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Friday, December 9, 2011

Diesel and lost kitten

Couldn't resist putting this picture out there of Diesel and the kitten my son brought home that he and his friends found alongside a busy road.  I found her a good home and she's doing great.  Lives with three Chihuahuas now.  LOL 




Seed box....

Stumbled upon a picture of my seed boxes that I made years ago.  And they're still being used!  I used to stick all of my seeds in random places and lose them, then started using shoe boxes, but they weren't very attractive.  So it was an easy project to do while I watched a movie one night.  I just decopauged cutouts from some gardening magazines that I no longer wanted, various seed catalog pics, etc.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Two more.....

Just zipping right along......or should I say "sewing" right along?  I think I'm having more fun matching the farics together.





Friday, November 18, 2011

And more bibs......

I actually listed them on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/LadyAlicia.  I figure if they don't sell, I'll have plenty of bibs to give away as gifts, maybe use for the arrival of my niece or nephew when I babysit, or keep for grandkids someday, which I hope isn't for a while yet!  :)  If nothing else, I had a blast making them.




Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Country Candle Holder

Found this metal stand in my neighbor's trash.  It was in such a bad state that I didn't think I could do a thing with it.  But I sanded the rust off of it, scrubbed it really good, then painted it.  It turned out surprisingly well.  I was shocked!  Then I bought this solid cast iron candle holder at a garage sale for $10.  It was a grayish color, so I just painted it to match the stand once I saw that it fit the top of it perfectly.  It was like they were meant to go together.  Then I just dressed it up a bit with some berries and lights, and now I have a lovely addition to my entryway!




My $6 toilet paper holder (mailbox)

Wish I had the before picture, but I can't find it.  It had a pineapple painted on it!  It's serving me better holding my extra rolls of toilet paper.  Holds 4 rolls!  I love it.




Thursday, September 22, 2011

Latest T2T project....

Light bar turned tea light candle holder!

Before Picture:





After Picture:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some of my favorite flowers

Murasakihigezaki Japanese Morning Glory
(say that three times fast!)


Candy Corn Vine

Glory Lily Vine

Datura
'Black Currant Swirl'


Zinnia



Miniature Rose
'Hailey's Innocence'
Rose that I started from seed and had registered in remembrance for my baby niece.....
beautiful Hailey Elizabeth.


Furniture Re-Do

Tiff needed a dresser to take to college.  Since no one in this house liked the clown on this dresser that Sam's dad painted on it when he was a little boy, I decided it was time to let it go.  Even Sam was afraid of it when he was a little boy.  Why are clowns so scary??  :)  This poor dresser sat in my storage room storing hand-me-down clothes.  It was time to give it a new life!  Too bad it's hard to find good wood funriture these days.....

Before:



After:


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Shutters turned into trash can!

I needed a garbage can for my bar area and a friend was Freecycling some old shutters, so voila!
Before:

After:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Think spring......

Mt. Bluet

Balloon Flower
Blanket Flower
Scabiosa/Pincushio Flower
Blue Butterfly Pea Vine
(Clitoria Vine)

Bearded Iris
Corckscrew Vine
Morning Glory
Rose of Sharon
'Bluebird Hibiscus'
Snapdragon
Marigold
'Scarlet Starlet'
Morning Glory
'Black Kniolas'
Cosmo

Ditch Lily
Blue Aster
Bleeding Heart
Dwarf Morning Glory
'Ensign Blue'

Corkscrew Vine

Marigold
'Tiger Eyes'
Zinnia
'Zahara Rose Starlight'
Pot Marigold/Calendula