"A Southern Mom, Daughter, Sister, Granny, Dog Lover, Crafter, Painter , Java Junkie Queen, and Friend".

Saturday, January 26, 2013

DIY Cuff Bracelets from Old Belts!

Hi Ya'll,

Okay, we, my wonderful sister Katherine and her husband Charles have been helping move alot of heavy stuff today, and boy are we pooped! But, there have been alot of laughs...we always laugh when we are together.....and it made the moving process easier on me.

So, having almost everything packed and only a little left to do tonight, I thought I would post one more handcrafted item that I completed this week. I have been seeing for weeks all these gorgeous leather cuffs bracelets everywhere. There are fancy lacy cuffs.....leather cuffs with studs....beautiful cowgirl blingy cuffs, and well, every kind of cuff you could want. Also, since I've owned several businesses and have had my wholesale tax id for years, I knew I could order some....but, I thought, heck I can make some.

You know when you pack or move you find things you forgot you had or break down and get rid of things you haven't used for awhile and that is what I did. I found a couple of old belts that I haven't used in forever, and thought...wow, these would make great cuff bracelets....so, I snipped and cut, and glued and added velcro...and voila ...I had two cute new  bracelets....

So, before I moved and knowing I will be without internet for about a week, I wanted to share these with you. I hope it won't be long and I will be back.

Blessings,
Deborah
Velcro for the clasp..makes it easier to put on and take off

One is covered in vintage turquoise and the other vintage buttons

The Moving Process Begins Today!

Greetings to everyone,

Up early here in South Georgia getting ready to begin my moving process today! As, some of you may know who read my blog know about my moving plans...

Have one sister and a brother in law coming this morning to start moving things....Planned first night in new place will be Monday night....not sure if I will have my internet on by then, so if not I will not be on for about a week. I will miss seeing and reading about all the wonderful and amazing crafts and creations and stories shared by all of you....but, will be back as soon as I can.


Thanks for going on this journey with me.

Blessings,
Deborah

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Made It Over 100.....and Painted a Chair Today!


Hi Ya'll.....This is me doing a Big Ole Happy Dance because not only did I make it to 100 Followers thanks to Beth Baumgartner, but.....I made it to 101 Followers thanks to Holly Parper!!!

I can't thank everyone enough for Following Three Dawg Lady Designs as I take this journey everyday with you into the "blogging world", but everyday, I wake wanting to see what my online friends have been up to each day.

Also, today was my last day to paint furniture that needed painting before my move next week. So,   I had this old wing back chair that was in "bad need" of a face lift....so, I painted it today. Two coats of paint mixed with a fabric medium....will have to wait til in the morning to see if it needs one more coat....then I will be taking pics and posting. But, my fibromyalgia has kicked in and I think I need to go and "chillax" for awhile before my favorite program....Elementary...comes on.

Blessings,
Deborah

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ONLY 3 AWAY FROM 100!

OMG....that is all I have to say.....I'm only 3 away from reaching 100 Followers.....Thanks to everyone that has helped get this far.

Love ya bunches!

Blessings,
Deborah

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So, okay, I got Mugged!

Soooo, on Saturday I had a huge moving/yard sale. As most of you, my dear friends know, I was able to get approved to move into a special apartment complex for disabled folks. I'm very excited about the move, but was really excited after the yard sale. I did great....I mean really good!

I was so looking forward to being able to buy some things for my new little place....maybe a new table to paint and decorate.....some new "shabby chic" bedroom accessories...hey, maybe even new bathroom stuff...cause I don't know about you folks....but, I like having a pretty place to go...lol

So, Sunday afternoon, I went to Wal-Mart...yep....it was crazy for me to go there. You see, in my very small hometown of Waycross, Georgia....there are only 2 things folks do on a Sunday in Waycross.....go to church or go to Wal-Mart....well, maybe 3 if there is a big game on. 
So, I go in and I wander around looking at all the housewares and home goods...thinking of what I might buy, then finally go over to groceries and pick up the few things I need. While going up and down the isles, I notice two young men pushing a buggy. I don't think anything about it until I get to check out, and notice that they are at another checkout right beside me....and all  of a sudden I think, where is the buggy they had been pushing? So, I check out and head to my car which is parked at the very end of an isle....way in the boondocks. 

