Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

Thank you for stopping by to see what's happening in our studios in Peacock Paradise and on Golden Pond!

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Little Of Everything

 Please join Gabriela Delworth on March 11...For her Book Release Party...
Congrats Gabriela!!!

As you all know I have not been posting as I should be.
   Sorry for cannot be helped.

 I want to thank again all the wonderful talented bloggers out there for their prayers on behalf of my brother and for myself. We do know the prayers are working.

  Since I have not done much posting...I have alot to show. I did another theater doll.   I have not named this one yet. Got any ideas???             

 Thanks to Pat of Summers Darlings....I wanted to play around with my own version of paper dolls. Pat gave me as a beautiful gift... a paper fairy doll, which  is just drop dead gorgeous. A picture of it is on the post before this one, if you have not seen it yet. I played around with paper dolls once when I did a theater doll. I was using a Victorian Cat family paper doll. Here it is.                                                           

  This is my version of a paper doll, but if Pat don't mind. I'd like to explore this territory further.  They are really fun to piddle with.    
Thinking of  piddling around with new ideas. Thanks to another great talent and a wonderful lady...Celestina Marie of Larearose... I am making paper flowers. She showed us how to make them on her blog.
    She used vintage patterns. How kool is that? Here is one I made doing just that.
    But I also made this flower using black and white toile tissue paper that happen to be on a gift that Celestina had given me awhile back. I sprayed it with silver glitter and put a gemstone in the middle. It came out gorgeous. I wish these flower pictures were better.                                                 

   Some of you may remember my long time friend Shannon from an earlier post. I've known Shannon since the 2nd grade. She died about a yr after Katrina.
Anyway Her husban Butch has been giving me dolls and other things that beloned to her. She has no living relatives. Butch came over with what I really called a surprise. As soon as I saw the box, I knew what it was. 
    The very first year I met Shan, it was almost Christmas. My Mother always took us shopping on Dryied St. in New Orleans where I'm from. I know I spelled the St. wrong, but its been along time. This was in 1958. 
  Anywho...I wanted to impress my new found friend, so I begged and begged my Mother to let me buy Shan a Christmas gift. She let me pick out something for a dollar. Well I picked out What I thought any girl would love to have. A small mini tea set.
  When I went to her house to give it to her, she said thank you then set it aside. She wanted to show me her Christmas from Santa.
   It was...are you ready for this??? It was a mechcanical robot called Gargo. Its eyes flashed red and it shot flames out of its mouth...LOL. I just looked at her, like she was nuts. I realized right then that my new friend was not like me at all. For you who don't know what Gargo was.It was a monster like Gozilla.
   I never ever saw the tea set again, until the other day. Now... at least I know she kepted it. I just don't know how we became friends till this day.We were never alike at  any way,  any how, any time. She was always a dreamer and lived in another world. But she was truely loved by me. I miss her.    PS. The tea set was made in Japan                                                                                                    
I started to remodel my rooms, by that I mean painting and a little redecorating. I showed you my craft room and the bath that was attached to it. Now here is my master bath.    

Now here is my utility room:

 Here is an idea I came up with. I could never find the kind of design I wanted in light switch plates, so I came up with this. I covered them myself with heavey scrap book paper.

I thank you for stoping by my hummble abode and hope you enjoyed this post. Please know that all of you are also in my prayers.
May God Bless you,
XXOO MarieAntionette