Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pink Saturday.

I'm a little late for the Pink Saturday party that is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.
Here is a beautiful Habiscus I layered on a bit of vintage paper.

Friday, July 30, 2010

oh yummmmm

While watching the Food Network "kid in the candy store" episode, We discovered a Carmel
apple shop that is just a block away...after watching the show...we HAD to go check it out!!
I have walked by and thought "How can a candy apple store stay in business"
When you walk in, you are greeted by these beautiful colored apples, like 50 flavors...we were
like a kid in a candy store!!! We decided to share this orange cream one. OH MY!!!!
YUMMMMM. They cut it up for is dipped in the softest Carmel, then into a layer of white chocolate then dipped in Orange stuff, then drizzled with more stuff....OH MY, did I say that already?!? It was to die for, REALLY, that good!!!

And...the store was packed with people!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

aaaah, The Color Red has taken us from our Alphabe-Thursday to Rainbow Colors.
We are starting out the week with RED. I love RED, I haven't always loved red, I grew into it.

California Bougainvillea so RED and Vibrant

California Strawberries...just the best!!!

Just check'n to see if you were still looking at my pictures...
RED strawberry jam...Yummm

My absolute favorite!! Pomagranite Pinkberry
with RED strawberries.

But look at the RED juiciness!!
Thanks for stopping by, be sure and check out the others!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

A little sewing too

I love sewing with old lace and buttons. This was put on linen.
A few photos didn't show up on the previous post.
I just added them, I couldn't get the blanks to go away.

I'm getting back to it!!

It's been a long time a comin...Signing up for Stephanie Lees class was the best thing I could have done. It hasn't even started yet and I have all my tools laid out (oh, this is only a small There were things I didn't have time to do when I took her 2 day class. This time around, I'm going to be prepared. I'm getting my copper pipes cut. I have my spoons ready, I have made the hooks and attached them...I have great plans!! I've even been keeping a little journal with all my ideas, Snowmen are in my future..more birds nests. My daughter and I have been busy making fimo birds...I have plans for them....oh! This is going to be a good time!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pink Saturday

I took the above rose photo and a mask. I love how it turned out
Went to Orange there is a fabulous Antique mall called Country Roads

This is one Shabby Shabby chair
Lots of pinkness in this booth

Pink Wicker!!

And this lovely vintage flowing gown

We had these growning up..probably the first
"faux " wicker glasses.
Hope you enjoyed my PINKS
to see more, Please visit our host Beverly
of How Sweet the Sound.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Last Alphabe-Thursday Post "C"

Our teacher Jenny Matlock at has asked us for one more post
to end our Alphabet, I chose the letter C for COLOR, I love color, guess what is next on
Jennys blog...she is going to give us a COLOR to post about each week! Join in the fun
The above photo was taken at the California Aquarium

This graffiti was at Venice Beach

This beautiful box of color is from Santa Monica

This beautiful Blue Peacock is from the LA Arboretum
What fun we are having down here in California!!!

And then there are the flowers!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Photos from last weekend. Love Morning Glories. They stay in bloom for so long down here. This was a lady's shopping cart at the farmers market in Santa Monica
I want to try squash blossoms.

My new little camera took this from the car, it was on the 3rd floor and down the street. We were
stopped at a stop light. Full zoom.
I know I have said this before. Thank you to you wonderful bloggers that keep coming back when I have nothing but a few photos. My life took such a drastic change when we made this move to So. Calif.
I needed some time to aclamate myself to my new suroundings. Signing up for Stephanie Lees online
class has gotten me excited about crafting again. Finding all my tool has been a challenge. If only I
had put them all in the same packing box...but I didn't. I have my spoons, and metal, and glass. So, hang
in there with me for a few more weeks and I'll have some hand crafted items to show you!! whoohoo!
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

more texture

This was an old door that belonged to a single car garage it was so tall and skinny. whats with two door handles??
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Monday, July 19, 2010


This week we were to take pictures of textures. I love the smoothness of the sunflower peddles against the purple flower.
And then these berries and figs against the smooth box and the grainy cement

Of course, this is my favorite...the texture of this fountain. I caught this sweet bird taking a bath

Love the texture of this fern taken from underneath
Hope my teacher likes these. What do you think?

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Today its all about Orange

Farmers Markets are full of fresh Orange color

And the flowers...just beautiful

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Pink Saturday Flowers

Can you tell....I learned a new trick in Photoshop Elements...How fun are these "masks"
I took an ordinary flower and made it quirky...lots of fun


I went through some of my photos and decided that today should be a red day...
in honor of it being hot hot hot...103. ouch! Thank goodness for air conditioning!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday "Z"

We did it...our whole class posted a letter of the alphabet every week. Jenny Matlock was

our delightful teacher. She like my words each week. This is our last week. We have come to the letter Z. I thought about this letter...I wanted to show pictures of the Zoo and the wonderful Zebra...but, this week ZIPPED by so quickly, I didn't have a chance to find my photos.
Next week we are going to re-post a post. Please check out more interesting Z's at, I'm just to Zapped tonight to do any better. I'm off to get some Zzzzz's
Its Thursday Morning
I had my ZZZZZ's and I'm feeling good
I want to start everyones day with a song that will stay with you alllll day
Are you ready....
Zippity Doo Dah
Zippity Day
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of Sunshine
Heading my way
Zippity Do Day
Zippity Day
Yes, it is really hot down here in So. Cal. But,
my oh my it is a beautiful sunshiny day!!
Love it!!
I wanted to get this latest update on before Jenny visits
I woke up this morning,
think about all the broken zippers in my life
Have you ever had to take off your sweater, jacket, jeans
that had the zipper quit working,
thats bad enough, how about when the zippers
stop working foryour husband, while he is still in them,
yes, the jeans too...and WHY do they call it a fly????


I didn't want to leave you without a new photo today. This was in San Juan Capastrano
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