Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Coupons Made Me Do It

I took another trip to Michael’s, I had a 20% off the entire order coupon and there where lots of little things needed/wanted (that’s a hard line to draw). I didn’t get much to show, some paint, some wire and a few hutches (they have been hard to get lately). The one little thing that I did want to show you are packages of flocking.

These were in the $ 1 bin, there are 4 colors in each package. They had them in many different colors. Each color is in a reusable little container that I may like more than the flocking itself.  I may move some of the flocking into bags and see what I can use the containers for. LOL.

I have made a few trips to Michael’s lately, I have a hard time resisting the 50% off coupons. I’ve wanted a better clay extruder for a while, the one I had was so hard to use. I bought the Walnut Hollow set. $ 24.99 reg. price - $ 12.50 with coupon. I also got another paper punch, saved $ 9 with a 50% off coupon.  Now I just have to find time to play with them.

Can you resist a deal?  If you do, do you feel sorry that you missed it later?

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Welcome Followers

Thank you for being my first four followers. 

Kim     Go visit her in the lovely sunroom  she is working on.

Drora    Take a look at all her creative minis.

Rosamargarita    Go see her beautiful baby blanket and enter her give-away.

Sherry Raines    Doesn't seem to have a blog,  yet.   

 I'm so glad that you have found my blog enjoyable.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Shh Jaynie

Jaynie has been complaining for some time that I have not finished her chair. Today she started following me around saying over and over that I really need to finish it now.  (Sorry for the blurry picture.)

 It really is too short for her and I did plan it to have legs.  I finally took the legs that I wanted off a Michael’s hutch, now I can’t find the stain pen that I need before I glue them on.

 Maybe I can distract Jaynie for a while.

It worked, Jaynie is distracted for now with the new cat.

  Hopefully I’ll be able to find the stain tomorrow and finally finish it before she starts in again.

I think I will try to (some day) make a new seat cushion also, I think this one is too flat.

Thanks for visiting, Mary

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day

Have you taken a closer look at nature today?  I have.

My Rhododendron

Daffodil ‘tete-a tete’  You can't tell from this picture but these are about half the size of regular daffodils.
Here you can see the difference in size

Bleeding Heart Bush

I hope you enjoyed a little look around my yard.  There is alot of clean up to be done from a rough winter but every thing is popping up and preparing to bloom.

Thanks for visiting, Mary

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Working on Stew Vegetables

I made potatoes and carrots a while ago.

I think they came out well.  What do you think?  I still need to make onions and celery, hopefully soon, Jaynie wants to make stew before it gets too warm.

I should introduce you to Jaynie, she says that Julie from is her Canadian cousin.  I think I see a family resemblance.  Lately she is starting to act more like Tessie from .  She is getting bossy and demanding.  She is not getting a wand no matter how much she begs, sulks or holds her breath.  I try to keep her away from the computer but she sneaks and reads over my shoulder.

Thanks for visiting, Mary

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What else I bought

 I showed you the punches that I bought, every thing else I found on clearance. A block of Sculpey III (sweet potato) for $ .99,

 a package of brads for $ 1.49, these look like jar lids to me. I need to go through my bead
supply and get out the glue. 

And last but not least bottles of tiny no-hole glass beads, 2 bottles in a pack for $ .99. I got silver, gold, red, green, and some mixed colors.

I promise I will show you some things that I’ve made or am making soon.

Thanks for visiting, Mary

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Just Playing

This is what I played with last night, after coming home from Michael’s .
                                         New Paper Punches

I had a 40% off coupon, so I went to buy a 1” scalloped circle punch (ek success) that I’ve been wanting to make paper doilies.   I found that it was already on sale at 40% off. Yay.

I could use the coupon on something else.  I chose the Martha Stewart edge punch Stars.  
Joann of /  used this punch for forsythia branches in her Easter peddlers cart.  I think it will have lots of uses

Then I also got a ek success edger punch - card suits -- it was on clearance.

I hope you enjoy seeing what I bought as much as I enjoy seeing what supplies and tools you are using and buying. I’ll show the rest of what I bought later.

Thanks for visiting,  Mary

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pay it Forward 2011

I'm joining Kathi from  in a "Pay it Forward 2011" swap. I’m jumping in with both feet, the first five people who leave a comment on this post, and decide to participate, will receive a miniature gift from me. As soon as I figure out how I will start posting pictures of some of things that I’ve been making.

Here are the rules:

First, you will need to comment on this post. Then create a post on your blog explaining how the Pay it Forward 2011 swap works.

You must be willing to send a gift to the first five participants on your own blog. There is no time limit, making special gifts for special people takes time.

This is a swap about friendship and sharing, just what I joined blog world for. I’m looking forward to seeing if the five people are from blogs that I have been reading or someone new that I can get to know.

Thanks for visiting, Mary

Just the begining

I’ve been hanging around for a while, reading lots of blogs, learning a lot and being very entertained. Lately “if I had a blog, I would share this” has popped into my head more and more. So I thought that it was time to share a bit of myself.

I’m not quite sure of how things work and what I am doing yet.  I’ll probably ask for lots of help.  I’m sure that I will make lots of changes before I settle on a look and feel.

I hope that once I get going that you will enjoy stopping by my blog as much as I have enjoyed many of yours.