Friday, April 14, 2017

Faith, Hope, Love - Happy Easter

were the word options available on this simple cross.
I reflected on each of those meaningful words - I chose the cross with the word LOVE.

 "...And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13
May your Easter be filled with Faith, Hope and Love!

Welcome to our Easter Joy and Springtime decor 


The clear/whitish egg in this nest is actually a beautiful Selenite stone.

Along with eggs in this nest is a polished red Jasper stone and
a large gorgeous Labraorite stone.

 Thank you Lindy!

Thank you Gail!

Easter Blessings you!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter, Happy Spring Craft Day

Easter & Spring
two good reasons for a craft day!

Supplies filled my counters...
Oh the possibilities...

Lindy created these amazing hand-drawn, hand-painted, 3-D greeting cards

Gail created this gorgeous mixed media wall collage

Beth worked on her embroidered textile wall art (sorry no available photo)
as well as creating this lovely religious Easter collage

Karla created several darling Easter goodies...
mini Easter baskets

an Easter Bunny Peat Pot Pretty for her globe

 a velum bunny & mixed media decorated egg

 and a peek-a-boo Easter bunny egg

I created a mixed media Easter bunny egg

A Happy Easter Peat Pot Pretty

 a peek-a-boo He is Risen egg

and my final creation, an Easter Bunny mixed media wall collage

It was a good day crafting with dear friends!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Button Room - Reclaimed Bedroom

For nearly 16 years one of our extra bedroom housed my "Button Room".
It was home to my computer, educational materials & reference books, display cabinets filled with my collections of buttons & buckles along with my competition trays and favorite buttons & buckles showcased as framed artwork.  

I am a collector of antique, vintage, modern & studio clothing buttons & buckles- fascinating, incredible works of art, history, science & culture.  I have been collecting since 1996.

I searched my photos and learned after all these years I have just one photo of my Button Room.
Sadly it only shows one small corner and just a few buttons. 
 I've spent many hours studying/researching buttons and button-related topics in my Button Room.
Many hours were also spent handling business as a former President, Vice President & Show Chairman for the Kansas State Button Society as well as Editor for the Missouri State Button Society.  

 As the years went by this room accumulated too much stuff and was long over-due to be rehabbed.
Last Autumn I decided it was time to reclaim my Button Room to its original purpose, a bedroom.

Little by little walls were repaired, walls & ceiling repainted and piece by piece furniture was acquired to create a bedroom

 (above in photo 2 you will see a new addition - French lighting wall sconce)

 Our reclaimed bedroom is serene and comfortable.
It was fun searching for the pieces that now furnish it.

Although I no longer have a dedicated Button Room, the contents of my Button Room were moved to other storage areas of our home and are just a fingertip away (smile).



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Peeks of Love around our home

Happy Valentine's Day to you!