Saturday, February 16, 2013

Crazy is...

               as crazy does...

 Here's how I spent my day...  yes, that's snow, it's 10 degree's!





I can't wait for spring to spray paint, I have things to do... chalkboards to paint!



Spray painting in Minnesota winters is NOT exactly listed on the can as the best possible environment for this... but Crazy is...what crazy does!!

I think the winter BLAH's have gotten to me.  I can't wait to be outside on my deck enjoying my flowers...




So instead I have my indoor garden...an Aero Garden, and I just love that I can tend for and care for beautiful flowers, herbs and greens all winter long.  This one is my "Lady Bug" garden in my craft room and I have Petunia's that should be budding any day now.  The little red light means she needs water...be right back!



 And here is her sweet little top:


Now that I've showed you the sane part of me... here comes more crazy!  I'm decorating bars of soap... yup, you heard that right, BARS OF SOAP!  Dial soap to be exact... the only soap Mr. P. will use.  Anyway it was a fun day and a little something to put on my stand, nestled in my new soft hand towels.






Sorry for the BLURRY photo's my elbow is still giving me a lot of trouble, but getting better everyday.  I have to keep it moving or lose it, so I'm moving... just a little shaky.  


I made a sweet little candle with a flameless votive candle inside (I decorated the flameless candle with lace too...crazy, huh?).  You can't really see it in this photo but I Mod Podged vintage postage stamps all around the glass holder and then added lace, flowers, bows and more ephemera to fit my mood today.  I also added a lace flower to the bar of soap and used eyelash yarn...love that soft frilly look you get with that, and then added a clock face and pearl to the center.  So that's what the winter BLAH's has driven me to do... but being creative is what keeps my sanity!

What keeps your sanity when the winter BLAH's hit?  Got to go, I have another coat of chalkboard paint to spray...

                                                       Hugs,
                                                                  Pendra


6 comments:

BECKY said...

Hi Pendra! Love your decorated soap! And wow...you're brave to get out and spray paint in that cold!! Gives this Florida gal the chills just thinking about it! It will be almost freezing here tonight, but hopefully very short lived! I love my 80-90 degree weather!!

Can't wait to see what you do with your peat pots! They are just so much fun to play with!

Have a lovely Sunday and week, gal!
Hugs,
Becky

KellyCreates said...

Seems like you're a pro at chasing away those winter blues! Lovely projects!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That last vignette is so cute. Keep working on that elbow, Pendra. I think we're all anxious to get at those outside projects. Our weather is back and forth. It was in the 50's today, but a high of 19 is predicted tomorrow.

Kadee Willow said...

Not crazy at all! Those bars of soap are so charming with bits of lace and ribbon. A great touch for anyone's bathroom!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your soaps are lovely. Great for hostess gifts. I don't know how you can stand the cold winters. I would have cabin fever.

Suzann Poufcas said...

OMG so funny because I used to do the same thing, decorate the soap bars! I completely forgot about it until this post. You go girl, they are quite lovely. Suz