Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Don't you want to be Organized????

I just love my stuff and like it better when I can have it out and not tucked away in drawers, boxes, and other containers. In this piece you will see some of my favorite things I call "Organize". Each collection of things is one more in quantity. Starting with one Monopoly Card to 12 mini candy bars. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so you might see more collections
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ghosts and Ghouls

With inspiration from a couple of magazines (Cloth,Paper, Scissors and Sommerset Studios) I decided I had to make some new Halloween decorations. Quick, Cute and seasonal.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Found Objects - nautical

Sometimes things just come together. The little guy was from a souvenir a bought years ago. The base is part of a lamp. The block was just in my stash. Some of the other pieces were from a birdhouse that collapsed. All in all - it looks like it belongs together.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Metamorphsis Monday - Inspirational Stars

I am sure I'm not the only one who has to have something and then find out that it isn't what they wanted. I got 3 of these red stars along with 3 blue stars. They were Christmas ornaments and although I used them a couple of years, they were too big and didn't really do anything for the tree. I also had one star (different style) that had "Believe" on it. Loved that star but it looked a little lonely. The Christmas ornaments had to metamorph into something else. I painted 3 a country blue and 3 a Georgia Clay red. Used a Hazelnut colored ink pad to put on some inspirational views. They are all in the bathroom and you can see them as you get out of the shower. Cute and a much better use for the stars. Be sure to stop by for other Metamorphsis Monday sites.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ceramic Mosaic - the Big B

I am beginning to love mosaics and thought I try a really quick little project. Very easy, very quick and not too expensive. After you finish here, check out Susan's Metamorphis Monday on her blog It is fantastic. Lots of great ideas.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Big Haired Ladies from the 70s.

Just a stroll down memory lane with my big haired ladies. I hope you enjoy them. I listed them on ebay.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Shells, Shells, Shells

I love shells. I love shells. I also love mirrors. My sister's recent birthday prompted me to make her a shell mirror. Since I was glueing and glueing and glueing, I thought I'd make another one for me. You also get to see my reflection in one of the mirros.

More Ceramics

This year I got the wild idea to carve out tiles. After doing six VERY PRIMITIVE tiles, I wasn't sure what I would do with them. I thought they would make a very nice tile plaque. As long as I had the grout out, I also thought I would finish up a box that had a recesssed space in the top.

Ceramic Mosaics

I have been dabbling in ceramics for about 4 years now. Over the course of those years, I've made a few things that didn't work out quite right and they have found other uses. I also went through a stage of writing inspiring words on the clay. I decided they would make a great collage piece. I got the box built and arranged the pieces absolutely perfect. One morning I found them all laying on the floor. I imagine a cat jumped on the board and upset everything. After many attempts at getting the arrangement back, I finally took it all off again and just threw it together and I loved it.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Metamorphsis Monday - Getting ready for Valentine's Day

Thought I would give you a quick and easy Valentine's Day Centerpiece. It only takes skewers, a cheese shaker and various scrapbook paper or valentine-ish paper.

I hope you stop by and see Susan at Between naps on the porch ( - it is wonderful site.
Also, stop by and see my other blog ( dedicated to collectibles.

Cut hearts out of any paper you want to use. Scrapbook weight or card stock works best. Do a decorative edge and stitch together leaving a small opening at the bottom to insert the skewer. Wrap the cheese shaker with appropriate paper and embellish with a ribbon. You don't need to fill all the holes, but certainly most of them. A dozen hearts make a really pretty centerpiece.