Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I have been trying for a while now to find this artist: Mrs. Bingles Vintage Christmas!  I had seen her work more than a year ago and finally found her blog again.  She makes the most AMAZING ornament trees I have ever seen! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Train Case Giveaway at GatherYerRoses

Rebecca makes the most beautiful treasures out of old train cases!  This is a great giveaway so go and check it out!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

REALLY nice giveaway!

The Girls over at A Beautiful Mess have this have to enter before Monday.  Great piece of jewelry from Victoria Stoehr Designs.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Finally, a project to post!

I created this birdhouse, actually re-worked it from it's former homeliness.  Mod Podge fabric on the sides, lots of paint application and removal.  It was a good project for my recovery from surgery.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

News from the Homestead

I'm finally about done grieving over the arthritis in my hands.  About 8 months ago, I started going to occupational therapy because I have early onset arthritis.  I have had to give up playing my guitar, throwing pottery on a wheel, and just being rough on my hands in general.  I need to save up what I have left in them for as much art as I can handle. 

These are the splints that I wear.  Only at night or for hard work now.  I had to wear them 24/7 for a few months.

Opened a little shop:  vintage and handmade stuff.  It's called For the Birds.  It will take a little while to get in the black but I have met so many great people! This is the logo that my daughter and I designed:  

The sign looks similar except no text under the title.  I have a tagline on the back of the card that reads "Vintage Hip" which I think I like better than "A Unique Shop"

These are some of the fabrics that I'm working with to decoupage some footstools:

Well, that's a start for getting my blog going again.  See you soon!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lovely Clusters Catalog and a Tutorial

Rachel Follett of Lovely Clusters has released her spring catalog: it is delicious to say the very least!  The colors are incredible and it's very easy to navigate.  Most links are to Etsy items, which I love.

Giveaway From Lovely Clusters: Enter by the 14th!  Win free advertising.  I'm all about the free advertising!

Monday, March 28, 2011

I ADORE Ashley Ann's bedroom!  I have it on my Pinterest, too.  Here's a great idea for a backdrop.  I'm very in to making a whole "scape" for your collections! 

On the left, notice the TURQUOISE dresser and antique or distressed mirror.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Great Blog to Visit

This is my daughter Erin's blog.  I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be able to share this crafty blogging thing with her.  The creative streak runs strong in our my other 2 daughters, too!

Friday, March 4, 2011

PFATT's Spring Giveaway!!

There are a lot of really cool prizes to win!  Head over to PFATT's blog and leave a comment for your chance to win!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


My Loves!!

I'm back to my blog, trying to get going agiain.  (there are lots of "g"s in that sentence)  :-)  So many roadblocks and dead ends these past couple of years.  I'm trying to get back on my creative feet again.  I think I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and that is a very sad thing for an artist.  I will know more in the coming weeks.  But my hands are starting to twist.

I'm making singed flowers right now.  Seems I never have a good photo set up but I'll work on it.