Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cotton Candy

Neon Interruptions

Tom Cat Charlie

My tom cat wannabe "Charlie" (after Sheen, not Manson!) just picked a big ole fight with one of our farm geese. Brave kitty! NOT 'winning' !!!!!

This was adapted for our UPECO Feature Shop of the Week : Gardenfinds, and her gorgeous "Charlie" bird feeders

Textures and Textiles

Purple Purple

Life Is Golden

Celebrating Dairy Month

The Eyes Have It

You Can Make All The Colors With...

Thursday, April 28, 2011



Rustic Finds For...

Golden Finds

The Vintage Man

Living In A Loft

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All Other's Will Be Toad

Think Pink

Flower Child

and PROUD......Peace :)

Sage, Mustard and Cinnamon

Cats In The Dark

Being Square

Golden and Green

Forever Love

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Natural Beauty

Flowers Fur and Feathers


the sport I love above all else for its harmony, rhythm, elegance, concentration, and discipline

Kick Up Your Heels

In The Shade

A Bit Of Lace

There Is Nothing Like It

But There's Holes In It...

Gifts For Him

Monday, April 25, 2011

Vintage Garden

Spring Up North

We are finally seeing forsythia and daffodils in the far North!

Voices Within The Forest

Pink and Black

Birds Of Spring

Spring is here! I've been watching the birds build their nests outside my window.

Down Home Roots

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sweet Greens Of Spring

Easter Pink

Love To Snuggle

Enjoying Being ...

Lovely Browns

Yellow Sunshine

Of The Earth

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rabbit Ears


Kitty Kat Kitty Kat

Simply Organic

Birds in my Garden

Are You Flowing?

The inspiration flows from the fancy jasper rondelles from RiverSongRapture.

Part of the nonteam challenge, find the details here:


The Handmadeology Bazaar

A collection of items from Handmadeology team members who have featured me in one of their treasuries. Thank you all!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Little Red Riding...

Heart to Heart

On The Vintage Side Of Things

I'm Seeing Spots, Dots, Lines and Stripes

Easter - my Sand and Sage Sunday of Serenity in the Southwest

He Bared The Cross

Earth Day Shopping

Quincy P. Quacker Jack is heading to the Earth Day fair in hopes of find a permanent home. He is a polite loving little guy that doesn't eat much is toilet trained and loves attention!

Spring In Red, White and Black

Spring In Red, White and Black

Mint Anyone?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sagely Grey

Mysterious Spiral Power

Wonderful Earthy Gifts

All In Green

Skeletons In My Closet

Country Blues

Frasier's Apartment - Eddie, Get OUT!

Bees A Buzzing

Orchards Abroad

Sunrise Surprise

Blooming Spring


As we approach Mother's Day, what lovelier way to have our children honor their grandmothers than an dress up occasion for a lovely creamed tea!

Rustic Nirvana

Life Is Life

Red Reflections

Wishing for a Shabby Chic Cottage...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rustic Style

Shhh Don't Tell...

Summers Coming!

Where Is It?

More Earth Tones

Pretty Pastels

Mister Blue Bird On My Shoulder

Awesome Possum

Just in time for Easter and spring weddings and our exciting Royal Nuptials, it's time to examine ourselves in all our finery...

Thanks to Rustic Revivals for the great title!

Denim and Copper

Write It Down

Earthy Ideas

Monday, April 18, 2011

Black, Red, White and a Little Country

The Gingham Gal and the Mosaic Man

a tribute to people who have helped me to Front Page, and to UPECO feature item of the month:
TABACHIN'S lovely mosaic gourd bowl

Spring Pastels

On Safari in Safety (of my Livingroom!)

cozy pretend-brave items
from Team UPECO,
team PIF
and other thank-yous!

Artists Exposed!

I am honored to be featured in Artists Exposed. Vicki Diane of VickiDianeDesigns started this successful series 3 years ago now and has featured and *met * MANY 100’s of wonderful talented artists

- WELCOME and enjoy meeting and supporting the below celebs

- their shops are open 24hrs a day!

Vintage Country

We invite you to find a treasure to take home with you on the way through.... A gift for Mom maybe?
Team UPECO and friends

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cool Blue

Ready Set Go...

Brides and Grooms day!

A Spot Of Color

Weekends and Woods

What I Accomplished This Week

5 new pieces I finished this past week. The 4 bird feeders are for fruit they bring in the colorful song bird handmade from barbed wire. Will have all listed in my shop by the end of the day!

Something Different For Mom

Metal gift ideas

Happy Birthday April!

For my step-daughter, in her favorite colors

Country Store

Heading down to the Country Store to see what I can find....

Taking A Trip To Brazil

Team UPECO member Val (Valburgesscollage) has been selected to be a delegate for the American Speech Hearing Association to Brazil this August. The trip unfortunately has to be funded by her. She will visit clinics and share professionally with their developing professionals.
This treasury was put together to help Val fund her trip. UPECO members will donate 100% of the sales from their pieces to Val for her trip. There are 11 items in this treasury that are donated!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Whites

So Adorable I Had To Share

Send Mom On a Cruise...

If you can't afford to send Mom on a cruise for Mother's Day, at least you can get her one of these beautiful nautical gifts.

Send Mom On a Cruise...

If you can't afford to send Mom on a cruise for Mother's Day, at least you can get her one of these beautiful nautical gifts.

This is amazing!!!

