“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Monday, March 19, 2018

Heart angels and kittens..

Three Muses Challenge this week is Hearts..
I found this background on pexels..
thanks to Elizabeth from Altered Book Lover

Helena is joining me this time with her own creation:)

(you can click on the pictures to see a larger version)


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bohemian gyspy fairy house

 I wanted to share a little project I created this week..
I started with an old Christmas tree ornament I found in a clearance bin..
It's very large, about 15 inches tall and it's made out of a heavy metal/wire.
Really can't imagine the tree this was intended for, other than the huge department store ones.
It was bent and much of the glitter was falling off, showing the dark gray underneath.
I used a pair of wire cutters and broke off one of the little bars, to create a doorway.
Then it was time to repaint and glitter (my favorite!)
After adding silver tinsel trim,ribbon,  moss, beads, artificial flowers and a bitty chandelier,
I hot glued a broken earring to the front.
I used a couple of doll parts from Lisa Kettell's Shop.
1 frozen charlotte
1 circus tent..
After I cut the Charlotte in half, I hot glued her to the circus tent to create a full skirt.
Scrapbook paper arms and Little Birdie paper flowers (for wings) were added after I painted her dress
in a variety of  dark pink, turquoise and purple acrylics.
when she was done, I added  some highlights with gold fabric paint.
As a finishing touch I sprinkled some iridescent star glitter on her 'floor'.

I sprayed everything with a clear acrylic, so now she's safe to be outside.

 What are your plans for today?
It's 60 degrees and mostly cloudy right now so
I'm going to put up some lights on the back patio and hang up some more stars:)

Hope you have a magical day!!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Blue & White Challenge...

Take a word challenge this week is Blue & White..

(The little girl is an image from Dezinaworld15)

I was looking for a quote to add to this creation and I happened to find this one..

Friday, March 2, 2018

March is here!

Happy March!
It's already here and I cannot believe how fast it has arrived.
This is Helena's birthday month, she's going to be eleven on the 22nd!
I'm not sure what theme she may want, but I do know she wants a sewing machine:)

So we are pretty much finished unpacking and now I get to have fun organizing
 and putting things exactly where I want them.
To be honest, I'm about 90% done with that too.
I love being here!
I can look out of the window when I do the dishes..
(peeves likes it too)

I can go outside and look at the sky..

I can do laundry whenever I feel like!!

There's freedom and I'm so very, very grateful for everything.

I wasn't sure when I would be able to create because it takes a bit for my muse to start cranking out ideas.
I'm a creature of habit and when I'm in a different place
 my creativity sometimes feels a little up in the air and unsettled.
Well, we've been here a month and I've made a few things..

This was hideous! 
It had a beige background, grayish stems and bright orange tops!
It was also a quarter at goodwill, so it was worth buying..
I wish I'd taken a before pic:

This is a paper plate!
I had a ripped dust jacket on an old book of fairy tales that I couldn't part with.
after cutting out the image I glued it to the copper plate and used a star shaped punch on glitter paper.

This is a birthday gift for a friend. Black Panther is his favorite at the moment..

Finally, I repainted this cabinet..
It was pale aqua and it used to be in our dining area, full of plates and utensils,
But now it's MINE (lol)
It's in the bedroom and I have filled it with glitter and other magical things:)
I adore it!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

See you soon!

Thursday, February 22, 2018


This is for 
 "No matter what our differences are, we all look at the same moon."

The image of the lady is from Dezinaworld15

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day..

Helena and I tried to create a few little goodies..
I'm about 95 % unpacked and the last five percent is pretty much craft stuff..
I have to arrange and rearrange my art supplies..
kind of like a dog that is turning in circles
until it finds just the right position to lie down in, haha!
Helena made a couple of coloring book pages.


& this wooden heart to hang on the wall in my favorite color..sunset.

I made this sweet little conversation heart devil.

This next one, isn't brand new, but I think she goes well with today's theme.
'Let's all be unicorns' is felted and stands on a jar of "candy".

I made some coconut flour biscuits to have with our Valentine's Day Spaghetti dinner tonight.
They are super simple!
You need 1/2 cup of coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup of butter
4 large eggs
mix it all together
drop by quarter cup onto a greased pan
bake for 20 minutes.
you can add sweetener or salt, depending on your preference.
I added a sprinkle of salt and about a half table spoon of garlic powder to these.
When they come out of the oven you can top them with shredded cheese.

The other night I wanted cookies, so I made them with two packets of stevia powder and a pinch of dark chocolate chips.
 Well, I think I'm about ready for bed..
We have a tradition of watching the film
Pontypool on Valentine's day,
plus it's Spanky's birthday..it's been a year that Helena got him!
So we are baking a cake and he's getting a new toy:)

I will stop by to visit you later tonight.
Have a beautiful night.

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Storm of Stars...

This week the Three Muses Challenge is 'Umbrella'

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Sorry I've been away..January flew by.
Guess what? I moved!!!
I spent the whole month packing and moving my gigantic load of treasures, art supplies and clothes.
Gotta tell you, we have a lot of stuff.
Helena has no less than a gazillion dolls😀

I was in an apartment, now I'm in a house and I love it!
There's room for us to move around and! we have a yard!!!
 Something I have always wanted in my home is a tree. 
 It's never been possible because we have cats and
I'm afraid they will nibble on it
and either become ill, or ruin/kill the the tree.
 There wasn't any room before either...
I recently received this gorgeous 6' Ficus and it fits perfectly in the living room.
Isn't it pretty?!
Since it's artificial I don't have to worry about the cats eating it and it's never going to wilt.
It arrived in a long box and it only took a few minutes to fluff out and arrange the leaves & branches.
I took several photos to show the colors with the flash and without.
I think the variegated leaves look very realistic. 
Do you have artificial plants in your house?

This site has many different varieties of artificial plants and flowers to choose from.
I think a hanging basket of azaleas by the front door would be nice..

Anyhow, I have missed visiting everyone and really hope you are all doing great.
I'm still unpacking but it's getting there.
Can't wait to get back to crafting..I'll be by to visit soon.

Monday, January 8, 2018

The fish fly at night...

Take A Word challenge this week is 'Fish'

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Gingerbread Love

I hope the first week of the new year has been sweet to you!
We had a great time,
 there was a Stephen King  marathon,
We had  some fudge, a cheese platter and sparkling cider:)
I was asleep by half past😴
Now I'm ready for the next  holiday!

Yesterday our local classical station featured a live audio stream from the 
Metropolitan Opera.
It's one of my favorites..
'Hansel and Gretel'
I love it for various reasons..

2. I had the little golden book 'Hansel and Gretel' when I was a child💕
(which, by the way I just got for Christmas from these awesome girls!)
3.I love gingerbread cookies..
they're my favorite kind of ornament, doll, pillow, drawing or shape to collect.
4.When Gabriella was eleven, she was part of the gingerbread chorus
with Arizona Opera.
I helped organize a party given for the children on opening night
(making the decor, favors and treat bags, etc)
 I was dubbed, Gingerbread Queen!
lol, I even got a certificate.
It was a lot of fun.
5. The music.
Before it began, Helena and I made some gingerbread cookies.
 While it was on we made some cute little crafts..
It was beautiful as usual..and as usual I cried at the end..haha!
It really took me back...

  (via Pinterest)

I made this digital art to show you
what my house would look like if I could have it any way I wanted:)
I'd live there and make art and never turn any children into cookies..
well, maybe just the bratty ones! haha

 That's it for now....
I will be stopping by to visit your blogs very soon.
Thank you for the New Year wishes!

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