Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Exciting news.....

Today I found out
that my first grandchild
that will make her presence known
on or abt Oct 20

is a GIRL


Monday, May 20, 2013

Vintage Hankie Roses

I saw this hankie tutorial

and thought 
what a great idea 
for all of the hankies
I have that I don't know 
what to do with

I am not sure
what I will be doing 
with them
but they have been fun to make

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Please stop by...and say hello

Busy putting the final touches
 on jewelry 
and packing 
for this weekends 
Springfield Extravaganza. 
If you are attending, 
please stop by my booth 
at 543
 and say hello!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Lagoon Table

Last year
I bought this table
at a yard sale

I wasn't sure
what I wanted 
to do with it

One day it 
came to me
my inspiration 
was a can of 
spray paint that 
was given to me

it was 
called Lagoon

after I sprayed it
I was worried 
my vision was 
to top it off 
with a map
I ended up scraping
 the veneer off 
and sanding it
Next came the 
placement of the map
Once I knew the
 placement I cut 
it square
then affixed
 it was modpodge

now I rolled it on and I
squeegeed it so
 it would seal
well.....20 min later........
this appeared....

I was horrified!

my hsb suggested
 I wait until the next day
I was prepared to 
inject glue under the map

the next morning 
there were NO BUBBLES
all I can think is
 it shrunk as it dried

I then sanded the edges off

I then inked 
around the edge 
where I sanded it

I then applied a
 watered down 
bronze glaze

I then sprayed
 it with poly

This table is going 
to Springfield Extravaganza

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Springfield Extravaganza

This is the first time
I will be participating 

at the Springfield Extravaganza

My booth spot is 543

I am excited 
as well as scared
I guess because 
I don't know what to expect

Some if the types of items
 I will have
Silverware Jewelry






Hanging Bird baths

If you would like to see more
of what I have please check out
Hope to see you there
Stop by and say hello!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


A few shots of magnolias
from my garden:

Hope you are
having a wonderful day

Oh Baby! and grandma advice wanted

Hard to believe my dtr
is now 16 weeks pregnant
She is now starting to really show
and I have to say every week 
I get more and more excited!

I have of course
already been doing some shopping

and since yard sale
season is upon us
I have been scoping 
out all the fun things
out there - 
there are so many
 cool things now for babies

Since we don't know
what the gender is
(Although I have my theories)
we have been sticking
to the green/yellows etc

Seems like so many decisions
to make 

like what kind of playpen 
I mean play yard

or stroller
or should I say
travel systems

so many new terms!

So any advice
for this uninformed
soon to be grandma????