Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bath time


These are very easy to make

I got the old lampshades
at garage sales
and antique stores

using the following

I screwed the nut all the way
up the screw
then added a plastic washer 
on the eye screw
so the nut won't scrape the glass
I  then inserted the 
eye screw the hole
and used the plastic cap
on the end

I then added
the hanging kit
a viola
it was complete

From one of our readers: 

I love the idea, however if your lampshade is too deep, 
small birds will actually drown in them, 
especially because the glass is so smooth.
 A simple and practical fix is to place
 some rounded rocks in the
 bottom of the fixture so that the 
water level is never more than 1"to 2" deep. 
And of course, 
the rocks are not too slick,
 so the birds have a
 secure place to stand 
and then take flight.  

Tip me Tues
A Diamond in the Stuff

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Teenage Birthday Cards

I made one
of these cards
for my sweet great niece 
who turned 15 recently

I had a hard time deciding which
one to send her
This one won out

Friday, April 20, 2012

I Finally Did It...

got a facebook pg for my designs

Next step will be etsy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coin it

My son had brought 
home some euros
from Europe

and I decided to make my niece
a necklace for her birthday

it was simple
drilled it with my 

put a jump ring 
and cord....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sketch Pads

 I got these
sketch pads 
at a place
called Ollies
for .99

I recovered them with various
papers and embellishments

the lettering was from
Cricut Twinkle Toes

The Palm tree is from Doodlecharms
The glasses are from Cricut Forever Young

The flower is from
Cricut Forever Young

The Figure and mirror are from
Cricut Forever Young

The Crown is from
Cricut Twinkle Toes

The ovals are from the
Cricut Doodlecharms
the OSU is a sticker

I will be selling these for $5

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flower Power Jewelry

I will be donating 
a few items 
to a local elementary
as a silent auction fundraiser

I am back 
at making paper clip

I packaged it 
with a  few items

This next set will 
be for the First Friday
Silent auction
the funds raised
will help w/ entertainment
the clear bead are

This one I will be selling
the beads between
the clips are 
clear bobbles
in various sizes

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

After all the kidlings
went on their merry way
after Easter Brunch
we decided to go
for a walk

1st we went to 
James Ranch Park
to check out what plants
were emerging

We came across 
a duck nest

We counted 15 eggs

The water was a bit chilly

We were having such a 
good time we decided to
go over to the nature preserve

It was a great ending
for such a beautiful day