Tuesday, April 27, 2010

25 Years of Wedded Bliss

Today is our 25th wedding anniversary. Whew! for a girl who thought she would always be single it is hard for me to believe.

Love you Frankie

This is one of my favorite snapshots of us in Maui 1993 in our matchy, matchy outfits and our fanny packs really make a fashion statement don't you think? :}

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Love FREE Stuff!!!

I went garage sale shopping last weekend....I bought some "good stuff" I'll show you in another post but along the way there was one house that decided it was time to close up shop and left some STUFF on the driveway saying FREE....Of course I could not pass up a chance at FREE so I took a look and did take a few things that really I did not need but it was FREE :}

One thing was this plastic wreath...I'm sure it was beautiful when they first bought it but I thought "hey a little spray paint and I can reuse it for awhile for fun".

I took off the ribbon and the "grassy" stuff and sprayed it white and then I spent a rainy afternoon modge podging the pears on the wreath with dictionary pages. After that I painted the berries a golden orange color and edged some of the leaves with the same color. I then took a tissue sheet from an old pattern and twisted it into a bow and glued it on.

Ta Da a little spring wreath for the door. I bet at Christmas I could spray the leaves red and use it for the holidays....but by then I am sure I will find more FREE stuff I can re-purpose.

April showers bring May flowers............can't wait.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Altering Book at Art Meetup

Second Tuesday of the month and we all gathered at my home to "play". There were 7 of us with two new faces. It's always nice to meet new people and see what they are doing. Welcome Mary Jane and Julie.

Of course, I was having so much fun that I didn't take out my camera until after a few had left and I lost the chance to take pictures of their beautiful work in their books...typical of me. I always have fun hosting art meetup and talking and playing.

Anyway, here's what I took. June did a bunny book of all the bunnies she has had. June is new to altering and I like to try and get her to RiP and iNk and StAin and she resists as she knows what she likes. It came out so nice.......thanks for not listening to me tee hee

Her friend, Julie who she knows through "Ushering". Ushering - volunteer to Usher at plays like at Old Town and Balboa Park and then you get to watch the play for free. Julie is new to the group but I can tell from her book she is no stranger to altering. She already had a cute pocket made in her book and some painting. The pages I saw looked lovely.....thanks for coming Julie!

I was happy to see our friend Jane, bringing everything but her kitchen sink ha ha Jane said she had already started a book quite awhile ago so she felt good about getting it out again and adding to it.

Her pages and touches were beautiful......man I got to get my camera working so you can all see the detail of the art being made......so beautiful.

Have Stuff Will Art...my saying for the rest of the month!! Be artful and enjoy!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Decorating for Art Meetup

I was outside this morning before the rain came through doing some weeding and trying to make a lane to front door cause I have been doing some furniture painting and have made a mess...but my furniture painting escapades are for a later post :}

I was cleaning out the front porch and decided it was time for a new "vignette" so when the ladies arrive for Art Meetup tomorrow they will be greeted with a new look.

I do feel Blessed for my friends and their inspiration. Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Finally!!! I Soldered SoMeThInG``

About a month ago I took a soldering class with Rita at the Mermaid Mercantile. I had such a good time, you can see my project here.

I have been trying to do a soldering project but "things" have gotten in the way. Yesterday, I drug out my soldering tools and took this tiny bottle I found and an earring and tried my hand at soldering. I had a good time and look forward to clearing the table and doing more....thanks Rita :}

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

I wanted to show you this cute little Easter sign that Sandy from Sandy's Creations made and sent to me allllll the way from Canada. She also sent candy but I can't show you that....all gone :} It was a delightful surprise and oh so cute...thanks Sandy, you're the best!

I truly feel Blessed to have friends and family that support and love me. I hope you have a great Easter and a fun week.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Junk in My Trunk

This is NOT an April Fool's joke just sounds like it :}

Okay, Okay it's not what you think! In the last post I talked about attending the opening of the Urban Barn and I was thinking.....(eeeek!! I'm thinking again!)

I am addicted to shopping for "junk" and vintage items especially at my local thrift stores. I bring home "things" that I think I could create with but it's more like when can I ever create with EVERYTHING I've brought home?

So, I thought who could be my best customer....vendors!!! They are always on the lookout for things to create with and they are busy selling so they don't have as much time as I do to SHOP. ha ha

Soooooo, before the friday sale I filled my truck trunk full of objects I loved when I purchased but know I should let go of.....hopefully they will find a good home.

Soooooooo when Bonnie and I went to the sale, I just mentioned to a few unique vendors and my friends......come check out the "junk in my trunk". They did and I gave them good deals so they can create and if they want to resell they could still make a profit.

Sooooooo I was able to get some of my money back plus a little extra which I proceeded to spend.

I explained this to my husband but he proceeded to tell me that I was not making any money that way. MEN......I told him I really wasn't doing it to make tons of $$$$'s just a way to support my shopping habit. Ooops maybe that was a bit too much information for him.....as he doesn't see all the "junk in my truck" I bring home when I'm out "shopping." tee hee

If you see me in my truck, ask to see my "junk in the trunk" you never know I might have something you want :}

If you have some time, check out our Owls in an Owl Box in San Marcos here locally. They are barn owls Molly the mommy and McGee the Daddy. So far 4 babies. I am addicted to watching and sometimes freaked out by their eating habits but this is nature and that's the way it is. I am learning alot about owls and it's a great reality nature show :}

You can see Molly here.

More next week.