Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day...

I would assume today is the TinMan's favorite holiday, wouldn't you? Speaking of hearts, how many of us have had a broken heart? I would imagine that most of us have experienced this "injury" to some extent. My Valentine wish for all of you today is this: May all your "wounds" be healed, your hearts mended, and that you are able to embrace love, the way it is meant to be embraced. With your whole heart.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

December Makes me Remember....

December makes me remember...waking up on Christmas morning in the house that built me. The house that was my home. The home that my mother built with her love, patience, and guidance through the years. The years of diapers and 2:00 am feedings, the years of scraped knees, first loves and first heartaches. December brings to mind all the other Decembers that have come to pass. Christmas mornings filled with excitement to receive an Etch-a-Scetch, a Kissy Doll, a dollhouse, a tape recorder ( now, that was high-tech)and not to mention, it brought hours upon hours of fun, my first pair of bell-bottoms; orange with flowers, which were so groovy. All the presents were nice. It makes me realize as each year passes how much my Mom actually sacrificed and how hard she must have worked to make me happy each Christmas. And not just in a material way. The memories that still play in my mind. The memories of her and I baking and doing crafts. It has come to my realization that is where I have received my "crafting gene". Mom was crafty. I know sometimes it feels like I am "channeling" her in some fashion, when I get a idea that surprises even me. I have recently chosen this beautiful vintage photograph of my Mom to represent "The TinMan's Wife" at my craft shows/sales. I think she would be pleased. I think she would appreciate the thought. I miss her and appreciate her everyday. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Changed my name to Alice.

Hello blog, where ya been? Just kidding, I admit I have been the one who has been on hiatus. Just walking the halls of this life and hoping to achieve a creative, meaningful life around me. So, once again, I am creating, utilizing my favorite old vintage thingys..selling and sharing. Thinking of doing another Christmas open house sale... film at 11. As always, still dreaming of the little cottage behind the mainhouse, where I can create to my heart's content. But until then...the house will be the colllection point for all my stuff...and I will keep planning my creative cottage...dream on Alice.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Memories of Dad....Father's Day 2010

Being a child of the 60's, we had "Silly Putty" , (who remembers that?) we played with it for hours...pressing it flat and making "copies" of the comics in the newspaper...that was so high tech..anyway, one day my Dad picked it up and began to roll it on the table, making it skinnier and longer, much like a snake or a worm. Then, he says, "hey kids, watch this", and puts one end of the "snake" in his right ear and the other end in his left ear, as if a snake is crawling through his head. Of course we all got a good laugh out of that. But, when he removed the silly putty from his ears, he did not get all of it out and Mom had to take him to the emergency room and have it removed. Of course, eventually, that was the funniest part. Many funny, fond, loving memories of my Dad today. I miss him and his sense of humor. ♥

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Hello Everybody! Are you as excited as me that SPRING HAS SPRUNG? The birds are singing and so am I...getting the yard work done, roses pruned, flower beds ready, seeds started, and the porch rockers cleaned! SPRING... a time of renewal and new beginnings...hope all of your new beginnings have happy endings!