Cottage Violets

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eazy Peazy, Pinkeeps Pleaze Me

I am addicted, totally and inexorably addicted. Andrea Ferguson, better known as Andie of Brown Bee Designs, makes pinkeeps. Pinkeeps guaranteed to take you to another place and time. My latest score, lol, arrived safe and sound with lots of goodies (extras, woohoo) all tied up in torquoise tissue with brown ribbon. Those are Andies company colors so to speak, and she combines them well. Anyhoo, they are handstitched, whipstitched, blindstitched, cross stitched, I mean these little beauties are stitched. I guess you might call them primitive, but they really shatter the time barrier and come right to the future with amazing alacrity (don't you just love Merriam Webster, words are our friends). My present pinkeep purchase as shown says "Promise Little", and is plump and aged just like me, lol. I quickly wrote Andie and asked for another that says "Deliver Much" or "Give Much", but she was way ahead of me and already has one on the drawing board. So, I am poised to beat all of you to the punch and get to it first when it arrives on her little Pink Boutique.
Here is my first pinkeep purchase. It is a sampler signed Elsa Taylor with the date of 1850. Well, Miss Andie is certainly a time traveler because I can just imagine a young Elsa having newly arrived after enduring steerage class. It was her treasure, and now it is aged and stained, and definitely my treasure. You may visit Andie at her blog, or visit her boutique"Brown Bee Designs" at Make Mine Pink. Just click on her name anywhere in this post and you will go right to her blog. Well, I asked Miss Andie if I might have the honor of using her pretty pinkeeps as backdrops for some new altered art pendants I am working on. In her best southern accent, (well, I imagined the accent, she is a southerner), she told me to go right ahead, y'all. So following please find a new series of pendants I am working on for Cottage Violets. The first pictures shows a little vignette with the pinkeeps and a crystal candy jar with "It's Good to be Queen" pendant hung on the knob, looking quite regal I might add.

Don't Andie's little beauties make wonderful backdrops for pins, pendants, maybe a shadowbox or on a crystal serving tray with tchotchkes of your choosing.......

Tonight, I will doubtlessly be reading my Canon photobook 101, and trying to figure how to get good close-ups. I haven't figured it out yet. When I do, these pendants along with a new series I am calling "Girl Guides" will be on Cottage Violets, and on Lollishops when that gets up and running. All the pendants are 1"X3" and are little collages sandwiched in between glass slides and held in a silvertone frame. They can be used as necklaces, brooches, tree ornaments, or bottle charms. They are moderately priced at $9.95 plus shipping. And bonus round on the back I included one of my favorite sayings, "It is never to late to be what you might have been". I will include a ribbon, key chain, and stick on pin backing with each piece. A leather strip is also available, and comes standard with all Girl Guide pendants (not shown here). The pictures don't do these pieces justice, even if I am tooting my own horn, lol.

Please visit Andie at Brown Bee Designs, she has way more than the one proverbial string in her bow. In fact, she is a bower of creativity, (do you like my word connections, I do, lol). Plus the girl is funny, rip roaring, knee slapping funny. In fact, I have met a lot of looney ladies at all the E-Malls. Tons of fun, and creating an American made legacy to boot. Now I'll give myself the boot, and say :
Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite,
But if they do, hit them with a shoe,
Then they'll have to quit botherin' you.
God Bless You More Abundantly Than You Could Ever Think Or Ask,


gail said...

Hi Theresa, what a nice post about Andi. I love her too. Her work is awesome. And my you have been busy. I love your new charms. I wish you all the best with them. Have a great week and happy creating...luv, gail

Brown Bee Studio said...

Theresa, I'm just speechless darlin! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for saying such kind things about me and my work. =0]
Your charms are just gonna fly to their new homes! I can't wait to see the "Girl Guides"! xoxoxo Andie

Unknown said...

Hi Sweet Theresa!

How are you? Just had to stop by and say hello and see what is new with you. Love,love all of Andie's things! So sweet of you to share it with everyone. You have such a good heart. Hope all is well with you.
Stop by my blog anytime! I always look forward to hearing from you.
Janet's Creative Pillows

Lucy Bloom said...

Oh such lovely and original things, you are both very talented ladies!
Lucy x

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Oh Theresa, Andie is truly a "Darlin", and so are you! Your sweet charms compliment Andie's dear pinkeeps to a tea~

It was wonderful to read your sweet comment on my blog, it's been ages since I spoke with you, I miss you so! After viewing your gorgeous charms, I see you're busy creating for Lollishops too! I have so much to create before the opening and am running behind, eeek! lol..

I hope you have a pleasant weekend, my intentions are to create..create..create!

Big hugs to you,

Donna Lynn said...

Hi there Theresa! How have you been? I have been so busy with the wedding and life I have not gotten around to visiting you for a while, sorry!

Hope you will have a wonderful weekend, we are having rain today, but it has been in the 80's for this past week! Boy have I enjoyed that...

Donna Lynn

Becs said...

Hey Teresa! I love those pinkeeps! And the charms are lovely! Thanks for visiting me and adding me to your blog list...I will have to check out BRown Bee Studio next....God Bless you...Becs

Victoria Lynn said...

I found your blog thru my BFF, Donna Lynn. What a delightful blog. Wonderful to meet another sister-in-the-Lord. Your creations are very charming!
Victoria Lynn

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Theresa I haven't heard from you in a while and decided to pop over here and see whats up. What's up? It looks like you are busy, busy creating pretty things. And your tribute to Andie is wonderful. Have you seen her new website?'s really pretty. Take care and visit when you can. xo Lynn

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Becs said...

Hi have you been? I left you an award on my blog. Come check it out! Becs

Cola's Cottage said...

Hi Theresa! I nominated you for the Marie Antoinette Blog Award! Please visit my blog for the details!
~ Nichole

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

The pinkeeps are sweet! I love lined that are stained and well worn. I've actually tea stained some of mine to give them that look. It's sweet of you to feature Andie!

Your charms are darling! You're very creative!