. ~ digital collage above by filigree moon ~ .

July 28, 2010

~ Shabby Part II and Etsy Sale ~

is offering
classes now
at her cottage shop.
I will be presenting the
Shabby Classy necklace
one more time before this class retires.
Wire wrapped lace beads are the
unique feature of this class.
You will also learn to wire wrap pearls and crystals,
 learn basic jewelry techniques,
and  how to select and connect a
vintage rhinestone focal piece.
Check out  Maureen's blog for
class dates and times.

Lisa McIlvain and Linda Kinnaird
will also offer classes at the cottage.

I have begun to sift through the mounds of
antiques and uniques I have accumulated over the years
in the antiques business.  I will be selling these
through my Etsy site.
This piece is a gorgeous
plate, or trivet, which is marked "Germany".
Below, is a handkerchief box,
palest blue green celluloid,
also Victorian.

"SOLD"  ~~ Thank you!
The details are amazing.
Raised embossed details.
Pink silk lining.
This miniature glass shoe has a
vintage painted silver finish.
And this sweet baby doll, composition,
is a precious, intact vintage beauty.

"SOLD" ~~ Thank you!
Details are fabulous!
So, dolls, look for more vintagey goodness
coming soon to

Select items are on SALE too!

Gotta lessen the vintage treasure load to
make room for more creative ventures!

July 21, 2010

~ Rose Respite ~

Today I took a break from the dailies
 for a little photo study.
Roses make a perfect subject for color play.
Adjust softness.
Add filter.
Add a rose.
Aqua glass and antique lace.
Silver sea shell ring on
aqua glass finial.

It's all in the details.

Every now and again,
it can be refreshing to pause and
savor the details when
looking at the whole picture.

July 9, 2010


One more Paper Cowgirl post.  This one
includes a few goods from vendor night,
as well as a blossom swap.
Lisa McIlvain displayed
grey velvet vintage millinery and
frosty purple velvet vintage ribbon,
just right for Filigree Moon!
Beautiful yardage of embroidered trim,
vintage and violet, perfectly pretty.
Jennifer Stewart's booth was
right next to mine.
She had the most wonderful
vintage shakers filled
with glistening glitter!
Vintage seam binding in
so many colors...
in sharp contrast to the
aged ivory sheet music,
which she also offered.
Another favorite find is this
 cabinet card image of a
precious baby sitting upon a
vintage floor sweeper.
The sweetest child's
vintage aqua hanger
and a selection of 
crinkly seam binding.
Mendy Texas' blossom swaps
were so much fun and
provided awesome eye candy!
Many talented ladies created
florals of their own design.
The variety of materials used was such a
fun textural, colorful discovery.
Paper Cowgirl is truly a
gathering of 
unique individuals
with common goals...
making friends and 
sharing creativity.

July 2, 2010

~ Independence Day and Rowdy Gals! ~

Welcome back to another installment of
First, though, I would like to wish you all a

Now, back to the show.
Paper Cowgirl co-founder, below right,
with Deb Taylor, our official photographer for the event,
chatted it up on opening night, also known as
the Meet 'n Greet, at Dove's Nest, in
historic Waxahachie, Texas.
Ann-Denise, aka Crepe Paper Queen,
of Whim and Fancy Designs,
and her darling daughter, Kendall.
Speaking of darling ~ here are two dapper
cowgals, Cami D. and Charlene G.
This fabulous frame and tags are the
creations of Lisa McIlvain,
This is Lisa, at her wonderful setup,
gearing up to teach her class.
Each student of Lisa's was presented with a
set of her lovely handmade treasures.
Sheet music, lace, baubles and bling.
Delightful  to make a cowgirl sing!
Although my Paper Cowgirl retreat
photos are sparse in number
due to camera/operator/lighting error, I
hope that you have enjoyed even a glimpse
into the gala that is not to be missed!
Over eighty gals signed up to learn, create
and enjoy fun-filled days of fellowship.
Wild, wild wimmen!
Can't stop 'em from
artful adventures!
Stay tuned for more photos of treasures
from the vendor night and photos of
beautiful blossoms from swap night!