Thursday, December 27, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I just got these beauties in the mail this week. Check out Anthropologie and Junk Gypsy...total inspiration for me!! Both so different, but both so much fun! And hey...hurray for a model without stick straight hair!
My friend Deb Trotter has a new blog you MUST check out! She has a few cute photos free for creating. I used the one with the little farmer boy. He's so cute! Thanks Deb!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
My husband and boys have been going football crazy!! Their fav teams?? Univerisity of Texas, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys!!
During my few days off of school, I HAD to create a little something, and that's what I did! Check out these tiny tiny soldered charms. I put vintage lace, fabric, and patern pieces in them. I think I'll make a fun charm bracelet out of them.I also made some fun thank you cards. I used old photos of myself and fun zebra printed cards straight from the dollar area at Michael's! I should have grabbed more of these cards while I was there!
It finally got a little cool down here in Texas! Guess I have to put the flip flops away...for a month or two! Happy Week!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Other happenings this week....the Red and Green Parade between the two High Schools in my town! For the second time, the class float was created at my house...paint, papers, poles, and lots of teens making a big mess on my driveway. What Fun!! My son's "vintage" Bronco pulled the float down the street. My husband and younger son drove and I stood on the sidelines taking photos of course! The kids in the float all threw candy. The theme was "Put the Fear in the Caveliers..." Cute huh?
I've been TAGGED by Beelicious and Danni so here goes...
7 Random things about myself:
1. I am a native Texan...no plans of ever leaving my great state! I am a fourth generation Texan.
2. I like to put myself into many pots...teaching Kindergarten, sewing easy projects, soldering, scrapbooking, digital creating, canvas collage, keeping up with blog friends, flickr......all in one day!!
3. My pug is the spotlight of our family. We revolve around her.
4. I have a B.A. in Education at the University of Texas, and a minor in Home Economics.
5. I have naturally curly hair and I used to iron it on an ironing board in high school.
6. I collect trims, laces, fabric, paper, stamps, glitter, digital kits, vintage aprons, antiques, etc.
7. I have eaten an entire cake, a pan of brownies, and a pecan pie with a fork....not on the same day of course.
That's about it! Fun!!
Friday, October 5, 2007
I also soldered this Dick and Jane charm bracelet. I used 1" charms. I actually cut the photos out of one of my vintage Dick and Jane readers. The scans just didn't look authenic enough!
Monday, September 17, 2007
One of my very favorite reruns from the mid to later '70's as a child was That Girl. I loved Marlo Thomas so much, I tried to straighten my very curly hair with an ironing board to have that fab posh look. OK, a curly haired Texas girl could not very likely turn into a posh New York sleeked haired beauty overnight...
I made these collages starring Marlo Thomas' Ann Marie...otherwise known as THAT GIRL!!
I found "That Girl " Paper Dolls and I went crazy!! You can click on the doll and clothes, and it will enlarge big enough to cut out and play! Check out this fun doll....
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Check out the girl wearing the "Barbie Wig!" She totally cracked me up...I think I'll send her to the Barbie fan in our swap group!!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Retreat....in a tiny town called Wallis, TX!
http://www.premierestates.com/ I went with an old friend and her art group. In between working on projects, we did some antique shopping. I found my heaven in an old five and dime! The sweet lady who owned the store must have been in her 90's. She had an old cash register with the big crank that said, "chichingggg." She gave me some old patterns and must have thought I was a nut buying this stuff. I think I made her day!
Here are a few altered books that I finished. These 1960 hair nets were a steal at .50 each! I tossed the nets of course...although they WERE made from "real hair!"
I got my books from for pennies, and the pattern girl and papers were the freebies!
Something fun I made on the last day of the retreat! My "PLAY" banner!