Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hi Friends!
I took a little break from my lesson plans and took my camera outside. What a beautiful day...after the rain! Enjoy!

XO, Lucy

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Teeny Tiny House...

Hi Friends!
Many of you know that I live in a teeny tiny house! Our teeny tiny house is full of teeny tiny treasures! I LOVE to decorate! I'm not talking changing furniture...I'm talking the details. The details are what make a house a home...no matter how teeny tiny the house!

There are several places in my teeny tiny house that are redecorated at least five times a year...making fun seasonal changes. Some of these areas include the fireplace mantel in our bedroom, the fantastic shelves in the living room... built by my dear husband, and the wood box in the living room purchased years ago at a craft show. Our cranberry room gets a complete transformation at Christmas...but that is a whole different post!

Currently, my decorating scheme is in Summer Mode. I know...Halloween is out everywhere but I hold back until after Labor Day. Summer Mode in my teeny tiny house lasts from Memorial Day to Labor Day and includes lots of patriotic and summer fun. Posted are some pictures of some of my Summer Mode to hopefully inspire you.

I've added my "Junkyard Cute" bracelets at the bottom of the page. All are for sale for $25 each. Email me if you are interested...Thimbleart@aol.com I can drop one off or mail one to you. Free shipping.

It's raining again...and I have a Noah's Arc Thimbleart set to paint. Stay dry and thanks for stopping by.

XO, Lucy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hi Friends!!

Welcome to my blog! It's not fancy...but fun...and maybe cute to look at. :)

I have so much in my life to be thankful for! I am passionate about my family, my friends, my preschool teaching experiences, my faith, and my creative energy. I hope to share my creative spirit with you all.

This summer, I attended a fabulous workshop at THE Mary Engelbreit Studios in St. Louis, Missouri. I had the honor of meeting so many talented and creative people....including Mary Engelbreit herself. My "All About Me" cigar box shadow box (above) is one of the items I created at the workshop. I had so much fun creating the box, I just had to show you all and inspire you to create one yourself! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have in designing your own shadow box. P.S. Mary Engelbreit is currently accepting registration for her November 2011 workshops! Go to her websight for details.

School is about to begin...yea...but...in the summer of 2012, I am planning to begin to host creative workshops...for adults...in my home. Imagine...attending a workshop where all of the materials are at hand and one can have fun laughing and creating with friends.
My first workshop will be a "scrapbook" of sorts. My idea is to turn your child's favorite hardbound book into a "scrapbook". The stiffer the pages the better. So, start collecting photos of your child and find...or buy a new copy of...their favorite book. I'll have more workshop details in the Spring of 2012.

My first workshop idea came from one of the other items I made at the 2011 Mary Engelbreit Summer Workshop. I turned one of my many ME books into a scrapbook of my experience at the workshop! I decorated the cover and back of the book at the workshop and filled in the pages later. Yes, that is a photo of Mary Engelbreit and ME! :)

So, I hope you enjoy my little blog. I plan of sharing lots of photos. Not sure how often I'll post as school is about to begin...did I mention I LOVE teaching preschool?!? :)

At "Lucy's Thimbleart...Etc.", I will often post items I have for sale. So please enjoy looking and shopping! :)

XO, Lucy