Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Down by the Spokane River

 I found a tiny park along the Spokane River. I've lived here over 20 years and didn't know it existed until today. And in the park?

Heart of McGuire Park


Friday, August 23, 2013

Tin Can Lantern Challenge

This month I've invited a guest artist to join in our group challenge. She my bestie, Debi Barry. The challenge?

I found this idea via a Facebook friend and on Pinterest:

The original post and instructions are from DIY Cozy Home.

I thought we might each adapt this idea for our own use. For example, instead of a hanging lantern, I'm thinking about making smaller votive candle holders.

I especially like this tip:
"here’s the secret to punching the holes without majorly denting the can…
fill them with water and freeze them first!"

So my challenge is for each of us to create one or more tin can lanterns, utilizing each artist's theme.

I feel some hearts coming on!


Friday, August 16, 2013

I Love Frosting

Last month I made a birthday cake for my mother-in-law. I iced it with Betty Crocker frosting.

When done, the label was removed so the plastic tub could be recycled. This was left behind.

Ahhhh. I seem to see hearts everywhere!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Ducky Hair Accessory

Finally, I have returned from my adventures abroad and have completed my duck tape challenge!

I fell in love with this pink polka dot duck tape. When Mom offered her red duck tape to the mix, I knew I wanted to make flowers.

After a little bit of slicing, manipulating, and sticking together, we made these lovely little flower bobby pins!

They look oh-so-glamorous on my noggin, don't you think?

Now... on to our next challenge!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Love Bug

What in the dickens is this?

Love Bug

It's a little painted bug on my face! Jodie had her face painted at our town market. When we got home, she painted this Love Bug on my cheek!

Jodie and I have lots of crazy fun when we're together.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Crafty Hearts

I helped out at a children's program at our public library. The kids made fairy cottages from bark and flowers and sticks and rocks.

They had lots of supplies to choose from

Including these shiny red and white rocks.

Look what I found in the pile!

I didn't go searching, they jumped out at me.

The more you look for love, the more it finds you.