Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Now accepting applications for the following:

P e r s o n a l     C h e f.

S e a m s t r e s s.
{I need these curtains}

G a r d e n e r.

C a r p e n t e r.
{All pictures are from Pinterest}

Please inquire within.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas around here is filled with....

Chex Mix.
Family over at our hiuse on Christmas Eve.  We had plenty of appetizers, games, football and lots of laughter.  

One of my 15 plus batches I have made this December and I am still not done.  

Josie crocheting a blanket for her friend.

This is so my life! 
A Dept. 56 Village - Garage Sale. 

I was so happy when I spotted these red and white paper straws in Oregon.  I have them placed in fancy clear cups on a silver tray.  

Christmas Gin Bucket.  
My sister loved it so much on Christmas Eve we made it again the next day.  Best drink recipe ever.  

My sister is so creative!  
She had these letters in the envelope and I had to spell it out. 

Second envelope contained this that I had to figure out.  
My mom said that when she went over to my sister's house a few days before Christmas to help clean and decorate she saw a whole mess of drawings of underware and thongs and didn't know what to think.  Now she knows. Too funny!

My very own mini craft table. 
Perfect size for small projects while I watch Survivor!

Did anyone else get a 3 ft. Sock Monkey named Max and a foam Dawg Head? Well my mom and 4 year old Niece did! 

Best present ever!
A cluster of Mason Jars for my kitchen. 

Made by my mom and dad!

Can't wait to have them hung up! 
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Bathroom reveal this week!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I have retired the glue gun

 I swear, i did. 
I have spent all day Monday and Tuesday taking over the kitchen table with my scraps of paper, glue gun and christmas cards. 
Now it is time to start the clean up of the whole house.  We will be hosting Christmas Eve at our house this year.  Time to start the chex mix marathon baking and finish wrapping and tagging the gifts. 

I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to turn this into my Christmas cards. 

Here is a real picture of what my mess looked like.  Keep in mind I had gone through a whole bag of 40 glue sticks, my Taco Time Coke helped me stay awake long after everyone went to bed and thank goodness for Pandora.  I have been glued (not literally) to the Foster the People radio station. 
Are you all done with your shopping?
What crafts did you make this Christmas?

Monday, December 19, 2011

A few of my favorites

I will be making these for my home and for gifts this week.  

I often dream of having a little cottage type shop filled with my handmade cards, paper products, tags, and vintage finds.  I love anything with words, letterpress, alphabet pieces, you name it. 
These are some of the things I would like to recreats.  

All items are from Pinterest. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Another project you say

I have had this one on my brain for some time now.  I have a friend who I met when I was 16 and we have connected through Facebook again and what do you know?  He answered my fb shout out for some wood wire spools.  So tomorrow Jay and I are going to pick up a few wood spools from his business. 

I so badly want to show you what I am planning on making but I have to leave a little bit to be desired.  Friday is my last day of work for the month so I am hoping to work on it during my time off. 

Do you have any guesses on what I might be making with a wood spool? 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Craft Tutorial: Vintage fabric tree

I first saw these in the Stars Antique Mall in Portland this weekend.  I just loved them, I snapped some photos on my iPhone and came home and made myself a few.  I had everything on hand just needed to stop at the Dollar Store to pick up some poster board.  Here is what you will need to make these fabulous fabric trees:

Poster Board
Glue Gun
Fabric scraps (vintage table cloths, burlap, lace curtains) 

 I started by rolling the poster board into a cone shape and taping so it would stay that shape. I also needed to trim the bottom so it
was even. 
 Next i put one drop of hot glue on the inside of the fabric to glue it together and to form a sort of loop at the bottom.  Then I placed a line of hot glue at the top of the scrap and placed on the tree form.
 Repeat and mix up the fabrics you use.

 I found a pack of 5 of the glittered ornaments also at the dollar store and glued it to the top.  Bear with me this was my first one I made.  I think the second one (pictured below) turned out better.  
 The cone was taller and more narrow.  I need to figure out how to 'finish' the top so it looks complete. 
 The next two photos are the photos I took and what inspired me to make these.  I plan on making a few more and using them to decorate.  

Have you put up your tree yet?

Monday, December 05, 2011

Sleep Talking

Sleep Talking
by Jay Lang

Well it really depends I guess.

I have to get this off my beak.

No it doesn't.  That looks lousy.

Or, could you open up under the sink for me?

Oh my! That is a big pancake.

I don't even know what those are, do you?

It's beautiful out here honey.

Octolot dingdong.

I don't like your trip, you can get rid of that. 

I don't remember the password right now but I do need to talk to you.

Awesome, thank you.

No, I will just use my mug. 

Thank YOU Jay for providing us with these!  Sometimes I can't believe you don't hear me laughing when you say these things. 

Good Night. 

I will be back with a fun, easy and very inexpensive craft idea for you tomorrow. 

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I'm back from P-Town

I had a blast in Oregon.  
On Thursday morning my mom and I drove down to Portland, went shopping at Washington Square Mall and a bunch of other little shops.  I was able to buy almost everything on sale and my list is all checked off.  I am done shopping.  Now on to the wrapping and baking.
I left Saturday morning and didn't make it home until about 5 p.m. I hit a bunch of thrift shops in Vancouver and Olympia.  I walked down one of my favorite antique rows in Centralia and even managed to squeeze a few more finds in the car. 

Are you in need of a whisk? Or a cupcake?

The Oh So Fabulous, Justin & Burks shoppe in Sellwood.
We were even given champagne when we walked in.
This chandelier was humongous and breathtaking!

Please if you ever come across an old school pull down map, let me know. This was found in the Stars Antique Mall in Portland. 
Pretty fabulous. 

This is my other want.  
I just loved it.
I however didn't love the $695 price tag.
Again if you ever run across one please let me know.

Here are my finds.
I picked up these beauties in Centralia. 
If you have been following my blog then you know I have a thing for old rusty fish and tackle or tool boxes. 
The bottom one was calling out to me to buy it. 
I got all the way to my car and then realized if I didn't get it now, I would still be thinking about it when I got home.

It seems I may have a little globe addiction going on right now.  And it doesn't help that Jay keeps telling me to keep them.  I was wanting to give this to someone for a gift.  We will see.

Not typically something I would pick up but it was cute. I will save it for the next Junk Show. 

This will also go into my save for the next RR show.

Picked up this baby from an Estate Sale in Vancouver for a mere $3.50.  This will be perfect for a little vignette in my living room.