Friday, December 30, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things of 2011

At the end of the year it is nice to look back at your favorite things you made. At the end of 2010 we moved into a loft apt in downtown Joplin. First time I did not a space or 8 barns to build and craft in. Yes 8 barns, we previously owned a farm with tooooo many buildings. So of course I was itching to craft again. One day I seen a old crib for sale for $5 and I thought that would make a fun headboard. So I bought it and laid down plastic on my wood floors and painted and made a headboard.
And then Joplin had a tornado that hit about a mile from here. But made a direct hit on my soul. I needed an outlet. Storage space was very limited and still is, but I found a 2000 sq ft. space in a building right behind me and the price was right. Oh, a big bright turning point in my life. Isn't it perfect?

I was off and running. But what was I going to do with all the projects? I decided to sell in an antique store. I found a new one that opened up that was clean, fun and had other creative people in it. I picked a corner booth and 3:00 am in the morning I put pencil to paper and sketched out my plans for it. My husband is a great sport with my wacky ideas.

I love my new job. Here are a couple of treasures that make me smile...

My son got married in October. And had a ball making and seeing all the beautiful things other people made. That is when I discovered Pinterest. You know what that is like :-)

Sorry, got carried away with my loves. And these are just from the past couple of months. 2011 turned out to be a fun creative year in just a few months. Can't wait to see what 2012 is like. God Bless.

1 comment:

  1. Look at you go! I can't wait to see what you do this coming year either!