Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sooo....How ya doing?

Betcha thought I had been abducted by aliens or kidnapped or or perhaps been hit over the head and now have amnesia, yes? Nahh...none of those things have happened....ALTHOUGH.....I do hear my muse singing (she could be an alien) and my job at the grill is taking a good bit of my time (not getting to do my art is like being kidnapped) and well...my memory is as it has always.....ummmm....what were we talking about? HEHEHE.

Soooo...How in the world have YOU been? I really have missed not posting and visiting with you and I promise that I'm working on changing that. Yes, yes I'm still working and LOVING it. So many wonderful, interesting, whimsical peoples I meet. Working has actually gotten my muse to whispering about me starting back my Old Folkes series that I did a few years ago. This new series will be a bit more of old beach bums and bummettes. HEY, remember I do live in a coastal town so I think a series with them would be very fitting. ^_^

Here's a few of the old folkes from the past. All have found new homes with the exception of my Sewing Nana. She turned out to look like my great grandmother so she will always be with me. ^_^









My new ones will be a old mermaids, sea captains, fishermen and of course beach bums and bummettes. I'm soooo looking forward to getting them started. Hope you will come and visit under the old Southern ooak tree and meet these characters.

Until next time..........Hugs with starfish wishes and mermaid kisses,
Regi

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I LOVE to recycle old pieces!!

Happy Thursday peoples!! Ohhhh, it's going to be a rather blustery and wet day here today. The leaves and bare branches are just a dancin up a storm. Bahahaha....get it.....dancing up a STORM. OK, ok, I do believe I've had my quota of coffee for the day. yes?

My last post was about the Holiday tree at work and I wanted to show ya'll the pics of all my decorations after I put them all up.



The customers are really enjoying the tree being changed up it seems as some of our regulars are giving me suggestions and ideas for future trees. Job security, eh? HEHEHE

Now, let's talk about what I meant with my title of  "I LOVE to recycle old pieces". One of my favorite things to do on a rainy Saturday is to wander through some of the local flea and antique markets. I'm one that will rummage through all the old jewelry pieces. I really love it when I find broken pieces and just because it's broken doesn't mean it can't be taken apart and turned into something completely new and beautiful. I have discovered a few pieces in the past and since I'm working again I needed something to make my (small) wardrobe go further and by making jewelry pieces, I can change the look up. Here's a few pieces I've made so far.






All of these pieces were taken from old broken jewelry pieces. Ya would have never known if I hadn't told ya, ri iight?? See what YOU could do too? It's fun browsing, hunting and finding and then really exciting when you sit down and SEE just what your new piece could be. Try it.....you'll like it!!!

Until next time..............get UP and do something,
Regi

Monday, March 2, 2015

Don't be SHOCKED now peoples!!!

WHAT?? Regi is posting two days in a row? Bahahaha  I am, I am. This however won't be a long post as I had an unwelcomed visitor appear last night and I can't get him to leave. I bet ya know him but I'm praying that he hasn't (and won't) make an appearance at your house. That nasty stomach bug!! BLAHHHH!!!

I wanted to show ya'll the rest of the decorations I made for the Holiday tree at work. I'm hoping it will get as many compliments as the Mardi Gras tree did this past month. As soon as this nasty visitor goes away and I get in to work and get everything on the tree, I will take a pic and share it all put together.


Here's the wreath I made to match the banner I posted about yesterday. Did YOU make one?


HEHEHE....here's the mess I made making the wreath. Looks like there was a faerie glitter war, yes?
You should have seen me and Piwacket. We will be brushing off glitter, sneezing it and letting it fly from our hair/fur for days. 


Now I don't have a big budget to purchase supplies to make my ornies and decorations so I always go looking at the Dollar Tree first. I can always find something there. Clothes pins...remember those? They look really cute painted green and with some added glitter (yes yes I played in glitter all day peoples. I mean I had enough on the floor to scoop up and make several different projects. hehe) I glued some gift wrap curly ribbon to them and will clip them on a branch as an ornament. I'm thinking these can be used for Easter decorations as well. 


Close up of clothes pin and curly ribbon!!!


Another Dollar tree find. You get 12 in a package. 6 glitter ones and 6 plain ones. I simply punched holes on each side of stem and ran twine through them and POOF.....instant tree garland.


A famous saying every St Patty's day is "KISS ME, I'M IRISH" so I just had to do a few ornies to hang on the tree. I really have fallen in love with the heart shamrocks.


Last but not least are some of my chenille ornies. I love making these and if anyone is interested just let me know and I will do a "How To" on making some. The colors are brighter than shown here in the vintage print I used. Cheers...Cheers for St Patrick's Day!!!

Until next time..........get up and do something!!!

Regi