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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Jewelry and Purses!


Well, on this Tuesday evening here in South Georgia, it is getting kinda chilly! I actually pulled out the Uggs this morning to wear....with all the metal in my lower legs, having them on feels wonderful!

So, with the holidays coming...sooner than I thought....I decided to make some jewelry.....hand wrapped wire pendants and earrings. All the females in my family know they can expect handmade jewelry or some other craft as gifts. I'm still learning wire wrapping and it does take a toll on my hands, but, I think I'm getting the hang of it:

Yes, I love turquoise, so, when I can find any good pieces of any color, I usually try and purchase them. I just adore the little Buddha pendants!

Turquoise Peace signs....red cabochons.....cute little Buddhas.....and natural stones in the mix! Now, I also finished 2 purse which are made from these gorgeous turquoise place mats. I embellished one with hand rolled cloth rosettes and the other with a beautiful cloisonne pendant:

I'm also going to start work tomorrow on my adorable bohemian cloth bracelets tomorrow.....so, I hope every one has a great tonight and tomorrow!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Imagine.....A World with No Hate!

Happy Wednesday everyone,

So, yes, another vintage painted window....sometimes I get on a kick and just can't stop myself. With all of the horrible new items there have been lately, I started thinking about all the children that are affected by all of these atrocious incidents. As humans, when we are born, we are not born hating. Hate is a taught behavior, that we learn by watching the adults around us. I just felt compelled to paint a painting from a child's perspective of love and acceptance of everyone, and this is what I came up with:

The wording around the edges of the painting is....Imagine if you can...Love and respect....Feel with a child's heart....believe with a child's brain...Imagine, if you can!

I still have to add the screws and chain to this piece, so it can be hung, and still not sure whether I want to sell it or gift it....but, I hope you enjoy it.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Snowman on old window.

Happy Thursday,

I love old windows and I love painting on them when I get a chance to score some at a good price, and what better price than FREE, right! A month or so ago, my Mom, found a couple at a yard sale and got two of them for a great price....and, then being the Best Mom that she is, brought them to me! Yippee!

They have both been sitting there since she brought them to me, as I had just to much planning for my trip to Virginia...so, I finally pulled on out. I decided on a snowman motif and it turned out really cute, and, am happy to say, that it has already sold:

I added two eye hooks and a chain across the top for easy hanging. I also sprayed the front and back with acrylic sealant so it could be hung inside or out. My friend that bought it seemed very please with the results. What do y'all think?


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Easy and Delish Chicken pot Pie!

Happy Tuesday!

Hey Y'all, as we say down in South Georgia....it has been a while since I posted! Well, let me catch you up...first, there was a sinus infection....then after that subsided, I was planning hectically for my trip to Virginia to attend my nephew's wedding....and, FLYING for the first time in 40 years...yes, I did say, 40 years!!! Then back home, finishing a painting, after, you know, washing all the clothes for the trip!! Whew.....finally, I am able to settle back down and get into the mood of making crafts for the upcoming holidays!

So, today, even though it has been hot...muggy....and, "they" say we are finally getting some of that rain that is coming up from Texas, i wanted something warm and comfy to eat. After, opening and closing the freezer and fridge and cabinets many times thinking that each time, something that wasn't there before, will be now...hehe....do you ever do that? I decided to make a quick and easy chicken pot pie....taking already grilled, skinless, chicken strips and a bag of mixed veggies and some chicken broth and throwing it all in a saucepan. I let that all cook together for about 15 minutes...added some fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, and a smidgen of thyme...I then added a small amount of corn starch mixed with water to the mixture and let that thicken, then turned on warm while I was making the batter.

I took about 2 cups of Bisquik and added some milk and about a 1/4 of a cup of melted butter to the mixture. I spooned the chicken mixture into my glass pan and then topped the entire surface with small spoonfuls of the batter. I cooked it on 350 until the Bisquick topping started turning lightly brown. i then melted a 1/4 stick of butter and pored on top. When the topping was brown I took out of oven....and, If I say so myself it was DELISH!

The rain is falling and I already have my pj's on sitting in the recliner enjoying this warm and easy meal. Blessings to each of you and I hope to post soon again!