Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Christmas Craft Show

Hope you enjoy these photos from a recent
Christmas Craft Show
I participated in.......
 my little skier snowman

here he is with
more of his snowman friends
before I dressed him
in his art paper cone hat and scarf...
We made it a mom and daughter event.
My daughter baked up a storm
with her perfectly decorated cookies...

caramel corn
and individual sized bags of English Toffee candy

More of my snowmen
and some Christmas Tree cookies

My wire armed snowmen on pedestals
were there too...
and Santa snowmen
in little red Santa boots...
glittery book trees...
glittery scenes under glass ...
miniature vintage perfume bottles...
A few "vintique" treasures
decorated for the season,
like this antique shutter
perfectly rustic/ primitive with its
timeworn original green paint...
a child's wooden vintage runner sled...
vintage funeral baskets overflowing with holiday spirit...
Hope you enjoyed coming to the show with us.
If you are interested in purchasing
one of my snowmen please contact me
as I have several left over
but just haven't posted them
in my Etsy store as yet.

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Fall Pumpkin in my Etsy Shop

I've been wanting to get my Etsy Shop
up and running for some time now.
I've just listed this polyfilled pumpkin
made from a rag rug.  It has a Great texture
and I've attached a piece tree branch for a stem.
Hope you're having a wonderful Fall!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you a Safe and

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hope for Oklahoma Art Auction

There is a fundraiser art auction
happening this week on Facebook.
Proceeds will benefit  the tornado
victims in Moore Oklahoma.
click the link below to see auction items up for bid...
To bid you must have a Pay Pal account.
Of the near 100 items
here are a couple of my favorite items ;)

A watercolor bird pendant necklace
hand painted by my daughter...

And this multi-media canvas art
piece created by me.

Titled "Romance, Key to My Heart"
vintage sheet music is used as the background
decorated with vintage lace, vintage
buttons, hand-sculpted paper roses,
and a little key charm
swings on a piece of lace
connected to an old heart-shaped brooch...

Run on over and take a look!

Will you find a favorite to bid on?


Monday, May 27, 2013

Toilet Paper Roll July 4 Rockets, Firecrackers Tutorial and the 4th of July Decorated Tree

Here's what you'll need:
- empty toilet paper rolls
- decorative paper(s) of your choice (art paper, wrapping
   paper...I used a gift bag)
- bamboo skewers
- Christmas tinsel
- glue  ( used Elmer glue sticks and hot glue)
- scissors

To make the firecrackers in the last photo,
I added an extra piece of lightweight cardboard to 
one end of the TP tube; 
 a wired piece of blue yarn serves as a "fuse"
(could also use a pipe cleaner).

For table decorations,
give them a little extra something by wrapping
candy treats in tissue paper or a twist tie bag,
 then insert in open end of rocket or firecracker

here's what they look like as a tree decoration 

Have a safe and happy Holiday!!

UPDATE:  To see my 2014 tree click here

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Easy St. Patricks Day Garland and Decorated Tree

Top o' the mornin' to ya,
Time to celebrate the wearin' o' the green, it tis.

My office window Valentine garland
was a big hit with coworkers as well as patients, so

 I made another for St. Patricks Day

I felt the Valentine garland was a bit
"over-the-top" as far as office decor goes.
But, as one of our nurses explained to me,
"we're a girly office, we like pink and foo-foo!"
For St. Patty's Day, however, I wanted
a narrower garland
and I found the perfect ingredient when
a kelly green bath pouf
 practically jumped into my shopping cart
as I walked thru a dollar store. 
Seriously, have you ever had one of those
unravel on you, they're at least 12 feet long!!!
I had to try it.

I wound a green wire with shamrocks around it
and there you have it. 

It Works!!
and the best part...Simple and inexpensive!

Next, the waiting room tree...
The tree the department puts up
for Christmas is a white one.
A nurse suggested to me this past Christmas
that the patients might enjoy it if
we kept the tree up year around
and decorate it for each holiday.
Here's our St Patrick's Day themed tree.
No, not more body pouf, just green net

Little plastic leprechaum hats
from the dollar store.

A couple of big shamrocks...

Glittery foam shamrocks
also found at the dollar store

These leprechauns were the center graphic
on some paper party plates
8 to a package also found at the dollar store.
I just cut them out with my scissors.

Isn't he cute?

I think these pots of gold are my favorite.

Little black cauldron- type pots.

Then I found these "bows" which are
a bit of gold tinsel with gold metalic discs all over
found, where else,  the dollar store.

I just hot glued the bow onto the pot
a perfect fit. 

I've already received many comments from
patients and coworkers.

Something a little more
unique and unexpected,

It brings a smile, lightens the heart
and brightens the day.

Wishing  you a great day wherever you are.

Joining these parties:


Warm Hugs,