Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Autumn Splendor and a Fresh Start!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Autumn!  It's been so hot, muggy and rainy here lately, I think I have mold behind my ears!  And these awesome earrings I made today will be perfect for your new Fall wardrobe!  I love them!  They are appropriately named "Autumn Splendor" and they are available in the shop!
So, as of yesterday, Wayne and I started the "Whole30" --- this was our lunch today...a beautiful salad, topped with salmon and a Ranch Dressing that I made from scratch!!!  It was so yummy!  I'm pretty sure this way of eating will not be hard for us.  It's really come down to not having a choice, unless we want to continue to be more and more unhealthy...and, by choosing that route, it will get to the point we won't be able to do anything about it.  So, while we still can, we are making life changes!  Stay tuned for more on that and more delicious, healthy recipes!
And this is a cute little necklace for Autumn, also!  And only $16!  I love it!
Of course, I had to leave you with a butterfly picture!  They are all over the flowers right now!  I love when they visit!  I always know it's my daddy when the Black Swallowtail shows up!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Making New Stuff with Old Stuff!

Re-purposing, reusing, old is new, treasure hunting, thrifting, antiquing, call it want you want, but "old" is the new black these days!  I had a friend's daughter staying with us for a couple of weeks and she is an art major in college.  She LOVES the hunt for cool stuff to include in her art.  So, off we went on a scavenger hunt...and talk about a gazillion places to do that in around Brevard and Asheville, NC!  I was just along for the entertainment, until I came across an old container FULL of vintage buttons...most from the 40's, 50's and 60's.  A lot of them made from bakelite and some of them hand-carved, like these quirky little sheep heads?
And I love those six hole green ones and those square red ones and these:
Vintage Murano Glass from Italy!  Of course, I will be using these in my sewing projects, like these cute little bracelets I made yesterday:
I love the black and white fabrics on this one!  And then there's this one, appropriately named "Mountains to Sea", because of the cute mountain, sea and forest fabrics!
But the strangest thing I saw on our hunt was this:
A real full skeleton of an 8 year old boy!!  Creepy...but not as creepy as this:
And with that, I'm off to sew!  Hope you are having a great Summer, so far!

love and peace always --- Kathy

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