Monday, July 27, 2009

Upcycling to create GREAT outdoor lighting

I have been collecting 1 gallon glass jars from work to use for various things. Mostly they hold stuff like chicken feed, spare change and craft notions but yesterday I was inspired by some great handmade paper that I came across while cleaning and created this awesome candle holder. My son Cody and I made the first one with just paper and it turned out really cool but we both thought it would look so much better with some sort of silhouette coming through. So then I tried it with paper flowers glued on first and then beautiful paper over and this is what we got. I also wired a handle on it so you can hang it up. We lite both candle holders up last night and they looked great outside. I have so many ideas for different themes that I can't wait to make more.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fun with Notebooks

We recently picked up notebooks on sale and I has so much fun creating this book covers. I have since made three more and just keep thinking of ideas that they would work for
*Garden Notes
*Craft Ideas
*Home Improvement
*Trip Planning
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Monday, July 20, 2009

How Cool is This for REcycling?

I just came across this great shop that transforms empty glass beer/wine/soda bottles into everyday house ware. At they take recycling to a new level by creating these great glasses and other items out of empty bottles. I just think it is the coolest idea. Fun and festive house ware that helps the environment.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Surprise Packages are so much FUN!

My mom and I recently decided that we would randomly send each other gifts from online each month. We put a cap of $20 on it and try to buy something handmade. We did this because we love to get stuff in the mail and its so much fun to get something good, especially from other people. Who can resist a good surprise? So the first time I sent my mom this wonderful sample tin of homemade teas that I got from and they are so good. My favorite so far is strawberry tea.

So to my delight I got a surprise package in the mail yesterday and it had this wonderful natural spray lotion and handmade soap. So far I have tried out the spray lotion and I love it. It is very light and smell delicious. The scent is Summer Green. My mom purchased it at

I can't wait to find her next great gift.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Art! New Art! New Art! Can you tell I'm excited

Here are a couple of the new pictures I have finished. Let me know what you think please.