Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Liberty Prints Just Added

I have been to busy...really insane. But the summer slow down is coming. I have some brand new Liberty prints that I have just added in 2 styles in several colors.
Click here is purchase: New Liberties

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Top Box Details

The baby clothing patterns are La Petite Belle Patterns 7006 and 7007. (To purchase the patterns and fabrics in kits visit: The items in the top half of the covered card box consist of an embroidered bubble pants pattern, a “onesie” style short pants and a jumper. I have included a rattle and a horse from train set accessories.

Opposite the day-clothes are his night items. A nursery rhymes book from Ann Vanture’s Paperminis (, a diaper shirt and a bunting. (The bunting is my FAVORITE thing.) A little ducky decoration and rattle with stars completes the right side.

Next the box bottom. Kathi

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. ~Sam Levenson
Happy Mothers Day!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Presentation Box

There are those who are minimalists and have the bare necessities about them. They lead uncomplicated (in the decorating sense, that is) lives. Then there are the “more is more” and “more is better” crowd who have great joy in having things and showing them, and enjoying their collections and items every single day. I define myself as an “in the middlest.” I tuck things away, and I see them when I open a drawer, or a closet. I really do not like things on my cabinets, or on the tops of tables, or setting out too much. Truthfully, I know to put my collections together for a more dramatic presentation and I am guilty of spreading a few things out. I do try, but I am not so great at it. (No matter how many decorating shows I watch.)

I created this little box as a Christmas present for my friend. It is one way, I can keep my collections of little things together and tuck them away satisfying the need to create, gather all my ideas in one place, and blend many artistic elements into one little space. It was a way to celebrate her first grandchild, a boy, who had been born last year.

I have broken the box down to share with you over a few days so you can see the element contained within it. The card box purchased from Hobby Lobby was covered in scrapbooking paper, baby trims and items borrowed from the internet. The whole idea is mine, but nothing new to doll collectors who know presentation boxes have been popular for generations.

The second picture shows the box opened displaying his tiny layette. The doll is 1 ½” long. The inside of the box decorated with scrapbooking paper, and each section has a tiny pillow secured to the opening with the items pinned, tied or glued in place.

Please enjoy, I hope you will be inspired. More details are on the way!