Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mysterious and Enchanting

Seems like as this time of year comes around and evenings turn into dark rapidly, and you hear the owl hooting and the moon is a sliver the feeling changes.  I can't help but get swept into the mysterious feeling of the season. 

I had this little frame I purchased at Salvation Army for .25 and decorated it with Mr. Poe and his raven friend.  It will be added to my Halloween display which, I might add, is not ugly but the more fun and enchanting side of the season.                     Diane

Monday, September 17, 2012

This blog................. just beginning to feel so cozy and real and warm.  For a while it didn't seem that way.  It just seemed like an off shoot from Pinecones and Roses.  But now it feels like home, like my art studio, like a place to come to get away from things and just create and be happy.  I hope you're feeling welcome here, just like if you were in my studio with me.

Here comes my husband, he's probably wondering what I'm planning for supper.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seven More..............

 Here are the last tags I've made. 
The snowman is sure to be a hit - he's so jaunty and cute.  My ribbons are in sad shape so I have to find some more.  I'm pleased, though, with the sparkly tulle.  It adds a very festive finishing touch.  The snowman and Noel are Ranger designs, however they use a die for theirs, I cut mine out by hand.  Think snow!!! (just joking right now)       Diane

Saturday, September 8, 2012


This is the first of thirty tags that I've been commissioned to do by the 15th of December.  I want to have them done well ahead of that time. 

As you know, the biggest part of the project is in your head.  Once you have a plan and the ideas begin to flow, then you're on your way. 

The stamp of pine trees is from Ranger.                      Diane

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Little Shelves

Yesterday I found a little cabinet at a yard sale and I wish I'd taken a picture of it before.  It was maple colored with little doors barely on it with punched tin insets.  I've been watching for something to fit on top of my old 60's paper towel rack and this does. 

After scrubbing it I took the doors off, filled in the holes left by the hinges with putty, and covered it with papers.  I think it's going to work there just fine.                      Diane