So during this time of confinement I am working on projects to keep sane. I want to stay busy and I am focusing on crafts, cooking and my husband. Creating something new helps me feel accomplished.
I had a silver tray that my sister brought back from her trip to the Canary Islands. I decided to experiment with blackboard paint. I then added “Hello” in White Vinyl cut with my handy dandy Cricut machine. I love the way it turned out! What do you think?
This is what the Silver Tray looked like
Second coat of blackboard paint
Finished Product – Silver Tray re-purposed as a Blackboard.
We are celebrating a milestone birthday today at our house. Jim is turning 80 today. This is the first birthday he will spend without his mother, Frances, who passed away in January at 103. There is longevity on his mother’s side and so I hope he too will continue to live a long and fruitful life by my side although in my heart I feel that this year will continue to bring lots of changes. We are living during a pandemic and it feels like our world has changed almost overnight. Some are likening it to WWII only our enemy is invisible and it hits us all, no matter the age, sex, economic background, etc. It is surreal and too horrible to wrap our heads around it. At night, we watch the news and the number of deaths keeps going up, the number of people infected keep multiplying. Only numbers…. I only get the details of the lives we lost from the Funeral Home in town via email called “tributes” . No funerals allowed. No celebrations of life can happen and so no closure….
My heart breaks for what Italy and for what the world is going through with the Cov-19 Pandemic. It is quite surreal to watch the news and spend days locked in the house. I find myself spending more time on social media to feel some sort of connection with others. I pray that my friends and relative stay well. I look forward to the day in which we can go back to our normal lives. To all my followers, please take care of yourselves. Don’t take any chances and stay well! Much love, Lillian
I started with a setting from a customer’s mother and repurposed it as a 4- tiered stand that can be used for desserts, fruit, finger sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, etc. They make a lovely display at baby or bridal showers!
So I started working in my garage again (as you can tell from the pictures I am posting) now that summer is over. It is also a much safer place since I am using my handy dandy hot glue gun! I have made some with foam cones, paper mache’ and bottle brush trees. I used burlap, wonderfully rich fabric left over from window treatments and trim I had from previous projects. I am also using some of my vintage cups and candlesticks. I am having a blast! I hope they will prove to be successful!
So on September 15th, 2018 I started my journey to becoming a “crafter”. My husband Jim, my sister Luisa and her husband Dean set up the tent and the table. It was a lot of fun getting to talk to customers and other vendors!
I thought long and hard in order to come up with a name that captured what my new venture was all about. This is why I chose RELOVE. Like getting to love a piece of wood that has been restored to its original beauty. Or like finding a new use for something that is no longer used, like a vintage Coca Cola crate which I converted into a spice rack. Or like a shutter that is now used as a headboard for our guest room. A window which is a piece of art because I photo transferred pictures of our trip to Tuscany.