Saturday, September 15, 2012

My Glass Block Paint Project

 
Welcome to another tea party.
 I'm so pleased you could come. 
Today I've brought along this glass block which I've painted with Plaid Gallery Glass.

For several months leading up to November, there is a group of women in our church that meet to assemble Christmas crafts, etc. in preparation for the annual church bazaar.
 
There were some glass blocks left over from
a past project and one of the women
asked if I had any ideas...



 
Searching online I came across many stained glass suncatchers.
I thought mini lights inside the glass block would be the same effect as a suncatcher hanging in a window with the sunlight shining through it.
  I had some Gallery Glass paint in my craft closest and was eager to give it a try.
There were so many beautiful quilt square suncatchers online, but I decided on a Cardinal as my first project.
 
I found a free pattern here.

 
 
I'm pleased with the result so far.
I plan to fill the glass block with clear mini lights and decorate the block with
christmas greenery and ribbon.
 
Come back to see the finished project (may need to wait until closer to  Christmas to find the little lights).
 
 
 
Warm Hugs,
 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Burlap Wreath for Fall

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So glad you could stop by for a cup of tea today. I want to share with you a wreath I created this weekend.
 
It seems Burlap is the trend in decorating these days, so when I wanted to change up the decor in my office for the Fall season I decided on Burlap.  It was so easy to work with and I'm very happy with the result.
 
I stumbled upon this post awhile back and remembered the pool noodle trick, I thought it was Genious!!!
 
So this is how my wreath started out....
 
 
 
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 Next I wrapped with burlap,
 
and fashioned some burlap roses,
 

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Thinking it needed a little "something" I came upon a stem of some sort of wildflower & twig that I most likely purchased at a dollar store...a leftover from another project.


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It added that little hint of Fall color I needed.

Today is a perfect Fall day here in central Illinois....blue skies, temperatures in the 70s, gorgeous!

I'm sharing at these parties, click on the button to stop on over and see all the other great "Homa Style"  "Stuff"!








Warm Hugs,



 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blue Moon Occurance



When you enter my kitchen, you will notice four casement windows that look out to a row of pine trees at the back of our property. Above which ,approx. 10 years ago when we moved into the house, we installed this shelving that spans the length of the four windows.

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I've collected vintagey items to display and
 


 
decorative pieces that go along with the country colors and  farmhouse theme of my kitchen and those featured in the pattern of the window topper fabric....roosters, bee hives, apples, etc.
 
 
 And see that milk bottle?...it's the rarest one in a collection belonging to my husband
 
 
 
 
Sunday about 2:00 AM we were awakened with a loud thunderous rumble and a tremendous crash......was it a storm?  had a tree fallen on the house?  was someone breaking into the house?
 
 
Upon investigation, this is what we found ....



 
 
 
 
The shelving had somehow just fallen off the wall
 



 
 
two of the three support brackets  had pulled apart,
although the part screwed to the wall was still securely attached to the wall,
the rest just fell away






crashing to the floor....including the very rare milk bottle!!
My husband was devastated. :(
 
 

my apple cookie jar...
 
 
 
One tin was left stuck to the ceiling  LOL!!!!!
 
 
 

 
 
After 10 years it just suddenly decided to let go????
 
I chalked it up to a Once in a Blue Moon event.
 
The moon doesn't actually appear blue.
The term Blue Moon is used when there is a 2nd full moon within the same 30 days.
Or, when there is a rare occurance.
 
Did you experience any Blue Moon events?
 
The next Blue Moon will be in 2015!!!
 
 
Warm Hugs,