spell it out

Canadian artist, wispofwhimsy (wispofwhimsy.etsy.com) caught my eye with these great hand stamped alphabet letters. Add a personal touch to a bedroom or family room with any letter combination, and best of all, any color or design from her own hand carved stamps! Decorating tip from wispofwhimsy: "These letters are meant to be propped on a shelf. Swing by your nearest Home Store and choose a piece of crown molding. Stain or paint it, and you there you have it; the perfect ledge to display your letters." In addition to these fun letters, you'll also find customized alphabet blocks, lanters and hand carved stamps. Visit her shop for your own little wisp of whimsy!

flower preservation

As I'm sitting down eating my delicious plate of macaroni and cheese and taking a break from my normal Saturday cleaning, I thought I would share with you what I've been working on lately. I'm absolutely, positively obsessed with flowers, even if they are flowering weeds growing at the edge of my yard. With the oncoming winter and the thought of no flowers, only brown, dormant plants, I decided I wanted to preserve a little bit of life from the botanical world! I bought some vintage brass hearts with an indentation in the center and knew that they would be just perfect for my project! I picked some Queen Anne's Lace that grows wild around my mailbox and the edge of my road and set it in the hearts, then covered with resin. Now I can have, and share with others, a little memory of summer in the form of a bracelet or necklace!

I have a craft festival coming up next Saturday, my first ever, and I thought that I needed something a little more simple since rhinestones and multichain jewelry isn't for everyone, so I hope the customers like these!

about dinosaur toes

who is dinosaur toes? let's break it down bullet-style.

-i love nutella so much i probably bleed it.
-i love animals more than life.
-i'm not happy if i can't be creative.
-i'm defiant to the point of insanity. almost.
-i love running.
-i have too many clothes, want some?
-i can never have enough books.

-flojo loves carbs and hates veggies.
-her kisses are the sweetest in the world.
-she hates strangers, especially men.
-she loves taking showers.
-she's the best snuggler.
-she's not afraid of anyone or anything.
-she likes to laugh at jokes.