Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fenton Milk Glass Basket

Look at what I found last week for $4.50 at the thrift store:
Lucky me!
Sharing with White Wednesday @ Faded Charm

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Carter lives too far away....

Is kidnapping your grandchild a crime?
I miss him already!


I have had a few burlap coffee bags hanging around and I have been hunting around the thrift shops looking for something to recover. I saw this cute little stool and thought of making a "slipcover" with a ruffle that could be easily removed. In my mind it was adorable. And before I go any further, I will say that I have a degree in textiles and taught fashion design for many years - I consider myself an advanced sewer and can usually make anything I see - USUALLY! I started to cut apart one of the coffee bags...still imagining a cute little ruffly slipcover...
An ugly, stiff, amateurish coffee bag thingy sitting on a footstool...
Well, back to square 1 and a traditional upholstered cover?
Still isn't what I imagined...
Maybe a burlap flower?
NO...The flower looks silly...so this is what I ended up with...Tomorrow I am off to the fabric store to buy some pretty fabric and start all over again!!
So...what to do with the other 2 coffee bags???
I say "HAVE A GIVEAWAY" because I am done imagining "cute little ruffly things" made from them!
If you would like these coffee bags...leave a comment, follow me, brag about it or tell me what your brilliant idea is for these burlap bags!

and stop laughing at me - that's mean!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Break

I'm off to Ohio to play with Carter:
No blogging for me for a whole week...
Wishing you all a Happy Easter...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I came home to a nice surprise....

My very talented friend Andrea, from Needle Notes sent me a package...a gift for no reason...a "just because" gift...the best kind! The card was hand made from a photo she took :
And this is what I found inside - what is it?
2 beautifully knitted scarves...just look at the detail:
And I have the perfect outfit to wear with the multi-colored scarf:
and another to match the black scarf:
They are so frilly and light weight. I love them...thanks Andrea, you are always so thoughtful! Go visit Needle Notes and look at some gorgeous quilts from a quilting show she recently visited.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easy Truffles

You may have seen these before, but they are so good and easy to make that I thought it was worthy of a post today!

Here's an easy treat to make. Buy some Oreos or store brand similar cookies:
and some cream cheese:

and pull out your chopper or food processor:
Crush up your cookies so they look like this:
and then add the cream cheese and it will look like this:
Roll the mixture into balls, stick a pretzel into them and dip into melted chocolate:
They will go on a tray with these Marshmallow Treats for our snack day at school tomorrow:

Sharing with:
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Thrifty Thursday @Tales from Bloggeritaville

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Sweet Treat

I was strolling through Walmart and found these:
and these:
So, I bought them and melted some chocolate:
and dipped the marshmallows into the chocolate and added a few sprinkles:

I put some into cute little polka dot paper liners:

and turned some into marshmallow pops:
with paper tags from Bakerella:
Just a quick idea for a sweet treat!
Sharing this idea with:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring has Sprung in CNY

Finally, signs of spring:
These baby daffodils prove it!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

More checks, of course, what else?

I ran into Goodwill to drop off a few things probably some things I bought there and found this pathetic enamel baking dish. I saw it a few weeks ago and loved the shape of it and knew what I could do with it, but I walked away. Today when it "called me over" I decided to buy it and paint it. I taped off the edge trim:
and painted it with white enamel spray paint and I am sure you know where I am going with this:
and I began to do some more "doodling":
I won't use this to cook in but it will be a cute accent piece!
And look at the cute placemats I found at The Christmas Tree Shop - only $1.00 ea:

Sharing this with
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff