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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Getting back into the studio to create!

Yes, I've made a few antique button necklaces recently
but since we moved into our new home
I've not really made a piece of artwork.

It's funny how you can totally slip out of that groove.
But life happens, you can even forget how much you love it.
When I finally DO make something?
It all comes back to me!!!!

Just making something from forgotten fragments is so rewarding.
This is an antique plinth board or enormous molding.
It is so old, aged and was a wonderful backdrop for this piece!

I created the heart pattern, sewed it from drop cloth fabric and then painted it.
I also used some antiquing solution to age it around the edges.
It didn't need to look pristine with that wonderful board behind it.

I wrapped the heart with brown hemp cord and tied and antique key to the front.

Next I drilled holes in the board and added the rusty twisted wire to hang.

A few embellishments were added to the hanger,
untwisted twine and some thinner wire accents.

Of course I had to add the little metal frame and the "love much" wording!

The heart has been wired onto the board to secure it.

It's really a quite simple piece but it truly speaks volumes to me.
I'm calling it "The Key to My Heart"

I've recently added it to my Etsy store if you like to take a peek!

It's been over a year since I made anything.
Moving into our new home totally sucked the life out of me.
It was wonderful and stressful all at the same time!!!

We will soon be here a year and I'm finally settled in enough
to feel comfortable up in our new studio.

So don't give up on yourself.
It just takes time to adjust to change or get through what's going on in your life.
Fall will soon be here. Cooler weather always inspires me!!!
I hope to be sharing more artwork and goodies soon.

Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to!!!
Even if it's not much of anything, HAHAHA!!

Hugs and love,

Saturday, August 31, 2019

It's time for a shop sale!!!

It's time for an Etsy sale!!!


Physical items will only be shipped in the US
but tutorial downloads are worldwide.

Please take a peek to see if there's something you love!!!
One week only until next Saturday, September 7th.

The stairway to our wonderful studio!!!

Our son Brad hung these wonderful window frames for me!
I love displaying so many of the sweet gifts from friends around the world.
I just love them!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me!!
I hope to have a few new things to share with you soon sweet friends ~

Hugs and love,

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I'm finally getting the hang of it!!!

So you ask "What are you talking about??"
I'm talking about wire wrapping my beautiful antique buttons!
But first, look at how wonderful our sedum succulents are doing in the birdbath!!!

They love this Georgia heat and get afternoon storms every now and then.
I love that they grow over the sides and drape down!

In other news...I'm almost to my real, really real, salt and pepper hair color!!!
I have it cut super short for this hot, humid summer but thought I'd share with you.
I miss my dark hair but oh well, I was so sick and tired of coloring it.

This is what I think I'm finally getting the hang of!!!
Wire wrapping and jewelry making. Practice makes perfect they say
and it is SO very true.
I'm not perfect yet but have finished a few pretty pieces and am pleased.
I wanted to share them with you
and a few other pretty things that I've listed in my Etsy store!
Also, shipping is all free in the US!

Here is the link if you'd like to take a look: MY ETSY STORE

These are sweet lavender sachets! Perfect for favors at a baby or wedding shower!!!

A beautiful plate for hanging that I've had for years!

And this is a gathering of vintage Christmas stockings!!!

All have been listed in my Etsy shop!!!

I'm trying so hard to be more creative now that we've settled into our new home.
Once I step into our wonderful studio...
the atmosphere inspires me so much!!!

Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to!

Hugs and love,


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