Friday, January 28, 2011

The End of My Long Winter's Nap

Wow, well I have taken quite a long winter's nap, haven't I?
Well, I haven't really been napping...not like someone I know:

For some, napping IS an art form!

I have been busy creating,
now I just need to get busy taking pictures!!

I am excited about some changes.
I have been in a monthly ATC Club for over five years,
and the club is now ready to shake things up a bit.
We're calling it *aRt*pArTy*!!
and are shifting the focus from a monthly ATC swap
(where we made 9 identical ATCs, one for each member
and received 9 assorted ATCs from the other members)
to a format where the swaps are non-ATC, one for one, and optional;
we have a monthly make and take; and refreshments/decorations
all tie in with the monthly theme.
Last month was New Year/New Start and we traded (one for one)
altered journals, made an adorable Valentine journal,
and had a salad buffet.
Next month the theme is Paris je t'aime (Paris, I love you)
and we are trading Parisian themed cones and filling them
with arty/Paris-y items; for our make and take we are making an
embellished chandelier crystal, and having a crepe bar!!
I can't wait!!

I have almost completed my journal
and will publish pictures this week!

Meanwhile, here is a picture of my cone, filled with French goodies:

And, here are a couple of Friday Freebies
to make up for the time that I wasn't napping! ;)


Click, right click and save! Have fun!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tinsel Trading Company!!

Ah, well, five extra days in NYC meant that
I got to go to the Tinsel Tradintg Company!

These are the shelves and shelves of heartbreakingly beautiful antique metallique trims as featured in Kaari Meng's "Treasured Notions".

Think you could find something to buy in there? ;)
I certainly did!!
Oh, to have the luxury of wandering through there any time you wanted,
searching for just the right trim for your current project!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Inside New York City's Shops

As promised,
here is a little peek inside the fabulous shops of New York City:

It was fantastic!!
If you would like names and details, just leave me a comment.
Tomorrow I'll post pics of my visit to Tinsel Trading Co.!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I trust you all had a nice holiday season.
I know I did...and more. I had hoped for a White Christmas, and had one that will last me for many years, as I was one of the thousands and thousands of people stranded in New York City! We had three flights cancelled, and it was five days before they could get us home. New Year's Eve!
So after two nights at airport hotels, we headed back into the city and really had three more lovely days
with my daughters and sons-in-law.

Here's a little tour of the streets of New York at Christmastime:


Tomorrow I will post some pics of the very lovely sights
inside the shops of New York!


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