“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Altered Mirror

I did this a couple of years ago, I found this old mirror at an antique mall and decided to alter it. Made an art doll out of found objects and a candle holder out of a wire hanger and added scrabble tiles. I sold it on Etsy!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Suitcase Dog Bed

When I saw a picture of this on the internet I had to make one for my son's dog Chase. On my hunt for a suitcase I found one at a local shop, and asked if she had anymore, I wanted to find the perfect one and she found this one as she opend it up it fell apart and she said I could have it for free. I bought another one just because she was nice and she had lower prices than other places.
it really didn't matter that it was broken in half because I was going to add a piece of wood at the hinge so it would not close. i made a bed of black shearling and added photos of chase and his owners a bow and a doggy bone made of muslin with his name ironed on with letters.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

More Cowbell

A cowbell was updated with an old leather belt, ivy gingam bow and rusty star. also an old photo (my mom and her calf) was tranfered onto fabric, stitched and decoated with some fabric and button.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memory Pot

I was always intriqued by memory jars at the antique malls, that was what inspired me to try to make one. I used a tube of cement crack filler I found at a major discount store, and did a small section at a time. Just squeezed out some stuff and pressed random pieces into place.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Camera Photo Holder

An old camera reimagined into a photo holder. I made wire holders in different shapes and sizes with circular ends to hold photos.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Giant Ant

I found this bug at a flea market and gave it a make over. Painted it black, it was just natural wood. It had wire legs and I gave it old spoons and gave him curly cue antenna, He makes his home at our camper!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Flower Stake

I found a plate at a flea market that looked like a flower, used a garden stake painted it green, added some heavy heavy wire thinys and found some green bottles for leaves. Alsso added flat marbles and rhinestones for the center. I planted in a strawberry jar and added kats and kittens. A cheerful display on our camper deck.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


A small suitcase filled with some flea market finds.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sewing Machine Lamp

I picked this old sewing machine up at an antique store for 5 dollars. My husband helped with drilling a hole for the light fixture and wiring. The reused lampshade I covered in red plaid homespun and I made coordinating yo-yos. It is sitting on an wooden ironing board I bought at a public sale years ago. Also, a mason jar filled with buttons.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tennis Anyone

I am always looking for interesting things to make to hang on my back porch. Here is a tennis or badminton racket decorated with ivy, bird and bird nest.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Concrete Planter

I simply love this stone chimney cap I found in one of my husbands contructions sites. He was showing me around one weekend and I was admiring all the large boulders and I wanted some for our yard. So we wonderd around and I picked a couple out and this square one with a square hole, I had to have it! Later, my dad told me it was an old chimney cap.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Red Rubber Boots

My first entry in my blog! The first several posts in my blog will be things I have done a while ago, most are simple and fun. Here is a pair of childrens red rubber boots that I purchased for a dollar at a local thrift shop. I added red gingim to the sides where the closures were, and added silk daisies for a cute look!

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