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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Garden Angel

Where has the time gone!! I haven't posted on my blog since forever.  It doesn't mean I 
haven't been busy!  I got caught up in all the summer activities.  One is working in my garden.  I had some old shutters in the basement that I wanted to do something fun with.  I really do need a Garden Angel since I don't have a green thumb 


My hubby helped me put this together.  The wings are made from some old boards and the Dollar Store has some garden gate things that you can cut apart.  They worked perfectly to add some interest to the wings. 

Then I went to the Christmas Tree Shop and bought the little bird house and the bird.  I love
how it came together.  

I had an old grapevine wreath that I let soak in the bathtub overnight so I could shape it 
around the circle of wood that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I do really like how she came out!!

I have also been making some birthday cards for family.  The one below is for my youngest sister!  Her birthday is today!  This card is an SVG file from Dreaming Tree.  I used some feathers I had in my stash for her hat.   Don't you love her earrings!

The cards below are made from a 3D Papercraft kit that I ordered from Amazon.  It is by Mabel Lucie Attwell and comes with all the layers ready to assemble.  There are several different designs but the kissing kids are my favorite. 

The side view shows the 3D look. 

I also made the card below from that kit.  My Daughter turned 40 this year ( hard to believe)
so I thought this card would be cute for her. 

Sorry this post is so long but I wanted to get back into the groove of posting to my blog again.  One of 
the things keeping me busy is - My sisters and I have started a new blog store!   We have several of our repurposed and handmade items in the store.

You can check it out here-

Hope everyone is happy and healthy and having a fabulous summer!  I know I am!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

March update


Wow!  It has been awhile since I posted here!  The time has just flown by
in Florida.  Hubby and I have been playing alot of golf! I have also been 
doing a lot of repurposing too! I got some glass candlesticks at Goodwill and used them
as the base for the birdhouses pictured above.  The birdhouses themselves were on a 
chandelier I had made and used here in Florida.  But the wasps down here decided they
liked making their hives in these little houses so I had to change them out.  I used
the birdhouses to make these cute candlestick homes.  I did have fun decorating them with some moss
from Hobby Lobby.

I did jump on the bandwagon and make a tin can pocket.  I used the canned
Brown Bread can and then decoupaged the cute bird paper from Tim Holtz.  I love
how it came out.  The plus is my hubby loves Brown Bread!!



My sister in law got a new chandelier for her dining area.  They gave me what they
took out!!  I spray painted it pink- looks very Floridian. The picture below shows what
it looked like before I made changes to it!

May Update:  Wow!  I had this post ready to go in March and didn't post it !!  We
are now home in Maine.  What a shock - the weather had been cold.  But this coming week
it should be in the 60's!!  I will have a new post soon!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Happy New Year!

I am a little late with my Happy New Year but not that late.  The card above was an SVG file from My Scrap Chick.  I love this card and it is so easy to put together. I think it screams Florida too!

I have been busy stenciling out outdoor patio.  I wanted to put and
outdoor rug out there but it doesn't get alot of sun so I didn't think I
would ever dry out.  So decided to stencil it!  I do love how it came out.
My knees are grateful that I finished it!!  Had to paint the cement with a
light gray first then stencil it. 


I decided to try my hand at making gnomes again. I used to
use rice in making the bodies but I used polyfil on these and
I find it a bit easier.  These are my Valentine Gnome girls. 

The nose is a tennis ball that is covered in panty hose. 

One girl has pig tails and the other has braided pig tails.  The hair
is from a Dollar Tree mop!
I will post again soon to show you the Gentlemen gnomes my
sister and I made while Connie was here visiting.  We had a fun visit ! While
they were here we went to Disney World for a week.  I will post some pictures 
of our trip too!  Take care and stay healthy!

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Christmas 2021


I have been busy getting ready for Christmas and working on some home decor items! The above picture is an old steamer basket that I took apart and fashioned into a Christmas tree!! I plan to spray paint it white and add a ribbon. I am not sure what I am going to attach it to but will update you with a picture when it's completed. 

