Friday, September 26, 2008
I want them to see what daring to dream really means...
I want them to see dreams take work to fullfill....nothing comes easy.
I want them to see that they can do anything....anything!
I want them to see they can blaze their own trails....and i will be there to cheer them on indeffinately.
I love you girls....more than you will ever know."
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wouldn't it be wonderful to create for royalty or those whom lived in wonderful Castles who had only the best over to view your wonderful creations and believed you were THE BEST!
I dream. I once lived in a castle.
Did you ever think "who is your target market?" I know we all want EVERYONE to buy from us but seriously who do you think is your best market? What steps do you take to reach them. I need to think about this one. Long and hard and re-evaluate. I need to think about the materials I use and if I can find them less exspensive elsewhere and realy see how I can bring forth a better product and cut cost and make a profit. It is so hard to do when you create one of a kind and buy things you find & love and want to make a creation out of them. That is not wholesale : that is impulse, gota have it, ohhhh this will be awesome. It is expensive for me but I LOVE the "find" ~ and the ideas. but is it realy practical in the long run or should I just not think about it and just create? hmmmmmmmm just another thing to think about and wonder if there is anyone else like me. ok.... less talking and more pictures, I promise. ; )
Remember when you see pictures and tips that there are so many that haven't seen it yet. So its always good to share when you think of something. Some people are good at sharing, talking, computers etc...and some are just too busy or not intrested in creating a blog as of Yet to share their talent/knowledge etc... So some of us can do it for them. Yes, I may repeat myself, use bad grammer or misspell, but remember im a mommy with 5 girls - 17, 15, 13, 11 & 1 year old. I do not sleep much and im always rushing around so Please forgive me. Im a perfectionist really bad and it so bothers me that someone would judge me on here. this is Blog land. im letting it go and thats a good thing for me. A step. Otherwise I would delete it until I could get it right and that is not the point here. just use what you can from my little blog and get creating, inspired, motivated and MAKE IT HAPPEN!!$$ ; ) Your success challenges me and brings out the best in me. Thank You XO
This is how I feel right now... Alot on my plate. but still doing it all with style and huge imagination. Isn't creating such wonderful therapy?! : )
Yes I am seeing double just like her. Im dizzy, same pictures over & over again. and Yes I have created more since these.. im just bad a getting pictures sometimes when im in a hurry to get something out. If you all knew the drama I have been dealing with since we moved here you would be shocked. Mybe you would then understand soooo until I post a bit more on that crazy drama that happened... bare with me and just think happy, positive thoughts for me. Send them my way.
Thank you & get creating and challenge yourself. Dig deeper! : )
http://www.style.com/ all images courtesy from style.com Vogues online source for yummy inspiration. some photo's of these shots are all over the web, but you can find this photo shoot and all the info. from this link.
Just incase You didn't know... these are some more pictures of the European inspired pieces I design. Just came across this file so the pictures already had words on them so please forgive the mess.
Oh.. my attempt at a collage painting with a bit of added this & that's ..waiting to be figured out and finished. Just another added piece to my long list of experiments. Funny how things can look so completely diff. after all the sugar and trims. ; )
These make great baby shower gifts and I need to make more of my canvas paintings. They are so unique and so dreamy. I LOVE all my little bouquets on everything. I Love to tuck in my painted little birdies with their magical crowns or party hats. Of course sparkely glitter, crystals and vintage jewelry, rhinestones or some fun bling. Girls are all about the Glamour & Glitz right?
Charming Little keepsake boxes. Fanciful pieces to adorn your little ones wonderland as they drift off to sleep. Surround your loved ones with pretty little things. Let their imagination run wild with sugary sweet dreams and happy thoughts. One of the best ways to do that is by finding wonderful treasures such as these (sorry, had to) However just comming on these creative blogs your bound to find a treasure trove of delightful eyecandy. I know a bunch of sweeties that do what I do. On my other blog I listed many however I LOST all my links, gagets, buttons, labels, videos etc... but Im starting fresh & will get them back. Soon with a new layout & banner. ohhh I can't wait.
BUT I so promised myself to move forward and start fresh and let others handle the drama.
so Im on a mission for taking new pictures, fresh new designs and hopefully a wonderful line off to some fabulous upscale baby boutiques and decorating shops. However, creating one of a kind is so much more fun, so if anyone ever has an idea or needs something special PLEASE let me know. I love a challenge!
Please bare with me with posting older pictures but check back for new designs and hopefully a new whole approach!
I Love my girls... they are so patient with me. She is holding this little keepsake box to show you the size. I made these several years ago and they are such a sweet gift to give yet add such wonderful charm to a special princess's room. Many of my designs are on little pedestals. I wanted to do something different than everyone elses. I hope you you like them. They also have little sayings, special sentiments & even famous quotes inside. A gift to treasure.
Ciao Bella ~
These are some pieces I designed with a charming little girls room in mind.Soft, sweet, a bit of fanciful old world charm. The sweet little hooks would look absolutely adorable with fluffy tutu's displayed on them. Or baby bonnet & gown, hat, straw bag on one side and favorite sweater on other side. Nightie or outfit for the next day... the ideas are endless, ohhhh even bathroom with gorgeous towels or kitchen and posh new apron or purse & keys... just a wonderful way to display and hang your things upon. The big bin wasn't finished painted in this picture at the time I took it. but it a sweet way to contain all your little ones toys, books, stuffed animals or even rolled up baby blankets. I have them in my familyroom, living room, playroom etc.... I do not like clutter or yucky plastic bins all over so painting them to match your style but with some sweet whimsy touches is fun for both of you. or realy girly them up and bring fairy tales to your littles one imagination. The ideas are endless and I love to get creative.
Soon more designs to come.
We have at least 6 cameras here, one stolen and others hmmmm missing cord, loose wire and who knows where they are. MINE needs fixed and I need my daughter to help me with hers and find the cord. We just all get so busy lately, but I NEED to take some pictures today!!!!
I have so many things im working on and I would like to give you a little sneak peak.
I know I like to see what others are working on.
I have some new
little canvas paintings
and of course my keepsake boxes
so stay tuned.....
and ideas and advice are always sooo greatly appreciated.
DREAM WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN ~
Ps.. you can click on pictures for larger view ; )
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Oh this last one is just waiting for all the trims. and that green wont be seen much, lots more layers for this thing. not sure what I was thinking so I put him on hold. like many things I have here.. I get bored easy and I think I have that "adult ADD" or whatever its called. I NEVER ever stop creating. Even when im way too busy doing other things. Designs just pop in my head and sometimes it gets annoying and visions come flying at me. even clothing to design. I do not sew. but you know.... I was going to go to school for that back then. First NYCFIT & Parsons school of design. I was enrolled at art Institute in Pitt. was going to transfer to La. Live with my aunt in Santa Barbra and commute to La art inst. well this momma's path changed. But its still all here in my little head. Don't we all want to do everything!!! ; )
Kisses & Best Wishes ~ Im a bad girl up this late. uh oh.
British born Chris Nicholls, a father of three / fashion photographer is the mind behind these lovely dreamy photos. http://www.chrisnichollsphotography.com/index.php/pages/biography/
Rosie Ditton Hill .uk ~ Designer of this sweet rosey room above.
Ohhhhh I have to post a few more pics. I just found on that http://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/ site. I went back to find their link and they have sooo much more new things in. OH MY! Im so loving it all. Love the displays. Yummy Eye candy.
Even though I design for baby, child & Posh mommies ; ) I get motivated & inpsired by expensive designs. Hope You all do too.
Best Wishes to all ~ You deserve it.