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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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22 October 2012

A new life for my flea market finds

Indian summer weather a couple weeks ago afforded me the time to get outside and complete a couple lingering projects I had to get done. 

 The "before" as found

This folding screen I picked up this summer at a garage sale for $5. I could not pass it up. Not my style for sure, but I have been looking for a screen to use in my booth at the upcoming local holiday craft show.

The 2 clover leaf tables were $10 for the pair and I love the Victorian design, and they were begging to be white! I also want to use them for the booth.

Last month I took a class on using Annie Sloan Chalk paint, so tried my hand using it on these pieces. For the screen, I mixed Provence blue with Old white and came up with this pretty robins egg blue. I waxed it with a medium distress brown.


The "after"

Since the center panels were a bamboo, using spray adhesive and laying over lace curtain sections That I picked up at Value Village, made it look as if the curtains were gathered.I am still going to add more cottage touches of lace and also my shop banner,

The tables were painted Old white, then even tho you may not be able to see it here, I waxed them with clear wax mixed with provence blue. the blue falls nicely into the scroll work.

Joining in today with the Etsy Cottage Style blog Cottage Craft party~it is open all week, so if you have something in the works in your craft room, please join us, we would love to see it!




07 October 2012

Oatmeal Shortbread cookies!




Since we are still having summer weather here in Oregon, it has been hard for me to get motivated into fall decorating when my roses are still blooming so beautifully. So until the rains arrive, the fall decorating is on hold!

Today I am joining in on the Etsy Cottage Style blog party...... sharing one of my favorites....



Oatmeal Shortbread cookies

1 cup butter (no substitutes)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
3/4 teaspoon salt

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, oats and salt. Press into a greased 8" x 12" brownie pan. Prick with a fork if desired. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 min or until lightly browned. 
Cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.


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