Sunday, November 28, 2010

Here's another one...

Yep..another giveaway!  This pretty reindeer will be given out on Dec 10th.  Go to Lulus Lovlies to enter:

Great Giveaway!

I just came across these lovely earrings that she is giving away!  I want to wish you well in the contest...but I also would like to win these pretty earrings for myself.  Oh, what the heck.....GOOD LUCK!  Click here:

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm not ready....

Nope.  Not ready at all.  But, I am one step closer.  

It sure seems like the Holiday Season has snuck up on me this year.  I feel like the Christmas decor is out early...or is it just me?  My Dear Daughter already has her Christmas decorations up and that was a couple weeks ago!!  Yesterday I told hubby to get out the Xmas boxes!  But, then I realized that I didn't want to have Christmas all around for would seem like a whole different holiday, or Christmas dinner would seem like a repeat of Thanksgiving dinner.  So, I held back.  

I'm going to put on my holiday sofa slip cover that is burgundy and corderoy (so comfy and warm), and my fall flowers and those little Thanksgiving items here and there.  Since we are having our family dinner on Wed.  Guess what I will be doing on Thurs?  You got it.  Christmas will be arriving at this little cottage in FULL force!

Here are my few little changes so far.  You've seen it all before...I haven't had time to create anything new.  (But, I did make time to make something for post!) 

Dining room..before 

 Ready for Thanksgiving:

Fireplace before.  Ugh...this fireplace is not just for keeps our house warm, and that is very messy!  Lots of ash dust and wood shavings.  This is a constant thing all winter!  

Good time to vaccum the wall and ceiling!  I always say that this fireplace is the heart of our home.  We have so many pictures in front of it, family pics, prom pics.  So many happy memories. I think it's so pretty with all the rocks.

Now it's all ready for Thanksgiving.  
But, come will all change!!

P.S.  This decorating really got me in the spirit!  I even went over to Cutest Blog on The Block and got a Thanksgiving background for my blog.  Isn't it great??!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Spider Necklace for Halloween

I wanted a really great necklace to wear with my Halloween costume.  We had 3 Halloween gigs with our band and I had an Elvira costume.  I searched around the internet and decided that I could make a spider necklace.

I chose a few things out of my stash....mostly clear, crystal, black, silver and red.

This spider was my first attempt.  I love the way it turned out.  

And, so I made earrings to match.  My daughter had to fly (as a flight attendant) on Halloween and so I gave this set to her.  She said she got lots of compliments.  

None of my beads were big enough for what I had in mind.  So.....I went through my stash of old jewelry.

I had loads of earrings from the 80's and I picked an earring from this pile and took it apart.  This spider necklace has 2 parts of one earring.  How did I ever wear them that big?  I actually made this twice.  I felt that the wire gauge wasn't strong enough to hold the shape in the legs.  And, that's so important. 

It turned out just the way I wanted it.  It was HUGE!!  And, it kept it's shape the whole weekend!

I made some little spiders to match.

Here's the final result...hubby and me in our costumes.  We had a terrific weekend of FUN.  You can read all about it on my other blog: more thing...I must point out the fabulous spider ring that my dear daughter bought for me on one of her trips!  It was perfect!