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Upland, Ca, United States
Sissy Dre was inspired by my father, Robert Felix Rosales, particularly his stylish clothes and big-hearted ways of being. My father was always open to any new hobbies or opportunities and especially enjoyed meeting new people. I take on this creative venture to honor him in my own way. I have been making cloth dolls since January 2009 when I left the corporate world behind and moved to Upland, CA. with my family. Our lively household includes two teenage children, four dogs, six cats, and a wonderful husband who always supports us with love and grace. I had never worked a sewing machine before but I truly love making dolls and enjoy every aspect of creative life. Making dolls form scratch has opened artistic doors within me that I never knew existed and I hope this blog helps to inspire some crafty part of you too. 000000

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Can you say "Sewing" and or "Sowing" ~

Evening Peeps ~

On my way out to pick up my son from basketball tryouts.
Wanted to share the last thing I worked on tonight ~ 
2 more days till GF ~ Yupiee......
This craziness will slow down....till the next show ~ 




Good Nite & will talk to you tomorrow ~

Much Love ~ 
Sissy

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gift Tags Halloween Style

Hi Peeps ~

Three days till "GLITTERFEST" ~ what a rush ~ the factory
is cranking up the production......

I feel like I just went thru 3 batches of cookies.....
check it out ~




No time for cookies, just "Gift Tags" ~

Where did this energy come from?

I know where it came from... from JC in heaven ~ 
I talked with him for an hour this morning about so many
things, this is his way of saying you can do it.

Only Jesus can really say, "I know what your going thru"

Why?

~ Because He entered our World
~ He breathed our air
~ He shared our pain
~ He walked in our shoes, and then some

God is with us, believe that his word is TRUE!


Much Love to you daily ~
Sissy 



Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just keep working ~ GF ramping up ~

Happy Sunday Peeps ~

Another little peek at these guys 
coming to "GF" with us........



Thank you for stopping by ~ 

Stay out of the heat (here in Upland, CA it's 107 today), drink lots of water on the rocks,
and enjoy....

Much Love to you daily ~
Sissy 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Little Cauldrons ~

Hi Peeps ~
Working late tonight on phase II projects that need to be finished up.
Have lots of candy to distribute into little cauldrons ......
here's a little peek "my pretties" 


Okay the night is young......got's to get to work ~ 

See you soon ~ Much Love 
Andrea




Friday, September 10, 2010

Coffee Stained ~ Tags

Morning Peeps  ~ 
Off to a busy start this morning......
staining tags with coffee grounds....
then off to set them in the sun for the day.




Now, lets get some sewing done .....

Have a wonderful day with much love always ~
Andrea


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Vintage Bottles w/ Labels

Evening Peeps ~ Finished up some vintage bottles 
with "S-P-O-O-K-Y" labels ~ nite, nite....


Talk to you tomorrow ~ 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Treasures & Junk ~ Labor Day Sale

Busy, Busy, Busy @ Treasures & Junk on "Labor Day". 
Monday was non-stop from 9:30 am to 5pm ~
Had a great time running around, opening cabinets, 
taking items to the counter for customer to keep shopping,
lots of snacks, ice creams, soda pops, and cup cakes.

I have to say the most enjoyable time for me was meeting
and getting to know my fellow vendors. These gals & guys
are moms & dads, fellow animal rescuers, antique lovers, shooters,
church goers ~ 
some have been in the business for 30 plus years, some 
have multiple business, some have been collecting 
for a couple of years, like me. In Dec. this will be my 2nd 
year at Treasures & Junk.  All the new friends I met
on Monday are awesome and free spirited ~ I look forward to getting
to know them better. 
Thanks to Jenna & Chad for bringing all us vendors together
in this happy "free spirited" place of business and friendship.

Treasures & Junk ` ROCK ON ~ 








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Reading this morning from "As I See It" by Greg Laurie.

"By questing God's goodness and love, I am in essence 
saying that I know more about it than he does. The fact is, God
doesn't become good because that's my opinion of him, or be-
cause I happen to personally agree with his actions or his words.
Nor does he become good because we vote on it and all agree
that is the case. 
God is good because God says he is good. And it's not up for a vote.
You see, God is good whether I believe it or not, and he alone
is the final court of arbitration. As the apostle Paul said, "Let
God be true, and every man a liar". (Romans 3:4, NIV).

~ Enjoy Today my Friends ~




Saturday, September 4, 2010

Claremont, CA ~ Garage Sales

Wow ~ No garage sales in my hometown Upland, CA.  this weekend ~ 
However, the next couple of cities over, in Ontario, Pomona, 
Claremont,  and La Vern CA. had lots going on ~ 

Here's what I came across ~ 

Cool Typewriter


Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Leather Travel Bag ~ Body Form

Love old tools ~

Child size hat box & bronze clock ~

Cute Tricycle ~

Comfortable patio furniture ~

Black Bike, needs some work ~

Black wood bird cage ~

Blue base bird cage ~

Yellow base bird cage ~

Oh... by the way ~ the Antique Mall that my space #55 
is in ~ is having a "Labor Day" sale on
Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 

"Treasures & Junk" 
215 S. San Antonio Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762
(909) 983-3300
info@treasuresnjunk.com
Business Hours:
Monday 10-5
Tuesday ~ CLOSED
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-5

Special selected items will be featured during the "Labor Day" sale ~ 
Stop by space #55 to get 40% percent off your purchase from 
space #55 ~ 

Also, to help make your shopping experience as pleasant as possible  
~ lots of cold drinks, very cold ice cream, and 
snacks throughout the day .......Hope to see you there ~ 


Happy & Safe Labor Day to you all ~ 
Much Love ~ Andrea

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vintage Wood Grain Embroidery Hoops

Hi Peeps ~ 
It's been a while since the last time I've blogged..
..what a bummer for me. 
Last weekend hit about 10 garage sales
here in my little town of Upland, CA.
I really enjoy chatting with the old folks, 
I love hearing the stories behind the things 
that they are wanting to depart with, after
so many years of holding on their enduring
treasures. My most enjoyable find during the 
weekend was the "Vintage Wood Grain Embroidery Hoops"
I suppose it's because I'm familiar with the sewing 
community and enjoy the stories of how these older
gals got their start in the business. As well as 
tips, and advise only by experience they are willing to 
share. 







Now what to do with them???? Hum....
Well, I've had them for a couple of days now, starring at
them is not working~nor is it giving me any ideas
on how to re-purpose them. 
So, If I don't come up with any ideas....off to the shop
they go....

Much Love to you daily ~
Andrea