Wednesday, January 20, 2010

PROJECTS PROJECTS PROJECTS!

Happy New Year everyone! My apologies for taking so long to wish you a wonderful new year full of joy and prosperity!

First, my update:

I have been tweaking my blog page. I've changed the background to blue to reflect the winter season. Also, I wanted to make it easier to navigate so I added some navigation buttons below the header and moved some things around on the side bar. Hope you like it!

My son was home from college for the holidays. Was so great to have him back home for a while. Thanks to ML King's b-day holiday, he was able to stay for my birthday on Sunday and go back to college on Monday. Yep, I'm a Cappy...who is a year older *sigh* ha!


As you have heard from other Northern Californians, the weather here has been horrid. I love the rain, just not to the point of feeling that I should be building a boat!


Despite the bad weather, I ventured out to see the film It's Complicated.

It's been ages since I've seen a film that made me laugh out loud as I did. So much in that film I could relate to, with exception to the sleeping with the ex bit. For you baby boomers out there, this is a MUST see...for BOTH men and women! I say baby boomers as I seriously doubt my daughter (who is 30) could relate to this film as I did, but I'm sure it can give her generation some insight to their parents!

PROJECTS! PROJECTS!

I've also been busy making some charming things...like some decorative tassels for spring....


I've had these cute little ceramic cherubs for some time now. This pretty in pink ceramic cherub is perfecto for Valentines, yes?! She has a trail of pink acrylic faceted hearts, too cute! This next blue and white tassel is too cute in polka dots....


Another adorable ceramic cherub in yellow and green, too cute with the green pom poms....



I will be listing those on etsy in the next few days (waiting for blue skies so I can get some clearer photos.)

What I WON'T be listing on etsy is this creation of mine. A heart shaped wreath filled with lots of vintage and some newer pink buttons...


I won't be listing it because I dropped it. It broke in three places *wahhhh*

Too bad, the back came out so pretty too. I now have a broken heart *sniffle* (All together everyone....ahhhhhhhh!)*giggle*

Several projects have been on hold because of the weather. Can't sand or paint until it stops raining.

I did some makeover prep work on a pair of ceramic cherub lamps I picked up from GW several months back. Here is the before of one of the lamps...


I will be improving the hardware and possibly adding some crystal drops.


Sometimes when you take things apart, you get a nice suprise like this....


It's stamped "Make in Italy" and the sticker is numbered 204/9. You'll have to stay tuned to see the finish yet; sorry....blame it on the rain!


Not going to tell you what I will be doing to them after they are primed. I know, totally wicked tease; but I can say it won't involve antique china mosaic bits (heehee).

I have more, but the weather is really slowing down the progress on a all projects involving sanding and priming. I promise you'll get the full tutorial when it's finished....with lots of photos!

In the meantime I've been visiting (lurking? ha!) bloggerville and have enjoyed seeing your creative and beautiful holiday decor as well as your latest projects! And I've found some new blogs to lurk..I mean look at as well ha!

TTFN! Cheers!


I'm linking this post with the following meme's! They are all so talented, creative, and wonderful hosts!

Leigh's Thrifty Thursday

Gina's Transformation Thursday

Lori's Get Your Craft On Thursday

Cindy's Show and Tell Friday

Beverly's Pink Saturday

50 comments:

stefanie said...

you have been busy...Happy Birthday!!!!! hope you had a nice one! I am soooooo tired of this weather, your right we need it, but all at once...have a wonderful week

Anny said...

Happy Birthday Busy Lady!

Good luck with the job hunt, I like your new background :)

icandy... said...

Tina,
Love the new look and what you've been up to! The tassles are precious, I love how much ribbon you used~ the more the merrier!
I'm very sorry to hear about that gorgeous heart wreath! (you'd never know...)
Everything is just beautiful! Hopefully, you'll be able to get outside and get your sanding and painting done soon!
Hugs,
Christina :)

Kammy said...

Hi Tina !
YOu have been busy !
I adore your tassels - love that ribbon !!!!!
Kammy

Linda said...

