Friday, December 11, 2009
It has been awhile since I posted anything about OUR GANG. Taber is in the photo as a puppy.He has grown into a sweet and lovable dog who always looks like he is smiling. He is pictured with his chin on the floor here. He will be one year old December 24th and he was a birthday present from my husband last February. Taber weighs 20 pounds...he is a very large Peke. Pansy who sits regally on the chair is a white Peke like Taber and is 10. She has been with us since she was 10 months old. She only weighs 12 pounds but can stand her ground any time with playful Taber. Tom Cat came to us as a starving kitten about six years ago....he will never go hungry again. He has always had my heart and everyone else loves him too. He is so good to the children and Taber who never leaves him alone. Tom is gentle and kind and friendly and loving and does not have a mean bone in his body. He has always been this way.
Send me a story about your dog or cat. I always love reading them. Animals are such a big part of our lives and I know they are the same in your life.
Thank you for reading my blog.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Check out item number 380186918278 on Ebay under my seller name SUMMERSDARLING. I can guarantee... you will not find this at your local department store or florist. It has been a nine year journey accomplishing these wreaths and I have loved every minute of it. A labor of love I have had in my minds eye for over six months. Now it is a realty. Just a few sneak peeks for you. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It is always such a joy for me to share my creations with you. After all where would an artist be without an audience? Please leave a comment. It would mean so much to me.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I have a sister-in-law that lives in Scotland and she called and asked me to whip up some gifts for the holiday season. Now she is a very lovely lady that has a mother in the nursing home who is 93 and Pat(my sister-in-law)visits her mother daily. She asked me to make her mother a wall hanging. Her mother is confined to her bed. Something she could look at all the time which could be placed on a wardrobe by her bed. Soooo today I made one of my fabric blocks of Icart's Christmas Wreath 1922 and started playing with all sorts of velvet and trim and adornments. This is the finished wall hanging. Thought you might like to see it. It was a lot of fun. You sort of make the background and then start playing with everything. Placing it here and there and everywhere. I also hand painted the details on the lady, wreath and cherub with German glass glitter.
I added a broach...very old as a finishing touch.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Please take a moment in your busy lives to STROLL THE SHOPS with Jan at Rose Haven.
Just copy and paste the link in your address bar to be whisked off on a magical journey through many Christmas delights offered by so many talented artist. http://jt-jantom.blogspot.com/
There is a lovely give away open to all so sign up now for the opportunity to win a great offering. All the prizes are on view so don't miss.
This darling image is now available right here and right now. As a special Christmas bonus I will sell you two 5 x 7 100% cotton fabric blocks....you use these just like any fabric you sew with.
14.00 and I will pay the shipping in the USA. It would be $5.00 to ship internationally. No water mark on your copy. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to purchase two fabric blocks from me. KEEP ONE AND GIVE ONE AS A GIFT Also perfect to frame.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Just Between Us Girls...I am very excited here about my new fabric blocks. They are in pink. Yes I said pink. Just look at what I made with one of them. Now we can have pink ladies and pink Santa Claus images and pink kittens and puppy dogs...oooo for the love of pink. Summersdaring is IN THE PINK!!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
A client of mine recently asked me to design some stockings for her store.....the dazzling bride from the 1920's makes a perfect choice for this endeavor.
I also created the Angel in the woods shabby cottage chic stocking today with the Victorian star ornament. It will be on Ebay this very day.
I am having so much fun. Do you have a stocking you would like designed for your shop or for your home? Custom design is my favorite form of art. Just contact me at email@example.com and we could create something SPECTACULAR together!
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