Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Can you believe it?? Me again already? I said I would try and do better. I finally got around to finishing some items for eBay. I started these 2 things quite a while ago. This first one I bought the paper mache' egg with this kind of in mind. I don't know about any of you other crafters, but things just don't turn out like they looked in my brain. I just think too fast and I can't really remember what exactly I wanted to do. But I really like how this turned out anyway. I started by making the "grass" out of paper mache' and went from there. I used a fair amount of glitter too. The emblem in the middle is made from crepe paper and embellished with tinsel wire and paper flowers. Anyway, we'll see how it does.

Okay, what can I say about this guy? I didn't plan him out at all. I started covering Styrofoam balls with paper mache' and this is what happened. I've called him Whimsical Wilber. I guess he is my attempt at something whimsical for a change. You know now looking at it I probably should have named it Wilberette, it kind of looks like a girl with that feather neck treatment. All I know is my cats loved the left over feather boa. I had to wrestle that away from them. I guess the new owner can name it what ever they want. I started his auction at a cool $1.

Anyway I guess that is all that I have been up to lately. It snowed this morning, but since it is still March I'll allow it. Tomorrow however it better start acting like Spring...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Blogger Alert!!

Okay Okay I have been a terrible blogger of late. I wish I had an excuse! I don't even know what I've been doing lately! The fact that spring is here is awesome. Too bad the weather wont cooperate! One day it is 75 the next it is 25... Oh well. Remember my post from way back in the fall, all of those bulbs I planted? Well some have been coming up quite nicely. I took some pictures this morning before work. They are covered in frost.

These poor flowers got a good shot of frost, they are hard to see, but there are rows of flowers popping up here. In a couple of years they will fill in nice.

This is another shot of the corner of my garden. Looks like I need a new flag.

Here is one of my goals this year, to have a vegetable garden. All last year I dumped grass clipping on my "spot". When it was warm last Sunday I raked the clippings away and I've got some good dirt underneath. The edge of the garden bed has been held up by stones, it's been in need of repair, so I dug them all out and I think I'll use treated lumber to hold the wall up since it isn't that high and railroad ties would be a little challenging to do on my own.

Hopefully the weather gets better so I can get the tiller out and dig up the ground. I've already got the seeds, I'm not planning a big one, jut a few vegetables we will actually eat. I haven't decided if I want to do any viney plants, like pumpkins. I like to have them but they just take up too much space.

What else have I been up to? Well I've had this nice piece in my garage for YEARS! I bought in on a junk jaunt for $25! I had to sand the entire thing down and restain it. I just love the finish on it now. I used a wax stain. Now I just need to build a base for it.

All of the drawers are slotted. They use to hold every kind of screw, nut, bolt and washer imaginable. The knobs are old screws. It is a good size piece, about 4 feet long. It works great in my craft room to hold all of the little odds and ends.

Lastly I spoiled myself a couple months ago and bought this neat bench. I knew I didn't really have room for it, but I managed to squeeze it in. I got a really neat antique patchwork quilt to hang on the back, but I had taken this picture before the quilt arrived from ebay world.

Well I'm going to try and promise that I'll be better at posting. I've kind of stacked lately with my crafting as well. I just haven't been in the mood. Being cooped up all winter with no trips anywhere have worn me down. Hopefully the weather will warm up and my mood will come around. Flea market season is around the corner! Til next time...