Monday, March 26, 2012

Lazy Crafting


ometimes I like very elaborate creations where my mind is challenged by the thought of not knowing where I'll end up creatively, but sometimes...OK, most of the time I'm what you call a lazy crafter. Give me your junk and I'll turn it into a treasure...hence, exhibit A...

Take a Barella Spaghetti Sauce jar, (yeah, I use store bought sauce this time of year and fresh tomatoes in the summer) and spray it red.

Then wind some twine around it and glue it, then, applied a applique on it from a friends wedding dress she gave me and popped a button on it......and L0Ok....

Yup...lazy crafting...exhibit B....

Wrap some vintage sheet music around a cork a few times, cut thin strips, wrap some gold ribbon along with a button and pop one of those hook things on the top (see,I'm so lazy I don't even know what those hook thingies are really called) and I've got a paper tassel

Lazy is as Lazy does...I'm Just Sayin'

Friday, March 16, 2012

Chic Prayer Candles

And why not? Most of us will NEVER afford "couture" fashion, so I might as well create candles that will give you that extra insurance on you wish list. These fashion statements are super easy to create and if I was girl....(you know what I mean) I'd love them for myself...not to mention....

they're Pink

~Happy Pink Saturday to you all~

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fix the Blinking thing already!!!

Don't know my neighbors very well...actual, I don't know them at all. They moved in about 6 years ago, divorced and the lady remarried soon after. So besides the two of them, there is a little girl, I'm assuming theirs, an older girl who I know goes to our local JC and a even older girl with 2 kids of her own who comes and goes....Anyways, I just trying to give you some background so that you can see my point...eventually.

Like I said, they are our neighbors and living in the suburbs we share a common brick wall that divides our backyards. Our kitchens, kitchen window over the sink and back doors are virtually side by side. Their kitchen door and window is almost ALWAYS open...our sink window is never open and we always use our patio door off the den...which is on the opposite side of our house.

About 2 years ago they purchased a new oven...a built in one with the double doors in the wall...just like ours. How do I know this? I saw the truck deliver it and sorta kinda saw a man install it. How? Their kitchen door and window was open as usual. The problem I have and mind's not even a's more like a irritation or hindrance...or perhaps my issue but..


You would think with 4 people living there they would adjust it, heck, I know the teenage girl probably lives on a computer and could easily do it for them, but no, it just blinks and blinks continuously. And if that's not bad enough....they have parties where gads of people, probably smart people who walk in and out of that back kitchen door and stare right into the face of the blinking 12:00....and keep walking. Wouldn't you think that at some point SOMEONE would say, "Hey, Let's adjust this clock".

I know it's easy I adjust ours every time the power goes out....Eric and I sit in our patio (on the opposite side of the house) at night and sure enough, their door is wide open while being highlighted by the blasted blinking 12:00. I've had discussion with him about rigging up a long stick and finagling it into their kitchen and doing it

Like I's probably my issue, I can't control everything, believe me I've tried, but damned if I'm gonna have a blinking 12:00 in my house for 2 minutes...let alone 2 years....I'm Just Sayin'

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pink Saturday

I haven't entered a Pink Saturday in forever...probably because I don't do pink very well and you'd be hard pressed to find it in my house. But, having said that, here are my latest creations for my future shows.....AND THEY"RE PINK!!! Who knew?...

A Mixed Media Jar....using twine at the top, doilie glued on the center and then painted PINK. I attached a vintage PINKISH ribbon on top with a massive rhinestone and VOILA'

Next.....I found this yellow and black hat rack ( i should have taken pics but I get too excited at the prospect of a new project) at a local yard sale and paid $4 for it. The faux crystal knobs are pricey just on their own. I painted it Pink,and commenced to design flowers in a pot as the insert was empty when I bought it. I used scrapbook paper, vintage sheet music, ribbon, felt, buttons and the background is an old rose print sheet I was saving for a rainy day.

I think I exceeded my Pink quota.....I'm Just Sayin'

linking up with How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday...yipeeeee!!!