Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Moondog Cottage and Tole Mountain Goodies Are In!

The lovely mother/daughter artists Janniev and Sheri of Tole Mountain and Moondog Cottage just brought some new goodies yesterday and we'd thought we'd share them with you! If you're interested in any of them, send us an e-mail. We're always happy to ship here at Trendy Bindi's Boutique. : )

Friday, July 24, 2009

From Fence to Fab

Our little shop has a darling set of narrow, curving steps to the upstairs which we use for our own storage and personal use and when we were getting ready to open we were at a loss as to how best close off the steps in a cute way from the rest of the shop.

Thankfully, we've got our secret weapon...Dad (0r in Mom's view Hubby). Carol, the former owner of the property generously left us a number of items including a couple of picket fences sections painted a cheerful little yellow. Dad, handy man that he is, took one of these sections and cut it to size. He put a cross-brace in the back, added some hinges and then used a hook and eye closure to secure the gate. He installed on the steps and now we have the sweetest little gate to "our space".

This nifty little fix would be perfect for a set of basement or attic steps that you need just a little something. It would also work nicely if you have a room or two that you don't want your toddler or pet wandering into unsupervised.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Tami Kenner

We have another wonderful artisan which we just had to share with you. She is as lovely as her creations. Tami Kenner is terribly talented and we just love the whimsy and girly touches she adds to everything. She's kindly agreed to show some of her creations below as well as a bit about herself. Be sure to stop by and say hello at her blog!

p.s. Look forward to a later post where we will share some our own personal treasured created by Tami!

Tami at pinkbuttercreme here! I have been designing, painting & crafting for so many years I think I have lost track! I took a tole painting class in the early 80's & quite honestly haven't put my paint brush down since. I have done countless shows, taught painting classes & even owned my own brick and mortar many years ago.

Now I am so content here at home by the Jersey Shore designing & selling my goods on pinkbuttercreme. etsy.

I am currently in the process of making a reality where I will sell my little hand painted ornaments for all our favorite holidays.

I am influenced by the color "pink"& the coziness of the cottage style. I feel so inspired in my little studio with bins filled with ribbons, glitter, flowers & unfinished wood shapes ready to take on a whole new life.

Tami's bit of bliss is...baking a batch of jumbo vanilla cupcakes, frosting them with pink buttercream, stacking them on a pretty vintage cake pedestal & surprising someone on their birthday!

Have a wonderful day...with a joy filled heart

Friday, July 3, 2009

Apparently, We're Fabulous!

Kathy of Junk Heaven has very sweetly given us the Fabulous Blog Award! We're just so flattered! Be sure to visit her fabulous blog!
We'd love to pass the Fabulous Blog Award along to these deservingly fab blogs!
and cause we couldn't pick just 5!