Saturday, 5 January 2013

More milk please......



More of the Got Milk Workshop, hosted by Applebox Boutique..........
Thank you to our instructor,  Jennylyn Pringle... President of Homestead House. They are the makers of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. She's a hands on teacher with a positively sunny smile and a wealth of information about techniques for using this wonderful paint.
Tiny treasures of little testers....this small amount painted our shelves!

The dark secret of the painting the base color.....this is what shows when you start sanding......


 Another layer of color......

 Waiting for the paint to dry, good time for reading one of many inspirational books around the shop....


Crackled and chippy......by just rubbing with oil and a slight sanding...... I know, easy peasy!
 So many beautiful colors to choose from........

 Leanne and her daughter .........

Fabulous colors!

My finished shelf......ta da!!




  

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Got Milk Paint?

I am taking a painting workshop over at the Applebox Boutique, learning to use Milk Paint.
Check in tomorrow to see what happened!!!

Monday, 31 December 2012

Hello 2013, I've been waiting for you......

I honestly can say that I am glad to be done with most of 2012, what a year it has been...the best part is that you all have been there for me, through thick and thin. Thank you so much!!!!!
Wishing you the Happiest New Year for 2013........may you reach your goals and be inspired by your dreams......

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas Part Two....the friendship......

from over the pond and far away came this parcel. I have an incredibly talented and overwhelmingly generous friend in Italy....many of you know her too...."Monica".  Of course, the tears came as soon as I tore the paper off......
It was exciting to get sneak peeks of the goodies to come......
Her stars!!!!! I had just bought the new issue of Somerset Life.....and here they were, stars for me!!!
Monica has been published lots and lots and all of her ideas and art works are very dear to me.
She has two blogs,  Life is a Painting,and The White Bench, if you have never visited her, you must do so at once.
She is still waiting for my parcel to arrive but she let me share all this gorgeousness with you!
 
Look at the gorgeous cone, and the cloth wrapping bags......she is so clever, oh look at the card, made from sheet music, love, love.......

These are the acorn hats that were inside the cone, wonderful little hats for my bears and dolls.....
Another beautiful cloth wrapped bag.....and this gift made me feel soooo loved, her plaid bear pin keep!!! I have always wanted this one, thank you my dear friend!
Star perfection!
The most divine antique linen, with my initials no less, be still my beating heart!
There's more, can you believe it?
An original painting.......my cup runneth over...... "Faith" Monica, I truly am so blessed, your gifts are so thoughtful and caring and you are sooooooo sweet and kind....oh my, I hope you know how much this all means to me........thank you.......xxxxxx


 We have had a wonderful Christmas here and I have been so blessed from all my friends......it makes the terrible past year seem like it never happened, I don't mean all the gifts but the friendship and the kindness and the Faith that came my way.....to believe in myself and trust others and to reach for help and know that people don't offer if they don't mean it......most of all to pass it along as I heal and grow in spirit and health........
 Hugs,
Mags
xxxxx