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I 'm wife, a mother , a daughter, a sister,a friend,a crazy faerie loving, art creating, born in England living in the states, blond hair blue eyed, tea drinking, mixed media, atc swapper, digital artist, blogger ,Facebook, reader, writer, old movie watcher, paper addicted, high heel lover, dog owner,cupcake eater, creatively eccentric.. party hat wearer. Welcome to my blog. Where I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Hugs Wendy

Monday, December 31, 2012

happy new year

Wishing a happy new year 
hugs Wendy

Secret Santa

 Secret Santa left TWO goodie filled boxes at my house over the holidays .... One from Peace lots of christmas theme treasures   

 and the other from Kimberly filled with vintage goodies to play with. 

Thank you to both of my Santa's  your boxes fill me with such enjoy... 

I can share now the boxes I sent out 

 This one was to Wendy who, I know loves steampunk 

 And this one was for Linda 

Something to crow about

Out today new funky dress up kit from Nancy at crowabout studios


I also used kits from Tumble fish studios and Marta van Eck

So  what  do you think......Does the star make me look fat or not ?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


May the spirit of christmas bring you peace,
 The gladness of Christmas give you hope.
The warmth of christmas grant you love.
~ Author unknown~

Wishing you a Merry and Bright christmas and a Peaceful New Year 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

To replace or not to replace....? that is the question

Last weekend  while at my local Antique mall.   I found a vintage doll. A frozen Charlotte doll ..  She had no price on her and so I walked up to ask at the counter ..  I wasn't expecting her to be in my price range  but I asked anyway .... I was thinking she bound to be seventy five to hundred dollar  ONLY to be told that she was fifteen dollar  . Yes you read that, right! fifteen dollars!!!!! 

 This dealer obviously didn't know what he had....Antique German China Doll

circa 19th Century.
 I had to stop myself from doing my happy dance in the middle of the store. Mr H who was with me could believe what I had found.  

Anyway one of her arms was coming loose, so today I gently took off her dress which also looks original and so is the body, legs and arms stuffed with sawdust.  

So very carefully I started to sow back her china arm but she's old  hundred years or so and the cotton body is started to wear ..... I doubt  she last another hundred years with that body. So the question is.... Do I make a new one for her or leave her as is? 

  I didn't buy her to sell but for my pleasure .... I still can't believe I found her.  I love thinking about what she would say to me if she could talk.  Who owned her before?  As it's so close to christmas I wondered was she brought of a young girl as a christmas present? 

As she was made in Germany   Did her Daddy bring her home from the war?

UnDer GlAsS

 I was itching to pull out the soldering iron and make some more soldered matchboxes...  the snow men are paper clay although maybe soldering in winter is NOT my best idea ... I was freezing  because I have to have the window open so I don't breathe in the toxic flumes.. but I think the frozen toes were worth it.  Don't you?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


 It's is dull and cold and the only thing you can do on a day like this is sit in front of the fire to stay warm or stay busy rushing around . I spent the day rushing and playing in the studio making pretty angels.... 

  The images are from Tumble fish studios  from two kits  Christmas Jungue and Winged splendor.

 The snowflakes and wings are from Walmart 


Christmas waves a magic wand over the world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful ~
Norman Vincent Peale 

more ornaments from the 12 days of christmas workshop

 I'm living in the dark as I took all the light bulbs from the lamps to make the next ornament in the 12 days of christmas workshop... a nesting doll or.... Matryoshka doll  
  Something very different for me , painting again... the one in the tutorial was faceless ...  I added a face and of course a touch of whimsy with the paper butterfly...No glitter yet but the day is still young LOL!   

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pack a christmas suitcase

I have had this suitcase sitting at the bottom of my bed for ages . I didn't know what I wanted to do with it yet 

The inspiration hadn't stuck but yesterday while on Pinerest I saw a suitcase with a christmas display by Jen Rizzo http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/2011/12/welcome-to-virtual-holiday-house-walk.html

 OMG!  Yes I can do that...  


You know how sometimes things just fall in to place  I made a quick trip to Target and  I found the house.
 The whole display just came together after that.
The inside of the suitcase isn't that pretty  so I added the lace and wreath ... the house,family photos and granny's gloves and pearls and pretty pastel colored baubles on the tree  and  glittered snowflakes adds to the magic. 

I want to leave it up all year round  Mm mm ! maybe I could add birds , nests  and eggs for a Easter themed suitcase , now there's a idea 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day two of the 12 days of christmas ornament workshop

Today I made this with the help of the wonderful class from Margie Romney-Aslett .


A mini canvas ornament  ...
 My shabby tree is looking fabulous.

 The link to the workshops http://christytomlinson.typepad.com/christytomlinson/2012-twelve-artsy-ornaments-of-christmas.html

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

cakes full of sweetness

 A Christmas cake slice is normal full of fruit and nuts and really to tell the truth I don't like it  but the christmas cake slices from  Peace , Lorraine and Tabitha are the best kind sugary sweet , pretty and best of all...... calorie free. 

This is from Peace , and she filled it not with cream  but wonderful crafting goodies. 
 This next one is from Lorraine.... she gave me a sugar plum fairy  look isn't she just darling in her purple dress. 
super delicious goodies too ..... I'm one lucky lady. 
and lastly Tabitha's cake slice looks look enough to eat  and who's not drooling at the goodies. 

These are the ones I made  ... for Peace 
for Loraine 

and for Tabitha 

and here are the goodies inside. 
 Thank you to Peace , Lorraine and Tabitha for swapping with me 

Day one of the 12 days of ornaments

I 'm having so much fun doing the 12 days of ornaments workshops hosted by Christy Tomlinson .. link on my side bar if you'll like to join in or here http://christytomlinson.typepad.com/christytomlinson/2012-twelve-artsy-ornaments-of-christmas.html

Today I learnt from Emily Falconbridge http://embers.typepad.com/ how to make a recycled rainbow tree ornament , her's are made with felted old sweaters  but I mixed my up a bit and made a shabby chic one using all my bit and pieces of lace and fabric... I then placed it in a vintage bowl 

Monday, December 3, 2012

the toy makers have arrived

 You don't normally see them so close to Christmas  as they are busy helping out the big guy will the toy production  , but Tracey and Melissa at Hidden Vintage studios happened on some photos of them and after some coloring and re mastering  they have release them for you all to see ... the toy makers kit  available just in time for the holidays  at http://www.deviantscrap.com

altered box 

Inspired by the movie "its a wonderful life..... look Daddy. Teacher says , every time a bell rings an angel gets their wings" 

 Angel , overlay are from hidden Vintage studios 
back ground, holly , bell, ribbon, wings  are from Tumble fish studios 
Overlay  is from Rucola designs  and the glitter is from Tangie Baxter  

Sunday, December 2, 2012


BeliEVE it the magic of man in the red suit who can travel the world in one night 

credits  Tumble fish studios, Tangie Baxter and studio Manu

Saturday, December 1, 2012

christmas in a tea cup

 A blissful Art swap. A wonderful christmas scene in a tea cup.  This is mine for Linda  and this is the fabulous tea cup from Linda  http://alteredvisionsfiber.blogspot.com
 for me 
Look at that cute girl image. 

 I'm link up to teacup Tuesday over at Terri's blog


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