Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wine Bottle Cork Ornaments

It's Sunday afternoon and I couldn't bring myself
to do any cleaning. 
 I decided to create instead.
Yes I've had a day of crafting.
I've been saving my wine bottle corks
since Christmas and today
decided to make something.
A bottle of wine is the perfect hostess gift
in my book, so why not add a touch
of whimsy around it's neck.
Wine bottle ornaments.
I'm an Alabama girl at heart
so I had to make this
Bama Bird one.
Until I can get out in the backyard
and dig in the dirt,
I'll do the next best thing.
Craft On!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Gardening Itch

Along about this time of year
when snow is sitting on the ground
and it's so cold out
you can't bare to venture outside.
I get the itch.
I just have to PLANT something!

Both Southern Living and Better Homes and Garden
did articles about terrariums
this month.  I was seasoned and ready
to give it a try.

Went to my local nursery and purchased an assortment
of suitable tears, mosses and such.

Better Homes and Garden suggested using
African violet mix so that's what I got.
I already had the glass containers and the pebbles
I would need, the only other thing I had
to purchase, besides plants and soil,
was some charcoal.
I just got a jar from the pet department
 at Walmart.
It was easy...
just a layer of rocks,
a layer of soil,
a layer of charcoal,
then your plants.
I added a few more stones
on top for interest.
Now all I have to do is
figure out how to care for them.
I'm still trying to master the
water amount.
If you need a gardening fix like me,
give it a try.
Happy Gardening!

Friday, January 18, 2013

I've had a couple of sales on my etsy site this week
so I decided I should get busy and
get a few new items up.
I just listed this set of four red and white bird clips.
In my opinion they would be super for your Valentine.
Wouldn't you like to get a gift
with a pretty bird on top!
I'm also going to try my luck
 at needle felting.
I've been gathering supplies
 all over the Internet
plus I received a starter kit
from my sister
at Christmas.
I don't know what I'm doing quite yet,
but there is lots of information
 and videos to help.
Here's my first attempt.
I think I will have fun with this!
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


My brother, Rick recently turned me and my sister onto
"Sons of Anarchy".
When he first suggested it I thought
yea right...that looks like my cup of tea.
I'm a "Downton Abbey" fan after all.
I have to tell you, I am totally hooked!
The show is so rich with characters.
I wouldn't care to know them in real life
(too scary for me)
but I am so glad to know them
from my living room couch.
We are into season two and I'm holding my breath.
Tonight Downton Abbey kicks off their third season.
I'll be there without a doubt.
I'm feeling so well rounded.
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