December 19, 2010

My little Christmas tree

I have been so busy these past few weeks. I haven't had time to put up a "real" Christmas tree. So I put up a fun tabletop tree. My 19 year old son isn't "feeling it" but its sooooo me.  Make sure you click on the images to zoom my Christmas tree so you can see all the details.  The ballet shoes were mine as a child wannabe ballerina. The toe shoes are from Woodstock Antiques, the shop Queen of the Nest will be moving into January first. (More to come about that later)  The burlap and tulle wreaths that are displayed together over my mantle were made by my friend Caroline.  The tussy mussy on my tree was made by Lisa.  Contact me if you'd like to order a wreath or a Tussy Mussy and I can put you in touch with either one of them.  If you're local, visit the Southern Antique Gallery and look for the Queen of the Nest booth.  I have done very little decorating but I like that what I have done can stay through January after things slow down a little.   Merry Christmas everyone!

September 1, 2010

Homesteaders Metalsmithing

I've been taking Stephanie Lee's Online Homesteaders Metalsmithing class.  What an awesome class this is for anyone who would love to learn basic metalsmithing skills.  Stephanie is an incredible teacher, her videos are awesome.  We have a yahoo group with great comments, advice, tips and a connection.

Here's a sample of some work from the class.  It's not all completed yet.  I'm hoping to break out the resin in a few days. 

Not Perfect, But I love this.

And a couple of finished pieces, Not from Stephanie's class, but I like them.

Click on these to enlarge so that you can see them better.
And my Stick pendant with a Kate McKinnon Flower pod. 

August 1, 2010

How would you like "Miss Mustard Seed in a Box"???

If you've never seen her fantastic site, you are in for a treat!

Mustard Seed Creations: "Miss Mustard Seed in a Box" - 2000 Follower Givea...: "In previous giveaways, I've hand painted a custom piece for one winner. I decided to go a different route for this one and put together a b..."

July 31, 2010

Productive Week!


Finally!  I feel some creativity slowly creeping in.  I've been in such a rut lately.  I've met a great group of women at the Bead Bug in Alpharetta.  We met for our first get together a couple of weeks ago.  We'll be meeting again in a couple more weeks and I can't wait!

 Stephanie Lee's Homesteaders Metalsmithing class starts the 9th, I'm getting REALLY excited about that.

I sent off my registration for Art Unraveled's Adorn Me! 2011 and I got all my first choice classes. 

Things are looking up!  I'll be posting more pictures soon of other things that I have made in the last week.  I'm so happy to be back in the swing of things.  Please give me feedback if you've stumbled across my pictures and let me know what you think!  I'll be posting more soon.

Before…and After


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My son starts his first year of college on the I know all our 18 year olds starting college are feeling overwhelmed and unsure of their future right now.  How exciting to start a new chapter in your life.  (I almost feel like I'm starting a new chapter too.)

February 26, 2010

Hair day!

I'm finally getting my hair done!!!  Can't wait.  She's running behind :(   Adorn me! Starts Monday I am so excited for the experience and opportunity to meet so many talented people. I will post pics and use the blog app on my new phone.

February 1, 2010

Giveaway !!

Look at this gorgeous giveaway from Riki:

I am so lucky to be attending Adorn Me! and taking a class from this incredible jewelry artist!  Have I told everyone how excited I am???  Just wondering!

January 29, 2010

Giveaway at Alicia Istanbul Designs

WOW!  Look at this gorgeous jewelry!!  AND...there's a giveaway!!

I love the quote on the back:

"just living is not enough" said the butterfly
"one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower" ~ Hans Christian Andersen

January 22, 2010

January 18, 2010

Giveaway @ Rosy Revolver

Gorgeous giveaway by Rosy Revolver.  Check it out here:

Check out her Etsy shop too.

Everything is just beautiful!

Lisa Leonard Giveaway

Lisa is giving away her gorgeous new necklace "Illuminate".  Check out her other gorgeous jewelry while you're there!!

January 17, 2010


I have had a LAZY Sunday.  I awoke early, then decided to rest for a few minutes at 11:00am.  I woke up at 5:30!  YIKES!!

I've been searching for recipes and have found lots of good ones to try out in the coming weeks.    Most of them came from Gina's Weight Watchers Recipes.

Well, I've procrastinated long enough.  Time to go to bed and start my work week all over again!  Hoping yours is fulfilling!

January 15, 2010

On Monday, I started Stephanie Lee's E-thoughts course. I've always wanted to journal, but I never knew where to start. Her thoughts are intriguing and I am not saying that it's easy, but her encouraging words and insights definitely give me the motivation I need to journal for 10 minutes each evening, no matter how difficult it may be :)

January 9, 2010

Movie Night

I watched Julie and Julia tonight. Fun movie.

I took a trip to TJ Maxx and upon the advise of one of the Bloggers I read faithfully, purchased some fabulous shoes!! You can see them here:

I also picked up my journal for Stephanie Lee's Thought Threads e-class that begins Monday. I picked up the new edition of Somerset Life as well.

Had a great Saturday! Hope you did too.

January 8, 2010

Change Begins

I've been frantically cleaning closets, dressers, drawers and ridding myself of physical clutter.

I signed up for Stephanie Lee's E-course. Thought Threads. I'm ready to work on my mental clutter as well.

I've been on vacation for what seems like a month :) Going back to work on Monday with a fresh perspective and looking forward to what 2010 will bring!
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