Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Swiss Chalet Doll House made by my Grandpa

Back in the middle 1970's, my sister and I each received a dollhouse made by my grandfather. My grandfather was an excellent carpenter. I was so excited. When I was single, I ripped all the decorations off and planned to redecorate in hopes that my children would play with it. Well, that never happened as life goes by so quickly. So now I ask myself, should I keep this or sell to someone who could get use out if it. Or, keep it, redecorate it and give to grandchildren??!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

chocolate covered Oreos!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cubs Win!

A change of pace from my usual posts about crafts. It was a very bittersweet moment last night when the Cubs won the pennant. My dad was the biggest Cubs fan. We grew up watching the Cubs and I was a huge fan when I was in high school. I remember my Dad taking my brother and I to a Cubs game one year and we were looking for a place to park. An 80 year old lady was standing in the street offering her garage for a fee. My dad took her up on it. We drove into the garage, she shut the door and I was scared to death, wondering if she would let us back in to get the car at the end of the game. The game was over and there she was, waiting for us. My dad wasn't worried at all. Last October my Dad was terribly ill and on a ventilator in the hospital. We would turn on the Cubs game for him to watch. We don't know if he even realized it was on but kept it on anyway. He passed away on November 2, 2015. This year watching the Cubs was difficult. A huge fan in my heart, it brought back memories of my dad and sadness that he was missing out on this moment that everyone was waiting for for all of these years. In my mind, this is how it played out last night. Harry, Ron, Ernie and all of the die hard Cub fans in heaven watched the game together. Harry sang at the 7th inning stretch. My dad dressed in his Cubs gear along with everyone else cheered and sang their heart out. They got front row seats to the game. This is what heaven is like for my dad. Let's pray he can continue to see them win the World Series. Let's go Cubbies!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dog Shirt Collar

I got this idea from the most creative blogger. It's so easy to make, you'll be shocked.

I used the rest of the shirt to make a pillow. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Craft Beer Collage Wall Hanging

I just love the artwork on craft beer boxes. I came up with this idea to preserve the artwork in a wall hanging. I cut and measured each rectangle and made it into a collage. I went to a resale shop and found a frame. I love the idea of recycling. Thank you for looking!

close up view

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Did you find my rock?

I thought it would be nice if I left a couple of rocks on the beach for someone to find.  2 rocks were left on the shore of West Beach at the Indiana National Lakeshore. Comment to let me know if you found it!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mandala Rocks

I've really enjoyed painting these rocks as it is so relaxing. I will be selling them in a craft show at the end of October. Thank you for looking!