Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Celebrate 4th of July Cupcake Painting

This little 5" x 7" cupcake painting, "Celebrate", is up for auction on eBay. 
Celebrate the 4th with a bang and a sweet patriotic treat! This delightful confection is baked inside a red and white striped paper liner then topped with blue frosting and sprinkled with tiny white stars. A lit sparkler is tucked into the top of the cupcakeand a red and white checked ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top.
Our son, Eric, will be home from Spain July the 1st, so I'm going to be busy getting his room cleaned and preparing for his homecoming.  The 1st can't seem to get here quick enough for me!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Baby Cakes Chocolate Cake

I finally had time to add a new painting to my Etsy Store
Dusted with confectioner's sugar, this two layer chocolate cake is sandwiched between sweet buttercream frosting. Dainty pink and aqua roses grace the top of this treat to the eye and is proudly displayed atop a yellow pedestal cake plate. A pink and white checked bow is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top.

I'm planning to work on a 4th of July cupcake this week and then will probably take a little break from painting.  My niece is coming this weekend to spend a couple of weeks with us.  Yeah!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yard Work

This is why I haven't been blogging much lately:
It's great having a husband that has so much talent!  I love how he can turn a mud hole into a work of art.  Thanks honey!
We found these great chairs at Westlake Hardware and bought six just in case they ran out of this color.  On the table are fresh picked peonies from our garden.
Another view of our new stone patio from a different angle.
A view at night showing our ghost.  Everyone who has ever lived in this house tells us it's haunted.  Strange things do happen, but we've been very happy here for nine years now, so I guess the ghost likes us!
I'm sorry that I've forgotten to answer two questions from my readers. 
#1.  Is that your garden in the header?
Yes.  That photo was taken last year and hopefully that area will look even nicer this year so I can change the header.
#2.  Where did you get the "tea toweling by the yard" shown in a previous post?
That has been a secret because I wanted more yardage.  When I went to the website they only had one yard left.  I was being selfish because I didn't want them to sell out before I got more.  They informed me that they had more on order and they would let me know when it arrives.  I feel guilty for hiding this information from you and I'm now going to share it:
It's a fabulous website and they have so much that I'm sure you'll be hooked from the moment you arrive and feel the selfish need to keep this a secret too.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Little Green Thumb Gardening

My daughter thinks I have a green thumb.  So, last month she got her father and I to come visit to help with their yard.  We placed some plants in this cute little area off her kitchen door and placed little saucers in the dirt for edging.  I love her rooster dinner bell!

The wagon wheel was already there and will look great as a backdrop to the flowers.

Last year I painted these chairs for their porch and made them some pillows from an old tablecloth.  Amber and I planted some ferns behind them that we took from our garden.



Amber and Scott love to visit wineriers and have edged a few of their flower beds with wine bottles.
The guys were busy building this raised box for their vegetables.

The house number sign that I made as part of their wedding gift was placed by the front door.


Amber and I got busy planting and mulching everything.

Looks to me like someone else is developing a very green thumb!