As I turn to cross over to get to my car, they approach me, and say something...but, since I don't speak Spanish I don't understand....one pushes me down...other grabs my purse...and run!!! ANYWAY.....a witness sees me, comes over calls 911...another runs into store....police come....I'm okay...as I had my phone, and keys in my vest pockets. So, after all the crying and talking to the police....I started laughing out loud......the officer looks at me like I'm crazy....I finally stop laughing and tell him.....they might have got all my cash from yard sale...but I have no credit cards..only a debit.....my credit score is as low as you can go after losing everything after my accident which caused my disability....and I said...they didn't get much!!!!

Anyway, it was an experience...but, I'm fine and still going to fix up my little place...but will just take a little longer...

Blessings,
Deborah

Dolls, Dolls, and more Dolls! Oh My!

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

Wow, I didn't post anything over the weekend.....had a huge yard sale and other things going on...but, I finished several more of my Sacred Spirit Dolls and I wanted to share them with you. I just love making these dolls, and hope to continue making them and hopefully get them to "new homes".

Again, let me say thank you to my sister, Becca, for awesome shots of the "girls". So, without further adieu....here are the new pictures of the Sacred Spirit Dolls by Three Dawg Lady....
They didn't want to sit right!

Here we are.....all pretty!

Lounging by the hot tub!

Now, she is a "photo hog"

She loves for her hair to blow in the wind!

She is from Jamaica, Mon!

Much wiser and older....but still loves Life!


I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.....Blessings, Deborah


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Have You Painted Upholstered Furniture?

Good Sunday Evening everyone....

Wow, what a weekend.....had a great yard sale.....had a lot of fun....and with the extra cash, I was able to purchase some new items for my new apartment.  Yeaaaa!

But, I have a question  to all the "crafters, painters, and talented" folks out there. I have a plain old fashioned wing back type chair....it is covered in a chintzy type of flowered pattern.....don't really like the pattern....but, gosh darn....the thing is so comfortable. It "fits my butt" just right...as we say down here in Southern Georgia.  I have seen on other sites, how people can and will paint their cloth covered furniture. And, they always look beautiful afterward...so, my question to you all is...has anyone ever done this? And how hard is it or does it have to be? I have see where you have to use a certain type of paint....then I have see others that mixed fabric softener with water that they sprayed onto fabric, then used regular paint!!!

My poor brain is in over load for reading all the stuff that is out there...BUT...I decided I would come to the folks that know....YOU!!! My followers....so, please anyone...everyone.....I need help with this. I want to get this chair painted before I get moved....so, anyone...."help a lady out"... lol

Blessings,
Deborah

Friday, January 18, 2013

I Wish Everyone Could Be Here for my Yard Sale!

Oh how I wish all you, my friends, could be here tomorrow for my HUGE moving/yard sale. Wow, my driveway and carport is jammed packed with wicker furniture for sale.......books upon books......toys.....
crafts and paintings.........kitchen stuff........clothes.....and so much more.

It is going to be chilly here in South Georgia in the morning, but I will have a huge pot of coffee going in the morning outside for all "lookers and buyers" to sip on while shopping, and it would be so much fun to have all my friends here.

So, off to bed for me....getting up early to get things set up.... Wish me Luck!!!

Blessings,

Deborah

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Versatile Blogger Award!!! OH MY!!l

WOW, Kim from http://happyprettyblog.com/ nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award! I am THRILLED.....as I continue on this journey every day in the "life of a blogger"I'm still so amazed that anyone reads my blog...lol, so a BIG THANK YOU to Kim.




Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award (of course).
2. Include a link to their blog.
3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award (include a link back to your post!)
5. Finally tell the people you nominated (&other blog readers) 7 things about yourself

Here are 7 things about me!!

