Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Little Boy Blue

Had a joyous and memorable afternoon with my baby boy Bobby this afternoon in our backyard.  The weather was gorgeous: just perfect for digging your toes into the cool Oklahoma soil.

Here Bobby is trying to eat an old dried up maple leaf.  And below here he pauses briefly to raise an eyebrow at Momma. ;-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Coo Coo for Clocks, Crabs, and (of course) Cocoa!

My personal indulgence:

I love it!  I even yearn for it at times!  Simply melt in your mouth deliciousness with a hidden surprise of salty goodness. :-)

My newest additions to my Etsy shop:

Also this above pendant necklace was featured in a recent treasury created by my twin sister Jessica, owner of Eco-friendly Freckles, titled The Bumbling Blue Crab in Shallow Waters: a Self-Taught Artist Treasury entry for this weeks challenge.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mother Love Our World

  I was very inspired to make this treasury dedicated to productive loving mothers of our world because I know that I am one of them.  I am very proud of where I am in my life's goals.  When I grow to be an old women, I want to look back on my life and see my greatest achievement was raising my child(ren).  Even though it may seem to some that my life has been put on hold, I am beyond happy that I made this decision.  With me just having completed my Associates of Science in Secondary Education, I have chosen to take a break from schoolwork until possibly next fall or whenever I feel the need to become career oriented again.  Right now my career is to be a mother and to be there for all of my son's (Bobby's) precious moments.  By nursing and choosing to use cloth diapers during the daytime, I honestly don't see how the option of daycare would be there for me.

  Now with me not being pregnant anymore, I am back in the kitchen being productive in preparing delicious breakfasts and dinners.  I am maintaining the household chores along with reorganizing, decorating, and kid proofing everything so that Bobby doesn't get into too much mischief.  Additionally, I am very happy to have opened an Etsy shop, and look forward to much progress in that department also. ;-)

Check out my newest treasury that features some STATTEAM members titled: Rustic Valentine Beauty!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Storybook Artifact's First Sale!

Woohoo!  Made my first sale!  This Peter Cottontail tea cup by James Kent is stunning with a detailed illustration of a scenic meadow of blue birds, butterflies, and of course bunny rabbits.

I couldn't resist the urge to embellish on the packaging!  I repurposed a cardboard box leftover from husband's Nixon camera lens, which had the perfect sized cushioning to insert the teacup wrapped in navy blue tissue paper.  I then followed up by stuffing in some packaging straw, and, to top it off, a free sample of my shop's Shakespeare Tea blend.

On the exterior of the box is where all the embellishments went.  The gold hued box needed coverage of Nikon labels; so I decided to paint it with brown acrylic paint.  This certainly did not look flattering; so I attached flyers (with decorative tap) of my shop and information about what was inside: "Free Sample of Shakespeare Tea Inside!"  With a thank you note on top flap and sealed with a wax stamping, all in all, I am pretty satisfied with the presentation of this package; I hope the receiver feels the same when she gets it.

PS.  No, it would certainly be impossible to mail a package like this.  I finish off the packaging by gift wrapping the entire box with sturdy Whole Foods brown paper grocery bag, card stock with shipping info., and clear post office tap.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Sweet Invention of Lover's Dream

Daydreaming of when my husband, Robert, and I visited the Louvre in Paris, and of when I saw the sculpture above: titled Psyche and Love.  What a breathtaking piece!  I know that I am so fortunate to have traveled to Paris, France, and to go with my dearest love made it absolutely a priceless moment for me.

At the Louvre in Late 2007

At Our Wedding of 2008


Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Those Blue Eyes

 Inspired by my baby boy Bobby's blue eyes, is a loving home filled with expression and comforts everywhere you turn.  I love being a momma and made a list this morning of treasures that brought me that warm and fuzzy feeling.

Titled Home is Where the Heart Is; check it out!  I hope your day is filled with lots of love and comforts of home.

Also be sure to keep that warm and fuzzy feeling going by checking out Aunt Jessy's (Eco-Friendly Freckles) newest treasury titled The Year of the Rabbit...Peter Rabbit That Is.  So Adorable!


Storybook Artifact's Vintage Pink Parasol

An elegant and trendy vintage accessory to pair with any 60's or japanese-style apparel. This vintage japanese parasol is of lovely construction; it has a sturdy wood frame with bamboo pole that is slightly split at midsection. Delicate pale-pink paper shade with minor repairs: a couple of taped tears. Overall, the condition is certainly fair; excellent and stylish source of natural sunscreen/shade.

Recently featured on one of my twin sister's, Jessy's (Eco-friendly Freckles), latest treasuries titled Vacation for My Valentine.  And it has been labeled "cuteable" on Cuteable. ;-)

"How pretty is this vintage parasol?  I think I would dance around all day if I had this!  Get it from Storybook Artifact."

Love the feature, and what a cute site! Check out this recent posting on cuteable, and you'll be glad that you visited the site: so cute. :-)

You can find this vintage pink parasol at Storybook Artifact also.

Cuteable is run by husband and wife team Lynsey and Matt. Matt is in charge of the technical side of the site and Lynsey is in charge of the day to day running and the fun part – finding the cute to share!

... other recent features are on the following treasuries:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My First Treasures

Woohoo!!!  My first treasury has been created and boy was it fun!  Titled Wouldn't It Be Loverly, this treasury of mine was inspired by no one other than Eliza Doolittle herself ... and of course the sweet valentine air.  Wouldn't It Be Loverly is all about a theme of transformation: where a little class and charisma transforms a few throwaways into something lovely, or "loverly" as Eliza would put it. ;-)

Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady played by Audrey Hepburn.

Saturday, February 5, 2011