Thursday, January 22, 2015


I made this little Valentine shadowbox from an Andes Mints box - just the right size for my chipboard letters!

Saturday, January 17, 2015


I love my New England Patriots! They're playing in the AFC Championship game on Sunday the 18th. For all you non-football folks out there, that's the big game before the Super Bowl. :) To all you Colts fans - good luck!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


What's my favorite thing about January? Is it "Christmas is over" . . . or resolutions . . . or my anniversary on the 12th (24th this year) . . . or the days are slowly getting longer again? NOPE!

My favorite thing about January is the Primroses in the stores, because they're my favorite flower! One of the local markets had them on sale, 3 for $5, so I bought six. I love the bright, cheery colors and the heart-shaped petals. These will go in the garden this Spring. Some will survive, some won't; doesn't matter - they make me happy in a dismal month!

Speaking of flowers, I picked up these smaller canisters at Walgreen's right before Christmas. They're not Flour and Sugar size, but just right to stash things in.

My mother-in-law gave us some money for our anniversary so, on Mister's day off, we headed to a few thrift shops - where else! One of the items I found was a bud vase (2nd from right, below) in a floral pattern that I collect. Two have the Sadler name on the bottom, a few say Made In England, the ginger jar says nothing. They're a bit on the pricey side (for me), for instance the bud vase was marked down to $10. Normally, I wouldn't pay that but seeing as it was our anniversary money, I splurged.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I hope you all have the best year ever in 2015 - stay healthy, happy, and blessed! My mo-in-law gave me these two vintage noisemakers for Christmas - love 'em!

Went to the thrift shops yesterday and the day before. Here's my loot:

A vintage stocking of felt ($.25), and a vintage box of some ornaments ($.60). I just wanted the box!

Craft snow, a few cards, pale pink beads, green wired tinsel, recipe card dividers, a small Santa, small glass bulbs, and an empty Victorian Trading Company soap box (which may end up in a swap this coming year!).

A pretty Happy Birthday vase and an assortment of cookie cutters.

I may sell some of these on Etsy this year. I haven't sold a thing in about a year, so I need to hop back on the bandwagon!

Once again, everyone, Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Here is another neighbor gift. This petite little girl needed some glitter and wings, and now she's happy as can be!

I made two of each of these, for the high school special ed. teachers and the office secretaries.