Sunday, June 30, 2013
I thought it would be a good idea to have a needle and thread ready for quick fixes. I gathered up a spool of thread, a fabric covered button, a little doily,and a sewing needle. Then I put them all together. First take a covered button and embellish it if you'd like. Then glue it to the top of a spool of thread, stick a needle in the top and you are ready to sew! The second one I made is basically the same, except on the top I covered a round piece of cardboard with fabric, and glued on a little fabric flower I made with scraps.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
When I was at my sister's, she was selling a clothes valet. I thought it was so cute. When I got home I decided to make one for myself. This would be a great way to set out my clothes for school this year. Hum? I wonder if I could really be that organized? I'll let you know how that goes!
Monday, June 24, 2013
I had this little spice rack. It was pink and it had rabbits on it. Cute, but not really my thing. I sanded it down, distressed it with paint and then took cowboy masking tape that my niece sent on a package and I attached it to the front of the rack. I added 2 knobs, and it was done.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
This will be my last blog entry about my trip! I had my first attempt at dutch oven cooking and it was fine, what can I say?! Krista's eggs were much better than mine, but at least I tried. The last night Jill catered our dinner. It was wonderful! I didn't have to do a thing but enjoy it with my sisters!! Thank you Cindy, it was a wonderful week!!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
While we were on the ranch we had a craft show and a couple of art classes. I taught a class where we made canvas photo holders, and Cindy taught stained glass and slumped glass tags. I have to show you some of the wonderful items my niece Shannon made for the craft show. They are AMAZING!!
Friday, June 21, 2013
One of the special events on the trip was fly Fishing! There were 2 instructors, Bob and Mike, who took us fishing in their boats. I caught 2 fish and I was so happy. Peggy gets fisher-woman of the trip for the 7 fish she caught. It was just beautiful out on the water.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I just got back from a Sisters on the Fly gathering at my sister and brother-in-law's ranch in Wyoming. It was so much fun! I got to meet a group of wonderful Wyoming and Colorado women. I am going to post the next few blog entries about my adventures! Day 1, everyone met up in Saratoga and then went to the ranch to set up their campers. Here are a few pictures of some cuties, both from in town and on the ranch.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I wanted to come up with a way to display jewelry with materials I already have. I took some book covers, attached pictures with adhesive, made groves at the top of the bookcovers so the jewelry would not be disturbed, and then I added the jewlrey and wired it down with a fine wire. I drilled holes into some of the covers so I could attach earrings.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
My son gave me the neatest journal for Mother's Day! I just love it. It has little sticky notes, cool journal pages, idea cards, and so much more. How lucky am I to have such a thoughtful son. I am going to work on it this summer when I have lots of time and fun adventures to put in it. Here is the first picture of us that will start off my very special gift.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
I bought this chair a few months ago. I kept pulling out fabric to recover it, but it was never just right. Then after I re-did the vanity, I thought a pretty cowgirl chair might be cute to go with it. I had fabric left from my nephew's quilt, and I had some fabric I just bought that I love. I decided to mix it up a bit, and this is what I came up with. I still have a little ways to go, but it's almost done.
Friday, June 7, 2013
I was so excited when I saw this vanity! I new it had lots of potential with a little bit of up-do. The mirror was missing and so I had to be creative. I turned the mirror stand around and attached an old glass jar I found in a dump. It can hold dried or fresh flowers. I had an old handle for the drawer, and I re-did the seat cushion. It just might be better than new!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Next week I am going to my sister & brother-in-law's ranch in Wyoming. My sister is having a Sisters on the Fly meet-up. We are going to fly fish, camp, have Dutch oven cooking, artsy classes, dancing, laughing and lots of fun! I am going to teach a junk journaling class, Cindy is doing stained glass junk, and who knows what else. There will be a craft sale and an event to raise money for women in recovery. I am so excited to participate! I'm trying to make stuff to take. There are still a couple of spots left to go. Anyone interested?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I LOVE enamelware! I found 2 enamelware bins/containers sometime ago. I bought them and put them aside. Well, yesterday I found 4 enamelware plates, and a big pot. So today I pulled out the containers and decided to put them to use. I really don't know what they were used for because they have holes near the top. I thought it would be cute to take torn strips of fabric and weave it through the holes and tie it into bows. I liked that. Then I put some of my old utensils in them for my camper. I liked that too!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
When I started working on my camper, I made sure I could change the look easily. I made my cushions reversible. Actually, I can take them off and turn them inside out to get a total of 4 different looks. I made different curtains for the side windows and made burlap curtains for the front window because it goes with just about anything. My husband has been rewiring my camper and I had to move everything, so when he was done I thought it was a good time to show a different look.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Saturday I took a Dutch oven cooking class. It was a hoot! We made Cowgirl Quiche with fried potatoes, eggs, cheese, avocado, green chilies, onions, and more. It was delicious! Then we made cinnamon rolls with bisquick, brown sugar, butter..lots of butter, cinnamon, pecans, and other spices. After they were cooked we made cream cheese frosting for them. Oh, my! Next we made peach cobbler with bisquick, oats, peaches, butter, and more yummy ingredients. No dinner for me last night, I was stuffed! We also learned how to make green chili pork. I had to leave before it was done. I couldn't have eaten it anyways because I was stuffed! It was a great day and our host Barbra was so much fun and a great teacher. I'm going to try some of these recipes out when I go to Wyoming. We are having an evening of Dutch oven cooking and I hope mine will be delicious.