Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
A view of the rear entrance of the shops along Main Street from the parking lot reveals this killer shark in his pink T and sun glasses!
There is so much beige and green in this desert area that it can be difficult to see any other color.
If you look carefully wonderful bursts of color, even pink, can be found hiding in the most unusual places!
Thank you for taking the time to visit this wonderful Pink Saturday! To indulge in more Pink this Saturday, please visit Beverly, the wonderful hostess, at "How Sweet The Sound", this weeks plethora of Pink is so very delightfu!
Have a beautiful Pink Day!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Step Two: Assemble Barbie on the newly constructed stands.(These were made from heavy washers purchased from Home Depot super glued together and spray painted black)
Step Three: Construct the tops: These would be the lampshade. (Instructions for this step found on this clever miniature website.
Step Five: Stand back and giggle!
For more delightful Altered Barbie's you can visit Mystic Paper in Downtown Mesa, Arizona or you can take a virtual tour at Mystic Paper The current swap has not be posted yet. However, I know it is only a matter of time!
Want to play?
The next collection is due May 26th!
Come join us!
Monday, March 21, 2011
And the winner is:
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I had intended to post a new entry while I was there, however time just rushed by and I found that I was on board the airplane returning to Phoenix before I had a chance.
While I was away I signed in to begin a post...and I discovered that it was my 200th post!
I was very happy that my daughter was with me for our visit to Chinatown. As my daughter and I walked up and down the streets full of grocery items she remarked how it reminded her of her trip to China.
We had so much fun, we went to many little shops to look at all the clothes, jewelry, and housewares. I had to pick up a few things to create art with, it was hard to resist all the treasures available, so I picked up some playing cards, tiny coin bracelets and red coin envelopes, if you look at the photo I have selected some of these treasures to share.
For lunch we left the orient and took a trip to what's known as little Italy for the Bay Area specialty.... Gilroy Garlic!
We ate at The Stinking Rose for a full garlic fare, including the ice cream which is served for dessert. We consumed part of the 3,000 pounds of garlic this restaurant serves monthly. It was delicious.
There are so many shops with so many fun and interesting items to look at. However I wanted to go to my favorites to pick up some Japanese products I don't like to be without! The Kinokuniya Stationary and Gift Store is a must. They have some wonderful blank books, journals, planners as well as cards, postcards and washi papers. They have pencils and pens and gel pens with so many choices colors. And they have a cute area with lots of little items which are all cute! The reviews for this store are fun to read, too!
After spending a small fortune we headed to the Kinokuniya Bookstore. The Japanese have such interesting books. I have fallen in love with many of their books, magazines and their manga. I left this store with one craft book, complete with patterns, of course its all in Japanese! Then I introduced Gabrielle to the Daiso. It's a Japanese style dollar like store with all kinds of merchandise. I picked up, among several things, these little containers made to store cigarettes, they are the perfect size to store a collection of ATC's!
Our final stop was the Penzy's Spice Shop. It's a great place to shop for any spices that you may need , as they are the finest! The shop is wonderful, if you haven't been and there is one in your area, you must go, I highly recommend it- you won't be disappointed! I am so thrilled that one of the goodies is a jar of Arizona Dreaming spice and the cookbook, so you can whip up the most delicious dishes.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
If you love pink and want to enjoy more, head over to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and have some pink fun!