Friday, March 30, 2007

Busy Week

Don't know where the week went, but it has been busy. I went to my aunt's for a few days and helped her pack and came home with some really neat stuff for my garden. Tonight I decided to go to bingo and won $150--yipee. Might have to go back tomorrow night and try again. Will be giving away the torso soon, so hope you visit here and leave a comment. Also got another purse from hubby and this one is really cool. Will take a pic later as I am bone tired, but wanted to come and post. Going back on Tuesday to help my aunt with the final packing, so need some rest. Still have Easter candy bouquets to finish, but I am heading off to bed. I know this is early for me, but I am glad to be going to bed before everyone wakes up-lol. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Purse Fetish

Well today is beautiful and I am going to Lake Charles.

But before I go, does anyone know of a support group

for people with a Purse "Fetish". I adore purses and

the lucite was one hubby won on ebay for me. Another

is on its way. I always look for something odd at

the thrift stores and yard sales and these are

just a smidgen of what I have---move aside

Amelda, I have taken over with purses.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A little nostalgia

Gosh I am having so much fun going through

boxes and finding things. I now have to find

a way to preserve these little beauties so

that they are acid free. No place to hang a frame

yet, but hoping I will have another room for

some of my treasures.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More cards

Making and sending cards is an addiction
that I can't conquer nor want to. It is very
relaxing and my therapy. I hope you enjoy seeing
them as much as I love making them.

My cards

My real passion is card making and working with new ideas. I do some rubber stamping but not as much as I would like. Here you will find lots of my cards that I have made. If you should see something you might like to have, let me know. I sell the beaded cards for $6 plus postage.

Wonderful and thoughtful son

For those that know me, my sons are always giving me great gifts and they have really out-done themselves this time. These chocolates are soooooo good, you just want the taste to linger forever. The box will soon be altered, as it has a magnet closure. Having Donnie here is a joy---just hoping someday soon, I can have all 3 of my children together with their families.

A charming tale

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood---oh my, I am not Mr. Rogers, but it truly is a beautiful day today. I thought I would search through my junk jewelry while Donnie is watching a movie and found the charm bracelet my mother gave me for my 17th birthday. Have no idea where the graduation cap is or the birthday cake charm, but I think I am going to load it up with junk charms to dangle from my little fat hand.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Forgotten old boxes

While organizing I had forgotten about these cool boxes. Going to try and find some old handles for 2 of them and alter them for a purse. The other 2 I will just alter them for storage boxes. My mother is giving me some old magazines from the 50s and 60s, so they should have some cool pictures to use.

Spring Canvas

Well Spring has finally reared it's face and the flowers are blooming everywhere. It's a busy week here with my son visiting from New York. The snow storm didn't stop him, as he took a train and just admired nature along the way. This is a canvas that I altered for a swap and really enjoyed making it, so got more canvases to play with. I hope it's lovely in your part of the world.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Beautiful glass ware

I love these old dishes. They are Prairie from Francescan and they are green, but it shows very pale. Not sure what the white dish is, but it looks like a lazy susan of some sort and I would think there is a small dip bowl that should go in the middle. If anyone sees this and knows what it is, please let me know. The clear dishes are old Anchor Hocking, I beleive.

Easter Eggs

When I put these out, I thought of misSmoochielips---might have to alter them next year. The little pudding bowl will be going with the meatloaf dish, since it matches it. Will keep an eye out for more of them.

Cookies anyone

Don't these look delicious? But don't try to bite into one---totally fake. Everything here is fake, but I love it---you would not believe how many people actually tried to take one.

More of my treasures

Who ever knew an attic would be fun. We still have a few boxes to pull out, but I think they are my daughter's milk glass from my mother. The cream and sugar bowls were my real first gift to my mom in 1967 and she gave them back to me. I can only hope that Chris will not want hers and I could claim them as my own---storage fees-lol.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sneak Peek of my giveaway

I thought I would give you a sneak peek to what I am going to give away in April. She only has a few things to add to her. Hope you tell your friends, so I can get more listings of places to visit. Not sure how to go about asking them to post my blog on theirs. Remember I am new to altering, but I had fun and that's what art should be about. Looks like one of my crazy dreams.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Future shabby chic chair

This is an old headboard that Al cut for me and I am going to put crackle medium on it and then paint it white. Weather is not good to work right now, but hope to have it finished soon.

Parts of my toys my mom saved

I was lucky that my mom actually saved these little bakeware. The little measuring spoons were from a dear friend. I have actually used the little baking thing for a candy mold. Brenda do you remember these and the mud pies we made and tried to lick---yuk! Wish we still had the little pink stove, frig, and sink.

Old Stuff

Here are some more of my treasures and I am giving the meatloaf dish to a good home. When I think of some of the things I sold at a garage sale, I want to kick my arse!

Friday, March 9, 2007


Well I am going work on my giveaway, so I will bid anyone reading this a Goodnight. See ya tomorrow.


Well I am a proud mom. My dil is now a registered nurse and did I ever need her. I finally got a red head---hoping Theresa's turns red also.

My sweeties

Now doesn't this say Love. Donnie and Chris, if you are reading this---I love you and can't wait to see you Donnie---counting the days. I'm sure you are looking forward to some warm weather and I requested it just for you.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

I am working on a giveaway!

I like the idea of giveaways to people visiting blogs, so I am working on something and when it's finished, I will post a pic. Then let you know the date it will be drawn. Stay tuned!