Monday, July 30, 2012

Vases with Flair. Part 2

Oh, how I love to make these vases!  I love to start with an emtpy glass bottle & just let the creative juices flow!  I typically do not know what it's going to look like until I'm done :)  Anyway, here are 2 more that I've done in the past week........

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Beaches & Cream" - Golly G

So excited!  A few of my items were featured in this pic at the Golly G sale, which starts today!  Again, if you live in or around Duluth, go check it out & support local businesses :D  Looks like some really cute stuff will be there!!/pages/Golly-G/181780791905836
(check out the "Beaches & Cream" pic)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Golly G - Occasional Boutique

If you live in or near the Duluth, MN area & are around there this weekend, go check out "Golly G: An Occasional Boutique"!  They're open Thurs, Friday & Saturday & feature artwork & crafts & vintage items from local vendors.  And guess what?!  That includes me!  My mom so graciously brought my stuff up there for me & I'm just hoping & praying some of it will sell & that I'll be able to continue making fun stuff :) 
Here's a link to Golly G:

If you go, look for the following items made by your very own :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

"Pinterest"ing Day

I've decided to start a new aspect to my blog!  Each week I will highlight 1-5 of my favorite finds on Pinterest!  It could be a new recipe I have tried or want to try, maybe a fun new home tip or trick, places I want to visit, elements I would love to have in my dream home, or something one of my followers have highlighted!  So, if you see something you like & would like me to feature it, please let me know! 

Here is one of my favorite recipe's that I've found so far & has been a hit every time I've made it:

Zesty Lime Shrimp & Avacado Salad

It's incredible!!  I've added my own variations to it, used it as a dip with some chips, put it in a tortilla as a wrap or even grilled it in a tortilla to make a quesadilla type of thing.  It's pretty much amazing!  And very, very refreshing :)  You'll have to try it for yourself!

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Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer time fun!

This summer has been great so far, but my oh my is it flying by!!  The past week was gone in a flash as I had a garage sale with some sweet friends last Thursday & Friday.  Then Saturday morning we packed up the car & headed north to do a camping weekend with my family on the lake.  It was perfect weather for being at the lake & a great time with a lot of family, which I thoroughly enjoy :D  Then my 2 nieces came back home with us for a few days, which was also a riot!  I just really adore those girls & love the time I got to spend with them!  We had a lot of fun together!  Well, I did anyway :) 

Last week & the week before, I did manage to find some time to make some more crafts!  I LOVE doing it & would love for it to turn into my job - we'll see what the Lord has planned.... !!  Some of my items will be at a shop in Hermantown next weekend, which I'm really hoping will be successful!  Here are some of the things I made recently:

This is 12" x 6" - not as big as it may look :)

This is 12" x 6"

Glass bottles wrapped in yarn of varying colors and then I added my own twist to them, with a variety of bling :)

I loved how they all turned out & can't wait to make some more :)  Let me know if you'd like me to do one for you in colors of your choice! 

This was probably one of my favorites, as I recently got a bag full of buttons from my grandma's stuff & thought these 3 worked perfectly for this color yarn!  Again, I can't wait to do some more!

I love how this one turned out as well - the gem sparkles just perfectly (even if it doesn't show that much here :D )

I'd had this ribbon & flower for a while & hadn't quite found the right fit for it, but I think this worked out perfect!

I love how soft & elegant these large flower ones turned out - my friend bought them for her room and I hope they're perfect in there for her!!

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