Apr 1, 2013

Good Monday Goings On! Giveaway Winner Announced Tonight

 Good Monday to you!
Last week I went down to the basement studio, 
which now that I have a very cozy but sunny
guest room upstairs , 
I admit I only go down to the basement if I am going to use anything bigger than a micro torch, the big ol drill press, Extra messy stuff that needs a little more ventilation etc.
Well, I still have a LOT of stash down there because my old map cabinets will not fit in the 
upstairs room. So, their are tons of old map drawers FULL of goodies , and when I get into them its like Christmas!
On this trip  , I gathered what I could which is basically 2 fistfulls of just stuff!
No rhyme or reason really, whatever just caught my eye. 

The weird stuff in the upper left , are silk pods! I have
had them for a couple of years and just haven't figured out
a good use for them yet. But , I can feel it coming !
Any how, I took one of the antique buttons, and the vintage buckle,
 and they became this bracelet,

 On one of my Etched cuffs. 

Then on Saturday, I got this little package of awesomeness 
They are in the "me just sitting and admiring them stage" right now. 
It may be just a bit before they end up as something. I just love them! 

I wanted to make some more  findings to share as well! So here are some new 
things to play with. Instead of framing the china completely, I have made them drops. 
I used all flow blue, and English Transferware from 1850s through 1890s.
 This one has the moon on one of them, 
and I thought that was pretty cool. 
I wanted the edges of these drops to appear as though they shards from the ocean,
 or buried in the ground  etc.
 Very worn over time. 

 I am listing some to play with in my Etsy store tonight.
 Also these tiny little cast pewter charlotte dolls. This tiny
size are perfect for earrings etc.

 Last post I said it would be 8pm eastern to announce the winner of the spot in the "Fly" assemblage journal workshop giveaway, not realizing that little ms. Reagan had team practice until 8:30 . So, we will pull the name out of the hat as soon as we get back, and announce winner at about 9:30 pm Eastern.
You can still sign up for the Giveaway until that time :))

Instead of making another post today, 
I will add the announcement of the winner of the giveaway on THIS post at 930 pm :)
Blessings, and have a wonderful week!

And Here it is......

The winner of the giveaway for a spot
in the "Fly" workshop is ...

  Congratulations Dawn (The Feathered Nest)!


  1. What wonderful eye candy you're creating in your new sunny studio! Gorgeous bracelet! The little pewter earring charlottes are irresistable. Love the etched bullet casings and ceramic drops. And I completely understand the admiring Petra's handiwork stage. She's brilliant! Fabulous post.

    1. Thank you so much Janet!
      Yes, I did give up size for sun :)
      As I am 2/3 of an empty nester now , I could take over another bedroom , but I think I had better keep it as a guest room and not expand my messes , although its tempting.

      Forgot to add that the next listing for Petra is April 12 in her Etsy , although there is some beautiful goodies in there now too !

  2. I'm so excited Shari!!! Thank you so much for offering up one of the spots in your class as a prize!!! I can't wait to learn some wonderful new techniques ~ thank you sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

    1. It will be wonderful having you Dawn!
      I am excited to start the workshop :))

  3. Thank you so much for the mention, Shari. I'm really glad that you're happy with your tiddlers, and hope you have fun using them. I'll look forward to seeing the results!!
    Peeeee x :O)

    1. I am over the moon with my tiddlers Petra :)))


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