Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Flea Market Finds

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Went to flea market in Brownville, NE and found this blue ice cream bucket.  It’s not that I purposely set out to buy all blue buckets but that seems to be their color when I find one as you can tell by the ones I already have!

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I also found this little bird cookie cutter. I have never seen on like it before and I thought it was so cute! Also found this small butter paddle.

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It appears someone is building a little cabin. I don’t know what it will be for but I had to take a picture. It would be fun to have something like this in your backyard!

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Mindy

Friday, May 25, 2012

Blogger Changes

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I see on my Blogger dashboard that the old Blogger interface will be removed in the coming months and to upgrade now.  Has anyone done that? If so, do you like it?  I just get to where I understand how to work something and then they want to go making changes! I’m from the old school I guess where if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.  I guess I will just hold off as long as I can.  I want to see what the upgrade entails but I’m afraid if I click on “upgrade now” it will force me to do so. Maybe it’s not that big of deal, I don’t know.

Mindy

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Light Up Your Egg Basket

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I was looking through this magazine and saw this egg basket with some Spanish moss, jars and candles.  It just so happened that I had all of these items on hand so  I decided to fix me up one.

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Here’s my version…

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Mindy

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Just Messing…

You got to love a little rust…

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Stenciled on my tool box.

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Just playing on a Saturday afternoon…

Smiles,

Mindy

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flowers and Sneak Peek

I love purple flowers!

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Here’s a miniature garden my mom made.

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Just a couple of random photos…

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Here’s a sneak peek at the punch needle I’m doing now, it’s so much fun!

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Mindy

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coffee Filter Wreath

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I got the tutorial here to make the wreath.  I took pictures as I went along making mine.

First you need your color choices of paint. I used more colors than three but these bottles were the only ones that lined up for the photo!

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Some plastic cups to mix your paint and water. I didn’t use exact measurements.

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Coffee filters,

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Glue gun and masking tape.

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I dyed my coffee filters and hung them on the line to dry. It didn’t take long for them to dry.

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I then used 3 filters to make one flower. Towards the end I used one or two when I just wanted to fill in here and there.

You fold the filter in half and then in half again. I then cut a scalloped edge at the top.

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Then you cut that piece in half by cutting a scalloped edge.

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Now you have 3 small circles and 3 rings. Don’t worry if you don’t cut them perfectly, after all, flowers aren’t perfect and you can always cut stragglers or points off after the flower is made if you don’t like it.

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Then you take the 3 rings and twist them like you are making a figure 8.

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 Then you place them on a approximate 12 to 14 inch length of masking tape. This will be the center of your flower.

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Next you take the rings and attach them to the tape by making pleats as you go.

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Now you start at the end where you placed what will be the center of the flower, and you start rolling it up forming the flower as you go.

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 You can use a foam or any wreath form to hot glue your flowers on. I chose a grapevine wreath as I thought it would be easier to work with and hang.

Just glue on your flowers however you want with the hot glue gun. Make sure you put something down to protect the surface you are working on as the hot glue gets over everything, fingers included!!

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And there you have it! You can just hang it like this or you can hang it by attaching a ribbon with a bow.

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 It was not hard to make, just a little time consuming.

Mindy

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Miniature Garden

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I’ve been wanting to make a miniature garden and I finally got one done. It was so much fun to do. It’s fun to imagine the little creatures that just might invade the space and make themselves  at home! You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

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I thought this wind chime was so cute, made of enamel cups and lids and some pieces of silverware thrown in!

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Last but not least, my solar dancing flower! It dances in the sunlight! Just a sweet little thing to make me smile and the best part was it only cost me $1.00 at the dollar store!

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Have a great day!

Mindy