It is just amazing to see the creativity of women. I wanted to do a quick post and just highlight a few creative spirits and their blogs that bring me weekly pleasure. These women have a great eye for color, fun, and sweetness. I MUST brag on them, or I will bust. I only "know" these creative spirits from blogland, but I think it is only right to give praise where praise is due. Today, I wanted to share these favorite ladies with you. I hope you will take the time to visit their shops or blogs and get to know them yourself.
The first one is Georgiapeachez! Oh my goodness. When I saw this picture yesterday, my heart skipped a beat.
I love the way she has combined shape, function, and vintage pieces to make some beautiful purses. I am not a purse-aholic, but my goodness...who could not appreciate this?
Before discovering Georgiapeachez, I met her BFF, Elizabeth...author and crafter extraordinaire. She has a great blog, Words and Whimsies, with all kinds of interesting things going on all the time. She makes fabulous one-of-a-kind pincushions, wonderful handbags out of vintage fabrics, and now... a MOST unique kind of store that intrigues me to no end. It reminds me of my trips to M.E. Moses, the local five and dime, as a kid. There are all kinds of kitschy delights to be found at Dime Store Chic!
I can recall, as a child, looking at the store display of nice new coloring books and yearning for one. Remember the smell of a fresh box of crayons? Look at the art work on the front of this book in Elizabeth's store. Yummy sweet.
or how about this great kitschy vintage look Christmas fabric? Wouldn't you expect to find something like this in a five and dime store?
And, last but not least...my favorite kindergarten teacher, PaintinPatti. We both shared ideas on getting our crafting spaces together and painted them the same robin's egg blue color. Patti is a very creative personality and her sweet spirit shines through her blog. She has been a pleasure to get to know, and I love seeing her makeovers, like this one with a $2.00 overnight case.
and After...Cute, huh?
So much cuteness to see, so go check Patti's blog out. Did I mention she likes Doris Day music (just like me) and cherries (just like me)?
I'm off to the Craft Cottage to get some work done. More posts later and hope you all are feeling inspired to create or enjoy someone else's creations!