Friday, December 23, 2016

I am a Maker©

I  am a maker© 

Sometimes I think I should be like those who do one thing. You know like only quilt, only scrapbook or only exercise or only cook or only----.

Sometimes I think I should be like those who are minimalists, those whose have only one decorating style or those who choose to get books from the library as opposed to having a library at home.

Sometimes it's hard to explain who we are especially if we are not the same as everybody else. Sometimes it's hard to understand others or even ourselves.

Sometimes I struggle. Sometimes I am embarrassed that my studio, as one little girl said " Is this a store?" I think she was ready to shop.

Sometimes.... but not most of the time.

Most of the time I remember that we are not meant to be the same.

Most of the time I remember that we are all blest with talents, abilities, gifts and personalities.

Most of the time I remember that I love all things creative

Most of the time I remember that while my studio looks like a store it is truly a place that the inspiration (and supplies) are is free and it is open for all to come and create.

Most of the time I remember that I am a maker.  

A maker of an inviting home.

 A maker of meals in a warm kitchen. 

A maker of pretty things to inspire, to wear, to have.

A maker of family and friendships.

  A maker of a joyful life.

Most of the time I remember that I am a maker and that is how the Lord, the maker of heaven and of earth, made me. 

And by the way He made you, too!!

So if sometimes, you're like me and think about who you are and who you should be.... most of time, you're exactly as you should be!!! You are perfectly you!!!

Until next time,  Make the most of each day!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Candle Cover ups - a quick holiday gift idea

I love candles.  the scent, the flame that flickers softly and the beautiful jars that they come in.  However, what I do not like are the labels that are that strongest stickers ever.  it ruins the beautiful ambience when you see $3.99 on the jar or where it was purchased...So I have decided rather than to fight the sticker, I'll just leave it there and then cover it with beautiful paper, ribbon and little floral touches or holiday sentiments. Using hot glue for the elements and a paper adhesive such as Mod Podge or the Xyron adhesive.  This is perfect for any occasion but here is mine that sits by the sink,..oh so much prettier than the price...

Holly, ribbon and a red velvet flower adorn this jar. 

Choose paper that fits the theme and then die cut a desired shape.
I like to adhere mine with the xyron machine adhesive.
Until next time,  Hope your home is filled with the scents of the season....

All Wired Up - featured on the ICE Resin® Blog

all wired up

One of my favorite symbols is the heart - even though it doesn't resemble our actual heart (thank goodness) it does represent balance, beauty, wholeness and unconditional love.  For my latest project on the ICE Resin® blog, I show how to repurpose all those thin, wire bangle bracelets into beautiful wired hearts that are touched with ICE Resin® and beautiful German glass glitter.  then the finishing is up to you..but be warned you will fall in love with these hearts and soon you'll be all wired up!!!

Until next time, sending you hearts full of love....

Hearts full of love!