Sunday, February 22, 2009

Peddle Pusher Pam... in my grandma, Verla's front yard in Chico, California when I ws about 2 1/2. Things have not changed much...I still have pale white skin, a double chin (especially since I am getting older), and like picture books. The book is Little Golden Book called "Prayers."
I have very good memories of this house. The best one is of my mom taking our family laundry over here to grandma's house to use her wringer washing machine which was out on the back porch. Grandma and mom would do the laundry together, one pulling the clothes threw the wringer and one hanging them on the clothes line. There were blackberries growing along he back fence and trying to avoid the stickers on them, I would try to pick and eat them while the ladies did laundry.
That back porch was all wood and in my memory it seemed a bit rickedy, yet so wonderful! I wish I could go back and see it how it was then as I am now. The last time I was in the area my mom and tried to find this exact house, but she was unsure if we found the right one as things have changed in 50+ years. But the memory is as clear as day for me. I still love wringer washers and own two of them!
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Gift...YUM!

Looks at this delectable looking dessert...chocolate covered strawberries. This will be enough dessert for a few days...oh no wait...Tim will help me...probably good for one night's dessert! Brought over to me by my son, Zach and his wife, Tina. Thanks!
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Zach & Tina with the goodies

Here is my son with the gift he brought nice, huh?
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Inspiriational Bulletin Board #2

This is the second inspiriational bulletin board I have made. This one was made to hang down at the thrift shop in the back room near my work area. It gives me a place to put up notices, fun photos or jokes and any other goodies I think we would enjoy. This board was partially made from things I got at the thirft shop...using fabric, fabric samples, old dictionary pages (scalloped edges) as the foundation and built from there. I will be adding things as I go to fill it up!
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sizzle Magazine-I Made the Cover!

Yes, that is one of my crowns on the cover of Sizzle Magazine. That sweet Celeste from Chaps Girl is featured on this months issue. She submitted this photo and there it is in living color. Celeste is the nicest person I have ever met. I am so proud to have made this crown for her. She has the best food in her restaurant. Comfort food at it's best. The decor is wonderfully eclectic with a somewhat western flair. I can't wait to go there again...maybe for my birthday, which is this coming Sunday. Yeah, that is a great idea!
Thanks Celeste for putting my crown out there for the world to see. Do you think I will be discovered? :)
I hope you have great response from being on the cover and the featured restaurant.
If you have not been are missing out. Take your sweetie for Valentines Day!

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My Apron Queen Crown in Where Women Create

A few weeks ago I bought the premiere issue of Where Women Create magazine. While sitting in my comfy old granny chair I was casually looking through the magazine and noticed one of my crowns on page 34. Boy was I surprised. I had no idea it was going to be in there. MaryJane had bought it at a small antique store in Spokane.
So I am pleased to see what one of my creations in print...sadly my name is not attached to it. I wished I had been mentioned as the creator, especially since there three places where it is in the magazine. So the world knows...I am Pamela Thoms, crown creator.
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Page 34

Here it is a little closer.
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Crown on the Shelf

If you look to the left side of the page you can see my Apron Queen Crown there above the heels hanging on the wall.
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Two page layout

This is section of the book in which they showcase a "question and answer session"about one of the people featured in the magazine. There is the crown in the center photo.
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Apron Queen Crown

This is the bottom half of page 130 where the crown I made is.
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My Crown in Where Women Create

Here is the front cover of the first issue of Where Women Create. I have worn the corners down from looking at it, or maybe from showing my family and friends. I know the next issue is out and I can't wait until I can go to town to get it...I hear it is even better.
I am thinking one of these days I would like to be in an issue...goodness knows my studio is more eye candy than one can take in in one visit.
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