{Little Thrifting Finds}

Hello My Friends!

I wanted to share one of the beautiful rosaries that was purchased while out thrifting. I found this the day before the fall, and today I tried holding a camera up to take pictures of it. Very painful, but I DID it!

I have searched high and low on the internet about anything that looks like this. I have not found a rosary even close because of the capped filigree beads. It says “ITALY” on the back of the cross. It really is beautiful, so since I have not been creating because of my arm and hand, maybe one of you might know something about things like this.

Thank you for the well wishes. The healing process has truly been something I never knew with broken bones. I also have a tear in my ATFL in my ankle. But, things are improving so much. I have slept in my own bed now for two nights rather then a lazy boy chair (nearly a month of that). Physical therapy on arm starts next week, and the ankle already is being worked on. I am slowly being able to type with my right hand as well and reaching however painful the movement is coming.

I hope you are enjoying your summer.

{Vintage Burlap Tags}

Hello My Friends! I hope this finds you enjoying summer. June has been a difficult month for me on a physical note. I had started an Aqua therapy class and on the second day injured my ankle on June 6. I stayed off it, and the swelling has not gone away so they are wondering if it is a tendon.

Then on June 14th, I took a terrible fall and fractured my humerus near the shoulder. We are not sure about the wrist at this point. I was at 4 doctor’s yesterday, and see the specialists in two days, Needless to say, this is all on my right side…my stroke effected side. I am trying to sleep in a lazy boy each night. I am not sure if surgery will be performed, it is a wait and see how I mend with arm.
So, I probably will not be creating art as my right arm is a sling for healing and my wrist is a mess.

I hope to be back in the groove soon and creating! I have been building my YouTube channel and would love if you can stop by and subscribe.

{Long Ago Vintage Journal}

I had so much fun creating this journal. Not because it was more exciting then the previous journals I have been making, but because of the elements I used to create it!

Working with vintage photos and antique textiles has always been one of my favorite things as an artist. In this journal, I combined vintage photos (the real deal), reprints of old photos, real ephemera and reproduction, antique laces, and well just oodles of antique goodness.

This journal is available on my Etsy:


I was originally going to sell it here on my web site (as mentioned in the video)…but could not find the feature this morning. So, I went ahead and listed it in my shoppe.

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