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Someplace in Thyme

I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Monday, June 20, 2016

MY FIRST BABY BOOK/JOURNAL

 I am so excited to share my first scrap booking book with you. This was handmade by me and it's all from scratch. The front cover holds two tags and showcases roses, lace and of course the words, it's a girl.
 When you open the first page, you will find a place for a special photo along with two flaps that open out to reveal tags for journaling. There are also graphics that have been fussy cut from graphics 45 paper.
 Here you have some pearl decor with a flap that opens. This would be a great place for photos of the new addition or family. You can flip up the following page for more photos or keeping those special moments together.
 More flaps and tags. The pearls and lace add so much to a book for a little one.
 Glittered letters on the side with more tags.
 You can never have enough tags to journal those special times and memories. That also are wonderful for small photos of family members and friends. It's a girl paper on a page large enough for photos.
 I love the baby feet, the colors and I have to admit, although this was my first baby book, it will not be my last. I had a ball creating this keepsake.
 The last page features a waterfall for three photos as well as a larger photo on the left.
Such a sweet cover. I did not share the back, but it's the same pink paper with lace along the side. Closes with a clip and ribbon. I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest creation and will come back for more.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Just A Little Share

 I don't usually post photos of my work on this blog because I have a business blog that I prefer to post on, but today I decided that it's been awhile since I posted in here, and well, it was just easier for me today. Sorry, but I have been so very busy since last year, that I just haven't had the time to post what's been going on in my life and I guess that makes me a bit lazy, I promise to try and do better going forward.
 Meanwhile, I will share with you the hanging strawberry sachets I have been creating and listing. I wanted to get these bits of gorgeousness done before Mother's Day as I think they make the perfect gift.
 Vintage buttons and vintage linens were used on some, pearls and laces, what more could a person ask for?
 These are pretty enough to hang on a Christmas tree too, don't you think? If you are a lover of Victorian ornaments, Oh my, these would be wonderful.
 Lightly scented with dried lavender buds for a fresh scent in a drawer, of hanger in the closet.
 There is just too much pretty going on in here today.
 This blue sachet was made using a napkin I found at the flea market, Ooh La La. What a great way to re-purpose.
 Handmade paper roses.
 Appliques too.
 A bit of bling will get me every time. Of course, all together they make quite the statement. I hope you loved this little share today. You can find them on my website, http://someplaceinthyme.com

Thursday, February 25, 2016

HEARTS HEARTS AND MORE HEARTS

 I don't know what it is that captures my mind and my imagination about the shape of hearts. I have always loved them and I remember drawing them as a very young child. I came up with this pattern and created the sachets you see on this page. Each sachet has a scent, most of these have a white blossom talc in them to give a very soft and romantic, fresh scent. Most of the time I used dried lavender buds to fil er up, but this time I went for something very different. The above heart sachet has hanging pearls and a pottery heart that I found while in Sedona on a day trip. I just love that.
 Beautiful pink and blue, blue bead work and some embroidery lace work make up this gorgeous sachet. Perfect for hanging just about anywhere or giving as a gift to that someone special.
 Here we have another pottery heart and a little bit of bling on the upper left hand side. I just couldn't help myself, it spoke to me.
 One of my all time favorite fabrics, the teacups and china!! I love this fabric. I kept her simple but oh so pretty.
 Vintage hankie points on the upper sides of this hanging sachet and pretty ribbons in the center. Vintage buttons too. The last heart showcases pink roses on a sea of black, very stunning and pink bead work, just the right color. Most of these have sold and are on their way to new homes, but they were lots of fun to create and I am sure there will be more on the way. If you would like to see what I have to offer you, just go to my website and have a peek around. I would love to have you visit. http://someplaceinthyme.com

Saturday, June 14, 2014

ONCE UPON A DESERT BLOOM

 As I was scrolling through some of my floral photos, I thought I would share some of those that are from the desert. I think when you see some of the beauty of a cactus in bloom, it takes your breathe way.
 How can something so prickly be so beautiful? Yet, here it is, in all it's glory.
 And then, there are the stranger than fiction blooms. Makes you wonder what planet this came from!!
 If you didn't know better, you would think the plant is dead or dying, but it's not. I don't know how the thing stands up.


 This plants blooms are like cotton and fly all over. Good thing I have no allergies.
 This is a desert, yellow bird of paradise which lives in my front yard. It has no scent, but gives you these lovely flowers and delicate, lacy leaves.
 This is a funky looking cactus but the blooms are so cute.
 This only needs one word, gorgeous.
 Snow Drops in my statuary in the back yard. Love this.
 I took a photo of this cactus at a shop, couldn't believe how long the plant was to how small the pot is. I can tell you when she blooms, she is a winner.
 This is the front of my home on the side. This cactus has arms that are beginning to lay down everywhere, but when she blooms, oh my! I am in love.
 These blooms have a heavenly scent too. It's too bad they last less than a day.

I hope you enjoyed your little tour of what grows around me. I have more to show, but that has to wait another day. Be safe and be sure to smell the roses.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chihuly In The Garden

 I was introduced to Dale Chihuly's work about five years ago when he was showing at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. I was in love. What a talent this man from Tacoma, Washington has.
 When I discovered he was showing again this year, I knew I had to go and go and go again. When you walk up to the Botanical Gardens, this is the first glimpse you get. Three tall glass art forms that resemble cactus.
 It's an amazing site for sure and can take your breathe away!
 I don't know how he does it, the colors going from the center, dark and gorgeous, to the outside, perfect and magnificent.
 I am not a glass artist by any means, but where would you begin?
 I would love this in my garden. I often wonder what the crating of his work is like. I think that subject would make a good movie, from beginning to end.
 Chihily's work needs no words, it's just perfect.

I have many more to share, but that will have to wait until next week. I hope you will go see his work if you ever have a chance. He shows all over the world.