The Genesis Emporium

The Genesis Emporium
She blinded me with science.....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Additions to my Etsy Shop - Out of Print Patterns and more

I just put up a load of patterns (with more to come).  Remember, if you like a pattern - you don't have to make it exactly like the original, it's more fun to tweak it so it's yours.  Here's a sampling:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

OMG! My daughter met David Beckham

Ladies, my daughter, Brandy, was flying home after a business meeting and sat behind David Beckham.  He and another person (coach?) were reviewing a video of a game and drawing up game plays.  After flight she got a picture with him.  Yum!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Meet my new friend, Rhonda :)

Hello, again,

Wanted to share a blogsite with you.  Rhonda makes the most beautiful digital downloads.  So unusual - lots of French goodies and more.  You can get to her by clicking on the link to her blog.  She has a wonderful Etsy shop you can get to from her blog.  She is a published artist and you will love her site - "Rhonda's Originals".  Please visit if you haven't "met" her yet.  And she has a great name - even though it has an "h" in it.

25% off Summer Sale in my Etsy Shop!

Hi, guys,

Just wanted you to know I'm running a 25% off everything in my Etsy shop for the next week.  Hope you will stop in. 

Have a blessed weekend.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wizard of Oz ATC Blog Hop announcement

If you love the Wizard of Oz - Join the following invitation from Two Crazy Crafters.  Click on the picture on the side bar to read the whole article and join in the fun.
Thanks Twyla and Lindsey for sharing!
Hello friends!
We are announcing our next ATC Blog Hop!
The theme?

Wizard of Oz!

August will be the 72nd anniversary of the release of the movie, so we decided that it would be the perfect theme for our next ATC Blog Hop!
If you wish to join us, add this button to your sidebar and create an ATC which stands for Artist Trading Card. It's a card that measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.
Decorate it in an OZ theme and link up with us on Friday, August 19.
Create one or as many as you like!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Adorable Jadite Green Pottery Now on Ebay

These are so dear to my heart, but we are trying to downsize.  I especially love the little girl with the white scottie or highland terrier.  Hope you will check it out - I have them at a very low Buy it now price. 

Here's the link:  The Genesis Emporium on Ebay - figurines

On a more personal note, my beautiful daughter (mom of 2) had hand and wrist surgery today in Austin.  Thankfully - all went well and doctor thinks it will be 100% when healed.  I'll be taking a trip on Sunday to spend a few days with her.  Don't mind driving now that I go to the library and get audio books for free.  I listen everyday on my work commute and it really helps pass the long drive.  Listening to Faye Kellerman now - I love her and her husband (Jonathan)'s books also.

Any who....... here's a picture or two.  Leave me a note and let me know what you think.   :)

Had to throw in this one, too.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Do you Cricut? Here's your chance!

If you love to scrapbook and don't have a cricut yet or are afraid to take the leap to the pricier models, I am selling my smaller version with lots of goodies for a great price on Ebay. Check out the link:

The Genesis Emporium

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Handmade Art Fair

Check the right side for a link to get to the Handmade Art Fair.  Gorgeous handmades - giveaways and more.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Paper Doll Project

I have been working this weekend on a cabinet I found at GW.  Sorry no before pics, but it started out as a wooden cabinet with a typical dark image on it.  I had no real plan, but just created as I went - but I had a page ripped from an old Mary Engelbreit magazine and I used the paper dolls to get started.  I'm not quite through yet - I think I want to put something in the background inside - like old photos or something glued to the back wall.  Then I can put some "little" finds inside.  I also found this little pup, he was rather plain, but was made for Victoria's Secret.  I thought he matched the papers and colors I used, so I decorated him to sit on top.  If there's any interest, I may eventually put it up on Etsy.  :)

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A funky game table coffee table

Wanted to show you the coffee table we recently made out of an antique (dated 1902) game table and an old garage sale coffee table.  I think it came out great!  Now if I only had about 10 more rooms to display stuff.  :)

The second set of pictures are of my hubby, Bruce, who helped me with putting the table together.  He is holding a bonsai tree which is his fav hobby.  As you can see, it has ice hanging from it.  Brrrr, believe it or not, it gets very cold here in the Houston area.

Thanks for stopping by.

The Genesis Emporium: A glimpse of my doll collection

The Genesis Emporium: A glimpse of my doll collection: "Hi, all. Hope all of you are warm, dry and relaxed today. I'm putting some pics here of my doll collection (it's rather smaller ..."

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A glimpse of my doll collection

Hi, all.  Hope all of you are warm, dry and relaxed today.  I'm putting some pics here of my doll collection (it's rather smaller now - at one point I had a rather large bunch, but sold some of them.  These are my favs.  Hope you like them.  I'm throwing in a few other things I have made recently.  Some are for me and some for my Etsy and real world shop.

This is the very vintage baby bed I found at our local thrift shop.  When I bought it (for only $20, it came with baby sheets, a little quilt, bumper pads, etc - but no mattress.  I went back a week or so ago and they actually had a mattress for sale.  So all together - $30.00!  It's got lots of wear, but is sturdy and I love the decals.

 Now, shhh!!!  Baby's sleeping......
My beautiful reborn baby doll - isn't she awesome?

These are some of my other collectibles and dolls.  The lamp is from 1953 and the shade was blah - so I decoupaged with cute graphics.

I'm putting some more stuff up on Etsy today, vintage collectibles and altered art.  Please check it out!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More added to my Etsy shop!

Just added a few more items to my shop and will put some more up tonight.  Hope you like them.

The Genesis Emporium

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Very First Post - TaDa!

Hi, this is my first post of my new blog.  I really not sure what I'm doing, so it will take a while for this to be as useful as I would like.

One thing I wanted to get out there is that I'm now on Etsy and have a couple of items right now and will be adding more throughout the week.

I promise I'll get better at this, but ya gotta start sometime.

My Etsy Shop: The Genesis Emporium

The little picture below was made from a design by Land of Enchantment .  She has a great Etsy shop.