Saturday, November 15, 2014

Linen LoVE ...

As you know
 .. if you have visited my little shop before ... 

I LoVE vintage linens and to bring them back to life again in a beautiful keepsake bag that can be used for everyday 
.. well it just delights me.  

Mostly I salvage handmade linens that have tears or stains and work around that ....
I just found these fabulous pieces 
in near perfect order and just could NOT take scissors to them.

my hope is that someone can love them 
and use them just as they are
so I've listed them up in my shop 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Chino Valley Gypsy Cowgirl Keepsake Wallet Clutch

wilderness is not a luxury 
but a necessity of the human spirit
>>....  Edward Abbey

repurposed black leather so incredibly soft ~ like butter

add a bit of southwest beauty {turquoise & silver} 
 embellished with fabulous leather fringe

... m.m.m.m.m delicious!

so this is just a little conversation piece
for those associated with Etsy
....  what is your view of the new improvements?

has it benefited you?

do you have more sells?

what do you feel about treasuries and now the lack of them?

is anyone as frustrated as I am?

don't get me wrong.. I love Etsy and have actually had my shop since 2009
I've seen a lot of changes over the years
some good
some not so good

however I have always loved the artistic indie spirit about Etsy... 
creative people 
inspiring shops
there was a really good vibe 
to the whole site...

something has changed
I can't put my finger on it.
It has a more 
commercialist feel about it
and frankly ...
what attracted me to Etsy in 2009
was it did not have that 
polished commercial feel

those are my 2 cents

any other comments?

Saturday, November 01, 2014


While scouting the other day I ventured into an antique store in Centralia .. it was in an old glorious house .. the kitchen was 1940s style right down to the red & white check linoleum.   The house had sold and all items were 50% off... how much better could the day get?

I found a smallish unfinished piece of crazy quilt .. about 18 inches by 20 ..  the poor little thing was just begging me to take it home and give it some ZiLove  ...

the trail is the thing, not the end of the trail
travel too fast
and you miss all you are traveling for

>>... Louis L'Amour