Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Halloween Hugs and Mistletoe Kisses

For those of you who didn't know me
~ Back in the Day ~
you might have missed my glory years
when I ran a store and taught painting
and wholesaled my art and published books.
Well, I've been considering publishing
and teaching again
and realized that I don't have any copies of my book
Halloween Hugs and Mistletoe Kisses,
so I asked my fans if they had one kicking around
they'd like to get rid of.
Several people were nice enough to send me sites
that were selling my old book.
To my surprise,
it wasn't on the "Dime Table"
(which is what we called the sell out discount table at Herr's Open House).
As a matter of fact,
I think it's going to cost me more
for the darn book now than
I sold it for retail when it was NEW!
The fact they are asking $5 plus $4 shipping
for a book that's 20 years old is amazing to me.
Now I have to decide if I'm worth spending
the big bucks on and if I can get me to
sign my own book to me!
"To Amy, My Biggest Fan"....

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Magical Fairy Tea

Moon Dancer and CICreative
worked together to create a magical Fairy Tea
We more than SOLD OUT!
Music, Tea, Fairy Cakes, Stories, Book Signings
Wonderful arts and crafts
lots and lots of beautiful fairy princesses!!!

Thanks to Luthy Botanical Garden
for the Lilies and other plants!
(Go check out their Lily Show going on right now)

Now, I would just love to show you all the
pictures I took but unfortunately...
those darn fairies must have played
jokes with my camera!
35 pictures of the
cutest little fairies,
for some reason,
won't download off my camera!
Here are a few pictures
of us bigger fairies that I salvaged.
This was the crew who helped make
our first fairy tea a success!
(Left to right)
Me, Sandra, Sherri, Rebecca and Ashley!
Below is
Author Sandra McCone
artist and interior designer Sherri Swanson.

Luckily Photog Brain Woelfe
will have professional pictures
available soon
for me to show off to you.
For now, here are just a couple
of the fairy art we had for sale.
Pam Miller had hand sculpted fairies
Michelle had beautiful
rhinestone T's for children
and adults!
Luckily you can still find those
Moon Dancer
even if you didn't go to the tea.

We had all sorts of cool treasures to buy!
Rebecca had hand made fairy huts and gnome homes
as well as beautiful fairy flower crowns
and sooooo much more!
In the corner of the picture below you'll
see the fairy dresses with
matching wings
Ashley Gifford made!

Here is Author Sandra McCone
Ashely Gifford.
There is so much more to show you but
you'll have to wait for
Brian Woelfe's pictures!

If you came to the fairy tea
I would love to hear your comments!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

This is how we do it...St. Paddy's Day

Here is our traditional spot to start St. Patrick's Day.
My father was the chief Federal Probation Officer for many years here and worked out of this building. We used to get to stand our kids at the window on the 3rd floor and watch the parade in the warmth while other's screaming freezing kids whined outside.
Our kids even got to be IN the parade one year riding in my daddy's top down St. Paddy's Caddy.Everyone had their drinking sock on...

some of which actually came from Ireland.

Since I am allergic to alcohol ....
( I know! I couldn't believe there was such a thing either!)
I wore the non-drinking hat that actually came from Ireland instead.
I made up for the lack of drinking on my part by eating
enough for everyone.
Suza made yummy Irish cinnamon coffee cake!
(It's Irish cause we ate it at the St. Pat's Parade).

Here is where our clan comes from so I was liking this float!
Dad kept Karen from running out and
hugging her favorite float.She has rescued and is living with at least 6 Gray Hounds.
We are looking into an intervention soon.

What's a parade without friends?
Dee still works at the Fed. Building and
came out to cheer on her family in the parade.
AAAhhh...the good ole' days....
Dee, remember when they all dumped your
behind in the Current River during the
canoe trip? yea..ahhaa.a.a. good times.

Look! More friends!
They are discussing Suza's favorite float.
Yes. That's right.
The Popcorn Wagon.
If you know who owns this...
Suza will make them a deal!
Here is our lunch wagon!

By the time the parade was over around noon
we were more than ready to drink...I mean eat
our lunch!
Before we even got seated my famous dad
Gus Errion
was mobbed by his adoring fans.
We ran into Tracy and Vick Heuermann and family.
Tracy worked as a secretary for my dad
many years ago at the Fed. Building!

Food was yummy. Service was great!
Off to our next great adventure where we
had our traditional glass of
Wine and browsed and bought great books.
I never get out of there the first try.
I ALWAYS seem to HAVE to buy
more than one time
in the same visit.
Oh, you noticed a new face in there?
Yep, our parade grew.
Katie Roo!!! We missed you!
Suza and Karen still holding strong.

Off to our last stop!

We risked life and limb to get there.
There were about 10,000 people there
when we pulled up.
We worked off our lunch during the
hike from our
car to the bar.
Oh look.
How Far.
Sorry, Irish rhymes took over for a second.

We met up with more family!

Look how much Katie and Bob look alike!
They have the same smile!Jimmy's serves REAL beer.

Zach shows up to add the cool factor
to our party.

Still partying waaaayyy beyond the
Irish time of 6 o'clock.

This is what holidays are all about.
Glad to say we all had a crazy good time.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm Fairy Inspired

is just days away!
I love the summer and any day
that is leading to that weather
and away from the cold I am all about!
We are celebrating at
Moon Dancer/ Simply Everything Boutique
by hosting a
Magical Fairy Tea
Sandra McCone
March 20th, Sat. 1-3pm
at CIC
just 2 doors up from our store
at Grand Prairie Mall.

This canvas is 16 x 20.
I love the glitter on the wings
and the speckles around the sun.
Spring inspired me to get
new shoes too!
Yes, again!!!!
But, here is a surprise....
I went to hand Famous Footwear
a fairy flier
and walked out with 3 new pairs
of shoes,
all on sale!
Since it was their first day open
I bought 3 pairs of shoes for about $30!
This pair was only $5 because I
got 1/2 off the SALE price!

Muse Shoes!
Aren't they inspiring?All this spring happiness made
me want to paint flowers!!

Amy Flowers
are 3-D with
hand cut wooden elements.

Oh- here is a sneak peek at
an order I created
to match the clients
towels and bathroom tiles.

What do you think?

Are you inspired now?
Let me hear from you if you are!!!
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