Sunday, December 30, 2012
Well, it's almost the end of the year. That's a great reason to reflect upon how I spent 2012. I'll have to say that 2012 will be a year that I will always remember. Several VERY special things happened in 2012 ... life events that I will never forget. 1 -- In the spring I learned that I was selected to be a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and would travel on an Arctic Expedition with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. I had a FABULOUS, educational time exploring Arctic Svalbard. Thanks to Google and Oracle who were also sponsors for this trip. There I saw seals, walrus, numerous birds, Beluga & Fin whales, and polar bears. I was also able to experience and learn about climate change first hand. I also traveled to Washington D.C. and Dallas with National Geographic. First, to D.C. to prepare for the expedition and then to Dallas to share about the expedition and the ocean curriculum we've been working on. This was a life changing experience; and one where I met some fabulous people from around the globe.
Friday, December 7, 2012
When the partner in my booth space said that she was going to make a trip into the store tomorrow and she was willing to take my items too, I had to jump on that opportunity and redo a couple of items for her to take in. We live a 2 hour and 15 minute drive outside of the city where we have our booth space. THAT'S why this was such a great opportunity. I didn't have much time so I managed to redo a chair and a footstool, plus create a few "smalls". Here's the original chair... well, I had already removed the red vinyl seat at this point. here.
Friday, November 30, 2012
All evening I've been creating pillows similar to what I've seen pinned on Pinterest. It's been lots of fun. Here's a few pictures. I decided to display them in an old suitcase.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This evening has just flown by. I finished up some craft projects; I'm getting items ready to take into my booth this week end. And...... the books I ordered arrived!! WooHoo. Just take a look:
Monday, November 19, 2012
As I said in my last post,I bought some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. In fact, I bought FOUR containers of Milk Paint: Luckett's Green, Tricycle, Ironstone, and Shutter Gray. So far I've painted two projects. Here's a glimpse:
Friday, November 9, 2012
Well, I ordered some of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint. I've had it for a few weeks now and have been rather scared to give it a try. Today I sat down and watched the first three videos on MMS web page to gain some courage. How can Milk Paint be scary??? Look at the cute packaging that it comes in.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
When my daughter and I were shopping for a ring bearer's pillow and flower girl basket, she found a set that she liked but it only came in pure white and she was using a slightly off white for her wedding. So she asked if I could make something similar. Well, of course I can, I replied! I was excited that the set she liked had a pearl pin on the front. I thought that perhaps I could use a few of the vintage brooches that I have to decorate the fronts instead of the fake pearl pins the store bought set featured. I also decided to make a card box for her to sit on the gift table. I saw these types of card boxes on Etsy for more than $100. It took some time, but didn't cost anything close to that to assemble it myself.