Friday, February 14, 2014

My most favorite Valentine card in the world~~~~~~~

Dreamy, right? It's a Nister card and fairly delicate. I added the maroon ribbon in order to hang it in my studio.
Wishing you all a positively lovely Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A new button box creation and a fun swap~~~

It's a wallpapered button box! I love making these little boxes so much....just take a simple papier mache box in whatever shape you like and put some lovely vintage wallpaper on's transformed!

This photo shows the one I just made and one I made a few years ago. I put a small hole in the lid to house my string which I seem to use every day. You can also put some ribbons or seam binding in it.

I spotted this shabby wallpapered box in a lovely etsy shop. I could never in a million years have enough of these boxes! They are the perfect storage in my studio.

This shop owner was a dream to work with and we actually ended up swapping items to each other and it was so much fun.

She's happy, and I'm happy.
Off to create some more boxes...hope you're staying busy!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Staying put.....and not by choice.

So we've had freezing rain today on top of all the snow. We decided to go a very short distance to have lunch at a favorite restaurant.....opened our garage door and our cherry trees lining our driveway have so much ice on their branches that they are literally a foot from the ground! Backing my car into them would surely damage both them and my car so we're staying in.


More brrrrrr.....I tried to capture the amount of ice that is covering our wrought iron fence.

Pretty icicles all the way down....

We're watching the olympics (well, some of us are). I'm getting antsy so have decided to get started on a project that I've been wanting to do for a long time now. I bought this wooden house at a thrift store a few years ago now and while it's perfectly charming as-is I know it can be so much more.

I have big plans for it......

This is a piece that will remain in my home when finished. It's quite large and I think it will be a cool statement piece.
I hope you're all staying warm, next week I'll be back to share my latest obsession. I think it's almost time for an intervention!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Oh my goodness, what is all this white stuff I'm standing in~~~~~

I know I put a spoon under my pillow last night, and I even turned my p.j.'s inside worked, it worked!

And it's such a lovely, fluffy snow too!
Happy, happy!