I finally took down the snow covered pine trees. I have left them up because I really don’t know what to replace them with. This isn’t perfect, but at least it’s not snow covered trees is the middle of summer.
I always wonder how people find their way here, but then I realize that it is probably the same way that I find my way to other blogs. I find a blog I like and look at the blogs mentioned on their sites and it just keeps going, but I've noticed lately that people are finding their way here from Google images. That just seemed weird to me so I had to go look. Here is what I saw.
Did you see it. That's right. That's my towel cake picture first column second row. It's very weird to see something you did some place that you didn't put it.
Here is a dog treat basked that was donated for the silent auction from my best friend. She has dreams of having her own dog treat business. I was so excited when she said that she would make some for the auction. More excited than I was about my bags. She has been working on this for quite a while. She has some really good recipes, a through taste tester (her doggie Zoe), and really good training on how to make a beautiful gift basket. The problem holding her back is picking a name. We have tried several. Finally I picked one for her, Give a Dog a Bone. There it was done. Except, someone on Etsy had already picked it. Now, it’s back to the drawing board. But anyway, for one brief shining moment she was known as Give a Dog a Bone.
Here is the basket that I put together for her dog treats. She would have did a better job, but she lives too far away.
Here is an up close of her labels. Don't they sound yummy? Cinnamon Pinwheels, Apple & Carrot Muffins, and Peanut Butter Cookies!
Here is the basket right after I spray painted it. I forgot to take a picture before, but I just had to mention that I used Spray Paint.
Here are some cans that I decided to spray paint and then stencil with white stars. We were on a low budget for the silent auction, but I thought we could use them to hold down paper and hold pens. They worked really well. Here is where I got the idea, Can-Do Cans.
I also saw a painted version in Country Living magazine, where they used Benjamin Moore sample paints and used them to hold flowers but I don't have a picture.
I might save some more and try this for Halloween:
So here are the banners that posted about on my previous post. I was so excited about these. I thought that they would be a big hit, and I made six of them. Four of the same kind and two that were a little different. I had each priced at $10, because I spend about $5 on the ribbon. I knew that wouldn’t really pay for the time that I had in to them. Can you imagine my disappointment when NONE of them sold. Not one. I not sure what was wrong. Are the over priced? Was selling a 4th of July decoration of the 4th a bad idea? Are they just way off the mark? I mean I did get the idea from Martha after all, and how can Martha be wrong?
Finally, without further ado, here is the beautiful table cloth from Sarah at The Misadventures of Sarah & Jack! I LOVE it. As you can tell I love green, so it was perfect. I have been meaning to put a picture of it on the table, but with a messy family I was afraid. However, I couldn’t help myself for my big sissy’s birthday. The Amish Farmer’s Pyrex dish was her present.
Thank you Sarah! The beautiful green plaid tablecloth has found a happy home!
I know that it has taken me a few weeks to post about it, but I was a busy bee right up until the fourth of July. The reason why is because I was going to be a participant in a silent auction. I was really excited and not just because it was for a good cause, but it was going to be the first time that I had sold any of my stuff. Well, not technically. Technically, I sold my first crochet necklace for a quarter when I was like 6 years old. Anyway, I had decided to donate two of my bags, and make a bunch of 4th of July star garlands. Here are my bags:
I was excited because I was going to have feed back on my stuff. And I felt so legitimate. I had business cards (well ones that I designed and printed) and labels for the bags. Hello, crafting world, here I come! . . .
Ok, so not really. I think my jute bag went for $5, and someone made a bid for $10 for the cotton sling bag but wrote it on the wrong auction sheet so it didn’t sell. Not quite the big entrance I had envisioned. More on the garlands in 4th of July Part 2.
On June 30th I posted a question to Jerusalem of my little life on her post titled Summer Fluffin. First let me starting off by saying that I had been so inspired by all of Jerusalem’s pictures of her home. Her beautiful wall paint color, white crown modeling, green cabinet doors, Kodak brownie camera (which I have two of!) on the mantel . . . I could go on and on. And don’t forget her beautiful painted lamp from my last post. One thing I really like about Jerusalem’s blog is that she shows where she gets her inspiration from, and while I love everything I just can’t see it in my house. I really don’t know how to describe by house. We haven’t really been here that long, and while usually I think I have a pretty good eye . . . I just don’t know where to start. Here is my not so blank palette:
Yes I still have up my pine trees from Christmas and that is a floor lamp without a shade in the right corner, so you see why I had to ask Jerusalem this question: "I love how you decorate. I think mainly it’s because you use three of my all time favorite colors of pink, green, blue. I also appreciate how you show us were you get your inspiration from, like designers, magazines, and other places. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind giving me some suggestions. I NEVER see anything that remotely looks like my house, or the look that I’m going for, which is what I would call Rustic Woodland or Mountain. Everything I see is the lodge look or has moose or bears on it, which is not what I’m going for. I thought maybe you could give me some good places too look. I hope this isn’t too big of a question. "
I never expected such a lengthy detailed reply. She was so generous to put such effort into helping me out. And she was extremely helpful. She gave so many good suggestions, that I haven’t begun to look at them all. Look at how gorgeous!!!
And there is more, so much more. You HAVE to go look at The List. I can’t tell you, Jerusalem how excited and appreciative I am that you took such time in answering my question. I know that it took me a little while to reply back, but it was because I was so overwhelmed at your generosity I just needed to let it all sink in. Thank you sooo much!!!!!!