Winners announced

Just an update… I have to run but will announce the winners of One World One Heart later.

Stay tuned!

Here are the two winners of my giveaway!

Chris Peden of Evidence of an Artistic Life will receive one vintage German doll torso, one frozen Charlotte doll, and five antique medicine tin lids.

Deirdre of  Riley Coyote Creations will receive a charm similar to this:

I will be sending them both an email message notifying them they have won.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest! It was a lot of fun.


One World – One Heart

I am so excited to be participating in this worldwide giveaway: One World – One Heart, created by Lisa Swifka. This is a fun way to get acquainted with new people. All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post. You’re not even required to have a blog or host your own giveaway (unless you wish to). On Thursday, February 12, I will draw a random participant to win the prizes below! Make sure you leave your email or a link to your blog so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

That’s it… that’s all you have to do… although I do hope you stop by the blog to say hi every once in a while.

If you would like to host your own giveaway, learn more about this event, or if you’d like to meet other participating bloggers, they are listed at the One World – One Heart site. Clicking the logo above will take you there.

UPDATE: If I get 200 entrants, I will add another set of prizes!
Stay tuned!

Here is what the lucky winner will receive: one vintage German doll torso, one frozen Charlotte doll, and five antique medicine tin lids.

These dolls are perfect for creating unique works of art. They are beautiful as the focal piece for a pendant. Add a bit of lace and make a special ornament. Alter and art them up… the possibilities are endless. Because these dolls were dug up from an old doll factory, the amount of detail, distress, and dirt will vary. The doll torso has holes for the arms and legs and measure about 1 3/4 inches tall. The frozen Charlotte is about 2 inches tall. The jewelry box and the hand are not included in the giveaway and are used for display only.

The small tin lids are very old. There are no bottom pieces, only the tops. The color is a deep yellow with very decorative trim. These would be so perfect for making ornaments or charms. Find small treasures to encase in resin. Attach to a chain and wear as a pendant. Or paint it and make a mini collage. Each tin is about 2 inches in diameter.


One of my favorite artists is hosting a give-away! She has given permission to use her image so here it is…

Is that not the sweetest little face you’ve ever seen?! If you post a comment on Joanna Pierotti‘s blog about your wish for 2009, you get one entry. If you comment and post/link to her blog, you get two entries. If you buy something from Moss Hill Studio, you get three additional entries! How easy is that?

I have been drooling over Joanna’s art for a while now. Maybe this will be my lucky day!

And the winner is…

I did the drawing the old fashioned way. I wrote everyone’s name on a slip of paper and drew from a hat. Actually, I had Chloe pick one.

Here is the winner:

Congratulations, Jeanne! I will contact you to get your mailing info. Thanks to all for participating. I will let you know my choice on the hairstyles in a separate post.

And here is her prize:

Thanks to all for participating! Look for a future announcement of my new line of fine silver jewelry for sale.

Happy Spring!

Random stuff

I signed up for a fatbook swap and I was so motivated I started and finished the pages today! I think they turned out really well. Here is a picture of the main part of the page. I have a couple added touches but they’re mostly done. Usually when I create something, I go through about a dozen iterations of ideas until I have something I really like. I went with the first prototype this time. Inside the little matchbook are a couple pretty pieces of paper. I think I may stamp a saying inside but not sure yet.

I got my moo cards in the mail today! They turned out so cool… except for one thing… I misspelled my email provider… me… the obsessive proof-reader! HOW EMBARRASSING! I guess that’s karma!

Have you heard this crazy story? I would be pissed! That’s like getting your kids mixed up at daycare! The arrogance of the kennel owner is amazing.

Tomorrow’s the last day to get in on my give away!

New ‘do & give-away

Normally I show up at my hair appointments with no plan. I go through this cycle. I grow my hair out. I color it. I cut layers in it. I cut it short. I grow it out again. My hair is thin and fine. My sister, Cheryl (aka Bub), got the good hair in the family. She has thick, shiny long hair that always looks great. Her daughter also has the same hair and looks like Little-Bub. Anyway, I scheduled a hair appointment for the end of the month. I want a new look; I’m in that cut it short stage. I’m tired of looking and feeling old. I need some color and style. I went online and pulled together some really cute pictures. I would love to hear your thoughts on these pictures. Vote for your favorite and I will have a prize (think fine silver fired in my brand new kiln) for a random commenter on Friday, April 11. I’ll share my thoughts on the pictures after I have a winner.