  • I've colored my hair so many times I can't count!
  • I have 3 dogs....Odawg, my beloved mutt who is 10 this year, Pacino, as in "Al Pacino" a gorgeous golden retriever.....and Saphire, my blue eyed, white albino blue pitt.
  • My childrens 3 nicknames in order are: Punkin, KK, and Bodie!
  • My stomach grows so loud it is embarassing!
  • I’m a little white girl … and I LOVE Marshall Mathers...aka...Eminem!
  • I have a HUGE crush on Stephen Amell who plays The Arrow on CW!
  • I ALWAYS have to have a book to read!

Here are 15 nominations!!


http://www.violetimperfection.com/
http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/
http://theivycottageblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.therusticpig.com/
http://www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/
http://www.iampiscesw.com/
http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/
http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/p/who-is-fpd.html
http://www.thelifeofanotsoordinarywife.com/
http://lilluna.com/
http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/
http://naptimeismytime.com/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

Thanks again to Kim and Blessings to you all,
Deborah

8 AWAY FROM 100 FOLLOWERS!!!

OMG....I just realized that I'm only 8 away from having 100 Followers! Do you know how happy that makes me? I remember when I got my 1st Follower....I was ecstatic! Wow, thank everyone of you that takes the time to follow and read and like what I write! It means more than you know....I only wish I was already moved into my new place and I could do a give a way or something!!!

Maybe for the 200th Follower I can do that!

Thanks and Blessings,
Deborah

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

THE NEW GREEN EYED GALS and BLUE EYED BABES!

Happy Tuesday evening everyone,

Wow, I have been busy the last couple days....packing to get ready to my new place......going through things to get ready for a massive yard sale on Saturday, and putting the finishing touches on NEW hand painted wine glasses.

I hope to get more done in the next couple days for the shop where I already have my crafts selling, but for now I wanted to share the new ones I have completed. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Ms. Sassy with her pink hair, and black collar with sparkles

Ms. Anna, fashioned after my oldest daughter

Not letting a "little gray hair" get in her way!

Purple hair and all her Glitz and she is ready for fun!

Little Ms. Sunshine
Blessings, Deborah

Monday, January 14, 2013

I WILL NOT BE SILENT!

Greetings Everyone on this Monday Evening,

When I started this blog early last year, I made a conscious decision that I would not discuss or write about politics or religion. I did this because, for me, these are two very personal and emotional subjects to me and my family, although I was raised in a very political family, and some of my earliest memories are of going "politicing with my daddy", whom was our county's prosecutor for almost 25 years.

I wanted Three Dawg Lady Designs to be about my love for my family, my crafting, and of course, my "3 dogs", and I feel I've done a "purddy good job of that" as we say down south. Yes, I have mentioned things during the course of this past year, that lightly touched on those issues, but not expounding on them, as this is the way I wanted it. I wanted to meet lots of wonderful people across the blogging world, learn from each of you, and maybe along the way, make a couple friends.

But, this weekend, after reading several articles and watching several videos on different news sites, and becoming aware of some horrible , horrendous, incomprehensible things being said, I felt I could NO LONGER sit by and NOT say something. Today is the 1 month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I vividly recall hearing the  bulletin on CNN break into the network that morning with the beginnings of what would be a horrible in this nations history.

And, I remember later that day, how the love and healing prayers for those families were everywhere. Facebook, was lite up with beautiful pictures of candles and sweet prayers. The "blogsphere" was covered just the same. It was amazing as I watched people from all over the world come together in lots of different types of worship and prayers for these families!

But, now......there are people out there that have made videos....given interviews.....even a tenured college professor stating they believe that is was all Faked! "Professional crisis actors were hired"! That the government and news media came together and planned it all. And, folks, there are friends of mine.....good decent , ordinary folks.....that are believing this TRASH!!!

I couldn't sit by any longer.....I HAD TO TAKE A STAND!!!! This is ludicrous....So, I'm Standing and telling "all these fools" to STOP this foolishness! I ask each of you my dear friends, to also take a stand in what ever way you can...through prayer.....writing about it...what ever in your heart....and may we each continue to pray for these families. I hope I haven't offended anyone and Bless each of you for listening.

Blessings,
Deborah

Good Morning Morning...A New Start

First let me say thank to the responses I received on the status of my new move and housing....your kind words meant so much to me. But, I wanted to share something exciting that this whole process will allow.
Because of the way financially I will be better set, this will allow me to set up the little shop I have been wanting to do. It will be inside of another shop...but different.

