Monday, December 27, 2010

check out the Blog Guidebook!

I hope you had a blessed Christmas like I did, spending time with family & friends!
I can't believe the year is nearly over, can you?! Where did it go?? The start of a new year means it's time for a new calendar as well. I happened upon the cutest blog and calendar!

 They offer a free listing to all bloggers!
They are also offering a beautiful FREE calendar that you can download & print out!

go here to download!
Thanks so much, Blog Guidebook!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

and now my table sings!

 I've finally gotten to re-doing this hand-me-down coffee table that sits in our front living was that dated blond wood color in that classic early '90s style that I see re-done all over blogland.

Here it is before. Lovely. I know.

And here it is now!! All dressed up in vintage sheet-music!
 I absolutely love it! I gave it a good coat of primer, followed by
a few coats of Krylon Ivory gloss spray paint (I didn't want it glossy, but I knew I'd be glazing/antiquing so
that would make it have a more satin finish).
Then I carefully selected the sheets of music (which I bought a BIG bag of recently at a garage sale for a steal) I wanted to Mod Podge on the top. I purposely chose
ones with varied tones from light ivory color to a really aged tan color.
I also chose some with titles and words that were pretty and some with just music notes so it would be varied.

some detail of the sheet music...

then I mixed up a grayish/tanish glaze to antique it...

I'm SO glad I got around to doing this! It's

linking this up at~

I'm submitting this post to Miss Mustard Seed's
Copy Me Challenge
go take a look! I'd love to win!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

a few Fall accessories

These are some cute things I've been working on...

I just LOVE this sweet burlap pumpkin...

and the vintage "give thanks" tag on it.

I used a real branch that was nice & chunky for the stem. The first "stem"
I was going to use, my dog thought was a chew toy for her...

I added a little muslin "leaf" stamped with old script..

now a little accessory for me...
a tweed rosette pin

I love the unravelled edges...

this flower would be too cute on a jacket, hat, on a ribbon as a belt...I can't WAIT!

and this burlap lovliness...
a "harvest" pennant banner
just like the pumpkin, it needed a few little "leaves"

I wanted the letters to look like they were painted on there ages ago...
love it on the mantle...
sadly for me, this won't go on my mantle because...
all of these I made to go in my friend's booth.

You can find them all and more allie~millie designs
at Serendipity Market in Edmond, OK!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

allow me to introduce you...

to two of my little friends :)

 my friend, who has a booth at a craft/home decor/gift store, is graciously allowing me
to try out putting some of my things in her booth! I'm going to put these
two little guys in there.

Friday, September 24, 2010

vintage sheet music tray

I've had this tray that I got from the thrift store for about $2.00, like a year ago, waiting for me to finish it.
I had mod podged some paper to it a while back, but decided to take it a different route.

I just spray painted right over the other paper and printed out some vintage sheet music.
The "French Opera" music (and probably some of the others) came from The Graphics Fairy, of course.
added a sweet little nest stamp...
it's not perfect and I love it that way
a little light distressing on the edges and corners....

I {love} it!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

fun, new frames in my shop!

I'm slowly adding these
to my Etsy shop!

I just love them and the best part is....nothing to break!
I love to have pictures on low tables but I've had numerous frames break and then you have
broken glass to deal with...

The simplicity also adds to it's charm but the fancy bow with buckle
gives it a twist.

Go on, give it a peek :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

these little goodies will make you a better cook..

Okay, well maybe not. But, they will be fun to look at while you do slave away over a hot stove!

They're now available in my Etsy shop!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

attention shop owners!

You must check out Remodelaholic!

She's kind enough to offer Etsy shop owners and the like, post about their shop!

my shop is blooming

I just recently listed some new fabric flower pins/corsages and I'm so excited about them!

I LOVE the way this one turned's made of a muted blush-y,
almost peachy pink chiffon fabric.
I listed it without a pin or clip, that way you could tell me what you want
or add your own!

look how cute it would look on a multiple chain/pearl necklace!

I can't tell you how much I love this fabric, I think I'll go buy the rest of the bolt!

I also listed a multi-textured black flower with a pin back. I used satin, tulle,
and pieces of a mohair sweater!
~like how I made my daughter be my model?!~

It will be fab for this fall/winter with the sweater-y texture...
and super cute on a long strand of beads as well!
go on, get them for a gift...or for yourself :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

vacation fun with Mickey

I'm getting back into the swing of things after our two-week long trip to sunny Florida and our first time to Walt Disney World! We had the BEST time and I'm so thankful we got to go and spend that time together and make lots of new memories. We've been back for about three weeks and the girls are still talking about it!
Our first stop was Pensacola. We go there every year, but this time was a bit different seeing all of these down at the public beach parking area.
We didn't see any oil blobs at all and the beach was as beautiful as ever....
Our girls love the beach!
We loved Minnie!
Disney World was wonderful and it was so fun for me as a mom to see how magical it was for them. Even my 12-year-old!
They took this in Magic Kingdom while waiting for the fireworks to begin.
Can you tell it was like a sauna?? It was SO hot, I've never experienced humidity like that,
even in New Orleans in August!
Our last day at the parks!

Then we went to Crystal River and did some scuba diving/snorkeling!
Millie snorkeling!
Allie and I scuba diving!
Daddy/daughter diving!

When we started the long drive back to Oklahoma, we decided we'd go through Memphis,
do some sight-seeing there and of course, have some delicious bar-b-que!

The first thing we did was go here...
to the National Civil Rights Museum where Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed.
It was very interesting and extremely moving...

We saw the famous Beale Street...
Jeff and I'd like to go back there and hang out...sans children!

When I saw an ad for this
I had to make the family go see it because I LOVE old cemeteries!
This is the Elmwood Cemetery and has veterans from even the Revolutionary War buried there.
It was beautiful...
I just wanted to share a bit of our wonderful vacation. I just love spending time with these
people I live with :)

Since being back, I finished a little something that I'd started on. I made Allie be my model :)
I used some pieces of vintage jewelry, fabric flowers that I made and seam binding for the tie.
I had though that I would use more of the pieces of jewelry I had, along the chain but I couldn't figure
out a way that I liked it so I left it like this. What do you think?
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