Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Buddha Stamp

My boyfriend had a gig on Friday night. We were there so early, so instead of listening to a horrible horrible band we took a walk in the neighborhood. He showed me the cutest store on Macdougal Street. They had lot's of handmade papers and gifts and goodies. There was a basket of hand-carved little wooden stamps. I found this little Buddha stamp which I adore. It doesn't work so great with my ink pad - maybe I have to use a thicker paint or something- but it's beautiful just to look at!

Sweetie Pie!

Sweetie Pie!
Originally uploaded by Reyney
My newest darling! She was so shabby when I got her - I just had to fix her up. I had to re-glue her shoes, the seams of her dress, and her hat. I even had to make some hair for her. She was missing a braid on the right side of her head! Now she is my sweetie pie! (c;

Give her a kiss for me!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Vintage Plastic Flower Goody-Ness

I just love vintage plastic flower things! This is just part of my collection! I occassionally make jewelry out them, but I don't really like to part with the pieces. Crazy me! I think I 'd just prefer to stare at them all day long. HA!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Paintings by Moi

So, I don't know where the summer has gone already. I had high hopes of being all artsy and crafty. I didn't accomplish much. I am sharing with you the two small 6" by 8" acrylic paintings I made all summer.

To show off my love for dutch thingys:
I have a lot of vintage dutch linens, so I copied bits and pieces of each one, added my own pizzazz, and there you are!

Today, I found inspiration in one of my mother's head vases. Yes! A head vase! Head vases were popular in the 50's to 70's I think. They're a porcelin head, with a hole for a flower or something.

And here's my painting. I used old old crafty acrylics, and I had no orange paint and about a spot of yellow! Check out the glittery glaze I used for her hair! I changed her eyelashes a bit - I hate painting thin lines with a brush.

Here's the head vase: She's so cool. I love the way her hair flows.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Special Etsy Shop

Just wanted to share with you a wonderful bag I bought on Etsy. Sara of SaraPrettyFun made this bag especially for me. It's the neatest wristlet I have ever seen. This is one of my favorite fabrics - lot's of overlapping dandelions and swirls- even a little dragonfly.

(The fabric also reminds me of one of a Ryan McGinness painting. I was so lucky to discover him at the Museum of Modern Art last year. Please look him up!)

Sara also included a coordinating little envelope! Thank you Sara!

Check out her Etsy store at or her website at .

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Flea Market Finds!

Today was a wonderful day to visit a flea market. I went to an outdoor market in New Jersey with my Mom today. Here are some of my finds.

I love this handmade ceramic pot thingy. I think I'm going to put pens and pencils and paint brushes and stuff! It's dated 1979 on the bottom.

I bought this rooster from the same person as the pot. They kind of match a little!

I love buying jewelry at flea markets! That Christmas thing in the middle is actually a lens from a pair of glasses. Someone glued an image to the back and added a pin. The red beads are the neatest pop beads I have ever seen - I love the color! Some vintage plastic earrings, Russian Doll pin, charm bracelet and another Christmas pin!

A bag full of vintage birdy cake picks. I love old cake directions. There's so many of these- so some of them may end up in my ShoeFlower Etsy store. Let me know if you interested and I can reserve some for you!

This amazing vintage book from 1959 was $1. Woo Hoo! It's French for Children and has two stories: The Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. Besides the fact that the illustrations are amazing- Each line as three lines of text. One in French, on is the pronunciation, and one is in English. I learned today that Little Red Riding Hood is Chaperon Rouge! Woo Hoo!

I also purchased the most wonderful doll in the world. I'll post her soon! just need to clean her up a bit!

Ta ta for now!



Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I thought I would line up all of my vintage dollies and take a picture of them! I believe that most of them were made in Japan. I just can't get enough! Some are from my mom. Some are flea market finds. Some are from Ebay. There's even more on the way!

Do you collect these kinds of dolls? I would love to hear from you.

Also, there is a designer from Japan who designs these dolls. Here name is Ayumi Uyama. The dolls are calls Osyalle Style Dolls. They are almost impossible to find in the US. If you know where to find these dolls, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Her website is: It's all in Japanese, but the pictures are to die for! Free desktop wallpaper too!

I posted more of my pics on my flickr account if you're interested:

I call this photo "The Wedding Party".

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Crinoline Crochet

I made this little darling doily for a colleague who just retired. She just became a grandmother to a girl and a boy, so I wanted to do something nice for her.

The Belle was created using #10 cotton thread and a #8 steel hook. For the trim I used a variegated thread that has pink,blue,yellow,
purple and hints of green.
The pattern can be found in "Crinoline Ladies: 5 Designs by Soledad Davis".
I love making these little girls. So sweet!
Please let me know what you think! I'd love to hear your comments!

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Puppini Sisters

I listened to this album in Barnes and Noble just because I liked the cover! I absolutely fell in love with it and had to have it! Very retro sounding comical, and sweet at the same time!

Lot's of fun covers!

1. Sisters
2. Mr. Sandman
3. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
4. Java Jive
5. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
6. Wuthering Heights
7. Jeepers Creepers
8. I will Survive
9. Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano
10.Heart of Glass
12.Panic - (Yes the one by the Smiths)
13. Heebie Jeebies
14. In the Mood

I'm sure you can listen to some tracks at

It's my favorite find in a long time! (c;