Saturday, April 27, 2013

Happy, happy, happy :)

I had this post all done and tried to post it several times last week and it wouldn't post so here we go again.
This time I thought before I added all the wording {it wouldn't save it either} I would just see if it would post
today and wa la it did! So now I have to edit it to add the script. lol I am just glad it posted!!

I have been trying to use up items that I have had laying around here instead of purchasing more fun
things so these are my latest creations. Old bingo cards embellished with words and flowers.

I punched the letters out of old game pieces. I have tons of these!!

Faith, Hope, Love, Dream, Trust

I haven't decided if they are done or if I should add ribbon to hang them, but I think I like them as they are. 

After I created the ones above I just had to make this banner.

If you watch Duck Dynasty then you know all about

happy , happy, happy!!

Love that show!

Happy weekend is almost over, but it was beautiful here in Michigan
today...finally!! :) Can't wait for more warm days.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New peg rack...

I have had this peg rack laying around for a few months trying to decide where
to put it. Today I decided enough was enough. I hung it on a wall between our
kitchen and bathroom and love it.

I added a few french style muslin aprons and a burlap tote...

...along with a sweet little creamer...

...a vintage flower corsage and some old crochet lace.

L.O.V.E. the look!
What do you think?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creating more garlands...

I have been busy creating more one - of - a - kind garlands.

Loving this pastel colored one.

It is already sold...yay! :)

I just love the pretty colors.  What a great garland for spring!

Here is another one in neutral colors 

I will continue to make these as time allows and I hope to get some listed in my Etsy store soon.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Creation of a tattered garland...

I saw a garland on facebook that someone had made and it gave me the motivation that I have been needing
to make one. I have been wanting to do it for a few months, but just never sat down and started before this,
so start I did and am I ever glad!

I am loving the way it turned out!

The sky is the limit on these fun beauties! Any color, any fabric, trim etc.

A work in progress in my dining room

How fun would these be hanging outside in the summer

just because...
OR ...for a garden party, in a potting shed, on a porch ...anywhere really!! :)

I do believe I will be making more.
I want to make a soft pastel one soon and I can't wait to see how it
turns out.

A few of them just might land in my Etsy shop as well so be on the lookout
if you are interested.

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Keeping busy while I wait...

I have been trying to stay busy since my car has been down and I really haven't had the
urge to go anywhere! That is a good thing since we are now on WEEK 3! Don't get me
wrong, I do get out in the evenings once in awhile when hubby gets home from work,
but I can't just hop in my car and go during the day because it is not here. lol

I have been creating with old book covers and embellishing some cabinet cards.
Above is a work in progress...not done, but trying to decide where I want to
put the trim and buttons.

This is one of the cabinet cards that I embellished and it is already sold. :)

This one is an old book cover. I love the tiny green design on the background.
This one is sold as well. :)

Meet SADIE! Isn't she adorable?? I have an old,old songbook that has the names of
women for some of the titles. It is the strangest thing. It is a church songbook and the
name has absolutely nothing to do with the song. I haven't a clue how that came
about, but it is nice to find some neat names to use in my creations.

...and this is Elizabeth. I thought the names that I choose fit each person. :)

Have you ever painted a book?? I hadn't until I painted this one. It was an ugly yellow
color. I thought it couldn't possibly look any worse with a coat of white paint so
 paint it I did! I really like it now. I added some seam binding ribbon,vintage lace and a
 clip on earring. It will go in my Etsy store soon.

These are wooden buckets that I decoupaged on. Not the greatest photo, but you get the idea.

Well...there went my blog signature again. I get so aggravated when I accidentally push a key on the
keyboard and blows it away *sigh*}

Trying to keep busy...

GOOD NEWS...we pick up the car AGAIN tomorrow. Did you read my post where we had to have
the tranny rebuilt in Pennsylvania...our car stranded us? Well, on the way home it had a horrible
clunking noise that just kept getting worse so we had to take it to another shop 1.5 hours away.
Hubby kept telling me he just thought something didn't get tightened from when they did the
transmisson and he was right!! They found a lose bolt. Strange how much noise a lose bolt
can make, but my son informed me that it wasn't the bolt making the noise. It was whatever the
bolt was supposed to be holding in place that was moving around and making the noise.
Brilliant kid there!! I wonder where he got that?? lol

Happy Thursday blog friends!!



Friday, April 5, 2013

A Melancholy Mood?

 As I gaze upon this pretty candle my heart is at peace... even with all that is going on in the
 world. I could very easily be in a melancholy mood , but that doesn't do me any good so I
sit here and pray for God to change the hearts and lives of people who seek to destroy us.

{mel-an-chol-y...Sad, gloomy, or depressed}

Praying that you have a beautiful and peaceful weekend ~

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pure randomness and Etsy sale

This post is just pure randomness {is that a word??} , but some pretty images that I wanted to share.

I love this little ironstone dish above holding my stickers .

In my studio you will find, buttons, buttons and more buttons.

I have been working on book bundles and I am having a great time making them. 

A left over Easter photo...see , I told you...random!! ha!

Speaking of random...

L.O.V.E. these malt balls that I  picked up at the Harry and David
store when I was in PA visiting my sister. They were giving out free samples and they reeled
me in...hook, line and sinker! :)

I also found these fun opera glasses in PA that are marked PARIS.

up close and personal...

Speaking of car is finally done and ready to be picked up. We had to have the transmission
 rebuilt.  This car is to transfer over to be hubby's work vehicle when we get a newer one, but we
don't want to do that until late this fall or even next year. We want to drive his little 1995 Ford Ranger
until she breathes her last. We are on a mission to see just how long that will be. :)

I would rather drive an older vehicle and have no car payments , than have a new one with car
 payments. Yep...I have learned a little in my years of growing It isn't all about how other
people perceive us or about having the latest and greatest so we will keep plugging along on our
Michigan dirt road and count our blessings!  God is good!

{I am running a sale in my Etsy store. Just enter 
at checkout to get your 25 % discount. Lots of 
goodies in the store right now.}