Thursday, December 30, 2010

Do you see what I see?

Ever order pancakes at Cracker Barrel?  My daughter always does, and I feel like I just have to keep the syrup bottles even though we don't really use the syrup.  Maybe it is because I am fascinated with all things miniature and I would say these qualify.  So, I came up with another way to use them.


They make great bud vases.  You know your rose bushes need pruning anyway.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

This is why...

If you know me, you know that this particular ring is prooooobably not something I would have picked out for myself.  I mean, I like fleur de lis as much as the next girl, but in proportion to me, this ring is a littttle big.  And flashy. 
So, why am I sporting this ring around town?  This is why...
One very sweet little six year old girl, who happens to be my daughter, was sent to school with $10 to spend at the "Santa Store."  She could have bought whatever she wanted.  Keep in mind there are LOTS of toys at Santa Store.  She went in and passed up the toys...and spent her entire budget on a gift....for me!  So if you see me around town, and something flashy catches your eye, it might be me and my bling.  This is's a reminder that some kids DO know the meaning of Christmas!!
(If I ever get around to  making my December Daily album, this will be a page.)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Joy

So the lighting is terrible in this picture, but these cards are really sparkly and pretty.  I found an ornamental font at and printed them large on cardstock.  Then I used Tim Holtz pine distress ink, a couple spritzes of red Tattered Angels Gimmer Mist and some shimmery bronze Glimmer Mist.  These were fun and easy to make.  Perfect for the three florist frogs I recently found for a steal at an antique shop.  You could also stand them up in place card holders or even upside down binder clips.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

more handmade Christmas stockings

My sister Jena made these stockings. I like the simple design.  I see my pic on one of them.  Maybe that means she will fill it with treats for me!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bottle cap jewelry

Made these to sell on ebay.  Want one? I am positive your little girl does.  She probably already has the necklace to go with it.  This one has a strong magnet on the back to attach to the washer on the necklace.  Click the link.  Click "See other items" to see more.  I used Glossy Accents glue to make them watertight (not waterproof).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

fabric flower shoes

I made these shoes for Mallory to wear with her uniform to school.  The flowers were made from a skirt that had a hole in it.  The mary janes were ordered from  I got this idea from Becky Higgins who got it from this blog: