Sunday, March 6, 2011

Coffe Table x 2

 After several months of contemplating, searching and shopping I finally took the plunge and bought a new coffee table.....well actually 2 coffee tables!
 We loved our other round black table but it just took up too much room in our not-so-large living room.   Then on the other hand it was perfect for resting your feet on.   No more foot resting on these!   The extra room won out.
Decided it was long past time to get my Valentine decorations down and a little too early for Easter so got out an old book and started crumpling up book pages. 
 I suppose the normal person would just put flowers in this little burlap bucket.....
 Took some book pages and twisted them into some flowers.
 While out shopping at one of my favorite shops in Mesa, FOUND, I picked up this cute little silver dish.  It kinda looks like one of those old trophies don'tcha think.
 Seems like everyone is making these coffee filter I couldn't be left out!
Now I'm going to curl up on the sofa with a warm blanket and a movie and hope this crappy sore throat goes away before it grows into something worse.  I do feel a nap coming on!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Sending out Happy Heart's to all you Valentine Lovers!!
Hubby surprised me tonight by taking me out for a scrumptious dinner.  I had mentioned several weeks ago that I would like to eat at Cafe' Boa sometime.  Amazingly he remembered!!  Can't figure out how he can't remember where the car is parked, or if he closed the garage door...but he can remember a nonchalant  comment I made....probably while he was watching a ball game on TV too!  Hey, whatever, he DID remember and I love him for that!  After 35 yrs. of marriage he still has it!  Now all would be perfect IF I looked the the girlie above.......oh well, guess I'll climb into my flannel jammies and finish watching the Grammy Awards cuddled up next to my sweet Hubby!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another Necklace

This is the last of the necklaces I made from old jewelry of my moms, aunt and some of mine. I really love the blue colors in this piece.  When I finished it I knew that I would be giving it to my daughter Bre.  It looked like her.  Pretty and simple and striking.
 I love the old vintage flower earrings in this.
I will admit that it was hard to give this one up!  
Now it's time to get into my jammies, drink my hot cocoa and read my new magazines.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Rabbit Trail

I know I'm a little early, but even though I "love" Valentine's Day (I have all my V-day decorations up to prove it), I still couldn't resist creating a little Easter fun while my friend Vicki was here.  We only had 6 days to try to cram in every craft we could.  She had never worked with paperclay before so thought this would be a great time to teach her.
Here she is working on covering her paper box.  
This is the beginnings of mine.
The creation of the rabbit's head just kind of evolved out of my head!
I didn't really know how it was going to turn out.  We started with an egg-shaped styrofoam form and a couple bent in half pipe cleaners for ears.  DON'T use pipe cleaners with paperclay.  It doesn't stick well.  But we forced it until it finally obeyed!
What a relief for me when the final product turned out so dang cute!
 I covered my rabbit head with fine glitter.
Vicki used mica.
Guess I better hurry and eat up the rest of the Valentine M&M's so I can get the Easter candy out soon!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Everything is coming up Valentines

Vintage music paper, pink thread, french ribbon and a little stuffing....and TA-DA: a sweet Valentine!  I made this up quick but it packs a big impression.  They look so cute nestled around my old camera. 
 You can create your own version of these hearts with any paper and ribbon.  Wouldn't these be cute in apothecary jars?  Hmmm, I may have to make a few more and do just that!
Tomorrow I return to work after several weeks off so I must head to bed.  You know, that beauty sleep thing and all.....even though when I wake up and look in the mirror I still don't see any new beauty.  Still can't figure out how that works!  Any-who, gotta run.  Have a great weekend.
Will be back in a couple days with another new creation!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Playing Hearts!

 My long-time, dear, dear friend, Vicki, is here visiting me this week from Washington.  She is my true creative soul sister.  I was so excited to have her come and planned several crafting sessions for us to do.  Last weekend we headed up to Mesa, AZ to take this Valentine wreath class at Mystic Paper from the talented Connie-K.
 We used a styrofoam heart-shaped wreath, vintage dictionary pages cut into scallop-edged circles, vintage sheet music and glittered chipboard letters covered in glitter.  She brought each of us an old painted picture frame. 
 We attached this cute crystal ball on the bottom of the frame with ribbon.
 The paper circles were attached with white corsage pins.
 Pretty cute, huh?
Now I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to hang it.  Sorry to make this so short, but this is our last full day to craft and I don't want to miss a minute of it.  Vicki's already sitting at the table ready to begin...mus-int keep her waiting!
Still have lots more to show you...stay tuned!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Burlap and More

 This is a continuation of the creations I made for the baby shower my daughter is putting on next month.  This burlap bag with dollar store doily embellishment and twine tie will probably be hung on her front door.  I just bought some artificial vines and twigs and stuck them in.  Wish I could say that I made that cute picture behind it!
 Burlap banner in baby's name.
These little bags will be used to hold the game prizes.
 Here's my first coffee filter wreath.  I added my handmade bookpage flowers and a glittered "H".  These wreaths are really fun to make.  I think they would be cute hanging all year long.
 We decided we needed to use this cute stork on something so I bought a small hat box at Michaels, covered it with the script scrapbook paper, topped it with some moss and bird's nest with eggs and feathers and stuck the stork on top.  I picked up a package of mini babies in the baby shower section, wrapped one with a little blue ribbon and glued it to the stork's beak.  
TA-DA....a cute table decoration!
Can't wait to see the table when it is all set and ready to go.  Wish I was going to be there for this fun party.  Meanwhile, I am back in AZ and my daughter is finally starting to feel better.  My dear, dear friend, Vicki, flew in two days ago from WA to spend 6 days with me.  We are crafting, shopping and eating out.  Basically having a blast together!
Wait until you see what we made's "LOVE"-erly!!!!
stay tuned