Friday, February 18, 2011

Getting Organized!!

For the last two days I have been cleaning, sorting and throwing away. I couldn't make another crown until this studio was reorganized. How do we get so many supplies, pieces of paper, ribbon and doodads?? Three giant trash bags later, I am happy to say I can start working again. Every drawer, shelf, cupboard, every nook and cranny have been dealt with. It's one of those projects we tend to put off but when it's finished we are so glad that we did it.
I need to start working on more twig crowns and I really hate to make a mess again, but that's the way it goes.
I hope you are planning a fun weekend. It's raining here and is suppose to rain all weekend. It's actually kind of nice for a change as we have had a very warm and sunny several weeks.
Enjoy whatever you do.
Chat again soon.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Twig Crazy!

Hi all,
Hope you have had a good week so far and are looking forward to the weekend.
I have been working on twig crowns and lampshades this week. I collect the twigs that fall on the ground from my birch tree. It's been really windy so no problem having enough twigs. These crowns and lampshades are time consuming, but so worth the effort. I call them my woodland crowns. They are putting me in the mood for Spring. I think it's right around the corner, as we already have a lot of plants and trees with blossoms.
When I picture going into the woods in a fairy tale these crowns are what I think of.
They are heading out to The Agoura Antique Mart tomorrow.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and a very Happy Valentine's Day!!
Chat again soon.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Hi all!
Happy Wednesday!
Just a little update. Got this cool wooden baguette/candle holder at the flea market last Sunday. Even though it was pouring rain, my friend Jen was selling, and I got this from her. I decided to try my mercury glass candle holders on it for fun. Still not sure exactly where its going, but I like it.
I'm working on these new nests and eggs for Spring. We have been having a lot of wind here lately and the branches on my birch tree just keep falling, so I pick them up and use them to make these nests.
I'm also redoing my hallway. I had a ton of photos up for many years, now it's time for a change. The walls are done, but the hard part is coming up with what I want to put up on the walls. I want it to be very different, not a lot of photos.
If you have any great hallway ideas, I would love to hear them.
If you come up with something I end up using, I will send you a prize. Maybe a nest from my very own birch branches. So get thinking girls.
Spread the word, I guess I just this minute decided to have a little giveaway.
Best idea wins!! Most of the main hall is one side of the wall. So you only have to come up with one side. The other side has a closet door and linen closets. As the hall turns the corner I already have an old window hanging there.
At the very end of the hall I have a pretty white dresser. The rest is a clean slate.
The wall I want to decorate is about 8 feet long, and 8 feet high.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Chat again soon.