Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Two New Favorite Blogs for Me

Have you ever stumbled on to a blog and thought, "Why have I never seen this before??"

Two that I particularly love that I just found are:

I love everything about the things that Vicki makes.  She has some fantastic quality tutorials on her site.

Really,  really great painting tutorials!
I have seen Karla's Etsy Site site with her dress form tutorial but just discovered her blog.

Friday, January 6, 2012

You have to start somewhere!

Our little shop has been open since September and slowly evolving.  We bought this tall hutch at an estate sale and it was just what we needed.  See the bench in the back?  My husband made that.  Most of the things shown sold (hooray!) and it's going into its next evolution.
So here is Early December at For the Birds.

This little spot has become a chatting and visiting area for old friends and new ones! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I have been trying for a while now to find this artist: Mrs. Bingles Vintage Christmas!  I had seen her work more than a year ago and finally found her blog again.  She makes the most AMAZING ornament trees I have ever seen! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Train Case Giveaway at GatherYerRoses

Rebecca makes the most beautiful treasures out of old train cases!  This is a great giveaway so go and check it out!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

REALLY nice giveaway!

The Girls over at A Beautiful Mess have this have to enter before Monday.  Great piece of jewelry from Victoria Stoehr Designs.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Finally, a project to post!

I created this birdhouse, actually re-worked it from it's former homeliness.  Mod Podge fabric on the sides, lots of paint application and removal.  It was a good project for my recovery from surgery.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

News from the Homestead

I'm finally about done grieving over the arthritis in my hands.  About 8 months ago, I started going to occupational therapy because I have early onset arthritis.  I have had to give up playing my guitar, throwing pottery on a wheel, and just being rough on my hands in general.  I need to save up what I have left in them for as much art as I can handle. 

These are the splints that I wear.  Only at night or for hard work now.  I had to wear them 24/7 for a few months.

Opened a little shop:  vintage and handmade stuff.  It's called For the Birds.  It will take a little while to get in the black but I have met so many great people! This is the logo that my daughter and I designed:  

The sign looks similar except no text under the title.  I have a tagline on the back of the card that reads "Vintage Hip" which I think I like better than "A Unique Shop"

These are some of the fabrics that I'm working with to decoupage some footstools:

Well, that's a start for getting my blog going again.  See you soon!