Sunday, October 17, 2010

Show and Tell *** Birthday Week :)

Hi. I love October. Its finally cooling down, under 100 anyway, and the mornings and nights are so nice. I love Halloween. To me its the official start to kick off the holiday season. I always seem to have so much fun stuff to do in October. So many of my friends and family have birthdays in October. Including me:) It has been alot of fun. My friends and family are awesome. Its been alot of celebrating for a week and a half now. My BFF Johnsie(can we say that when we are over 50?) took my to my favorite Asian restuarant and gave me this beautiful Brighton bracelet. I love it and it is perfect. My Sister and my other BFF Kathy (I have alot of BFF's, thats the good part about being over 50) took me to a ceramic painting studio and I painted this rose cupcake. The cake on the plate in the background was from a previous trip. We had cupcakes from the Cake Cafe. Kathy gave me an adorable kitty tote bag and this adorable Boyds collectable box that has a tiny bear holding a cupcake. Today my other BFF's Mark and Judy took me to eat at Joes Barbque. (If you are in the phoenix/gilbert area; you have to go there!!) But it was kind of a suprise party. Both of my daughters and my son-in-law, grandkids and my other BFF Pat came too. Great dinner, great company and a great hook up with Joanns gift cards:) So, its been an awesome birthday week.

My studio re-do is coming along. Very slowly, but surely. I will have pictures soon, but I did receive the most awesome gift in the mail from one of my blogging BFF's. Francie saw my post about how my theme for my new studio is a french bakery theme and sent me this adorable cake. You can also visit Francie at . I hope you all have a great week and get to spend time with your BFF's.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Make Mine Pink Christmas Ornament Swap

This year we are having a Christmas ornament swap at Make Mine Pink. You are invited to join in the fun! I will leave the link to register at the bottom of this post. This is how it make three hand made ornaments and you will be given three names to mail them to. In return three people will have your name and you will be sent three hand made ornaments. I participated last year and received the cutest ornaments and I cant wait to get them out again this year for my tree. There are so many creative and talented people out in blog land. This is going to be alot of fun. You can register and get all of the details here. . The blog for Make Mine Pink can be found by clicking on the badge for the ornament swap on my sidebar. (This is a photo of one of the ornaments I received last year:) )

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Sneak Peak

I have been quite busy with this whole re-do of my apt. I knew it would be a big job and I am making a little progress. I have a few photos to share of some of my treasures I have found. I cant show you photos of a room yet, for fear someone would send them to the tv show "Horders"! :) I have spent so little on this so far, thats the good news. The bad news is when you go for the good deals, it means lots of painting and sprucing up. That just takes a little more time, and that is something I am kind of short on, but its the adventure! I have found two large domed cake plates for $2.00 each! I got the Eiffel Tower book ends at Borders on clearance for $4.98. I had been eyeing that cute paper plate holder forever at Tillies Attic (the shop I am in) but it didnt match my kitchen before. So I was happy to finally get it:) Plus I can now use all of the things I have painted at the As You Wish Ceramic Studio. I am using the two vintage suit cases for storing my patterns. I love the cupcake picture, I got that at Home Goods. As you can see I am going for the Bakery theme. I have an entry way that I am bringing my antique stove back home and I am going to set up my little entry area and make it look like a French Bakery. Tons of cute ideas for that:) So, my entry, kitchen, sitting area and studio work area will be pink with a French Bakery theme. I got the shelf with glass doors and painted it pink, it will have a dowel to hang on the bottom to thread ribbon spools on. That will be the ribbon cabinet and just below is a night stand I painted pink and put round white knobs on. This will be for my trims and lace. I am looking for a three drawer dresser to paint the same and add the same knobs. I love polka dots and those cute little knobs are perfect. The fabric accents I am using will be pink with with dots too. Cant wait to show you more.

I have been do some creating. I have been in an earring sort of mood. I made quite a few today. I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying the fall weather. I hear its great. I wouldnt know, in AZ its still over 100!