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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

More lamps....

Hubs was able to help me with two more lamps from my vintage insulators:

This lamp has an insulator added to the base.
This lamp has two insulators, a small one on the base and a larger for the shade.  

 We have several others in process.  I struggle with the wiring, so I have to wait until he can find some time to help me with that.

I also did a pretty spring wreath.  I love the color yellow.  It just seems like such a happy color to me!
Not much else happening on the home front here.  Getting ready for my show in a couple of weeks by doing some printables, candy, and other small items to go along with the larger ones.  I've also been working on some of my fixtures.  They get so nicked up going from show to show, so a few of the pieces I've treated to a white wash.  I also sold 50 bed springs.  I have a ton of these, but they were not all rusted.  That took a little while.  Wanna know how to rust items?  Check out this tutorial.  I also rust jingle bells, safety pins. etc. using the same solution.  Or just order from me

Have a great week, my friends.  The weather is very springlike today......good day for a walk with the puppies.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Birdhouse Redo

My neighbor gave me this old birdhouse.  It was in fair shape, but you know me, I cannot leave well enough alone. 
 The birdhouse really wasn't bad, just needed to be cleaned up a bit and I really wanted a Spring theme instead of Fall.  So I ripped off the foliage, cleaned and sanded it.....there was so much glue!  I repainted, added a new bird and moss, some pips, and drum roll please......

Hubs bought me a new laptop for my bday....tomorrow.  I like it but the retraining is hard.  I had my last one for over eight years and I knew my way around it.  Well, hopefully, this old dog can learn a few new tricks.

Well, on to my next project.  Gotta get that pattern finished but we have had so much going on.  Gonna try again tonight.