Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fabric Love

Don't you just love it when the Fed Ex truck stops in front of your house? I know I do especially after I've been shopping on line at Hancock's of Paducah. Yep my package came today and I wanted to share my fabric love with you guys. Take a look at some old friends Anna Marie Horners Chocolate Lollipop fabric to be used for my sister's ruffled apron and some other craft aprons.Then some new friends Michael Miller's Ginger Blossom, I've seen some beautiful creations on flickr recently. Then we have Tula Pink's Flutterby....hmmm the possibilities.

I just love new fabric! Holding it, looking at it and letting it tell me what it wants to become.....a handbag, an apron or maybe something else. I'm still finishing the Par Deux Meres bags and need to make table cloths before I can cut into these, but come back and see what this pile of loveliness becomes.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

New Camera and Fun

My wonderful husband Todd brought me a present, I have a new camera! It's a Canon Rebel XT.
I have never had a "nice" camera before and it has more bells and whistles than I know what to do with. But I have a friend that had a similar camera and since she was coming over to work on the Par Deux Meres bags....well. Jodi (my bud) tested my new baby and worked her magic. Here are some of the random pictures she took around my house, please ignore the dust and such.

Oh and go over to our Par Deux Meres site and take a peek at the works in progress.

Friday, March 7, 2008

First Spring Show

Hello to all, so sorry for the delay in between posts. As most of you know I have been busy creating for the first show of the year with very little computer time. But the creating certainly paid off with one of the best shows ever! The best part was meeting several wonderful ladies that knew my work and had visited the blog. Ann and Betty if you're reading this yes I'm talking about you, you guys really made my day. The Nashville bag is a big hit and will be a large part of Spring/Summer events, yep more to come. The weather was also a plus bringing the community out to visit, it was a mini festival.

I'm happy that I can now share a secret, I have been in collaboration with my good friend Jodi Reeves of The Creative Jar and together we have created Par Deux Meres hand painted handbags for you. We are in the baby stages right now but already sold our first bag "The Woman bag". We are currently working on our site but let me assure you that more is to come. We will have more Par Deux Meres bags at the April 6th CRAFT event in East Nashville. You must see these works of art in person, so come out and take a peek and say "hi".