December 31, 2009

Topping Off: The Last Of The Decade

Happy New Year to everyone! Here are a few things that are coming in under the radar for the closing of this year! Wow 200 posts in 2009 and hundreds of butterflies later it is still a thrill!! Take care and be safe tonight. ~Kristine

December 28, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing you an exciting New Year and new decade! ~Kristine

December 23, 2009


Look what was in the garden this morning! December in Charleston, South Carolina....loving it!!

December 21, 2009

Just One Little Thing...

50 Paper Monarch Butterflies - St. Moritz inspired by the pictures above!

December 19, 2009

That's A Wrap 2009!

Thank you so much for all your support and kind words over the last year! I really appreciate every comment and little tidbit that you have left for me to read. Every one of you have super inspiring blogs, websites and online shops that it is endless fun to check it all out!

From my heart I hope that you have Happy Holidays and a wonderful and bright New Year! For now I am signing off and will return in 2010. My last project of the year was to decorate these planners that you can find here (Petite Bookstore) if you are interested in a daily calendar that has a bit of handmade to it!

Take Care! ~Kristine

December 14, 2009

Creative Day

Just a few things today! Where is the time going this month?! Crazyness. I still need to get gifts off in the mail and address Christmas cards to Germany! At least the tree is up and decorated :-) ~Kristine

December 11, 2009

Turquoise is the color of 2010

One of the blogs I love is Colour me Happy. She posted a great little tidbit about the new Pantone color for 2010. The background and history of this color is really interesting! My studio has turquoise on the walls with a white ceiling. It is the bonus room over the garage so there are slanted walls that go up to the ceiling. In the South they call this the FROG = Finished Room Over Garage. (Well that took awhile to get use to saying!) "My studio is in the FROG Mom" and her response was "What is in that sweet tea you are having?" Have a great weekend! ~Kristine

December 8, 2009

Treasury Tuesday

My birdhouse was just featured in this treasury!! Such a nice surprise! ~Kristine

Wikipedia Forever!

Wikipedia is a wonderful information bank about everything! They are one of the top 5 websites visited daily with only 35 employees. Wow!! They have information for almost every language under the sun. They are nonprofit and are looking to raise 7.5 million dollars and so far have 2.5 million. I donated today and hope that you will too. Go check it out!! It is amazing. ~Kristine

December 7, 2009

New Butterfly Sets

Just a few new butterfly sets I made over the weekend. I still have a wreath and garland to cover and will post them later in the week! I also included some custom ribbon booksmarks for a friend in Canada. Take care ~Kristine

December 4, 2009

Creative Impulse

Congrats to my friend Melissa who is featured in Stampington & Co. Creative Impulse newsletter!! She has an Etsy shop too, MDKM Artz, and has a dream job working at Stampington in California. Lucky her!! She ships inside the US and to Canada! I adore these bird nest necklaces and I hope I have been good enough for Santa to put one under the tree for me this year. (Love the ivory pearls one)~Kristine

December 1, 2009

Grab Bag

When I was a small girl I thought it was the coolest to get a grab bag from my favorite shop. Usually it was a paper lunch sack with lot's of little goodies inside. Oh the thrill of not know what you are getting but knowing it was from your favorite store.

Earlier, I had a request for some custom items out of my shop. This is the collection that I put together for a client in Canada. It is my twist on the grab bag idea but the plus side is that you know what you are getting! ~Kristine