Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vestiesteam Challange

Today, I created a treasury for the vestiesteam challange.  I created it because this time of year reminds me of canning.  As a little girl, I would get to help can tomatoes, corn and apples.  It was hot, but fun.  Now that I am all grown up and live in an one of the few parts of Iowa with poor soil, I don't have a garden.  To get berries and apples, I go to the Berry Patch Farm near Nevada, Iowa.  For tomatoes, I go to Granger and buy from a "pick your own" Amish farm.  I still love to can.  There is a huge sense of pride at looking into a jar of something you know you did yourself and how wonderful it will taste in the dead of winter. 

This Saturday, I will be going to the Berry Patch Farm and picking blueberries and raspberries.  My father expects jam for Christmas and his birthday.  I will not disappoint.  He hoards it through the winter so he has enough until I make it again for him the next summer.  I love that about him.  He brags to his buddies about his daughters jam.  I am proud of that.

Here is the treasury:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Postings and a Treasury for July 25th

New today at Miss Betty's Attic:
I have been featured in this beautiful treasury:
Thank you to DeLaBell at !

This lovely dress would be a great addition to any pattern collection and make a beautiful summer frock.

This is a mail order unprinted pattern with a Bust of 36" and hips of 39". 

Be sexy and sizzle in this 1950s dress:

This sweet dress reminds me of something Betty Page would have been seen in:

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ice Painting

I found this idea on and decided to do it with my daycare kids.  It was a total messy hit.
Ice Ice Baby!!!

 It was so much fun.  The temps that day were in the 90s and it was just what we needed to cool off.  The kids loved their shirts!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bench before and after

I love old rusty things.  I am drawn to them like a moth to flame.  I always see things as a diamond in the rough.  Here is what I just worked on last weekend:
I got this at an auction last fall and knew it would be something special.  I was thinking 1950's colors. A little tape and some spray paint and here she is: 

Everybody does it!

I have postponed bloging long enough.  I have always wanted to blog, but never had the courage.  I will be blogging about things creative, business, and personal.  Every journey begins with the first step out the door.