Sunday, February 26, 2012

To Everything There is a Season...

 Hello again!  Here is a mixed media canvas that I just finished and wanted to share with you. I used a combination of vintage papers, sewing pattern paper,rusted  pieces,resistors,button, acrylics,bubble wrap, charcoal and inks. My husband was scratching his head again at this one. ;P
 I created the sun by using a big (about 2 1/2 inches wide) old button that I had in my stash and some resistors that I ordered from Vintage Supply on Etsy. Love her stuff!
 I found got this watering can at Barb's Vintage Market Place show at Treasures From the Heart Shop. It was actually a trade with a lady that had a booth too-Rae-Marie. Hi Marie! The rusted wire for the water coming out is from Vintage Supply too.
 The little bird house actually had a wire at the top so you could hang it. I took it out and I can't remember where I got this bird but it had a wire piece at the bottom of it. It fit perfectly in the hole and I secured it with glue.
 The "fence post" is really a drawer plate that I painted to make it look rusted. And then I attached this little metal garland on to it. It was a Christmas wreath that I cut up. ;P
 The inside of the flowers are rusted bottle caps with a piece of rusty perforated sheet of metal.

Spring is on its way friends and can you tell that I'm ready for it? How about you? What have you been up to?
Thanks for visiting today and  I appreciate your comments. ;)

Happy sunny days to you,

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Few Things to Share~

 Hello again, friends. My daughter gave me a couple clear glass doorknobs the other day, so I thought I would do something with one of them.
 I added some bling and watch face and some wings. ;) I love old doorknobs. I would love all my doorknobs to be like this in the house. Wouldn't that be cool? Of course, I would get a lavender one for my bedroom. My hubby would be thrilled. ;)

 My buddy LOVES to watch the weather channel! I don't know why...
 Sissie could care less. She likes sleeping on my pillow.
 Now it's Buddie's turn. He was exhausted from watching so much tv. No wonder I couldn't make my bed until almost noon!
 I also wanted to share my win from the talented Laura @ Artfully Musing. She makes the most fabulous ATC cards. Well, anything she makes is fabulous! So much layering and depth. I've won her giveaways more than once! ;) And I am thrilled everytime! If you've never visited her-you must.
 I love the colors she used for this card...

Pretty isn't it? She is sitting in my craft room along with my others. Thank you, dear Laura (again!).

What have you been up to, friends?  I've been doing a little of this and a little of that. I will be sharing more of my makings soon.

It's a beautiful day here in Oregon! The frogs are out in the backyard and so loud that it's deafening! But I love it!

Back with more soon. Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

White Wedneday and My Winners!

 Hello my friends.  Here is the pillow that I made from the Gilded Valentine's workshop that I took last week. It's about 10 inches wide by 9 inches long. I used peaches and cream colored scraps of lace. I sewed some pearls on (of course) and some shabby flowers and I glued some irridescent colored rhinestones in the middle of them. 

I'm definitely making more of them! ;) This class has been soooo fun!

I'm linking up with Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Thank you, Kathleen was hostessing again!!

Want to see more creamy whites? Go visit Kathleen's blog and click on all the blogs that have linked up. Lots of pretties!

 Now...the winners of my Novica giveaway:

Cindy @ Weaving Friendships 
Lynn @ Trash to Treasure Art

Congratulations girls!  I will email you your gift certificate codes-each worth $37.50 to use towards your oder to Novica. Thank you to all who participated in my giveaway and thank you, Novica for providing the prizes! 

Happy White Wednesday and thank you for visiting today. 

Big hugs,

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Package From Denmark!

 Hello my dear friends.  Guess what I got? Yes, another gift in the mail!  From my friend:

           Dorthe from Den Lille Lade 

Have you met her? If you haven't you must, you will love her, I promise.  Come see what she sent me. Everything wrapped so beautifully too.
 First, this bag she made with birds on the front with a flower closing the top.
 Inside was this beautiful heart-shaped tag with lacey scraps sewn on the front with a bird stamped distressed tag on top. I "heart" this heart, Dorthe. ;) 
 Secondly, this beautifully wrapped gift with french script paper in creamy brown tones. And look at the flower-I just know she made it and I love the color.  Too pretty to unwrap, huh?.... But I did!
 Just look at this collage that she made me. Look at all the details.  The lace, the angelic-faced little girl, the roses, the Fleur-De-Lis stamping, French and German wording and the little angel on the top and the words, "friend are angels without wings".  Yes, they are and Dorthe is one.
 This is what she wrote on the back. And Dorthe, your gifts are a daily joy to me too.
 Last but not least, another lovely wrapped gift with a beautiful cross tied to it with a silky ribbon.
 Look who I found inside. Don't you love how Dorthe tucked her inside this sweet hankie and pinned it so preciously with the little medal pendant of Jesus. I love it, Dorthe.
 I was trying to take this photo and it was very cloudy gray day but I wanted you to see this fairy's pixy face close up. Isn't she precious?
 She sits on a little stand. Look at her flower hat and...
 and the stars. I just love eyelet fabric.
 I tried like crazy to get this photo turned upright but blogger was being stubborn today. Look at her boots and her little slip-Dorthe paid attention to so much detail. She is just precious to me.
 Her wings craftily made with fabric netting.
Have I been spoiled or what? Thank you SO MUCH, Dorthe dear. You are too generous and kind to me. I will cherish these gifts. They will be proudly displayed in my studio so I can see them everyday. 

I hoped you enjoyed the sharing of my gifts today. Go visit Dorthe and tell her how wonderful she is-she deserves to hear it. :)

Hugs and blessings to all of you,


Only two days till be giveaway winners are announced-leave a comment here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Mini Workshop~

 Hello friends!  Did any of you sign up for this online mini workshop-"A Gilded Valentine"? Ohhh, you should have! ;) Christy Tomlinson @ Scarlet Lime and Debbie and Shea @ A Gilded Life taught the workshops.
 I ordered the jewelry kit for one of the projects from Debbie and Shea. It came just in time for my class to start. :) It came in this cute little heart.
 All of this was inside the heart.
 Isn't this a beautiful, blingy brooch heart? I tried to pick up the sparkle with the camera.
 A this is what I made! Yes, I made it! Can you believe that?
 So many pretty little glass beads, pink pearls, buttons and charms.

I just loved making this bracelet. Now...on to other projects.

Thank you for stopping by dear friends. I'm linking up with sweet Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound  for Pink Saturday. If you have a blog and you have never participated, you just gotta. It's so fun meeting new friends!

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting today. I especially appreciate when you take the time to comment-it means a lot to me.

Oh! I almost forgot-  sign up for my  Novica giveaway that ends on Feb. 21st.

Hugs and love,