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!