So, I'm excited that this will allow be to further along the uniqueness of Three Dawg Lady and add so much more....I hope over the next couple weeks I will be able to really get this in motion. AND, I know I count on you, my blogging family and friends for all the much needed encouragement and support that you all give so freely.

Have a great day and Blessings,
Deborah

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Good Sunday Morning

Hil Ya'll, as we say down here in the Deep Southern Georgia woods.....

I hope everyone has had a good week so far, I know I have. I'm so blessed as you already know to have found affordable housing for myself. This has taken such an emotional burden off myself. I look forward over the next couple weeks of moving in and getting the place all fixed up, just like I like it. I've been painting most of the week trying to finish a few small pieces I had been keeping just for this anticipated move.

I hope I can get pics posted soon of the things I've been working on. But, I wanted to take a few minutes this morning to say thank you to each of you that shared your good wishes with me after I shared my story of my new place, and, didn't think less of me after reading it. So, to you, I say a Big Thank You.

Now, onto another subject....I'm still having trouble getting my blog fixed. As I had stated before, I'm doing something wrong and I can't "figure it out".....I still can not change my background the way I want it. Every time I try to change backgrounds the same holiday one is there. So, I had to go to a different template and you CAN STILL see the holiday one slightly on the left hand side. Oh well, I guess that is how it will have to be until I can get my "computer whiz sister over here and let her look at it".

So, this morning I will be going to my parents to visit and chat and drink coffee....I hope each of you have a glorious day.....and remember to go outside or inside, and just stop for a moment and realize how awesome it is to be alive today.

Blessings,
Deborah

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Miracles still Happen!!

Good Thursday Morning my Friends,

I say Friends....and yes, you all have become my friends over this "almost a year since I started Three Dawg Lady Designs"....every morning after walking Odawg...and getting that wonderful, delicious first cup of Java...I run to the computer to see what all my friends have to say in the blogging world.

I've stated several times before, that I became disabled in October 2008, and this was after several accidents and then my horrible fall in October. I lost my home, and everything I had worked for as I had no insurance when I fell. I had to move back to my hometown of Waycross, Georgia and be close to family that could help me rehab and get back on my feet...albeit, one leg is full of metal now. My parents who are elderly and retired lawyers helped me financially until my disability was approved....and paid all my expenses during this time. 

After, receiving my disability and back pay I was able to move myself and my daughter whom lived with me at the time into a nice rental home that I could afford. I, then started teaching myself my jewelry making and crafting.....and even painting. First,  for fun and something to do, but, honestly, it was to sell and make extra income to make ends meet, and Sell I did and DO!. But, now, I'm 56 and my daughter is 24....and we needed space apart from each other. I don't know about in your "neek of the woods", but down here in Southern Georgia, we have a saying "that there is no home big enough for two women"...lol.....so, I moved in with my sister who was divorced and split bills.

Well, then last Summer, she fell in love and got remarried, and has continued to pay her share of EVERYTHING for me....which was such a great blessing for me. But, it reached a point where I didn't feel good about this, and I had to humble myself and realize I had to make changes in my life. So, I knew there were places that helped elderly and disabled people with housing...so, I found a cute little community in my town and applied.....wellllll....I went and looked at the place yesterday and loved it. It is small....but just right for me and Odawg! And, my rent which will include almost everything will be nominal!

Is it the big fancy house or condo...some of you may even have....No.....is it sitting on the beach or lake, like I would love...No.....but, for me, in my Life right now it will be perfect....and also, I will have more money to buy and make more cute things to sell.....and all the way around...it will be wonderful. So, my dear friends....I had to share my joy and excitement with each of you....please be happy for me and continue to remember me in your thoughts as I start this moving process....

Blessings,
Deborah


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

INTRODUCING: My Sacred Spirit Dolls

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone,

Wow, I'm so very excited to tell you about my newest creations....I've wanted for along time now to try my hand in making dolls. I knew I couldn't do the molding of clay, or porcelain....not that talented. So, I had searched everywhere for ideas....collecting bits and pieces from everywhere....and coming up with my "own design".

