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Monday, May 22, 2017

House Numbers and a Photo Display

Welcome to craft time,
Glitterinas!

I have had two ideas bubbling around in my 
lil ol' noggin for a while....

.....one was house numbers for the gate where 
FedEx, and other delivery people come 
up to the house...

.....two was a photo display made from 
an old bike wheel.

I had bought some large, black
numbers a while back in 
hopes a good idea would pop 
into my head....

....while I was showering,
washing dishes,
dusting,
you know, my thinking time!

Inspiration struck when daughter 
brought me an old, 
rusty, crusty multi-loaf pan.

She found it in one of Papaw's barns 
and thought it looked like something 
I would like.

She was so very correct!

Here it is....

....after a scrubby bath and a sun bath 
to dry it!

Our address has four numbers and there are 
five loaf pans here, so I would have to add 
something....

....hmmmm, 
our name, maybe,

a piece of interesting 
old rusty, crusty, maybe not,

an initial, maybe,

what, what, what??

I had a corrugated tin heart that might work.

Here's a pic of how the numbers fit on the loaf pans.


I used E6000 adhesive for this project.

That stuff is great, but do not get it on you....

taking it off also removes skin....ouch!

If you re messy, like me, wear 
disposable gloves.

Here's the heart.....the size is perfect!
Don't you agree, Glitterinas?


All the numbers and the heart were glued in place
and here's my finished 
house number sign.


Here's a creative, art-y shot....


I really like the way it turned out.

What do you think, Glitterinas?





Project two was a photo display.

I had been on the lookout for 
an old bike wheel, but I just couldn't 
find one.

Well, one day, boom, 
I found an old wheel.

It was just 
waiting to go to my craft room!


I thought about painting it but decided 
against it.

I can always paint it in the future if 
the mood strikes!

I added an old glass door knob 
to the middle of the wheel.

(Thanks for the idea, Holly!)


I covered some small clothespins 
with sparkly washi tape....


....and gathered up some old photos of people 
I love very much!


Using my sparkly clothespins, I attached 
the photos to the 
spokes of the wheel.


Tah-dah!

Cute, huh?!

This is my sweet Sissy......what a cutie pie!


Here's my Mom being shy, along with her Mom 
and her brother, Leo.


Love those boots, Mom!



This photo display is going to live 
on the mantle for now.


I love seeing it every day.



I added some more pictures to fill out 
the wheel space...... I did have more clips!


Do you like my two projects?

Leave me a note and let me know what you
think about them.

Thank you so much for stopping by the 
craft room here at 
Pink Glitter!

I hope to spend some more time 
with you soon, Glitterinas.


Until next time,
Tammy




















Saturday, May 13, 2017

Is That a Watermelon.....Nope, It's a Shovel!

A shovel?!

Yes, Glitterinas, I painted an old,
rusty shovel head.....

.....to look like a slice of watermelon.

I didn't take any pictures of the process.

Sorry....

but it's certainly not 
brain surgery if I can do it!

I used indoor/outdoor paint for this project.

I painted the green rim and then painted the 
entire center section white.

Without the white under the pink, the rust would have 
kept it from looking pink.

I added the little white marks on the green rim 
just to add some interest.


I painted the pink in the center section 
leaving a small white band.

I used a stencil brush to pounce a 
little bit more white around on 
the white band.

Using a black Sharpie, I drew on 
a few seeds after the pink paint dried.

Done, and done!

Find an old shovel 
or any interesting piece of metal
and paint a 
slice of watermelon that will last you 
all summer long, Glitterinas!


Add a layer of protection with a spray of 
polyurethane and a raffia bow....

and you're done!

This slice of watermelon will live 
somewhere outside....but until I 
decide for sure, it will be sitting right here 
in the corner.




If you paint a slice of watermelon on something, 
please share a picture....
I'd love to see your creation!

You are wonderful to let me share 
projects with you, Glitterinas!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time,
Tammy




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pickle-icious!

Pickle-icious is a word, 
right, Glitterinas?

Well, if it's not, it should be!

I have a delicious, and fun pickle recipe 
for you today.

A fun pickle recipe?!

Did you just 
smile a little, Glitterinas?

I'm serious.....

Sweet Hot Pickles are a favorite 
around our house.

I love to make pickles using the old,
tried and true canning recipes....they are 
yummy!

But today, we're just going to 
go crazy, simple with our pickle making.

Well, maybe we're not technically making 
pickles.....we're altering them!

Here we go.....
open a large jar of sliced hamburger dills.

Drain them....



.....set the jar with the drained pickles
 on the counter...


....taste one!  Yum....but soon to be 
yummier!



Begin adding sugar.....just pour it right 
in on top of those little, green pickles!



All together you need to add about two cups of
sugar to the jar.

Here is when I call into service..... a chopstick.


Press it down the side of the jar moving the 
pickles to the center....making room 
for more sugar.

When you've gotten all the sugar added....
you'll sprinkle in some Tabasco sauce.



About 6-8 drops.

Add more if you like to live in spicy world!


That's all there is to it!

Wipe off the rim....and place the lid on tightly.


Turn the jar over on the counter 
and make sure there is NO leaking.


These pickles will be going into your 
refrigerator, so you want to make sure 
there is no leaking going on.

If there is a leak, you need to wipe the rim again 
and place that lid on tightly.

Place the jar into 
your refrigerator.....


.....and turn it over and give it a good shake 
every day 
for 5 days.


