Tuesday, September 29, 2009



"Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart." Nash from A Beautiful Mind

To Zetti or not to Zetti…..
I am so glad the word zlightly was added to this week’s
Three Muses challenge, it gave me an artistic license to veer.

Is this zetti? Not quite but almost.
Although I am happy with my Beautiful mind Mimes
Can you say that 3 times fast....

Friday, September 25, 2009

A little time as Pooh

One of my favorite videos that I used to watch with my kids was Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.
Winnie the Pooh
This morning while tending to my outside livestock I felt a wee bit like dear old Pooh.
This beautiful autumn morning greeted me with sun and swift moving air.
As the air moved faster, the leaves fell from the trees twirling and dancing like snow in a January blizzard… My tiny brown donkeys ran as fast as they could to taste the treats that fall to the ground only one time a year. As I was finishing up my work I heard a sound like falling hail and turned my head in time to be plummeted by a large amount of hickory nuts that the wind had picked from the near by tree.
Ouch, I said as I move out of the way. I then stopped to look and listen to the sights and sounds that only autumn can bring.
My little Eeyore friends were busy with their fresh fallen leaves. Nuts were plopping on the ground for the squirrel
to gather later today. The air became thick with the tinted autumn leaves, the sound was dry and rustling, it was a true New England song. A moment of content filled my heart; how lucky am I.

As I walked down my hilly lawn, the air was filled with maple leaves that were just set free from huge antique trees.
I couldn’t help but smile and just as my lips turned up to the biggest smile of all
I began to shed some tears. I wish my little Piglets were home so we could share that story once more.

Winnie the Pooh

Tuesday, September 22, 2009



This week theme at ....Three Muses ...is windows.
I have posted this one before for the mad-tea-party.

Glitter was done on photobucket.

Do you know who the guest is with the tall black hat?

Monday, September 21, 2009

a give-away

I am in awe by these beautiful photos by Tim Irving.
Artdecadence is hosting a wonderful give-away...
you could win three art photographs

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


(Please click on picture to enlarge)
The magic started the first time I saw the librarian stamp a date and slip the white lined card into the paper pocket that was glued into the book.
I remember her closing the four books and handing them to me, it felt like Christmas and I couldn’t wait to go home and enjoy my gifts.

When I read the Three Muses theme this week ...pockets ...the first thing that came to mind was the library card pockets.
Today they just scan across a bar code, it just doesn't feel the same.

pocket template
my photos and postcards

picture of girl from Dover
fairy brown book from

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Names ..............

Meet Emma Mae, No she is not mine, I wish….
She is the wonderful little sweetie who belongs to Betzie from the blog Time enough.
Betzie raises cavalier king Charles spaniels
and this little one is from one of her last litter of pups.
Emma was a keeper and that is just what Betzie did…..

A while back Betzie asked for help in naming this little ruby cutie, she wanted a French name.

Now if you know me you know that I have a list of names that I keep on hand, I am one that
loves names and naming things.
I left a comment with a few names that I thought would fit and Betzie loved one that I shared,
ZAZA meaning little princess. She tried the name out on this little pup, but it just did not fit. So Betzie
is saving that name for another puppy. As a Thank you she sent me some beautiful pink
soaps that she made. I wish I could share a picture but my camera is in Boston with my daughter.
So here I sit camera-less with very pretty pink shoe soap and fairy soap …
You will just have to take my word for it, they are beautiful.
Thank you Betzie for these wonderful gifts!

Last year Gale at Paperwhimsy was looking for names to help her name the little faces on her collage sheets . Gale had a monthly naming contest.
Some of the names that I shared with Gale were names that I had already giving to my dolls. Here are a few
"name that collage sheet" that I won and pictures of the
dolls that the names were from......

This is Waverly
she is on the left, both dolls are made by Helen Kish…
Waverly was redressed with an outfit I found on eBay.
To meet Waverly Weathers
The Paperwhimsy collage sheet #074 click here.....

