Sunday, March 20, 2011

Big Reveal!

Happy First Day of Spring everyone! :)

I hope you are enjoying the day.
 The sun is bright and shining, the birds are busy singing, and flowers in the garden are blooming. :)

It's a good thing! :)

This is my new line of miniatures.
Gingham in many colors!
This is what has kept me very busy in the studio for the past month.
I have made chair cushions, coordinating trimmed pillows and place mats complete with napkins in rings.

My inspiration.
Where do you find your inspiration?

This is  from Country Curtains.
I enjoy the images in their catalog and have ordered from them in the past for my real life size house.
Always a positive experience there. :)

Gingham is very versatile, as it lends it's self well to many different decorating genres.

In black, it looks traditional.

Red looks great in cabin decors.

Classic blue and white looks wonderful in beach houses.

Pink for shabby chic styling.

I will be listing them in pairs (chair cushions, pillows, place mats and napkins) and also as an entire set, two of each, at a discounted rate for buying the entire grouping.

These will be listed this week in my new Art Fire shop.

You may have noticed something a little different around here?

My banner and avatar have received a little spring pick me up and refresher from my friend Beth of berrybluecreations on etsy. I had sent her a copy of my old business cards and she recreated the graphic digitally and revamped my avatar, banners and business cards. Beth was wonderful to work with, she was quite professional and very accommodating.

Have you seen this?
Brought to you courtesy of teamMIDS. :)

Are you on facebook?
 Have you, liked my page?
  I have almost four hundred following me now on facebook.
Thank you! :)

Many thanks to all of the new followers of my blog as well!
 I have some welcoming to do! :)

Seems I passed over three hundred followers some where along the line. ;)

What to do to celebrate?
 A giveaway? Seems like it's giveaway season in blogland. :)
 How about a swap? Swaps are fun. :)
What do you think?

Let me know,
enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by.
dale :)


  1. Happy Spring to you too Dale!!!
    I absolutely adore Gingham! red is my favourite I think .

    In terms of idea! I love swaps ( as you already know) but I like giveaways too!

    Congrats on your over 300 followers by the way!

  2. Beautiful! Makes me want to have a backyard picnic. :)

    - Grace

  3. Beautiful new line Dale! So glad Spring is here too.
    You have been busy. Congrats!

    Victoria ❤

  4. Happy spring to you too!
    Here in Orléans it's really like spring, it's sunny and the sky is blue.
    I love your new miniatures, you have been busy.
    Like Papillon bleu I think it's difficult to say what is best to celebrate. I enjoy swaps (I haven't done much) and giveaways.
    Best wishes

  5. I wish you happy spring too Dale- hallelujah! I can barely believe it is finally getting here :) I love the gingham sets! So colorful and pretty! Congrats on over 300 followers too- it cuz you are so awesome :)

  6. You have been very busy. Love the Gingham sets.

  7. I love gingham, Dale, and your sets are perfection!

  8. Happy Spring to you also Dale! I am following and I am JEALOUS of your new layout. Very cool!

    I loved doing swaps back when Greenleaf used to have them. I would love to participate but for now I would say no..but not forever. The cold weather has been hard on my hands this year. I have been so slow working on my Half scale Arthur because of it.
    I have you all saved on my computer so now I can stalk you a non threatening sort of way. :)

  9. Que maravillosa coleccion, no sabria cual elegir te ha quedado todo precioso.
    besitos ascension

  10. Dale, I've not been able to find the answer to your question. I'm not sure why your photo isn't showing -try posting about it here. I'm sure there's someone in blogland who will have the answer. :)

  11. Thank you all so much for your kind words. :) I really appreciate the input on my work. :)

    Kim, you have my heart. :)

    Heidi, lol! Girl, I'm lucky if I get a post in once a week, occasionlly twice. Stalker. ;)

    My mind is now just a buzz with what to do. My blog anniversary is on May 8th. Which falls on Mother's Day this year.

    I think it's gonna be big. ;)

    I'll be listing more on artfire tomorrow. :)

  12. That first picture with all the cushions together looks amazing! Beautiful work!


  13. Thanks for trying, De. :) I'll ask in my next post.

    Thank you, Caroline! :)

  14. Dale ¡Todo hermoso y perfecto!! ¡Felicidades!!!
    Un abrazo

  15. Flor, que son increíblemente dulce y estoy muy contento de saber. :)

  16. I love your pictures, Dale. You take such fabulous ones and everything look so life like. Very much like a page lifted off from the pages of your favourite magazine like Country Living :).

    I am so happy to see you back in blogland. :)

  17. Wow Dale! I love all! happy spring! hugs

  18. Thank you so much, Sans! Your comments mean the world to me. :) That is the look I'm going for with the pictures. :)

    It's nice to be back in blogland. It's like coming home again. :)

    Thank you, Paky! Happy Spring to you, as well! It's so nice to see the sun again! :)

  19. Hi Dale! Thought I was already a follower...anyway, I'm legit now :) Just wanted to say hello...


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