Sunday, October 24, 2010

sweetwater shed now open

well you never know the direction the good lord will take you. click on the facebook link on the sidebar and you can see a new direction i am heading......

sweetwater shed facebook store now open.... handstamped metal jewelry available at reasonable prices and with free shipping.

stop by and visit....

register to win $20 merchandise credit. never know where the fork in the road will take you, life is going in a new direction and i am blessedly busy.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

lovin' lower case font...."it's a good thing"

new lower case font with swavorski crystals now being produced..:)

thank you again for the interest. i am loving making these! as martha or "marfa"(as we say around our house)says....."it's a good thing".

Saturday, October 16, 2010

good bones......

picked up a couple of projects to do....(like i don't have enough already?)

60 dollar china hutch. very nice piece. will paint distressed white or black? that is the question. i love black with the pop of white china. but then again i am getting tired of black myself. just my personal issue as of right now.....:)hubby says white as it easier to change to black if i change my mind......imagine that. hubby is thinking more like me all the time....shhhhhh....don't tell him. also will change the glass inserts to old time bubble glass. i actually like the hardware, but i will be spray painting it to change it to something other than antique brass.

and then this 5 dollar chair and little ethan allen footstool. i see some burlap and paint in the future of the footstool. chair i haven't decided. it will be my first real attempt at reupholstering. i am sure i won't get to this chair until the dead of winter,way after christmas, so i have some time to decide on how to proceed.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

cole & anne middle son, cole, and his girlfriend, anne,(pronounced annie)over 18 months of being each others' first loves....

so grown up......but still my baby.

anne and cole.........just the most adorable pair. but more importantly the two most kind and loving teenagers i have ever known to each other and the world.

in honor of your love and friendship..........

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. "
~ Janos Arany

Saturday, October 9, 2010

cornfield exercisin' and baked goodies

yesterday while hubby was busy installing something i have wanted and waited for, for almost 47 years(more on that in another post to come).......i went for a walk/jog through this.

spent a couple hours in the fields behind our lake jogging and walking. quiet solitary time(with an iphone...:) ) in warm fall air....can't hardly beat that.

came inside and fixed a margherita pizza on whole wheat crust with ingredients from our garden. mmmmmmmmmm.........yumola!

such healthfulness was followed by a couple of these......

made from these.......

wonder who ate the tops......:)

probably one of these two suspicious characters......just sayin'......

Thursday, October 7, 2010

fear none, respect all......the boys of fall.

metamora redbird football rules in central illinois. we are the defending state 5a champs and are hopefully goin there again. we are the central illinois version of the kenny chesney song, "the boys of fall". totally fits this little corn-picking town where our boys of fall are taught to fear none, respect all.

made this for a mom who loves her redbirds!!!

i am having some success at my metal stamped jewelry business and am very grateful. i am humbled that my love of stamping is of interest to even one person.

Monday, October 4, 2010

proud army wife dog tag

today's proud bling.....

made for a friend who's soldier hubby is leaving for afghanistan on friday. his april birthstone adds a sweet touch.

and our gratitude is such a small thing in comparison to his bravery....

may he be safe and fortunate in his endeavors....

Sunday, October 3, 2010

i am lovin my new hobby.......

i have truly fallin in love with metal stamping. i am not a necklace-y jewelry laden person. but i am loving creating these stamped pieces. here's the latest from our sweetwater shed....

and keeping up with the interest from friends and family is so much a pleasure and truly wonderful thing. i am blessedly busy.
living the log home life...........
thanks for visiting.