Thursday, September 1, 2011

Things that make you go ooo

While walking the dogs tonight several different memories were triggered by the crisp air with the warm breeze. Maybe it is so endearing because it reminds me of when Richard and I first fell in love. Maybe it's because it is the first hint of fall which is the best season ever in my book. The apple picking, pumpkin carving, and of course Halloween!

I also love the sound of crickets on these slightly chilly nights. Here in the city there are not nearly the huge choirs of crickets found in the fields and woods behind my house growing up. It still makes me smile.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cute Pom Poms!

Check out this tutorial for adorable Pom Poms from Last Train to Pooksville. I think this will be one of my next projects!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Top 3 Picks of the Week

It was hard to choose only 3 this week! In no particular order and all pictures are from the artist and shop listed.

To all the zombie lovers out there this Brain in a Jar by kivaford is a must have.
This necklace is definitely on my wish list! Flower cup by thalassajewelry
Last but not least this is an awesome shower curtain by appetitehome.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Line of Hats

I'm sorry I've been so neglectful of my blog! Renovation can do that to ya I guess.

Just a peek at my new line of hats to debut this week!!! Can you guess what it is?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to make Recycle Leis

First crochet a necklace using this pattern from FoxesLane.

Next make flowers from water bottle using this pattern I found on Instructables. I used spray paint instead of using a brush and I think they turned out really well. Stop before adding the thumb tacks in the pattern. I also turned them opposite of the pattern because I thought the cut side could be itchy.

Note the small water bottles are easier to use than 20oz soda bottles but I think they look good together.

Next take bottle caps and using a penny nail punch 2 holes in both the flower and the bottle caps. Then spray paint the bottle caps yellow.

Attatch to the crocheted necklace with fishing line. Thread up through the flower and bottle cap and down the other side and I used the portion if the rik rak that has a chain so it has a slight hole.

I had the kids put together their leis at my very first jewelry show ad month ago. We had about 10 kids ranging in ages from 6-17, boys and girls putting together their own leis. I had planned on 6 so they only got 2-3 flowers each this time. Next time I will make extras!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cute Purse!

Can you believe these cute purses are made from recycled bottles? Posted by cdawison on Instructables see the pattern here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Furry Friend Friday

This weeks furry friend Friday goes to my good friend Weebles. He was rescued from a shelter in southern virginia. The Homeless Animal Rescue Team goes down before the euthanize day at shelters in southern Virginia to adopt all that they can. Often they are young dogs. In walks this little black fuzz ball who was covered in mats from head to tail. He was listed as a girl actually. After several hours of shaving and bathing, it was time for his ear cleaning. I had been with other animals but was available so I volunteered. After cleaning his ears he curled up in my lap before going back in his cage. That is where he got me. We did notice his gait was not correct. He appeared to have neurologic damage. Although we had just moved into a townhouse that allowed pets we were not looking for another dog just yet. The winning talking point was because of they way he walks we could call him Weebles- he wobbles but doesn't fall down.

He is dog aggressive and food aggressive (only around human food) but he isn't he cute? He is obsessed wi his tennis ball and likes to cuddle. And it is kinda sad that he's so scared of thunder. But I am so grateful I was working the night that HART brought him into Caring Hands.