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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Picasa & Me!

Today I downloaded Picasa...and I have been on here for hours! But, I really like the ease of use...cause I ain't no techie! The only thing is, it didn't really have all the effects I am looking for. I want a really grainy, faded, antiqie look. I'm not sure yet the correct name for it, but I see it alot...and love it! Oh well, I will search around for more photo editing programs on the WWW! If anyone knows of a good, free program please leave a comment and let me know...
Thank you!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Shudder-Bug kinda day.


Today was such a beautiful fall day. I spent it with my aunt at her job at one of our local hospitals, the courtyard was just right outside her office and I had thought to bring my camera along....so glad I did! The sun was just starting to fade out of the shadows of the building and I had to rush out so I wouldn't miss the warm rays on the flowers and trees, oh, and the water fountain pools were beautiful. Before I knew it, I had snapped about 130 pictures. Now I'm no photographer by any means, but I do love to capture nature when I can. I hope to take a course soon. I see so many beautiful pictures on the blogs I frequent and I hope to learn how to be as good as them. So, here are a few of them...hope you like them...enjoy!




















 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Snakes in the laundry room!

This is what was found on my washing machine today! After opening up our kitchen floor for some renovations this past April for a few days...we have had creepy crawlies, flying thingies, mice and now SNAKES!! My daughter went to grab something from the top of the washer and this is what she found. I googled it and I think it is a baby rat snake...probably here to rid me of my mice problem...so what do I get to rid me of my snake problem?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rubber glove & flower pot makeover.

I can't take the credit for these cute little flower pots, they were the idea of my thrifty Mom. She cut the decorative band off of her rubber dish gloves and put them around those 4 inch plastic pots you buy your plants in at the garden centers. These cuffs were the perfect size for these 4 inch pots. I don't have the before pictures of the process so hopefully what I do have is self explanatory. Hope you enjoy!



Oh what a fun day @ The Farm Fresh Fair.

This post is a year late, but I just had to post these pics. from the https://www.facebook.com/raboncreekfarmfair  anyway...better late than never! I love what I do....and I love that people love what I do enough to purchase my items! A big thank you to all who did...here are a few pics from the sale.

2013 Farm Fresh booth.
Re-furbished thrift store tables, painted and embellished bottles and milk glass.

Roadside table turned pretty again.

Sweet Mom & Daughter! She purchased my re-furbished mid-century sewing chair for her daughter.
More goodies!

Roadside find...now a pretty little side table!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Super easy re-purp!!

Ok...so I can't throw anything away if I see even just a little bit of possibility...(What can I turn this into)? So when we had to purchase some pool chemicals the other day I ran across this weird looking little thing called The Angry Egg...have you seen them? It is this big yellow plastic egg with fizzing pool chems inside...you just toss the whole egg into the pool and it sinks to the bottom and fizzes a few minutes and when it is done it floats to the top and it's done. Only I could not make myself throw it away...I saw something in that angry yellow egg. Hmm, I know...a lamp...an angry yellow lamp. So I set out to find some lamp making supplies.  I found what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby for about 3 bucks..Woo-Hoo! So here are the super easy instructions and pics...not the best photography so please forgive.


Angry Egg bought at Wal-Mart for about $20.00...now I didn't buy this just to use as a lamp...that would be crazy! We really did need some chemicals for the pool and we had never seen this before so we gave it a try...worked pretty good too. I just could not throw it away afterwards so I had to come up with something right?


Super easy lamp kit bought at Hobby Lobby for about $3.00 complete with bulb!
Just drill a hole using something my Husband calls a hole-saw? I can't remember what size I used for this...just make sure it will be just big enough to get your bulb into the opening. The bottom of the egg doesn't come off...maybe it would if it was pried off but I didn't want to damage the egg.


Then just insert the bulb into the opening and the clips will keep everything in place.


Taa-Daa!! A super fast and easy, (and very cute) yellow egg lamp any kid would love on their bedside stand. The yellow egg casts such a warm glow into the room.


