Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nest Clock

Well, here it is. My new studio clock that I've promised to post. I searched for the perfect clock to "match" my studio and could never find it. I noticed this round wood one day and something clicked.
It hit me that I could make my own clock! I painted the bird's nest and 3 blue eggs, added the hardware and there you go, new clock! I have no blue in my studio so I'm not sure why the eggs had to be blue. But in my mind, it worked.

I hung it over my Susan Branch calendar. I have to have one of those in my studio every year also, just to make the room complete.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love our two oak trees but...c'mon. We're swimming in acorns. Some years one tree explodes with acorns, some years the other but this year both have dropped so many it's like a carpet.

I'm still trying to find the best way to pick them up. So far we've raked them in piles and loaded them into buckets. And then what do we do with them?
Thanks to the folks at Country Living magazine I found a new option for our overflowing bounty. My daughter will love making these acorn necklaces sprayed with gold paint. I wonder how long these will last? We could make thousands of them!

I couldn't let fall pass by without including a photo of the burst of color in our backyard. We have two of these burning bushes and they're so large, it's all you can do to not notice them. If only we could find a way to preserve these gorgeous leaves for the rest of the year.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Voting Time

It's that time of year again...yep, time to vote for your favorite Shabby Lane Shops website for the Christmas Decorating contest! You can check out my changes on my website, (and see the pink snow).

It's super easy, just click on the Santa above and scroll down that page to click on the website you want to vote for (oh, let's just say "Wallflowers" for example...) and then click the "vote" button. Easy!

This year I painted the little blue bird and flower pot just for the holiday season. Then I used my new Photoshop software to create the rest. Fun! Oh yea, and my favorite part was changing the falling blue snow to pink!