Sunday, August 31, 2008
Posted by Creations from my heart at 11:18 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
I love this verse. It reminds me that I was created by God and he had a plan for me and for you even before we were born. I thought it was a wonderful verse to put in this birthday gift.
Throughout our life we gather memories. They come in different forms. There are the memories we cherish in our minds, cards we have collected over the years, little love notes we tuck away and precious photos that capture a special time or event. Take the time to make yourself a "paper creation" that will afford you the opportunity to gather up these special memories and display them and share the memories with others.Memory is a way holding onto the things you love, The things you are, the things you never want to lose.
Posted by Creations from my heart at 11:16 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
"I dream my paintings, then I paint them". Vincent Van Gogh
Posted by Creations from my heart at 11:29 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he shall not depart from it.” Proverbs 31:28
Posted by Creations from my heart at 8:27 AM
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Last but not least.... another rooster. Didn't I mention that you can't have to many roosters! At $1.79 I couldn't leave this one behind. All in all I think I did pretty good. My trip was well worth it. Today was a beautiful day. I hope this Sunday you were able to enjoy the day and the sunshine that He created with you in mind to enjoy.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiates 3:11
Posted by Creations from my heart at 9:30 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2008
So when spring approaches, I am out at the greenhouse buying and planting lots of flowers. Lots and lots of PINK flowers. I planted 22 flats, that's 1056 individual cells of impatiens. The impatiens were hot pink, light pink and coral pink. I also added hanging baskets and pots of flowers. I always plant the same type of flowers and the same colors. I never get tired of them. Why would you get tired of pink!
I had seen this type of basket with an iron wall grate in the Ballards catalog. It was all one piece and it was $149.00. I went to Joann fabrics and got the iron wall basket with the liner for $16.99 and I purchased the wall grate at a home discount store for $25.00. It was a bargain. So for a total of $42.00 I got the exact look I saw in the catalog. I love when that happens. It is two separate pieces, but that is even better. In the winter I can take the basket off when it's cold and I can't enjoy having flowers.
I also have a thing for bunnies. Only in the garden! This little bunny greets my guests as they arrive at my front door. I like how it looks as if he is just standing in a garden of beautiful flowers.I think flowers are such a thing of beauty. One of God's wonderful creations that puts a smile on my face whenever I see them.
"they will be like a well watered garden, and they will sorrow no more..." Jeremiah 31:12
Posted by Creations from my heart at 9:04 PM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Next time you're at the local home center or wallpaper store, don't just walk by the clearance section without taking a look at the rolls of clearance wallpaper. For a few dollars you can create a whole new look that will give your home, that designer look!
Posted by Creations from my heart at 9:36 AM
Monday, August 18, 2008
With time running out and the party looming I had to break out the pins and just tie the bias tape around the horn to secure it to the pole. It's hidden in the back of the treatment. I just took this revealing photo so you could see how I accomplished this on the fly. I promised myself after the holidays I would repair my work. Well it's nine months later and as they say "out of sight out of mind". So this will be our secret!
This is my dining room and office. Well once again I was working with a time restriction. Why do we always do that to ourselves??? It must have something to do with creativity. I work best under pressure, and even better when I'm having a party. This time it was a holiday get together with a bunch of friends. They knew I had been working on the two rooms and were expecting to see a "finished product".
I didn't have any rods for the drapery panels between the two rooms. This is known as a parterre, but since I am considering this a "mistreatment" I will not give it this fancy name. I had some scarp pieces of rods, not even the same colors. I painted them with black spray paint, and brushed my favorite gold paint on them. This paint can be used for many things. View a few of my previous posts to get more ideas. After painting them I pieced them together with a mending plate and hung them on the wall by hiding some angle irons. Then I fired up my glue gun and glued on the tassel trim. Wola... a finished "mistreatment" that could pass for something right out of the drapery workroom!
Just thought I would show you the other side of the room which is my office. The cornice has some beaded tassel fringe and you guessed it....I glued it on.
Posted by Creations from my heart at 10:49 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Posted by Creations from my heart at 11:25 PM