Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mother Nature's Beauty!!


For our June challenge we were to recycle something in to a bag/purse.

I had this old Sears hat box that was damaged. I kept looking at it and thinking I could make it into a "nest purse"!! When we were on our vacation we walked alot on the beach. I always pick up things. With this ideal in mind I picked up things I knew would make a cool nest. The only thing I added was some Spanish moss and a little egg that can removed. And I got some black trim from JoAnn's that kinda reminded me of feathers. 

I love how this turned out and I am calling it my "nest purse" as I can carry it and pick up more treasures!!
XO Fran.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New items posted in my Etsy Shoppe!!

I added a new section to my Etsy shoppe! Vintage jewerly! These vintage earrings are so pretty and shabby chic looking. I added some brooches and earrings from the 1960's also. There are more in my shoppe.

I also added a Farmer's Market section with my new Mushroom pin keeps. These little cuties are only 3inches tall and are made of old wooden thread spools and scraps of quilting material. I hand crafted these from a pattern in an old craft book I have. I have some new tomatoe pin keeps too that I will be listing in this section. Just click on my shoppe to see my other items. I will be adding more items very soon. Thanks for looking! XO Fran. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

We found the cutest creek!!

It's called CHERRY CREEK!!!

I found it on the map and asked Sim to take me to find it!! It winds down and around the farmers field and road. I fell in love with the name cuz I love cherries! We had this free little map we got at the gas station with the back roads on it. He gave in and we went on an adventure!

It's a little muddy looking but it winds through the farmers field and the cows drink from it!

This is Sim coming up from checking it out! I am so blessed that he will take me on the simplest adventures just because!! We realized it is only about a mile from where we stayed!! and it flows out to Lake Huron with the blue water!!
 Thinking back on our vacation today and kinda wishing I go could back and see Cherry Creek again!!
God's world is so beautiful you can see it everywhere even in the simple things!!
XO Fran. 

Monday, June 20, 2011


I thought this picture was so perfect for the friendship I share here on my computer blogging. I have made some of the best friends and know you will be here for me for a lifetime!!

I have been gone on vacation with Sim for nine days! We went to Lake Huron here in Michigan. It is so beautiful!! Canada is just across the water somewhere!! LOL We stayed in this rustic cabin! I love it! Even though the bathroom is a little ways from it! LOL The weather stayed really awesome for us, only alittle bit of cold and one rainy day. We got up one morning at 5:30 am to watch the sunrise! I tell you it is beautiful coming up over the lake. I'll share pics later. We had no TV and no computer. We rode our bikes and did alot of walking!! We found beach glass and lot's of pretty nature things. Seen alot of deer and farm life.

This is the view I had from my chaise lawn!! I layed in it and read my Nancy Drew book!! You can hear the waves coming in and the sound was so beautiful!! All in all this was a great vacation and now that I am home, I feel refreshed and ready to create and get my inspiration/creating room organized. I love looking at every ones creative spaces. So I thought I'd join in on the fun over at Karen's "Where Bloggers Create Party"!! It's great discipline!! LOL I will be kicking out alot more items for my Etsy Shoppe. Guess I better get rocking!!
 Love ya, Fran. XO