March 20, 2012

Show Off!

The Black Rock Desert was showing off today! Wasn't the sky gorgeous?

March 17, 2012

March 12, 2012

Waiting For Spring

I took this picture in the Spring of 2010, it's of Pyramid Lake near my home in Nevada.  The wildflowers were blooming.  Isn't it beautiful?  I can hardly wait! 

P.S.  It's really 70 miles away, but that's "near" when you live in the boonies, lol.

March 4, 2012


Had fun sprucing up some old wooden thread spools.  I used vintage wrapping paper on most of them.  Just punched out different sized circles & glued them on!

Try it, you'll like it!

February 27, 2012


I was cleaning in my craft trailer and took a few pictures of some of my colorful collections.

I've collected dice for quite awhile, (just because I love color), I think I've reached the Marbles are fun too!! "The gals" are sporting a few blinged up belt buckles, (probably should be sporting some clothes't noticed 'til now). 

Here's hoping you have a COLORFUL winter day!!

February 23, 2012

The Next Big Thing

I picked up a copy of the March 2012 issue of Country Living Magazine last evening.  I was thumbing through it and came upon the "Collecting" feature on page 45, picturing a collection of sock darners.  What a surprise to find that my "Instant Collection" I blogged about three posts ago is one of "the next big things"!!  Such a wild coincidence, I had to share. 

February 18, 2012

Belt Buckle Bling

I've added some belt buckles to my Etsy shop! I hope you'll take a look.

February 12, 2012

Valentine Cheer

Awhile back I was at a garage sale that had lots of artificial flowers. They were $5.00 for all, so I bought them thinking they would look nice in the empty planters in front of my local post office. My postmaster gave me the ok, and I've been having fun decorating for each holiday ever since.

I thought I'd share a few pictures,(they're not the greatest quality, but you can get the idea).

There are three large planter barrels on one side of the entrance, and I've added an old wheelbarrow,(found at our disposal site), to the other side.

For Christmas I used scrap lumber to make some trees, and added a mail bag with letters to Santa from some of the local children. I also added a cute snowman that I repainted in "shabby" colors.

For Valentines Day I repainted the trees and added boquets in rusty containers. Sure adds some cheer to to the "winter browns" of our tiny town.

I hope your Valentines Day is FUN!

February 5, 2012

Instant Collection

I found three darning eggs, one after another, at different thrift stores in December. I remembered I had a couple put away in my craft space, so now I have a collection! I love how all the pretty wood looks together. My husband has been practicing wood turning lately and surprised me with two more, (they're the two on top in the second picture). The other white group includes one made of glass, another painted white with a tarnished silver handle, a "tie dyed" version (thats been chewed on) and even a "barbershop quartet guy look-a-like"! FUN (kind of instant) COLLECTION!!

P.S. My husband thinks the white glass egg might be a "dummy egg", used to persuade a hen to lay, no's been

January 30, 2012

Zipper Pins On Etsy

I've FINALLY listed my zipper pins in my Etsy shop! I made them about 16 months ago,(seems like 6 months, but time flies,lol). I've had them displayed in a pretty vintage jar, and they'd probably still be there if Lara,"MY VERY FIRST Etsy CUSTOMER", hadn't inquired about them after seeing this picture.

P.S. Lara If you read this, thank you for the incentive.