Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vive Las Vegas!!

Today's the day!
Vegas, BABY!!
Stay tuned for updates!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

While I'm away...

...I'm going to miss this guy.

Sappy blogpost coming your way!

The monkeys and me are heading to Vegas, tomorrow.
I'm really going to miss him while we are gone.
He is so sweet and thoughtful.

He is so silly and goofy.

He is so kissable and romantic.

He is downright HANDSOME.
It has been a really DIFFICULT couple of months for us.
I don't know how he remains so patient with me.  I think I would have given up on me a long time ago.
It's going to be so hard to be away from him.

We'll miss you, Scott!
We love you.
I love you.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy birthday, Michael.

I know it's late in the day, but I didn't forget about you.
Happy birthday.  Thank you for changing my life.
We miss you, MJ.

Inspiration Monday

Happy Monday, my friends!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
The Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market was nice enough to feature me on their blog, this morning!  
I looooooove all the colors in these photos!
You can find out more about the other amazing vendors in these photos, click HERE.
The Horseshoe is coming up on October 1st!
Start saving now!!
Thanks for featuring me, Horseshoe!!

Today, I'm at the Denver Merchandise Mart for the Gift Show.
I am placing wholesale orders for Fern and Sprout, thanks to my sweet friend, Fawn!!

Have a fantastic week!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Happy birthday to one of my dearest friends, Jenna.
It's the big 4-0 and I must looks GOOD on her!
We spent the morning at one of my favorite breakfast spots, JELLY.
It is so cute and the food is DEEEEEELISH.
What a HaPpY place to celebrate a birthday!
We had a delightful time, and we looooooooooooooooved our server!
I presented Jenna with some of my new "ittie bitties," in the colors of her wedding, which is also coming up SOON!  She is marrying the most WONDERFUL man.
I've known Jenna for TWENTY years now.  Wow.  It's amazing to look back at a friendship like ours.  We have so much history and we have shared so many good times and a few bad times.
I don't know what I would do without her over the last two months.  She has listened to me cry and vent and rant and rave, all the while making me laugh like only SHE can. She's one of the funniest, most talented and inspiring people I know.
Happy birthday to you, "Silly Slug!"
I love you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ittie Bitties

Bigsby and I spent the day in the studio.  I made a bed for him out of this little Coca Cola box.  He loved it.
I've had a rough couple of days so it took me a while to get the "creative juices" flowing.  
Once I started, I couldn't stop...
 and boy, did I have fun!
I am calling them "ittie bitties."
They are little pieces of Fern and Sprout flare that will brighten up any back-to-school outfit, or fall blazer.
And of course, you can wear them in your hair 
and on your shoes, too. 
They kinda remind me of vintage enamel pins (only made of felt.)
Each piece is only about 1/2 - 2 inches wide.
I want to eat them like CANDY!
Please - send me some feedback!  I would love to know what you think!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School!

It's back-to-school time!
I've been working on some new designs for fall, 
including some new earrings and clippies.
But, you can't go wrong with the classics shown above.
I spent quite a bit of time at Fancy Tiger Crafts, last week and over the weekend...
I splurged on these BEEEEEAUUUUTIFUL wool felt sheets.  You'll be seeing these colors take shape in the form of Fern and Sprout goodies at the Gypsy Farm Market, in September.  Can't wait!

Even though I'm ready for this heat to end, I will hang on to summer for as long as I can.  Look at these amazing flowers right down the street from my studio...
Happy Monday to you, my friends!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gypsy Farm Market

Bigsby and I are sitting on a bench outside one of my favorite places,
right down the street from my studio.  
It's beautiful outside right now.

I am excited to tell you about my next event!!!
I will be sharing a booth with my "partner in crime," 
I will have lots o' new designs as well as my new "Gypsy" collection - to be sold exclusively at this event.  
Mister Christmas will have lots o' new goodies, as well.
And we will be selling our goods out of our vintage Airstream!
 We're going to try to make it really cute!

And, the boys and I are taking a trip to...
image courtesy of WEHEARTIT see these sweet faces...
We are sooooooooooo looking forward to some fun "COUSINT" time!!!!  That's coming up very soon!

Stay tuned for a preview of the "Gypsy" collection, and more exciting happenings.  Have a delightful Friday.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Bret Yocom
October, 1965 - June,2011

The boys lost their dad this summer.  And, I lost a very huge part of my heart and my history.  It's been about 7 weeks since he died in an accident at his workplace.  
It has been a VERY, VERY, VERY difficult summer to say the least.

Bret, we miss you.

I just want to say THANK YOU to all of my friends and my family, for your love and support.
I have been a mess.  I'm still a mess, but I know I have all of you and I feel the love.  Thank you for sticking with me.  I'm so glad you are here, and I am back to my regular blogging schedule.
There are exciting things coming up, this fall.  I can't wait to tell you about all of them!!!

The boys went back to school today.  And today, I went back to work.
I must is good to be back.

Thank you for reading.  
See you tomorrow!

<3 to you all. 


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