So, I had decided on ordering plain muslin dolls and had researched for the best wholesale prices I could find. WELL, as if Fate wanted to intervene for me, something told me to go to our local Salvation Army store yesterday. And, and, and, there in the back of the store was this HUGE trash bags full of plain, muslin, stuffed dolls and animals. YES....I couldn't believe, and then, when I asked the price and the lady said..... .25cents a piece.....well, I was doing my "happy dance". So, I bought 5 of the dolls and ran home as fast as I could!

I had had this idea in my head for so long of making these cute, eclectic, bohemian, type of dolls that I could fashion into Life....well, I spent all day and night bringing the first one....yes, mine personally to Life! And, I love her! There are things I want to add......things I want to do better on....but, I think they will be fun making. 

My sister, Rebecca, who is an Artist in her own Right.....and photographer.....took these professional shots of her this morning. I can't wait to see what ya'll think of her.....
Blessings,
Deborah







Sunday, January 6, 2013

Vintage Needlepoint Mirror Face Lift!.

Good Sunday Morning Everyone....

I slept wonderful last night....woke up this morning to a light, lazy, Sunday morning drizzle falling outside. Sat out there with Odawg....yes, one of the Three Dawgs..bundled up in my bathrobe and enjoyed an early morning cup of Java....

So, yesterday, while working on "fixing my blog background" and working on a "special project",
I also pulled down a project I had finished months ago and added some things. My sister, Becca, had given me this vintage needlepoint mirror last year, and I had "funked it up"...as in...it needed a "funky makeover".

So, I had painted it all bright colors and just LOVED IT! But, yesterday, as I was looking at it....I felt like it needed something "extra"....so, I dug out the Cricket machine and cut some "curly q's" and added them on there..... I think it turned out so cute. Took some pics(wish I could adjust my date stamp on camera..but it is broken) and wanted to share with everyone this morning....

Bright, colorful, and Funky!

Close up of needlepoint

What do ya'll think of her? Hope you like her as much as I do....and she will look wonderful in my new place when I move next month.

Blessings, 
Deborah



Saturday, January 5, 2013

Well, I Improvised....and made some changes

Okay...the Three Dawg Lady Blog is a little different.....and not sure I like it...but, I had to find a way to cover up the Holiday background and this is all I could come up with....

so, back to working on my project.....and see ya'll folks tomorrow.

NightNight.....

Deborah

A New Project in the Works...Still can't change my page

Happy Saturday Evening everyone,

Well, I have started working on a new project today and I can't wait to share it with you.
Something I have never done before....but having alot of fun and learning in the process.

But, I'm still sad because i can't change my page background...I have been doing this for along time...and I can't get rid of the holiday background....have deleted gadgets.....etc....added new ones....nothing makes it change....

So, I might have to totally change the whole page to get anything different on there.....so, checking in...
and hope to post pics of the new project soon.

Blessings,

Deborah

Friday, January 4, 2013

Need Help with Blogspot.....Anybody?


Okay, I was ready to get rid of my Christmas background...and had picked out a very cute one for ShabbyBlogs.com.  I've done this a hundred times...

BUT NOW.....I can't get rid of the Christmas background....I've done everything I know....when I go to view blog I see the new one....but then the old holiday one pops up...

Any ideas anyone????

Blessings, Deborah

Back Home! Back Online! And New Grandson Pics!

Hello everybody...wow, I have missed everyone so much. Reading all the wonderful blogs that I follow....seeing all the wonderful crafts and such.....but, had a wonderful visit with my daughter, son in law, and new grandson. It was so exciting to be waiting outside those surgery doors while a c-section was being performed....and a little worried, as this was MY BABY.....giving birth.....but, baby Alan is fine and growing everyday.

So, I got back home to South Georgia and had no Internet!!! Yes, while being in Florida with baby Alan and getting caught up in all the excitement...Guess Who forgot to pay Internet bill?? Yes, you guessed it....ME!!
But, back on line.....trying to get some ideas together for some projects....but had a few pictures to share with you all.....
My precious grandson

Me holding Alan

Look at those Cheeks!!




Alan with my sister Rebecca, his Great Aunt

Blessings to all, Deborah