Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Are You a Gypsy Queen of Paris ??

I'm in such a parisian mood these days, you know me always thinking , trying out new ways to use my creativity, now I'm dreaming of Gypsy Parisian ellements to sew! Is there even a Gypsy PArisian? Well, maybe I just made her up, Something like if Marie Antoinette hadnt been executed but just put out of her home with nothing but her old clothes and she had to sew them all together to create some kind of fashion? Sound silly? I'm silly I know but crazy as it may be I have been sewing all maries Rags, thus the new website name PARIS RAGS, I'm having a blast for now, havent made much money yet thats the downer but maybe it will catch on....This january 16-19 we will have our first tent shop at the Mount Dora Extravaganza, I hope some of you will be able to come!! So far I have bags, clothes, Rag Bands, pillows and some odds n ends I'm offering....Along with all my hand painted roses, furniture, artwork....needless to say, I'm a painting sewing crazy fool~ Anyway, Hope you will visit my new blog here . Paris Rags will be opening on the web hopefully in January, me and hubby are working on it each night , here is the banner part of it, I think it came out beautiful after quite a few versions... Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by to visit!! Hugs, Kimberly

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Treasures I love

I played with all kinds of tools to make this photo, at Picnik.com I love the little birdie!

This Lady in the roses pretty much expresses how I feel about those shoes:) The photo is from my friend Judy's new blog FRENCH LAUNDRY go say hi!

These are my antique lace Journals, made with my coveted antique paper doilies! Then embellished them....so romantic... they are on my website if anyone has to have one.....they are so beautiful, even the inside has a special surprise!

This victorian bride was so much fun to make, I had to stop before I covered the whole thing with embellishments! She is also for sale, though I hate to part with her, the frame is antique. For anyone interested we will have a beautiful full booth at the Mount Dora Antiques Extravaganza January 14-16, its near Orlando Fl.....Beautiful historical town. My covered shop will be packed full of hand painted furniture, art and tons of other pretties! So I will be busy painting till then, I'll post photos of all the treasures! Blessings to all, Kimberly

Monday, December 8, 2008

Whirlwind days

I dont know about you but boy the days go by so fast, I dont seem to have time for anything but work and of course home schooling. I'm a Flickr addict I think lol . I have been posting most of my new work to Flickr I forget that alot of you might not go there! So I'll post some of the things I have been working on or are now up for sale. I get into different moods of art, sometimes I can paint till I drop, then I turn to embellishing, which my book is about, hopefully it will be finished end of this coming summer, it's just too much to work on it all the time and still work and school, etc. This summer I can get down to business.... Then I get in my sewing moods, which I am into right now, I love vintage Gypsy style clothing, and accesories, I'v been on the hunt for old lace to shred up :) I recently sold some of my work to singer, actress,fashionista Courtney Love, after I saw what she was buying on Etsy I was really inspired to do more sewing, she really has termendous style for beautiful antique inspired clothes. I never would have guessed. Very sweet too. Anyway , I love creating vintage inspired wareable art, jewelry you get it right. I have listed tons of my new things on etsy, so many incredible artists , you'll have to click on my favorites to see some of the items, wow....... I'll add the Link here to my Etsy page, let me know what you think. I go back and forth with my crazy ideas hopeing one day I'll make something everyone has to have!! I keep trying , this brain never stops ( hence the need for stress vitamins) Oh how I wish I could be content to just clean house and have no interest in creating .... guess I wouldnt be me then. Enjoy the photos ! Hugs, Kimberly

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Givaway Winner is!!!!!

BECKY ~ of Lace & Lures! Congrats Becky! I did the Random.Org number Generator Becky was number 25 . Send me over your address Becky and I'll send you all your goodies...... I waited a few more days till anouncing the winner, I guess so many people are busy this time of year, or maybe I'm not the popular blogger lol more than likely both. Anyway, thank you to all you sweet ladies who did stop by to leave a comment, it means alot!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Last Chance for Givaway!

Thanks all who left a comment on my Givaway! Here is one last chance to leave a comment . I'll be picking the winner Monday morning! Check out My new Lollishops page! It's now open for business, I listed an item last night and have alot more to go, special little items for Lollishops. The site is really adorable so I hope you will stop by. Above is the new Lollishops banner for my shop page. I think it goes well with all the pretty Marie Antoinette items I'v been inspired to make. MY flickr link has most of my new creations so take a peek! Thanks again, I love to hear from you all:) Hugs, Kimberly

Sunday, November 2, 2008

In Honor of The Queen!

