Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Hearts Continue

The last few days have been quiet.  My love has the flu, so I am tip-toeing around, trying to work and be as noiseless as possible.  Here is what I’ve been able to do:

Confetti Jars
Confetti Jars with Heart Confetti

A couple of specially decorated spice jars filled with heart shaped confetti.  The confetti in the blue jar was punched from playing cards, the second one from sticker sheets.  These may never leave my shelves, as I can see so many uses for the cool shapes.

I found a stash of small old pimento jars and will be decorating them as well.

Tea Lights
Tea Lights

Found these great ceramic tea lights and fashioned the wire hangers/handles.  The irregular holders are very organic in design, and with their new handles, they are darling!  Again, I may have to keep a couple of these for myself.

I have been clearing off my desk top, making space for a sewing machine.  As soon as that is set up, plenty ‘o stitching will be goin’ on!  Join me here again tomorrow with the latest installment of the heart chronicles.


Another wire creation

Woke up this morning at 5:00 a.m.

Ideas swimming through my head.  One for a banner that I’ll have to dust off my sewing machine to finish.  Another for a display fixture I need to get pieces for.  I’ll take pics and show them both to you later.  For now, feast your eyes on this:

Straight Through The Heart
Straight Through The Heart

Lots of twisty wire, mat board, paper mache.

Now I will clean off my desk and set up the sewing machine, after a hot cup of coffee.  Thanks for looking!

p.s.  Notice the heart in the center?  It is from my day of paper mache making.  Watch for more of these hearts making their way into projects!

Ikea Christmas

I totally MISSED some great Ikea Christmas decorations this year.  We were at Ikea at least twice before the holiday, but either didn’t see them, or was in too much of a hurry to pay attention.  But today, we were there, and I did score on a couple of super reduced holiday items.


24 small bags
24 small bags

and these:

4 flat candelabra ornaments (white)
4 flat candelabra ornaments (white)

Not trying to brag about the discount, but 90% off!!!!!!!!  No kidding!  They were marked 75% off, but rang up at 90% off.  I wish I’d known.  I would have gotten a couple more of each.  I plan to use the bags at . . . . . FUNKY FINDS!

Oh my, did I forget to mention?  My application has been accepted to have a booth at Funky Finds Spring Fling, this  March 7 and 8, Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth, Texas.

Check it out here:

I’ll be working hard, creating new arts and crafts.  I’ll also showcase some awesome vintage finds for sale.  At last I can tell the world what is going on.  The hearts I’ve posted on this site will be there.  My booth theme is “Heartstrings and Valentines.”  Yes, the lovers holiday will have passed by the time of the sale, but hearts are relevant year round, and also one of my favorite symbols.

Join me at Funky Finds Spring Fling and enjoy all the cool hearts, perhaps you will see one that has to go home with you!