Monday, November 30, 2009


A lot of my work is custom designed:
here the customer requested a large center diamond
to hold larger sheets of paper
like a calendar.



Friday, November 27, 2009


first remote post
so that I can bring you
another installment from my favorite Maira Kalman
go to the New York Times here for the full post

Posting from Ohio
10.5 hours on the road
drove through 4 states
and saw so many fast food places
Slow down
Eat your fruits and veggies
Moderation
Be Happy
10.5 hours to get home
new products to show you all soon.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

I saw this very nice arrangement on eddie ross's blog
and
loved it.
So I took a walk to collect some material
to make my very own
but the field had just been mown.
and the pickins' were slim.
Here is what I ended up with - ok but not great

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Burlap is everywhere
I first came up with my green bulletin board for Earth Day 2007
Here's my latest creation.
I think this would be a great in a dorm room.
I have another coffee bag that has a big red crown -
not what you would expect on burlap!

Eddie Ross is using burlap for his holiday drinks table
Love the centerpiece - click here for the "how-to"

Burlap curtains as seen on Patina Green
love the header detail
just like your favorite smocked party dress

Ballard Design table cloth with fringe


recovered lamp shades by smitten design

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Check out my latest creation:
the pve desktop memento board
inspired by my friend Patricia at pve

Not enough wall space - these beauties are a perfect alternative.

The desktop memento board can be created in any of my fabrics that you see
Or you can send me your own fabric - how about that!
Just send me an e-mail.

Monday, November 23, 2009

What fun to bring the beaters picture frame
to your Thanksgiving Day
host & or hostess!

The brown seaweed is festive too.

Remember to snap a photo of the gang at the the Thanksgiving table.

Then send the fun picture to the hostess with a thank you note.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tell me - isn't this fabric gorgeous?
I have had the fabric for years.
This piece is going to a trunk show in NYC today.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Alyssa of Coterieblog just did a wonderful post on my work
thank you - thank you Alyssa.
Alyssa purchased the zebra frame above which reminded her of the
I Married Adventure book.

Read more of alyssa's finds and books that she likes
she has two blogs...
how do you do it?



all photos taken by Alyssa of Coterieblog

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

All packed and ready to go...
before
the empty space takes 2.5 hours to transform
voila
Each time it is a little different
depending upon the space

A blog friend stopped by -
such fun to meet Alyssa and her mother
Thanks for all the purchases.

One more day to go.
It has been a long show...
but I have a lot of friends on the boutique circuit
so it is fun, even if the economy cuts into the sales
and I meet new people all the time.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


getting ready for next boutique

Forgot to mention that the boutique
is at the Far Hills Country Day School
in Far Hills, New Jersey

If you live in the vicinity of Far Hills, New Jersey
stop by La Belle Boutique.

click here for a list of all the fabulous vendors
including moi!

Saturday, November 7th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 8th 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, November 9th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

next show
gearing up
so much to do
so little time
but as maira kalman says
we have to learn how to live
i say - make each day matter.
look up - look around -

Monday, November 2, 2009

crazy busy
but i have some good work to show you soon