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

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sprucing Up My Desk!

Good Morning from a dreary and rainy South Georgia....

It has been raining since last night....although, my poor doggy doesn't like to get his feet wet and acts like he is a purebred....we really need the rain.....so, I can not really complain.

As, I have shared many times....my small, one bedroom apartment doesn't give me that much room to have a craft room anymore like my house did....so, I work and create at my desk. But, this week, while I was cleaning out my huge storage closet, I ran across my box of empty coffee cans and mason jars. I have been wanting to decorate some of the cans and jars to hold all my paint markers and paint brushes. So, guess what I did?

Simple and painted cans and jars, can certainly add a little bit of color and happiness to a dull spot......

I just love them and they did exactly what i wanted and that is when I sit down at my desk...I smile!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mom's Mugs!

Happy Tuesday!

Well, it is Spring here in south Georgia with all the flowers in bloom....which means pollen! Allergy season is upon us! So, have I told you how much I love coffee? I think I have mentioned that in many posts....I love my java.....so, do my children.....both of my sisters....and, of course, my Mom! When, you open the cabinet over her coffee pot, you can see many types of coffee mugs and plenty of them! It seems they coffee mugs are always a standard gift for Mom on special occasion's, which makes sense, since every time our family is gathered, there is always a pot of coffee brewing. Guess what I made and gave Mom for her birthday on the 14th? You got it...hand painted coffee mugs!

Two of the things you need to know about our family is we all love animals, and, most of us have wicked senses of humor....including Mom. I had seen these two mugs on a craft site and just knew Mom would love them. I had purchased new porcelain paint markers from a local craft store and picked up two mugs from the dollar store. I painted the two mugs and let them set for several days. The next step involved me baking them....which included me placing both mugs upside down on a baking sheet in a cold oven and let it heat up to 350 and bake 30 minutes. 

Mom, LOVED the mugs, and I hope you do also:

Mom loves Frenchie bulldogs, so, this is my version which a special I Wuff You!

I just love this one....a funny without the profanity!

So, until the next project...grab your favorite mug and fill it with that wonderful brew and enjoy your day!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My Painted Garden Shells!

Happy Tuesday!

Wow, it has been so long since I posted a new project, but, here I am! So, it seems Spring may be coming here in rural southern Georgia, even though I know there will still be cold days ahead. While these warm days are upon us, my neighbor, Ms. Flo and I have started working in our garden planting veggies and herbs and I thought I would paint us some cute garden art.

I had three huge shells, and decided to paint them bright, vibrant colors......

I have trouble with my hands shaking when I have to hold an object to paint, so, the shells are not my best.....but, I just love them and they have just brightened up the garden so much! I hope you enjoy them also!

Blessings, Deborah