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1.21.2013

PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF...



I'm late to Vicky's party


Metrotel had a city-wide internet outtage and I wasn't able to get online for three days.


Yikes!

This one turned into a wall hanging.

That's part of living in a third world country.


One more reason why it's good to be moving back to the good ole USA!!! 


I'm participating in a Grow Your Blog party and am supposed to tell you a little about myself.


In the interest of not boring my blogging friends to pieces, 


who already know way more about my open-book-self than they want to,


I'm keeping it short and sweet and giving those that want to look,




Here are a couple other links that will show you a good variety of my art.



The pictures I'm showing you today are of my latest project. 


I thought I'd make some Valentine Brooches to put on Etsy and for gifts...


and after cutting a couple hearts from surface designed fabric...


I thought to myself..."Hmmmm, I can use the negative space of this for collage".


So after much playing and layering,


it turns out that most of the brooches have a little pocket 


that can be used to house personal items, jewelry, mail, keys, etc.


The pockets have hangers which can be hung from a hook, doorknob, car radio knob, dresser or cabinet knob...whatever.


I've used vintage laces 


and bits of broken vintage jewelry on them


and I put a pinch of lavender in each heart.


I really love the way they turned out.


I'm giving one away to one of my followers...


but the catch is 


that I'd like you to leave a comment on this post to be in the draw.


If you're an old follower and you've already made a comment there, you're name is automatically in the hat.


I'll be in the States as of Thursday!!!! 


and will close the give-away offer February 1st.


I'll have to have your email or blog address, so if you're a no reply blogger, make sure you leave it in your comment.
  

And thanks. Thanks so much for growing my blog. You...my online friends...are a huge, important part of my life and I love you dearly.


Create Your Life,


annie!


51 comments:

  1. Hello annie!, I missed you but thought you might be getting packed etc. No Internet for three days, oh no! Now to look at this amazing post in more detail. So far loving the second and last bag.

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    1. Hi Sheila. I've been using my 'down' time wisely. Sitting here reading and not really getting a thing done...except in my head. This morning I woke up with lots of energy and even though I've only been on the computer and babysitting, I'm clear in the direction I need to take and what to do next. :) Thanks so much!

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  2. Your little heart broohes and their pockets are awfully adorable. The hearts look so frilly and delightful with their bits and bobs of this and that. Adding that little functional pocket is such a clever design idea.

    Look at these words. This morning is a no-trouble commenting morning. **smiling**

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    1. Oh Darn...just when you had invented such a fun game! I totally blame it on Metrotel.

      Thanks so much!!!

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  3. So adorable and love the vintage style!

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  4. Wow! Love all of these. How do find the time annie! Awesome stuff. Have a great and successful trip back to the US! Can't wait to hear about it.

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    1. Thank you dear Ann!!! When I'm in the zone...'it' happens rather quickly. :) We leave on Thursday and thank goodness...because we still only have internet for about an hour a day. :( I'll catch up with your posts next month when I'm not looking for a house! Yeee hawwww!

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  5. Hello Annie, thanks so much for letting me know your party post was up! Yay! I am so happy to come back and visit you again and see more of your sweet heart art! Your hearts are adorable! The broaches and the pockets are very beautiful and romantic too : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Thanks so much Terri! I loved your blog and art and words and pictures and....I'll be visiting again soon!

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  6. Beautiful hearts. I love them all!!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful work. I am in awe of your stitching prowess :0)) Mo xx

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    1. Thanks Mo!!! It's great to see you here. :)

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  8. Hello Annie, What gorgeous litle pockets, I just love your sense of style and colour, thanks for creating links back to your previous posts. I especially loved your fabric books. I went to morrocco a few years back and they remind me of the colours and textured fabric I saw there, truly bohemian, fabulous work!

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    1. Thanks so much Morag! I've never been to Morrocco...but can just imagine how colorful the fabric is there. I totally appreciate your compliment.

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  9. Oh Annie... such delicious and beautiful eye candy.... your hearts with their little pockets are absolutely stunning... I would love to win one... have a fabulous week...

    Jenny ♥

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  10. love love love your sweet hearts..they are so precious and freespirited...very bohemian.

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  11. For some reason I can't comment on your blog today, but I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed all the beautiful work you showed in your last post. I hope this blog party sends a lot of new readers your way!

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    1. Our city has had an internet outtage...that STILL isn't fixed. I'm only able to get online for about an hour a day!!! So, I'm posting your email to let others know what's going on. Thanks so much Caatje!

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  12. Your fiber art is fantastic...I love every luscious shabby chic detail! Thanks for the chance to win one of these goodies, and thanks for visiting me and your kind words always!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! You're just too sweet. :) I look forward to getting to know you better.

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  13. So lovely lovely lovely artwork dear Annie!

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  14. Geez! Do you ever sleep? You put me to shame with your productivity (not to mention your talent!) So many beautiful door knob quilts! Have a great trip! Good luck with the house hunting!

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    1. Thank you Robin! And thank you again. We've been w/o internet (mostly) since Friday but I'm on my way to Pink House to see what you've been up to. I don't get near as much done as I'd like! I think...when we get to FL...with no babies...I'll really start crankin it out. Although...since I'm leaving lots of supplies behind...there will of course be lots of shopping to do!

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  15. lovely to see all your artful hearts

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  16. Love your collection of hearts. They are gorgeous!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  17. Such pretty little hearts. So colorful and cheerful too.
    Found you via our GYBP event. Nice meeting you and looking around your blog.

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    1. Thank you knitalatte! I'm tickled pink that you stopped by and will be visiting your blog...right now!

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  18. Beautiful works as always Annie!
    I hope you get lots of new followers!

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    1. Thanks so much Gill! Now that we're moving back to the States, I'm going to concentrate a Little on growing my art into a small business...hopefully. We'll see how it goes...but the best way for me to do that right now is via my blog and Etsy. So happy you had time with your sons over break. My daughter and her hubby began teaching at University again this week...so I've got the grands lots more often. (Insert big smiles here).

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  19. Hi Annie
    Starting to recover from the bush fire dramas here not. I can't believe how busy you've been and so many really lovely hearts - I love what you have done with them too. Great work!
    Come over and visit Annie!
    That journal by the way is amazing!
    Hugs,
    Suzy
    www.suziqusthreadworks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so very much Suzy!

      I'm very happy for you and those in the area that were affected. I hope all is still well. With traveling...I've had no news.

      I'm off to see what wonderful creations you've been making.

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  20. Annie - I LOVE your brooches! So inspiring! All of your art is inspiring. I love the texture and colors...so much goodness!

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  21. love the work of your hands and heart! visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and enjoying your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll look forward to visiting your blog...right now. :)

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  22. Love the hearts Annie! Safe travels.

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  23. Wow, your art is beautiful! So glad to have found you via Vicki's blog party! I shall be sure to add myself to your Followers list so I can return!

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    1. Thanks so much Maureen! I'm thrilled to meet you. We've been traveling and house hunting so I haven't seen many of the blogs in that party...but in a couple weeks, I'll have more time to look and WILL. Off to yours now. :)

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  24. What lovely creations! Love the bits of lace and jewels to embellish them! Happy to have found your blog on the GYB hop!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Denise. Thank you! I'm glad you dropped by and am off to see your blog now.

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