Thursday, May 28, 2009

Its all about the Bag

One of the classes I took last November at Silver Bella was a canvas bag class called "Prada Smada" we took a canvas bag from Michael's and painted it , stamped on it and added lots of vintage lace , ribbons buttons and other goodies...I really wasn't sure what to bring for this class as we were to bring some fabric and trim for our bags. I picked some dark colors of black , green and brick red...of course these were not the colors of paint which where provided to us they were pinks, blues and creams..DUH!!! I really had no idea, this was my first time to Silver Bella and now I know everything is PINK!!!!!! I decided to try it again since I really liked the when my friend Karen's b-day was here I just knew she would love a PINK bag! This first one I made just for her, I painted pink and cream stripes on the bag then stamped with french writing stamp.

I added the pocket with Vintage lace and buttons and made a cute ruffle for around the top. I finished it off with a flower old lace and ribbon hanging down and a beautiful vintage pin in the center of the flower. She loved it and screamed when she opened it up!

Then I decided since I like her bag so much that I simply must have one for me..this a picture of my bag. I made the ruffle around the top of the bag with it...and put this lovely Vintage pin I found on the pocket (I was saving this pin for something special) Don't just love to hoard the GOOD STUFF!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Ever get that "Start the car feeling" like that Ikea commerical on TV where that lady thinks she just got the best bargain ever and runs out yelling at her husband to start the car because she is sure they rang it up wrong and will come running after her. Well I got that feeling when I found this beautiful all glass crystal chandelier hanging over a table at an estate sale I went to. I had been looking for one for my shop to hang over my front desk...I even had it all wired up and a switch put in when I did the remodel knowing that I would put it up there when I found the perfect one. Well check it out I got this beauty for $125, they said it was from the mid is all glass and sparkles like diamonds! I looked around at lighting stores just to compare and most of them that were all glass started at around $700 and!The pictures do not even begin to show off just how beautiful it really is I just love it and fits perfect...START THE CAR!!!!!


Now that my room is so pretty I have to show it off!! Look at the cute little owl that holds some of my tools..he sits on the cute tray that I got from my sweet friend Jessi just perfect! I love the fact that the skirt I made to go around my work table hides my junk on the other side..sweet. I am making a cute swag to go across my window almost done with that tissue paper pom poms...yeah can't wait to show you.



My room is this really was a process, I don't know how those people on Clean House do an entire home! This one room took me about a month to do..lots of stuff to clean out and organize. I just love my new room and I can find everything since it now has a place! I am still on the hunt for a few items to fill it up ( I have one empty space on the wall) and I know what I want, just need to find it. And of course I have been looking for an old vintage dress form. I am taking a 18 day trip this summer to South Dakota (Sturgis Harley Run) trailering bikes with motor home, but little does my husband know we will be making a few stops along the way as there are many antique shops along the way..he..he