Saturday, July 5, 2014


When my neighbor moved she gave me this crock that she had in her sun room with a pot of geraniums in it.  As you can see it has a crack in it so it isn't worth a lot of money but I just couldn't throw it away.
I have moved it around the family room trying to find a suitable spot for it.  I even put silk flowers in it last fall, a poinsettia at Christmas time and some American flags in it for the Fourth of July but here it is now bare again.  Then it hit me, it needed something to set it apart and from just an ordinary beat up old crock.
As usual my Silhouette cutting machine came to mind.  I turned the crock around to a better side and applied this sweet bee.  I am now happy with it, it can be plain with nothing in it but yet I can still put seasonal things in it too.

(That is my grandmothers Singer sewing machine cabinet that it is sitting next to, I think they were meant to be next to each other.)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


 I recently picked up this cute little milk can at Michael's Crafts, it was on sale for half price which made it only $5.  Unfortunately the blah and boring finish wasn't to my taste.  So what's a crafter to do?  Well you dig through your craft supplies and get to work.
I chose to do something with burlap and rack - rack, which turned out to be perfect partners.
 I bought the spray paint at Lowe's the other day, not because I had anything in mind to do with it I just happened to love the color.  This particular brand, Valspar, worked perfectly on the metal because it is primer and paint all in one and is recommended for metal, wood and plastic
Here is the finished project.
  I am pretty much in love with this little baby and think it looks just right next to this plaque I made a few months ago.

Along with the pre-made burlap flowers I decided it needed something else so I just started looping twine around to make this flower.  I added a little bling for the center and was pretty happy with the result.

And that my friends is my accomplishment for the day.  I must now do something productive like fold laundry and make dinner- ugh!