Sunday, September 25, 2011

Will and Fiona


Will is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & he's 7 years old. He's been quite excited to have Fiona in the house. My son snapped this photo of the two of them together.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Introducing Fiona

I've been a little preoccupied this week so I haven't had a new post since last Sunday. We have a new addition to our family and I'd like to share a few pictures with you of Fiona our 10 month old papillon.
She loves to cuddle and be held. She's not too sure about our CKC spaniel who is quite a bit larger than her. He is very excited to have a new buddy and she's a bit overwhelmed with him right now.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

recycled Lipton tea jars

There is a saying in the south that if the Good Lord made anything better than iced tea, he kept it for himself. We drink a lot of tea around here. My husband and son love sweet tea & I drink it unsweetened. My husband and son also love MickeyD sweet tea for a buck!
This summer I had a collection of empty tea jars so I wanted to see what I could do with them. I was inspired by a Plaid video showcasing Mod Podge and glass jars.
I adapted the project so I could call on some of my digital graphic stash to make these candle holders.
For my digital graphics I printed a paper of antique maps from  Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium™ ,
Jaguarwoman's "Wetlands" Backgrounds and my all time favorite designer Miki Ferkul.I have a lot of Miki's kits and I cannot remember which one that this print came from.
I printed these and applied them to the jars with Mod Podge. I opted for battery operated candles for safety reasons.
Hopefully tomorrow I can take photos of recycled projects that are on my front porch.





Tuesday, September 13, 2011

my last wedding tile

I thought I would share my latest wedding tile. I need to make a few graduation, housewarming & a baby girl tile soon. Then I should be caught up,lol!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Glass etched dish

This was a wedding gift that I made this summer. I have glass etched a few glasses and Christmas ornaments, but this was the first baking dish that I've ever done. I need to personalize a few of my dishes that I take to family reunions and church dinners!

Tote bag


This was one of my first fabric projects to cut. I took my mother-in-law to  a senior citizen lunch and bingo game & I won this bag which came from the Dollar Tree,lol! I got to pick my prize from several different things & I chose this one because I knew I could decorate it!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Doggie mat

I wanted to make a doggie mat for my CKC spaniel & I came up with this. I've been a fan of the Mod Podge Rocks blog for some time. I've dabbled in mod podge for years even before there was an internet,lol! I used designs from Lettering Delights Simple Shapes & fabric to make this mat for my dog. He seems pleased with it too.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Outdoor lantern

This summer I found a really  cute recycling idea at In my own style using an old mop stick, tuna can & a glass globe. I had the stick & tuna can so I followed the blogger's advice & went to the local Salvation Army thrift store to find my globe. To my delight I found the perfect size for my project. I also found a huge globe & I'm still looking for a can that I can use to create the next project.
I used brushed metal spray paint, stick, tuna can and a plastic coke cap to make mine. I also bought a battery operated tealight for the lantern.




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Floating frame wedding gift

I used the same file from the previous large tile that I posted. It took me so long to weed this one too!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Floating frame

This was my first attempt at a floating frame. I must say that it was easier for me to do the larger tiles than these smaller framed ones.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A wedding tile

This is a photo of the first wedding tile that I made this summer. I've discovered that making tiles can become addicting! For this tile I purchased a monogram set from http://visualdesignsbychris.com/. The file I purchased was this great monogram set "Monogram 6" http://www.visualdesignsbychris.com/store/product.php?productid=18006&cat=0&page=1 This files come with 6 different file formats with the entire alphabet. A total of 156 files when you count all those file types.
At our annual family reunion we always give out door prizes. I'm thinking that this would be a great idea. My brother and I are in charge of the 2013 reunion so that gives me a little time to make a few,lol!