today, we had quite a snow storm...and by the looks of it, most of the central part of the good 'ole usa did.
she should get them after thanksgiving.
i found this lamp shade last summer. at the time i didn't know where i was going to use it. but i loved the shape.
i started out by taking all the fabric and trim off. i then spray painted the frame with black paint...
i found a grain sack that i bought several months ago....
i love the texture and color of grain sacks...
anyway, i just cut the grain sack in half lengthwise and sewed the pieces together to make a long narrow piece. i wrapped the grain sack around the form and used clothes pins to hold it. then i took pins and started to pin pleats where ever there was a wire.
sew all the pleats....
i was going to cut off the top...the extra fabric. but when i started to stitch the cover on, i loved the way it fell over to form a little flounce. be sure to sew on some ribbons or such to tie the cover shut.
luckily for me, my hubby still had some overheard lighting that you plug in. just slipped my light shade on, and hang. i had some chandelier crystals that i hung from the bottom. i still plan on using some vintage millinery and lace to dress up the bottom.
a few weeks ago, i was invited to a Christian womens dinner to show off my items and speak for a Little bit. it is in december, so i thought i would make some winter and Christmas items to show.
and since i was in the mood for Christmas, here is what i got done today...there are a few little bling items i would like to add later.
the picture is out of an old book that i had found at an antique store. the edges were burnt a little, but it didn't affect the pictures. the canvas is 16x20 inches.
i have an eight foot table to fill so i better get busy...i am trying not to procrastinate.
hope this finds everyone well
sprinkle a small box of jiffy white cake mix over the fruit.
then cut the stick of butter and put on top of the cake mix.
let cool slightly before dishing.
then add ice cream..of course.
it is easy to double to make a 9x13. we use two different types of fruit pie filling...just put one on each half and use a regular size of white cake mix.
the next is creamy white chili
this has become my family's favorite soup
1 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 medium onion
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cans (15.5 oz each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
2 cans (4 oz each) chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 heavy whipping cream
~in a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion, and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. add the beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. bring to a boil. reduce heat; simmer uncovered, for 30 minutes.
~remove from heat ; stir in sour cream and cream
i hope this finds everyone warm and safe. this is part of Southern Hospitality's recipe party. be sure to check everyone's good stuff.
thank you to everyone for the well wishes. emma is doing much better. not sure what she had, some 24 hr. thing.
i really hate to show everyone these pictures, however i am joining the procrastinator's party at the inspired room. so i HAVE to show everyone what i am going to work on. if you are a very organized person, please advert your eyes.
here is my studio...
i am going to purge, hopefully there will be quite a bit that i can get rid of, then i am going to organized the rest. i do want it to be inspiring, not just organized. my big plan is to do this.....without spending money. we are on a very tight budget, so unfortunately we don't have cash to spend on pretties.
this is the color scheme i plan to use. tarnished silver, ironstone, burlap, and sepia tones. thankfully i have loads of paint from old projects and plenty on goodwill finds that i can use to pretty it up. it is hard to see but the wall paint is a soft moss color, so i think that it will work with some of the natural details that i want to use.
the project has to be done in two weeks. i will be showing you little peeks of what i have been doing.
make sure you go check what everyone will be doing. i am sure that there will be some great projects.
boy, i can't believe that it has been almost a month since my last post. life just got in the way. thankful nothing too serious, except letting my dog in after being outside for a mere 10 minutes. she was acting weird. then we smelled why.
a skunk got her. that lead to opening all the windows, turning on all the fans, about half a can of lysol, and leaving the house for the whole day.
so anyways, i hope to get back to the swing of things, 'cause i have a lot to share. hope everyone is doing well and i will check on all of ya later.
God bless and have a great weekend
and finally this cute vintage plates.
thanks for visiting and hope you can come again!
God bless and have a wonderful labor day.