All About Jilly and Her Stuff

Madonna and Child Vintage Look Petite Wall Art

Recycled Wall Art Three Little Kittens

Twig Wreath with Violet Berries and Angel

Vintage Look Wood Wall Art Psalm 23

All About the Artisan in her own words:

I have always had the gift to create. I see new life in all things. I use a lot of found items and recreate them into something beautiful and new. I enjoy taking trash and making it into a new treasure.

My Christian faith and love of God are also a large part of inspiration for my creations. The events of 911 had a dramatic affect on me and have totally redirected my heart and life. God has worked in a big way in my life. When we open the door to our heart, God is just waiting to pour his Grace in!

England Vintage Look Wall Art

Wall sign with Original Inspiration about Love

Mother Verse Plaque with Madonna and Child

Vintage Inspirations Sign God Does not Expect

My God-given gift of creativity, is for me, a way to share my heart with others through inspirations and scriptures which have touched me personally. God speaks through the ordinary more often than we take the time to see.  It is my goal to use my creative gift to touch your heart.

My work is inspired by Faith and the desire of making all things new!   I use upcycled, repurposed and new materials to create my inspirational signs, decor and door panel art.  Distressing and crackling the wood, gives my work a vintage-time worn look. Prints and inspirations are decoupaged and sealed with a clear coat onto the distressed wood and panels.Mom and Me Vintage Look Petite Wood Sign

Vintage Look Victorian Angel Wood Wall Art

Inspirational Quote on Vintage Look Sign

Victorian Angel Recycled Door Panel Art

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Vintage McClintock Gunne Sax Dress Velvet Holiday

Vintage 80s Cabbage Rose Dress by Loralie

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress Prairie School Marm Style

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress and Lace Jacket

All About the Artisan in her own words:

For Years I have been a Collector of Items of Great Beauty, an Offshoot from My Mother’s Teachings.   I Have All of My Life Been Drawn to those Things of the Past…a Kinder, Gentler Time.   As a Child, Mother Taught Me Quality and An Eye for the Unique that I Could Claim as Mine.   I am Forever Indebted to Her for Those Lessons Imparted.

I am also an Avid Gunne Sax Dress collector.  I have well over 150 Gunne Sax Dresses along with even more similar ones in small to the Rare large!

Vintage Gunne Sax Dress Wedding Satin & Lace

Gunne Sax Dress Vintage Wedding by McClintock

Vintage Bridal Veil from Davids with Headpiece

Gunne sax Wedding Dress Vintage Jessica Label

Today I bring you the Best that I have from Vintage Gowns and Jewelry to Accessories that will Glow in the Moonlight and bring out the Goddess that Lies within us all.   I welcome you with a Happy Heart in Hopes that You might find the stuff that your dreams are made of.   Don’t We all Deserve This?

Vintage Rhinestone Earrings ‘Leaves Falling

Vintage Kramer Demi Parure Trembler Set

Vintage Weiss AB Rhinestone Brooch

Magnificent Vintage deep Red Brooch and Earrings

I Wish to Pass on to the Future Generations Not Only the Quality But the Character and Sentiment of the Vintage Bridal Gown.   May You Find a Piece of Your Dreams in These Pages.   My Mother will be Watching Fondly.

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Hi Everyone:

Remember my post about Bamboo, our little foster dog?  Well he was officially adopted yesterday and is now in his new “forever” home.  I am so relieved he is now settled for good.  He was such a good and sweet dog.

Also something else newsworthy.  I had submitted my post, My Home for Foster Dogs, and it was published in the carnival blog “Lynn’s Views”.  Go on over and have a look at all of the other great pet stories there – http://lynnsviews.net/2010/09/24/carnival-of-dogs-and-cats-september-25-2010/

It’s shopping day today so I’ll let you know tomorrow if I found any great deals.

Not content with just one shop, this artisan has 4!

All About the Artisan in her own words:

My graphic design experience started in high school with a major in art.   I won first place in an ad layout contest.   I started working in a print shop after school back in high school.   And continued most of my life working in the printing and publishing fields.

Pink Flowers Refrigerator Magnets

Lighthouse Button – OOAK

Witch Button

Crazy Peace Button

Proofreader by profession with 35 years experience proofreading for major publishers.  I have proofread magazines and books for major magazines and book publishing houses.

My shop Wild Goose Chase has vintage items, cards, Valentines, supplies, patterns, art books, feathers, ACEOs, and other curiosities.

Antique Gumball Machine

Vintage Hankie

Vintage Donkey Salt & Pepper Shakers

Vintage Dollhouse Furniture – Bedroom

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Pale Blue Button Scarf Free US Shipping 

Owl CD Upcycled Clock 

Autumn Magnetic Bookmarks Set of 2 

Needlework Lovers Bear Chair Vignette 

All About the Artisan in her own words: 

I love to create. Since I was a child,I have always been busy with various forms of fiber work including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery and weaving. Alongside of those interests was that famous old cookie tin of buttons that I loved to play with. After a fulfilling career in education followed by the ease of online selling, I now devote myself fulltime to combining fibers and buttons. I also love and make clocks, magnets and bookmarks. I love special orders so please don’t hesitate to ask. I am proud of my 100% feedback selling online with several hundred items off to new homes. 


