of his now he has one!
Please visit Skippy on his blog
See you there!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Day at the Museum

I spent a wonderful afternoon at the Phoenix Art Museum with two great friends, Jeremy just in from Montana and Jen (check out her Etsy shop, she makes those lampwork beads!).
It's free every Tuesday after 3pm my fellow Phoenicians, get out there and get cultured!
We saw so much great stuff~
And I have the pictures to prove it!

I took about 100 pictures, how do I pick just a few for the blog???

I guess I pick my favorites!
Here we go!

The Mermaid
If you look just to the left of her face you will see her friend, just love it!

I love the wings on this one and the pink sleeves.

The most haunted bride I have ever seen....

Shells! There is the daintiest of dragonflys off to the left in this picture.

Something about her face...a hint of a smile and those eyes just draw me in.

I just realized all these pictures were taken in just one of the galleries in the museum...let me add a few other pictures from other galleries for more of a taste!

Philip Curtis...

he had so many funky amazing pieces. I am definitely going to need to spend some more time checking him out!

The fashion room was very cool. Unfortunately we were not allowed to photograph many of the designs...but I LOVE this skirt.
This was pretty cool, its actually the remains of a building that was struck my lightning and burned.
Just plain creepy, but so colorful!
Ahhh, the minitures room. This was so much fun! Unfortunately there was so much glare it was hard to get good photos of all the mini rooms.
But this one is my dream bedroom.
I was going to tease Romy and tell her this was the new dollhouse I put together!
What a great way to spend the afternoon!

Friday, June 13, 2008


I hope this word will be uttered when this little gift is given....

Introducing a very wonderful stool indeed!
Made especially for a sweet little elfin we call Vanessa...
Her very own

It comes complete with...
Pretty flowers!
Hope you like it little girl!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dolls and Canvas and Parties, oh my!

Well the paper mache doll is coming along slowly but surely!

Here is the latest:

She is all covered in PaperClay and her fleshy parts are fleshy colored!
I think I am intimidated by the hair and face...
But I will get there!
I have some fun ideas for her clothes as well..
But that is a secret until I figure it all out!
I have also just about finished my next canvas:
Spring has Sprung
This one is a big one~ 18X24!

There are acrylic branches and a paper and ribbon nest and fabric and button flowers!
Too cute!
This one should be up on Etsy very soon!

I will also be putting up another canvas that I did a long time back.
It is an 8x10 canvas.



There is some blog fun coming up soon!!!!!

Vanessa Valencia is coming up on her 200th post on A Fanciful Twist and will be web hosting a Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Here is how it works:

1) You get yourself all dolled up in your party finest, the crazier the better!

2) Whip up some tea time goodies, whatever you fancy!

3) Decorate your space, be it table or room or backyard!

4) Take photos and post them on your blog.

Let Vanessa know you are coming so that she can add your blog to her post and everyone can come check you out!

Its going to be so much fun, I can't wait!

Thanks for the fun party Vanessa!!!

see you all soon!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

More fun for me!

What a great sunday!
Sweetie and I ran errands, had lunch and then sat down for some good ol' fashion craftin'!

I decided it was time to make the paper mache dolls I have been thinking about for ages.

With a little help from Somerset Workshop

Julie Bergmann

for inspiration and beginner directions, the work has begun!

Once the Celluclay dries its time to put on the Paperclay and get her painted and accessorized!
I can't wait to see how this little darling turns out~
If all goes well we may see a few of these in the shop!
Messy and fun ~ My favorite combination!

Sweetie had his own project...all I know is that there was spray painting and filing and painting with a teeny tiny paintbrush!


Another canvas is complete!!!


She too has a home ~ lucky girl!
My mind is filled with more canvas ideas, so there will be more to come!

A great big thank you to Tressa at Fabriculture for letting the Craft Mafia use her new space downtown for First Friday.
Here is Blossom Shop all set up!

Tressa will be opening her new shop
at 718 North 4th Street in Phoenix on the 4th of July.
Can't wait to see the shop when it's ready for its Grand Opening!
I'll be back tomorrow with the next step in the paper mache process!
Cross your fingers for me!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

First Friday in Fenix (Phoenix)

ok all you Phoenicians!
The weather has been amazing and the evenings are even more magical!

Its time to get outside and be where the people are.

This Friday night I will be participating in my first First Friday downtown.

Please come by and visit Blossom Shop and my Phoenix Craft Mafia crew at 4th and McKinley from 6 to 10pm this Friday the 6th of June.
Can't wait to see you there!!