Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Crowns, Boards, Christian Dior, etc.

This post is all over the place, because that's how my head is right now.

I've been pretty busy these past few days.  Grateful for that, but my brain overloads sometimes.  Too much to do, to many ideas, trouble focusing, blah, blah, blah.  I've been shipping orders, going through my stash,  making things, painting things, Facebooking, Pinteresting, Tweeting, answering emails, dealing with customers, trying to do a little cleaning, family time.............Okay, you get the idea.  Don't worry, I managed to slip a break in here and there.

I'm making more crowns,

magnetic boards,

adding script to little wooden books,

and trying to figure out what I want to do with 7 yards of Christian Dior fabric.

This was part of a bag of vintage fabric I purchased at an estate sale.  I think it was used as liner.

What would you do with it?

I've also been playing around with copying some of my images in four parts to make them poster size.  I'm almost finished with this one.  I'll be making the lines fade away, and share the results.

I'm planning to make molds of these antique appliques I picked up at an estate sale.  You'll be seeing them on boxes, furniture, etc.

My husband brought me this heavy brass piece.  He said it reminded him of a crown.

He also handed me the fleur-de-lis tray in the background.  Hmmmmm, that would make a great large decorative crown.  Make a crown, or leave it as a tray?  What do you think?

I found these antique brass lockets recently.  I thought they had great patina, and beauty.  Apparently, so did one of my customers.  They sold almost immediately after I listed them.

Saint Teresa, and Saint Bernadette.

I'm in the middle of several (a ton) of projects. I'll share them soon.  See ya.


  1. Rosemary, I am in love with your crowns. Your books are so wonderful. Thanks for continuously sharing your many amazing talents.


  2. We are both in the same situation so much to do so little time LOL! Beautiful creations Rosemary!

  3. I'll say you are on creative you ever sleep? I picture that is when your brain is telling your body what you are doing tomorrow!! I LOVE the crowns, and the bigger size, I'm getting where I can hardly hold back from ordering one! I need a new kitchen sink first, BUT then... I hope you'll still have one for me! Anyway, keep up the great work but remember to BALANCE it all!

  4. Rosemary
    I love the new crowns gorgeous as always. I can't wait for better weather to see you at some shows. I miss coming into your booth of beautiful treasures.

  5. Life just gets crazy like that sometimes Rosemary... and then it sorts itself out again. Don't forget to stop and smell the roses too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  6. YOU. AMAZE. ME.
    Everything you touch becomes a work of art - beautiful - every single item!
    You should be planting one of those crowns on your head because you're definitely the queen of art.

  7. Good grief woman, I'm exhausted just reading what YOU have been up to! : ) Love it all. You have been really busy but you are accomplishing a lot. Is that fabric substantial enough to do a chair seat? Love the tray, too. I kind of like it as a tray that might hold a collection of crowns.

  8. Rosemary,
    Girl, it sounds like you have been a real "busy bee"!!! Love your beautiful crowns.


  9. I'm new to your blog, and I'm really enjoying your enthusiasm and creativity!

    I wanted to suggest your enlarged pictures with seams could be treated as antique fabric that has been folded for years. The seams don't need to detract.

    Another thought is that you might want to remind yourself that the crazy busy creative stress you're under (I know, it's fun, too!) is self-created. Take a breath, step back and really admire your accomplishments. You do a beautiful job! When something is finished, we'll all admire it and enjoy what comes next!

    Thanks for sharing all the lovely pieces!

  10. Wow! You've been busy. All beautiful! Is the decorative metal used in your crowns found in salvaged material? I would like to make some miniature crowns and have been keeping my eyes peeled for materials. Thank you for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

  11. Rosemay,

    I am exhausted just reading this post. Sounds like you are beyond busy. Just take care of yourself too, remember that.


  12. FABULOUS! as Ever, girl.....

  13. Those crowns are awesome. Where do you get all that wonderful decorative metal? It's fabulous.

  14. I like the tray as a tray but it would be a lovely crown as well. Your crowns are so popular. Pinterest has got me on tumblr where I have started a blog there-craziness. xo, olive

  15. You are the crown lady and that reminds me I should have put a crown on one of my gals that went to the Dress Form Ball, oh well

    I know what you can do with the Dior material !!! give it to Janice LOL

    what a find , it would look good on the cuffs and outside collar of a denim jacket I would style that around

  16. You are so talented.

    Pearl 13.1

  17. Oh Rosemary the crowns are simply beautiful. And did you say Dior? Oh I love it. Have a lovely week my sweet friend.


  18. I'm not surprised you mind gets into overload. You come up with fantastic projects. I love the idea of larger poster sized prints.

  19. love everything you make--but really love your crowns so glad to see you are still making them :)

  20. Hi Rosemary! Always love seeing what you've been creating! Everything is gorgeous! I think that tray would be beautiful with one of your transfers on it, but whatever you decide, I know it will be fabulous! xoxo, Leena

  21. Eek! The Christian Dior fabric is sort of scary to think about using-wouldn't you get into trouble of sorts??? Not that anyone could ever look into your beautiful face and get mad, but I don't know...maybe just use the "Christian" part on lining some drawstring bags?

    And, you always turn things from ordinary to extraordinary. Keep us posted!


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