Welcome to the Queens Soiree! I was so pleased to be invited to such a beatiful and important event! November 2nd Queen Marie Antoinette's Birthday ! Here are a few Gifts I have brought for her highness! Enjoy and be sure to visit Cupids Charm for the Queens Soiree!

MY beautiful tribute to Marie Album, every Queen needs a treasure album!

Looks like my room ....well maybe not!

Did you know the Queen composed music?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

G*I*V*A*W*A*Y*!!!! Nov1- 15th

Hi ! I'm so exited to host my First ever Givaway! I gathered alot of pretties that I personally would be thrilled to have. My original 8x10 oil painting on canvas featuring lilacs and tea cup! So many items. My new tags with Dressmaker in French. Pearl Laugh wall hanging, vintage china, handmade sweet photo book basket full of goodies! Just a little Thank you for all the sweet kind comments you all have left me. I hope you enjoy. I will announce the winner November 15th! It may be later just to give everyone a chance to leave a comment. Rmember to come back tomorrow for the Marie Antoinette Sioree hosted by Cupids Charm!! I will be viewing my latest Marie Creations as well as my Hostess gift ! Thanks everyonehave a wonderful weekend and enjoy this beautiful cool fall weather! Hugs, Kimberly

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Meet Lady Sophie Rose

Meet my Lady Sophie Rose! I found her all battered up , shes vintage. It was so much fun and alot of work sewing her bodice to get it tight around her petite curves.... shes just beautiful! You can see more photos of her here !
She will also be gracing my new Notes collection and a part of my book , maybe the cover! Thanks so much for stopping by I always enjoy comments it makes my day even if its to say hi! Hugs, Kimberly

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I'm so exited to host my first GIVAWAY!! It will be for the month of November. So please come by November 1st to Nov 15th to leave a comment and see the beautiful hand made Items I will be Gifting to the lucky Winner. Lets just say the items will have lace & Roses, of course. Thanks so much for all who have been commenting, its so nice to read all of your sweet encouraging comments! Hugs, Kimberly

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Shop & Notes

This past week I had the honor of creating a shop banner for a dear friend Sherry of Sherry's Rose Cottage. She is designing Vintage baby dresses with beautiful embellishments. Sherry is quite talented and a true Romantic! It was so much fun putting together the banner and finding all the baby elements to use for it, I have to say it's one of my favorites! Check out her new Etsy shop Here, she will also be a Lollie shop member! a> Here is a single blooming rose in my garden! So velvet smooth.....
Thank you Marina Capano for this sweet Award! Sorry for the delay in thanking you!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Calling All Embellishers! Book Deal!

Hi Eveyone! I'm not talking about the little white lies or storytellers, I'm talking about those beautiful artists out there who create the most divine objects! Paper art, Crowns, journals, canvas art, crafts, clothing art, anything you can embellish with a glue gun, glue, sew, you get the idea! I'm looking for all such Artists who would like to be in my new BOOK! Yippee, this is so much fun, lots of work on my part as well as a little work on your parts to send me un -sized photos of your work. Your photos will be fully protected and credit given for the art and photography. The book will contain your shop or blog to where the readers can purchase such art. You will need to email that info along with your photo. Well, it's going to be lots of work but in the end well have a gorgeous book everyone will want to have! Some of the pages will contain how too projects, where to find products, and beautiful color photos of the art in our home, settings or staged setting. I hope you all will pass this around, I'll be visiting many blogs inviting you all to come over too.... I can't mention the Title yet, soon I hope! This book will be sold in all major bookstores and available on my website. Even if you think you may not be an artist, many of you don't give yourself enough credit for the sweet things you come up with ! Even if your a crafter at home and just keep your creations you can share them with thousands! BE SURE to leave a comment on this post if you would like to have your work in the book, it will help me compile a list much easier than having to hunt you down :) Don't forget tell everyone!! Thanks bunches, Kimberly

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My new Magazine!

Well, nice thought! I did this at flickr, it would be a dream to have my own magazine , maybe someday.... thought this was so much fun you will have to give it a try and make your own magazine i'd love to see what everyone would come up with!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'v been Tagged! & COCO!

