Thursday, March 27, 2014

Number Painted Vintage Bill and Letter Organizer


As promised, I finally found an item in my phone that I painted to put in our booth... 
Anybody recognize it?  

I saw them all the time when I was a kid... it's an old "Bill Letter Misc" organizer stand with three metal key ring holders at the bottom. It can also be hung on the wall.

No, I didn't take a 'before' pic but here's one just like it, listed on Etsy, minus the 3 metal key holders:
I just love it!

Most of the gold (gilded?) lettering was gone from mine but I could still feel the letters, so I sanded it down.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Granny Square Pillows and a Change in Direction... and Life

Granny Square Pillow
So I'm back in blogland for a few minutes to show y'all what I did with the rest of the light and dark pink yarn from the Pom Pom Heart.

I actually made two of these pillows for my little granddaughter, whose favorite color is pink.

I really enjoyed re-learning the crochet stitching, and how
to join the squares together. There are several tutorials and
videos out there so I won't bore you with that part.

And, I have to say I really enjoyed the blogging break.
That is not to imply that I don't enjoy sharing what I make. It's just that my life is going in so many directions right now, the pressure to make a project, take photos and write posts is not at the top of my list at the moment.  

My husband and I decided to open a booth in a fairly new antique and gift mall... anybody that has taken on this challenge while working their regular days jobs, AND THIS INCLUDES HOUSE WORK - cooking, sweeping, dishes and clothes don't DO themselves... knows what I'm talking about.

I'm excited and exhausted all at the same time.

My house is a total wreck. 

My mind churns with projects to make.

My muscles ache BAD because my fibro does not like all 
this extra activity... and it dictates when/what gets done.

And come to think of it, I've not even had a chance to take a lot of photos of items we've made for the booth. 

Right now we're still in the "we'll try it for a while" stage.

Being married is one thing... a great thing... being married AND working together is another ball game. 

What is in my head often is not the end result of the product.

We're working on that.

Lots of trial and error.  I don't have the hand strength to handle boards and some of the tools. 

And that really ticks me off. It limits what I can make by myself. So I have to go back and re-think what to make. 

Oh, and there was another auto accident... my husband on the way to work the first of March. No terrible injuries thank the Lord. But a head injury with a super bad concussion. 
The headaches were really bad.

And a totaled vehicle, which means another payment.

Have you priced trucks lately???? Talk about sticker shock!

I'll have to look through my phone to see what pics I have taken of booth items and try to make time to post them.

And the LIFE thing?  Since we bloggers are mostly women, I'm sure (well, HOPE) you won't be offended that I'm sharing that fact that menopause is KICKING MY BUTT. It's like one set of problems was traded for another set of problems.
Talk about an 'alien invasion of the body snatchers'
Nerves!  Quick Hot flashes, then I'M COLD. UGH.

But don't give up on me. I'll be around... and I still have to post the rest of our bathroom remodel!! 

Wow where does time go?

Did I mention we have a new grandson, too?

Life is precious indeed!




Saturday, February 15, 2014

Weekend Watch {Waking Ned Devine}

Weekend Watch {Waking Ned Devine} 1998 PG
Get ready for some side splitting laughter on this one!

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE BIG LOTTERY?

If your response is something like, 
"Oh, I'd probably just DIE right then and there"... well...

I L.O.V.E. British comedy, and this one is right at the top.

A MUST SEE!

Available on Netflix Instant, and Amazon.


Friday, February 14, 2014

A Valentine Ditty for My Husband


Here's a little Valentine Ditty I wrote for my Husband, sung to the tune of Kenny Chesney's "Old Blue Chair."
Kenny, you're not the only one with a favorite old chair that just so happens to be blue.

Before I share it, he's sitting in his old blue recliner with our daughter who had been out sun tanning. I don't think she'd be too happy if I showed that picture ;-)

We've had that blue recliner for about 24 years and it has been the best chair for holding up to kids, plus we'd all sit with him and rock. Best Chair Ever.  Plus every man needs a chair to call his very own!

If you don't know the song or tune, please go to YouTube and find Kenny Chesney's song "Old Blue Chair", or click HERE
 then come back and "sing" it to yourself... or out loud - whatever makes you happy. So here goes...

Happy Valentine's to my Honey Man!

