It's been hot & humid here......I love it:)
Question for you........ I know....I always have lots of questions!!!!
I wanted to let you know that I am going to try and be a little more involved in the commenting section.
I have been trying to pop in there once in awhile to answer questions, etc. but just wanted to make sure you check it if I do??!?!?!?
Let's see....how's the no vino going......
ummm.....well......ok.....I admit....i've had just a "little" vino once or twice!
Lesson learned.......when you make a goal for yourself be realistic:)
Don't commit to completely giving up something that you love......just learn how to moderate it!
and the other thing i've done to moderate the calories is dilute it with calorie free flavored water stuff...YUM!!!!
Alright onto the sailboats:) :) :)
I have seen these on many sites like Maya's Completely Coastal and thought they would be super simple and cute to make:)
I also like to take hostess gifts to people when they invite me over for a PARTY....
and thought this would make a perfect little gift......especially since I made it for people who live on a lake:) :)
I made it out of driftwood from Lake Michigan.....it was so popular everyone wanted me to make them one too!!! So that's what i've been doing......whipping up driftwood sailboats!
You can fashion them anyway you feel like....but I just drilled a little hole on the bottom piece of wood and then glued in the top piece.....I let it dry and then just used thin rope to tie on the sails!!! Stamp them with whatever you like.....and there you have it!
I love them:)
I have been thinking of selling more then just jewelry in my shop maybe things like these sailboats or maybe the buoys......but i'm not sure! What do you think??
Sometimes.....I just like to make things and don't like to feel the pressure about having to sell them....
Oh...fine....i'll let you in on a little dream of mine.......every since I can remember I have wanted to write a craft book!!! Any suggestions on how to get published????? Or where to even start????
I think I have some pretty good and simple ideas.....but I don't know if they'd be publish worthy....
pipedreams.....I know.....do you have them too!?!?!?
This has been the summer of learning more and more about myself.....I have realized that I LOVE to be creative.....but I don't love the pressure of trying to sell things.......
I think that's why I LOVE to blog so much....it's sort of like having my very own magazine!!! It's my favorite thing I do:) :) :) So thank you for all your comments.....I REALLY appreciate them.
Anywho....I should have placed the little starfish higher up....and I did that on the other one I made for my friend.....but I still think it's pretty darn cute!!!!!I think handmade gifts truly are the best!! I love to get them & I love to give them!!!
You could also put these on your mantle with some twinkle lights...
They just make me so darn happy!!
I even made one for me....I ran out of drfitwood......so I just used some of that old fencing!!
I think it still looks pretty driftwoody...
What do you think???
I put it on my new deck!
So what do you think.....cute or dorky????
Oh & on a sidenote..........I am just so excited.....I found some grape vines for the arbor and planted them the other day!!
They already have little grapes on them:)
It's probably going to take a few years until they get big enough to cover the arbor.....I can't wait:)
Alright....i'm off to make a little healthy breakfast and then head out for a little run this morning!!!!! Talk to ya later:)
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."