November 19, 2009

A Snowman tutorial...

If you read my blog, you may have seen this post. Everyone guessed snowman and ya'll were right!
He's finished, so I thought I'd show you how you can make one too!

Gather supplies:
1 garden paver
white latex paint
black and orange acrylic paints & brushes
Polar fleece
white felt

Step 1: Paint the paver with two good coats of white latex paint. Let dry completely.

Step 2: Glue a square of white felt on the bottom (his "feet")to protect surfaces.

Step 3: On the top portion, paint face however you like. My carrot nose looks a little funky, and I didn't have his mouth on yet.

Step 4: On the bottom portion, paint his "coal" buttons.

Step 5: Once paints were dry, I put a good thick coat of Polycrylic on and while it was still wet I sprinkled some glass glitter on to make him have a little icy sparkle. Not too much, tho'!

Step 6: While he is drying, cut your fleece. 11' x 11" square for his hat, and a 2" x 22" strip for the scarf.

Step 7: Cut slits in end of scarf piece...about 2" in by 1/4" wide.

Step 8: Wrap it around and tie a square not.

Step 9: Make the hat. Fold 11" square in half with stretchy side on the short side.

Step 10: Sew a very narrow seam up the long, non-stretchy side. Turn inside out.

Step 11: Gather the fleece in your hand and wrap tightly with thread about two inches down. Secure.

Step 12: Cut slits for pom pom. I cut the slits after I wrapped it with thread, but I think it would have been easier to cut it before.

Step 13: Fold up bottom TWICE, about an an 1" each time, put on his head and VOILA!! Sweet little snowman!

This is my first time posting a tutorial, so if there is anything about this that you don't understand, please email me!!!

November 15, 2009

November 14, 2009

Pink Saturday and I've picked a winner!

It's Pink Saturday again! Time to share something pink and also, I've picked a winner of my Giveaway!

This week I thought I would share some Pink TRUCKS!! They are dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Love them!!!

Now to the giveaway winner!! I used the random number generator and it picked....

True Random Number Generator


And the winner is.................. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove!

She said:

"Hi Llyn!

What an awesome win in that pink Coleman jug! I love it. Your other pinks are so sweet.

Thank you for the chance to win your awesome "pink" giveaway!"

Dian, I will email you for your address and send them off to you in due time. Congrats!!!!

Make sure you check out all of Beverly's Pinkies this week!

November 12, 2009

You find the darnedest things on Craigslist...

Farmer calls the fire department and says "Come quick.... my sheds on fire."
Fire Chief asks "How do we get there?"
Farmer says "Don't ya'll still have them big red trucks!"

Sneak peak at my current project

What on earth could I be doing with pavers???

First person to guess correctly will get a little giftie from me!

Hint: It's from this magazine.

November 7, 2009

Pink Saturday and a 300th Post Giveaway!

Pink Saturday again! Please click on the sweet china doll to take you to Beverly's blog. Visit some (or ALL) of this weeks participants in this fun display of all things PINK!

This week is a double delight, as this post is my 300th! Be sure to leave me a comment to put your name in to win the loveliness I have to offer you!

Here is my pretty pink contribution for today!!

I have been wanting one of these vintage pink Coleman water jugs for AGES, but the prices were outrageous! They say that patience is a virtue, and last week I finally won one on Ebay for a great price! It will be great with my vintage picnic basket for our summer picnics in the park.

I found this pretty floral dresser box at a thrift store for 1.00! It looks nice with the start of my collection of mugs with pink roses! The one on the left is Old Country Roses by Royal Albert China, the center one is unmarked, and the one on the right is by Laura Ashley. Very pretty.

Now, onto the giveaway! Since it's Pink Saturday, I'm giving away some pink themed things! Two pretty pink rose pot holders, a sweet little cup and saucer with pink and red roses (look at the cute little butterfly wing handles!), A Yankee Candle votive in Fresh Cut Roses (heavenly!), a bar of rose-scented soap (scrumptious!), and a sweet set of pink Swarovski crystal earrings. Yum yum yum!!!

Just leave me a other hoops to jump through! Just ensure that I have a way to contact you if you should win. I will do the drawing Friday night, then on Saturday the 14, I will announce the winner in my Pink Saturday post for that week! Easy Peasy! I can't wait to send these lovelies to someone!!

Have a sweetly pink day!!

November 2, 2009

Today is Dia de los Muertos...

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

I LOVE sugar skulls! So beautiful!

PS: My next post will be my 300th!!! Be on the lookout for my giveaway!!!