Necklace: bumble bee and flower

Thursday, March 27, 2014
And another new one at Sweet Patina. I was a tad sad to let this one go... It would certainly be great with my outfit today! It reminds me of a bumble in search of the perfect flower.

New Beauts: pollen on the pond

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I just put in some new long and short to Sweet Patina last Friday. Here is one for purchase. Love the colors! It reminds me of the pollen/film on my pond outside. It is some new breed of something and even though I feel bad for the ducks swimming through it, it really is quite a nice color. 

10th birthday party

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Last week, we had a 10th birthday party at mi casa. I used the colors out of the napkins for the decor and tried to keep it simple. I had to clean AND decorate. 

This garland took longer than I had hoped so I made him a tad short. I used felt and cut out of the tens and squares and sewed them all together. Our theme was 10. 

I made little signs for each type of food we had. We had a mexican supper so there were lots of toppings. I like that the numbered signs weren't perfect. I like the homemade look for some things. 

And here is our food. The vase of flowers was a glass bottle I painted for a quick pop of color. Easy and I liked. 

For the dining room, I didn't do much but used the same felt from the above garland and made tens to hang from the ceiling. I also used fabric I already had in my stash to cover the table and bought tulips for the center. Tulips are a nice change ( they don't really grow around here in the muggy heat) and they are happy. 

Happy 10th birthday!

an original necklace

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Hot off the presses! Another new one that will be taken to Bedfellows this week. Only one day left, so I guess that means tomorrow!

Remember these:new necklaces

Monday, March 10, 2014
Remember the necklaces I used to make? :)
Yes, I do still make them and sell them but just have had other interests lately plus I have little hands and mouths that have other intentions for beads.

However, I am putting in a few new ones at Bedfellows. 

This necklace, along with a few others, are for sale at Bedfellows. Come and see!

quilting in progress

Friday, March 7, 2014
Slowly coming together... still not sure what I am making...

knit 1, purl 2

Thursday, March 6, 2014

 This was the first thing I ever knit. My grandmother, not the governors daughter but the school teacher, taught me when I visiting her a few years ago. I am so glad I asked her to show me. She passed a way a couple of years ago and in going through her belongings, I realized how many traits I got from her. 

She loved to create things with her hands and provide beauty in the everyday. She kept her own cut and paste recipe book and kept every art supply she used. 

I sat on the navy love seat and she rocked, both quiet, until I missed a stitch. Knit 1, Purl 2. I knit in the car passing over the Chesapeake, I knit on the airplane quickly and with sweaty palms to distract me from the nerves, and then I knit when I got back to my own home. I cherish that time we had together. 

And I look back, and what is this? It started as a scarf but as one can see,I was new to the idea of knitting. A scarf for a giant. But, he would be a warm giant:)

Before and After: chair

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

So excited! My chair has returned. 

This was the before:

And here is the after! The fabric is a papaya and cream small hounds tooth. She is sitting in a holding area until I move things around but I had forgotten how comfy she is. I might need to move her in front of the tv for Nashville on Wednesday. Yeah, I like that show. 

Ok, happy Shrove Tuesday. 


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