Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hope all is well with everyone. If you are in my part of the country you may be putting up with some aweful Fall rain. But never fear it just puts me in the Halloween mood. Though finding a good movie onf the satalite to watch has been a bit of a problem. Seriously how many times do they have to show Hocus Pocus and Gremlins? The latter of which still gives me the creeps when I saw it when I was little.

Anyhoo. Decorte have fun and eat lots of candy :)

Oh on a side note my home internet isn't working and also since the blogger updates blogger hasn't loaded on the dial-up connection anyway. So when I am at the library I will try and post something worthwhile.

Regards- The Vintage Daisy

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jewelry in the works!

Something I've wanted to do for a long time now is make jewelry. Well recently I've been doing just that at these are a few of my pieces.

The brown neclace with matchiang earings was made with pieces from various sources. For instance he wooden beads and gold chain are from a couple necklaces I bought at a consignments store and then took apart.

I had a bit of fun of making these. As some of the beads came from decorative trim that I took apart.

These are just a bit of a preview of what I will be selling in the Fall when I open my etsy shop again. As of now I will be selling the pieces that I have at the local Farmers Market.

Happy Creating everyone!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

What does Earth Day mean to you?

Whether it's doing little things like composting or recycling it still makes a difference in the long run and you will feel all the better for it. Being Earth conscious for many has become a way of life in recent years. More people are recycling, composting and buying greener products. The little bit we each do makes literally a world of difference. What are some or your favorite Earth conscious things to do? For me I really like rescuing things from the trash whether it be old furniture or saving tin cans and taco liners for when I paint. As for the outdoors I have a few projects in mind using old tree branches. Also I’ve tried my hand at composting. Though getting a good batch of soil out of a mixture is the hard part. However I do live on a farm and there is a pile of manure that has turned into fantastic compote material over the years. So my garden will be very happy this year
Also here is a great site to help you locate local farmers markets. You can even do a bit of shopping for Earth friendly products........

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Near and dear to my heart

Help raise money for an organization that is near and dear to my heart. The Childen's Cancer Connection is an Iowa base program serving family with kids affected by cancer. They run two annual camps amoung their many year round activities. One camp is for kids wiht cancer and the other is for their siblings. I've been attemding the camp both as a camper and as voluteer staff for the passed 26 years. Please donate if you can or help out by spreading the word! thank you!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A fun idea found on Pinterest!

A great project to make for kids or with them! Just gather up those old plastic easter eggs that aren't suitable for candy anymore. Or buy some inexpensive ones at a dollar of craft store. But you can always wait till the clearance sales to, too snatch up a large collection of eggs. Decorate the eggs with simple craft paint and pipe cleaner. To add a bit more fun use a glitter glue and foam stickers too. Then just add a led light to the inide! and wha-la! you have a fun decoration or nightlight for your little one! :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Something farely new in the land of social media. Pinterest if you haven't heard is an online place to share favorites of all sorts. Make a virtual bulleton board for whatever you like from food to trave, you can make it. Post pics and repin existing pinterest content or upload your own. It's all in good fun. Plus I'm finding it may be a good and free place to advertize. Been slowly uploading picture contect from my etsy shop into a pinterest board. Hopefully it'll bring more traffic in! If you would like a pinterest account it's currently by invite only. But honestly an approved request from pinterest only took a few days. So happy pinning ;)