Sunday, August 28, 2011


I recently won a great giveaway from Angela at "Thru Nana's Window"!
Angela's Horn of Plenty is honestly one of the most unique creations and I love it so much! Angela also sent the wonderful Turkey pillow and a sweet little prim card (that I couldn't get to show up in a photo due to the sun).  Everything is so well done.  Even my husband fell in love with the Horn of Plenty and when my daughter first seen it she said "hey mom, this is just like the stuff you like!"  YES IT IS!
Thanks so much Angela for hosting this giveway, I feel so lucky to have won. Your handmade creation will grace my table in the fall for many many years to come!


Thursday, August 18, 2011


"Mom? Isn't it really nice of Dad to let you have all of your craft stuff all over the bedroom floor like you do and not get mad?"

(Yes.  Yes it is.)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I wanted to thank Deb from PAXTON VALLEY FOLKART
who recently shared an award with 10 blogger buddies and I was one.
I've always been a fan of Deb's creations - please drop by her blog for a visit!
I am now supposed to pass on the award to 10 blogs that brighten my day, but I know a lot of blogs are award-free, so if I may, I would like to reference my blog list on my right sidebar (only the most recently updated blogs I follow show) and the buttons on my left sidebar, along with my followers widget-gadget-outfit.  "I LOVE YOU, MAN!"  These are really creative folks that truly brighten my day!  I know I might be breaking the rules, but Deb gave me the option to pass on or not.  So maybe in lieu of an award, you can tell someone how they brighten your day and make them feel all warm & fuzzy inside!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Woke up this morning to 60 degree weather with a nice cool breeze.  I thought to myself as I walked out the door to head to work about those who have been experiencing intense heat and hoped you can feel fall in the air also.

Making progress little by little on the fall creations.  Wish I could post some finished pics instead of so many WIP's, but working full time - although a blessing - doesn't allow me to "play" as much as I would like to! LOL!  Took about 15 minutes and traced out some hats for these scarecrows this morning.  Having fun experimenting with different primming "potions".

These Halloween trees will be used to display ornies at a fall craft show.

Was able to paint a few bowls for bowl fillers too.

Hope everyone's week is going well.  I wish you freedom from pain, peace in caring for a loved one in need, joy in your day and time to create!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

BEWARE & Shades of Blue and Rust

My buddy Patti over at Primitive at Heart has really been inspiring me with her redo and decorating pics.
She made a great shelf and sign among other things which made me dig out my old sign boards.  I have an alphabet stencil but didn't line up the letters right on "BEWARE" in the pic above.  Not sure if you're just supposed to eyeball it?

Painted some cans for Halloween tree bases too.  Last week when I was on vacation I took one look at my fingernails and actually splurged and spent $15 on my first manicure.  The young lady who did my nails was so kind and gracious when I explained to her that was black paint and spray foam and faux rust on my nails.  I said "I'm a crafter".  And she understood!  LOL!

While the signs and cans were drying in the hot sun, I packed up my daughter and hit the shores of Lake Huron.  As I sat on the beach and stared out into the beautiful lake I couldn't help but wonder:  How many different shades of blue are there?

Growing up I had shoeboxes full of rocks.  I still love to collect them and so does my daughter so we had fun at this beach.  We found a couple Petoskey Stones and Pudding Stones too.  Hard to believe in a few short months they will all be covered in feet of ice and snow.

Yep, those are my feet. (Like my fake Crocs? Bought them at a flea market in Memphis three years $5 I ever spent! LOL!)  Can you read the words on my cup of lemonade? "Relax".

Happy mid-week to all.