Sunday, September 25, 2016

More Tea Treats from The World of the Digital...

Dear Friends of The Tearoom,
I love tea and tea treats in every form!  So, I've been having fun making even more treats to go along with my digital tea sets!  Of course, my favorite kind of tea treats are from the beautiful patisseries of Paris, so my newest digital collage sheet for my Etsy shop Velvet Revived includes several flavors of macarons, a millefeuille with cream and strawberries, a religieuse, an éclair and fresh fruit tarts, all perfect to use with any of the tea set sheets I also sell there.

And is it any surprise that my Little Victorienne shares my love of patisserie?  Here she is trying to decide which treat to have with her tea,  in a beautiful tea salon in Paris!

(Keep checking back here, as the collage I've made above happens to be the starting point for the very next project I'm working on for Velvet Revived...!)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

What's New (and New Again) in My Etsy Shops...

Hello Dear Friends!
I hope your summer was a good one!  As usual, it was way too short and soon, I will be hibernating back in my nest of an easy chair until springtime once again.  

We've spent as much time as possible here on our lovely front porch! I have so much fun every year taking care of the hummingbirds who come here to feed on the nectar I make for them and growing bright pansies, nasturtiums and morning glories, which make our days sitting here even happier!  This is a hard time of the year for me because I know we only have a few days or weeks left of them and I'm sad to see them go!

I love that I get to sit on my porch and work on my collage sheet shop Velvet Revived!  Isn't the Internet a wonderful thing?

I had been thinking for a long time that my digital tea sets here in my shop were missing something. And then it hit me! There needed to be tea treats!  So, I developed this collage sheet of Tea Cup Cakes!  

This sheet includes 4 festively decorated cakes, including one with a candle in case someone is having a birthday and a plate of beautiful fresh fruit as well!  My new Tea Cup Cakes are the perfect addition to any of my digital tea sets. Typical of my style, the Tea Cup Cakes do not match any of the tea sets, but instead they coordinate nicely, in my favorite lovely mismatched way!

Here are some examples of some of my tea set collage sheet images with the tea cup cakes:

Mad Tea Party with Tea Cup Cakes

French Tea Set with Tea Cup Cakes

Floral Tea Set with Tea Cup Cakes

Also new in my shop is the first of a planned-for line of mini printable coloring books!  I love coloring and it just seemed right that there should be coloring books in my shop for folk like me who love to color or to making into DIY party favors!

Hoping to have a couple more done soon, probably a Tea in Paris design and an Alice in Wonderland one too.

Also, I recently had a customer ask if I was ever going to open my Gossamer Tearoom shop again on Etsy, so she could buy one of my Anatomical Heart Brooches.  So, for now, it is open once again, but only with the red and black anatomical heart brooches available at the current time.  I'm still deciding about the future of all of my shops on Etsy, but I have had enough interest on Pinterest to think I should offer at least these two items again.

(The last time I made one of the black hearts was to sew into the chest of this little creature, Mr. Mookie.  You can read about his re-birth here.  About two weeks later, I too had to have my own heart put back together by Dr. Robaczewski.  That was 13 months ago this week.  I'm grateful to be here and still chatting with all of my Dear Friends of The Tearoom!)

As always, thank you for your visit and please
keep watch for all of my newest projects!