Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall into some new pillows!

The Fall season is always a fun time to decorate and to throw in a punch of orange. I made these pillows for a special friend of mine. Orange and teal are lovely coordinating colors for your decor all year too. Pillows are an easy way to create a new fresh look and so many styles and textures to choose from.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Halloween Cobweb Decor

I think I have slacked off on my house cleaning chores! Halloween is a fun time to decorate and this is a simple addition to a chandelier. Just purchase artificial cobwebs and have fun placing them everywhere. Now I am ready for our guest, The Adam's Family!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Halloween Spider Vase

Use an old wine bottle (this long skinny bottle was from "ice wine"). Paint spiders on the bottle with craft paint. Fill it up with crystal acrylic rocks. Put beads on a wire and loop around the bottle neck. Place a decorative stem in the vase and you got it!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fall Decorating with White Pumpkins

Instead of always using the traditional orange pumpkins, they now come in a variety of colors and are fun to decorate with for the Fall. Just glue some glitter on the seams to dazzle them up...There are many ways to be creative!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fig Preserves Finally Finished for the Fall Season!

I finally finished making my yearly fig preserves and gifts too! These make great host/hostess gifts which is more personable and everyone loves. Since fresh figs only last a couple of days and I had my share of eating them and giving some away, I also froze them on a daily basis. When the figs stopped producing, I had a nice supply in my freezer waiting for me to get cooking. It is a simple recipe that I use, just plan on spending most of your day cooking!

Friday, September 6, 2013

"Under the Gnome"


"No place like Gnome", "Gnome Sweet Gnome"....ok I just got a little carried away! A very good friend of mine asked me to give her Gnome (or Menehune) a facelift after basking in the sun for a number of years. I just got out my craft paints and spent some time with the little guy and finished him off with a couple of coats of clear lacquer spray paint. Hope his little friends don't get jealous!