Saturday, December 17, 2011

Birdnest take 2

I wasn't feeling the larger image, w/ the word.

After looking at it most of yesterday-
I took to it w/ scissors.

It looks much better-small.

*this was a gift for a girlfriend*

***Also, I cut the word off,
but wrote it much smaller and put on the back***

Friday, December 16, 2011


Maitatu is LOVE in Basque.
I don't know if I like it tho.

I don't know.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chickadees in color

*please forgive, I took w/ my phone*

I went ahead and added a little color to the birds.
(you can see original post several posts down)

As w/ the sketch,
I tried to lighten the color as it went to the edge.
(more color around the birds and less as it goes further out)

Monday, December 12, 2011

'nuther project

Does it need anything else?

*I posted this on FB and my more religious of family and friends
mentioned a few more names to add to it*

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I have a kitchen island!

It took us 5 years of living without
to realize what we need.

I have always wanted a kitchen island, but
always thought our kitchen was too small
(+- a few inches)

Several weeks ago
while out junking...
I saw a hideaway sewing table.

Right then and there
it clicked!

Tiny kitchen = Tiny island.

I connected the legs w/ 2x4's
then slats to make a shelf.

Painted it an off white -
then aged it w/ a grey/green
(dry brushing)

I put pennies on the top
(per Pinterest)
*about $8 in pennies for the top, couldn't buy tile to cover the top for that cheap*

Now, I just need to buy the 2 part epoxy to clear coat the top.

Thought about doing grout, but hubs and my fear is that the grout would
cover all the details to the pennies.

I have a pantry!


Some of y'all may not think much of this, but for me this is HUGE!

Our house is a 1928 rambler.
Our kitchen is 9'x9'
(+- a few inches)

We have been here 5 years.

That's 5years, of clutter
5years of stuff

I watched Nate Berkus a couple weeks ago-
and he made mention of using an armoire as a pantry.

WHY haven't I thought of that?!?

I was looking and searching for a good 2 or 3 weeks, finding nothing
finding everything, but refusing to spend $$$ on it.

This here cost me $35.
It's about 5' high (I wanted something taller, but this works)

It's not vintage
(what I prefer)
but it IS wood!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Corn Kernel

Popped in my head today to sketch a kernel.

I am not one to watercolor, but lately...
I've wanted to 'play'
See if it would 'grow' on me...

I like it,
just need to practice more.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Still here...
That time of the year...
where you are being pulled...
in a million different directions...

Have things I want to blog,
but just don't have the proper words I want to use
nor have I got pictures.

Mentally, I've done it.


'tis the season.