Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wait for it.....

wait some more....

looking good...


The Man, the legend, the stair maker....

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Alice has Sprung

I'm on a roll...a crafty roll. I've been a busy bunny with my Spring items, Miniature Decoupage Bird houses of assorted designs~

Here are some of my Alice in Wonderland items...

Off with their heads!

bird houses of cards

classic quotes

And a Very Happy Unbirthday to you all....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Saving the Universe

After a brief and somewhat peaceful break of crafting, I picked up where I left off. There are a couple of "events" coming my way and I've been running around like Jerry Lewis in the Nutty Professor...thinkin' this, grabbing that, experimenting and creating up a storm. Remember, 99% of what I make is from recycled items....I'm trying to save the Universe, one craft project at a time.

OK, so I had these wooden flower silhouettes since like forever, in fact, they were in Raquel's Nursery (she's 18) and then I placed them on my porch where they gathered moss and anonymity.
They were dirty, outdated and just plain B-O-R-I-N-G!

I repainted the stems and leafs a metallic green with paint I already had, covered the flowers with pretty scrapbook paper ( had that too) applied my magic buttons ( got plenty of them) painted the pots a shocking pink ( check) and covered the planting oasis ( got it) with doilies that I per cured from a yard sale....wrapped it up in a pink bow and......it's magic. All 3 items cost me 75 cents...a quarter per doilie.

Oh yeah, I kind of sanded the edges a little to give it a little vintage look...I'm not very fond of shiny things...

And somehow, word got around at work that I like junk, so my friend Lynn, who is in the middle of cleaning out her house because she is moving, gave me a cute little lacy collar among other things. I had no idea what I was gonna do with it, but the first thing I did was tea dye it cuz I seem to tea dye everything that is white.
I ironed it.....yes people, I still iron stuff, and I attached it to a lamp and places a rhinestone bow on the edge....It'll do for now until I come across something else I wanna do and have to steal from Paul to pay Peter....I'm Just Sayin'

Friday, January 13, 2012

What I don't want...

Although I don't make New Years Resolutions, here is a little list of things I DON"T want to happen in the New Year~

* I hope I don't fall down our stairs as that would set forth a bad vibe to all of Erics hard work.

* That no one reads my blog anymore and I'm asked to cancel my blog membership.

* That Etsy doesn't catch on to the lack of real talent I have and banish me from their website.

* That I confuse they're, there and their.

* Is that Pinterest starts monthly member fees and I am forced to go to a pawn shop and
pawn something because I have an addiction.

* Is to keep putting my crafts stuff away when we have company...people will just
have to accept me and my chaos. My husband has...deal with it people!

* I don't want the Jersey Shore bunch to be on regular TV....because we don't have
cable and I will be forced to do a drive by viewing like a wreak on the freeway.

* For my daughter to come home unexpectedly with her fiance and tell us they're
taking a year off school to trek through Europe to collect soil samples.

* To NEVER make a waxing appointment on Friday the 13th.

* To Ever hear..."I'm sexy and I know it", have you seen these guys...they're not.

* To see my grandsons wearing the saggy pants at any time.

* Due to the Mayan calender...for this to be my last year of life....I need more time to be

* Is for Romney to be president....I want my President to work on Sundays too!

* Is to become a Vegetarian....I enjoy chicken too much and I'd be forced to make 2
dinners because my husband would never go for it.

* For Yellow to be the new black.....I look terrible in yellow...I think most people do.

* For the Kardasians to start acting like normal people....I find them very entertaining.

* Is make a bet with someone and lose and have to pay up.

* To lose my signature tag line to something like...See Ya' Next Time!

I'm Just Sayin'

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Normal

Well, as normal as my life can be after a whirlwind 3 weeks of making merry. It was fun while it lasted and it's a lot of work but well worth it. Thank God (literally) Christmas comes only once a year.

All 3 of my little squirrels are back at school much to their mother's delight

The stairs are almost finished....almost!

and Raquel is safety back in her dorm

And when the dust settled and everything was put away till next time, my dining room looked half way decent...

Now? It's back to my

normal....whatever that is

I'm up to my eyeballs in Spring and Wonderland,
stay tuned....I'm Just Sayin'