Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Thunder Rose Leather is  the wonderful creation of Debbie & John who live outside Sedona, Az in a small town called Cornville.
They do old school leather & beadwork,  one piece at a time,  by hand, paying attention to details.   You can order one of their standard items, or they will gladly work with you on a custom design. Most of their work reflects the styles of the old west, western, mountain man, & Native American cultures.  Each piece is unique, practical, and can be enjoyed for many years.  They use primarily Elkskin, but buffalo, deerskin , and deer tanned cowhide & others are available. 

My absolute favorite in their shop is their baby & toddler moccasins, such as these
 Adorable aren't they!! And I know your little one will outgrow them before they outwear them!
 This beaded purse is great for a free spirited person, and will last so long you will be amazed!
 Gorgeous White Buckskin Purse is elegant yet durable.

Know someone who plays a flute?   This Fringed Leather Flute Bag would make a perfect gift to keep a flute safe and handy!

This beautiful Beaded White Deerskin Pouch is  perfect for stashing a few little goodies in  for an evening out, or.......?

They have so many others to chose from too!

Experience the joy of a quality hand made leather purse, pouch, moccasins, etc from Thunderroseleather.  It will last you a life time, and maybe even your kids!

You can also find them at:

Note:  My ex-husband did leather work, I'm still using a purse he made about 40 years ago, and my daughter, still has her little boots he made for her 30 years ago.  Good leather like
Debbie & John use, lasts an incredibly long time. 
Thank you for stopping by and as always remember comments are moderated so they don't show up until I approve them.
Have a wonderful day :)

Friday, August 8, 2014


It brings me great pleasure to introduce you to a very special friend of mine, Monika, creator of My European Touch.   It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and this was especially true in war torn Europe.  Watching her parents re-use, recycle, and re-invent items, using her doll cooking stove to melt the wax, Monika started creating candles from candle stumps using yarn as a wick.
Her dolls had clothes that she crocheted, sewed and cross stitched.  Making clay vases, drawing and painting were also among Monika's early interests.  Her interests and talents have varied and grown, bringing her to mosaics.   Now, Monika doesn't use just mosaic pieces that are already made, no, she precisely cuts fine bone/porcelain plates along with stained glass, jewelry and other baubles as she says.  Items such as cake domes, washboards, old violins and others, Monika transforms them into beautiful artistic creations.  Besides her mosaics, Monika also creates other decorative items, and she does shabby chic so well.   Let me show you a few.

Handmade ornament, gift tags, wall or cabinet hangers
Love these handmade yellow roses

 Jeweled Picture Frame

 There's those baubles!

Quill and ink hand drawn Mansion of Tesdorf, Germany
 Such talent!

Shabby Chic Mosaic Treasure Box

Her creations make me love pink!  And pink isn't even in my top 10 fav colors!

This Shabby Chic Wall Mirror is one of my favorite creations by Monika.

You just gotta go see one of her mosaic cake domes, they look so yummy!

Oh yeah, she enjoys doing custom creations and works closely with clients to create their desire.
So, visit her shop, My European Touch

You can also find Monika at:
 Blog: http://bit.ly/1qHnwlr
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1uzNLvS
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1zmJ8nL
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/X4GW6y
Video: http://bit.ly/1gi5Ww5
Flickr: http://bit.ly/1qk81ic
HGTV: http://bit.ly/X4JIc6

Questions, comments, love it or hate it, just please remember that comments are moderated and won't show up until I allow them!  Hopefully I will allow them sooner, than later!
Thanks for coming by and have a spectacular day.