I promise I've been busy. I have a tutorial coming on how to make a fancy schmancy ruffled lampshade without ever sewing a stitch. I also have a tutorial on my faux mercury glass - it took me about, oh, 3 weeks to find the looking glass spray paint that I needed.
First, let me tell you where I've been. Back in the middle of September I was involved with decorating for a ministry that saves people, mostly girls, from human trafficking here in the Houston area. It's real, and it's scary. If you want to learn more, go here: Redeemed Ministries. They call the girls that are saved, 'sparrows' so that was the theme. There were initially 30 tables to be decorated, and when I got there I found out there were 40 to decorate. That was, um, challenging. Senator Dan Patrick attended the dinner, and he bought the centerpiece off his table for $1000!!! What a donation to the ministry! Next year all the centerpieces will be up for auction!
Here are a couple pictures from the dinner:
Senator Patrick's centerpiece:
After that I started working on partially redoing my living room. Here's a quick peek of a chair I recovered and a pillow I made:
And for the last two weeks I've been working on stocking up for a craft show that's this Saturday, the 15th. I will be selling some small furniture, but also some necklaces, earrings, rings, and small home decor items. I have been up to my eyeballs in
Here's a quick preview of some of the jewelry I've made:
I'm thinking of selling my much loved 50s dresser with the burlap stripe (above) any takers? :) I'll probably move it up to the shop...eventually...