Sunday, February 22, 2009


Hello all! I am not even a "cat person", but this is just the cutest smiley picture of a cat that I've ever seen! Don't you think her name should just be "Priscilla?" I haven't been posting much lately, I have been down with a "bug!" But it's getting better now! I have been working in my shop making lamps and shades and now I have been even making some bead fringe, to use on a shade - if I ever get it done! Most lampshades take about two yards of fringe or bead it's one bead at a time for me!
This little cute bird in a bath is made by Michelle Palmer. I bought it from her Etsy store and I think it's just the cutest little thing! It is going to be a gift for....well, I can't say since she reads my blogs! Take a look at Michelle's work, she is just the greatest artist and now is making these little felted animals too!

These are two "sister" shades I made for a customer in Saudi Arabia! Just shipped them off to her last week! They turned out very sweet, don't you think?

One last thing; I HAVE been blog looking and there are a couple of great GIVEAWAY'S out there! YAY! Just go to Lavender Hill Studios and Penny is giving away a very sweet Mosaic heart peg, and the winner can pick her own colors too! Also, Laurie is giving away a very pretty hand painted spoon magnet, and also take a look at HER cute little felted animals too! (These felted animals must be the newest thing!, I will have to check it out!) You can get Laurie at . Another giveaway is from Valarie, she makes these wonderful windows with words (the winner can chose the words she wants!!) so go on over to and sign up for all of these!
Well, that's about all the giveaway's I know of right now. Now for the best part: I AM GOING TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY TOO! On March 1st, I will have been blogging for ONE FULL YEAR! Boy did that time go fast! There are so many really nice women out there that I have had the real pleasure of getting to know. Bloggers are a special breed (very caring, sensitive, thoughtful, and creative people!) I appreciate and adore you all! I don't know yet just what I am going to giveaway - but it will start on March please keep watching!
Have a great week,


Charmingdesigns said...

Your lampshades are soooo beautiful!!! Saudia Arabia wow!! Thanks for mentioning my giveaway and others too. Are you ready for spring??? Its going to start raining today...for shwing us your lamp shades! They are so beautiful. Laurie

Michelle Palmer said...

Beautiful lamp shades!!!
Thank you for sharing my needle're a gem~
Hope your "birthday friend" love it!
Wishing you the best~

Cass said...

Your lamp shades are fascinating! Lovely work. And to think, those two are going half way around the world. Wow!

kari and kijsa said...

SO many great giveaways...and you too!! Glad to hear you are feeling better!
kari & kijsa

Rue said...

Hi Marilyn :)

Beautiful lamp shades! Glad to hear you're feeling better :)


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love your lampshades! They are just beautiful! Thanks for mentioning my giveaway.

marty39 said...

Oh, you do indeed make the most gorgeous lampshades. That is a real talent to have the vision to see what it will look like when done. I so enjoyed looking at all of them. Hugs, Marty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That is going to be one happy woman when she gets that is just gorgeous!!! One of the prettiest I have ever seen...

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I don't know how I got to your blog...but I love it! Your lampshades are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Esther