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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Busy as a bee.....


Hello blog friends!!! I know......its been too long since my last post.  I have been very, very busy with my real-life house renovation.  My husband and I decided to update our outdated kitchen and also install hardwood floors throughout the main level of our house.  This is a big job but one I am very excited about.  I will return to blogland in the Fall with new images of the cafe shop, a fantastic "give away" and many pics of pretty mini items like this Gardenia spa basket.  I made this basket and filled it with handmade bottles of gel, a white towel and a tiny packet of bath beads.  


Enjoy the rest of the Summer everyone!!!! :-)


Until next time.........

Friday, May 18, 2012

Finally, some "me" time








Hello blog friends!!!!  It's been awhile since my last post.  I've been very busy lately with my kids' end of the school year activities .....school trips, school dances, open houses, after-school activities, etc.  I also have two upcoming graduation celebrations!!!! WOW, I can't believe the school year is almost over.  The days go by sooooooo fast!


I managed to squeeze in some "me time", so I made this pretty Rosewater spa basket.  This basket is on its way to my dear friend Lesley.  Lesley is a very talented miniaturist and a wonderful person.  I made this basket for Lesley to show my appreciation for the support and encouragement she gives me.  I really enjoy our talks.  Thanks Lesley!!! I hope you like the gift. :-)


You can check out Lesley's beautiful cakes and pastries on her website www.minifoods.com.


Until next time..........


HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE!



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wisteria

Crabtree & Evelyn "Wisteria" Shop Items

So many projects........so little time! :-) Here are a few collected items for my "Wisteria" Crabtree & Evelyn boutique. I love French blue and yellow.  Don't you?


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

CAFE: Slow But Steady Progress

Cafe in progress
I planned to have a bit more accomplished on the Cafe by now......but I experienced a few LIFE distractions - Spring break with four school age boys at home, Baptism and Easter celebrations/dinners, doctor appointments etc....life is beautiful!  But I seem to need more hours in a day to get more accomplished. :-) !!!


The Cafe is primed and I made some alterations to the windows.  I plan to add grilles or muntin bars to the windows next.  I purchased the wood for the muntin bars from my local craft store.  I am currently working on the base to the cafe and planning the electrical work.  


Paint Chips
I went to my local hardware store to pick out the exterior color for the cafe and awning.  As you can see, I took home several paint chips.  I finally decided on a very pretty pink named "fairytale pink" for the cafe exterior.  The awning will be a pretty "chestnut" brown.  


So much more to do, so until next time.........

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Blessings



"May the joy of the Lord fill you.......
His hope refresh you......
and the gift of life everlasting in Christ
bring you every reason to rejoice today!"

Source: Dayspring Cards 


Have a wonderful Easter everyone!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rosewater mini products

Rosewater

Like so many of my crafting friends, I have several projects "in progress" at the same time. :-)  I have been creating and collecting several pieces for my new Crabtree & Evelyn boutiques.  Yes.....more than one boutique!  Each boutique will display a fragrance I like........rosewater, wisteria, and lavender.  Here, I gathered a display of some items I made for my mini rosewater boutique.  I like the garden theme......wicker, potting table, flowers in garden pots etc.  More to come later....... 


Now, I'm off to update the cafe...........new pics next week!  

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Etagere



Evelyn Rose Etagere


Crabtree & Evelyn's Evelyn Rose products are so wonderful.  I decided to fill a mini etagere with them.  I used handmade wood boxes to make the mini 1:12inch scale spa baskets.  Each basket was painted a soft rose color then lined with delicate tissue paper and adorned with ribbon.  I filled the baskets with bottles of lotion, gel, presentation boxes, and sachet bags I made myself.  Bath salts and a tiny towel complete the display.  I like the end result.....I hope you do too.  The Evelyn Rose Etagere is a private collection item.


Top Shelf
Middle Shelf


Bottom Shelf 
Rosewater boxes and Evelyn Rose bath salts


Until next time..........


New pics of the cafe's progress will be posted next week.....please check back.