Olivia Gingham a 1969 Sasha doll …
You can find the Olivia Gingham collage sheet #034 here.....

Briar Elisabeth Witherspoon… aka as Bookworm a Wendy Lawton doll seen here playing the part of
Little Red Riding Hood.
Collage sheet #043 Briar and Zoey Witherspoon here.....

Lilliana an antique wood hand craved doll ….
She is one of the first dolls I bought when I started to collect dolls.
Lacy is what my daughter named her American girl doll. Sorry I do not have a picture.
Lilliana and Lacy Fortune collage sheet #040 click here.......
So if you ever need a name just give me a call, I am sure I can find a few to share.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A little weekend Fun......

Natasha this is a
marvelous idea.

Carol Anne's Boutique gives away
wonderful clip art for you to use...
Now this sweet person is having
a wonderful GIVE-AWAY...

I love these...

a Witch's cat give-away here at
Thimbleprims Studio

A 100 post give-away at miss molly cottage
Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


with the Three Muses .

"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."

W. Clement Stone

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Little Etsy ...A little cute...

A few weeks ago, I came across this blog The Polka Dot Parliament and a swap that was hosted this summer…
The Mermaid's Trousseau, so romantic, I wish I found this one in time.
I began to think of what I would include in such a swap and what I would make.
I went to etsy to find sea salt soap. I became enthralled with so many stores.
I have gone to search etsy many times before, I would need something, find it, buy it and was done.
This time however I could not help but be enchanted by all the descriptions of these wonderful homemade things…
Who would not want to spend their bath time with a bar of Destination- Elafonissi, Crete-Greek Islands?
With a floral blend of jasmine, ginger root, coconut milk and lilac. Or maybe a bar of Pina Colada Shea butter cocktail soap.

The more time I spent looking, the more esty things became like sugarplum dancing in my head.
Now I do this fun little
activity each day with my morning coffee.
I pick a theme or title, go to etsy for no more than 15 minutes, the time it take me to drink my first cup of coffee and find items to fit in that theme.
I am amazed by the beautiful art I have found and artistic expression.
I also found that you can add favorites from etsy to your sidebar. My theme of the day and my picks are now on my sidebar
for my amusement.

So far, my themes have been titled Milady, End of Summer Mermaid and The Gypsies dance…
Today I did one called Shimmer that was inspired by a print from of Du buh du designs and her four-elements wind doll…

I also came across this cute little kitten Waldorf toy that I had to bring home…
She was found here at The Fairies Nest etsy store …
I am going to make a matchbox purse for her to be tucked into and add other tiny delights. She is going to make a wonderful gift for someone special in my life…

Note: an empty nest is much harder to have than I imagined.
I have so many things that I need to do, but the silence echoes with each step
I take...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

One of those movies.....

Every once in a while a movie comes along that you just can’t let go of, it occupies your head like a burrowing worm in a hickory nut.
This is one of them …

My hubby and I watched this last week and these two women have been a part of our daily discussions since…
Like everyone else, we have questioned the whys and wherefores, like everyone else we philosophize.

It was this movie that sparked my last post because it was high society that doomed these women.
My elderly employer that I mentioned in my last post told me of her coming out party at the Ritz,
boating on the Hudson and formal dances at West Point during her college years. She was just a few years older than Little Eddie.
Like the Beales,
my employer sold her Tiffany jewelry to continuer her life style after her divorce.
However, unlike the Beales she did receive a large inheritance from her grandmother that was not in a trust making her story and her outcome very different from that of the two women from Grey Gardens.

I have not seen the original documentary but plan to soon.
And if you have not seen the HBO movie I can highly recommend it, both Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange were outstanding in this film.
When I first saw the trailer for the documentary Grey Gardens, I decided I was not going to see either film because it made me
feel very uncomfortable. I am glad I got past that ….