28 August 2011

Rottweiler Gunter

I took Gunter to a dry creek bed which is not dry due to Hurricane Irene. He did really well on our walk and is sitting really well, so, I had to add his picture too. The river is high, there are leaves everywhere. But there's no damage that I know of in our area. It's been very windy and the river is up about 2 feet. The river marker that shows the height of the river in feet is covered with foliage so the picture didn't turn out well.

Creek bed below old bridge.

25 August 2011

Dripping Sap

I've never noticed how drippy the pine cones are, maybe b/c I'm 5'1" and those pine cones are 20' in the air.

24 August 2011

New Best Friend

I'm debuting my new best friend. I love that it vacuums the pool for me every time I ask! It's an EZ Vac. I should name her though :)

23 August 2011

Black Eyes

I have black eyes susans growing among some weeds and they die when I transplant them. I think this is the last of this years. I hope to figure things out next year so I can enjoy them more.

22 August 2011

New Hydrangea

I have an old fashioned hydrangea tree that is very old. I took a branch and stuck it in a old window box flower pot and to my shock it grew. If only we could do this with money, I'd sow it all.

12 August 2011

Hair Clips: Repurpose and save alot!


 We found old silk flowers among the mass of craft things and took them apart to re-purpose them into hair accessories for my daughters. My daughters are 8 years apart and that is why some look they are for a young adult and some for a preteen :)
silk flowers
old ponytails, barretts, & clips

glue gun & sticks

Take apart the flowers but keep them in order so you can recreate it the way it was (if you wish). Figure out what you want your clip to look like. Sew the pieces together and to the clip. Where you cannot sew, then use your glue gun. I use very little glue for the clips, but you can use glue exclusively if you wish.

You could also use wire to secure the flowers in place to the clips.

I've had these things around the house and it cost nothing to make these clips today. My inspiration was at the mall where they are selling some clips for over $10. I can't fathom paying  $10 for 1 clip!

If you aren't crafty and would like to buy some please check out my friend Jenna at Etsy: Frills And Fuss . She makes beautiful clips and they aren't from scraps around her house, (like mine are). All of her hair accessories are gorgeous and made from new materials.


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