Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Anniversary to us!



Just had to share some old photos. My husband and I met on a blind date and after just a few weeks we eloped! It has now been 29 years. And, we are still happy!

My purple shed


My husband built me this awesome purple shed in Mississippi. I miss it every day. Katrina did not take her or the house but it was all under 24 ft of water. We chose to relocate back to Missouri. Since I could not bring it with me I decided to paint it. Worked on the sketch all day yesterday and had a few minutes this morning to put a bit of color on it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

birdhouse chimes




Went a little crazy last night and wired up this chime. Love the natural birdhouses, added chimes to each house. Then used a bunch of fishing tackle I found at a sale one day to wire them together. Perfect lengths. Blackened all the metals to make it a little more cohesive.

Three chimes

Hoping that I have all my chimes made by the time John gets another day off. This is what I have come up with so far.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Beatles Chime




Had a great time with this project. With John's help we turned my Beatles chimes into something special. I have been collecting pieces for this project since the storm. I found some parts of my Beatles chime but it was mangled.

I came up with the design and he made it happen. Drilled holes and screwed the whole thing together. I added the crystals and beads. Found the chain at my local bead store, it was EXpensive. But, it is all in the details. Right? Not sure if it still plays Hey Jude but it sounds pretty too. Double click on the pictures for detail.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Clear stamp keeper


I discovered that my Hobby Lobby moved to a bigger site! It is a really nice store. I got this clear stamp binder and all the inserts for only $20 bucks. What a deal. Thought I had bought extra pages but I filled the whole thing up. Used the stamps inside to do the journal page and to decorate the outside.

My cousin sent me an awesome link to Adele so I listened to her while doing this page.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAc83CF8Ejk She is so inspiring and soulful. Love her!