Friday, April 30, 2010

Customer Showcase!

Woohoo! My Vintage Queen necklace won a spot on the Ornamentea Customer Showcase. You can see it here. I already spent the gift certificate I won :).

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Extra Extra Small China Doll Heads!

I just listed some EXTRA EXTRA small dolls on the site HERE! They are over the top adorable and SO TINY! The smallest yet!

I loved the photo of the tiny dolls on the camera so much that I was inspired to play around in Photoshop and make a few variations, just for fun. I hope you like them!

This is my favorite. Love the pink hair!

Metal Stamping Fun!

I had some fun in the studio today playing with some new tools! I started with a plain nickel silver disk, and you can see what I ended up with. The finished "Vintage Queen" necklace is listed HERE if interested.

If it doesn't sell, dollie is totally fine with keeping it! She truly is a vintage queen!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

German Doll Parts Galore!

I just updated the German Doll Part section on the site! I added LOTS of parts including many different arms and legs, doll bodies, TINY Charlottes, and more! Some of the arms and legs are SO TINY. Love love love! I posted a few above, but you can see them all HERE!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Stencils!

I just finished listing 16 NEW STENCILS in the shop! See them all HERE!

Friday, April 16, 2010


This was our dessert last night! Can you guess which one was mine? Yum!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Retro Cafe Art at Sweet Peas and Snapshots!

The sweet Mary Smilove has opened up a store in Santa Monica Sweet Peas and Snapshots and I'm excited to report she is carrying a nice selection of my collage sheets! I've heard that her store is fantastic, so if you are in the area, be sure to visit!

Sweetpeas: 1929 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, Ca 90405

And here is Mary, isn't she gorgeous!

(photos borrowed from Mary Smilove)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dollie Card Giveaway Winner!

Time for my Dollie Card Giveaway!

And the winner is.....

Here are your random numbers:19
Timestamp: 2010-04-11 20:23:18 UTC

Number 19, Robin! Congrats!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Tim Holtz!

Several of the New Tim Holtz products have been added to the store! More will be coming soon as some of the new products don't ship out until May. I've posted a few of my favorites here, but you can see them all in the shop

I love these paper stacks!

See all of the New Goodies HERE!

Ring Samples

Not long ago I posted about some NEW ring blanks I had in the shop. The well of the ring is much larger than usual (29mm) giving lots more room to play! And so play I did! First I made a few farm-inspired Kitschy rings that put a smile on my face!

And then I made a TINY mosaic ring using a tiny German doll head! Talk about tedious, but I'm loving the end result!

I posted all of the finished rings on ETSY, and of course you can buy your own ring blanks to play with HERE! I would love to see what you come up with!

Book Giveaway - Third and Final Winner

I pulled the winner for the third and final book today from the magic cupcake, and the winner is: Linda East! Congrats!
And thanks again to Roni for writing such a wonderful book and giving me the opportunity to give a few away :).

Tomorrow I will use a random number generator to pick a winner for the dollie cards, so you still have time to enter!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Stamps!

Retro Cafe Art Gallery has a new section. Stamping! I've been filling the shelves with over 27 different stamps. Above are just a FEW of my favorites! There are tons of birds too!
Check em' all out HERE! Some are in limited quantities so go now :).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

China Doll Parts

I listed a few interesting doll parts on Etsy!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Book Giveaway - Second Winner

After adding the new names since the drawing on last Saturday and consulting the magic cupcake, we have winner number 2! And the winner is Tristan! Congrats - I'm off to post a comment on your blog!

There is still one more drawing next Saturday! All names will remain in the cupcake and I will add new names next Saturday before the next draw. Please do not enter again if you entered below - you are still in the running! If you aren't in the running yet, you can enter below!

I also got some new glasses yesterday! I usually wear contacts, but when I'm at home playing, glasses are more comfy. I went with some fabulously funky glasses this time. They are dark red and AQUA! I love the decor on the sides! I have a very strong prescription which magnifies my eyes, so for the longest time I refused to let anyone see me with glasses! Well now, you all can see me! I'm over it! This is a big step for me!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I updated the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Homepage for Spring! I hope you like it!