Friday, 6 March 2015

Forcing Spring.....



                                      A Little Impatient...



I love real flowers just like the rest of you........

But when the season  doesn't permit......

Because the ground is covered in snow and ice......


I did the next best....purchased my daffodil bulbs and tulip bulbs.....

placed them in the fridge (in a spare fridge) for 4 weeks.......

just to fool them ........


Purchased my soil and some moss........

planted them......


placed them on a sunny ledge.........

Hope that they will soon bloom............


wonder if spring will beat them to it........and the snow will melt and the tulips will

show themselves and the daffodils...............

But in the meantime I will watch and wait........



                                           






Thursday, 5 March 2015

A day in the Kitchen...



                                       Runny Butter Tarts!



             Now everyone knows that the favourite dessert here in Canada
                                             is runny butter tarts,


                    Haven`t made them in quite awhile ....

                  Ok let`s face it when it comes to making the pastry....

                  Don`t get me wrong...I do try......I`m  not the best in making

                                           my own pastry....


                          So we will use frozen tart shells.

                  So easy....and they taste good...so why not!!!




                                       HMMMM!!! Nice and runny!!!

                             



                                                Great with a pot of tea!!





                                                Just like my Mom used to make!

                                                                     Enjoy!
                                                       

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Venetian Inspired ! Pole Lamp DIY



                                                  I Just Gotta Paint!!!
                                               
                                         Venetian Inspired Pole Lamp!





                                   Finding inspiration on Pinterest....



Knowing that  I needed a pole lamp to sit by my wing chair.......


 I set out to paint .............

I have an old Ikea pole lamp sitting in the furnace cellar.........
                 

Does this lamp look familiar.............





So paint I did....first coat a flat black........










Then I added this turquoise blue







Wow that's bright!!

So I went about sanding....sanding and sanding........


added in more black.....








Took some antique gold craft paint...... 
added it to the balls on the pole........
let this dry.....

then added some more black....

Once it was dry I gave it a good
polishing with paste wax.....





Lampshade.......do I go out and buy new.....


No.......

Paint it!!

Added black craft paint.........





                                                       

                                                            Ta Da!!!





Here's the finished product!





Turned out just how I wanted it!


Love hearing from you!
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Sunday, 1 March 2015

White Dishes...who knew...Best Tip...





                                             

The Best decorating tip from my friend ........

                 Kari Anne  from Thistlewood Farm

                               can you guess.......    


                                                                      ........... white dishes.

Friday, 27 February 2015

MOOOOOOOOO!!!!



                                 
                                                                    MOOOOO!


                                                           Too much time on my hands!
                                                                          Ya think!!

                                              
                                                    This wee calf was so much fun to paint.

                                                              $ dollar store canvas $1.50
                                                                     8 x 10

                                                           $ dollar store paints $1.25

                                                                   


                                                         Start out painting a background....

                                                             Then just start painting.....

                                                         


Maybe I should have painted this long tongue
or added some hay to its mouth.....


Any way you look at it ....

MOOOOOOOOO!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for visiting me in my wee corner of
the world!



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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Just have to paint....



                                                       OH NO!!
                                    I'M ADDICTED!!

                                                              To paint that is...

                                           First it was the red truck with the Christmas Tree...
       






                                            Then came the snowman........










                                                      The wheels on the bus
                                                         go round and round.....


                                               



                                                        Oh I mustn`t forget Lucy!


                                                  I couldn't stop there....right..

                                                        My latest.... Nest or Springtime!


                                                 So off to the $dollar store for
                                           more canvas supplies and more craft paint....

                                                   I wonder if I switched to oil paints and
                                                              paid more $$$$ would
                                                     that make me an ARTIST!!!!!

                                                       I think I'm kinda one now....

                                                            or you can say I'm
                                                                  Creative!!

                                                  Then I stopped at Fabricland for
                                                        more white broadcloth...

                                                        Yup to paint on fabic...
                                                             More pillows..
                                                              Yipee!!

                                      Well I started to paint and paint and paint......

                                       Oh NO!!! I can`t put the brush down...

                                          What have I become....

                                       Now I have many projects on the go
                                           that I should be finishing up......

                              I started knitting a baby`s blanket...good thing I don`t
                                        have to finish it till the end of April.

                                            A blanket Poncho......halfway there....
                                          Another scarf  I`m  crocheting.....
                                           Oh yes and that beautiful coloured
                                            blanket that I started months ago......

                                             I have seeds to plant and bulbs to start.....

                                                     
                                           Oh well another day......

                                        Thanks so much for stopping by my
                                                 little corner of the world!



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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Food for Thought














                                                               Two Doves!

                                           Outside my kitchen window, still snowing!
           
                                                      Stay warm my feathered friends!



                                                           

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