Sunday, November 20, 2011

Betty's Box

I made this box for a very sweet woman who is beginning a new life. Good luck to you Betty! You'll be missed!  

Can you tell I paint at this desk ??

Uh yeah... I may have an addiction to harlequin patterns...

I love this saying

I made a chalkboard paint "label"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fabric Pumpkins

I decided to try out this tutorial from Fiskars for fabric pumpkins and I really like it :-) I may try some in orange fabric this week :-) 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

If Irene is headed your way...

Hopefully Irene will wobble and go East again. *Wishful thinking* But just in case:

Be Prepared!

Have all of your important papers (insurance, id's, cash) in a Ziploc baggie. If you must evacuate-duct tape the Ziploc Baggie to your body! This will serve two purposes. You will not lay your important papers and cash down anywhere and forget them AND you will get rid of some unwanted body hair :-) You're welcome.

Remember most shelters don't provide food and bedding and most shelters do not allow pets. They do allow kids but don't provide childcare. Go figure!

Please remember to have emergency kits ready for your pets - ID's, vaccination records, medications, food, leashes and collars. Oh yeah-same for your kids - sans the collars.

If you decide to shelter at home (which we normally do) remember emergency crews will more than likely not be able to get to you. It's a good idea to have first aid supplies on hand.  We use alot of first aid supplies when we're sheltering at home.

When Isabel came through here and the Husband and I were cooped up for 8 days with no electricity there was chain saw juggling, arm wrestling over the last two ice cubes and a few bite marks from the dogs whose nerves we were plucking :-)

It's a good idea to have some board games and a deck of cards in your emergency supplies.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lane End Table

As I said in my previous post, I am trying to get some of the many projects I have started ...done. I am almost done with this end table.

Edit to add: Thank you for the suggestions!
Here's where I am so far:



Almost done :-)

I'll be at these parties this week:


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Projects I've been Working On (and not working on)

I've been trying to be good and finish up projects that have been sitting around waiting to be done and I keep getting sidetracked :-(
I went by where my shop used to be to visit some friends and Barbara at Once in a Blue Moon gave me three wooden boxes. They were begging to be painted.'s box # 1

And this little cabinet is still sitting patiently waiting for me to finish it.

Hope you're having a great week!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Paws for a Cause Part Deux (Picture Heavy)

TSA has nothing on my two fur kids! Both days when I got home from the Paws for a Cause event I was searched, sniffed, prodded and pawed and promplty ignored. Until I pulled out the home made dog biscuits and other treats I purchased from Bow Wow-Meow Boutique.

I was really impressed that most dogs walked really well through the confusion of scents and people and I saw very few people being walked by their dogs :-) Did see quite a few dogs who had found a shady spot and refused to move.

The weather was absolutely perfect for the event except it was a little on the warm side yesterday. There was a great turnout and I hope lots of money was raised.

I am by no means an authority on dog breeds. So if you see a breed mislabeled, please let me know :-)

Please support your local SPCA/Humane Society.

Here are a few more pictures of the friends I made :

 Taking a break in the shade
A spoiled Puppy :-)
 Double Boxers

 English Bull Terrier

Well Hello!

 MORE doubles
German Flat Hair Pointer 

 More Doubles

 Pets with their people waiting to walk


Yeah, I see it, I see it!!!


Golden Retrieving

Our "Neighbor" Coolie
Having a nap at the end of a long day