Monday, July 3, 2017

A Woodland Animal Themed Diaper Cake

Puttin' together a Woodland Animals themed diaper cake for
a new Baby Boy!
Pour yourself a cup of tea and follow along.

Tuckin' in a few little extras...

             Bright yellow baby washcloths.  
I've rolled them up together.  Just popped out
one of the rolled diapers and in it's place, tuck in the 
roll of washcloths.

            A striped Onesie is tucked in here right next to the cutest little skunk on the paper border.

            A couple of soft knit stocking hats rolled and placed here...

            Socks to keep those little baby piggies all snugglie.

More socks and a bib with the woodland fox.

          LOVE this fox lotion dispenser...

       He makes a cute cake topper!

So glad to have come across this super soft stuffed fox.  
He should go well with the nursery decor.

All wrapped up and ready to meet the new baby!!

The new grand-nephew 

So glad you could join me today. 

I hope you've enjoyed watching how this diaper cake gift came together.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Livingood's Backroads Barn Sale this Saturday!!

I will be participating as a vendor at the Livingood's Barn Sale with some of my vintage wares. I'm thinking spring and garden so will be taking along some pieces of garden decor, planters, etc. as well as some of my crafty pieces like this ...

My vintage garden hose wreath
looks so cute on a garden gate or shed.  
See another related post here.

My handmade chicken wire cloches.

My refurbished garden chairs, because who doesn't love Flamingos?!

See you at the Barn. 😁😁
I can hardly wait!!


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Save the Date, Spring Event

I will be participating as a vendor
at this Event.

If you're in the area, would love for you to stop by!!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday Finds Vintage China

A lovely little floral creamer 
to add to my shabby romantic
vintage china collection.

This little china bell 
will be a perfect table decoration 
for a bridal shower.

Love to scour the resale shops 
during the winter months.
So many treasures to be found


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Friday Finds Vintage Ladies Hat

This lovely vintage black felt ladies hat
 features a wide grosgrain folded ribbon all round.
Bow at front is decorated with aurora borealis rhinestones.
Black net eye veil is intact.

Marked inside - Body Made in Italy
U.S.A. Union Label attached 

Available for purchase in my  Etsy shop
click on sidebar link or on the Shop tab at top of this page.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

How to Build a Pretzel "Pallet" Snowman

Once again, Pinterest inspired.  
Almond bark covered pretzel snowman.
 I am calling it a pretzel "pallet" snowman
because it resembles those
pallet wood lawn ornaments. 

I laid out my pretzels.

I spread the melted white bark or candy melts
on the diagonal on one side of the pretzels. 
Let set in the fridge for a few minutes.
Turned over and frosted the back side. Let set.

After the pretzels are stuck together it is much
easier to handle and I could pretty much just
dip in the chocolate,
then place the hat brim pretzel.

I stood them up in between my cooling rack wires to set.

But first, while the bark is still wet,
I added sprinkles to mimic pines and holly berries. 

When set, added a little "snow" to the hat.

Piped eyes and mouths with more chocolate bark.

When I added orange gel food coloring
to the candy melts it became like a dough consistency
so I went with it and formed little noses
which I actually like much better than if I had piped them on!

All wrapped up and off to the Bazaar
along with some marshmallow reindeer pops
and pretzel rod turkeys.

I'm lovin' the prepackaged eyes.
They make it so easy to create these little
novelty food faces and give such personality.

These marshmallow reindeer are on sucker sticks
although you can't tell from the photos.

See you at the Holiday Bazaar!!