Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mirror Mirror on the wall...

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
With a little paint, fabric and boa (yes, that's right, a boa) I transformed this mirror into the fairest of all!!
I took a very large oil painting from the 1960's and changed it up several years ago with a brown paper bag treatment. I then used hook and loop, (velcro) to attach picture frames to it. I was getting tired of it and wanted to change it up a little bit. The space for this wall hanging is a dark space so I thought putting a mirror there would reflect some light. I shopped 'til I dropped but couldn't find what I wanted so I made my own.
I just need to finish the top with the boa trim, but other than that it is finished.

BEFORE with brown paper bag treatment....

You are the fairest of them all!!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Table makeover

I have really been in the mood to change things up in my house. It is probably the nicer weather, but I sure have the redecorating bug!! After looking around my house for a possible victim I chose to paint my end table. It was kind of brown and drab before, so I thought I would try the blue distressed look.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Necklace Holder

Items you will need for this project are:
Fabric and batting large enough to cover the area
Decorative knobs
Glue Gun
Cut your cork according to the size of your frame opening. Cut 2 layers of batting the same size. Place your batting side on wrong side of  fabric and cut fabric larger than your cork so you can pull the edges around.Pull fabric tightly and glue in place taking special care at the corners.
Make holes in the back of your cork for decorative knobs. Place your knobs through the holes and poke through fabric. You may need to make a slit in your fabric for the knob to fit through. Put your frame back together and enjoy!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010


 If you've never been thrilled
 To the very edges of your soul
 By a flower in spring bloom,
 Maybe your soul has never been in bloom!
~Audra Foveo~


Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's Party"!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Grandma's Oooey Gooey Pineapple Cake

2 small cans crushed pineapple (8 oz)
1 egg
1 1/2 c sugar
2 c flour
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
Mix together first 3 ingredients. Add flour, soda and salt.
Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake 350 for 25 minutes.
While cake is baking make topping:
1 cube butter
2/3 c evaporated milk
2/3 c sugar
1 egg yolk
Bring to boil for 6 minutes.
Pour over hot cake.
Serve Warm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Memory Hug

My loss has left a hole in my heart.
That hole never goes away...
I learn to live with it.
With acceptance of the loss
And changes in my life,
The pain lessens.
Eventually memories fill up the space.
But it never goes away.
Then, when I least expect it,
A memory spills out
Of the hole in my heart
And washes me clean again with tears.
I think of it as a "MEMORY HUG'.