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Friday, November 9, 2012

Hello, and I know long time know see or no new posts. The last time I posted was on the 19th getting ready for Marta and Friends. Now what I am about to say is hard. 

I lost my Mom on OCT. 20th. it was not a surprise as I had-1. had seen her a month earlier. 2. She was in her 10th year of the Big A. or Long Good Bye as I and many call it.3. She was struggling with eating and not swallowing correctly and this is the issue with many with ALZ. as they develop pneumonia. My Mom was a free spirit, with many interests...and today I like to think of her dancing while doing the dishes and  giving my Dad a tough time lovingly.  SO if you have not told your Mom or Dad  I love you lately, take a moment and do it...and when you have time, ask them to tell you a story. Build a memory and give them a HUG and hold on to every memory. I am a private person on some details so this is my ....where have you been. 

OK I am not putting this in second place but it is just too hard to go their all the time...so let us look at some of what I created for MARTA & FRIENDS. Yes we are in the middle of it right now...Friday is over and tomorrow is the last day....if you are in the area...hope to see you. 

So do you see the metallic look in this little night stand or end table, yes I played on paint...my budget has been hit hard of late. Lot of expenses and so my ASCP budget is limited....and I am trying to find some other looks ....I painted this first with Zinssers Bulls Eye primer base.Flat white. This covers all that old veneer look, This is solid heavy pine with a Oak Veneer. I then painted using some Valspar, a lil pot of a almost Royal Blue...then while this was wet I went over using Deco ART Metallic Paint and then again while still a little wet Valspar Signature Antiquing Glaze.  While still a little wet I used a sanding pad...and wiped for a little streak effect. I painted the handles in a matt black. I used some of my embossed wall paper for a drawer liner. So now their is a dresser that matches but since not done. I may paint in a less dramatic shade. What you think do you like the look.


Do you like dreamy blue, I had big plans for this but as stated time became short, so a basic paint job. Or as close to basic as I get....yeap same step started with Zinsser's Bulls Eye primer and sealer...then the blue by Behr...a very soft shade of blue a little Turq, but more blue in tone...and I painted and sealed the handles ...yes I used the Deco Art metallic...it is this bright a tone of silver. The little frame is the same blue but with a Glaze for a Antiqued effect...and used  some remaining fabric from a couple of chairs....I like these for their quick write a note and stick a pin in it...

So what else do I have....Lets take a look....



OK the chair has not sold yet...and this is in a pretty blue shade....I am not a blue person but I am becoming a fan, it is so soothing and for a bedroom perfect for Dream time....

OK I know a little tough to really see, But you must love the Bird Cage,it is a beauty, and I filled it with some tin pieces I painted blue...I think if they do not sell I am going to cut and make a star....for Holidays...and then some of my lead cut glass..the really good stuff...that no one wants any more ...sad so pretty...


See how pretty good cut glass looks in sun light...really can be used for so many fun items...I use one of my cut glass bowls for my hair barrette's,why not. Who doesn't like pretty.

 Yeap some music sheet wreaths...of course you know I would make something from music sheets...I just did not get everything done I planned ...but I will thinking square wreaths...and angel wings....hmmmm I have plans...
 
 Yes my garlands, are my top sellers. Need to make one for MMS, she has inspired me on more then a few looks, to try.

 OK it is not all paper, but some grapevines,some pine cones and some spay paint, in a matt white. Then I added some ice skates I had found in Wyoming, a little bling and some snow white....and you have a pretty for your window...

 OK now how about a Holiday Chandy....yes you can hang your wreath anyway you want ...I hit this with some spray paint...a lite frosting...then some netting and some pretty ribbon...and then some fun lite's and some balls, and crystals...and made some yarn balls...how to hang. Use a garden hanger for a chandelier look...if it sells great if not...I can reinvent it....

 OK not the best pic, someday maybe I will get better...the tree I did in a hurry, burlap for garland some lights...and then yeap it is another MMS no sew just burn your fingers with hot glue .....gorgemegus tree skirt ...yeap and they are really pretty but I need to trim some of the frays...on this one..
 So do you ever look at the clouds and see forms and shapes and people and stuff. So this looks like a crown and yeah it is not really but it looks like one, or is just me. The garland sold...so now I need to make another halo...
 Yes this is another tree skirt, I did say I ordered lots of burlap, Now if you do this with this intent...think ....this stuff  frays...I used hair spray to stop the fraying it slows it down but does not stop it....so do you like the satin silk skirt or the burlap skirt.....me I could use either but I am more a burlap Girl...then satin and silk.....
So back up and take a few pics of the big picture...that is what you are about to see...and I hope you like what we at Marta and Friends have been working on !


 Pumpkins Marta made hers with bling, me I did mine with bling from a different angle....and Teddy he found a friend...but so fun for deco

 Swing your blues away....and a great shop from the outside looking in...

 So many of what you see in this white tea cart has sold, but not the cart....
 You have to have some orange and Thanksgiving...love that Victorian buggy, and the iron bench...and the little table...fun fall colors...next door to white holiday look....so do you want to come....one more day for Marta and Friends
 Well you use a old slip for a tree skirt don't you...well after seeing this everyone will...and hot pink ....I wonder if white will dye....turquoise 
 For those in the northeast I know no cold weather we will pray for you..and check out SOCKS FOR SANDY>>>>look at Funky Junk Interiors on my side bar
 Marta loves to layer mirrors...she sold a mirror she glittered...I missed taking a pic...got to do one my self...hmmmmm
 This turquoise traveled all the way from Bryan Texas...I know someone would love to take her home...and their all lots more in this paint look....luv turquoise


Marta's Angel Bless's you for your visit...thank you so much. As always thank you for your comments...hope to see you again on my next post...Kathryn

9 comments:

twelveOeight said...

I love your book page garlard! Great photos, here from the POP party, pinning!

xoxo, Tanya
twelveOeight

Bliss said...

I'm pinning some of those things 'ya know. Your blues are nice, even your blues about your mama were nice.

Bliss

Gail said...

Sorry to hear about the lost of your mother. My mother-in-law's journey with Alzheimer's lasted ten years too. No health problems - she just gave out after going through all of the terrible stages. She was the one who inspired me to get into crafting from her many creative talents. I truly enjoy your posts and I am now a follower!

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. So truly sorry.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and pictures. They were a REAL treat to see :)

Wishing you peace. Shannon

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathryn, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. I understand the pain of losing a parent and my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Thank you for your kind comment concerning my dad. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment. I am now a follower.

Love the garland and the pretty wreaths. Take care.
xo, Sherry

Erica said...

What a fabulous post I think ive pinned just about every picture! I love the metallic nightstand ~ gonna have to try that one and i'll also going to TRY to create your paper garland, also stealing the tutu/tree skirt idea for my daughters tree. The words about your beloved mom brought tears to my eyes. I know all to well what its like to have loved ones affected w/ALZ. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics!

Vel Criste said...

I love the burlap tree skirt!!! How much do those go for?

Vel Criste said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you must be going thru. My mom is my bestfriend and I would be devastated. Keep the faith, and let your creative juices flow to keep your mined off of things for a while.God bless..

CreativaCale said...

God bless All creative women:)))