Along the west shore of the St.Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota is a heavily visited, antique emporium called Stillwater. It's a medium sized city with a quaint downtown area packed with boutique/antique shops, delish restaurants, tiny businesses, condos and a beautiful view of the river. I had the pleasure to spend time there yesterday with a dear friend. We took to lunch and then stopped at a newly opened creative studio, Rose Mille. It's a crafter's dream; hundreds of new and old spools of ribbon, vintage glass glitter, flower stamens, antiqued buttons, and more. Of course, I couldn't leave empty handed...and being that it was my first time there since the studio came to fruition, no way was I skipping out on all that glorious ribbon!!
So, here's my confession - this girl LOVES ribbon!! I have more than enough ribbon to make a fabric store swoon. I've the good stuff, too. Hand dyed silks. Vintage satins. Old Velvets. Wide. Skinny. Shiny. You name, and this ribbon-obsessed gal has it. I even have large spools of the stuff. I figure the more, the merrier. Some people ask me what I do with all my ribbon. I tell them that I sit and idolize it all. I use it on occasion, but mostly, I just like looking at it. Plain & simple.
And so, above is a petite arrangement of pretty, crafty things. The colors are very much "me". The vintage vanilla frame was a lucky donation from my parent's basement. The leaves and pink hearts are Rose Mille selections, as is the ribbon.
Dear, sweet Gossamer Blue premiered their Look Book a week or two ago. I've been meaning to post it here. The kit is infused with rich reds, rustic emeralds, soft pinks, sky blues and more. Surely you'll want to devour it's contents if you've any special plans for Valentine's Day ;) I put together a couple of project images from the kit - will share it all next week!
I'm quite keen on these two. Been spending ample amounts of time with both. Rayna, the almost "Target" canine, is sweet natured to the fullest! We love having her at the house :) And that look on her face, well, I'd just about give her a treat every minute and bring her with me everywhere. She's oodles of cuteness. The two make for wonderful company! They bring great happiness to our lives!
It's officially almost here, the first day of Spring Semester at River Falls University. I begin a graphics design course, which I'm really looking forward to. The second course on the list is Managerial Accounting - not nearly as exciting, but still very much mandatory. Monday is the grand return! Wish me luck ~ have a great weekend!