Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vintage Easter Bucket Tutorial

My very talented friend Ann Denise Anderson from "Whim and Fancy Designs Blog" has a very cute tutorial on how to make a vintage Easter bucket. AS soon as she posted I had to sign up and I was so impressed on the fact that she teaches you how to make the actual "bucket/basket". These are not only for Easter, I can see making these for a child's party, bridal shower or baby shower or a fun event. So go visit and learn to make a cute bucket! I can't wait to make mine. xoox

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pink Saturday - Ribbon Store

Happy Pink Saturday! Last Saturday I went to visit my awesome friend Cheryl from nouveaux-portmanteau blog. (we were each others swap partners but will post that next Saturday)She had a perfect Itinerary for us starting with Lunch in Asbury Park with our wonderful friend Carla Gizzi who has a beautiful shop in Asbury and another in Red Bank, NJ. We laughed and chatted and I wish we had more time together. We parted after a wonderful lunch and met my dear dear friend Beverly (no blog yet)at a ribbon store. I was so quiet...yes me! lol I was so overwhelmed and so excited. I will blog more about this during the week. We went to so many wonderful shops laughed till we wet our pants (Cheryl); no she did not and then we parted. Car filled to the brim. So here is a fabulous little taste of some Pink ribbons. These ribbons now make me smile thinking about all we talked about and laughed about, our sisterhood and friendship. Hop on over to Beverly from How Sweet the Sound's blog and see some wonderful Pink posts. xoox

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pink Saturday - Cupcake Shower Cap

Happy Pink Saturday! I saw this "Pink Cupcake Shower Cap" at Border's and had to get it. It is going to my 8 year old niece, I promise. It will be difficult to part with it but I know I will and Isabella will love it.
Please Visit Beverly from How Sweet the Sound Blog and see more Pink Saturday posts! Have a great weekend. xoox

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where Women Cook Launch Party

Better late than never? I actually worked out good to post about "Where Women Cook" Launch Party because the new issue is out! In the 2nd it had pictures of the Party and I am in 1! Ok, I do cook but I am just a fan waiting for an autograph in this picture (see below). I love Jo Packham and her visions with her magazine's. What will be next for Jo? Where Women Market? hmmmm I love the idea maybe we can have flea markets big and small and antique stores and centers all around the world!

Women came from all over to attend the Launch. Some were in the area visiting and had to come by and some read on friend's blogs and all had to stop in and help to celebrate "Women" and the Magazine! It was a sisterhood of the blog and craft world. I was so thrilled to meet some blog friends and hug and squeeze and catch up with crafters. Some were teachers, some students, some were bloggers and some just stopped in to see what it was all about, but the admiration for one another was so heart warming. I could talk about all these incredible women one by one and I would have posts for the whole year. I have a few websites or blog's over the pictures so you can catch up and visit with all these amazing women. I am sorry there were a few that were not in pictures I had taken. So go out pick up a "Where Women Cook and Where Women Create" sit with some girlfriends have some pink martini's and enjoy! Women need to stick together and support each other more.... xoox

They were finishing up decorating and setting up the room

Me and Ree Drumond (Pioneer Woman) She was on the cover

pretty vintage aprons readers sent in to decorate the room

Mary Jane Buters - Mary Jane's Farm

Mamma Agata - Elizabeth Maxon - Suzy Eaton

Tiffany Kirchner Dixon (Fancy Farm Girl)- Serena Thompson (Farm Chicks)- Celeste Shaw (Chaps/Cake)

Megan Halsey - Marsey Iverson - Wendy Addison

Jo Packham

Jennifer Lanne - Jo Packham - Jen O'Connor - Ellen - Sallianne

Jane - Kecia - Cheryl - Jenny and Aaron - Marleen

Hope Me and Meleen

Jenny - Debbie - Tiffany - Shea - Kecia - Jane - Hedi

Tiffany's (The Fancy Farmgirl) Cute Socks with Bows

Molly Wizenberg (Orangette)- Sarabeth Levine (Sarabeth's Kitchen)

The 2nd Magazine

A Picture of Me in the Magazine

**Thank you so much Tiffany (Fancy Farm Girl), for helping me with names for my pictures**

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pink & Green Saturday at Lily O'Brien's

Happy Pink & Green Saturday! I was thinking all week what to post that would be Pink and Green and then I stopped by Tinsel Trading and the very talented Rosemary Warren (Creative Director) was decorating the windows for Easter. Roe (Rosemary) was so excited to see me and tell me about a good friend who owns the "FABULOUS" Lily O'Brien's chocolate cafe on 40th between 5th and 6th Avenue's, across the street from Bryant Park. Roe also designs for them. I keep missing Roe and today is her Birthday so she could not meet with me this time. But I thought it would be fun to stop by and post for my Pink and Green Saturday post. I promise to be back for their Easter display and meet with Rosemary so she can tell us all how she gets inspired and designs such beautiful displays. Happy Birthday Rosemary! May the luck of the Irish and a pink pot filled with love family and friendships, come at the end of the rainbow to all your homes! xoox
Please visit Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound" for some more Pink and Green Saturday Posts.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pink Saturday Anthropology Pink Patterns

Happy Pink Saturday! I was walking by Anthropology and loved their Pink Pattern window display. Amazing what they can do with wooden hangers and a dress form! I stood there just staring at that adorable pink sewing machine! I want one too!! Please visit Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound" and visit with more Pink Saturday Friends.

My Feature Pink Saturday post is Gabriela Delworth! She will have a new book out March 11th. So join the Pink Release Party and wish her well! xoox