LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Monday, August 31, 2015

BEACH TIME

 
 
We had a wonderful family vacation a few weeks ago.
Lots of family from Nevada and Arizona.
Nieces and cousins.
Our Figgy and our Little Olivia.
Olivia enjoying some beach time with her toys.

Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BURLAP ROSES

 
My Figgy and I created these burlap roses for our hoedown barbeque party.
We think they came out pretty good.
I found a tutorial on You tube. 
Just search on You tube "burlap roses" and you will find many tutorials.
I think I am going to grunge some of these up and possibly orange and black glitter, Halloween is right around the corner.  I think these would make nice gifts for those swaps I will be doing with special friends.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FANTASTIC FIND

 
I found this very large (approx.) 11 x 17 very old photograph.
I stopped by my pharmacy last week and near there was a few boxes (free).
I went on over to find this picture in a box.  I could not believe it, well I could for it has a rip, you can probably see that here.
I will be putting this in my craft room, so it doesn't matter to me about the tear.

 
Do you see the date?  I believe the year has to be 1892, don't believe it is 1992 ha, ha....
I was so pleased with my free find.
Have you found any free items lately?
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PRIMITIVE VIGNETTE

 
This is one of my primitive vignettes on the screen porch by the door.
The item that all of the goodies are in is a handmade dust pan.
This dust pan was created by my father in law, Jimmy.
It is made with a brass mailbox with a brass handle soldered to the mailbox, this swivels (I guess that is what it does) anyhow, this is the best I can describe the construction, genius...
It has a bunch of random things in it.
The brush, watering can piece and, antique hammer  was Jimmy's as well.
There is a horseshoe, a couple of wooden ice fishing jiggers, these belong to Mr. Nook.
I added a vine wreath and bird house and a button garland I made some years back.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I LOVE OLD

I love Old.
I love most everything that is old.  I do not know why I do, just drawn to it I guess.
I thought I would share with you my Pinterest Board
Seriously, don't you just love this old bear?
Credit on photo on the board
Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

STICK PINS

 
In the past I have created stick pins and holders for some of them.
Most of these pins have gone to swap partners.
Have you tried creating these?
Well, if you do,  I want you to know they are very addicting and a blast to make.
Just like the snippet rolls it is a wonderful way to use up those tiny pieces of scrap.



If you do decide to create some of these, please do let me know I would like to take a look at your creations.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

Saturday, July 25, 2015

HATS, HAT BOXES AND HAT PINS

I thought I would share with you my "Hats, Hat boxes and Hat Pins"
Pinterest board.
I love vintage hats and have two or three of them.
I hope you enjoy
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele