Friday, June 27

Back Home!

Well, I did it. I quit my job and moved back home to Florida! I just couldn't stand being stuck in Alabama another day. I need sunshine and sand between my toes!

I had a huge yard sale and downsized big time. Then I packed up my stuff and moved to Cocoa Beach Florida! I'm renting a little one bedroom apartment that is just 4 blocks away from the ocean! I love it here!

My recent projects have been to paint my entire apartment and some of my old furniture. I found this daybed on Craigslist and painted it white. The comforter was $2 at "my" new favorite thrift store here. 

I have had this table for years. I painted it a pretty coral and now it has a new life too. This photos shows how I installed the doors upside down. I fixed that and now it looks much better. I'm also painting some other furniture, inspired by Jane Coslick's Happy Colors. 

I have some sad news to tell too. My sweet Dylan went over the Rainbow Bridge on June 6th. He was 14 years old and my little buddy. His cancer had spread and he was having difficulty walking. He seemed confused at times too. I know it was the right thing do but I miss him so much...


Nugget misses Dylan too. Because the weather is so nice here, I'm taking Nugget for long walks twice a day. That has been good for both of us and we are having fun exploring our new little beach town neighborhood. Dogs are not allowed on the beach here but sometimes we walk up there early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Just looking out over the ocean makes my heart sing!

We also see dolphins playing in the river that is just at the end of my street. There is a great gray heron who seems to enjoy spending time in a neighbor's yard. Of course there are palm trees and tropical plants everywhere! You know how I love palm trees! :D

It's been fun being "retired" but I really need to find a part time job! I've been looking everywhere but so far I've had no success. Please pray that I find something soon.

I'll be back with more photos and hopefully get back to work on my miniatures. Hope you have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, December 4

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

I've been missing in action for quite a while here. I appreciate everyone who has continued to follow my little blog. I hope to be back to making minis very soon!

I've been dreaming of moving back "home" to Florida and have been looking for a job there. This morning I sent an email to the fabulous Tom Bishop who just happens to live in Lake Worth Florida!

Photo from Tom's Facebook page.

Lake Worth is exactly where I want to be! Maybe I could buy a little dollhouse to live in there?  :D

I wrote to Tom telling him about my love for miniatures and how much I would love to work for him. I don't know if he has the need for any help? If he does, I want to be that person!

Hope you have a beautiful day!

Saturday, October 5

She Said "YES!"

My son is engaged to be married to the most wonderful girl!  I am so happy she said "yes!"

 He proposed in Hawaii. So romantic... Gorgeous ring!

Congratulations Tim and Lily!

Love is a beautiful thing!

Friday, October 4

Happy Hour

Long time no posts!

I am still hobbling around in my boot. Today I will see the ortho doc for more xrays to find out if my foot is healing? I hope so!

I have so many projects I want to finish but it's been difficult to get anything done lately. I can't wait to get back to "normal!" Whatever that is?!  :D

Hope you have a great weekend!
I hope to have something to show you soon...

I am planning a vacation to Florida! It's always happy hour there!

PS. Please feed my fish while I'm away...

Friday, September 6

Framing Fabric

I'm trying to figure out what projects I can do with my fractured foot.

I could recover my dining room chair seats, but I found this fabric and have yet another project in mind. :D

I purchased 1.5 yards of this beautiful fabric from EQuilter fabrics so I can make a large framed canvas. I'm planning to build a frame for it and hang it as an art piece in my living room. I found a tutorial at for making your own canvas frame.

Now if I can just hobble over to Home Depot to get the wood I need, I'll be all set. This project might be a whole lot easier in 1:12 scale like this one I found on Etsy. Maybe I will try that first?

I have an appointment today with an orthopedic surgeon about my fractured foot. I hope he will just say to continue wearing my big black boot and that I do NOT need surgery!?

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, September 2

Sea Glass Sailboat - Done!

I finished my little sailboat this morning. That is a real crab claw flag on the top.  :D

I ended up using Weldbond glue to attach the sea glass. It does dry clear. The bottom is a small piece of driftwood that I found on the beach. I like it.

I am planning to build a long shelf out of an old deck board I found along the side of the road.

I just happened to have shelf brackets that are the right size. :D They were white, so I spray painted them with Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I will probably add some rope to the front edge of the shelf?

This is REAL weathered wood! 

I need to put my foot up for a while now so this project will have to wait. Hope you are having a great Labor Day!

Sunday, September 1

Good Day Sunshine

Last week I was working on things and things were not going well... Nothing has changed.

Today I am doing a sit down project. That because, I fractured a bone in my foot yesterday. Yep, clumsy me slipped on the bottom step of my deck and twisted my foot. It hurt. A lot. I tried ice, an ACE wrap and elevated it for a few hours. It didn't get better.

So I made a trip to the Doc In A Box I came home with this. A big black boot and a little dog with a look that says, "You really need to be more careful!"

Right now I am waiting for glue to dry. I'm testing Weldbond glue and clear Tacky Glue. I need something that will hold glass to wood and dry clear. Any suggestions?

My sailboat is about 12" tall. I'm using basswood, a dowel and a piece of real driftwood. I think it will look nice on a shelf.

I found this FREE printable online. Love it!  I think it will look great in a white frame. :D

I tried to print one and realized that my printer is out of yellow ink. Story of my life...

I hope you are having a good day! I'm hoping mine will get better soon!