Monday, April 30, 2012

Let The Gardening Begin

 This is my fairy garden so far. You are going to need to click on it to see the little things.
                  Second tier.

 AND THESE!!!!  Aren't they exquisite!   They look sort of magical, don't they? I got everything from Eileen at Wild Thyme and Gifts
Too bad you don't live in Redding. If you do, then Hie thee there.

Window Treatment

Lexie has decided it is her third Lookout Post.  She thinks she's a cat.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bathroom Humor?

 These photos are of a bathroom in my house.  It was renovated five years ago.
 The shower is large and needs no door.
 The green shampoo and cream rinse containers below, I bought because I thought the color would compliment the room.  I did not like the shampoo nor the cream rinse.
For five years, I have been filling these bottles with my shampoo and rinse, using a funnel.  Could I be obsessed?  Do you think that I should seek help from a professional?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Hope Those Regretsy People Don't Find Out It's Barnwood!

 This is my new aquisition.  I got it at the Roses and Rust  Antiques and Craft Show earlier this month.  I have since been auditioning things to live in the shelves.  This is how it stands today.
 I decided to put things I love in the shelves; excluding humans, of course.  Above is my representation of  the gardener in me.  I made the doll for a MEME when I first started blogging.  Her name is Penelope Printemps. 
 This shelf represents my love of fabrics and sewing. When Miss Martie was a little girl I sewed everything she wore.  Now I just make things.  I am working on a quilt, and probably will still be working on it when I leave this world. Oh! I must put a piece of it here. I found this little sewing machine at the Oregon Street Antique Place.  I had one EXACTLY like it when I was a little girl.
 This shelf explains my email address.  Tap dancing with a group of people, making a rhythmic pounding clatter is the most fun you can have standing up.  The silver case is my stage make-up case.  We did Variety Shows to raise $ for our school district, under the direction of a genius named Tim Nelson, who had the ability to make silk purses out of sow's ears.
       Puppy dogs.  ((((Love))))   My angels.
Those Regretsy people would make fun of the barn wood shelf here.  For some reason barn wood sets them off!  I'm a-skert of those people! 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Put It All Together And It's....

These are items I am using to create my next project.  Watch this space for the finished product.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lady Bug! Lady Bug! Fly To My Home! I'll Make You A Paper Flower!

 Aphids. Yum.  Would you believe it? Ants were colonizing my (What do you call these?) I read somewhere that ants keep aphids to "milk" like cattle?  Can this be true?
 So I went to the lady bug store and got a pint of them.  Lady bugs LOVE aphids.
 But first I went to Michael's and got this new toy with my 50% off coupon.  It chops out these strips and you roll them up to make a flower.  Below are the first two flowers I made, but something wasn't right.  All of the petals seemed to be clumped together in three clumps. SO.  I read the directions. (When all else fails...)  OH!  It said to chop out two strips and glue them together Off-Set, then roll them up around a pencil.  I used a bit of glue, too. 
 It is probably better to let the glue dry between. each step, but I'll never know that.  It has been established that I am not the patient type. 
This one is much better!  I made a few stamen for the center.  Now What shall I do with them?  Let's see...  They'll look pretty on a wrapped gift.  Is it anyone's birthday?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

If You Can Correctly Guess

 What I made this with, I'll send it to you.
Whitmore family excluded.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Favorite Word Is "Slather"

 I bought an ugly painted metal thing at Ross for practically nothing.
 Then I began to glue stuff to it. Then I glued some more stuff to it.
 Then, because I am nothing if not obsessive, I glued some more stuff to it.
Finally after a month of gluing stuff, (actually I used Mod Podge), I decided it was finished.
So. What do you think?

Thursday, April 5, 2012