I used Dollar Tree wine glasses to make this candlestick.  We went to the beach and collected shells for the base. The candle is from Dollar Tree too!!

I did make a birthday card for our son in law this month too!! Masculine cards are tough for me but this truck seem to work well!! 

Finally, I wanted to brighten our patio just a bit. So we painted it a light gray! Next, I am going to stencil a rug for it! I will post pictures once I have finished it!

I wanted to make sure I got the chance to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Craft Fair

I love making this embroidery hoop wreath! My hubby attaches it to a base and then I have fun decorating it! I used Tim Holtz lights all around it!!  My sister's and I are busy getting for a Holiday Craft Fair for November 6th!  I am excited to see how busy the fair will be.  It's at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland- they have a lot of vendors and they also sell some great pastries during the event. 

  This lighted Nativity Star is from 3D Cuts! I purchased an SVG from 3Dcuts  and it comes with a great tutorial! I have made 4 of these in different colors. 


            This candlestick holder is made from a wine glass turned upside down.  I added a pretty glass vase on top to hold a tea light.  You can put anything you want in the base of the glass. 

Here are a few more Wine Glass Candlesticks.  It is fun coming up with 
ideas to fill the base of the glass.  

The picture above has a pine cone and some greenery with berries in the base.  I am planning
on selling these at the craft fair tomorrow but if they don't sell ...those are coming home with me
to use for the holidays. 

My last picture depicts the Nutcracker Suite story.  The base is made from train tracks that I attached
wooden half circles to the tracks.  I spray painted the whole thing white.  I love how it turned out.
We have the craft fair tomorrow and I will be packing for our trip to Florida!!  I am excited for 
this new adventure!!  It takes us about 3 days to drive to North Port but I love the stops we make along
the way.   My next post will be coming from sunny Florida!!  Take care!!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Home Decor items

I have been working on Home Decor items this month! My sisters and I are going to have a booth at the Italian Heritage craft fair in November!  Time to think of Christmas projects!

I should mention that I got the Lighted Angel in the picture above from
Special Heart Studio!  It was a free SVG and Gjoa has instructions too! You can check it out here-


The lantern above was purchased at a yard sale. I removed the glass and painted it red! Just added some greenery to it and done!!

I have had this bird cage forever! I painted it black and added some candles and greenery. You can't tell but I have fairy lights in it too!


This was a wooden plate I bought at Goodwill. I painted this black and used my Cricut to cut out the saying in Vinyl.  I love how it came out!!

I saw this idea on Pinterest.  Embroidery hoops were used to make wedding centerpieces.  Why not use them for Christmas! My hubby screwed the bottom to a block of wood and I stained them. I just added Christmas decorations to them! I will add ribbon to them too!

I think this one is my favorite! I plan on making a few more! 
It's hard to believe the summer is over although the weather is nice here! I am playing golf today with friends! Hope your day is full of fun too! Talk soon!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

September already!!


Here are a few Halloween projects that I worked on for our upcoming craft show in Kennebunk!! The Santa and Frankenstein are candy bar wrappers! I purchased the digital file from Laurie Furnell on Etsy! Her artwork is fabulous!!!

The Bat and Count Dracula are also candy bar wrappers! They are both SVG files that I purchased from My Scrap Chick! That is alao a wonderful site to browse for great products! So creative!!

Don't you love this little turkey! I have put a tealight in the back that makes this guy just glow! This was a free svg file from Dreaming Tree! My favorite site for awesome files!! You can use this as a card or as a placeholder!! It will look great on my Thanksgiving table!!
Hope everyone is safe! It is hard to see all the heartbreak and damage from hurricane Ida! 
My prayers are with those who have been affected! I have been busy papercrafting but also working on home decor items!  I will share photos of those in my next post! Stay safe!!!