Rooms of the Abbey

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Welcome to Crafton Abbey !

A charming turn of the century art retreat for emancipating your creative soul and beautifully, boldly ,(and on occasion sipping glass of bubbly), discovering the art within you.

We are Darly, Kelley and Kelly...the 3 tinkers & proprietors of the abbey whose passions for the vintage, the bling, the weathered, worn,and woven keep us discovering more about the capabilities & spirit within us.
 The new and the old come together at the distinctive lilac colored abbey and, even more importantly, the sisterhood of creative women share and discover likes,laughs and lovelies .

 We invite you to follow our blog and even consider joining us for tea. Our goal is to mingle with fellow rouge artisans  for sharing methods, ideas, and networking.

Located in a tiny historical village east of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, west of Ohio and just minutes off the Pa turnpike & Pgh Airport, Crafton Abbey is a relaxing spot for lounging on the balcony...
 lunching a freshly hand picked salad from the organic garden , giggles at the gazebo or taking a wee hike down at the waterfalls. Meditation and yoga anyone?
We hope to hold sessions every other weekend, depending on the number of interested parties.
Pack up your goods and head on us suggestions or classes and "Learn together" crafting explorations you would love to try.

 Our  facebook shop is currently being designed
 by graphics and animation professional Michael Lesko, (NYC MTV, Nickelodeon etc artist ). Once completed, we will link the site here for convenience .

 As of late, we ladies have been deep into making fun and fanciful jewelry, fabric wristlets and beaded bracelets.

 We want to bring women together for support and nurturing of one anothers dreams & goals.
 All the items pictured here are recent OOAK projects
 we've made. Eager to share and learn from others,
 we encourage you to drop us an email or message here
 if you'er interested in learning more or just becoming
 great blogging supportive friends <3.
 We don't promise perfection just wonderful endeavors and experiments in techniques of art and all things creative......

 May the Sisterhood never stop!
 Most sincerely, Darly, Kelley & Kelly. The 3 tinkers of Crafton Abbey*~

 Tea cups and vintage fabrics ***
 The lilac abbey, lights on the baclony~*~*~*
 Great old fabrics~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Handmade , OOAK paper dolls from vintage images and ephemera........
 Lilacs in the front parlor...the main studio room
 ~*~*~*~*~Supplies, Supplies,Supplies..perhaps a swap?
 Stitching together old and new fabrics for charming end results..........
 Thrift store finds for shopping or swapping.....

 All different styles from city slicker to country mouse, princesses and pauper-ettes !
 from BLING ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

 to very, very down to earth...................homegrown thyme.


  1. Congratulations! I am tickled to totter over from time to time to see what you lovely tinksters are up to!

  2. I'm in the middle of an email to you as I write this, but truly, your blog is BEAUTIFUL. ♥ Best wishes to you all!

    Following You in Google, Blogger, and via Subscription Now, :)