Here I was just playing around with the lamp...kinda looks like a giant egg in a giant egg cup...don't-cha think?


This is the front of the lamp...you can't see in this pic but the angry egg face is on the front.


And this is the back of the lamp.


You can do a lot more with this lamp...just use your imagination. If we buy another one I will try something different...like maybe using a string of Christmas lights...or maybe glue pretty little beads in the holes of the egg...the possibilities are endless here!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Shabby Chic Winter Collage



All my beautiful vintage ephemera supplies from Tanja from Sigrid Studios.

I had so much fun with this project...it was my first attempt at creating a collage. I love the Shabby Chic style, the color pink and snow, so I thought I would combine the three. I had this shadow box picture frame for about 15 years hanging in my bathroom, so I took it apart and painted it with ASCP in Old White. I used some vintage ephemera generously supplied to me by Tanja from Sigrid Studios, her etsy shop....and...I want to thank Eleanor Erickson from A Bit of Heaven for letting me play. Ok...so here's what I did. I used things I already had around the house...a painted pine cone...old vintage jewelry...some old burlap trees my Mom had for years...I made my first paper flower using paper that Tanja supplied and in the middle of that flower I have a cameo earring...on the trees I have vintage buttons and an Angel...I made an angel using paper supplied by Tanja and a pink bow that was part of the original frame...and the "SNOW" is Epsom Salts glued on with Mod Podge. Please excuse my lack of photography skills...my next project hopefully will be photography lessons. Again, I want to thank you Ele and Tanja, for everything...this was fun!! Hope to play again soon!  Merry Christmas!   Please visit these ladies, Tanja...  http://www.etsy.com/shop/sigridstudios  (guest supplier) and Eleanor Erickson...  http://www.abitofpinkheaven.blogspot.com.






Close up of pine cone and vintage jewelry...the key was part of the supplies from Tanja.




Close-up of trees... paper angel and vintage jewelry.


The Shadow box frame I used.


Close-up of pine cone and key.


Paper flower and vintage stamp.


Finished Collage.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Vintage ephemera collage

Yes I know, I haven't posted on my blog in a while...and I am ashamed. I have been working on a project that is new to me...collages. I love them...I think they are so adorable...but I've just never attempted to do one until recently. I just came up on an opportunity and thought I would give it a try. I will post pictures and links very soon. So please don't give up on me just yet...and please follow my blog and facebook page...it would be much appreciated. Have a great day....Nan H.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wonderful day at the Farm Fresh Fair!

Wow! I really enjoyed my day at the farm. The day couldn't have been more beautiful. So many great and talented vendors...and a great big thank you to all the customers for coming out and shopping at my booth today...you really made my day!! And a great big thank you to Lisa Stamm & Catherine Neal for all you did to make this such a fun experience for us all, I can't wait till next year.

Friday, September 21, 2012

I think I'm ready for the Farm Fresh Fair tomorrow!


Well Angela and I have worked all day today to get things ready for the Farm Fresh Fair tomorrow. We have the car packed to the roof, still have a piece drying outside...hope it gonna be dry in time. I'm very excited to do this...this is my first craft fair...wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Getting things ready for the Farm Fresh Fair!!

Black & Orange Halloween Vase on (L)....Black & White Vase with Vintage Broach on front (R).

Two small blue vases and pink vase all with vintage broaches on front.

Re-furbed metal shelf in blue.

Close up of vintage broach on painted glass vase.

More thrift store and road side bottles painted in light green.

Collection of thrift store bottles painted and with thrift store vintage broaches on front.

Cute little bottle on re-furbed metal shelf both in beautiful blue.

Pretty Shabby pink vase on Shabby green bow shelf.

Shabby Chic painted bottles.

Shabby Chic metal shelves done in light green.
Just a few things I've been working on for the Farm Fresh Fair @ The Farm On Rabon Creek in Fountain Inn, S.C. September 22, 2012.