Tuesday, November 24, 2009

~*A (little) Trash-To-Treasure Tuesday*~

Hello Dear Friends! This is a (little) Trash-To-Treasure finish... so very simple! I found this stray, wooden salad bowl at the Goodwill store not long ago. It is small ~ only about 6 inches across. I've seen painted wooden bowls of all sizes used in prim decorating & just love them. So, I couldn't pass it up... especially at only 49 cents.

After a quick spray of flat black, then some Christmas red... a little sanding... and finally a shoe polish of brown...

It has become the perfect storage for my sugar~free, fat~free, calorie~free candy canes... that I'm using for dolly & ornie making. (This, of course, couldn't be used for edible food.)


Why only this (little) T2T finish? Well, I've been wrapped up PUNCHING all weekend... and LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT! Here is what I've been working on just over the last few days...

With the exception of the darling lil' snow angel, all are my original ditties. Wanna know more about the darling lil' snow angel? Of course you do! It is adapted from a freebie offered by Robin of Bird In The Hand Primitives... swing on over & grab it! Plus, she has lots more you will wanna get while you are there too! Thank you Robin! I hope to finish punching mine soon & stitch it into a lil' pillow for my sister for her birthday.

Before I go back to my punching for the day... I wanted to let you know TWO new cross stitch patterns will be released on December 1st!

Wishing you many warm smiles...



  1. What a beautiful bowl, you now have. Nice Job
    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. No wonder you've been so quiet! ;-) Love all the punches you are workin' on! Especially the birdie bouquet! Looking forward to seeing your new cross stitch patterns! Once I get this rug finished... I'll be stitchin' up a storm!!!!

  3. Great job on the bowl!! It is always so fun to find an unfinished treasure & see what you can do w/ it !! Love the punches too!!

  4. Great job! That bowl turned out so cute.


  5. You have been busy, I do not know how you punch so fast;) The bowl came out great and they are nice to fill with small bowl fillers during the holidays.


  6. Aww...Thanks Betty you are too sweet !! All your new punch projects look wonderful...Maybe I should get back to business and work on some things myself....LOL

  7. And are you listing those little punches somewhere? Soon? I am in love with that little joy bird!

  8. Love your bowl Betty, nice job! Love your punch pieces too. Looking forward to seeing your new patterns!

  9. Love the bowl! I have three I want to do, but am too lazy or maybe just busy doing other things to take the time to sand them. But seeing yours makes me want to get it done. ( I wonder if I could hire my 12 year old to sand them for me? LOL)
    Happy Thanksgiving Betty.
    Enjoy your day.

  10. Betty,
    I love your bowl & all of your finishes.
    May you and your family have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

  11. What beauties you have there dear Betty. Love your punch needle stuffies. Very nice.

  12. Wonderful little ditties. Love them. Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. What a great job on the bowl! I love it!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Betty!

    Feathers in the Nest


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