Thursday, October 28, 2010


I did this in picnik...

Monday, October 25, 2010

New earrings and a necklace

I made this necklace last night around midnight. It took about an hour. While I was making it my 15 year old daughter sat at the table with me for part of the time and talked to me about a certain boy. It was nice. It's nice that she talks to me about things.  

I think I'll call this necklace
young love

I've really enjoyed working with bead caps lately. For some reason I never really used them in my jewelry designs, but after seeing some really beautiful pieces on etsy I decided to start using them in my pieces....

Here are some earrings I've made in the past few weeks. I'm planning on showing them around and hoping to sell them all!
I think they'd make really nice Christmas gifts and I've priced them all at just $10!!

Have a great week~

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My new earring holder

I made this earring holder to possibly use in a store that sells my jewelry.
It didn't work for the store so I decided to use it, for now, in my room.

I have several old frames in my craft room.
Spray painted it white and glued it. (It was a little wobbly and still is, but not as bad.)

I strung some twine across the frame and hot glued it with a vintage button on top to help hold it.

Here's where it ended up. In my bedroom.
Also, now it is filled up with my earrings.
I want to fix up some frames with screen in them for holding earrings...
one of my many projects. I really need to get busy on some of my projects!

I finally hung the pretty hook that Julie bought me at Antique Alley. I thought it looked really good beside my peacock feathers on the dresser. My room is tan with burgundy curtains and pillows. I've been wanting to change it, so now I'm thinking tan and teal.
What do ya think?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Best bargains ever!!

This week was a good week for bargains!

I got these at a Bath & Body Works Outlet
for $1.12 each!!
Total bill $3.64 for three of these. They're usually $4.50 each.
I love to get a bargain. It makes me smile.

Now comes the best bargain EVER!

Goodwill paid ME .37 cents! Yes, they paid ME!!

First, all the hardback books were on sale for $1. instead of $2.
So, I picked out 5 books,
the cute little kitty thing that I'm going to use to make a cute windchime .75 cents,
 a big white shirt $4.19
and a thick glass bowl/candle holder ($1.)that fell to the floor and broke as I was paying for my stuff. All of this cost .71 cents because I had a frequent shopper card that you get stamped every time you spend $10. After you spend $100. you get $10. worth of free merchandise. Anyway, the guy says it's his fault that the glass fell out of my bag and gives me back $1.08
so.... Goodwill paid me .37 cents!
I'd say that was the
best bargain ever!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Ok.. these are all out of order. I have a major headache that won't go away so I'm just trying to get these posted on Wednesday

Linked to the pleated poppy blog

Dress: Cato
Jewlery: Necklace.. vintage, my moms?
Ring.. Fire Mt. Gems
Bracelet: me
Shoes: Payless
(another weird face)

 Sunday night small groups
Shirt: Old Navy Clearance
Jeans: Old Navy
Flip Flops: Old Navy
Jewelry: Necklace and Earrings by me

Monday? Tuesday?
Shirt: Walmart
Jeans: Old Navy
Flip Flops: Walmart

 Wednesday night church
Shirt: Old Navy on clearance
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: got them a long time ago... not sure where... i hardly ever wear them, i should wear them more often. they're cute, don't ya think?
Earrings and necklace: me (sorry for the blurry pic)
Hair: still haven't had a cut, up in frizzy ponytail so i thought i'd pouf it even more for the shot.

Thursday morning
after taking the kids to school... i look pretty hideous (no makeup, haven't brushed my hair or my teeth)  and don't match, but don't care :O)
Tee: our local, very small mall.
(It's the "fruits of the spirit" Galatians 5: 22-23...
our bible verse theme for a social club i was in at college.)
Shorts: Goodwill
Flip Flops: Old Navy

I wore this outfit last week, but forgot to include it...

 Cardi: Target
Shirt: Kohl's junior section (i've had this shirt for a couple of years and
never worn it. what took me so long? it looked really cute!)
Jeans: Old Navy
Jewelry: had forever.... especially the silver bracelet with swirls..
i wore it in highschool in the early 80's. that makes it vintage :O) 
Sandals: Payless
(my FAVE outfit so far for what i wore wednesday!)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

halloween time....

I'm getting in the halloween spirit....