Big D in the dirty T

For those of you who aren't familiar with the nickname ... "Big D" is DALLAS. The hardest part of this project was getting an accurate outline of Texas. Get out your grandma's stash, embroidery is back!  

Frames Part II

            old painting + chicken wire + paint = message center



Let the way you display pictures tell a story. I couldn't find 3 vertical pictures that worked for this frame, but I did know what I wanted the pictures to love for my dog, Owen.
I bought this frame because I liked the bold green and the double photo mat. I knew it would work better to display something rather than a photo. I took out the glass and found some unused buttons and brads. It was fun to play around with layering embellishments and creating depth. Once I liked the placement and the combination of color, I used my favorite industrial strength E-6000 and waited for the glue to dry. 

P.S. Let me know if you see these frames anywhere, I have a surcee or two that need frames. :)

Leftovers part II

These ribbons were too short for most projects but just long enough to tie to a leftover strand of christmas lights. It took a while to tie them all, but I love how it turned out. The little scraps of ribbon remind me of certain projects and the color mixed with light make everyday feel like a party.

As I was trying to find a creative way to use Bible verses as encouragement, I happened upon a box of tongue depressors (I have no idea why I had an entire box of tongue depressors?) I punched a hole at one end and used some leftover rub-on letters to note specific verses. I added my favorite leftover ribbon scraps and memorizing God's word became not only good for the soul, but for the eye as well.


Some might call it an addiction, I prefer to say it is just a strong affinity. I just really like ribbon. To me, it's like jewelry, and I do love jewelry :) It is the final touch, the last piece of the puzzle, the completion of a "look."

So how can I possibly throw away those little leftovers, the short pieces and remnants of a roll left at the end of a project? Well, I don't.