Monthly Archives: November 2011

QUEEN of GLITTER

I walked into our Sixth Grade Sunday School Class as two adorables
(don't tell them I said that--
Remember Jr. High...
the boys are struggling with their
Mothers hugging and kissing them good-by around their friends) 

were sharing their mental prowess with each other.

The others sat as quiet as church mice.
(Time to re-direct)
I interjected:  "I'm the Glitter Queen."

DEAD SILENCE
What do you mean?

"I'm the Glitter Queen."
???????

You were talking about how good you are--
"I'm good at Glittering."
SOOOOOOO?????
Well---I began asking the others what they were good at--
THEY were no longer silent.....
Begin Lesson....

Later, I began thinking about that--
I mean, GLITTER....

This is the year of Glitter--
We have Glitter all over the house--even the dog & cat have glitter noses.
You get the picture.....

You know that I like to find the unusual to hold my treasures--

acornercottage.net/
has this cute empty glass ornament that I decided to use to hold an ornament.

Too plain--
Needs some Sparkle for a snow ornament!
So......
The Glitter came out......

                   

      I used Tacky Glue              Just glue where you          Make a pile of
   Seems to work better               want the glitter..              glitter and go for it....

                                                 

 I like the way light shines through the ornament..
So...I decided to Glitter a tea-lite to place inside.

                   

Bristle brushes work well               Cover                              GLITTER

There is a Make-It--Take--It area at the shoppe.
Here are a few of the Glittered Creativity--Stars--Stripes--Swirls

                                                                                                  

It's Great to be a GLITTER QUEEN..

                                                                 Blessings,  Becky

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SOMETHING OLD…SOMETHING NEW

 I am always rummaging through my treasures to find something old to hold my something new.
The old seems to embrace the story of the new.

The Christmas Season is especially a time to go searching with a
nostalgic sense of anticipation.
The Memories seem to slow me down somehow.  
Yet, the path leads to excitement and delight.

I am being led to the many, many Mason jars that have been 
kept, given and cherished.
I fill every container I own--
boxes, baskets, bowls
(You get the picture)

But, many of my jars are kept empty.

I love the way the light dances across their faces
and the shadows they portray.

The Ball Mason jars are abundant in my home.
(We come from Ball country.)

I have a few others, though--

Recently, my daughter and I went to an auction where I bid on a box of jars.
I came upon the box while the bidding was in process.
I just saw the lids.
I got the box only to find out that I had purchased FIVE boxes of these lovelies.

Zinc Lids with a glass insert.
Crowns were pressed in the glass lid AND the front of the jar.
Canada was pressed into the glass, also.

These were Perfect--

Like the Shadowboxes--
www.fromgentogen.com/love-letters

These would make Great Snow Jars--
just add Snow
and
your perfect Snow Scene--
Santa
Snowman
Nativity

                                                   Blessings,  Becky

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LOVE LETTERS….

 My good friend and I were making Shadow Boxes for the Christmas Season,
and needed something to cover papier mache boxes that would
display vintage-inspired snow scenes.
I remembered that I had purchased a package of Love Letters
at an auction--
They would be Perfect!

 


We struggled cutting them.
Of Course....
We had to read them.

We opened the earliest ones first 
and soon realized the letters spanned a couple of years
of "True Courtship".

It was a long distance relationship--
he being from Iowa and she from Indiana.
They met at the end of World War II.
She worked in an office,
and he, being home from serving in the War, farmed.

My friend and I couldn't wait to read the next & the next & the next.....
(we had put them in chronological order by Postage Date)

We were OBSESSED!!!!

We had entered into their lives and wanted to know the end of their story.
The ending was not found in a written letter, but a piece of blank stationery.

Printed at the top of the Light Blue Blank Stationery----

Her name had become his....

                                                                       

What pieces of your heart have you left behind in a letter--e-mail--text????

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I SPY…PURSE

 

Since I had the "collection", I knew that I had to use them in something.


I had a muslin purse that I purchased at 
acornercottage.net/

I decided to  put my "collection" on the purse.

If you want to know what the items are in the collection go to
www.fromgentogen.com/873

 

I gathered my supplies:  ribbon, needle, thread, scissors

                                               

First cut your ribbon, and then draw a                Place the ribbon piece by
line where you want the "fringe" to hang.          piece on the line and stitch across.

                                                     

                    Knot the ribbons across the purse.  Add more rows of ribbon,  
                                depending on how full you would like the "fringe".
                                                      I added two rows.

Glue your Treasures to the ribbon.....

I wish that I could see yours and hear the story your purse tells....

                                                        Blessings,    Becky

 

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I SPY…Answers

 OK...
Here is what I came up with on the I Spy items---
(Some, I am positive...
Others, I may be wrong...
Please let me know....)

                           

              Belt Buckles                          Buttons                           Curtain Hooks

                      

       Tie Tacs/Lapel Pins         Parts of Ballpoint Pen             Knitting Counter

                       

                Whistle                             Thumb Tack                        Paper Clips

                        

       Senior Grad. Card                     Bow Tie Clip                           Keys

                        

               Jewelry                           Sewing Fasteners             Key Fob License

                         

         Attendance Pin                      Safety Pins                            Belt Loop

                         

    Five & Dime Sales Tag          Watch Components              Mini Clothespin

Here are my guesses:
wooden latch, cabinet shelf holder, hook pin for scissors,
bobbin holder (for what?), sewing implement (for what?)
I have no idea for the middle metal piece...

Have fun working on your project with me tomorrow!

                                                        Blessings,  Becky