Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ballet is Hard

I watch this over and over!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jewelry Cases

I think we all have a list of things we should blog about one day.
This has been on my list for quite some time and I finally took some pictures!
They are hard to photograph as in the daytime I get a window reflection and at night I would have to use a flash or a tripod.
So you see which one you are getting!

Those beautiful pins, bracelets and necklaces that we make in swaps or buy from wonderful jewelry designers..... we really want to have them as art, don't we?

Here are some of mine on my bedroom wall. These are shadowboxes by Martha Stewart that I bought at Michael's a few years ago on sale. I took two pictures of that bottom box open for you....

the 2nd one had the vintage hankie tucked back in....
I see that I uploaded the wrong one.
oh well!
Above is a necklace I bought from Rebecca Sower at Silver Bella.
She still has them in her Etsy shop sometimes.
It is a favorite!!!
Above shows a charm bracelet from a swap I was in on Christian Paper Artists.
The lower bracelet was purchased online from someone!!!
Below are two purchased bracelets...
top one I got at International Quilt Festival
and the bottom one is from Anthropologie.
Below are some pins I got in a QB5 swap. Do you have any jewelry displayed?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Succulent Revival

Last Saturday I was able to shop for about an hour.... so my friend, Olga, and I headed to Revival! It's in Bee Cave, Texas on Hwy 71. They have some great furnishings... but what really captured my heart was their succulents! They had potted them in such fun containers... Here are some pictures of their pottings and some that I potted when I got home. The one at the top... I have had that woman's form vase* for years... it's been waiting for a maternity plant.
That's what the label on the pot said...
but the pictures online look a little different.
Does anyone know?
If you look at succulents on Etsy you'll see that the price is all about the container!There are some on Etsy right now that are in dinosauer planters that are adorable!

I need to go back and add some more plants to each pot....overcrowding seems to be required.

And I need to find some little rocks....

*Malisa commented that she has the same vase! Well.... think not.... she gave it to me in a blog contest a few years ago. Ha! I had forgotten where I got it and she thought she still had it. We are getting a little vintage ourselves! Thanks, Malisa!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wedding Faves!

I've been to a few weddings lately.....
And last night I was at a wedding in Austin, Texas that had the above napkin fold at the reception!
Do you not just LOVE that?
I have not seen that before .... and I've been to a few weddings lately, folks!
Okay..... I found a tutorial for the napkin fold above! Click on tutorial! It works.....I am seeing fancy napkins in my husband's future!
All the women were quite impressed and we all had our iphones out clicking away!
You KNOW I'll be making those!
I'm thinking paper napkins would be realllllllly easy!
Also...... I've been waiting for a chance to share the cake from my niece's wedding
in May.... which was in Plano, Texas...
Don't you love these flowers in/on it!?
and the fact that it was DELICIOUS only added to the experience! The filling had frozen strawberries in it. I need to ask for more details about that! I will not be attempting to reproduce the bottom photo, only the top. All of this and Texas heat to boot*! *This expression has nothing to do with footwear. Boot here is an archaic noun meaning "advantage," and in the idiom has been broadened to include anything additional, good or bad. [c. a.d. 1000]

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Guess What!!!!

Thirty-two years ago I had the sweetest baby girl!
She was so precious and a true gift from God!
Then she met this wonderful guy (let's hope he doesn't read my blog.... )
But he was also a true gift from God...
and they got married!

and.... now..... they are expecting their own true gift from God!

Thought you'd wanna know!

Due in December!!!!

So do you think my art is going to change????

Friday, June 10, 2011

Linky Friday!!!!

you'll need some time for this one!
it's about home, design, children Funky Time
assortment ...but has glitter and lace and yummy stuff

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer TV

Are you watching Million Dollar Decorators on BRAVO on Tuesday nights?
You REALLY must!
It started last week..... they rerun it.... so go look for it and let me know what you think.
It will keep me pacified until PROJECT RUNWAY comes back.
And Flipping Out starts July 6!!!
I hope we see Jeff do more decorating this year....

Monday, June 6, 2011

Spring Baskets

I haven't been creating much lately..... too many things going on in my life right now. But hopefully this week I will get "back to IT"!!! So.... I did play in a Spring Basket Swap hosted by
Patty Absec (you can see them all on her blog)!
She hosted the swap
Christian Paper Artists! Above is what I made... And below is the very wonderful one I received from Mary Underwood!
Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.