Friday, December 23, 2011

Naughty or Nice?

Where do you stand on Santa's list?Find out if you've been naughty or nice this year by going to this site...

According to Santa I've been is my review...

"Still very much on nice list, but must continue good behavior. Should eat more vegetables instead of junk food. Was very polite last Thursday! When doing chores, needs to do them as well as possible. Often exhibits good behavior."

Okey dokey then.....have fun!

OrEo EgGnOg

1 qt. (4 cups) prepared eggnog
 18 OREO Cookies, divided
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
 PLACE eggnog and 10 cookies in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth.
POUR into 8 glasses; top evenly with the whipped topping.
 SERVE each topped with 1 of the remaining 8 cookies.

 Serve this up with some of those holiday cookies and you've got yourself a Christmas day treat!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

BeAd SoUp BlOg HoP

Today's the day to reveal what we with our bead soup. Here was what my partner Terri sent me:

And here is what I came up with...

The stamped clay focal was one that I had made a while ago but the colors matched with the beads perfectly. The circle of pearls and the pearls on the drop are from vintage earrings and a vintage necklace that I salvaged parts from.

I kept the earrings simple but they can go from elegant with a black dress or perfect with a sweater and jeans.

The bracelet worked out great and I plan on making more with the beads I still have left so I can layer them. I love wearing multiple bracelets!

I think the pearls, beads, lace and chain all came together awesome, even my husband loves this piece! It was definitely a challenge for me to design and execute this! Thank you Lori for this challenge and wonderful blog party! I hope to be able to play in the next one! You can visit Lori and all of the other blog party participants by visiting Pretty Things

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BuSy BuSy

I've been on a roll with making these wire wrapped ringsand here are a few of the earrings that I recently made also.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

CoLlAgE pAiNtInG

Here's a 6x6 collage painting that I finally got finished this week. It's feeling really good to get some of these projects finished.

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hAlLoWeEn ArT

I started making these skeletons in a jar along with something that represents their previous life, I'm calling them "Captured Souls". This one is The Gambler.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

WeIrD wEaThEr AnD sPiDeRs

I'm not sure that one has anything to do with the other but you never know! The weather over the past few weeks has been crazy! An earthquake (which I totally never felt), a hurricane and an upside down rainbow on a non-rainy day!

Yes, that is an upside down rainbow just above my house yesterday!

We were lucky with the hurricane damage only being minimal. The pine tree blew over in the back yard but it was going to fall some day anyway since, when they planted it, they never removed the root cage so that the tree could actually take root, duh! And two of my tomato plants blew over, no big deal...just hammer the stakes back in!

And here are the two HUGE spiders I found yesterday, the one inside didn't escape my shoe!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

ThRiFtY tHuRsDaY

Here are a few more things I found this past week on the cheap!

All of these vintage wooden blocks were actually hidden in the bottom of a box of other items, including the wooden furniture pictured below, purchased all for $2.00.

These little vintage elves were .25 for all of them!

These vintage Christmas foil flowers and mini glass balls were .25 for the whole bag! They will be perfect for my mini tree this year!

This plastic cupi doll was .50. I think I made out like a bandit on all this!

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

WeEkEnD wRaP~uP

I got to spend Saturday alone so I hit the yard sales and our local library had a junk jewelry sale. I got these AWESOME ceramic handmade beads for $10.00...there must be over 300 beads!

After the sales I went to Michael's and got some clearance wire and leather trims.

So, I spent part of the day today making this bracelet with my new beads, leather and some vintage links from an old choker (don't you just love the acorn design?) and a few more wire wrapped rings.

Oh, and I got these shoes...brand new, never worn for $2.00....score!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

MoTiVaTed To CrEaTe

After attending the annual Lititz Craft Street Fair last Saturday I have been more motivated than ever to create. I want to be able to set up a booth at this show next year. This fair is huge! They get over 20,000 visitors from all over the east coast. The entire town closes down for this event and there are tents for as far as you can see going in both directions from the town square. The main park in town is also filled to the brim with vendors.

So as a result of being motivated to is a look at what I've made this week.

I made these wrapped wire rings from glass beads and copper wire. I wanted to practice using copper before making the purchase of sterling silver wire. I think the turned out pretty good!

I used vintage parts for this necklace and earring set with silk ribbon and gunmetal chain and closure. I think it's really stunning for a Fall piece. What do you think? I'd love some feed back....

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