Monday, August 31, 2009

Soldering ~ Winner

Sally Jeans Class was wonderful. Does it make me solder better...noooo. But I did learn so much. Her husband Brad really helped Stacey and I so much. I got an extra class from him on glass cutting and grinding that was great.
I cut the solder with my scalloped scissors
There are smooooth ones, and some that I will be redoing
I patina on some. I like the aged look
Gettin' ready for fall,
a pumpkin on one side, a nest on the other
Now for the winner...Colleen!! Yes you Colleen, Yippie!
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I had so much fun reading everyones favorite time of day.
If you missed it, please go check out the comments.
Seems everyone likes early morning quiet, I sure do

Friday, August 28, 2009


My bag is packed I'm ready to la la...
I didn't have time to come up with anything new for Pink Saturday..
I went through my pictures
and pulled out a few of my past pinks. I hope you will enjoy them
A little nest in a metal frame
watercolor key chain
I did this after taking Lisa Kaus workshop
Now for the giveaway...
I am going to givaway a charm that I will be making tomorrow
in Sally Jeans Workshop
What is it, you say, I don't know...but if you look at a previous post, there is a box
full of charms ready to be soldered...I'll pick out
Are you up for this?? The unknown???
Here's my question,
What is your favorite hour of a day?
I'll pick a winner on Monday

Thursday, August 27, 2009

KC Willis Workshop Retreat

Have you all heard about the workshops that KC Willis is having in Colorado...Click HERE
She's also having a giveaway...hurry, go check it out! Shes also having guest teachers. How fun would that be.

Sally Jean's class, here we come!

I like to be prepared when I go to a workshop. Saturday is our soldering class with Sally Jean. I've got my pieces taped up and ready to go. I'm using the case that holds the magnifying glass that I got my husband for fathers works perfect
Stacey wants to solder pictures of her kitties...This sweet Bug was very cooperative...

This funny Poodie (aka...Poodle the cat) did not! 15 pictures...all blurry, wouldn't look at me.
we laughed and laughed...silly kitty
Back to this guy...take a look at those snaggels...good thing he's a "good" kitty...well, except for the time he nipped at my

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Somerset Life Calendar

Here it is...I received a package of these new 2010 Calendars fro Jenny at Somerset
It wasn't until I opened it that I realized I had been featured...whoo hoo!!!
The write up is wonderful
Then I noticed...these aren't my birdies. I was so sad. I contacted Jenny to let her know there was a whoopsie. If any one knows whos birdies they are I would love to email her
*** update****
Lisa Anbild is the maker of this bird mobile...thank you Patty for letting me know.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Just Chatting with you...and a touch of Aqua

One of my little sewing machines
These child size spoon and fork were in the junk bin...WHAT??!! They didn't see the charm and beauty?!
I picked up this wooden thing, it had an ugly picture in it, It was so easy to cover it with the Glacier Blue crackle med, when dry, I glazed over it with 3 or 4 colors to create age, then I painted the birds nest.
I got some exciting news in the mail. About 6 mo. ago I asked Create and Decorate mag. to look at my flickr to see if they would be interested in me being in their mag. She said she would like a couple of things and gave me a deadline. I missed it for one item...shoot!!! So, I wrote her and said, sorry, I received a letter today saying she still wanted it, and would give me an extra money...What??!! So, I got out my needle felting stuff...I felt kinda funny, when I realized (my Z works what the problem was...remember when my kitty ripped my lip open...I had put away my felting (thats what I was doing at the time). Remember when you tell your kids to get back up on the proverbial horse....I didn't think it would be ME. So, I got a grip, got out my needles. sent the kitties to the other room and needle felt so good (no pun the So, the promise of lots of money got me in gear and I "gotter done". Yea for me (pat on the back)
I got some more good news, but I'll share that tomorrow

Angel Snowman/ Roses tags

Side one

side two

I've been working on a about 15 of the snowman/rose tags.
Do I put some etsy, or do I save them for my sale???

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pink Saturday

Look at these sweet triplets that were in front of a "pink" house
Adorable "pink" toy stove at an antique shop
Perfectly "pink" flower
I finished my "pink" tags...and a few blue ones...but "pink" roses
And a few more, lots of texture
Be sure and check out other Pink Saturdays
over at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound

Keep the Gel away from the Computer!!

The other night I was finishing up my tags by giving them a coat of gel medium...oops, it fell on my key board...this isn't the thick stuff you have to scoop, its the more liquid kind...well, what do you do? I got out a paint brush and tried pushing as much of it out as I could. I finally got some warm water and poured over it and turned up upside down on paper towels. Paper towels are NOT a good idea...yes, you guessed it, they stuck, so I got more warm water and scrubbed it off. lol. I just knew my keyboard was going to have to become a craft project the next I tested a few keys. They all work...but one gets stuck...the Z ok, thats not to bad...until I reali_ed that I live in a city that has a _ in it. All my business log ins....have a _ in it. Kei_er this and Kei_er that. lol.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Back from Vacation

We hiked down to the beautiful Deschutes river, it was waaaaay down there. Dean caught some nice trout.
I finished my tags, but I'm going to wait until Pink Saturday to show you. Here is a sneak peek
Found this old box. I scrubbed in some aqua, it was to bright so I aged it.
Neat old bottle and door knob
How do you like this tatting???
Country Wings in Phoenix is the winner of my tag. Thank you sooo much!! It was fun to come home to such wonderful comments. We had such a good time. We rented a little condo on the east side of Sisters.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday and a GIVEAWAY

First I thought I would show you this sweet birdie I made for a special friend to give to her aunt that has an Ice Cream Shoppe. I had this wonderful old scoop with a turned wooden handle.
I'm working on this fabric "tag" I glued the glass piece on, then I found this wonderful dragonfly..its actually a hair clip.
My hubby and I taking a little mini vacation to eastern oregon from Sunday to Thurs. I always like to take something to work on...So I started these pink tags...I used so many techniques and colors to give them a lot of depth. I think a rose or bird nest will finish them off.
For my
***G I V E - A - W A Y ***
I will pick a winner on Thurs. for this crackled blue tag with the rose.
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Here is my question...
Are you enjoying your summer????

Thank you to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for
hosting Pink Saturdays

A Little Nest

I'm adding this little tag/wall hanging on my Etsy. This could also be purchased to use on the front a journal book. I hand painted the little nest adding old buttons and lace. The copper tag is something I have had in my stash for y e a r s. I knew it would come in

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Whats this??

Not this...Its a baby shoe the leather on in.
But this...any idea what it could be?? after turning those metal things te bottom will com out..vbut it has a hinge on it...anyway, its really neat

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I love crackle finishes!

cracks in old pavement
cracks in the dried ground
Crackle Paint is the best!!
I wondered how it would work on paper....Just great! To finish and protect it,
I used on layer of gloss medium.

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**sold*** thank you Sue

Friday, August 7, 2009

Makin Charms / Pink Saturday

My little birdie on the spoon is listed on my EBAY for just a short time
Roses on one side
Snowmen or nests on the other side
What is not showing up is the glitter that I sprinkled on the roses
Happy Pink Saturday....Hosted by Bevery..How Sweet the Sound
I just found this sweet pink apron.