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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!!

 

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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!