Hello out there in BloggerLand!!! Omg, it's been far too long since I've been able to come and post on my dear little blog. I've blown off the dust from it and have decided to revive it, and am hoping some of you will forgive me for being do delinquent. Life has thrown us some huge challenges the past two years and I just couldn't keep up, but I've pulled myself up by the bootstraps and started a new venture. :)
I'm so excited to share with you my new passion! I've had this dream for years to have a little boutique and life has just never been arranged so that I can sit in a store all day, lol. However, besides my Etsy shoppe I've taken the plunge and signed up for several shows across the state of Oregon next year. I'm SO excited I often can't sleep for thinking up ideas for my little traveling mercantile! Nest Feathers Paperie will feature loads of vintage treasures, mainly cottage and farm based, with a sprinkling of paper arts and supplies thrown in, as well. Those coveted ephemera packets we all love with always be on hand, featuring treasured children's books, game pieces and score cards, sewing supplies and just about everything else you can possibly think of to add to your art work! Pretty packages and deliciously beautiful things will be available in all price ranges as a special treat for yourself or that someone special you love. <3
Some beautifully refinished vintage furniture will always be on hand as I'm continuously scouting around for the perfect project to work on. I love whites, all shades, so most things will have that wonderfully soft look to them. I love Annie Sloan Paints and the whole vibe of that, so be sure to keep an eye out for the perfect piece for your nest. Please message me with request of what you've been searching for!
Show dates will be posted in the next blog update. I have about 12 scheduled so far starting this next spring. The first is in Canby, OR, and then several will be in the Central Oregon area, as well. My Etsy store will be up and running with things available online for those that can't attend shows in person. I look forward to meeting so many of you this coming year! Thank you for hanging in there with me. Hugs and Kisses!!!
Please visit Nest Feathers Paperie on Facebook for continuously updated photos of what is new for the store!
Here are three links to some amazing Photoshop Elements tutorials produced by Noel Joy. She's amazing, and has amazing photographs, as well. Also, you can visit her blog thru a link on the blogs list. You will leave inspired and a better person.
I have been scrapbooking on paper since 2008, but have done it many years before in my head! With two small boys it took some time for me to be able to carve out a niche for this.
I love creating lo's, altered items such and journals and treasure boxes, cards and items for the home. My work has been featured on the Graphic 45 website and my lo won first place at this year's CKC in Portland, Oregon. That was a real thrill for me. I am currently on several design teams and love the challenge of working with new products and mediums. I love exploring all styles, but my true love is a very feminine or vintage inspired style. I love the layered look and being able to incorporate things from my life into my projects.
I have a background in design and decorating and have been a crafter of things I love since childhood. I love the vintage look and think those type of projects speak volumes to those who see them because they are packed with symbolism about the subject. I do branch out to other styles and love to try a fresh approach with my artwork by trying new trends. But I admit it, I am an old soul. ♥ Thanks for visiting.