Monday, June 15, 2009

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

Well it's that time. Tessa's puppies are almost ready to find new homes. They are so cute and it's going to be hard to see them go but they must.

If you are interested at all just shoot me an email. They are all girls, pure bred, papered, and very sweet. Their eyes have already been tacked and they are ready to go.

This is Ming-Ming. She is so gentle and when the light hits her just right she looks like she has lavender highlights.

Sweet little Zen. Pure white with blue eyes. Her name fits her perfectly.

China is one of the twins. She is so sweet and loves toes.

Last but not least is the littlest one of the bunch, Karma.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Miss Madi's Emporium

Miss Madi's Emporium is open for business. Please feel free to stop by and see what we have in store. Just remember to keep coming back because we will keep adding more and more great treasures.

"Miss Madi's Emporium"

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Faux Cupcake

For the last week I have been attempting to make faux cupcakes. I have seen them all over the web and fell in love with them. After searching forever on how to make them I came across some instructions that I thought were pretty good. Seemed easy enough, just use plaster of paris. Soooo wrong.

I have been trying to get these damn things "iced" for a week. I just could not find a spackle that worked right and didn't just slip off before it could dry. So, after asking my hubby, who was a professional painter, he suggested a drier spackle.

After my trip to the local hardware store I think I found the right stuff. Anyway, I attempted again tonight and all I can say is at least the "icing" stayed on this time. I think it's going to be a work in progress but I thought I would show you all my first finished one.

Well, I am going to call it a night but I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rooster Mailbox

A couple of weeks ago my older sister commented that she hated her drab mailbox. It was beaten up, faded, and just blah. So, my mom and I decided to make her a new one.

We started our project at Walmart to get a basic mailbox. The color didn't matter because we were going to paint it anyway. We decided on a pretty pastel green paint and got some rooster rub on transfers.

First we painted the mailbox which was quite the task considering the wind we get out here. Then we put on our transfers and numbers. Finally we applied a sealant to make sure none of our decal came off and Ta-da! A new custom mailbox.

Tara really likes it and had her husband put it out right away. They used a cedar post to hold it and it looks great.

I hope everyone is having a great afternoon.