Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fun Mini-Signs

These little mini-signs certainly aren't a big money-maker by any means but they are a lot of fun to make.   

When doing craft shows and the only space you get is a 6-foot table, it's important to cram as much stuff on it that you can and that includes a lot of little things.

Speaking of craft shows, see my sidebar on the right for the craft shows I'll be selling at next month.   If anyone needs directions or has any questions, please email me.

The weather here has been just gorgeous lately:  lots of sun and cooler temps (high 60's); I love this weather!

Here's to a bloomin' evening!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Little Fall Clean-Up

Today was such a beautiful day and not too hot; perfect for doing a little clean-up in some flower beds.   This particular bed needed some soil amendment so I worked-in a little manure and peat moss first.   Then I moved a few sedum plants to the back and planted a beautiful new lavender plant I bought last weekend as well as some coneflowers and coral bells I had in pots on the front porch.

I hung a 'cottage garden' sign I made earlier in the year next to my 'garden' plate sign I put up last year; it's holding up pretty good and looks so cute hanging there.

Here are a couple other plate signs I made last year but looks like my picket fence could use a little maintenance!

I hope you had an enjoyable, bloomin' Saturday!
Take Care!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chalkboard Tags

I finally got some actual chalkboard tags made.  Some of you may remember I tried to make them before (see previous garden sign post) but I found some different sample boards (at HD! sh!) that had a nicer surface on them and no sticker on the back.

I added red ribbons to them, packaged them in sets of 6 and added a piece of chalk, all packaged neatly in a tied cellophane bag.

They all fit nicely in this red basket.   Feels good to get a project done and crossed off my list!

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Flea Market Plantstand Finds

My hubby and I spent a few hours at the Caesar Creek Flea Market today (near Wilmington, Ohio) and of course I always manage to bring a few things home with me.   (Where I'll put them is another story!)

I'm always drawn to garden items and found these wonderful plantstands; the three-level one will look great on my porch.   My friend, Ruth, has one just like it on her porch and she always has it full of blooms and decorated for the season and holiday.
I also found some cool garden books; one has absolutely beautiful illustrations in it I'll have to photo-copy and use in my altered art/wood projects.
Look Sue!  I found some old BH&G magazines from 1966 for $1/each!   I just love the old advertising graphics in them.   (and that spool of 18 guage wire was only $2 and it's 110 feet long!)
I also love the pink metal flowered tray; even though it shows some age, it is still just so darling and for only 50 cents, who could resist?

I hope you had a wonderful bloomin' weekend!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Garden Girl Necklaces

Here are some really cute necklaces I created.   I wanted an item I could sell at the craft shows next month that wouldn't take-up a lot of table space and would make great gift items for all your garden friends.   Thus the start of my Garden Girl necklace line.
I printed out the words on colored paper, cut to fit the necklace pendant and glued, topped it with some clear glaze and added a flower charm.  Each chain is 24 inches long, so you can easily slip it over your head and it's not choking you.  (I can't stand 18 inch chains; within 2 hours, I'm taking it off.)

Glass addiction update:   I've really thinned out my stash and feel much better.   (But I also found a great new hiding place!   The bottom of my linen closet was stuffed with old towels, blankets, etc, so I got rid of those and was able to stack lots of plates! ha!  Ssshhh!!! don't tell anyone!)

If anyone is interested in a necklace, I'll be selling them for $8.00.   Just shoot me an email and we can work-out the details.

Thanks and have a bloomin' evening!