Saturday, December 18, 2010


Where has the time gone?
Been very busy with work and increasing Etsy business. My daughter and I now have 3 shops open!
Check back for new info and projects. I won't be away very long this time.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

French Flea Market

A couple of weeks ago I visited a few of my favorite shops in Noblesville. Shout out to Peggy at A Corner Cottage which is my absolute fav!
Anyway I noticed a flyer about a French Flea Market in Tipton Indiana. What? This was too exciting! I've been to the famous Paris flea markets and had a wonderfully overwhelming experience. So I couldn't wait to see what it would be like.
Friday my Hub and I took the hour trip to Tipton and had a really nice time. The French Flea Market was set up in the parking lot of Horton's Hardware but alot of planning and hard work went into this event. It was evident in the curb appeal, booth displays, french music playing, etc...There were about a dozen booths. I believe the participating vendors were by invitation only and they all had lovely and interesting things. (except one booth that was a direct sales product)

My information may be a little sketchy but I think the owners of Horton's Hardware started the French Flea Market last year. Apparently the wonderful lady has a booth at Logan Street Mall in Noblesville but keeps an ongoing and ever growing store within the hardware store and what I saw was gorgeous! Lots of coverless books, pendants, flowers, frames, the list goes on and on.
So if you are ever near Tipton Indiana I encourage you to stop by and see her incredible shop.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Under Control For Now

It took several days and more than a couple of trips to GW but the room is functional again - at least for now. It feels so much better too!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Buzzing With Happiness

I just discovered that one of our Etsy items has been included in someones blog! This is so cool to be included and HIVING OUT is a fantastic blog!

Check the blog at:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Do I Have a Problem?

You are not seeing double. One photo is from the junk stacked in my garage for a sale. The other photo shows my TREASURES in my dining room waiting for inspiration. Hard to tell the difference - isn't it?
Let me tell you, it was worse two weeks ago. I had just started my summer vacation when I got hooked watching "Hoarders". A slow scan of the rooms in my home had me running for my pricing stickers and boxes. NO, I do not save empty pizza boxes (at least not yet) but I do save empty toilet paper rolls. I do not think I am quite ready for an episode to be filmed at my house but is frightening to think that my love for junking, collecting, or whatever I call it has come to this. And did I mention I have more in a rented storage unit? Argh!!! I really DO need help!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Piece of My Past

I've had this hand crocheted flower for many years. It is a flower my mother made back in the 50's or 60's before she passed away. I was just nine years old when we lost her. I have very few things to connect to her memory so when I ran across it in a drawer the other day I decided it needed a bit more respect than to just be hidden away. Of course I forgot to photo the framed mini mirror before I started but I'm sure you get the idea. I painted the wood frame with an antique white, cut scrapbook paper to cover the mirror and then used pop dots to adhere the crocheted flower inside. I'm quite happy with the results.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coaster Inspiration

Another SNOW DAY here in Indiana. I was determined not to spend my whole free day reading blogs, bookmarking, making notes of supplies to buy, etc... I LOVE all the great ideas people share but believe me when I say I already have an ABUNDANCE of supplies so I really need to DO SOMETHING!
Anyway, today I am sharing a very, very simple idea with you. Hang with me...this is my first time trying this.

I've had this box of coasters for a while (a long while)
and today I decided to take them out of the box
and put SOMETHING in the little picture slot.

I used the fake photo in the coaster as my template, cut scrap cardstock, and added a laser cut letter sticker.
First I did the letter D for our last name.

Then I decided it would be nice to spell a word.

The possibilities are endless. It is quick, easy, and makes a nice set when done.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SNOW is a Four Letter Word!

February....just when we begin to dream of spring...then the snow comes. We are in the middle of the second big storm in two weeks. While I hide out in the warm house my hubby braves the frigid temps with his four wheeler and blade to clear out our driveway and several of our neighbors.
Let me close my eyes and picture what is promised to grass, new blooms, blue skies... I'm sure we can make it to spring.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Treasury West! My Favorite Color

We are so excited that one of our shop items is in a treasury!
la vie en rose - The Rose Tinted Life is the title of a most lovely treasury by Karollja. Thank you for including our pink upcycled jewelry box.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Help If You Can

Some sellers on Etsy have created a shop for vendors to donate shop items to be sold to raise money to help the people of Haiti get medical attention. All proceeds, minus the listing fee and payment fee, goes to DoctorsWithoutBorders. My daughter and I donated a couple of items today and one has already sold. Please take a look at this special site and help if you can.

Click on each photo to go directly to the listing:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Project Envelopes - Almost Done!

I am hap-hap-happy to report that we are almost done with our custom order for 80 handmade vintage atlas envelopes!
Trace, cut, fold, glue, repeat!
A true learning experience looking at those map pages hour after hour!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just found out that my Damascene Flower Pin is in a very nice treasury by unflappableproducts called Pearl Jammin! Lovin' it!

Back in Business!

Long time - no blog!
Thank goodness Santa was so good to me and gave me a new camera. My blogging stopped when my camera stopped but now I have a new one and I have started learning how it operates so new pics will soon be added.
Don't think I've been wasting my time though. Oh no, my daughter and I have been adding to our Etsy shop, Le Pink Chandelier and I have been visiting many blogs for inspiration. Just Something I Made continues to rate top marks with me! She's awesome!

I'm off for now, but I resolve to blog more in 2010!