Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Feeling Blue...

Unfortunately I've been out of the loop for almost 1 year now, I have been too busy working to really get my hands dirty, but It's always there, just on the edge of my mind, waiting to get out.
Thank you to all who have been looking for me, I truly apprieciate that. Now that the Day Job is slowing down, just a little I hopefully can get back to my ol' self and get some things moving again...I do have a few things going on over at The Morsel, so check it out in about a week or so, and I do have some Christmas things in the works, but it is moving slowly.
I havent forgot about you gals over at Etsy Cottage Style, I go over and take a peek every once and a while, just for some inspiration and daydream time...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Off the Beatin Path...

I have been up to no good of course, not paying any attention to my clay, its just getting hard down in the studio :(
I have been neglecting my new business adventure that is Black Kat, only to be on the Motorcycle!!!
I know, I know, I should be responsible, and follow through with ALL my obligations, but I'm sorry I cant, when I'm not at the day job (yuck) I am on the bike, I.. have become addicted, I cant help it, all I want to do is go places on the bike, and I totally blame this cutie, Yes, Thats my Hubby, BUT its now his fault that I am now a biker!! I absolutely LOVE it, and I am hooked, the more I ride the better I'm getting, so Thank You, Mark!! Yay!! One of these days, (I suppose when its raining) I can get back to doing whatever it is I should be re: responsibilities and then back on the bike!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just had to Post This...

Thinking back to the days of my youth... I thought this was some funny shit, any way Hope you enjoy...


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to all!!!

Duh!! Hope you all have a Wonderful Easter or whatever your belief is.... Just enjoying the day off, relaxing for a change. Here's a sweet little critter that reminds me of Easter,Spring, and all things cute :)

Hope to post with more important things later on in the week!! I have so many changes going on, I'm spinning!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Where has the time gone???

Hello all!! I cant believe its the first day of Spring already, this marks the beginning of a really busy weekend for us, Tomorrow is mine and the Hubby's wedding anniversary, (Let's see if he remembers) its 12 years and we usually go away for the weekend sometime throughout the year.
Then its my oldest son's B-day on Sunday!! 14 whew! How fast did that go??? He doesn't need me anymore and knows everything there is to know about life, so I guess my job is done WHEW!! That only took 14 years, I must be good!! Ha, Ha LOL!!!
In all seriousness, it does go by too fast, so if any of you out there have little ones, PLEASE take advantage of this time right now, they are only babies for such a short time, and pretty soon, they become teens, it is much harder than I thought, and I now know how right my Mother was. I say that more and more these days...
Now to change the subject...
I am embarking on new and exciting adventure, Opening my own baking business, after all I do know my way around the kitchen (Day Job) and baking is a secret passion of mine, that has been dying to get out for a few years now.
I have all the Business licences filed and the DBA paperwork is done, I am starting small setting up shop at our local farmers market every Saturday during the summer, it is going to be hard with keeping the dredded day job, but... anything worth doing is hard right?? I think this is exactly what I need to be doing and that is a good feeling!!
Next, I am going to change up the blog a little bit or even start a new one dedicated to the business,I will begin next week on one of my days off, I most likely will be starting another blog, named after the business, but I will reveal that when I finally get my ducks or should I say cookies in a row!!

Found this little beauty at Teamsugar, its a pretty cool site, I dont go there often, but I thought this was pretty inspiring!!!
Thats all for now, still looking forward to a swap I've entered for Easter, and I will be back from time to time, my inner artist comes out to play once in a while so I will post whatever I am up to with that, oh yeah and also I will be setting up a lot of cool art kits in my Etsy shop soon, I need to destash a little bit, so I will be keeping yall up to date with that too!! Whew!! I better get movin'!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Swaps...

Recently I was lucky enough to be included in some great Valentine Swaps, Here are the photos of what I recieved...
The first is from Sherri from The Vintage Rabbit I absolutely love what she sent me and she is the sweetest person we have become friends very quickly...

Sweet Cupie Doll Vintage card...

Beautiful Handmade Tags...

Handmade Journal...

Thank You Again Sherri, and Happy Valentine's Day!!
Now here is what Lori from Black Crow Primitives sent to me!!
I absolutely Love her and she is hanging from a little lamp I have in the Living Room!!

Here is a closer look at her little Face!

Thank You Lori and Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Love is in the Air...

Hello to all, I havent been on since before Christmas but I wanted to make sure when I came on to post it was about something and not just the usual update to let you know I was still alive but feeling uninspired Blah,blah,blah!!
I have been working on putting two Valentine Swaps together, and I think they came out really cute!! I'm not really the Valentine type, I mean the Hubby and I dont really get each other anything and I dont really care weather I get candy and roses or not. We like to get each other things and do things for each other throughout the whole year, so Feb. 14 is just another day in Love...... (yuck right??)
To be honest with you I have been feeling very uninspired lately and I suppose its just a case of the January Blues, I get them every year an then something happens, I dont know if its the anticipation of Spring, or the Birdhouse out side my Kitchen window, or maybe even that the days seem to be getting a little longer, I start to feel antsy to Create something!! I believe Thumper called it "Twitterpated".
I will be working a lot the next few weeks and getting all my ideas together for a new blog I have been wanting to create but never made a priority also getting so many of the projects I have started but never finished!!
Here are some photos of the little Valentine Boxes I made for the swaps, I did one for PWGL and Jeanne called it "eye Candy" so I took that idea and went with it I think they came out fabulous, and they are low in fat and have 0 calories!!

I altered 2 actual candy boxes with really pretty scrapbook papers and glass glitter...

