New on My Artfire

Vintagemomcreations Artfire is certainly starting to fill up a bit huh?

Night Sky

Night Sky

Night Sky at Artfire

And an old favorite…
I AM The necklace..





Being Grateful… Are you?

I’ve been thinking.. about being Grateful…

I am.

I’m grateful that my daughter Isabel 

 Doesn’t have the medical problems that most children with Down Syndrome have. She’s healthy and walking and trying to talk. We’ve made it to 21 months. Safely. I’m grateful for that.

I’m grateful that my son, age 19, has decided to join the United States Air Force and not the Marine’s. I could actually get down on my knees and cry till I collapse just thinking of my baby in the military.. but at least he’s choosing the Air Force. ( A mother’s denial that everything will be ok.)


I’m grateful that my middle daughter ( age 12) is a good girl. I’m glad we could afford to get her braces on.


Personally I’m grateful that I woke up again and with courage and help from above I have the strength to carry the things I must carry on my shoulders. If my husband we not a great human being I wouldn’t be able to do it.

I’m also grateful that I had 3 hours to myself yesterday.. and I made a really great necklace 🙂


I’m grateful. Are you?


OK, so readers, I have made a decision that I think may have come from way tooo MUCH THINKING during our latest “Blizzard”. I’ve decided to have a Blowout sale.

I’ve been adding many new designs weekly and I think it’s time to move out the old and bring on the new. There’s some very cool things on sale…

Come on in .. and browse..

Many Blessings! Renita

Where have I been?

I’ll tell you , sometimes when you are a mommy and an artist minded soul ( like me) You just DO NOT want to hang out on the computer. I’d really truly rather be doing something more fun. My latest round of fun has been this.. I made a diaper cake.


What the heck is a diaper cake?.. you might ask…

Well, I started out with a pack of size one diapers and went from there. I rolled them individually with little girl hair ties ( to be used later ) and then slowly went about building a tiered “cake”  The ingredients for my cake?

one.jpg2.jpg Tulle, Pink Roses, about 60 size one pampers, 3 baby blankets, baby wash clothes, a box of wipes, pacifiers.. all kinds of fun stuff hanging off. The ideas are endless.

This ones for “Racheal” She’ll be here soon.

Many Blessings to all,

I’ll try to continue to update you!

IRELAND The Bracelet from Vintagemomcreations



by Patrick MacGill
(1890- )
from 1000 years of Irish Poetry

I speak with a proud tongue of the people who were
And the people who are,
The worthy of Ardara, the Rosses and Inishkeel,
My kindred-
The people of the hills and the dark-haired passes
My neighbours on the lift of the brae,
In the lap of the valley.
To them Slainthé!

I speak of the old men,
The wrinkle-rutted,
Who dodder about foot-weary –
For their day is as the day that has been and is no more –
Who warm their feet by the fire,
And recall memories of the times that are gone;
Who kneel in the lamplight and pray
For the peace that has been theirs –
And who beat one dry-veined hand against another
Even in the sun-
For the coldness of death is on them.

I speak of the old women
Who danced to yesterday’s fiddle
And dance no longer.
They sit in a quiet place and dream
And see visions
Of what is to come,
Of their issue,
Which has blossomed to manhood and womanhood –
And seeing thus
They are happy
For the day that was leaves no regrets,
And peace is theirs
And perfection.

I speak of the strong men
Who shoulder their burdens in the hot day,
Who stand on the market-place
And bargain in loud voices,
Showing their stock to the world.
Straight the glance of their eyes –
Under their feet the holms blossom,
The harvest yields.
The their path is of prosperity.

I speak of the women,
Strong hipped, full-bosomed,
Who drive the cattle to graze at dawn,
Who milk the cows at dusk.
Grace in their homes,
And in the crowded ways
Modest and seemly –
Mother of children!

I speak of the children
Of the many townlands,
Blossoms of the Bogland,
Flowers of the Valley,
Who know not yesterday, nor to-morrow,
And are happy,
The pride of those who have begot them.

And thus it is,
Every and always,
In Ardara, the Rosses and Inishkeel –
Here, as elsewhere,
The Weak, the Strong, and the Blossoming –
And thus my kindred.

To them Slainthé!

Fresh water pearls, malachite and a gem that is freezing my mind ( I can’t remember!) all dance along this three strand bracelet. Finished off with a simple hook and eye clasp and a sterling silver hand-wrapped dangle. This is my tribute to Ireland’s flag, and a beauty it is if I say so myself!
Bracelet measures about 8 inches. ( I wear a 7 and 1/2 but this still dangles WONDERFULLY!)

Free Shipping to IRELAND!
Come and visit my shop~





I’ve been WORKING…




Cheery Cherry .. Aren’t these the greatest? I could just eat them!! Hung from lovely oxidized sterling silver.. these are just wonderful!

And then.. here comes the amazonite..


The caged amazonite..

Come and look around, There’s new cool stuff that’s sure to please!


Supplies Supplies Supplies

Stress FREE Christmas!

More and more now as technology overwhelms me and I throughout my dreams I hear the phone ringing instead of the wind blowing I just want to SCREAM when someone mentions Christmas. I wanna be stressfree. I wanna sing christmas carols and hug my children close by and giggle merrily like I did when I was a child.

As I push through the christmas blues and stress this year I find myself happily easing into a stress free life. It’s called Etsy everyone! I can click away.. ordering happily online from other people that care about their things. Product is handmade with love and humor and eases my pain of STRESS.

I found the stress RELIEVER!! Wanna See?

From Black Rose in London~ The Dammit Doll!!


From Black Rose.. A description…. 

“Here is another version of the popular stress reliever doll, using my own pattern

Not sure what to get as a present for a friend, family member or work colleague – well here we are!

Dammit Doll is made from a 100% cotton fabric – which I’ve handstitched and stuffed throughout with supersoft polyester fibre filling. His/Her hair is made of merino wool. Buttons have been used for the eyes and mouth.

Dammit Doll is further embellished with a red satin heart upon which sits a striped tabby cat (button)

Dammit Doll measures 10.5″ (27cm) in length

find the Dammit Doll right here…


How about that for some stress relief??

Of course if you’d rather go the more gentle stress relief.. especially for the men in your life that are trying to run everyone over in traffic..How about the..

“Lets Hear It For The Boys Lavender Herb Sleep Pillow”


from Black Rose 

“For centuries, people have stuffed their mattresses, pillows and sachets with natural herbs and flowers,to give the area they sleep in a lovely aromatic smell, ward of illness and evil spirits and also to help them relax and fall asleep. The most popular herbal sleep pillow is a lavender herbal pillow.

Lavender balances the emotions, reduces stress, tension and conflicts. It lifts the spirits and yet relaxes both the mind and the body.

Here is one for the boy or man in your life (or indeed, yourself). 100% cotton fabric handstitched and decorated with 2 small buttons and then filled with a generous amount of dried lavender herb infused with lavender essential oil.”

Find the pillow here..

Ladies and Gents, Whatever you end up doing for your holiday season, try to remember to be kind to one another. Many people allow stress to overcome them this time of year. Let’s try and keep things simple yet beautiful. Let’s support your local artists and try to be as many homemade goods as possible.

I know as a artist/jewelry maker/crafter myself that I am honored each and everytime someone buys from me and I put my whole heart into making sure you are happy. Do the big guys with the huge shopping carts do that? no.. not anymore.

Buy Handmade, Buy Etsy


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