A very nice surprise was delivered to my house today! This beautiful bouquet of flowers!! A very sweet and thoughtful friend sent them to me. Am I a lucky girl or what! Thank you so much Maureen! I love them :)
Tonight my husband and I were guests on Hobbies Crafts and Collectables. It's a local TV show that is a half an hour long. The hostess Duska Cornwell interviewed my husband and I together. Him for his Antler Chandeliers and Lamps and me for my handpainted glass Christmas Ornaments, Turkey Feathers and Glass Lanterns. I was so nervous..kept clearing me throat! We have had so many nice comments about our segment. My husband and I are both so thankful for the opportunity to share what we love to do with all of you:)
I painted this floor mat awhile back as a house warming gift for my son and daughter in law. They have a beautiful new home and this mat goes perfect with their decor in their brand new kitchen! I love painting floor mats...they are so fun and easy to paint on! If you have never done it you should give it a try :)
These are one of my most requested items to paint every year. I started painting glass christmas ornaments when my husband I first got married over 30 years ago. Family and friends wanted them and then I started selling them right off my christmas tree. Once I started doing craft shows customers started collecting several every year. I have often been ask to paint one for a new baby, a new house and other specail occations. Most people want me to personalize the back of the ornament with a name and date. The last few years people have brought me pictures of their house or their childhood home and ask me to paint it on an ornament for them and make it into a winter scene. Although these ornaments with all the tiny details take me awhile to paint...they are still some of my favorite things to paint!
I've been "Horsing Around" painting this glass lantern! hehe One of my favorite craft shows is the one I do at Gordyville in a GIANT Horse Barn. They hold international horse shows there and they also have flea markets and once a year a Giant Christmas Craft Show! Alot of my customers have horses and are always asking me to paint horses on stuff for them. This is one of the lanterns I painted for that show this year :)
This year I bought something new for my craft shows. I bought a white Christmas tree to display all my hand painted Christmas Ornaments on! I LOVE it! My ornaments show up so much nicer on this tree. I used white lights on it and decided not to put any garland on it....just wanted to showcase the ornaments I had for sale. :)
I just love painting these cardboard boxes. There are so many designs out there that would work well on the lids. Hobby Lobby has a nice selection of boxes in all different sizes. They make a cheap gift box for a Christmas present! Who wouldnt want to recieve one of these adorable boxes....with something special inside! The box itself is a gift they will love! Here are a few that I have painted.....