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Barbie, Birds, and Butterflies

I'm a little on the psyched side. 
Not only did Sophia's Barbie Charm School Princess costume get finished...
but...inspired by an old calendar page, and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass...oh, and Carol King...I also got a great start on a wall hanging for Elcira's baby, Antonella.
Elcira is the granddaughter of my son-in-law's step-father...so I consider her family. :) Her new little perfect bundle looks just like her daddy and is as beautiful as any little girl can possibly be. 
I haven't actually met her yet...only pictures so far...but now that the long list of ailments is OVER - thank God!!! - I feel safe in going to visit her. (My ailments...not hers).
Plus, I didn't have her gift ready...but it will be by tonight...or tomorrow at the latest.
No this is not Antonella. THIS is something I found in an envelope the other night that my mother addressed to me - before she died - along with lots of pictures and other stuff from my childhood...and is the record of my feeding schedule. Is that far out...or what?!?
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow...you're only a day away....
Actually...I love today. Right now.

A. A. Milne Wisdom

                                                  " What day is it? "
" It's today, " squeaked Piglet.
" My favorite day," said Pooh."
This week also brought me time to make fabric...
which I used to make contact cards to pass out when we visit Virginia and Florida NEXT MONTH!!!
 Woo Hoo!!!
My play room looked so sunny and inviting this morning that it was hard for me to go downstairs for coffee...but...
while we were reading (I read aloud to Jerry every morning)

we also had time to enjoy the birds watch us and eat from the feeder that Jerry made from an old rusted wok (top) and the face from a broken fan (bottom). 
 Cool, huh?!?
(They ate from the feeder...not us). I know I'm a confusing writer. (You ought to hear me talk).
And one last thing...this very generous lady puts beautiful vintage pictures on her blog for anyone's use. 
So...in the spirit of giving...I scanned these...in case you want to print them for your art backgrounds...
More and better pictures for YOU coming in future posts. :)

Gotta go finish that baby's quilt!

I'm linking to WOYWW so please go check out what all those talented ladies are doing...


  1. You have so much information in one post, LOL!
    1. Great job on the Barbie dress! Sophia looks precious, is she psyched?
    2. Cute wall hanging!
    3. I love your fabric! It makes unique cards.
    4. Cool vintage pictures, thanks for sharing.
    Whew, I think I covered it all!

  2. Thank you Robin!!! Thanks, Thanks and thanks again. Did you forget to mention the birds?!? :)

  3. what cool cards to hand out. shame you aren't coming into california, i'd take you everywhere.

  4. Love the wall hanging - I thought it was a painting until I looked more closely.

  5. I love ur posts and art! What a beautiful barbie! Create life :) hearts, Stephanie

  6. Oh Wow Constanza! Would I ever love that!!! Thanks so much! PS...can you email me your address please?!?

  7. Thank you Karen. :) I tweaked it last night after posting pix...and plan to bind, sleeve and label it today. Woo Hoo!

  8. That wall hanging is wonderful, so beautifully done.

  9. Thanks Maggie! But, I'm STILL not done yet!!!

  10. Enjoyed your blog. The fabric pieces were very interesting. Is there a tutorial some place? I have so many scraps from my fabric collage that I do.

  11. How sweet of you to share the images - they will be great. I love the idea of your contact cards..is there a convention? sigh...bliss! Your gift for Antonella is just beautiful, a labour of love indeed.

  12. Hi Pat...Thank you! I save itty bitty scraps...even snippets of thread and then sew them together on a base fabric. Nuthin to it!

  13. Hi Julia. Thanks so much. :) I wish there was a convention going on when I'm in the States! I'd love nothing better!!! I can't wait to get pictures of Antonella's quilt online now that it's finished...welllll...all except the tabs for hanging and the label. :)

  14. I don't know what to respond to first, you're showing so much today! I love the wall hanging for the baby and the contact cards too. And that baby book is awesome! Also love the look at your playroom. And okay, the rest is cool too. Haha!

  15. :) Thanks Caatje! I can't help it. There's just so much going on...and I don't want to get behind with blogging as I'm finding it increasingly hard to get a post ... posted. So glad you stopped by. :)

  16. Goodness...I'm on catch-up (again), and have had a great time catching up on your post. Sophias dress is just beautiful, bet she is over the moon with it. Those contact cards sound a brilliant idea...and as for Jerry's bird feeder, awesome idea.

  17. Glad to see you pop by Ann! Thanks so much! Sophia wore her dress yesterday to a party and today to a school party and will again on Halloween. And then, whenever she wants to. We both love it and her in it. She dances around like the little ballerina that she is when she has it on. :)

  18. What a wonderful, full and interesting post! Gorgeous stuff to look at, and thanks for sharing the vintage hooks and eyes. I've got some of those somewhere... never thought of scanning them. And that bird feeder is amazing! My hubby hung ours outside the patio doors where I can sit on the settee and watch them. In the summer, sometimes they fly in the house!! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #84

  19. Thanks you Soshi! I kind of break the rules - not unusual for me - in not just showing what's on my desk for WOYWW...but I can't help it! My hubby is retired and comes up with some really great stuff. I'm going to do a post on just his art soon. :)

  20. What a little sweetie she is-and I love the fabric piece! Happy late WOYWWED!

  21. Thank you Electra! :) I think so. :) I'm off today to deliver the wall quilt. :)

  22. Great post. Love the little barbie cutesy and your workspace is fab. The bird feeder should be marketed, it's excellent!
    JoZarty x

  23. Thanks JoZart! My hubby makes some really cool stuff out of scrap! We're made for each other.

  24. Thanks for the peek at your space this week, just sorry I can't stay longer! Hope the rest of the week goes well for you.

  25. Love your play area, very bright and lots of room and that pink dress is gorgeous
    Bridget #2

  26. Thanks Bridget! If we ever move from here...It'll have to have a huge studio. I've been spoiled!


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