Monday, December 12, 2011

Lynn's Steampunk Art

Aloha everyone,
I'm a little behind in everything, not just posting but with Christmas as well.  So, very quickly let me start with this long overdue feature of Lynn Steven's steampunk mini tablet that I won from Lynn's blog:
ornate with beautiful charms
I was so excited to learn that I was the winner of Lynn's Blogaversary, she had sooo many of us fans that entered her contest. Lynn is talented, sweet and generous.  She not only had this giveaway, but bonus prizes and tons of rubberstamps.  I'm very grateful to have won this gorgeous tablet.
So this is the card I made to send to Lynn in appreciation of her generosity.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Son's Birthday Card, Cart Rebirth

Aloha everyone,
December 1 is my son's birthday, but I wasn't able to get his card to him 'til a few days ago.  I love it when he comes to visit with his children.  When he came to visit Sunday I gave him his card.   He's a firefighter, so I wanted to use the La-La Land stamp I got some time ago.
He's so cute! Just like my son...

I don't think he reads my blog, so I don't think he'll see that.  Heehee.

My sister-in-law has been cleaning and decluttering the "family" house for some time now.  And she called me and asked if I wanted the cart/table that used to be my mother-in-laws table.  No one else wanted it and I didn't want it to be a cast off. So I said yes, besides I've always loved that table. Well the brass parts needed sanding as it started pitting, I didn't particularly care for the wheels. The glass surface has some pretty art work, however it was a powder blue with white and gold which didn't match my bedroom.  what I did to fix that was turn the glass over so only the white and gold could be seen.   I then asked my husband if he could paint it and change the wheels.  So it went from this:

To this:
My new bedside table

I know I'll have my little nightlight, pencil box, photos and little clock on the top, but I'm not sure if I want to just put a plant on the bottom or something else.  I absolutely love how my repurposed piece of furniture looks now with the new coat of paint to match the base of my floor lamp.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Be Back Soon

Aloha everyone;
Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  It's not been too cheery here with (wo)man's best friend being so ill.  Yes, my dog, Hoku has been sick since the day before Thanksgiving Day.  She will be undergoing one more test this Thursday.  We hope that will tell us exactly what is wrong with her.  In the meantime, please know that while Hoku is resting, I'm sneaking visits to as many blogs as I can.  I'm also prepping photos that was taken earlier and getting them blog ready while she sleeps. 
So to all of my blogging friends, Have a Merry Christmas!