Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Personality disorder

My plan was to make one of those
wonderful paper wreaths I see here and there.

I ran into some "technical difficulties"
but didn't give up...

After a while I realized my wreath
wasn't going to happen as I had planned.
Too skinny.
Not full enough.

So my "wanna be wreath"
became sort of a
"confused star"

Too many rays for a star...
too few cones for a wreath...

After an hour I was over it!

I'll try again soon...

but first, I'll check out the
White Wednesday Girls,
they sure know how to make
a real Paper Wreath!


Monday, November 29, 2010

It's coming...


but surely.

Well, not really...
there is nothing slow
about it!

Christmas will be here
before we know it,
so I better keep working!

Graphics from
Karen @ The Graphics Fairy
Thank you, Karen!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


A roof over your head
A warm plate of food

Have you


it helps it to see them written
in black and white...

I'm enjoying the rest of the long weekend
I hope you are doing the same....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

to all!

~As we express our gratitude,

we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them~

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

White Wednesday

I don't know if it was
the Christmas music at the mall,
the Christmas commercials every 2 seconds,
my fellow Dealers at Country Roads
or the wonderfully Christmas decorated blogs I visit
that have pressured inspired me
to start working in my Christmas merchandise
waaaayyyyy earlier this year....

I spent a couple of mornings
working on these stockings
and I'm really happy
with the way they turned out...

I ran out of the vintage white wool
I used to make them,
but I'm in the look out for some more!

I love this kind of projects
that I can do while watching TV.
A good movie, a basketball game,
cute supplies and I'm a happy girl!

Yesterday morning went to Country Roads
to work on my Christmas display.
The stockings never got out of the box,
a sweet customer bought them all...
even the ones I haven't shown you gals yet!!!

(Too bad you can't see my happy dance....)

Linking to:
White Wednesday
Vintage Friday Inspiration

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fun Saturday!

Not even the bad weather
kept me away from Rita's place on Saturday's morning.
Her soldering class was something
I had been wanting to do
for a very long time.

I had the pleasure to spend the day
with 5 talented ladies
(I'm missing Pearl in this picture, sorry!)
and after some great coffee,
a delicious lunch
and lots of laughs,
we all went home with an adorable
soldered book...

a bubble charm....

and tons of inspiration!
Thank you Rita for teaching me,
I absolutely love my creations!

If you are in the Fallbrook, CA area,
don't miss Rita's classes.
For a complete schedule, visit HER site!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Still purging...

My downstairs closet received a
very needed purging...

As a result,
I reunited with this yummy fabric
that I absolutely love...

Just the perfect companion
for a little burlap...

and just enough to cover an old ottoman...

I took it to my space
and somehow I find myself smiling
every time I go back and realize
the ottoman hasn't sold...
I really like how it looks in my house
but I know I can't keep it...

Now, if it doesn't sell...'s different
because at least I tried!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

White Wednesday

To cover...
or not to cover?

Bought this 6-arm lamp
from my neighbor.
I wasn't in love with it
until I took it out of the box
and shot this pictures...

My idea was to re-cover each lampshade,
with some burlap,
or maybe some tan linen...

Just so they don't look so generic...

but I can't make up my mind.
What do you think??
To cover or not to cover
before selling it???

I know my Blogging Pals
will have the answer to that!!

(just as the picture shows it)

While I keep thinking about it,
I'll visit all the White Wednesday Gals....