“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

Saturday, March 24, 2018


Yesterday was Helena's 11th birthday!


There was a cake, some unicorns and a baby llama.

We went to Barnes & Noble for a while then we came home, watched Jumanji, & had spaghetti.

I'm very proud of this girl..she's helpful, encouraging and a bit stubborn..
We had a difficult time for a while, for various reasons,
and throughout it all she has been tirelessly bright and positive.

 Happy Birthday Helena!
May this year be absolutely magical for you.
Thank you for never letting me give up.

(2 years old)

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!