Monday, November 14, 2011

new treasures

Two parcels from England have arrived these past days and they were full of beautiful art from Cathy Cullis. There is the "Pointy Hat Chap" and he is just so whimsical, he always puts a smile on your face. There is also some stitched work (embroidered) and this one has some vintage mother of pearl buttons and they always intrigue me. There is also some beautiful original art work. I love the bright shock of red in this one. I am always happy to be able to add some of Cathy's art to my collection, now to rearrange things to make a nice display!  see her art on etsy...........

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Clean-up.

It is Fall clean up time around here and there can sometimes be treasures found curbside. Here is what I found today, a toy highchair. It needs a bit of paint, but that's it! It is in excellent condition. Jake was with me all day helping me run errands and you can see just the tip of his nose at  the bottom of the one photo. He is always there to help!..................... now to decide how to paint this darling little chair!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autumn Inspiration

Autumn is here and the weather is cooler. Autumn is always a beautiful inspiration for me to start crafting again. This Summer was so brutal here, (100+ degrees for weeks on end!) and it really zapped me of all energy, especially the creative energy. I want to post my first Fall project. This was mailed overseas and the parcel finally reached it's destination, so I can post the pictures now. It was mailed to a lovely person, she loves nature, the forest, flowers, woodland animals and she creates beautiful jewelry inspired by it all. The forest inspired me to create this. It really was great fun and rewarding to finish it.

Friday, August 5, 2011

pretty sad!

Well I have changed my comment settings so that I will approve all comments made before they are posted for all the world to see. I am sad that I have to do this, but I had some really disgusting comments on my last post by a stranger and I will not give then an audience. So I leave you tonight with a happy picture of my best friend Jake.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

just a quick note

Just a quick note to say that I am able to post comments again. I am so grateful because Blogger is my favorite place to be! (thank you Enchanted Blue Planet for helping me on that one!)

Monday, July 4, 2011

some favorite things

I found that glass enclosed shadow box at a great bargain. I decided to put two of my Cathy Cullis pieces in it. Next to that is my newest piece from Julie Whitmore, an owl beaker that I just love drinking my chocolate strawberry tea from. That old crow is made from a recycled steel drum that I found at one of my favorite summer arts and crafts fairs in Washington. I remember trying to figure out how to get it home since we were on our motorcycle that day. :-)

Saturday, June 4, 2011


We had terrible storms here. We were under a tornado warning and a flash flood warning. I had never seen rain like that before, it came down fast and hard and did not let up for the entire night. The wind was wicked! The floods started around 1:30 am and stopped around 6:00am. When I was able to return home in the morning, I saw this little nest sitting on the side of the road. Some poor bird worked so hard just to have it blown out of it's tree. I hope that all the birds that made this home were alright, or maybe they were finished with it for the season. I had to salvage this and I will keep it somewhere special. This is probably the most perfect and beautiful nest that I have ever found. (and I only pick up ones that are on the ground, I would never take one out of a tree)....... Happily my home was safe from the storm. It is sad that some homes in town were flooded and there was some damage. There was also some damage to crops and farms. No one was hurt and that is the most important.