Monday, January 27, 2014

pretty pics to take my mind off of the tax task at hand....

It's that time of year and I am sitting here
going through receipts and boring tax stuff.
So to take my mind away from it for a bit,
I thought I would post some pretty pictures for you and me!

yes, I am procrastinating generous like that.

This was from one of our first shows of last year's season.
Along with gathering tax stuff I have also been
thinking about booth design and upcoming shows.
Plus making some new baubles for said shows.

yes, I realize I'm really really avoiding dreaded boring business stuff,
but look at this shiny object!

I've been playing with Ice Resin again, it's another way to create with mixed media.
This mother of pearl bead pendant has since been given a beautiful strand of 
semiprecious stone and vintage beads,
and as soon as the sun is just right I will take pics of it.

I have even managed to solder a few more shadowboxes!

I have a table full of projects right now.
Many pieces of jewelry on the way to the shop
and then I made these...

Hearts made from a vintage French linen toile tablecloth,
one that has seen many, many years of love.
It was beyond covering the table any longer, but makes 
the most beautiful hearts filled with organic lavender flowers.

given a little love note stamped onto cotton and 
freestitched onto the heart.

I added winter white seam binding attached with
a large vintage button.

These have been listed in the shop...

Well, I should really quit procrastinating and 
commit my full attention to the task at hand.

If I don't put this computer away, chances are that
Pinterest, or facebook, or instagram might call my name, 
and if I hear the call, well then all hope is lost!

Thank you for stopping by,and have a fabulous day!


  1. can procrastinate here ANYTIME you'd like! <3<3 ;)

  2. Creating beautiful jewelry and those pretty hearts are much more exciting than taxes!!! Everything is gorgeous!

  3. The shadow boxes are gorgeous. I love all you are creating!

  4. Personally, I like the photos waaaay more than figuring out tax things. Thanks for the procrastination.

  5. Your creations are beautiful! I especially love that soldered shadow boxes. Beautifully done!

    Gaby xo

  6. I only have one word for you this morning...SQUIRREL!
    I got my sales tax report done, but now I'm doing what you best to avoid getting my income tax stuff organized. I know...I know...I could have it all on the computer to make my life much easier, but I ask you...what's the fun in that?
    It's much more fun to sit and look at your art. There's nothing like "Windows" shopping to put me in a good mood. Thanks!

  7. I absolutely love your soldered shadowboxes! Just gorgeous!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina


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