Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Women Working Wonders Fundraiser

My dear friend,'80's Super Model Nancy Donahue has talked me into coming up for this great event to raise money for women in need. I have added a few new items to my repertoire, along with my equine and nautical inspired quilts, throws and pillows. A few budget friendly embellished journals, Love Madds repurposed jewelry, MRR Picture Frames, and Sharp Hill Designs bags- all the rage in the Hamptons this spring! Some (YUDU) silk screened reusable organic shopping bags and lunch totes... really cute, no? We all do everything ourselves and we all live within minutes of each other... Wilton has some pretty creative folks.
Nancy will be introducing her new product- The Honey Belle Body Buffer at home cellulite removal device...Got mine!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cat. A la cart.

I guess "Just say yes" struck a chord with more than my musical friend.

I have had more request- this one is the latest for my artist /friend Meredith Shelley. I love the back with the vintage Vera "Trees". Enjoy!
The other pillow was for the raffle at the Girls Night out fundraiser. Fun, no?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My husband, Tim Geaney.

Our local publication, Wilton Magazine, did a quick ten minute interview with Tim (when Christopher Walken cancelled at the last minute!)... thanks, Chris.
Carolyn Rundle Field did a great job, and I love the portrait by Pam Barkentin- so pensive!
What they couldn't cover in ten minutes was what a great dad and husband he is. He is passionate about gardening and has even started an eco-friendly way to compost horse manure- "The Entre-Manure" blog to come! We will have a booth at Wilton Go Green Festival on May 2nd. In the meantime, check his blog, "The Light Whisperer".
He plays the piano, learning as an adult, and now devotes many hours playing with Acoustic Wilton, which is a group of fabulous musicians on a mission to cure cancer and raise funds for Relay for Life. The next concert is May 14th, an all night vigil at Wilton High School.
He loves wood working and helps me whenever I need power tool abilities for my crafts... I'm limited to the glue gun for good reason!
Did I mention he make the best Mexican food? His Mom, Clarita, was from Sonora.
Thirty years is a long time to be with someone, and I can tell you he never stops surprising me, or making me laugh. A true renaissance man... at times my knight in shining armor.
Keep in mind , however, my favorite saying:
"Behind every great man there is a woman... rolling her eyes!"(Jim Carey)
(The picture at the bottom was taken 30 years ago by Bruce Weber in Barbados, on that fateful trip...)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kate's Plates!

Has anyone seen "Verna"? Well my friend, home dec star Jan Lemonedes, passed this New York Observer Home magazine onto us because my husband Tim had a picture he did in it. He photographed the "9 by Design" Novogratz family and it was published for this article. FYI, episode 2 airs tonight at 10 on BRAVO! Watch what happens...
Flipping through the pages of my new favorite publication, I see these plates. Kate Spain had just shown them to me on Sunday when we delivered a load of our finest aged manure in their driveway. (Happy Birthday, Kate.) They are available at Crate and Barrel. Way to go!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Whatever happened to the refrigerator magnet?

I am prepping to do a show on Thursday, Girls Night Out, in Rowayton, Ct, and part of the deal is to supply 50 gifts for a goody bag that will be given to the first 50 guests. So I had seen this cute idea for a refrigerator magnet, using old pictures, children's books and playing cards. Some with glitter, some without-which do you prefer? The "blonde" is my shout out to Betty Draper, but most have a horsey thing going on. So, that's what I was busy doing yesterday.
When I go to display them on my fridge for a picture- no go! Stainless steal doesn't work! And what about all of those fancy shmancy kitchens with wood paneled refrigerator doors to match their cupboards! Oh, the horror!
Well, too late now- they did work on my microwave door, and for the picture I put them on the side of my truck.
I forgot to take them off before my husband went to load up the flatbed with composted manure for our friend (fabric designer for Moda, Kate Spain). He was more than a little relieved to see they could be easily removed.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sis Boom a plenty!

I know most of you can whip up your own Sis Boom home accesories, but if you are like me, time is precious. Why loose sleep when you can order your own Ms. Willy with pink stripes full apron (not the half apron) and the pink and blue Colette table cloths??? They are gorgeous. I am ordering a bunch for my daughters college (with honors!) graduation party in June. Check the Open Sky Shop on my sidebar.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Have you hugged your weed-wacker today?

Yes, the ultimate green weed-wacking device on the market today. You just need a cat like Ollie to oversee that special crops, in this case Catmint- don't get "wacked" along with the weeds!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Posh pillow.

Our friend and Tim's super talented vocalist for Acoustic Wilton, Kim Troy, needed a pillow for her friend who evidently needs encouragement to do certain things and take chances. These are the words that Kim finds her self repeating on a daily basis, and thought a little reminder when she's not around wouldn't hurt.
"Just say yes!"
Her friend loved it, especially the black patent leather piping. She thought it would look great in her bedroom, but after reading it again, decided it might not be such a good idea! Looks like the living room will be it's new home.
(Kelly Wearstler fabric).
* I will be raffling a quilt at the next Wilton Acoustic performance for Relay for Life on May 14th at Wilton High School. Their goal is to raise $15,000 for the American Cancer Society.*

Black and white at it's best.

My friend Brooke Brown of Friesians of Color has had another beautiful filly. Born on April 2nd, my mothers 85th birthday, I think she should be named "Erika", like mom. Does anyone else see the Easter Bunny on her side??? Another name option is "Pippy", due to her 4 long, white stockings. She is a stunner! Congratulations to all at Old Tavern Farm!
And Thank you, Tim, for taking such beautiful pictures... as usual.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A fine pair.

After doing the tutorial this winter with the black and white felted horse pillow, I decided to make my girl silhouette in black and whit. I think these look so great together.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy 22nd Birthday, sweet Genevieve.

We couldn't be more proud of our lovely daughter, graduating from college -WITH HONORS- on May 15th. You go, girl!

Just a taste of what has been already ordered!

Most of you know that my "Go make your bed!" blog has been up and running for over a year know, and that the website will launch sometime this month. Here are two orders that were made with Sis Boom collections, past and present. What a nice Easter surprise for these girls! More to come.....