Finishing Up a Few Projects

Although I've been wanting to work on some projects around the house, I've been finishing up some craft projects these days. It's been so hot, I just haven't had the energy or drive to tackle some of the home stuff like painting the tub, painting the kitchen, and don't remind me ... painting the outside of the house. Ugh! Definitely too hot for that! So here are some of the things I've accomplished the last couple weeks. The new oil painting was … [Read more...]

Itty Bitty Bottles

Lately I've been lovin' bottles. I seek them out in boutiques. I search for them in flea markets. I hunt for them in the little dump in a hidden location at the forest preserve down the street from my house. I can't get enough! My hope is to alter enough of them in a pretty enough style to sell them. I keep practicing, finding ideas wherever I can. At the same time, I'm practicing photography skills. So this post is a combination of the two.The … [Read more...]

In Friendship’s Garden Vintage Bottle

About 3 months ago I started a bottle collection. Some of the bottles I've left in their original state, and some I've been prettying up with paint and embellishments. This past Saturday I visited Cracker Jax in Dekalb and scored two finds. One was a creamy matelasse coverlet and another was this adorable little perfume bottle. It's missing the lid but I don't care. It has an adorable booklet tied with a little pink cord. It still has a little … [Read more...]

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