Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mini Skirt Lamp

Hi! Well you know those short short mini skirts your daughter wears that you wouldn't be caught dead in? I was in my closet the other day trying to step over some clothes, and I found this Hollister mini skirt. I examined it, and noticed all the great ruffles and lace, and thought it could be put to better use than just bunched up in a bag ready for Goodwill.
So I went to Target, and bought this cute lamp by Rachel Ashwell, her Simply Shabby line, and the cheapest lamp shade I could find there.
And presto chango, here's my new lamp! How easy and cute, and it's washable. Oh and the candle is amazing and it's from Natural Body and Bath. They last a long time, smell wonderful, and have great names for the candles like "Don't Need a Boyfriend"...I get them at craft shows but you can pick them up here.
I know how much time it takes to sew on ruffles, and this was too easy to pass up, something already done for you. And the draw sting makes it adjustable. How about you, do you have any mini shirts you could use for a lamp? I'd love to see what you come up with!
Here's a quick peak at the goodies I'm working on even some Halloween ones...busy getting ready for my next show on Aug. 8th in Carlsbad. Come out to say hi if you're in CA! Take care, Martha

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fairs & Flowers

Hi there! I hope you had a nice 4th of July, and that you got to see the fireworks. I was in Ventura at a craft show, and had a great time. It turned out to be the best one ever and I want to thank everyone who came out to support me. It was great seeing old friends, and new ones too. I love Ventura, and think it's one of the prettiest cities. Here are a few photos I took of a building dated 1925.
Aren't the carvings beautiful? These are way up high, and you wouldn't normally see them from the street unless you were looking up.
Another trip to Roger's Gardens, one of the prettiest nurseries around. This is some kind of geranium, but I'm not sure what the name is, but I love the soft pink color.
The statues here are always so beautiful.

More colorful flowers.
I bought this giant dahlia at the nursery. It's tall like a sunflower, and the blooms are that big too. I hope I can keep it coming back year after year.

Another white flower that is a favorite, the hydrangea. What's your favorite flower?
Take care,

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July, what are you going to do? I have great memories of sitting by the duck pond enjoying the fireworks display. There's something about seeing fireworks by water that's magical. Have you ever seen them at Sea World? They have a great display right after the last Shamu show, and I bet the one for the 4th is great. Anyway, whatever you have planned I hope it's a fun, relaxing day for you. I'll be working at the street fair in Ventura. If you don't have any plans, stop on by and say hi. I'll be there from 10-5 July 4th, booth #368. Getting ready to head out there soon, and hope to see you there! Take care, Martha
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