Old B & G Treasures

Got Goth?

Moms Favorite Pets

Friday, April 15, 2011


Bright and Beautiful

Giving Back

This is a collection of items from people who have featured me in one of their treasuries lately!! Enjoy and Thanks!

Hunting the Hidden...

celebrating Team UPECO and the shop of the week:

Mother Natures Mixed Weather

Sun, wind, storms, tornados, rain, blooms, you name it, we've got it here in Oklahoma!

Don't Forget The True Meaning Of...

"and she annointed Him with oils and wrapped Him in clean linen..."

"fishers of men..."

from his perch, "God sees the little sparrow fall

My Mothers Garden

Sticking Together

This Will Brighten Your Day

I am honored to be featured in the #1 spot of this bright beautiful treasury! Take a look it will brighten anyones day!

For That Wonderful Women

Great gifts For mom.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Garden's and Animals

Supporting organic gardening & happy farm animals :)

The B & B's Are Full

New Zealanders are coming en masse for my niece's wedding in a few weeks.
B and Bs in the area are full... Help!
Many items are from NZ shops, or are kiwi-related, or from Team UPECO

Paula Bunyan, the Lumberjill

Cookie Colors

Delicious browns and golds.


Garden Grace

Spring Sweets

Team UPECO spring goodies

Easter With The Grandfolks

Spending the day in peace and joy with Grandma and Grandpa...and the smell of Easter dinner floating out into the barnyard...

More Fun Gifts For Mom

Garden Time

Monday, April 11, 2011

Yellow Flowers and French Vanilla

yellow cremes and vintage dreams in Indigo zen blue just in time for Easter

We Never Had To Ask


Shop Of The Week

She's So Pretty

She deserves pretty things.

Yellow and Black

Your Time To...

Going Green Upeco

A selection of truly green items from the UPECO team. Upcycled, recycled, repurposed, handmade, carefully designed gifts, most under $35

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Love For Mom

Mom's stick with us through thick and thin. Always in our corner. Our best cheerleaders and cheerer-uppers. Here is a selection of gifts that are an expression of our gratitude!

Quack Quack

Cards Anyone?

Remember standing there for what seems like hours trying to find the right card?


Rustic To Elegant

Spring Please

Tired of winter, I want it to be warm as these items!!!
any color of green will do!

Let The...

You Should

Vintage in Faded Blue

Twilight Magic

What's Your Color?

Spring Into Mothers Day and Easter

Do You Know?


Saturday, April 9, 2011


I love old soft familiar denim clothes, don't you? Here's a collection of things I find as homey as my jeans. For me, it's like comfort food without any calories...

Who Let The Cat Out Of The Bag?

All things cat from three great teams
Artist Aid

Festival Of Color

A beautiful festival that runs the month of April every year in the Skagit Valley of Washington. Visit fields of blooming tulips, daffodils, and irises.

Love You Mom

Gift ideas from UPECO and Artist Aid

Giving Back

Mostly from Team UPECO, or people to whom I feel I owe something, either for nice comments on other treasuries, or a blog, or etc.

Love Color!

The Feel Of Country

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lovely Creations

these "faves" were passed on from an Etsy friend...
great collection, yes?

I Am So Honored

Dedicated to Allison from SouthwestCrafts~ thank you for being such a great team-player!

What Brings May Showers...

Happy Feet

Feeling free spirited over the long last arrival of tolerable weather here in MN


Fridays Bring Saturday

Renewing Vows

in celebration of our anniversary! we had a byoblanket wedding and in celebration of patchwork mountains quilts and treasury making skills, i created this. enjoy

Sentiments For Mom

Bunnies and Peeps

Game Time

Mother's Day Idea's

Love The Smell Of ...

To Brighten Your Day

Spring Is Here

We Are Strong

Last week, a friend asked me to do my gold ink calligraphy on a deep purple handmade paper journal. I realized immediately how royal and strong were these colors. With journaling especially, it is important to remember every day that WE ARE STRONG - and yes, even royal!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Spring Sunshine

Wedding Bells

Here We Go...

For The Eco Friendly Wedding

With orders and queries coming in for spring weddings on the farm and summer nuptials in the fairy forests, this seems a perfect tribute to the bride who plans an eco-friendly event

Kitty Kitty

Tea Time

Looking forward to those Lazy Hazy Days of warmtha and and taking a tea break in the frash air

A Tribute To Redheads

As an English/Drama teacher, and a proud Canadian, I know all the details of L.M.'s famous Anne... from the black piano shawl in the boat for the Tennyson re-enactment to the quilt she hid under when she dyed her hair green, from the carpet bag which she carries on her first journey with Matthew through the White Way of Delight, to the puffed sleeves she longed for one Christmas.
Be proud, red-heads of ALL AGES...

Let The Sun Shine Down On You!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Spoil Her

I have seven daughters, several of them sell here on etsy. This is my first treasury, I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for looking,

Hard and Soft

Not 4 By 4

They Come In Two's

Getting On...

Know how when you get on a bit, your brain loses it's key...
When you finally unlock it, you realize you've got a Payitforward team to keep up with!

Turtle Love

Bump Bump Bump

Tweet Cluck Wistle Screech Caw

Voices In My Head

Do you here voices?
Voices from Etsy Teams
Artist Aid, Handmadeology and Upeco

Color My World...

Singing The Blues

What Girls Like To Do

Don't Forget The Simple Things <