Chicken Wire Decor

Seriously, chicken wire?  
When I think chicken wire, this farm girl's brain isn't anywhere near chickens. I'm thinking of mixing the glam with the glum, or the shab with the chic.  

Cloches made of chicken wire when paired with white tulips and a hint of an elegant doily, make a great marriage.

My favorite creations designed with chicken wire are crowns:   

Elegance against rustic has never looked better. A perfect crown for the bride, or mom to be.

flickr: marianne@sonbird's
Chicken wire in cupboard doors isn't just for country decor. It's a little bit French Country, a little bit Shabby Chic, and a whole lot of  elegant. Silver platters and chicken wire, woo hoo!!!

Now for the easy peasy project idea called,
"Frame your Chicken Wire, or Chicken Wire Your Frame"
*find an old frame and spray paint, brush paint, or hey, leave as is
*cut chicken wire with a wire cutters a little larger then the frame opening
*using an electric or heavy duty upholstery hand stapler, staple wire to the back of the frame
*add a picture hanger, or wire for hanging
*use decorative clips, clothes pins or ribbons to add pretty bits and pieces, pictures, or cards to the chicken wire

Chicken wire, seriously? Absolutely.

Hope you're having a great week.

im blessed.syukur

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It's in the Jar

Welcome to my happy place.....a place with jars. 

It's Spring cleaning time in my church building studio, so I've been dusting, rearranging and trying to destash.  I like storing art supplies in gass jars.

So, what's in the jars? 
millinery flowers, vintage jewelry, lace, clay roses, glittery letters, clothes pins, fabric yo yos, fabric roses, old keys, scrabble tiles, sea shells, vintage Christmas ornaments, ribbons, lavender  

A lazy susan with vintage creamers and sugars holds decorative pins, miniature parasols, glitter, and other bits and pieces. 

Supplies are visible and within reach.  
This is a happy place.

been REVIEWED!yay!

My handbags have been reviewed by Today I'm Wearing

*do check the website!=p*


Snake Charming!

I was up early this morning, vaguely flicking the duster around the showroom in a mock attempt to have a spring clean along our skirting, when my lovely chauffeur Mark popped in to catch up on news. "Fancy a trip into town Duchesse" he said "I'm not so busy this morning and the weather's beautiful" (it has been such glorious weather in London this past week). Such a nice man - where would i be without him? Now this was a timely suggestion, as I wanted to see the newly installed windows at Alexander McQueen, so I found a darling little lilac cardi in the sample cupboard to slip on under my boa and away we went.

Bond Street is a wonderful place early on a sunny morning, quiet and pristine before the masses arrive (and we were there almost before the streets had been aired)! A beautifully fitting tribute to Lee McQueen has been mounted in the window of the company's Bond St Boutique, which you really must get along and see. To showcase the Darwinesque SpringSummer10 collection, the visual team have installed a snake-fest of writhing elegance! Python skinned, snake-hipped mannequins (which were commissioned from those wonderful magicians over at BODYLINE) were dressed in the most shapely outfits featuring an eye-popping spectrum of colour and marvellously morphed snakeskin, butterfly wing and marbled prints. As if that were not enough, to my great delight, they have squeezed and shoehorned the figures into divine high shine metallic hooves, where they teetered and beguiled against a backgound of squirming snakes.

Now I shall tell you, Miss Mannequin is not partial to any form of serpent (and Mark was a bit non-plussed by the shoes), but these windows are really quite stunning to behold. Slip down there and catch them whilst you can......ooh, and how did they get those mannequins into the hoof shoes, you may wonder? I do know.....but lets just say.....its the McQueen team's little secret!

Exotic reptilian make-up underpins this display of vibrant colour and print at the McQueen Bond St store


It's a pink butter cream frosting kind of day. 

Pink sugar sprinkles dance on swirled frosting.

Fluffy white french vanilla cupcakes melt in your mouth.

Buttercream Frosting:

1 package powdered sugar (16 ounces)

1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat sugar, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer at low speed until well blended and smooth. If frosting becomes too thick, beat in additional milk by teaspoonfuls until the frosting is of spreading consistency. Add a little Wilton food coloring, if you like.

I use my Wilton decorating kit to frost the cupcakes. It's much easier then trying to frost them with a knife.




Hey!look! Paris Hilton n Nicole Richie shop at Kitson!(pics by Google)

Kitson store in LA

Kitson shoulder bag.sesuai nak pegi ke class kan adik2?=p

code : kitson

material outside : full of beads

material inside : nylon

has 1 zipped pocket, 1 handphone pocket and 1 small pocket inside bag

PRICE : RM 49.00

(free postage via Pos Laju)

sold out

sold to dikna=p



Project Closet

I love to organize and then reorganize what I think is already organized only to find that it really wasn't organized as effeciently as it could have been in the first place. Did I confuse you with the long over run sentence? Simply put: I emptied my closet, painted it, added some organizational pieces, and put everthing back.    

My closet already housed great shelving, so I added a fresh coat of white paint. 

I purchased a drawer kit at the local home improvement store.  It was easy to put together and will store smaller items like scarves.   

My favorite purchase- a couple of shoe organizers. Be still my heart. Again, this was a kit that was easy to put together, and sturdy.  I'm heading back for a shoe organizer for Mr. Pink Heaven's shoes, and possibly another set of drawers.

Looking good, and easy to do.
Give it a try....organize. 

Hope you all had a blessed Easter,

I'm ready for my close up now Mr DeMille!

To be honest ... it's all been a tiny bit boring at the showroom during the Easter holidays. No glamorous clients popping in to visit, so no industry gossip to listen into, not even the reassuring tip-tip-tapping of the computers as they notch up another order. I never thought i'd really miss them, but without the hurly burly of the sales team coming on like the stock exchange on steriods and the scatty om om chanting of the design team pondering on their next great development ... it's simply a little bit dull. I sauntered into the sales office to pass some time looking for a new outfit online and suddenly found myself going through some old photos. I found these in the image bank which i thought i'd share with you from a past photoshoot. Well it can't hurt can it - they'll never know.

Have you ever been to a mannequin shoot? We have them all the time at the showroom. What fun they are ... me and the gang striking a few poses for the next brochure etc. I quite like it ... it means we get a full make-over in the latest look. Those wig-making wonders, the D'Villes, send over some lovely new confections for us and the wonderful Georgie boy pops in to gloss me over with whatever the latest must have look in make-up is (he always has the best new lip colours and the juiciest gossip)! Lovely Mervin (my magic photographer) and that sweet kooky sidekick of his, Miss K, rock up equipped with camera, lights and umpteen bits of high-tech computer equipment to score a few shots of us in action.

Here's a shoot that we did a while back that was based on some Victorian body shapes. Very moody and retro, you can see the inspiration pics above (i think they'd been watching Tim Burton movies that week)!
Mervin brought a fabulous smoke machine and did some great pics of my pal Genevive posing in front of the smog. I love the moody shadows on the floor too. The smoke did get a bit overwhelming at one point - i think they must have forgotten that it was still belching out fog (you can just see me wheezing to the right of the set if you look hard - and to think i gave up smoking over a year ago).

Anyway, i don't think they did a bad job, it made a nice brochure cover and even stretched to a super Christmas card. I'm looking forward to the next shoot - i've got a few poses in mind!!
Well, until we meet again - toodle pip, and don't eat too many chocolate eggs or you'll never squeeze into that new spring outfit either!