Friday, August 5, 2016

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Well, It's time to announce the winner for the Dragnonfly brooch.
The winner is ..Nobody....Lol..I never imagined that absolutely no one would enter.
I guess I'll leave it there. Nothing more to say.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lingerings of Spring and Looking Towards Autumn

Hey Ya'll!
Are you feeling it like I am?
You know...the last days of summer fading fast 
as the reminders that the new approaching school year will soon be here.
For Us, it's only a week away. 
What becomes of the kids of summer?
I start feeling a bit melancholy. 
I know that apple cider's and fall festivities are just around the bend.

Summer ends
and school begins
Good-bye dirty feet and dirty faces,
Autumn arrives,leafy drives,
Hello apple cider and candy corn.
On to the new season!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

It's a Magnabilities Givaway!

Good Mornin!
I'm excited to feature a Magnabilities Giveaway!

This set includes: Dragonfly - Bittie Pin/Brooch - Antique Silver (MP1001), Bittie Ladybug- Silver (IN1834s) and Bittie Turquoise Twirl (IN1888s)

Item #: SP1176
This Giveaway begins TODAY!
It ENDS at 12:00 am on August 5, 2016!
I'm looking forward to seeing who all will join in the fun.

Be Blessed!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Magnetic Monday

Good Monday Mornin'!

I hope everyone had an especially nice weekend. We did around here. We weren't up to anything very outrageous but it was sure nice to have the time off from work. We did enjoy a very nice family get-together at my sister house. She invited all the family down to a cookout especially for their son Ryan who had came in on leave from the Navy. 
You can't beat a good burger and a dog!

I also got off the fence and signed up to be a Magnabilities Consultant. A friend at work introduced me to this custom jewelry line. I started with a necklace/insert combo for my Mama for Mother's Day.
I'm often hooked with a gift I can add to later!

The brochure was full of all kind of necklace, bracelet and even ring combinations. Choices of several varieties of inserts, pendants, chain length's and styles. The options are totally endless.
I was wooed in with this necklace I'm showing here.
You know it!! 
Then I learned I could download any picture I wanted and make it into custom pieces.
How cool is that!

Well Mama's birthday is coming up so I thought I'd get her some to add on to her necklace; 
of course 

                    I wanted to add to mine, too...
So I figured I may as well join up with Magnabilites.
I could see I had already formed some kind of love affair...
           I did..

Now I've downloaded my barn picture. 
I photographed this barn a few years ago and it's been one of my favorite pictures I've ever taken. I have thought of having it framed or something to display in the house
nothing was ever quite right.
I think this was a great option.


Pretty cool I thought!

Now, I've shared what's had me fascinated this weekend.
What has been your attractions lately?

I thank you for stopping by.
Be Blessed!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lace-Back Bra DIY

Hey, Ya'll!
I thought I'd show ya my Lace-Back Bra DIY.
I've had my mind to do something like this for  sometime now. The opportunity finally arose when I came across this wide band lace that was fairly close in color to my favorite worn out bra.

Isn't it terrible to hold on to such things?
I was almost ashamed to write this one for having to admit to keeping things that are so raggedy but here I am sharing.
You can buy pricey lace back or fancy bras but they usually come with a pretty good price,
why not see
 how this will turn out?
I think this will be a nicer look with some of the low back or very thin summer shirts,
I started out by pinning the old bra onto Priscilla.
I then pinned the lace to the old bra where I intended to cut the old bra away.
I will say to pull your lace just a bit to make sure it will have a snug fit and hold things in place the way it should.
Once everything is pinned clip away the old back.
Also, my lace was on the wide side and I didn't want it to ride to high under my armpit so I put a dart on the side to get it down to size around the cup.
I machined sewed the back.
When sewing around the cup 

 I base stitched and went back with a whip stitch on both inside and outside seam.

And there you have it!
One lace back bra DIY/Upcycle!

I hope you're inspired to try one of your own.
Thank you for stopping by.