After 5 days of sitting, turning and shaking...

you have a jar of 
sweet, hot pickles that are 

PICKLE-ICIOUS!

Try these pickles.....you'll love them!

Take them to your next get-together and 
everyone will want your recipe!

It's up to you if you share it .....


or not....


it could be an old family secret recipe from 
Grandma's Great Aunt who served these pickles 
at every family gathering since the beginning of time
....and only shared it with you after you were 
sworn to secrecy with your hand on MeeMaw's apron!

I'm just being silly!



You are the best, Glitterinas!

Thanks so much for taking time 
to visit me here at 
Pink Glitter!



Cheers to pickles,
Tammy











Saturday, April 29, 2017

Don't Miss Any of The Fun!

Glitterinas, I don't want you to 
miss any of the posts from  
Pink Glitter!

You'll get simple and easy to make
craft ideas.


You'll see how to make yummy recipes
that are great for any size group you might be feeding.


You'll see interesting seasonal vignettes
and decor ideas that might just inspire you
to have a little fun with your own decor!


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and find this box.....


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I have so many fun craft ideas, 
yummy recipes, 
seasonal fun,
and 
interesting decor ideas 
to share with you!


See you soon......right in your mail box,
Glitterinas,

Tammy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Softly call the Muster........

Thank you so much, Glitterinas,
 for opening this 
post of 
Pink Glitter!

I am sharing something very close to my 
family's heart today.

We lost our marvelous 
Papaw Jack last fall....



.....he is missed....

 .....but it's selfish of me to cry
over this loss because he is so happy in
Heaven and I love thinking about all his happy reunions there!




Several of our family members
have graduated from
Texas A&M University....

Papaw was the first!

Next came his son, my sweet husband....

then me....

our niece....

and our youngest daughter!

Whooooooooop!

A&M has a wonderful tradition that takes
place all over the world, each year,
where ever two or more Aggies can gather on April 21st....

Aggie Muster.

It's a ceremony to honor and remember
all the Aggies who have lost their lives during
the year.

There is a roll call of those who have passed,
and a friend and/or loved one who is
present answers "Here".

It's very moving whether you are answering for
a friend or loved one or not.

My sister-in-love and I attended the
Muster this year.....



......along with about three hundred others.



We had a nice, large high school multi-purpose 
area to use.


The Aggie Club Muster committee did a 
lovely job this year.


Each Aggie whose name was called had a family member 
or friend to answer for them.

Those who were answering were given a candle 
to light as their Aggie's name was called.


This is an extremely solemn and meaningful 
tradition for 
Aggies all over the world.

I have attended many Muster ceremonies,
and have only answered for two Aggies 
I've personally known......it's very memorable.

Whether you are an Aggie or not, if you ever get invited to 
attend Muster with an Aggie buddy, 
you should take the opportunity.

It's an evening you won't soon forget!


Thanks again for joining me here at 
Pink Glitter.....

I appreciate you letting me share this year's 
Williamson County
Aggie Muster with you!


Gig 'em Aggies,
Tammy










Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A New to Me, Old Door!

My sweet husband pulled an old,
dirty door out of a storage shed that was 
being cleared out.

He knew it was something I 
would love!

He got major brownie points 
for dragging this piece home for me!

Wash, wash, wash.....
scrub, scrub, scrub.....
ah, much better!

Here it is, leaning....
in the kitchen.


Jack is going to add a small table with 
two legs onto this.....

but until he does 
it's going to live in the dining room.


It's the perfect size for this space....


It got a pretty wreath hung on it....


.....perfect match!


Here's a shot from the other side of the room.


Until it becomes an old door with a small table 
attached to it....I like it right here!

I have such clever and creative friends who came up with 
many, many wonderful ideas of what to do 
with this piece!

I am so glad you stopped by 
Pink Glitter!

Thank you, Glitterinas, for 
letting me share this old door treasure 
with you.

Chippy door love,
Tammy






Friday, April 7, 2017

Big Ol' Carrots....

.....for a bunny that eats wooden carrots!

I made some carrots to stake in the area 
where we'll be taking Easter pictures.

I'm really looking forward to our 
big, 
loud, 
crazy, 
fun family
all coming to Five Gables Farm 
for Easter!

When we get together I love to take lots and 
lots of pictures.

I like having a special, designated 
place to take group shots.

Here's some shots from 
Easters past....







Our old well house makes a good backdrop.

I put up some colorful pennants, 
add a bale of hay 
or chair
or bench 
for a seat,


and this year 
we'll have carrots in the foreground!


I started with these wooden carrots 
that were cut for me by oldest 
grand~darling!

Her Mom and Dad helped a little.


They each got several coats of 
paint.....


.....and some accent lines to help them look a bit more 
like carrots.


Since these will be outside, they each got a spritz of 
polyurethane for weather protection.



I used some more of the tin curlies that were 
given to me...


......these got some green glitter spray 
paint!

Once everything was dry, the assembly 
of the parts began.



Finished carrots!



Husband will add stakes so they'll 
stand up.

A couple of my favorite inspectors 
came down to see the finished carrots.




Now I just have to wait until 
Easter to put them out.....

......waiting is hard, Glitterinas!

It's not hard to say thank you so much 
for taking time to let me share a project with you!

I really appreciate you taking time to 
read about my thoughts and look at the pictures 
I share.

Thank you so much!


Until next time,
Tammy