Then I filled the little paper baking cups with all of my favorite pink and red Valentiny kinds of "eyecandy".

Buttons,Beads,Baubles,Ribbon,Paper Flowers,Pom Poms,and even some little Vintage Crystal Hearts made their way into there!!

A closer look...

Another closer look... oooooooooooooooooooo I LOVE those red paper roses, I dont know if they are vintage or not but I've had them in my craft stash for years...

Tied up with a bow and ready to go!!
Hope to hear from some of you guys!! It's been a while since I've chatted with any of my online community of friends! I will be adding something like these to my Etsy shop within a couple of weeks, maybe not all with a Valentine theme though!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Vintage Inspiration!

Scouring through Flea Markets, Digging my way through old junk shops,Finding bargoons at my favorite antique shops, These are a few of my favorite things...
I've really had a hard time lately with finding inspiration for the Holidays, I dont know if its cause' I'm at the ol' day job way too much or the days are so damn short I wake up to dark and come home at night, or maybe a little of both. BUT I have found some light by way of Sparkley,Shiny, Old Vintage Rhinestones, and Buttons!!
Oh how I do love the hunt for something wheather it be in one of my favorite shoppes, or even on ebay, I cant seem to find enough of these long forgotten little pieces of treasure!! I really should have better photos, of these and maybe I will, I'm taking a trip to the Antique Barn on Sunday with my Sisters, so I hope to get pics there as well, If they let me...
For about 10 years now I've had a collection of old antique bottles, I've always liked them, I pick them up here and there with the thought of altering them, or even one summer I filled them with homemade bubble potion and made hand made bubble wands! Those were cool, But I always wanted to make angels out of them and fill them with pretty treasures, and low and behold Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine Beat me to it with Snowmen!! But thats ok, Mine are much prettier!
I dont have them done, BUT the collection of treasures has been collected, the vintage pom pom fringe and chenille bumps has been dug out, and I even have some really pretty wings to put on them.... Here are some of the jewelry finds I have...

These Buttons are just Beautiful!! And truly Antique, I found the same ones goin on ebay for WAY more than I paid for them!! The 2 on the left hand side are really pretty snowflake clip earrings!! LOVE THEM!!!

Earrings like my Mom and Mayma used to wear when I was little and I used to watch my Mother get ready to go out! I remember liking the smell of her perfume :)

Crown Pin with some missing stones, But I liked it anyway!! I'm sure if I owned a crown, it would have a few stones missing!

Look how pretty these pearl earrings are!! And check out the pretty little loose Rhinestone buttons are I found 6 of those on ebay, They are goin to be hard to part with!
Thanks for looking, and I hope I may have inspired you a little bit, I should have more to post next week one day, Maybe a finished Snow Angel or two!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

One Serious Post...

In Light of What has just happened to my Country I have to say what I am feeling, I feel it is something that is felt by millions...
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of my country, for the first time, I actually cried when I voted, and I actually cried when I heard my President speak!, I feel so proud right now, You may not agree with all of President Obama's policies, or with his tax plans, blah, blagh, blagh, But here is the reason he is the one, He stands for PEACE, He wants to end this horrible war we shouldnt be fighting, and He wants to bring home our troops :) They deserve to come home to be with their families, and to know they have a President and Country that is Proud of them.
One more thing, To know that as a country we voted for a Black Man, an African American Man, is so Important, I dont think I even can begin to understand how much this is going to change things, and to the prejudice people I even know in my family Shame On You for not understanding How Important this really is, Shame On YOu for voting for John McCain because of no other reason that Obama is a Black Man!! Shame On You for not seeing the bigger picture because of your narrow mindedness!!
OK I'm Done, I feel better, and prouder, and Happy :)
That's all for now!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Trick or Treat Smell my Feet...

Happy Halloween and Welcome to the Party!!
Better late than never I always say!! I don't have an excuse other than I wasn't ready until today!!
When I woke up at the ass crack of dawn this morning I was inspired to write a little Halloween poem, The Moon was still awake and there was frost all over which made it eerily foggy and pretty outside, So, in my warm PJ's and sipping the first of many cups of coffee I wrote this little number, I thought it turned out pretty nice...
Black and Orange Glitter
Pumpkins off the vine
Candy Corn in Buckets
Witches Dressed in Fine

Red and Yellow Splendor
Harvest time is Here
The Moon wakes up Early
Night time Creatures Near

Brown and Withered Branches
Ghosts and Goblins near
What Costume are you Wearing???
Halloween is Here!!
Here are a few things that are goin in the Shop TONITE!!! I've been trying to a lot of things done, but Life keeps on getting in the way!! So, Without Further ado...

Mr. Punkin' Head of Course

Halloween Pals, Arent they the Sweetest??? They're keeping an eye on the Secret Stash Hidden inside!!

Close up of his little Pumpkin Hat charm...

3 Little Skellies all dressed up and ready to go!!!

Look at her New Feathered Hat!! And Matching Designer Handbag! I thought it went great with her Magic Wand(From Olivander's Of Course!!)

Take a look at her sweet little Trick or Treat Bucket!!

Look How Cute is her Little tiny Skelly Charm Hat Dangle, They are all the Rage this Season!!

Pumpkin Totem is Almost Finished!! Just a few more things to do before they can be assembled!!

And Last but Certainly not Least, A new Friend for Punkin Head!! He needs his arms, of course and a new Party Hat and He will be ready to join his Buds for the Big Night!!
I hope you enjoyed and had as much Fun looking as I did creating!!!
Luv, And Happy Haunting!!