Friday, May 29, 2009


I decided to make myself a Mother's Day and Birthday present to celebrate being  "A MOTHER"!  I used a heart brooch that was made by my Grandpa Toar for  his mother, my Great Grandma Ivory.  My Grandfather was a tool and die maker/machinist by trade and photographer and "Rock Hounding" were his hobbies.  He fashioned this brooch out of metal heart with a plastic-like heart that he carved "Mother" into and welded a cut out of an old coin to the front and used  an actual safety pin on the back as the pin as a fastener.  I have had this pin for some time now and realized it needed to be made into a necklace.  I chose to use black glass beads, vintage rhinestone rondelles, black glass roasary chain, oxidized sterling silver chain and wire and black fresh water pearls.  I think it turned out quite lovely.  An heirloom to pass onto my daughter Ivory.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Remnants of the Past Antique Show

I had the pleasure of attending the Remnants of The Past Antique Show in Nipomo, the end of April and wanted to share with you a few pictures of the day.  This is a wonderful show put on by the lovely Judy Watkins.  If you have never been need to make the next show.  The show is filled with some amazing vendors and artists.  
Check out this vintage Victorian doll house.  I know the picture doesn't do it justice.  I have never seen an old one like this was absolutely darling!   I always keep my eye open at Flea Markets for an old, shabby and affordable one that my daughter and I can remodel.  But, then again there is so much work to be done on our "Real House"!
I grabbed a bunch of these cotton stems.
I really loved these vintage doll heads.  


Monday, May 4, 2009

Beloved jane makes jewelry.

Making jewelry and setting up my etsy shop.  Stay tuned as it all comes together.  

Friday, May 1, 2009

My girl can bake!

Ivory has been wanting to make a recipe from her new American Girl cookbook, "Kit's Cooking Studio" all on her own. She chose the banana cake recipe because our bananas were brown and begging to be put in some sort of recipe. I have to say, it was delicious and I am so looking forward to having another cook in the house.