First, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts. I have been busy these last few months trying to make our new house here Portsmouth,Virginia more comfortable and homey. From searching for Antique and Vintage furniture to cooking meals from scratch. Be sure that I will share a few of my creations with all of you.
Moving every 2 to 3 years definitely makes it difficult to keep the decor consistent, not to mention the size of our home sometimes determines if we are able to keep our existing furniture.
I am looking forward to sharing more of my projects and home decor with you. One of my many resolutions for this year.


All wrapped up

Here are a few Christmas gifts I was inspired to make last night. Using recycled paper bags and craft paper I use for covering my table top when painting. Added some twine, few Christmas picks I picked up on clearance a few years back from different  craft stores. I also used my stamp set of stars to stamp all over the craft paper to give it more detail. I love how they turned out. I am excited to finish the rest of my wrapping in the next few days. 

Eye glass case

I was having a hard time finding the perfect eye glass case for a reasonable price. I finally decided to create my own. First,I looked through my scraps of fabric,felt and lace. Grabbed a few other embellishments, but ended up not using them. I didnt want it to look too busy. Second, took a few measurements. Then, I sewed it all together. I love the way it turned out, and it only cost me under $5.00. I love saving money and having exactly what I want. One other plus, it's washable!
soft eye glass case.

Just a little project

Grapevine wreath with peonies and carnations
My new front door wreath, I love it! It all cost under $10 to make.


I heart Mason Jars

These are covered with scraps of fabric inside.

Will be perfect for those candlelight dinners

Let them eat cake...

I have finally found a delicious cupcake recipe inspired by the Marie Antoinette movie. Its called the Shirley Temple cupcake, Love them! They not only look pretty, but they taste even better. I made mine Gluten free. I decided that I had to make a batch for my book club, but of course I needed to try one maybe two and make sure they tasted yummy. I think I can say these are my new favorite cupcakes, the hubby agrees. Looks like they will be making onto my Valentines day desserts.


Yo yo flowered lamp shade

As I was looking through The Pottery Barn catalog one day I fell in love with this Rose shade lamp. Of course I could not justify paying the price. I decided I could probably recreate it at a cheaper price.

At my local Thrift shop for a $2.00 I found a cream colored lamp shade and base. I also decided I wanted to make it my own by using different colors and flowers. I made 3 different sized yo yo fabric flowers using a yard of muslin. I hot glued flat back pearls to the center of each flower. Then I painted the lamp base a teal color.

It turned out pretty nice, I have a lot of pink in my craft room the teal makes it all come to together.
I have two more lamps I want to re-do and can not wait to share those with you.
Hope you have a great week. As always thank you for stopping by!