Saturday, May 24, 2008

There is a GREAT new business in town! Todays Featured business!

Hello everyone! I hope you are seeing nothing but sunshine today! I'm seeing sunshine with a little warmth but it is due to rain for the next few days. Well we won't see anything dying too soon with all the rain we have been getting! Let's just hope that the sunshine comes back after it is done! LOL


I have some news to bring my wonderful readers of my blog and it has to do with a wonderful new website that has just opened up. The owner of this grand new site is Winterberry Creek , or better known as Amy Mosher. Amy is an amazing artist that does multi media altered art projects that are so beautiful to the eye and so right for any pocketbook! Her creations are so romantic and original! They would look lovely in any shabby chic home, given to a family member of beautiful and lovely things, or just hidden away for yourself! Her new business is called," Winterberry Creek.....creative inspiration for romantic living".

Her work is well worth mentioning and even more worth taking a look at by any lover of beautiful things!

You can also find her items by clicking on the following link or copying and pasting it to your search area:

A list of what you will find include many hand painted and multimedia items such a pins, boxes, collages. You dont' know what your missing if you haven't checked her out!

Below is a sampling of her items that can be found on her new website. These are just a few of her multimedia collages that she has made! There are so many more great works of art that can be found. I'm sure you will find something that will catch your eye and your heart!

Another place you can find her items are on Etsy and can get there by going to or copy and paste this link into your search.

Not only is Amy a great artist and designer she is also my sister! I could only wish to have all the talent that she holds in soo many areas! You are a true inspiration! I wish you all the luck in the world with your new adventure your work is absolutely breathtaking! Please don't forget to sign her guest book!

Want to know about Winterberry Creek , her interests and her business check out her blog .... or copy and paste this link into your search.

Looking at these wonderful items will be the best time you have had on the web! ENJOY!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Please vote for your favorite items in the OPSG challenge!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to make sure that many of you take a look what I on the OPSG On Line Marketplace today! We are having a challenge called "Stars and Stripes" and invite you all to come and checkout who has participated and give you a chance to vote for your favorite. below are the links to see what the artists have been working on and a link to make your choice to who you believe should win!

You want to see the participant's items up close? Go to the following links and it will take you to where this is all happening!

Just an update on the polls from the OPSG Website ....the patriotic challenge is now over and to those of you that voted. Thank you for taking part! The winner of the challenge was Jane of Ark for her wonderful patriotic star Annie! You did a great job on her Jane! Congratulations!

I have not participated in this challenge but I have listed a new Americana item of my own in my etsy shop that is a set of 3 ornie bowl fillers. There is an Annie, Andy and Ginger in the set and they are just the cutest. Please go to check them out as well! Just click on the following link and it will take you to view this GREAT set! Have a great day all! Remember to smile!

WillowtreeTreasure's Etsy Shop

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

To Write or Not to Write that is the Question.....

Hello everyone! I am so glad that you have come to visit my blog today! I have a bit of a question for myself and could use some help if another avenue has come my way or if I should refrain from such questions.

As a child I could remember going through my mind what I wanted to do when I became an adult and one idea that came to mind was to become a writer. I was a much more into reading large novels than I am today. I read a lot of the time and wanted to someday write my own novels . Once I became age to go to college and pick a major. I went with elementary teaching and spent a number of years substitute teaching hoping to some day get that full time job. My heart conditions began within my first year of carrying out this job and became a wall to climb to get to my ultimate goal of having my own classroom. My episodes lasted a month at a time with in hospital IV treatment and happened a total of three times during my early years of adulthood and did damage to my heart valve each time! I kept up my dream to pursue teaching by returning to substitute teaching in between the times of experiencing these episodes and continued for a total of 6 years on and off. With my last event of experiencing a heart attack and having my valve changed for a second time I realized that this will never be a dream that I can achieve and have once and for all put it behind me! I then turned to working on starting a business of my own to work from my own schedule. So I went to refinishing furniture and antiquing to Ebay and becoming a seller that specialized in everything and anything. Lastly, I have taken on the craft world and have gotten into primitive and vintage dolls and craft items.

An idea has resurfaced, however, and has to do with looking into writing children's books. People have commented on my blog that I may have an ability that I have not really paid much attention to. By starting this blog I have received a number of comments on my writing ability and being able to give a picturesque explanation using my words to help my readers almost "experience" what they are reading and making my writing engaging. I have to admit that the desire to write has to be an inspirationally driven or simply "the mood needs to be there" with the ideas flowing to be able to do a writing where people come out of the reading with something ...a message....a feeling....a lesson. I have had a few ideas of using my cats as a beginning point and trying this out to see how it goes. Heaven knows I have read my selection of children's books for college classes and with my teaching and always have gone after the books that had a message behind the story to teach a lesson to the children. I always said that I not only taught the basic reading ,writing and arithmetic I also added manners and qualities to have them have plenty experience in being polite, sharing, taking turns, manners at the table, ....just qualities that made the children aware of their place in the classroom and how to treat the people around them with politeness and kindness. I actually wrote a book for a children's literature class and got an A on the project and illustrated the book as well. I found that my creative side is usally while I am asleep but got up to complete this requirement at 1 am in the morning to write it , make a draft and start on the pictures. Let's hope if I do pursue in trying this that I don't sleep through all the REALLY good ideas!LOL



I have some great stories that would engage children that involve my two sweet cats. We used to have my one cat....Tabby...taken to a person to have the knots taken out of his hair. He would have just the two tufts of hair on his feet , head, tail, left on and all the rest of him shaved to no hair at all. (These pictures below are not my cat but is what he looked like with the "lion" cut.)My older cat never knew who he was once he returned from having this done and would take one look and not know who he was. She would hiss and run and hide . When we weren't watching though Friskey would get closer to get a really good look. If she got close enough she would give him a hit and then run for cover! It was always so entertaining to watch! Poor Tabby never knew what the problem was and just would go about his business like nothing was any different!

When my cats were smaller they were always into something. It was like they knew when we were to go somewhere and just would time it just right so they could invade the kitchen cupboards. They would be so cute and cuddily before we would leave and the minute we would come back everything was drug out of the cupboards and closets and we were always having to clean up after them after them following a spree during our absences. One time we left and came back to cabinets open and things strewn across the kitchen floor and there was little Tabby sound asleep in one of the open drawers with his paw holding onto a ball! Friskey was our first cat and could imagine that Tabby taught Friskey everything he knew about house destruction and how to find what you want when you don't know where it is!LOL (This is when pictures could say a million words about these two cats!) Now that they are older they are not as active and we could remove the childproof locks for the kitchen cabinets.

Someday I may just start playing around with these episodes and try a children's book and see if it is a possiblility! You never know.... my next attempt maybe in being and author of my first child's book. I will keep you posted!

Stay smiling and thank you for coming to read my lastest blog today!