Heather Bentley’s Curious Georgia

Hello Folks out there! I am happy to show off these beautiful, “Lift Your Spirit” hats made by Heather Bentley, whom I have met through Etsy. Her store, Curious Georgia is a children’s clothing shop full of “oh so cute” items. Here is a little about Heather and her philosophy on curiousgeorgia’s clothes in her words…

I learned how to sew when I was a child…my mom patiently taught me. After having three girls I decided I better start sewing again. I love mixing fun fabrics to create unique items for curious kids to wear. Practical pieces are my specialty. I want my customers to wear the items I make to play in, get dirty in, and even look and feel pretty in. I live in northern california and am a teacher by trade. I am now a stay at home mom who loves creating things for little cuties.

Thank you for sharing your story, Heather. We look forward to seeing more of what you do!

Also, I would like to thank Mi Lolli Photography. When you get a chance, check out her blog and photography too!

Look for Lift Your Spirit collection, licensed to Timeless Treasures in your local quilt shops or on-line.

Tony’s Garden

Tony, my wonderful husband tends to his parent’s garden this summer. We call it “his” garden because he has put so much elbow grease and tender loving care into it. Tony’s parents have had their garden for decades and so much wonderful healthy food and beauty have come from it. Canning tomatoes, snapping green beans and making jellies keep the whole family going throughout the year with delicious homegrown food. Chet and Chloe helped pick beans and made signs to give away some of the zucchini and squash. The green beans, zucchini, squash, okra, tomatoes, corn and peas are growing beautifully. I run around the garden helping the kids pick and taking photos of the beautiful zinnias. I am so happy that the kids get to be a part of the gardening process. 

Dreams of Flowers Calendar

Tweetily Doodle to you! 
Here is an affordable calendar you can find at Michael’s Craft Store this month. It is a 16 month calendar, so you can start plugging in dates for next year while having some wall art to enjoy. These illustrations are a combination of many mediums that I did…original paintings, pen and ink doodles, collaged flowers (that my mom and I did together) and then I compiled the final compositions digitally. Each month has an inspirational message, like “Daydreaming is the sweet wonder of Summer,” written by poets and other renowned persons. If you are looking for wall art with Dreams of Flowers, look for collections I have through Bentley Publishing Group. I hope these pieces inspire you to live a fulfilled life!

Children’s Ipad Project

I am working on a new project where I am doing some fun, little illustrations. This project is being developed for an ipad to teach school-age kids certain reading lessons. Here is one of my initial sketches and a computer illustration for the final. I was especially happy with this cute, baby ostrich.

Rejuvenating week-end

A week-end with college girl friends was overdue and finally happened! We filled it with Mimosa’s, pedicures with crazy nail polish and a trip to an old stomping ground we frequented more often a decade+ ago! Good food, good talks, walks and gifts made for a memorable weekend. Thanks gals. When is the next one?