Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My weekend at Lake of the Ozarks

We really enjoyed ourselves with family and friends this weekend. Even though it was raining. We managed to catch a ton of fish and had a fish fry. You just can't beat fresh fish. We also manged to do a little shopping before we left and went to the cutest antique store. 

                                This display of fiesta ware just blew me away. I absolutely love it.
                   This shelving unit full of vintage post cards was so neat. My sister collects post cards.

                                  I scored a neat old tea towel that is in perfect condition and a
                                  Speedy Glass. He has always been my favorite and as a hispanic
                                 woman, I've always thought he was the best looney tune.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My older sister (best friend/treasure hunter). Found me the collection of paint by numbers of my dreams. I know it's silly but I have been coveting a collection like this my whole life and she found it in one fail swoop. We split them up and she let me pic my favorites. So here they are.....

These are the two large ones

Some Country Scenes, Some Ocean Scenes

Beautiful Landscapes

Serene Winter Scenes

An over all great collection.

I can't wait to get them on the wall in my studio.
When I get them all fixed up and displayed I will
do a finished pic. Extremely excited!
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The new Ruche Spring Look Book

I absolutely love Ruche. They are so inspirational and completely encompases my style.  Check it out- http://issuu.com/shopruche/docs/ruche_spr11_2?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true&autoFlip=true&autoFlipTime=6000

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I love these free people looks

Courtesy of www.freepeople.com/blog

I absolutely love their clothes and I loves all their styles.  I would like to hunt down some of these pieces at the thrift store that are out of my budget. Never the less, I sigh just looking at them.


And then more covered suitcases. I love these.  I am going to figure out how to tranform my ugly brown ones into something beautiful. i wish i knew what they used to attach the fabric. Mod Podge maybe? If anyone has any ideas, I would love to know.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My recent crochet project

 I just finished a baby blanket that i was making for my bosses wife and I think it turned out pretty good for a first attempt I did a picot edge to finish it off..

I do wish I could have joined my rows better. I should have followed dotty angels instructions at www.dottieangle.blogspot.com. She did a much better job than I, but I have to say that I'm sure the little one that will snuggle up with this little gem, will love it just the same. Art isn't perfect. used all colors from vannah whites line of yarns (which i love) except for the cream which was random worsted weight yarn i already had. I have to apologize for the picture quality, I thought i got all these uploaded on picassa and make all the changes and they still didn't come out right. I will be devoting a lot more time to that program for sure.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

online inspiration

courtsey of free people blog- (listed in the blogs i follow below.
a fellow fp girl sent this to me a couple weeks back and i’ve been thinking about it ever since! i can think of a million reasons why these would be awesome… as apartment décor, as outdoor party décor, and – wouldn’t they be the best thing EVER for camping in general or at a festival? just let them sit in the sun all day, and they’ll last all night! i am absolutely going to make some to bring with me to bonnaroo this year.
you can by a sun jar here, but you can make your own for much cheaper! i am not good with technical things, like putting together a solar power cell, so i found the easy way :)
what you need:
a mason jar with a clear glass lid like this one from ikea, a solar garden light like the ones pictured above, which i found here, adhesive and glass frosting spray.
start by spraying the inside of the jar with the frosting spray – this will help diffuse the light and give it a warm glow. don’t spray the lid though! it needs to be clear in order to work. next you’ll need to take apart the solar lamp – apparently this can be a lot easier than it sounds, depending on what kind of lamp you purchase.  certain kinds can simply be unscrewed and the solar/battery pack remains intact, whereas others will require some reassembly with adhesive. see here and here for examples.
glue the solar cell, or the parts you’ve harvested from the garden lamp, to the underside of the jar’s lid, and you’re done! close the lid, put your jar in direct sunlight, and it’ll glow all night long!
last image.
What great summer projects. I could fabric cover some of my old unsightly suitcases and the outdoor lights remind me of a jar of fireflies. I must try these.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Laumar art fair 2010

     Last year at the Laumar Art Fair

                       My yummy lunch of nacho's and mango margarita

     Magnet from the James Junk exhibit. Check out that guys paunch.

The cool pottery stand
    The cool pottery stand where i got my favorite mug. I can't wait to go again this year. If you in STL the first weekend in May, you should check it out.