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!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The Wonderful World of Journals

There's lots of journals being created 
in Blogland and I happened into this 
"Journal World" 
when Wanda Buxton 
Roses in Winter
sent this gorgeous journal to me.

The fabric and lace she used was so 
beautiful and the colors were perfect 
for my home! 

Little pockets are filled with 
small delights...

 and treasures! 

Ooh-la-la's galore!

Thank you Wanda for such an 
incredible work of art!!  
Visit Wanda's Etsy to see her 
lovely creations
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Wanda & I were doing kind of a 
journal swap so here is a couple pics 
of what I created for Wanda. 
This was my very first journal and I 
wasn't all together sure how to go 
about making a journal. 

I had a lot of fun though and I think 
Wanda liked it. I used some great 
silhouettes I found for my theme and 
the ideas grew from there.

As you can see I used fabric, lots of 
lace & trims and many pretty scrapbook 
papers. I really had fun making this! 

My longtime friend, Cheryle saw Wanda's 
journal and wanted one for herself too. 
So I found this darling tea themed fabric 
for the cover of Cheryle's.

Cheryle has a special love for the 
"High Fashion" scrapbook papers that 
are on the market now so that became 
my interior theme for the journal. 

I added some paper dolls and 
special treasures to make it complete.

And of course, Cheryle loved it!

Now you don't think I'd leave out my 
adopted Sis "Edie" do you? 

I made a fairy book journal for 
"Edie" to put pics of her little 
"Sweetie Girls" in. I included a 
pic of the oldest grand in the front. 

This fairy paper was perfect for 
what I had in mind... 

with lace pockets for paper treasures... 

a glittery peacock bookmark...

a paper dolly...

special swan note papers...

a beautiful fairy paper doll... 

and a special place for a pic of 
the littlest grand! 

 ~ Marie ~

Oh Marie, I ADORE the journal you 
made for me!! It is so gorgeous! I 
have a very special place now to add some 
pics of my granddaughters. The lace you 
used is incredibly beautiful and the papers 
inside are so perfect for little girls. 
Thank you Sis for such a lovely work 
of art!  ~ Edie ~

Now back at ya Sis! 
This is my first attempt at a journal too 
so I used what I know best... 
paper, stamps, stickers and some images 
courtesy of The Graphics Fairy. 
(gotta love that gal) 

An "M" for 
my Queen Marie Antionette!

A place to count the peacock chicks 
as they hatch! 

Everyone needs to write down their 
"Happy Thoughts"...

and inspirational words for creating.

I couldn't leave out Marie's 
"Busy Bees"! 

Plus little memory photos to 
pull out of the two of us.

I loved making this little journal 
for you Marie! Enjoy!!  ~ Edie ~

(This post is a collaboration of Marie & Edie.)

We'd like to give a special note 
of thanks to Rhonda of 
Rhonda has the most gorgeous 
images to use in crafting and 
creations of all types!! 
Please stop by to see her when you 
have a chance and let us know if 
you don't just love her wares! 

Until we meet again...
love and blessings to all of you! 

Marie & "Edie"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bleach Pen Art from "Edie"

 I wanted a larger image of the Eiffel Tower for a 
project and decided I was going to try something 
different... Hmmm... I wonder how well you 
can draw with a bleach pen? 

(bleach pen about $5 - already had Eiffel rubber stamp 
for basic image $0 )

 It took some practicing on scraps of denim.
(my first attempt looked more like an oil derrick!) 

Shake your pen very well. 
Have light pressure when squeezing tube. 
Practice Practice Practice!

I waited about 15 minutes then rinsed well, 
used a little soap on it, rinsed some more...

 and Voila! 
A great Eiffel tower image for my handbag project!

This is one of my Treasured Memories Handbags 
made for a very special lady's going away party.

The Bonjour Handbag. 

Every bag I make is unique. I can use clothing 
you've saved from a loved one to make a bag 
that uses that fabric. Hopefully I will be selling 
some handbags on Etsy soon.

(front pocket holds a water bottle 
and sunglasses)

This dear friend is a scrapbooker so the 
scissors is a perfect "charm" for one 
of her loves in life. 

(back of bag has 3 pockets - the jean pocket 
is perfect to slip a cell phone into) 

I use various fabrics and always include 
a large inside pocket with a slot for a pen. 

(inside of bag)

The possibilities are endless for bleach pen art!  
I just know you want to try it!!

Hope you enjoyed this project idea from 

Til next time... 

"Edie" & Marie XOXO