“I just saw that broken link… In my last post. Whoops!”

So, I went back to find the pin, for the broken link, But I can’t find it, … I am sorry!! I hate it as much as you do – I really wanted to check that website out later, But hey! @ least I can make up for it, RIGHT?? Yep! Enjoyz! ~Ami

{{ Here’s the link to the origional posting for this one: http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2012/11/thrifty-thursdaystring-storage.html }}

Thrifty Thursday…String Storage

Welcome to another Thrifty Thursday…using what we have around the house (or super cheap things) to make our lives a little easier.
Today, it’s string storage. I know, trivial, but we all have string right? Well, here’s the new string idea in my sewing room…mounted on the wall.

We all have baskets around the house, but if not, these are from The Dollar Tree for…you guessed it…$1.00.
The baskets hold your balls of string. It’s easy to see, contains them without the balls going every where and the baskets could hold more than one ball too.

I don’t have small children around my house, so I hooked scissors on the basket for easy cutting!

The holes in these baskets allows for the string to be threaded through…just pull as much as you need and cut!! The rolls of string stay inside the baskets.
Easy peasy!

If you’d like to see my old string storage, you can CLICK HERE.
Hope you have a Thrifty Thursday, ~Karen~

{Gently Reblogged & Posted with LOVE! ~Ami}
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“Gardening – Under The Turf” n’ “Garden Me Pretty”

Whoooooo!! SPRING. IS. HERE. !! The weather may not want to behave, but Easter has come & gone, and that, in my book, means SPRING!! Have you noticed that EVERY-THING is thickly covered pollen??? Another sign that SPRING is here. FINALLY!

So, you know that a number of weeks ago, My dream for a garden came true, Thanks to my Dad; I love ya, Dad! X0!

I have a washpail full of Gardening Boards on my Pintrest account – Slap full of ideas, loves, n’ all kinds of stuff! I have several moc-ups of future projects for the the Hubbys & I’s Estate Garden. I have a few I’d like to feature here, tonight… Can you guess what my next few projects are?? I’ll give you a hint… It has something to do with Red Wigglers.

Here are some of the ones I just pinned a few min ago, to my boards. . .

Oh! n’ P.L.E.A.S.E. check out MY PINTREST ACCOUNT & Check out my 147 Pintrest Boards {& Climbin’!}

I hope all of of Ya’ll enjoy the weather, despite what temperature. If its warm & sunny GET OUT AND ENJOY IT!! Rainy or cold? Park yourself infront of the laptop or in a chair with your favorite book, and some #Skittles. { @YouFoundPickles  n’ @Lizlarg on @Instagram }

I am going to call it a night. Tomorrw is a big day for me, my Hubby is comming back home. I have missed him so much!! I am going to tackle him in bear hug & lots of kisses when I see him! LOL! {I did that once @ an airport, one year… I nearly knocked him over! He totally didn’t expect it,  It was hilarious!… I wonder if a video of it is floating around YouTube somewhere..?? If ya’ll find it somewhere on YouTube, Tag me in it! #VolpeLife}

NATIVE AMERICAN SWEETHEART III

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As most of you know, I have been working on a custom piece, of a native girl, for a dear friend of mine. I have been sacking on finishing her up, and posting my progress, in the past few weeks, but I have had a change of heart on some of the details, so I decided to redo her, and here’s is the latest. I still have a lot to go, but this is a pretty good bit, If I may say so.

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Native American Sweetheart – II

So, last night, I was unable to get the needed paints and brushes for this custom piece, and my personal stash was running pretty low, so today while the Hubby was at Target, I had him run me over to Michaels, so I could get what I needed. I love Michael’s so much, I always get what I come for, and so much more! I found a few more props, body, but that’s enough for another post, maybe tomorrow. 🙂 I need to get home, and feed up on the farm, once I get settled back in, I will take some more pictures, so you can see the detail better, as well as clean her up, and If I have time, I will get started on her. I have a few finishing touches, that I can’t wait to try, but I want work backwards now! See you soon, stay tuned!!! ~Ami

Native American Sweetheart – Part I

This afternoon, a very dear friend came to me, with this beautiful girl in her arms. She asked me if I would paint this for her. I have to admit, I am honored that she wants me to paint it for her. I had about 28 ideas swirl around in my mind, just standing there talking to her about the piece, and admiring its beauty. So, keep your eyes peeled, I am going grocery shopping tonight with the hubby, tonight after he gets off of work; and I will be getting the extra paints and brushes then.

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What ideas do you have? I want to hear them! Be sure to keep you eyes here, for the latest updates! ~ Ami