"MY BLUE LAZY BOY"

There’s a blue lazy boy
Sittin’ in the den

Weathered by our kids 
with their sweet little hands

It swivels back and forth
With the help of our feet

And it’s always waitin’ for me 
When I come home beat

We’ve read ‘em a lotta books, Sang ‘em a few songs

Talked ‘bout our lives and we fixed what went wrong

It’s seen a lot, and helped tough Life out

And nothing’s quite like… the way that it feels, 
the way that it feels,
the way that it feels, 
when I rock My Blue Lazy Boy

Yeah it’s ripped here and there
Been stained now and then

But it rocks just the same 
As it did back when

Been moved a few times 
And it’s soothed my poor heart

Yes, it’s always been there for me 
Like it was from the start

We’ve read ‘em a lotta books, Sang ‘em a few songs

Talked ‘bout our lives and we fixed what went wrong

It’s seen a lot and helped tough Life out

And nothing’s quite like… the way that it feels, 
the way that it feels,
the way that it feels, 
when I rock My Blue Lazy Boy

Old “Blue” was there for me when I got bad news
That my job was gone, I didn’t know what to do

But my wife was there for me and I got a lot of hugs, it’s true
Got ‘em all rockin’ right there, in my favorite "Blue"

There’s a blue lazy boy
Sittin’ in the den

Weathered by our kids 
with their sweet little hands

Hope you enjoyed it. 
Have a happy day!




Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Granny Sweet Granny...Squares

 It's true what they say... use it or lose it.
I learned to double crochet in Jr High and made
a square baby blanket for a Sr. Home Ec. project.
That Home Economics, which no longer exists.
(Anybody remember smelling wafts of yummy foods like
brownies and cookies floating down the school hallways?)

After making the DIY Pom Pom Heart Wreath
I had a lot of left over pink yarn, so during the
Polar Blast that hit the South last week,
I snuggled by the fire and practiced
re-learning some crochet stitching.
 Starting with a few Granny Squares. 
I know they're not perfect.
I had to re-learn how to hold my left hand...
to hold the yarn yet have some tension
Boy, talk about cramping and locking up!
 Barbie got a new double crochet "blanket" ;-)
And I even tried adding a scalloped edge
on a square double crochet practice piece.
Obviously I need a little more practice on this one.
Not perfect but it's a start.

Have a happy week, Y'all!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Yarn Pom Pom Heart Wreath

DIY Yarn Pom Pom Heart Wreath

This was a pretty fun project that I made
for my little granddaughter's bedroom. 
PINK is her favorite color.
And I love her so much,
so I made her a sweet heart wreath.

 You can buy foam heart wreaths but I
made mine from a clothes hanger.
I clipped the hook part off.

 Here's a great way to use up some of those
pesky plastic grocery bags! Wrap the clothes
hanger with as many plastic bags til you have
your desired thickness. Secure with tape.

 I used an old t shirt to cut into strips.
I wrapped the t shirt strips over the plastic bags
in order to hot glue the pom poms to it.
Before you begin gluing pom poms, cut a long piece of yarn  to use for hanging. Tie in the middle and glue to secure.
I used three different color yarns, Hot Pink, Light Pink and White. I even dabbled with making multi
colored pom poms, the one at the very bottom.
To make the pom poms, I just wrapped the yarn
around my three fingers, (index, middle and ring)
with about 50 wraps, then tied them in the middle
with a long string of yarn, and trimmed 
them to the desired "roundness."


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RE-POST: Rolled Cereal Box Bead Hearts

Rolling beads can be a very relaxing craft, much like knitting, crocheting or cross stitching. 

Food boxes, like cereal or cracker boxes, when cut side to side, will give you a chunky bead, while paper gives you a very thin and narrow bead. 


The base of my beads are about 1/2 inch. 
I've made several different sizes of these hearts.
I cut my wire anywhere from 8 to 16 inches.
You can use acrylic craft paints or spray paint.

Read my original post HERE.

Perfect for holiday or country decor!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

It's January...Brrrr! Snowmen Allowed

I know many of you do, but I can't imagine living somewhere that I'd have to dig my car out of the snow to get to work, go to the grocery store or the doctor, or run errands. My mind imagines me having to bundle up like Randy in 'A Christmas Story', then falling down and yelling 'I can't get up!!!'

Although South Georgia doesn't get snow but maybe once in a blue moon, we do have a WET feeling cold, and the wind has a biting feel, little knives pricking your skin.

With that in mind, I was browsing around Blogland I came across Rhonda's blog, Messy Roost, and she kept her snowmen out for a super cute Winter display. I mean, just because Christmas is over, the Snowmen CAN stay out a little longer. So I went to digging in the nearest Christmas box without have to pull everything down and managed to pull out two of my snowmen, but most are packed FAR FAR away. 

I also found a deer that I usually use to sit beside my Woodland Santa.

These sweet gum balls can pass for country snowballs. 

And no country decor is complete without a birdhouse thrown in the mix....

...which is what my Snowman is holding on the right.

Y'all stay warm!


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Friday, January 17, 2014

Weekend Watch {Ondine}

Weekend Watch  {Ondine} 2009 PG 13

In a strange twist of fate, an Irish fisherman reels in what seems to be the catch of his life in this sweet yet offbeat movie. While trying to figure out where the lovely lady came from, the divorced dad also helps tend his young daughter in desperate need of a kidney transplant, who also encounters a strange twist of her own.

Available on Netflix and Amazon Instant