Monday, October 3, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
I have been gearing up for fall which is by far the busiest for a jewelry seller. I have been gathering great beads and large stones like these.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Here are some more pics of what we currently have in our booth at Queen of Hearts Alpharetta.
Monday, August 22, 2016
I promised on my last post that I would show you my experiments using my new Wagner Home Decor paint sprayer with stencils. I created these two memo boards!
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Here is the before pic of the side table I sprayed.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Mary and I have been working hard to redo our booth, Sassy and Stash, at Queen of Hearts Alpharetta. We have new jewelry, some great picked antiques and lots of sweet home accessories.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
My favorite local thrift store has these coolers that look like the ones you see in convenience stores. I think one on the deck would be great. It has wheels so it could be wheeled away for storage when done. It also has a handy drain tube on the back to easily empty out the water at the end of the party. So my problem is that it is really ugly to me in it's current state. What would you do to make it cute????
Sunday, July 31, 2016
I have been looking for some new paint or techniques to get motivated to paint some furniture. One of the products I found is Salt Wash. It is an additive that can go into ANY paint to get a sun/ sea side worn look.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Our family has lived in the same home for the last nineteen years. My husband and I decided we were ready to finally move to our dream home. That is a lot of years to collect stuff. I was on a bit of a creative hiatus until we completed the move. Now though I am creating again. So happy to be back in my studio. Unfortunately my studio is not totally organized, but I will save that for another day! Here is what I have made this week. Thanks for checking it out. I would love your feedback. You can see more of my creations at www.alphaneenee.etsy.com. Stone stacking bracelets. Thanks for stopping by!!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I love these two wall displays. (please ignore the the shot of me in the mirror) I love the symmetry, and the simplicity. I think this could be replicated so easily with cheap frames from Hobby Lobby or Micheals. These particular frames held pressed flowers and greenery laid on top of linen looking fabric. I think this would be easy to do as well. I think variations of maybe feathers would be cool too. What do you think? Any other ideas? I'd love to hear them.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I recently moved to a new house. I had to pack up my studio (no small feat) and am now just starting to set up my new studio. I am so excited to have a larger space to work in I hope it helps my creativity flow. Here are some new necklaces I just added to my etsy and some went to my booth at Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta. Let me know what you think.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I really feel that being a vegetarian would be really good for me. I am having more meals meatless than ever. Here is one of my new favorite lunches. No recipes here folks just some great tasting stuff.
Friday, March 4, 2016
I found this wonderful blog post on "The How To of Decorating" by Ballard Designs. Ballard Designs happens to be one of my favorite sources for home decor and inspiration. I love how this post gives some "rules" for how to choose your artwork and how to group it so it looks appropriately sized etc. It's a great resource. Check it out here.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
I have a friend who I decided is a genius. She is making a shiplap wall out of Luan plywood(super thin 1/4"). She is buying the Luan in 4x8 sheets and having it ripped down into 6" wide strips. Why is this genius. Well it's affordable around $12.00 for a 4x8 sheet. It's lightweight so it would be easy to hang with just small brads. I asked her how she got her lines so straight when cutting the plywood. I know for myself this is not my strong suit. However, she said she got them to do the rip cuts for her at the store. They did not even charge her for all of those cuts! I don't think this is the norm for most stores. They are just too busy to do this many cuts without charging for them. So if you still want to try this method I found this great tool that I am going to be purchasing myself. It's the Kreg Jig Rip Cut. It gives you a guide to get perfectly straight cuts everytime. Check out the video with the step by step instructions here. I will get some pictures for you soon!
Sunday, February 28, 2016
My husband and I have our home on the market and are searching for a new home. We probably will end up in a resale, but the new construction near us is so beautiful. They have some great farmhouse details. My question is would you go for something that could become trendy looking down the road? They have shiplap, wood in the trays, and really stripped down style.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Ok $2.50 is not big money, but this little item can save you tons! here on Amazon.com