Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What I've Been Up To

Hi there! I'm back. We had a great time on our weekend away. Lots of sleep, relaxing and catching up with all the magazines I've been neglecting. So nice to get away and not worry about projects half done, cleaning house, etc.

Worked yesterday at the High School and was wiped out for the rest of the afternoon. Got a second wind in the evening and worked on a couple little projects.
I've been making these cute earrings out of all the old jewelry bits and pieces I've been finding. I just stuck them on this wire thingy I had. Now, I'm thinking I need to pretty it up a bit, but you can get the idea. I am going to try to make a few more and I will take them to Farm Chicks to sell.






I had this little wire chair frame for a while and finally got around to putting a cushion, rick rack and some flowers on it. I have two other little chairs like this already in my house, so this one is going into a little art project I have planned.




The last project I want to show you was so much fun. I had this little straw hat that I bought at Expo last summer and decided to make it prettier by adding a few flowers to it. I have this thing about using my best stuff. I just don't like to do it, but on this project, I just went for it. I love how it turned out and guess what, I hardly made a dent in my flower stash. It was pretty hard to get a good picture showing all the flowers.
Anyway, that's what I've been working on.



Today I headed over to Monticello to drop off a few items and clean up the booth a bit. I found a couple little things there and at the Goodwill where I stopped on my way. Here are my prizes. Vintage print with neat white and gold frame, vintage basket, amature landscape painting and this little rhinestone pin.
Well, that's it for today. I hope to work on some housecleaning and other projects tomorrow and on Thursday I have a thrifting date with my new friend Tammy! Yeah! You may remember me stalking her a while back. Well, she has her website up and running so a thrifting we will go.

18 comments:

Alexia said...

Hi Lisa, great to meet ya. A very charming blog, love your banner!

Esther Sunday said...

Those earrings are fab!!!!! So is the wee pinchusion chair! You always seem to have wonderful finds- I need to shadow you! Love, Esther

Bari said...

Hi. Just found your blog through the Farm Chicks! What fun it has been looking through!

Natasha Burns said...

Lisa those earrings are gorgeous! Love the bling!!! That hat is right up my alley too, cowgirl AND millinery flowers, wonderful!

Sandi McBride said...

Lisa, you've been a busy girl! I love the earrings...wouldn't have thought of that...I love making Christmas earrings, this should be fun...
hugs
Sandi

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your earrings and that little chair! I wish I lived near Spokane. I'd be headed to that show!

Lori said...

Great earrings! I have so many Mom left me and need to head to the craft store so I can fix them up and wear them. One of these days i hope to find a floral basket just like you bought! I used to find them rather inexpensive, now the prices have really jumped up! Have a Happy Valentines Day! Lori

Michelle said...

Lisa, your earrings are great!

Michelle

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Lisa, I LOVE that Hat! I knew Natasha would love it when I saw it! :))

That basket is sooooo pretty!!! A great find!

xoxo

Martha Kohley said...

Happy Valentine's Day Lisa! See you soon - M.

Sandi McBride said...

Happy Valentines Day!
hugs
Sandi

Back Through Time said...

Love all your cute stuff!! You always find great stuff!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Michelle

Linda said...

I love your earrings. I used a very pretty old picture frame with chicken wire for my earrings and I love it. Sweet little chair.

Happy Valentine's Day may you have a sweet day. Linda

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love all your projects. Lovely. I love that wicker basket! Can't wait to see what you do with that....

Kitty

Lallee said...

Pretty earrings!

Happy Valentines Day!

pinkroses said...

Happy Valentine's Day sweetie! All your finds are amazing...loving the earrings...and lunch with Tammy? One of the most talented people on the planet...love her!
xo suzanne duda

Sarah said...

gooness....I want one of those cute little chairs. Everyone seems to have one. I'm always on the lookout for one! Ha
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Anonymous said...

Super Duper cute earrings you're crafting my friend! Love them (of course I do, they sparkle)! Hey, when you and Tammy go thrifting will you be toting your fabric lined wheelie basket and wearing your barkcloth embellished denim jacket? Maybe I'll try to come find you...I'll be the one waving my brassiere in the air! XO