You are so talented! I love the tassels. The button wreath is pretty even broken!!

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Tina...Loved the new mosaic header. Very beautiful. And the little button heart was a show-stopper. You have been very busy, indeed. Guess a lot of places are having tons and tons of rain. In New England, it's snow and cold, still. Take care. Nice to hear from you! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your things are just charming and delightful, so lovely, you are just so talented, I will be back again, Please stop my sight again because the correct post did not post and now it is fixed,,,,,Thanks Phyllis

design_aholic said...

Man, the weather this morning was HORRIBLE! I work in Alameda, and for about 10 minutes, we considered building a boat! :) It just didn't seem to let up. That button wreath is cute!

vignette design said...

Thanks Tina for stopping in and saying hi. I think we live in the same town! I'm in San Mateo! You were describing the thunder and lightening at the same time I was experience it. Was that scary. So far, we haven't lost power. Thank God. Because then, our basement will fill up with water. I hope tomorrow is better! Thanks for following me. --Delores

Michelle said...

Oh that button heart wreath is gorgeous (even if it is broken)! I featured it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

The Stylish House said...

Hi Tina,
Happy Birthday!!! I just posted myself since before Christmas, so you're not alone. I've been watching the news about all the rain you have been getting. What a mess on top of the summer fires you had. Hopefully this will pass quickly.
Your new look and tassels are FAB.
Cathy

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Blue Creek Home said...

Oh my Goodness, you have created so many gorgeous things!!!
I love the tassels and I love the pink button heart. I'm sorry you broke it!
Can't wait to see the lamp finished.

Rhonda

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That lamp certainly was a sweet surprise. Sorry about your "broken" heart.

Hope the rain lets up on you soon!

Thanks for joining in today

Delightful Dwelling said...

Oh no, so sorry about the broken heart! It is so cute!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

I LOVE the button wreath….so cute!!!! I just made a Valentine’s Day wreath out of cupcake liners (I can’t take credit for it though. I saw it on someone’s blog). Valentine’s d├ęcor is so fun.
My cousin lives in Cali; I’ve heard ALL about the rain :o)


http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Great projects!! Loving the tassels!

Amanda said...

I love, love, love the button heart!

Lori said...

Glad you got some time to spend with your son...

I love it all. I so want a tassel. I'm going to visit your shop after I write this comment.

It's been raining here in NC for a while as well. i'm tired of it, and it's 30 degrees colder than it was 2 days ago. We were I think about 65. Mother nature is a tease...

thanks for joining my party!! I have a party every thurs. so come back and join in the fun next week.
Lori

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute things!

Kelee Katillac said...

Those tassels are soooo adorable!

Well done!

Thanks for the stop by!

love, kelee

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Tina!
Your tassels are so ADORABLE!!

I so need to learn how to navigation buttons for my blog. I am so techno challenged! LOL

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

All your projects are just delightful! Thanks for providing some inspiration!

Erin said...

Happy birthday to you!! Your poor broken heart though!! lol

It's Complicated was such a fun movie! I'm sure it would give your daughter insight...it did for me and I'm 29!

Debbie said...

You are so talented. The mosaics are beautiful along with your tassels, I wish I could do that stuff!!~~But I enjoy when others can:) Thanks for stopping by my blog!!~

Hootin' Anni said...

Love all your projects!! And may I wish you a belated happy birthday.

My show n tell is nothing but January Clearance items that I found if you'd like to view them....

HERE

Would really enjoy your company today if you have time to stop by.

Denise Burks said...

Happy Birthday! My husband and I loved, loved, loved It's Complicated. I know that the reviewers hate that all of Nancy Myers' movies are beautifully designed (wealthy, well-dressed and well-fed) but that is what I love, love, love about them. If I wanted to see a kitchen sink filled with dishes and a chubby middle aged lady sitting in the corner of her sofa wearing pajamas I could ..... never mind.

I could watch It's Complicated with the sound off.

www.successinthesuburbs.blogspot.com

One Cheap B*tch said...

