Thursday, April 13, 2017

Super Sick

I am writing this short post from my bed. Seems that I got a secondary infection from the cold that I had earlier this month.

My main goal right now is to take my medicine and get back on my feet. 

Creativity will be on the back burner until I feel much better.

I pray that you have a blessed Easter.

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bread Box Makeover

I found this bread box at a local thrift sale.  It was in really good condition and just needed a good washing before I started its make over.

These are the products I used.  Two shades of chalk paint for main body and gray for the stencil and clear wax.  A stencil and a pretty crystal knob.

I painted the main body of the bread box aqua and the interior and door white.

outside aqua

door white

interior white

I used the Parisian Gray for the stencil.

Then drilled a hole in the center bottom edge to add a crystal knob.  I covered the outside with clear wax and buffed to a low sheen.

That's it all done and ready for its debut in the kitchen.



Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Week in Review


A Day at Daffodil Hill


New Journal with Lots of Bling


A Few Thrift Store Finds in April

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Few Thrift Store Finds in April

I love oval picture frames plus roses, too.  The first little frame is about  4" x  6" and complete with the glass.

And the second frame is a little larger with this adorable rose needlepoint.  Both are in great shape.

These pretty pastel towels are made of linen and oh so pretty for Spring.

I also found a couple of interesting decorative plates.   And best of all one has a rose.

I have been looking for a nice bread box for quite some time and this one is perfect, the door works perfectly .  And it is another  project to refinish.

The best deal of the day was this huge cloth rabbit, about 24"tall.  She was the most expensive item at  $1.75. I  washed her dress and bloomers, now she is ready for an Easter display.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New Journal with Lots of Bling

We went out to lunch today to our favorite Chinese restaurant and on the way home I stopped at Target to grab some nail polish remover.

Well, while passing the markdown end cap I spotted the makings of a really cute journal.  Each piece was under $2.00.  I found the binder, divider pages and envelope pocket pages all at a very large discount.

I love the colors, shiny copper and natural brown paper.  There was also matching Washi Tape.

 There are 6 page dividers and I purchased 3 sets of 3 envelopes.

 Each of the page dividers is a different pattern.

The 9 envelopes I used 2 in front, 2 in back and one between each divider.  The corner of each envelope is dipped in copper, too.

I have matching copper scrapbook paper to use to decorate the front of the binder.

Using my Big Shot I cut out flower petals and glued them to the cover over a free hand stem I cut from the edge of the leftover paper.

I was left with a large section of paper I cut in half and scored to make a pocket for the front and back inside covers.  These I attached with Scor-tape.

I haven't quite decided what to use for the pages.  But once I do I will cut that paper to size and punch  holes to match the binder.

I gently curled the flower petals to give them a little dimension.

I addd a few rhinestone for bling and some bling faux rhinestone trim at the top and bottom of the front cover.

This journal is about the bling.

 Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Day at Daffodil Hill

This past weekend we made the drive to Volcano, CA. 

The drive over was beautiful, too.  Clear, sunny and almost 80 degrees.

Daffodil Hill is about an hour and a half from home.   Every year for as long as I can remember this private ranch in the mountains opens to the public to view their gardens for a few weekends in the Spring.  They have been doing this for at least 3 generations and people from all over California come to visit.

I remember when I was small my Grandfather first took me here.  Not a lot has changed over the years.  But the displays of flowers have grown and the number of visitors have increased.

It is located about 12 miles from the nearest well known road and there was even a highway patrol officer directing traffic there to keep the roads clear and moving because so many people enjoying the flowers.

This year was amazing after all the rains, flowers are blooming everywhere and Daffodil Hill was no exception.

I especially love all the different colors and varieties of blooms at the ranch.

There are some of the old structures still standing.

There was a break in the crowd and I was able to get this shot looking across the hill.

I love this old gnarled tree.

Happy Travels!