Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Before I show you what I've been up to I have to share this great tip with you. I hope that this can help you and that I'm not the only one in the world who didn't know this! When you get deodorant on your top (which I do frequently even though I roll my shirt first) take pantyhose and rub on the white marks left behind by the deodorant. Viola, it's gone. Thank you to my DD and her friend who told me this. Every once in a while an idea turns out exactly like it looked in my head! Love those days. The above light was one of those ideas. I used a wood box I found at the TS for 25 cents, cut off a Christmas window light - another 25 cents, filled the box with floral foam, greenery, chenille candy canes, cinnamon sticks and red berries. I printed the "peppermint sticks" label on my computer, just an old looking font and then sprayed it with walnut ink. I wired the box lid to the back of the arrangement and now I have my first new Christmas decoration for the season.

I am going to add the following 2 baskets to my selling blog. Our youngest child was home sick on Monday and Tuesday of this week and I wove 9 baskets over those 2 days. I don't like having sick kids, but loved being home and able to dig out my basket weaving supplies.

This first one is a wall basket with a solid bottom and a black rim. The crows and stars are attached to rusty wire and then wired onto the basket.

The second basket is another one of those really useful baskets, it's for storage of your plastic shopping bags. Just stuff the bags in the top and pull them out of the opening in the bottom. The colors in this one are smoked reed - the darker brown and navy. I've attached a mustard color barn star on the front

Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving if I don't post again this week. ~Ann


  1. Ewwwww, Anne -- you gave me a great idea!! LOL. The candle thingie looks adorable, as do the baskets!! Happy holiday!

  2. What a great idea!! So cute and yet old looking!

    Safe travels and have a wonderful Thanksgiving and have fun meeting Karen! What fun!!

  3. instead of using newspapers under items to be spray painted---------try using a piece of cardboard. it doesn't turn up in the wind and can be used over many times. i save boxes and cut them apart just for such times.

  4. Very cute light piece. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Love the baskets and your new Chirstmas light! Very cute!
    I hope the kids are doing much better by now!
    Have a great week!


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann