I have been planning on making Birdhouses for some time now. We had a bunch of wood pieces left over from trimming the ends off of board when we built our fence. They are nice boards and I thought that they should not be wasted. So I decided that I would make some birdhouses and decorate them in some fun ways.
Today Marty and I got them all put together. We cut all the sections and then did an assembly line to put them together. I have big plans for the finishing of them. But for now they are all natural. I plan on putting wire and beads on them and possibly painting or washing some with a color stain. I figure I will do as the spirit moves me. -K
Upscaled Can Lids
Tina and I have a friend who moved away to Kansas City. Irene does Wacky art that makes you smile. She is having an event next Saturday for any of you who may be in the KC area. You must check out the things she has been doing with her art. She is a fabulous photographer. I love her cute animals and other wacky creatures she makes. You can check out Irene Niehorster on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wacky-Ink-Studios/173639582652229
Wow, it’s almost time for school to start! It’s been such a slow drawn out torture…I mean, such a short summer with the kids! Does it have to end so soon? Before you know it, we’ll be decorating for Halloween!
I can hardly wait! – T
The next big decorating holiday coming up is Halloween. You can tell by the way the stores look. My Etsy shop is no different!
I am in the mood to put together some creepy cute things! I made some more pins to go with the other Halloween pins I have.
These are a few of the new guys. They are trying to be spooky but it’s not really working out for them. Maybe they need a home, because without the house to haunt they just look like whiners. I’m just sayin’ – T
I just loved working on this Special Order! Look at all these little octopi-ettes, you can tell they are girls from their flower headbands.
I love the colors she chose, bright and cheery. I’ll be sad to see them go.
They can hardly wait to go, you can almost hear them giggling! – T
Waking up to the thunder, I looked out the window and saw a double rainbow. I expected to see lightening, but saw a beautiful rainbow which arched over the homestead. It was amazing. One picture shows a garden fountain made from old pieces of farming equipment collected off the farm. Needless to say I couldn’t go back to sleep. But the sun rises are as amazing as the sunsets here in Montana. We leave tomorrow and I will miss it all, except the mosquitos. -K
A Beautiful Day
Through the Pond
Today I dropped off my husband Marty and father-in-law Al to go backpacking in the Mission Mountains. If you have been following this blog at all, since last summer, I attempted to make a cane of the mountain for the Families 100 years celebration of the homestead. Well this year we are back again hoping only to get in a hiking trip. I did not get to go due to my back being out of wack. So I stayed behind and collected some really nice drift wood. I hope to turn it into some fabulous pieces. We will see. In the mean time here are some mountain shots for your enjoyment. -K
This is one of the cherry trees-Pie Cherries
I am enjoying my time in Montana on the homestead. I got to pick cherries for Aunt Tam to make fresh apple pie. The cherries looked so pretty on the trees. I had to take some pictures. The pie was oh so yummy. Sunday morning we also got to have Aunt Tam’s “Awful Waffles” – Awful Good Waffles, that is… So we have fabulous scenery and scrumptuous food. Fresh fruit and veggies from the garden. What more could you ask for? Maybe a few less mosquitoes.
You can check out Tina’s fabulous fruit corsage pins on her etsy site http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmademom They look good enough to eat! -K