Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I really took note of Lavendars Garden's blog. She is thinking of ways to help others. I think it is wonderful and I am going to participate.
I think it is great to help out the shops that hvae not had a lot of sales and/or have people in need. One of her ideas is to create treasuries with undiscovered shops!!!! What a great idea!!! I am working on it and a lot of other ideas. To see her ideas, please go to her blog.
Many Blessings To All!!!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Here are the Rules for the Award:
1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.
OK I will now proceed to narrow it down to at least 7 blogs. There are so many great ones!!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Welcome! My eclectic shop often features items that have had previous lives. I try to make items that are fun,fresh,funky, and if possible, upcycled. They could have been old game pieces, old jewelry or even dog tags. You might find anything.
This recycled beauty has a life of it's own. The shabby chic base is coated with crackle paint, paisley stamped images, white paint pen then topped with a coat of clear sparkle. The inside holds spanish moss with gold and copper balls. The white dove is perched on top a gold and silver glittery nest. The final touch are little gold bells giving the whole piece a great big hug. Toward the bottom the words "When Doves Cry" show your purple love. A must for any true purple hippie. Approx 8 inches high and 4 inches wide.
Please visit her Etsy shop:
"Upcycle Stainless Steel-Letter L
This began life as a stainless steel rabies tag. Two tags are attached together, words facing in, so a nice plain surface emerges. Applied to the 1 1/4 disk is a metal disk and initial. The pendant is then added to a brown neck cord. "
How did she get the denim-like patina on that?
"Dwight-a framed 4x6 collage
I recently read an article about how a lot of families in the old days used to "make do". Making do was taking an old tattered velvet slipper and making it in to a doll hat, etc. I remember my Grandmother used to do a lot of this "making do". I never thought anything of it. She would take and old tablecloth and make me an apron. She would make her own patterns for dresses for me. I never thought of it as a problem, I thought it was neat how she could come up with this cool stuff. In these tough economic times why not enjoy something made from something else? This began life as an aluminum rabies tag. I thought the bell shape reminded me of a Christmas ornament. So I adhered two tags together, words facing in, and a plain surface emerged. I then added an initial, ribbon, and tree hanger and Viola! a cool Christmas treat. What a fun secret santa gift or gift topper."
"Upcycle Stainless Steel-Letter H
Applied to the 1 1/4 disk is a faux bling, watch part and initial. "
This began life as a stainless steel rabies tag. Two tags are attached together, words facing in, so a nice plain surface emerges. Applied to the 1 1/4 disk is the letter A and a cute pineapple paperclip. Staz On Ink gives the piece a little pizzaz. A jump ring is at the top so you can attach it to your favorite necklace or use the attached chain."
Upcycle Stainless Steel-Letter H
The link to purepleartlove is: http://www.purpleartlove.etsy.com//