Friday, November 30, 2012
Makin’ Christmas Cards…or how to cover your living room with glitter!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Shutterfly Christmas Card Collage
Monday, November 26, 2012
Pretty Please (again) Vote for me in the Totally Green Contest!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Simple No-Sew Baby Gift
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wool Roses and Holly Christmas Wreath
A door prize was needed for our upcoming Christmas party at work!
I offered to make a wreath, but really didn’t have much of an idea at the time what I would do.
A few weekends ago I dug out all my wool felt and was working on these wool trees. I kept looking at the red and green pieces and started pulling some of them aside.
That’s just a random sunsetting shot I threw in here to confuse you! I had a wreath that I had salvaged from a pile at an auction, cleaned it up and sprayed it with a clear coat or two to freshen it up.
I used a llama scarf and various white wool sweaters to make the white flowers, added a big red rose and a bunch of free hand cut holly leaves.
I added wool roving balls to the holly leaves and tied on a vintage wool bow.
I think it might just work!
I am linking to these great parties!
Monday, November 19, 2012
What I’ve been up to this week…
I found this great vintage burlap colored ribbon at an auction…I think I only paid $4 for each box and most of the rolls are really full. Can’t wait to put it to some use!
Making some early Christmas presents.
I made a few garlands for my etsy shop…
I hope to get them listed today or tomorrow!
All shades of blue Christmas trees from recycled wool…you can find them here in my etsy shop!
I made a new terrarium from an old jar with a metal bail that I bought at an auction and from leftover patio plants…the jar was full of old wooden spools when I bought it!
I added one of the rock owls to keep watch over the plants.
This weekend we had to relinquish our pooch Weego back to the humane society. She was a stray when we got her five months ago and she has become increasingly aggressive and she is a biter. She attacked the UPS man and basically any visitors we had. We talked to dog trainers, our vet, the humane society staff and folks at PetSmart, seems the consensus is that she will always be that way. So, my heart breaks to take her back there…but I pray they can find a special home for her.
She is a very sweet dog and very intelligent, loves to play fetch, loves to be petted and loved on, but she is the most aggressive little dog I have ever met!
I did some running around at a craft show and thrift stores last weeked.
I love this darling footed plate made from a dessert place and an inverted drink goblet.
Tuesday evening I went to hear Maya Angelou speak, her theme was be the rainbow in somebody’s cloud! It was a wonderful speech and she would now and again break into song. The picture is of a chandelier in the Missouri Theater.
This cloche was really cute, but the price tag, not so much! $198!! No thanks!
Love this thought!