Thursday, February 4

Catching up

I have been very busy crafting this week. I finished some new altered ballet slippers & got them in my etsy shop.....

then I added a birdy gift bag trio.  These are from my tutorial, if you don't feel like making them, you can buy them here.

Then I made some candles.

When I re-organized my studio last month I made a vow to use up the supplies & things that I've had stored forever.  I thought saucer-less cups would make good candles. 
Look what the mail man delivered today, isn't this the coolest?  I bought it from Linda at Itsy Bits & Pieces, she has the best etsy store ever...tons of stuff!
Look at what she did with hers!
And speaking of clever bloggers...
Look what I won!!!! I have been reading blogs for 4 years now & finally my ship has come in.  This sweet birdy is from the one & only Karla Nathan. I have been a Karla's Cottage follower since September 2007, I know this because I saved her to my favorites list on that day.  So when I pull her site up I see that same post every time! Besides being an amazing artist & Grandmother, she is one of the nicest bloggers I know.

If you haven't already heard, Michele from Something Special is giving away this wonderful bundle of vintage goodness.  I just discoverd her cute blog.
And Donna at Brynwood Needleworks is having a Valentine giveaway.  If you want a chance to win one of her beautiful creations, it's not too late.
One last thing, I just want to say congrats to my fairy blog-mother Dawn.  Her studio is going to be featured in the next issue of Where Women Create.  I can't wait to see where all of that amazing art comes from.

29 comments:

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your post today. So many beautiful things you have made and all the wonderful places you are telling about. Glad to hear about Dawn!!! Finished my pink chair. Hope you have a great night.
Hugs, Pat

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Off to browse your shop......

I almost bought a bingo set like that on ebay but I got outbid last year.......I did get about 100 vintage bingo cards though :)

sissie said...

I absolutely adore the little ballet shoes. And aren't you sweet to show all the lovelies from the different blog sites.

thanks for a wonderful post.

Sissie

Coloradolady said...

I know this is a dumb question, but do you mind telling how you made the candles, what type of wax...etc...I would love to do that with my STACK of cups....

Cozy Little House said...

I just found your cute blog! What eye candy lay before me. I had so much fun staring at the goodies you made. What a creative girl you are! Now I want to learn to make candles too.
Brenda

Debby said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful post. You have been busy and I have to go check out your shop. YOu have been very lucky also, so many beautiful goodies, good for you.
debby

The Feathered Nest said...

Awww hon...you're such an angel!!!! They are coming in March to shoot it but I don't EVEN know when it will be published. Those shoes and bags are so precious!!!!! I'm in love with the birdie bag ~ you have the coolest stuff Lisa! I hope you are doing great sweets ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Tami said...

You sure have been busy and what wonderful treasures they are too!

Charlene said...

Thanks for the heads up on all the give aways!!!! I LOVE give aways!!! I'll be sure to pass them along so we can all share the give away love! Lucky you to win Karla's gift. Sooooooo sweet! I am so glad we had such a good long talk on the tele today. I haven't seen or talked to you in AGES!!!! I miss you! Love your ballet slippers. Hope you sell the heck out of them! HUGS! Charlene

sandra said...

Thanks for your encouraging words. I loved reading your post. I have a thing for nests too.

Linda said...

I can't thank you enough for your generosity and kind words about my blog and etsy shop! I have already made several new blog friends as a result! It was incredibly sweet of you! I'm glad to see the ballet slippers are doing well- they are so adorable! Linda

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~ What precious things you made and showed us today ! I am so excited that I got a pair of the ballet slippers before they were all sold out ~
xoxo
Lori

Draffin Bears said...

What a beautiful blog and I have just come across from Julia's.
What lovely creations you have made, I adore the little ballet slippers.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, you've been really busy, girl, making all those gorgeous things for your shop!
The bingo cake is very cute. I'm looking forward to seeing what your will create with it. What a sweet birdie and I'm happy for you that it's yours now!
xoxo,
Julia

Charlene said...

Look at you Ms 20 Followers!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I just noticed that! Good for you! HUGS!

June said...

I love your teacup candles...and everything you do for that matter. I'm still crazy over your tutorial on the tea stained bags. I cannot wait to get some tine to try that.I get so inspired whenever I come over here, but then I think I tell you that every time I comment. Are you getting sick of it yet? lol
Hugs

cowgirljlynn said...

I love the ballet shoes, they are adorable!

Brocantess said...

I just found your blog through Sweet Pea and am so glad I did. The banner you created for her is GORGEOUS. I will absolutely be back for inspiration! Beautiful work my dear :)

Dorthe said...

Hallo dear,

So bussy you have been, making your so sweet,sweet slippers, I can`T wait to come home, and see mine,---- and the bird bag is so wonderfull too, as also the 2 others, You are a fantastic artist, sweet.
Thank`s for all the other goodies you have shown, a wonderfull blog tour it was.

Wishing you a lovely week-end, -

Hugs and love
Dorthe

Kim said...

Your slippers look just wonderful! So sweet. I love visiting your blog, I've missed a few days being at the Gift Fair, but I'm back to catch up! hugs to you, Kim

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How sweet of you, thanks so much!!

sweetpea said...

still lovin' those ballet slippers. I have gotten some really nice comments on the banner you made for me. Hope you get some requests for custom banners. I know mine makes me smile every time I look at it.

Hugs,

Shelley

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I can honestly say.....your blog has become my FAVORITE.

I think it is all the wonderful use of Black....your amazing creations and your great photos!

I feel like a stalker but I just browsed your ENTIRE blog. I am convinced that EVERYTHING is bigger and better in Texas.....bloggers,vintage goods and creative women.

I told my hubby a few months back that Texas is on my Wish list....Round top....even before Paris!

So much to see on your blog...the triplets as birdies~love that!....your creative space...love it!.....your wonderful creations~Gorgeous!

Ok....I am done~I promise.....but before I go~How about some ballet slippers done with your Vintage sheet music?

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Love the blog today. So much good stuff. Thanks for the giveaway sites. Wish I had some time to create. Work is just crazy busy now. The only thing I have started is a blue baby blanket I am knitting. :) miss u,
xo C.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Stalker is back~lol....Just wanted you to know that I did a post about you and used a pic. of your ballet slippers~hope that is O.K.

~Sheri~

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Lisa, love the cage with nest and slippers. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend, T

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, you have been busy! What beauties you have been making :) Thank you for sharing these lovely giveaways, I will have to go visit them and I think it is fabulous about our fairy blog mother Dawn :) I can't wait for that issue and the one with Rebecca of Vintage living to come out, I bet they will end up being my favorites :) They should showcase your studio too! It is so pretty and not only do you have such beautiful things in it, but the creations that you make in it, are gorgeous! Besos, Rose

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE all your little shoes!!

And the three little gift bags, so sweet!

Enjoyment my stroll through your sweet blog.

blessings

barbara jean

GWENDOLYN said...

Lots of gorgeous things. Love those altered ballet slippers.
Blessings!
Gwen