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Passing of the Torch – Welcome Denese

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Angie’s Originals is re-opening Sept. 19 and is happy to welcome Denese Peebles as the new manager.

Angie Sivori passes the torch to Denese Peebles

Angie Sivori, left, welcomes Denese Peebles as the new manager

On Aug. 2, I hosted a welcome reception offering customers and friends the opportunity to meet Denese Peebles.  Following my move to Louisiana, Denese will take over as the manager of the Angie’s Originals store in Metropolis on Sept. 19, 2014.   I will continue to operate the Etsy Shop on-line and many of my soaps and other creations will continue to be available at the store in Metropolis.

Many people in the Metropolis community know Denese from her volunteer activities with Save the Massac, Zeta Zeta Sorority, and the Superman Celebration, just to name a few.  Denese has recently began a new chapter in her life, and operating the artist boutique is an exciting part of that new adventure.  She is ready to dive in!


Aug. 2 was a day filled with lots of emotions.  So many nice people stopped in to say goodbye and good luck to me and wish Denese all the best.

Angie and Janet

One of my good friends, Janet, picked out a worry doll with a blonde color scarf.  She said she wanted to get a doll that would remind her of me! How sweet was that?!!  So many customers came in that day – it really warmed my heart!  I received phone calls and even special prayers from people wishing Bill and I a safe journey as we begin this new chapter in our lives.   It is hard to find the words to express the depth of gratitude I feel for all who have supported me and area artists during the last four years.  I will miss everyone SO much!

But, it makes me feel really good to know that Angie’s Originals is in good hands.  Denese is a creative busy-body just like me!  She has been busy re-arranging the shop and adding new artist creations.  She excited about the shop, and I am so excited for her!

I hope you will stop in and see the new look soon! Originals will be open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. The boutique has a new phone number, 270-883-0278.

Wishing everyone all the best…and a life full of “Cool Things!”


Simple & Fun Rug Made With Yarn Scraps

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Around the House, Home Decor | 0 comments

Last fall I had made several scarves with a variety of “Pom Pom” style yarns. These yarns are so soft and fun! I had scraps left of several different colors and wondered what to do with them…so…here is what I decided to do!

Fun with Yarn scraps

I crocheted this fun and colorful rug using a large crochet hook and a simple single crochet stitch. The yarn I used was Loops & Threads Pom Pom Fashion Yarn, but any pom pom yarn will do.

Just start with a chain 6-8 inches long  for the center base, then crochet all the way around with single crochet stitches. All you have to do is increase stitches occasionally when going around on the ends so that it will lay flat.  Just crochet 2 stitches into the same stitch as needed as you make your way around the curves.

pom pom rug

I chose to do a few rounds of each color at a time, but you could do this however you wish… just use your imagination and crochet away!  Fun and Easy!

I wish I would have had more scraps left so that I could have made it bigger.
Love the way it turned out!


Painted Garden Rocks

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Around the Yard, Simple Living | 0 comments

Painted Garden Rocks

I love making creations with rocks.  I always pick up rocks wherever I go, and save them for whatever creative project pops into my mind!

Here are some fun garden rocks that I painted this summer.

Painted Garden Rock - Basil


Painted Garden Rocks by Simply Angies

I applied patio paint with a brush for background and various designs and then used paint markers to write the names of the plants. Both can be easily found at Michael’s or other craft supply stores.


painted rocks in flower pot

These were so fun to make, and I think that look nice and colorful in flower pots, too!

painted garden rock

Are you ready to make a few?


Spring Spectacular Artist Demo Day

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Angie’s Originals held its annual Spring Spectacular event on April 12, 2014. The sun was shining while passersby were able to watch artists at work creating wood designs, pottery, jewerly and more.

Angie's Originals Artists

Monte Bremer (left) and Diane Bremer are a creative husband and wife team. Also on hand was Craig Rhodes, another of our featured potters.

Diane Bremer

Diane Bremer always draws spectators when she is at her pottery wheel

Mary Elliott

Metropolis Author Mary Elliott was signing her books.

Judy Dummeier

Judy Dummeier is one of our jewelry artists.

Anita Price

Anita Price enjoyed the beautiful day sitting on our porch swing knitting dish cloths.

Monte Bremer

Monte Bremer was busy creating beautiful wood pieces.

Monte Bremer

Monte Bremer chats with one of our customers as they look at all his beautiful wood bowls.

Diane Bremer

Diane takes a moment to pose for a quick photo on a beautiful sunny day!


Gotta give a shout-out to my girlfriend and jewelry designer, “Jane Plain” who also stopped by, but I did not get her photo 🙁

Thanks to all who attended our Artist Demo Day.  We plan to host another in the Fall of 2014.