Tuesday, May 28, 2013

80th Birthday Party Decorations

Ms. O., "Granny" as her family calls her, celebrated her 80th Birthday, Sunday.  It was held at her Granddaughter's home.  The colors were lavendor, silver and white.  Below "are a few photos":

Ms. J, Granny's Granddaughter, ordered an "80" cake
and "80" cookies for party favors - cookies were
wrapped in celephane bags and tied with lavender
sheer ribbon and had a sticker that read "thank you" -a kit from Michaels Craft Store

                                A photo album was purchased, ("Granny" gets her pictures 
                          developed at Costco) for pictures and notecards that fit inside
                          the sleeves, were available for guests to write a happy
                          birthday message.  A reycled box was gift wrapped for cards.

white styrofoam letters and numbers were purchased
from the craft store, painted lavendor and
sprinkled with glitter

Flowers were purchased early
morning from the flower mart

Ms. E, Granny's Granddaughter, did a
 fabulous job choosing the flowers
 and creating the beautiful center pieces
A happy birthday chair cover
and a silver and lavendor
crown were purchased from
Dollar Tree
Granny has been sewing since
she was 13 years old,
fabric appliques were used as
part of the theme

Table runners were made from 3 yds. of
one dollar lavender fabric, cut length wide-
enough for four tables

The Birthday Girl!
Six children, Seventeen Grandchildren, Nineteen Great-Grandchildren
and one Great-Great-Grandchild
Happy Birthday Granny !

photos: by eve

Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Trends 2013! - "So fresh and so clean clean"!

Memorial Day is the unofficial day of summer.  Below "are a few photos" of this season's fashion trends.

However you add them-pulling pieces you already own or making new purchases, fashion trends keep you youthful and "so fresh and so clean clean"!  

Pastels for Summer!  (Gucci S/S 2013)

Sporty Clothing
Dion Lee purple mesh jersey tank top
Rag & Bone S/S 2013
Midi skirts, perfect for the office!
(Rachel Comey S/S 2013)
"a' la prison uniform stripes" (Marc Jocobs)
Love it!!

Carry over from last season- shoes made with lucite!

Overalls - Can you beliew leading designers
 are showing overalls for S/S 2013!!  I can pull
out the two pair I own and trend them up!

Mixing prints!
Adding leather to your wardrobe!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  And, be kind!!
photos:  Huffington

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Natural Hair Care Expo, La Brea Tar Pits Los Angeles, Photo Shoot

Natural Hair Care Expo & Nappywood had their 2nd photo shoot Sunday, May 19,2013, at the LaBrea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.  Below "are a few photos":

photos by:  eve

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Patchwork Quilt-like Throw

Thank you Carol L. for your purchase!


photos by:  eve

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Old Torrance Coffee & Tea Shop Quilt

Old Torrance Coffee & Tea Shop owner's, Cheryl and Gary Zimmerman, purchased several of my patchwork throws to give as gifts and for decor for their coffee shop.  

You instantly feel at home in their charming, intimate coffeehouse with exposed brick walls, overhead beams and big comfy furniture.  Excellent coffee, gourmet teas, delicious pastries and the best made to order sandwiches are served daily.  Check the schedule for open mic, jazz, rock, poetry, ukulele and belly dancing.

Below are "a few photos" of my patchwork throw with matching pillows!:

Old Torrance Coffee & Tea Shop
1413 Marcelina Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501

Thanks Cheryl and Gary!


photos:  eve