Thursday, October 29, 2015

My Love for Bottle Brush Trees!!!!

I am so in love with anything that has to do with bottle brush trees...or sometimes, called sisal trees.  I just finished this new addition to my Etsy shop the other day...

I love how it turned out.  I bleached a few trees and now I'm going to try my hand at dying some of them.  We'll see how that turns out!!!  Here are a few crafts that I want to try:

I love those pastel colored ones!  And I have a ton of rhinestone brooches and old jewels that I've been collecting and I know I have some old vintage spools somewhere too!!!  I really need to clean up my crafting area...I might find some neat things I didn't know I even had!

I'm also participating in a Craft Show at Bain Manor in Kenosha...I'll need to put my items together to drop off on Saturday.  If you're in the area, please stop by!  The girls from Lulu Birds (where my jewelry is sold) will be manning our booth there!

So much to little time to do it!!!

Until next time....


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Barns...Barns...Pink Barns???

There is nothing more beautiful, in my eyes, than an old barn sitting way off in an empty the winter.

I just love the thought of snuggling in front of a fire...a Christmas tree in the corner, all lit up....sipping a cup of hot coffee...ahhhhh, nothing better!!!

Oh how I want that first barn to be my house!!!!

Until next time.....


Monday, October 19, 2015

New Snowman Designs!!!

I'll be the first to admit, I love creating new snowmen!  I've always loved collecting them...and now...creating them!  I found these old brass candlesticks at the thrift store, and I can't tell you why I thought they would be cute as snowmen, but I brought them home with me.

I scuffed them up a little and gave them a light coat of white paint...scuffed them some more and then dressed them up!  Ta da!!!!

This is Penelope!  She stands 9 1/2" tall!!

And here is Dee Dee!  She's 10 1/2" tall!

I love them...and just listed them in my Etsy shop!!!  Stop by and visit

Thanks...see you soon!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm Dreaming of a "PINK" Christmas!!!

I'm really getting in the Christmas spirit lately...even tho I know it's not even Halloween yet!  I found this the other day...fits what I'm working on to a tee!

I picked up a couple of nativity sets a couple of weeks ago...and painted them both pink.  Ya, Glenn thinks I'm nuts!  But they did turn out pretty good...just have to glitter and seal them and they'll be good to go in the shop!  I also picked up one of those old time bubble gum machines...that will also be painted pink! 

It's kind of hard to see, but this is the beginning of the pink nativity!  There's my pink tree too!!!  I love pink!!!  I'll be sure to post when it's all complete!

Hope everyone is enjoying the fall least here in the Midwest, it's cool and windy...temps in the 50's!  LOVE IT!!!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Some New Eye Candy!

So, the other night, I couldn't sleep...which, by the way, happens all the time.  I sat down at the table where I bead...and immediately my creativity jumped into high gear!  I love when that here's the finished products of my insomnia!!

I think this is my favorite bracelet so far....the light pink beads are from a rosary that I got from one of our local churches...just love it!

Again...rosary beads in this one too.  It's kind of hard to see, but the pendant stone is a deep green...very holidayish!!!

I'm so glad my creativity hit...just wish it wasn't at midnight, when I have to get up at 4:30 in the morning to get ready for work :)

Now to get these priced and then it's back to the glitter!!!

Enjoy your weekend!