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~God give me work, till my life shall end And life, till my work is done. ~Epitaph of W.H.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grubby Prim Halloween Cats ~n~ Pun'kins

Hey, all!

REAL QUICK post here, as I've got plenty o' things to do!
A while back I picked up an adorable FREE Halloween Cat/Pumpkin pattern, created by Celeste Flanagan of Olde Rustic Prims.  (Thank you, Miss Flanagan)! You can find the pattern here: Little Bud

Here is my take on the pattern.  I'm so happy with how they turned out.  (I made more, but these two are for the PnP Shoppe-wink-).

Sorry about those last three "close ups" -kinda blurry there.  UGH!
I wish I had more time, but I really can't stay...  Oh, but it's cold outside!  lol  Sorry, I had to throw that in there (from one of my favorite Christmas songs!)  :P

Okay, really now...  See ya soon and I hope you enjoyed my lil' share!  :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Special Request from "Mrs. Smith"

I was very honored to have received a very special request from a lovely Bride-To-Be this past week.  

Never in a million years would I have imagined someone seeing one of my candles and thinking, "That's what I want for my wedding day!"  But, alas! you just never know who will look at something you've created and see something altogether "perfect" and quite differently from how you might look at that same thing yourself.  

Life is full of little surprises, and so often we are scarcely (if at all) aware of the hope we bring someone else who admires some "little thing" we have done.  And what's more is the absolute joy we are capable of giving to others when we are willing to have faith in ourselves enough to tackle some task in order to accommodate a small request to make that someone's day.

That happened to me today.  I made someone's day by doing something for them that I feared I'd not be able to accomplish successfully.  Setting my fears and anxieties aside, I set out to do the best I knew how in order to fulfill a most humbling request.  In return, my day was made by this very sweet, overjoyed and extremely gracious soul after I emailed photos of the finished project: A Prim/Grubby Unity Candle Set for the upcoming wedding day of soon to be, "Mrs. Smith".

I did my best to come up with just what she had requested, and I'm happy to say that all my frettin' and worryin' was for naught.  *wink*

She LOVED her Unity Candles, and I was beyond grateful she did.

Congratulations on Your Wedding Day, Mrs. Smith.  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Spooky Halloween Potion Bottles

Afternoon, Friends!

I'm making a quick stop here to share the Halloween "Potion" Bottles I finished up and took down to the shoppe today. 

If you'll remember my last post, I gave you a little "sneak peek" of what was going on.  Just to recap, I'll show you again what I started with:
*An (or several) old fashioned cream soda bottle*

After some label peeling, and cleaning and drying, I added some "alternative" labels.  *wink*

And now, here is the finished project.
I'm pretty pleased with how they came out. 
~You can click on the pictures (and click again) for close ups and details!~

I did one larger one, too!  I used an upside down grubby stubby candle for a "cork," and there is black "vodka" (craft paint) oozing down the inside and bottom of the bottle.  :)

Once again, that is all for today.  I hope to be back very soon with more goodies to share!

Happy Weekend to you!