Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I'm going to post it on Etsy for that much! OK, perhaps that is a little steep. But the emotional strain and stress over this whole matter......heehee again. Really, I'm just trying to be funny. I am going to list it tonight. Also, in closing, I have to introduce you to "Rupert" our pond frog. I think it is one of the frog/tadpoles my sister Rhea gave us. See how he has grown?
Monday, September 15, 2008
I thought of this idea last week and I had to start making them. I can't decide if I will try and sale them or make my whole tree kind of shabby chic or victorian with all these type ornaments. Here is how I did it on this one...then I will tell you about the others that I don't have pics of but they are very similiar.
This is one of those plastic ornaments that is in two halfs that fit together. Got it at Michaels for about 2.00 I think. It also has a hook on the top to tie string or hang wire.
I had this vintage pin-pretty big and suspended it from the hook on the top of the ornament with very fine wire...I wanted it to hang in the middle.
I filled the bottom with vintage beads-pearls-pinks-silvers.
I tied wire ribbon and one that was not wired to the top.
I used a toothpick to apply Aleenes Jewelry Glue around the edges of each side so that it will stay shut. Walla! A Victorian Christmas Ornament.
The others were created with those glass ornaments you can buy at the craft stores. You can take off the top but it only has a very small ( a little bit bigger than a pencil head) opening. So, of course you won't be fitting a large pin or brooch in their. So I just used the same instructions above omitting the pin. Just fill it with pretty beads and tie some pretty ribbon. Now get busy so you will have enough for your tree. Or you could make lovely gifts for your friends!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Me and Mama just giggled like little girls. Then we rushed to the pages. I'm so very pleased. My newspaper purse has two pages. So, I hope you will pick up the Haute Handbags Magazine and let me know what you think. I can't remember what page I'm on because I already gave the magazine to my mother so she could take it and share it with other family out of town. She does not have access to a Barnes and Noble or a place to pick one up. So just look in the table of contents when it is available. They say it comes out Oct 1st but usually that means a week before I think.
Yesterday was a wonderful day for me. I spent the day with my Mother and sister. We went to garage sales in Big Spring and Midland. We picked up one of my best friends; Wild Over Wine -Lisa and she joined us for a few garage sales. Oh MY GOSH! She had on the most beautiful necklace! Guess what? She made it. I hope she puts it on Etsy for you all to have a chance at it. It was FABULOUS and that is probably not a good enough word but it is early Sunday morning! Then Renea-Pocket Full of Prettys met us for lunch and they finally got to meet my mom. We all had such a nice time. Renea told us she sold another memory box on Etsy! Oh, I know she is thrilled. I just feel so blessed to be in the company of such talented women. These two ladys inspire me so!!!!
Then we had the cookout for my immediate family at my house. Wayne (moms husband) helped me figure out the secret to making actual shapes from broken china by using my dremmel. I'm hoping to try that out today. Cody could not stay with us for the evening too long because he had to go and see his fiance in a dance competition. I just feel thankful to the Lord for days like these. I'm always praying for this and that and sometimes I forget to thank!!!! So today, I thank thank thank you Lord!!!!!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was running around like a crazy woman trying to get his room finished. I still have to run to Wally world and buy some pillows. I need to find some sheets to make some curtains. But, mostly it looks really nice. The room is not completely what I want it to be because I wanted to use the headboard I refinished (but I did not have a nice mattress and box springs yet)....Also a few other things. That will come later after we get Cody off to his first assignment in Mississippi. Hey, any of you bloggers from Biloxi,Mississippi? He is going to be at Keesler Airforce Base
My mom is coming this weekend and we are going to have a little barbeque-nothing fancy-probably just burgers. Cody is excited to see everyone and I am especially excited to see my mom. I just miss her. We are going to estate sales and garage sales together that morning like we used to. Anyway, life is good. Hugs to all-have a happy and safe day.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I also noticed they added on a new luxury to their home or should I say close to their home? How cool! I opened the little door to their outhouse and it looks as though they have already begun to enjoy their little private potty. They left their magazine for next time. So,
We were at a site just before Midland, Texas exit. The box was hidden somewhere in this pine tree the shape of a Hershey's Kiss. So, I hunting all around the tree, under the branches, on the ground, in the branches, using my hands to rake the leaves away to see if the box is buried under them. Next thing I know, Craig says "don't come over here". (He was on the exact opposite side of the tree and I could see him across from me.) I thought he must be taking a whiz or something but then I asked "why?". He goes, "SNAKE!". So I go over there, far, far behind him and he asks for the camera. He took this pic. I ran back to the car and told him I was through!!!! I really had the willies because just moments before, I had been in that area digging around. This looks like a rattle snake to me....but I don't know. SHEWWWWWWWWWWWW! I get goose bumps just thinking about it.