Monday, April 15, 2013

Joyce Bernard Miniatures Featured! April Give A Way!

My dear friend Joyce Bernard, also known as "THE TRUNK LADY" for her Themed Trunks is now selling her one of a kind trunks and other signature miniatures on Etsy.  Please take a look.

When I first met Joyce years ago at a Miniature Club I was hungry for information and struggling to find my way in a hobby that I had fallen in love with.  The club was designing a wired Building.  I was so lost because I joined the club just after the wiring project.  Joyce sensed my distress and offered to come to my home the next week and teach me all about wiring. 
This is not the building we wired.  
The beginning of our long term relationship began on that day and although Joyce moved to another state a few years ago our friendship remains the same.   
Joyce and I met at least once a week and worked on miniatures.  She was usually the teacher and I the student.  When Joyce sold my miniature drapes at a show in Northern California, it was the beginning of the excitement I feel when I sell on eBay and the thrill I get when someone comments and wins one of my give aways.
When it finally hit me that God had blessed me with one of the finest teachers of miniatures, I happily soaked up all the information that Joyce freely shared with me.  She never told me how sought after she was for her trunks.  I found out on my own.  Sort of like when you discover the Holy Spirit.  It is there for you to tap into it's power.  You just have to find out about it and when you do, you just want to soak up all the information that you can so that when you are faced with road blocks in your life, help is there for you based on what you have learned.  Amazing.

Hats, purses, dresses, underwear, trunks and you name it, Joyce and I made it in mini.  Those were the good old days.
These trunks are the best in the world.  Although she makes most items in her filled trunks, she has searched world wide to locate the finest leather and fabrics.  She also sells unfilled trunks.

Yes, Joyce taught me how to make these too!

April Give Away was made with Joyce in mind.  

To enter:  Be a follower of my blog and leave a positive comment on this post only by Monday, April 29, 2013 before 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight time.  Although not a requirement, it will be appreciated if you post a picture of one of Joyce's trunks on your blog along with my give away.  Thanks.
Thanks to all of my new followers and special thanks to all of you that have been with me from the very beginning.  I love comments and yours have made my day on many days. 

May God Bless all of you!  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Congratulations March Winner!

This past Easter weekend was one of the best in my life.  Celebrated with my Favorite Daughter and her family and my grandsons were thrilled to come home with Grandma.  We are celebrating my birthday this week along with 13 years of surviving.  God is good.

 Winning comment:

                                     "Beautiful work!:)"   

Drum Roll Please!  Congratulations to Linda, our March winner!  I really loved all the comments and as usual, I wish everyone could win. Maybe someday you will.  April's give away will be posted soon.  

Please click on Linda's name above to view her interesting blog.  

Thanks to all of you for following.  A warm welcome to new followers.   There are so many creative blogs to read and follow and I thank you for taking the time to follow. 

Hugs and Love To All!