Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Indiana Antique Guide: Fountain Square & Irvington

When Ashleigh asked me to join her in having a booth at an art fair called Art Squared in Fountain Square, I wasn't sure where that was. After she briefed me on where it was located, I noticed there was a Fountain Square antique shop in the Indiana Antique Guide. It is called Days Gone By Antique Mall at 1028 Virginia Avenue. I decided to take a drive down there a week before the art fair so that I could not only familiarize myself with the area, but also to visit another antique shop in the Indiana Antique Guide.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Art Squared Art Fair: My Experience

Since Ashleigh and I had registered for a booth at the outdoor art fair called Art Squared in Fountain Square two weekends ago, I was a bit concerned about the Hoosier September weather. Would it rain, or be too cold? We had purchased a canopy but there's just so much a canopy can do during inclement weather. Well, as it turned out we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for the event as you can see.

Images of Fountain Square, just southeast of downtown Indianapolis

Friday, September 26, 2014

Greeting Cards from The Primrose Stack & More

Recently Michaels had a terrific sale on 12" x 12" paper packs so I treated myself to some. I really was low on printed papers anyway. I spent a blissful afternoon making cards with them. These papers came from the DCWV The Primrose Stack.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Snippet Roll Swap

I was invited to join in on Heidi Meyer's (Sugah Beez) Vintage Darlings Snippet Roll Swap. A snippet roll is a compilation of bits and pieces of vintage embellishments attached to a narrow piece of fabric that can perhaps roll onto an old wooden spool. It was something new to me and once Heidi sent me a link to see some examples, I got really excited about making one for my swap partner, Gypsy Rose.

I started out with a piece of old fabric 2 inches wide by 24 inches long, layered a piece of crocheted lace and sewed a piece of pom pom fringe on top of them. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Indiana Antique Guide: Farmhouse Cafe & Tea Room

On our way to a recent getaway weekend with friends to the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana, we decided to see if we could visit some antique shops in the Indiana Antique Guide. Time is running out and I still have many places to visit in the booklet before the end of the year.

We found The Farmhouse Cafe & Tea RoomThe Flower and Herb Barn, and Old Stuff Antiques in Nineveh. They all are on the same grounds on Bean Blossom Road, just north of Nashville, Indiana. If you don't look closely, you might miss this awesome retreat because it is way out in the country and camouflaged by trees and bushes. You don't want to miss it though, in fact, you must go, because it was one of the best places we've been to in a long time and we cannot stop talking about it.

Dan & me in the Farmhouse Cafe & Tea Room - check out that colorful chandelier!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Happy List: Being Creative, Healthy & a Recipe

I was excited to deliver my first custom Patty's Pretty Things order: 3 personalized banners for college students' dorms.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Indiana Antique Guide: Kirklin, Indiana

Dan took me to Kirklin, Indiana so I could cross more pages off in my Indiana Antique Guide for my 2014 Passport to Pleasure adventure. Since this old Chevy truck was the first thing we saw when we arrived in Kirklin, I knew it would be a fun and interesting visit!