Sunday, February 28, 2010

Beaded Bag

Beaded clutch

Beaded clutch

I just got this beautiful bag in the shop. It's from the 60's and in perfect condition. It's entirely hand beaded - one of those things I want to keep for myself!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Slippers

Wool slippers

Tea cozy

Tea cozy

The Diamond

I made myself some new red wool slippers. Trying to stay warm!
And I made a cozy for my teapot out of a gray wool sweater with cotton fabric inside. I put a mylar liner in it and the tea stays sooooo hot!
And it's snowing again:-)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Cream and sugar

Salt and pepper - sterling

Sterling salt and peppers

Clam shells

Here are some new things in the shop. I really like old silver.
And the clam shells make great little plates for fish or dessert.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A New Class

Wine glass charms

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New in the Shop

New window

Spring shop

New clothes


We're changing it up here at the Verandah! I now carry clothing designed by Kasey at kay.em.kay. She designs and handmakes all the clothing herself using new and vintage materials. We also have her purses and hats. Come in and see!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In the Shop

Changing the walls


We're changing the shop - Spring is coming early to the Verandah!
Stay tuned...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Teapot Cozies

Tea cozies

Tea cozies

I've been making teapot cozies out of felted wool sweaters. The padding is two layers of batting with a thin layer of mylar sandwiched in between. Mylar is the stuff they make space suits out of and it really keeps the tea hot! And then I lined them with cotton fabric. I made one for myself too. Nice hot cups of tea!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sweater Blanket

Sweater blanket

This is a new blanket I'm working on. Now I just need to bind it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

More Snow

The Boalsburg Diamond

The streets are clear today but the snow is really piling up! Still, it's a beautiful day.
I'm doing artwork on the computer and trying to keep warm.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


The Boalsburg Diamond

We got a lot of snow last night. Thank God my neighbor shoveled my sidewalk this morning because I couldn't have done it! I can't even open my back door. So the shop will be opened today. Yeah!

Thursday, February 4, 2010




I've been making buttons for the shop. And if we get all the snow this weekend that they're talking about, I'll stay in and make lots more. FYI my village, Boalsburg, is the birthplace of Memorial Day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


My kitchen really needs to be remodeled so I've been looking at pictures online. I am really drawn to the candy colored confection that is the kitchen of the 50's.
I would love to have one that looked liked one of these!

Vintage kitchens

I could probably get everything I needed at the dump!