Jul 21, 2009

A Tea Party for Reagan

So so much to do yet before I leave for California, but I wanted to share a little of someone's magical day yesterday.

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My friend Miss Paula of Teaberry Cottage gave this tea for Reagan.
First, we greeted all of our friends.

(Thank you miss Jamie)
I made "Cracker Dolls" similar to the ones I did for Somerset Holidays and Celebrations last year, but I adapted these a little, and they worked really well as tea party favors/ place card holders for all of the girls, with goodies Miss Paula put inside!

Miss Paula fixed all of Reagan's favorites , delicious scones with Devonshire cream, PBJ teapot shaped sandwhiches , mini quiches, strawberries in white chocolate, sugared grapes mmmmmmm! and so many more different breads, and sandwiches, and sweets, and new things we all tried.
Miss Reagan eying one of the special tiny fairy dust covered cupcakes Ms Paula made.

All of the girls gave their very best effort in trying new foods they might not have tried before .
Unfortunately, we were so busy we forgot to take our group photos until later on , and a few of our guests had left us.

Reagan decided that she would like to make masquerade ball masks at her party, so each friend made her own bejeweled mask creation!
And then....

Had lots of good silly fun with them.
Reagan with her teacup fairy wand.

Happy 8th Birthday to Miss Reagan
So much fun we had!
Thank you so much to busy Ms Paula of Teaberry Cottage for this wonderful tea party, an
d magical day!
And also thank you so much for all of the special help from Ms Heather B, Ms H
eather H, and Ms Jamie.

Jul 12, 2009

Such a hard little worker! I wish he could help me out in the studio.

I felt so lucky that we just happened to pass by
Reagan's flower at the same time! Watching him w
ork his magic made my day.

Some peeks from the studio this week....
If you "fancy" this style , and are going to be in the Pasadena California area July 29-Aug2, I will be teaching the "Vintage Broken China Jewelry Workshop"
follow this link to sign u
p for this fun class on the web site:
ordshire Garden Workshops
or just email me at contact@staffordshiregarden.com

More sneak peeks...

I did this one for my dear friend Paula's birthday. She is doing a wonderful " tea" for Reagan's birthday next week (so excited!)

"Through the Looking Glass"
Alice and Wonderland series
"Time is a Journey"

This collection comes directly from my 1898 Lewis Caroll Alice and wonderland book, with the beautiful illustrations of John Tenniel.

Back of pendant features aged vintage looking glass.

Front features my favorite character- oh, ever so concerned about the time.
The bottom reminds him that time is the journey.
Fresh out of the studio, and have not listed him anywhere yet.
Inquiries at contact@staffordshiregarden.com

Jul 1, 2009

Hello Friends , a Peek at what's been going on...

Hello Friends...

Just wanted to show you a little of what was going on in the studio this week.
Also, I have been working on a new July kit for Creer Avec Moi , www.creeravecmoi.blogspot.com . It will most likely be late next week when it is posted.

"The Button Fairy"


Once upon a time there was a tiny fairy with a passion for buttons! She collected them wherever she roamed.

The "Button Fairy" bracelet features this fairy's entire collection of vintage Mother of Pearl buttons, along with snippets from her favorite ribbon dresses that were hand dyed in vintage creams. All of the buttons have been attatched to a sterling silver bracelet , with sterling rings and sterling clasp. The sterling has been given an aged vintage patina.

The button fairy has also etched her own self portrait into a solid brass center focal piece, to watch over, and protect all of the precious buttons in her collection.

Little Details: The sterling chain is adjustable. The center focal piece measures approx. 2 1/4 " x 1 3/8" . This bracelet is a signed one of a kind piece,100% handmade here in my studio. The purchaser of this bracelet will receive it gift boxed, ready to share with a loved one , or enjoyed personally !


copyright 2009 Staffordshire Garden Designs all rights reserved

The "Button Fairy" bracelet may be purchased on the Staffordshire Garden website


"Paris Princess "

OOH la la! This necklace destined for the girl who loves everything French. The"Paris Princess"

Necklace features Brass Etched "Paris Princess" focal pendant , with a repurposed vintage brass rhinestone bail and vintage prism drop. All chain , wires, rings, and toggle closer , are sterling silver that has been treated with an aged patina and rebuffed by hand, to keep with the vintage feel.

Tiny details: This necklace is completely one of a kind, hanmade here in my studio. The purchaser of this necklace will recieve it gift boxed. Ready to share with a loved one, or enjoy personally.

Copyright 2009 Staffordshire Garden Designs . All rights reserved

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