Cork Board

I am so excited about my latest project!! My friend and I had been wanting to make this for a little while but my collection of corks was growing very slowly, so I turned to my aunt and her best friend for a little assistance :-) It was so easy and took less than an hour to make! We started with piece of cardboard a little bigger than we wanted to finished size to be. Hot glued the corks in whatever design we chose, I wanted one long and narrow so that I could hang it vertical or horizontal. I mounted the cardboard to a piece of wood and surrounded it with old barn wood.

My parents just remodeled their barn windows and trim which was over 100 years old so I took a few pieces of trim and used it around all the edges of the corks. I think my little piece turned out pretty cool!!


Thrift Store Finds

On my way to purchase some vintage Christmas decorations that were going for pennies on Craigslist, I spotted a thrift store in little town. I don't have much of a collection of vintage Christmas goodies but with their enticing "25% off all Christmas" sign, I had to stop and check it out. I found these really cool Houze glasses that say Happy Holidays.
Also got some Shiney Bright silver and blue Christmas tree balls that wil be going directly onto the tree since I am doing all blue this year.
From the Craigslist ad, I picked up this cute little angel tree topper. She has a little ding out of the candle she is holding, but it is barely noticable. Picked up these super cool Knickerbocker Swiss Melodie Bells and a bunch of other ornaments. After it was all said and done I think I found some pretty cool stuff!!


This blog is dedicated to 3 people in my life: my grandma Lauretta, my grandma June and my mother Debbie Lou. My cup of creativity overfloweth because of them. One being a crafter, one a seamstress and collector of many things (vintage or not) and my mother, who is a mix of all the things I now love to do. I feel the need to start a project at any time of day, I love garage saling and flea marketing and I admittedly have a few collections of my own. I quit working to stay at home and take care of my baby boy and love it! He is about to turn one and of course I decided to make most of the party decorations, appropriately titled Winter One-derland! In the midst of making goodie bags, a name banner, personalized snowflakes I knew that eventually I was going to spill that darn glitter.
Jeeze, why the heck do they make glitter containers tall and narrow? There is no possible way to successfully pour your glitter back into the tube!
It was pointed out sometime later in the day that I had glitter stuck to my face............ah well, I have the decorations finished and I couldn't be more excited or the party now! I am also very happy to start this blog and share all the things I love to do!