Archives for June 2014

Knick of Time Tuesday #143 – Link Party and Pinterest Group Board Invitation

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! The last few months, I’ve been brainstorming about how to bring the most traffic to each blog & Facebook page, that share links at this party. First, I created a list of Bloggers on Facebook, and Pinterest.  We all gained new followers, but I wanted to find a way that we ALL draw more regular traffic.  Since multiplication brings higher numbers than addition, I’ve come up a way to muliply our exposure and created three GROUP PINTEREST BOARDS {Read More}

My Favorite Recent Finds

Since my workshop/storage area is still overflowing, I’ve been limiting purchases for my online shop to things I really love.  I’ve found quite a few neat items in the last month, and now that our vacation is over and our company has gone home, I’m finally starting to take photos and get them listed.  Some of them weren’t bargain purchases, but I liked them enough to overlook their higher price tags.  Of course, I’ll be happy if they sell, but {Read More}

New Tiered Stands and What I Did {and did not} Do in Chicago

Yesterday, I went with two of my sons, for a whirlwind drive up to Chicago.  The older son sells specialty cheese at a Farmer’s Market in our town, and he needed to pick up hundreds of pounds of cheese in Chicago.  Between worrying about deer on the roads through the rural areas, and crazy drivers in Chicago, I didn’t want him to make the drive alone, so I packed up my computer and camera, thinking I’d get some work done {Read More}

New Book Page Canvas Art Design

It’s been a busy, fun and crowded, 2-1/2 weeks at my house, while my mom, nephew, and niece were here visiting, and I’m sad it’s come to a close.  They are boarding the train to return home shortly, and my house will seem too quiet for the next few days.  I’m already looking forward to September, when my mom and dad will return for another visit.  I haven’t worked on many projects while my mom was here, but a customer {Read More}

Nature Garden Flowers Image – Mums

Here’s a really pretty image showing various types of mums.  This would be so pretty, used on a greeting card. {CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE} If you missed the other printables from these encyclopedias, click these images to get the full-size versions:        Blessings,

Knick of Time Tuesday #142 – Vintage Decor Inspiration Party

Welcome to Knick of Time Tuesday! My mom, niece, and nephew are still visiting us, but I have managed to work on a few projects, and have a lineup of projects to work on after they leave.  I’d love to see what you’ve been working on, but first, let’s take a look at some special features from last week’s party.Redoux – Beautiful Painted StaircaseMy Vintage Life – Antique Christening Gown & Scenes from Her HomeBliss Ranch – Repurposed Radio into Bar {Read More}

Industrial Barn Wood & Metal Wall Bins – {Can you guess the parts}

For all you “junkers” out there, here’s a test of your junk knowledge.  Can you guess what these metal parts originally were, that I used to created my newest Barn Wood Wall Bins?  The answer is at the end of the post. I’m kicking myself now that I didn’t buy more of them, but I found them at an indoor flea market, while we were visiting family in New Mexico, so space was limited in our Jeep, and I only {Read More}

How to Accent Details with Antiquing Powder

Last year, I picked up this antique mirror at a yard sale.  I was crazy about the details on the wood frame, and the hazing on the mirror. For awhile, it was hung above my piano (which has been since been turned into a desk), but I was never crazy about the brassy gold spray paint some previous owner used on it.  Kelsey, at Blue Minerals sent me some Antiquing Powder to try out, and this frame was the perfect thing {Read More}

It Is Well With My Soul {but my brain’s another story}

Recently, a customer asked me to create one of my Amazing Grace signs for her.  I’m sure those of you who are also middle-aged will be able to relate to this (at least I hope so), but instead of making an Amazing Grace sign, I accidentally made her a “It Is Well With My Soul” sign…I have no idea why.  I wish I could say that this is a rare thing, but lately this kind of thing seems to be {Read More}

Salvaged Metal and Wood Sign, Answered Questions about the Guest Room & the Nightmare on the Other Side

A few weeks ago, I shared some industrial style inspiration I found while vacation. One of the things I fell in love with, was this sign made of corrugated metal and a wood frame.  I added it to my “must make” list of things to do when I got back home. I knew I had some corrugated metal (leftover from my guest room remodel), and my nephew gave me an antique wood frame, that he found in the abandoned house behind {Read More}