Sunday, August 31, 2014


Happy Sunday to all.  I have not been a very good blogger of late.  Been very busy getting ready for Fall shows.  I do post on Facebook quite often, would love  it if you would like me there.  The summer here has been quite pleasant until the last week.  It turned very hot and humid, but it is summer.  Hope everyone is having a great holiday.  We are off to my Sis's for a BBQ this afternoon.

Here are a few of the things I have finished.  Had a lot of fun making the jewelry.  The little bags are great for shopping at flea markets, auctions, estate sales, etc.  I made a couple for my Sis and I quite a while ago, we use them all the time.

This is the needle keep I made for myself several years ago.  I would be lost without it.  The little green velvet heart pincushion is a new addition to my collection.

Thanks to all for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I don't know about you all but I have had a hard time getting back in the art room.  We have spent so much time in the yard this year and my husband turned a three season room into a small home theater.  I did finally get myself going and got this finished.  I used some of my left over spoon handles as embellishment. Time to start thinking of Fall shows and Christmas Markets.  No big plans for the 4th of July so I am hoping to keep the creative juices flowing!!

Have a happy day!!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pond Finished

Hi everyone, wanted to share the garden and pond we have been working on for so long.  Hopefully I will be able to spend more time in the art room!

This is an old wash tub, I painted it blue and planted flowers in it.  I planted it for our oldest daughter.  We lost her to Leukemia in January, she loved flowers.  I call it Laurie's Garden.

I hate to admit it but my 50 year Class Reunion is coming up.  Going back to Iowa to see all my old classmates.  Hmm, maybe I should leave out the old part.  Anyway looking forward to it.  Also having a little family reunion at the same time.   Really looking forward to that.  It has been a while since we have all been together.  Have a happy Thursday!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lucky Me

I feel so lucky to have won a give away from the lovely blog  A Little Bit French.  I wanted to share the beautiful altered bottle Rhonda created.  It came with an adorable little bracelet.  I just love it.

Had a busy weekend, celebrated my Sis's birthday and our grand daughters First Communion.  I quickly made a couple of tags to go with the gifts.  I think they turned out pretty good for as little time as I had.

I made my  Sis a piece of jewelry from an old brass drawer pull and a brass thimble, added bits of vintage jewelry, beads and a couple of charms.  I was pleased with the was she.

Have a beautiful day.


Thursday, April 24, 2014


Spring is finally here, so I am having a Spring Cleaning sale on Etsy.  Everything over $10.00 is 15% off!  Use Coupon Code CLEAN.  I will ship outside of the US, just convo me for shipping fees.  Sale is good through 4/27/14.

Haven't been in the art room much lately, working on the new flower bed in our back yard.  Hoping to have more time later.  Enjoy your day.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Grandma's Garden

Happy Easter everyone.  It is a beautiful day here.  So many people out in their yards with the kids, hunting eggs and enjoying BBQ's.    Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Wanted to share Grandma's Flower Garden.  The photo is of my maternal Grandmother.  She was the greatest.  Taught me so many things.  She always had fun things to do.  At the time I did not think much about it but looking back they were little art projects.  Did anyone ever paint on glass and then crinkle aluminum foil behind it.  She did not have a frame for it so we put a piece of cardboard behind it and made a tape frame around it.  I thought it was beautiful.  She taught me to embroider, made paste from flour and water so many other things.

She had lots of flowers in her yard and one of the best times was Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day.  We cut lots of flowers from the yard, put them in fruit jars full of water and took them to the cemetery in remembrance of all who had passed.  Not a sad day but a happy one.  She told me stories of the relatives I did not remember.  So in honor of Grandma here is Grandma's Flower Garden.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Little Book

Has Spring really gotten here??  Hope so, it is so pretty today, little cool but nice to sit in the swing in the sun.  Mike is starting to plan for my new garden and the small water feature.  I am so excited.

I made this little book sometime ago and  shared photos then.  I have decided to list the book on Etsy so I am going to post the pictures again.   I love the book, one of my favorites.

I didn't put photos of every page in the book, so there are still some surprises to be found.
Gardening is such a joy for me, so I really enjoyed making this book.  Happy Spring!!!