Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I'm cleaning house...added some things to our esty store...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Warming Up!

Click here to see how I did this and where the idea came from!

Stay warm and have a happy day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Happy Kitchen

After 18 months, I'm able to put the finishing touches on my kitchen.  I found this door knob at Anthro last spring 75% off.  My dad worked a month (not joking) on getting the right pieces so it would work in the door that was installed.  I LOVE it!  If any of you know my dad, you know he really is the best at making things work for me!

And, for a Christmas gift, the ornament below is handmade from my dear friend, Melissa.  She used metal and leather.  I'm loving, LOVING this above my sink where I can look at it everyday!

And, look how my curtains match my doorknob!  I found the vintage fabric at my favorite store in Overton and didn't realize how much it matched until my dad had installed the doorknob. 

We are having a snow day today...I think we have had a foot and there appears to be more coming!  Check out here to see what I've been creating!

What do you like to do on a snow or rainy day?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ringing in the New Year...

with a vintage lace ring!

Here's what you do...

Step 1...start with a ring base.  I had one on hand but they can be purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Step 2....thread a needle with embroidery thread and sew up and down through the vintage lace...

Step 3....pull the tread to make a circle (looks like a flower) with the lace...

Step 4...add a button or some bling...

Step 5...use E6000 glue to glue lace to ring base and proudly ring in the New Year!

I used wider lace and the flower turned out large.  If you want a smaller flower use smaller lace!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

What is waiting in 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm already planning for the year....thinking about registration for Silver Bella in April, vacations in July, Bennett starting Kindergarten in August.  Before I get too far...I'm thankful to be putting 2010 away.  Not that it has been a terrible year, just some ups and downs.  We have grown and some good, good things have happened.  But, I can't be honest if I didn't say some challenges came last spring that brought on growing pains.  

And now, I'm thankful to be starting a fresh, new year.  Christmas is now past......

Silver Bella is still on my mind, even after putting away the elf tree I made....

I'm already thinking I should go upstairs and get out the Valentine's Day things...and I just put away Christmas this morning!

I'm feeling a little stuck as to what I should create next...hoping it will come to me sooner than later.

Happy New Year Friends!