Tuesday, June 29, 2010

First Outing


It was a beautiful day in Iowa so we took a little outing.....




Mama was nervous but the babies were curious....






Exploring....they were actually wobbling around....testing little shaky legs





Happy birthday to you Nosey.....2 years old today.....your mama picked us to live with too.....






How can you not love this....





Monday, June 28, 2010

Gett'n in trouble...

Can you tell I am obsessed with my babies????
I sneak out constantly trying to catch Mama away from the babies..... I have to enjoy them now because THEY WILL be going to new homes.....




No matter how quiet I am she has a darn good radar!!









the babies like me though!!!!!



But, I am getting them in trouble......











Need to find them a bigger box...they will be falling out way too soon!



Sunday, June 27, 2010

Keep'n Time

I have been playing with old watch cases thanks to Jill Ruth's inspiration. I think I will be doing some of these for shows this fall...
























This is for my "other Mother".....this watch was her mom's and she wanted to pass it along to her granddaughter....hope you enjoy Gracie!



JUICY...... Junk Le Bells June



Several years ago I used juice lids for a project and still had a whole box of them sitting here. Since I always seem to paint my Junk Le Bells project I wanted to offer something that all you non painters could do.


My updated version of juice lids.



Bells and wire...





Crochet and bells...





I used an awl and hammer to make my holes. I just did top/bottom then side/side. Divide again and then once again ---I had 16 holes. Paint the rims your desired color. I sized the pictures to fit the inside rim and used mod podge to put them on. Once they were dry I sealed the top with mod podge again.




My crochet trim : round one single crochet into the hole and then 4 chain. My 2nd round was 1 single, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 double, 1 single on each chain.




I had to use some paint of course! I used a Lt coco to help stiffen the crochet thread. Then to accent I used a brown wash around the the outside edges.

Rusty bells sewn on every other one.


I painted on some white glue and sprinkled with cinnamon for the rusty look...

For the bell edge I just took a length of rusty wire and wove in around the edge putting a bell on each hole.



I used a fat handle to wrap the wire around to make my hanger and then curled the ends into spirals. I finished them off with a quick spritz of glitter spray for a little extra bling.


My next batch.... I used gold spray paint on these....now how to finish the edges....


I am linking to
Junkle Bells

Keeping It Simple

UndertheTableandDreaming

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

PURR.........

The babies are growing....





















Mama is very watchful but, she is letting me pet her!


When you get dumped...



ON.............















You get in your canoe







and paddle around your yard!


3.5" in 30 min......

Sunday, June 20, 2010

PriOR LiVeS PaRTy











I wanted to join in Leslie's party so I got to looking around to see what treasures I have re-purposed. This is one of my favorites I have hanging in my garden themed bathroom.

I can't take credit for the shelf. I purchased it from an elderly gentleman who came up with this great idea for all those discarded wooden shelves we see at the thrift stores.




The jars filled with favorite dried herbs are topped with raffia.








The old garden rake finished off with a sprig of daisy's and one of my vintage handkerchiefs.





Go see the rest of the party.....Prior