That heart with the buttons is just divine! Sorry it broke - don't you hate when that happens? All the time, effort, etc. gone in t-minus 2 seconds!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hello from a fellow No. Calif gal. Yeah, this week has been horrid! Hate driving in this gunk.
Your projects are beautiful. Love the tassels. But love everything. Glad I found you.

Desiree said...

We have the same birthday!!! I hope yours was lovely...Thanks for stopping by my lil blog! Your is gorgeous-I will be following it!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Tina; Love the new look of your blog.. sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.... I can't wait to see what you do with the lamp..... you are such a tease..... hope the rain stops soon so you can get busy with it.....
have a great and hopefully dry weekend...

Hugs;
Alaura

LDH said...

Hello! Coming by for the first time and I have fallen in love with your place! Your How-To mosaic blog is wonderful. I have purchased supplies and books ages ago and still haven't begun a single mosaic project. I think you may have given me the courage to proceed.

Thank you so much for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly. ldh

Cathy said...

Your tassel creations are absolutely delightful!

Cathy ♥

jennifer said...

The tassles are wonderful! I want to make one now!

Sorry about your broken heart but it is still very pretty.

Cindy said...

First of all, I hope you had a really great birthday! I loved this post; so many beautiful things, beautiful pictures. I am inspired by the button wreath; love it. Sorry it broke but it is still so pretty and I bet you can't even tell.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Such lovely projects. Really love the button heart. I heart buttons!

Candy said...

Orange ya glad it is PINK SATURDAY! Too funny to add to my lame ones. Great!
I was thinking about you recently wondering what you have been up to. For the most part I was MIA during the holidays and slowly coming back into my blogging routine. Was going to pop in to see what you have been doing and surprise...there you were this morning! Love all your new creations with sweet details on each. ;-(sorry 'bout the boo-boo on that beautiful button heart.
Also thought the before/after on the reindeer was fab!
Pretty new background too.
Happy-Happy PINK Saturday ;-)

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Oh, my, I'm so sorry your beautiful pink button heart wreath broke. I am always fearful that I'll break one of my dolls as I'm working on her b/c I am not very careful! Thankfully my worktable is not REAL tile, LOL

Lovely tassels! You've been very busy too!

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!!

((Hugs))

-Meleah- said...

Great projects! I love your tutorials on your other blog, too. Thanks for stopping by TMFOM. :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy birthday, Tina! Love all your tassels and hearts! Especially the pink ones. Happy Pink Saturday to you and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday, Tina! Hope it's wonderful.

Love all your creations!

Happy Pink Saturday to you, too...

XO,

Sheila :-)

She'sSewPretty said...

You really have been busy! I love your tasseled angels. What a sweet idea! Happy Belated Birthday and Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda Q said...

Hope you dry out soon there, a bit to much and I live in the Pacific Northwest, I understand rain!
You have been a busy crafter, looks like fun. Like those lamps!
Linda

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a beautiful post with so many wonderful treasurers! And I LOVE YOUR mosaic header! That is truly gorgeous and a work of art! Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy this wonderful PINK Saturday!

Claudia said...

Hi Tina, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a fabulous time. I love your tassels and the lamp - Happy Pink Saturday!

xo
Claudia

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage today! Love all the pretties on your blog especially the tassels. Warm hugs, Esther

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh no....I'm so sorry about your heart....How awful....it really was just adorable.

Love those lamps! And, I can't wait to see what you do with them....they'll be fabulous, I know....everything you do is!

Hugs,
Spencer

Nancy said...

My son was home from college for 3 weeks! It is so hard to readjust to being "empty nest" again! I love your projects! Happy Pink Saturday! (a little late)

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Sweet friend Tina, glad to hear you had a wonderful time with your son. I know it's so hard to say goodbye, but that too be get easier with time. I have missed you and am so happy you are back. The rain has been something else this year, but I have to say a very welcome change, we needed it so. We are on the same page, tassel page, aren't they just addicting??? Your tassels are so pretty and I love the one with the penguin on ice, he is adorable. Great job, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Embellished Bayou said...

Beautiful projects, I especially love the tassels!

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