I Love Knitting Brooch 

Americana Flag Pin 

Dotty Ribbon Bookmark 

Cream Hat & Handwarmer Set 

In April 2007 a book called Button!Button! was published and several of my creations were included (pictures below). It was a very exciting experience. 

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I have been very fortunate to make many new friends at Zibbet.  All of these artisans are unique, not only in their art and crafts but their friendships.

We are all able and ready to lend advise, opinions, support and help to fellow artisans whenever possible.    Our backgrounds are different and diverse but we all share a common goal.

Starting tomorrow, I am going to feature  one of them daily.  We all work at supporting each other and making Zibbet.com a fun and friendly shopping experience.  With the Christmas Season fast approaching it is time to start thinking about shopping.  See all of the unique and affordable items you can purchase for family, friends and your furbabies!

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I think that most followers know my sidekick, Buck the beagle.  Where ever I am in the house is where you will find him.  He is 7 years old and was rescued from a pound just before he was to be euthanized (more like a bullet in the head, it’s cheaper).  He was our first foster dog and just never left.  He is just my speed when we walk and I can always count on him to cheer me up when the day is cold and gray.  We did adopt him and we all couldn’t be happier.

We have an adoptee in temporary residence with us now.  This is Bamboo!

He is the most loveable Pug mix with tons of personality.  I don’t know if he was abandoned or owner surrendered, all I know is that he has an abundance of love for whoever adopts him.

Don’t let the docile look fool you.  When it comes to going out for a walk you must deal with a whirlwind.  It is like trying to harness Tigger.  He gets so excited and just can’t wait for you to get ready.  Buck, on the other hand, is more like Eeyore and sits patiently.  What a pair.

I think nearly every adult has had a pet at some point in their lives.  I have always been a cat lover and have owned many.   There was the white cat named  Charlie Brown by my daughter.  Then there was Taurus the tortoise shell, and Miss Fluff our very prissy black and white longhair and finally Mischief, my black shorthaired ball of mischief.  All of the cats survived to old age with the exception of Mischief who died at age 3.

I was devastated and cried for days.  Mischief was everything to me.  I could always count on him to get into”mischief”, hence the name.  I was very hesitant to go with another cat as I felt so responsible for Mischief’s passing and could not bear to think I may kill another one.  It was just way to hard for me.  Our son had been hinting about owning a dog, so, since he was old enough I thought it would maybe be a good time to try one out.  I was so lonely during the day and desperately needed another companion, and that is when Buck came to us.

None of these pets were purebred and they all just needed a forever home for one reason or another.  I guess I have been rescuing for most of my life and have always had a companion around.   Each one has been a joy and blessing wrapped in fur.   There is nothing like the comfort of a pet.   They play many roles in your life, therapist,  psychologist, entertainer, friend, bodyguard, nursemaid, you name it.

Now I am surrounded with all of this and more.  Luckily my hubby is the same and enjoys these dogs as much as I do.  They can be a lot of work but I have the time now and can devote it to my family and furbabies.  What a wonderful life I have.

Yes, this is it.  All of my scrap yarn jumbled together in one humungous pile.  There are partial balls, uncompleted projects and handfuls all thrown in together.  What a mess!  I finally have had enough and decided end this disorganization once and for all.

With all of the patience I could muster, I slowly tackled this mess and rewound balls, pulled apart unfinished pieces and all of the other pieces .  Each color was then wound neatly and set aside carefully.  I was so happy that I had gotten that far until the one question popped into my head – “How are you going to store it?”  Well the good old zip lock bag trick was useless and putting them into an old cookie tin would only end in the same mess.  Then it hit me!  I had the answer all along in my fridge!

Yes, in my fridge.  And here it is –

You can’t see it very well but each cup holds a ball of yarn.   They will now stay separated and neat.  I am so proud of myself.  It has only taken me forever to come up with this idea.

Yes, I am a little slow but at least I come up with something in the end.  Sometimes frustration does have it’s benefits.

Hi Everyone:

I have been featured in the Zibbeters Show and Tell today.  Now you can read all about me and see some of my products that are for sale in my shop.

I know this is a very dumb question but please forgive me as I am a Canadian.

I live in an area that is not bothered by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes or other similar weather.     But I do remember vividly watching all about the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  I also remember all of the animals who were forced to survive as best they could alone.  Many did survive and many did not.

As I read the information on the website of the ASPCA –  I learned just how horrible it was.   My own dog, Buck the beagle, is a rescue from a shelter in Ontario, but his story is nowhere near as heart wrenching as the animals after Katrina.   They also have a slide show of some of the rescues and it went straight to my heart.  If you look at each face, you will see looks of fear, relief, gratefulness, sadness, anticipation, confusion or loneliness.   This was the biggest animal rescue in history.  So many animal lovers helped save many of those animals with their search efforts, adoptions, temporary care, and donations.    But it doesn’t stop there.

The ASPCA is still out there helping animals with legislation, education, and caring.  As the IndieSmiles Charity Birthday Bash continues all month, please take the time to visit them and donate.  There are still so many cats, dogs, horses, birds and numerous other pets out there needing help.   There is never a need to great, never a donation too small and never an animal not worth the time.  Just look at your own pet(s) and you will understand.

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