Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Button Tutorial

I've been wanting to create a "Grab my Button" on my blog, but I really had no idea how to go about it. Working on the computer still makes me want to tear my hair out most of the time. It was nice when the boys were still living at home. They understand this language; I don't.

Attic Rat

After working for about an hour to get the darn thing to work, I contacted Dawn Edmonson of The Feathered Nest, but she wasn't sure how to create it either. Then I contacted Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage and she suggested that I goggle it. The boys would have thought of this right away, but not me. When I goggled it, I came across the A Heart for Home blog and used the instructions that she provided. It worked!! Now if you would like to add my button to your blog, all you have to do is copy the code and add it to your layout.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In the pink

You know it's hot when you step out of the workshop and it actually feels cool outside. That's what I braved to put this shelf together. I really wanted to see it finished so I put up with the sweltering heat. I made this shelf using 1 x 4's and an 18" x 22" old frame, painted it Pepto Bismol pink, then dry-brushed it with white. Yep, I am a woman who knows how to use power tools. Move over, Norm!

Beyond The Picket Fence

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tudball & Wiggins

I stopped by a sale this morning and spotted a couple of in/out baskets. Then, I spotted a couple more, and then a couple more. They were all over the place. I decided that all of them would need to go home with me. They reminded me of the Carol Burnett skit with Tim Conway. If you would like to see it, click here. They are both comedic geniuses. It was a sad day when they aired the last show Carol Burnett and Friends.