This is my first time ever being tagged, gee I'v been feeling really left out :( But , then my sweet friend Sherry of Sherry's Rose Cottage came along and tagged me! Its always nice to be asked a few questions about who you are and what you like. I was so bummed out this weekend waiting and waiting for some beautiful photos to come out (that were asked for) in Country Victorian Magazine. I finally got my hands on the new issue and was so exited, but quickly going thru page after page and there were no photos! Well, needless to say it was a bummer! My consolation prize was at least my friend Cathy Scalise is in the magazine and she has one of my TEA & SWEETS displayed in her kitchen photo! It looks so sweet. Anyway, I'll stop whining.....for now :) Back to being tagged!

If you have been tagged, here is what is requested:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird...

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a post on their blog. So here we go.......

1. I was raised in the Circus , my Dad was a Tiger Trainer and I rode Horses.

2. I'v always wanted Blond hair.

3. I'm addicted to Flickr, I could spend hours searching photos on subjects I love.

4. I'm a Cottage Girl at heart

5. I love Biographys

7. I would love to design Shabby Romantic clothing

Well, that wasnt so hard, I thought I'd wake a few of you up with the first one :) Its true! I forgot to mention my mother Rode Elephants, she was amazing and graceful at her job. My parents were " the Best" in their day.

Did any of you get to watch the COCO Chanel movie on Lifetime last night? Wow, I loved it and was so inspired by her story, I never knew what a go getter she was, all the heartache and triumph! Here is the link to a look inside Coco's beautiful apartment !

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Paintings & Queen of Shabby Blog!

Thank you all for your kind notes regarding my "Smokey" he surely is missed around here.....it helps knowing I wasnt alone in making that call..... Well, on another note here is what I have been up too....painting of course.... here is a pretty antique table I painted all free hand, even the scrolls....I love how it came out. I plan on doing more furniture soon. On another note I was so thrilled to visit Chris' (Tutti Chic) blog, she has a link to Rachael Ashwells new blog! I was so thrilled, I think it all started when I first picked up a Shabby Chic book, I looked at all the scuffed beautiful architectural elements, white sofa,fluffy squishy pillows mixed with beautiful crystal chandeliers ,oil paintings of roses and knew thats what I loved ! I still have my book and bought her second. Ohh the cable show on style really did it for me.....watching Christie Repasy give a demonstration of her oil painted roses, thats when I knew I was going to paint roses ! When you think of it , all our blogs really were inspired of her style one way or another, wouldnt it be neat to have that type of influence on a huge number of people! I'm sure she is very humbled at the thought! I'll stop rambling on and on and here is our reigning Queen Rachael Ashwell's new blog! Good day to you all, Hugs, Kimberly

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Saying Goodbye.....

I know it's not a very encouraging post but Our blogs are much like public journals, weds I took my sweet Smokey to the vet, he was 14 (we have had him 5 years) and in much pain due to so many ailments , I couldnt stand to see him suffer any longer. I spent the day feeding him , ( people food)bathing him, and just letting him stay in the house where he loved to be, around me. Which made it hard to take him to the vet and actually end his life. It was best for him but as humans we do everything we can to live longer and help our pets to live long and healthy, not batting an eye when we have to spend the whole months mortgage to save our Ferrets life, thats another story, yes a heartbreaker....... Smokey started to go down hill fast, I only wish we would have found him before he had heartworms, and before his arthritis . He would probly go on another 3 or 4 years, his spirit was as if he were a puppy, but a puppy in pain... So for all who have lost a dear sweet companion I'm sorry for us who unlike our little friends, have to be sad for their loss.... I hope it's a long time before I have to go thru this with my little dog mini, I cant stress enough, Heartworm meds!! It wont help them live forever but it will give us more time with our sweet companions.....

I found this saying that is so sweet ...and is very true......If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever”Winnie the pooh........I found this on The pink gate blogspot , a very inspirational blog

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Artisan & a beautiful find

I'm so thrilled to have found Gloria, Les Art by Gloria, her art is just beautiful but then I discovered searching thru her older posts, that her home is just Exquisite! Something right out of Victoria Magazine, which Gloria I hope you send photos to them. Her elegant vintage style is so beautiful I want to frame this photo! Gloria is featured on my Marie Antoinette art blog , the link is to the right, you have to see her wonderful tribute to Marie, very unique and detailed art. She loves french decor. Be sure to visit here

Here is a lovely Antique Silver platter I found last week! This is after I painted it of course, The raised floral detail is just breathtaking