Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shabby Chic Heartstring Garland~

 Hello sweet friends! I made another garland. This one is for my daughter. Her house is shabby chic style decorated in sagey green and sky blue. This will go perfectly across her fireplace.
 Like I said, her house is shabby chic and so are these little hearts. I just love the chunky button at the top of this heart.

She also decorates with a lot of angel stuff so I had to add this little one. ;)

Talk to you all soon. Enjoy your weekend.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Tender Tinnie~

 Hey friends!  Just finished another craft from Nancy's class. My Tender Tinnie full of sweet tweets! :) Actually, it's heart-shaped peanut butter cups. Deacon's favorite candy. 

  Layers of lace over a piece of music paper that I lightly white-washed. The image is from Paper Whimsy. The wire handle is rusted wire and I made the nest with 3 egg-shaped fresh water pearls and bronze colored wire. I'm having a great time in this class.  

What are you doing? Any Valentine-sy creations? I would love to hear about it. Thanks for your faithful visits here and for your comments. 
I have a giveaway coming up soon and it's a little different from what I usually stayed tuned!

Speaking of giveaways...Katherine at Chatelet is having a giveaway! Go see her! You will love her AND her giveaway!

Have a great rest of the week.


Valentine's Banner

Hey sweet friends!  This is a banner that I just finished from Nancy's class. It was a lot of fun to make and I have other ideas for more...if I get around to it!
I thought this fabric was perfect with the little cherubs on it. I had to add one too. I love the metal letters and knew I would use them for a Valentine's Day project. I attached a little heart locket on the "L".

This looks cute hanging on my headboard. It would be cute hanging across the fireplace too, if I had one still. :(

I still have a few more projects that I'm working on. Thanks for dropping by and for your sweet comments.

Happy hugs,

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wonderful Gifts in the Mail~

 Hello dear friends.  I checked my mail last night around 8:30 and found a envelope from my dear friend, Marie at Lost Bird Studio! I couldn't wait to get home and open it!  I grabbed my camera and took pictures as I opened them. Most of you , I'm sure already know Marie. If you don't, you are missing out if you don't go visit her!  She is always sharing her talent with us on her blog and if you're lucky (like ME!) she gifts them too! I so love her style! In the picture above she made a little bag with a vintage image of a beautiful lady with lace and mother-of-pearl buttons and a vintage clothespin with lace tied to it.
 Inside the bag was this. I love how she uses vintage paper to wrap with.
 This tag was attached to it. I love the image and this is what it said on the back of it...
                                                    This made me smile. :)
                                   One of Marie's gorgeous journals.
 With one of her adorable nests tied to it.

 Inside the journal was this tag tucked in the side pocket.

 This is what the tag said.  Thank you, sweet Marie.
 This is the back of the lovely journal.
I told you she is talented. My gifts are proudly hanging on my art wall in my craft room. I love every single bit. Thank you for thinking of me.

What have YOU been up to? I started my "Heartstrings" class that Nancy is teaching. I'm having a great time. I will be sharing a couple things I've been working on soon. If you are interested go check it out.

I hope you are all having a great week! It has been raining cats and dogs here!  So great time to be in the craft room! :)


Friday, January 20, 2012

My New Little Craft Room~

 Hello sweet friends!  Can you see why I wanted to sit down and cry? My old craft room was 17x20 plus I had a 10x11 sewing room. Now...10x11 for both! Ahhh!
 I had to decide what I was willing to part with and what I really wanted to keep. It wasn't easy...
 This is the guest bedroom, I had to put some of my craft room stuff in here while I organized. It's not staying in here.
 Yes, and into the hallway too!  After almost two weeks, I'm finally done!
 Ta-da!  It looks a little better, huh?
 This long table I will sew and do my soldering.
 This is the closet that my hubby put shelves in for me.
 I still have a lot of stuff, don't I?  Well, I still needed some of it. :)
 Here is my wall where I display all my wonderful gifts and purchases from my blog friends. I love this wall. I can sit in my chair and stare at it.  Thank you, friends.
I'm very happy that it is finished. Except for the ceiling light. Hubby is going to put a better light up for me. One that will shine down on my work table. I didn't take a picture of my TV and DVD player on a shelf next to the closet because I hate electronics. It doesn't look bad though, just not very interesting.
NOW, I can get down to business! I signed up for Nancy Maxwell James'  "Heartstrings" online class and it starts Sunday! I can't wait! It's not too late to join! Go see her! She is one talented artist!  She'll be using a lot of Paper Whimsy products that are just fab-u-lous!
I still have the rest of my house to get put away too, but I got the important room done! lol.
What are you working on? I would love to hear about it. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Pincushion From My Friend

Hello sweet friends! Did you wonder what happened to me? Well, some of you know that I was in the middle of moving! Yuck! This move was hard because we moved from 3,000 sq ft. to 1,200 sq. ft. So I have boxed sitting everywhere! I wanted to take a picture of it all but I can't find my camera! It's in one of the boxes, but which one?  But I did take pictures of this wonderful pincushion from my dear friend, Cindy from Blessings From Cindy. I love it. Cindy is the sweetest. We met through blogland and she ended up moving just around the corner from me. And then.... I move to a different town! Ugh! But we will still visit one another. We don't live that far apart!
                                               She made this lovely tag as well.

I don't know about you, friends, but blogger has been giving me trouble ever since I've been back. It took me forever to write up this post and it ended up taking away one of my photos. So I think i will sign off for now, while I can!

I hope all is well with you, my friends. As soon as I get my craft room unpacked I plan on getting back to creating! I signed up for Nancy's class too! Go visit her. Her button is up at the top left hand corner. Just click on it.

I'm linking up with dear Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Happy Pink Saturday everyone,