• Jewelry designers!

    Check out this website for awesome vintage beads and all types of jewelry components!





    Sunday, December 25, 2011

    Merry Christmas



    From our family to yours

    Merry Christmas!

    Hope your day is happy, festive
    and full of love :)






    Sunday, December 18, 2011

    Make your own fabric napkins


    Why waste money on paper napkins when you 
    can set a pretty color coordinated table using
    fabric napkins that you have made yourself?  

    This is another project you can use your 
    fabric scraps on . . . even old clothing.  
    Use your imagination!  Patchwork fabric
    napkins are awesome :)

    Click here for the tutorial from
     Robie Kaye Dodson at So Sew Something!





    With the money you have saved . . . 
    buy some pretty tableware :)



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    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Junk Christmas Tree


    What an awesome idea!

    Everything on this tree came from Lindsay's junk drawer.  

    Check out her tutorial . . . you will be amazed at 
    what it looked like before she spray painted it.  

    I'd love to make one with just mismatched and broken jewelry.











    Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Ruffled Christmas Tree


    One of the most treasured items in my Christmas
    collection is a festively colored fabric Christmas
    tree with matching place mats and napkins that
    my mom made many years ago.

    The featured fabric Christmas tree is very much
    different than the one in my collection, but could
    also serve as a table centerpiece . . . make
    some coordinating place mats and napkins to
    complete the tablescape.  It looks like a
    quick and easy project too!

    I found this tutorial at an awesome website that
    is new to me . . . love web discoveries!  It will
    be listed on my favorite blogs page . . . 
    The Southern Institute


    Click here for the tutorial




    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Dramatic eye makeup










    Wow I love the dramatic eye look!

    My favorite is the high contrast of silver and black.

    One of the things I love to do is experiment with makeup when I'm home alone and have nowhere to go.  Great makeup application takes practice practice practice.  Don't be afraid of bold colors, black eyeliner or false lashes . . . go for it, but by all means, practice.

    Here are some past blog posts that include tutorials on makeup techniques:








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