Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A very busy weekend at the Lavender Farm

If you missed me last weekend, you have another chance to come visit me at

Garland Nursery for the annual event; Art and Wine in the Garden.

Follow this link for the event flyer.

With record sales last weekend. I will be super busy this week and weekend getting ready for my next show. Don't worry if you missed out at the Lavender- Gypsy Arts & Craft Faire. I have plenty of new items in the works. See you on the 28th & 29 of July.

Friday, July 13, 2012

"Ford" Blue Herons

A lovely pair of Blue Herons, made from the hood and trunk skin of an old Ford Galaxy.

And a new set of Owls

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New table covers - Rust Dyeing

I decide last week to wrap up some rust dying bundles. I plan on using the yardage for new table covers at my Summer shows. I think I used about 8 yards, that should cover it.

Some of my rusty supplies.


Rusty piped wrapped, ready for the reveal.

Lovely, looks like trees to me.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MoonShadow Lavender Farms

Gypsy Arts and Crafts Lavender Faire

follow this link for more information

Saturday July 14th and Sunday 15th,

It is finally summer weather here, and just in time for a beautiful weekend at MoonShadow Lavender Farms. Last year was a great weekend, and this year promises another.

Come and see what new sculptures I have made since last years show.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Tool

I had to get a rivet gun. Sometimes I need to attach some thing that is made from a metal that I cannot weld, like aluminum or brass. I have used JB weld, an epoxy. But with a screen like this it would squish through.

This worked great just drill a hole, and pop the rivet through! Just like Rosie the Riveter.

Team building - Garden Bench with an old tailgate

A new kind of project, this was a joint effort between me and Hubby. I am the project director and welder, he was the wood worker. I saw a cool bench on Pintrest   made using pallet wood. So we started out with that idea in mind, of course we didn't have pallets laying around ( he was going to get some from work), but we started on the framework and figured out dimensions. But who wants to wait around till next week? I am easily side tracked when bombarded with good ideas and you must run with them while they are fresh!

So I remember the broken tailgate off of the old Chevy, I have been thinking about cutting it up to use the cool letters and pretty rusty green. Thank goodness I hadn't!

Frame work, 4x4 pressure treated for the legs, 2x6 for the rest. Or in other words...whatever we had laying around, this is how we work. It is an hour to the nearest store.

The Pretty Pretty tailgate,



Welding Brackets to the back of the tailgate, I had to custom fit each one due to the "natural curves" of the tailgate, aka Dents.

Testing the fit

mounting the tailgate

We have a lot of license plates from things

This plate was off of our first camp trailer.

The carpenter.

The welder.

A little story about the tailgate. This Pickup belong to my Dads friend, he bought it brand new in 1972, (the year I was born). I don't know how many years he had it before my Dad bought it from him and it became a "FarmTruck". When I got my license and graduated Dad gave it to me, but needless to say I never even tried to drive it! Years later I still end up with it after Dad gave it to my Husband. It still runs and we haul wood and stuff in it, the Pickup just sports a "new" brown tailgate.