Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Newest Ring Pillow For a Wonderful Bride

I recently had the pleasure of working with a lovely bride named Christine who will be marrying her English fiance Steve in October in California. Christine was a pleasure to work with and i loved collaborating with her. Her wedding colors are ivory and burgundy so I incorporated the burgundy into the flowers and ribbons on her ring pillow. I patterned the bridal gown after Christine's with a lace overlay and a long veil with lace trim. The groom is wearing an ivory tie and vest. Rosie, the couple's chocolate lab, wanted to get into the act so we included her and I tied in a central piano theme with the little piano charm hanging from Rosie
s collar (the bride is a pianist and they are having a piano sit in the middle of their reception so any of the many musical guests can sit down and play at will). The reception site is Spanish meditteranean with lots and lots of flowers so I decided to mimic the ivory stucco arches and add a garland of flowers to the top. Just want to wish Christine and Steve many years of health and happiness and thank them for letting me be a part of this wonderful celebration!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New things in my Shop!

I've finally gotten around to updating my shop. I'm trying to add things at different prices to give more of a range. There are children's room wall hangings, wedding banners, etc. I hope you like them!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Love love love my books!

Just had to blog about some new books I've been reading. I'm three quarters of the way through The Red Thread by Ann Hood. I just love her style of writing in general and the subject matter is so interesting to me. It follows several families as they go through the process of adopting a baby from China, interwoven with the story of why each baby was abandoned. The title refers to the belief in China that the baby destined to be yours is connected to the parent by a red thread.

Another book I'm loving is the new cookbook by New Jersey Housewife Teresa Guidice. As she would say, love love love it! :) I have to say that the veal picata is delicious!!! Who knows. Guess I am partial to another Italian jersey girl.

And I really enjoyed the book Orange is the New black by Piper Kerman about her one year in a federal prison after getting mixed up with the wrong person years earlier. Pretty interesting firsthand account!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Today I set the intention to think sweet thoughts! As such, I've decided to share one of my recent creations, "Love is sweet", and tell you about my youngest daughter's recent birthday party.

We had a great time planning Emma's seventh birthday party. We chose an old-fashioned ice cream place where everything is mini...miniature red stools and counters, black and white check floors. Very cute.

Since Emma loves all things pink, princess and fancy our theme was Fancy Nancy. All the little the girls had their nails and makeup done before walking down a red carpet runway. We had posh puppy favors and yummy marshmallow pops.

Plus, the birthday girl loved having her own tiny little cake! Thanks for letting me share this with you.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Peeking Out

Today I took a chance and contacted a couple of incredible women whose work and blogs I've secretly admired for a while now asking them to take a look at my humble beginnings. :) And I'm so happy that they've taken the time to take a peek at my little corner of the blog world and have allowed me to post links on my sidebar to their very inspiring places. So for that I thank them. I've listed a few more things in my Etsy shop...another ring pillow and baby door hangers. I hope you like them and I love feedback!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hi There!

Welcome! I'm glad you found my little corner of the world. I've absolutely loved getting a peek into other people's crafty worlds while I've been working on my little pillow project. I've gotten such insight into other people's process and I'm hoping to share a little of my own. So a bit about me...I'm self taught in my art and I've just listed the first item in my Etsy shop. This is a brand new endeavor and I'm learning my way around this blog and that shop (so please be patient with my first fumblings...I'll get better--I promise!). So what would you like to know? Way back in the nineties I had my own bridal veil business in New York City. Things were so different then but I loved working with brides. Before that, I was a magazine editor. After that, I was a stay at home mom to three amazing girls. Now I'm in awe of the Etsy and internet revolution and how it's changed small business and artistic enterprises.

So that's me and I'm glad I am here. I did it! My first post. I hope you will come back often and let me know what you think. Rita :)