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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Linking up with Julia for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Working on fabric flowers.  

My thoughts and prayers are with those dealing with Sandy and the mess she left behind.

Be Blessed!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Took A Break...

Saturday was our wedding anniversary.  
Husband planned a two night stay at the IP Casino in Biloxi...
Here is the view from our room.

Bought 100.00 worth of chips at the roulette table, 
played over four hours on it and walked away with this.
Just had to share as this was my very first purple chip!
Enjoyed the much needed break.
Got news from the surgeon that I am 6 MORE weeks with just walking,
 sitting and still keeping my hip at no
 more than a 90 degree angle or yeah and no driving....
Now to get really busy as the next craft fair is Nov. 17th!  
I was advised that I better be sitting the majority of the time I am there....uh oh...

Be Blessed!! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Craft Market

This is the Sweet South Cottage they hosted their 1st Annual French Country Flea Market this past weekend and I was invited to participate.  It was an awesome experience!  There was such a sweet spirit that danced on the gentle breeze as we welcomed customers and visitors.  I would be honored to be invited again next year.
Here I am at our booth.  You can see the alcohol inks on the table to the left.  I had done a demonstration on inking tiles.  I was so surprised at the people who had NOT heard of this technique.  I have been asked to do a demonstration for the cottage at a later date.  I am also doing an experiment with the inked tiles and cannot wait to share the observations and results with you, good or bad.

Photographs don't lie, do they?  Uh yeah, I will be making some changes, like vertical interest to draw the customers in,.

I thought I had a wider view of the market with both sides of the vendor rows, guess not.  Our booth was the only colored one there, pink....the other ones were either white or a brownish.

This was the view across the field right behind our booth.
Seeing the sun rise over this house was magical.  Could have been a scene in a Disney movie.

All and all it was a great experience and I look forward to the next craft fair November 17th at Bradley's Country Store.

Be Blessed!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

What Have I Been Doing?

Overdoing it, says the family.
I may have hurt my hip just a tad this week.....
here are a few of the things I have been working on..
and our 16 year old has had pneumonia for a week now... 

will be this Saturday, Oct. 20th,
 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Sweet South Cottage
 6007 Veterans Memorial Drive, Tallahassee, FL. 32309

Just need to add the wire for hanging...

Inked Ceramic Tiles for coasters or wall art.

Altered Magnetic Clothes Pins..
Adorable on the fridge with your child's artwork clipped in them or gentle daily reminders.
Altered Picture Frames...

Be Blessed.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Short Stroll

I took a short stroll around some of my gardens.  We live at the bottom of a hill, seriously.  I don't know that we have one level square foot anywhere on these two acres. Hence the short stroll, uneven ground and crutches, not a good mix.

You may see the gorgeous healthy mass of sedum..
I see all the grass and weeds that don't normally live there.
A neighboring container of Jewel Leaf Sedum.
apparently they can handle some neglect from the gardener
Mexican Petunia with uncontrolled Ornamental Potato Vine
Self seeded, not supposed to be there Celosia
More of the same but different....uncontrolled  Ornamental Potato Vine.
Rooted Diamond Frost Euphorbia, weeds and  uncontrolled Ornamental Potato Vine.
Uncontrolled Ornamental  Potato Vine, grass/weeds overgrowing my bottle border...
After my short stroll, I looked a lot like this defeated Sunflower.  I dropped my head and headed back in the house.
I'll continue working towards the craft fairs silently planning my counter attack on the garden while I continue to heal.  Which by the way, my dear garden, is coming along very nicely!

Friday, October 5, 2012

FF and FNF

Still playing  working on items for the craft market.
  A couple more altered cans, with my bird's nest necklaces.

Linking up with Feathered Nest Friday and Flaunt Friday.  (sorry Tootsie, my flowers are the inside kind right now)

borrowed from pinterest of course!

Glass necklaces, bird's nest necklaces and hair bands for the kiddos.

Remember to click on the photos to enlarge....

Some of these items and others will be added to my Etsy Shop this weekend.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I may not be in the garden, BUT flowers are on my mind!

I'll be on crutches until at least the 24th.

Recovery is longer and harder for a hip repair than a hip replacement.

Now that I can tell I am going to feel much better than before surgery, being still is a challenge.

Linking up with Mrs. Dunnit .