I wanted to have a new post this past weekend, but things were pretty busy around here,
so I am reposting this before I draw the winners name tonight!
First things first...
I want to show off my gift of spring from a dear friend,
I will say right now that those beautiful hyacinths were put on the dresser
just for this shot and cannot stay there... why, you ask?
Hannah found him on Halloween when he was just a tiny thing,
I will say that we were apprehensive,
we looked for the owner,
we actually ended up finding the owner after having him
for over a week.
(after we all fell in love with the little booger)
by the way,
this is how they make you fall in love with them.
Kittens are so adorable and then to top it off, he is a cuddler with a very loud purr.
So Hannah, Max, Oliver and I went to the home that we were
told he probably came from.
Imagine the scene... 2 very sad and crying
children who know that, although they are doing the right thing
by taking the kitten to his owner,
are madly, deeply in love and are clutching him so tightly
that he is lucky to be alive today!
I will cut this short...
the sweetest 5th grade boy who Oliver belonged to,
had 4 other kittens in the garage and
gave sobbing Max a hug and told him he could keep
Oliver because he could see how much they loved him.
Now I was crying.
What a generous thing to do.
Jazz took the longest to welcome him to her domain,
and still pretty much pretends he doesn't exist...
but he even managed to weasel his way onto her beloved pillow!
O.k., back to the real reason for this post...
It's giveaway time!!!
(this pendant has a snippet of a doily that my Bushie made many years ago)
I am going to give one of my followers a custom
from my new line in the shop called
snippets of life
I will put a snippet of your treasured item between two pieces of thick glass and using lead free solder, I will preserve your families cherished memories for you.
I have different sizes and shapes of glass to choose from with a necklace made from glass seed beads or a key chain. A piece of fabric, grandmas apron, grandpas tie, a scrap of the napkin from your first date, a button, a photo, a favorite quote, the possibilities are vast... double sided.
(stolen right from my site's description)
so, you can choose a necklace, key fob, or even one of these bracelets
with a pendant hanging from it!
Hannah and I were at Forever 21 looking for a dress for her big dance,
when I stumbled on the super cheap belts.
Skinny, cheap perfect for the bracelet that I had wanted to make for a while now!
Cut the belt to size, poke a new hole or two in it
with a nail... yeah I'm super high tech over here...
I added a large jump ring to one of my pendants and
strung it onto the belt ~
I did find a really great tutorial with detailed instructions
but I knew I wasn't going to go out and purchase
a rivet maker thingy
so a belt was the easy choice.
edit... I just found the great tutorial and wanted to give credit to
First and foremost I am a girl that is all about family, when I am not taking care of the people I love here @ the old white house, I am creating art out of found objects and hunting for treasures, digging in the dirt and hope that what I planted will actually grow, sewing (especially with vintage fabric), decorating our home, and laughing out loud! (the last one is pretty important to me!) I am a stay at home mom with only 2 of my 5 kids still in the nest. I have an etsy shop ~ where I sell my altered art and all kinds of creations that pop into my head along with my handcrafted laundry soap and vintage finds and extra supplies. I am so thrilled that you stopped by for a visit, come by anytime, the door is always open! (just ignore the mess o.k.?) love, t. xoxoxooxox