Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stroller for Chippie!

I had plans to meet Kecia in Columbus, OH, for the the 'Country Living Show'. Well, long story short, I was going to have to take Chippie. Not a problem, but it was either leave him in the hotel room all day, or take him to the show, but I was going to need to have him in a STROLLER!!!!!

So, I checked online--they started out pricewise around $40, and went up--WAY UP!!! They reminded me of Amish carriages, and while I don't have a thing against Amish carriages, they didn't look like they would offer enough circulation. And the ones that did were definitely not in my price range.

So, what's an artist to do? A POOR artist? One trip to my local Salvation Army put me on the right track! For a few dollars, look what I found!!!!!

Well, before I got too heavily invested in this project, I had to see if Chippie was going to cooperate. And guess what? HE LOVES IT!!!!!So, I stripped it down, and got painting!

Chippie sez, 'Hurry up!' And he also told me, 'Lotsa bling for the Honeys!'

I found a huge bag of ribbon at ANOTHER thrift store for $1--that's right, I got all of that ribbon for a buck! And got the Bohemian Buggy all laid out!!!!! It's also got lights, and plays the song by Dion, 'The Wanderer'.

And does he love it!!!!!

The bad news is though, that Chippie got sick and we couldn't go. But we'll be stylin' around town, you can bet that!!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Marie Necklace

My necklace from the Charmsters yahoo group was returned to me. It is just fabulous, and I'm amazed that so many of the artists kind of researched the life and times of Marie and incorporated that into their pieces. It has taken me awhile to post about it, because, when I sent it off, I had ribbon on it, as I was battling a very obnoxious case of the hives, and metal seemed to really set it off. So, when I received it back, the ribbon was gone, and the chain was twisted, and there were all of these charms on a length of chain! Now, I don't have the ribbon back on it yet, but I do have it all figured out, and the chain is now behaving!

I removed the pages of a French language book and made it so the necklace would travel safely and securely--this is the cover:

And here's the necklace! Aw, she's a beauty!

Yes, the chain is huge--well, larger than life, just like Marie!