small stories studio

" In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to Heaven."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I like pink?!?!?

I have never been a pink person. I know most girls are drawn to almost any shade of pink but that has never been me. I don't have a speck of it in my home or closet. My favorite color is gray followed by black. I am drawn to dark, deep colors and will gladly pass up a pastel color in any shade, that is until recently!
I find that in my old age now ( 43 is getting up there....hehehe...) I might be weakening in my position towards other colors beside the dark, somber ones. One of my favorite blogs to read in the wonderful my faerie window by the equally wonderful Lori Karla. She is a master of creating in wonderful light shades of pink, blues, greens and purples.
While out antiquing last weekend, I came across some vintage pink ribbon and found myself strangely drawn to it. I heard Lori's voice ( or what I imagined Lori's voice to sound like..) telling me to bite the bullet and just buy that pretty pink ribbon. That it was time to cross over to the light side!
So, since I don't normally hallucinate people's voices, i felt it was sign that I needed to purchase that pink ribbon and to create something with a bit of pink in it and so I did......

and look there is even some baby blue in there brave and daring of me!!!

I have finally overcome by fear of pink and learned that it not such a bad color after all! In fact, I have some of this ribbon left over and am actually looking forward to using it again. So Lori, I would like to thank you for inspiring me to embrace my inner pink side. It is a nice change for me and I realize that a little change in life is a good thing...though I still don't think there will ever be any pink in my!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


some of my latest creations!

to see close-ups just check out my available work link to the left.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is in the air

I hope you all will have a wonderful Valentine's Day with the special person or people in your life! Valentine's inspired me to create some pieces that celebrate love. I made these 3 little hanging pieces from some vintage change purses that feature a lovely woman on them, then dangling down is a picture of their sweetie. I hope they like the matches that I made, I tried to pick the most dashing gentlemen!!

This piece was inspired by the color red, I don't use it that much but on this piece I think the dash of red velvet makes it extra special, kind of like a tin Valentine! Almost as good as a box of chocolates.......well maybe a close second!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

and here they are........

Here are the 3 finished alarm clock pieces made from those great old clocks I found! Sorry the pics are not the best, i usually take pics outside but since my porch has over a foot of snow on it, I had to take them inside! The flash seems to wash them out a bit, but at least they are all warm and toasty here inside!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Time's a ticking.......

I found these 3 great old alarm clocks a couple of weeks ago and am currently working on altering them, 2 down, 1 to go....stay tuned to see how they change!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Spring where are you ??

Oh how I wish Spring would get here family and I have been battling the stomache flu all week and I so wish I could open all the doors and windows to let some fresh, clean spring air in to get rid of all this germy, stale winter air! If only it was warmer than the current 12 degrees......