Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Little Helper

Meet my next door neighbors daughter, Payton. This Spring she has been my little helper in my garden. Last night we decided to do some planting.

Every year I love to add Caladiums on my front and back porch. I brought home some beautiful potted ones from the garden center. I love this zinc olive basket and wanted the pot to sit higher. I lined it with burlap so the potting mix wouldn't fall through the little cracks when I watered. Then I put a black planters pot I had upside down. That way I can place my Caladium right on top of it. Then added potting mix around the black pot. I love the combination of Caladiums and Diamond Frost together.
 I had Payton add some Osmocote Fertilizer under the Diamond Frost.
Payton gently placed the flower in the pot.
Having fun taking pictures! : )

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gerbera's In The Garden

I was able to spend the day outside planting and fiddling in the garden today. I had gotten a new Gerbera the other day and thought I would plant it in a pot. I didnt' really like the color of a pot I had. So I cut part of a burlap bag from the garden center and wrapped the burlap around it. I think it looks really pretty on the porch and it just makes me happy.

A closer view of the little basket with the tiny birds nest.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Springtime Butterfly Earrings

I was in the mood to make some earrings this morning before going to work. I've been working the past few weeks at Senoia Garden Center. It has been so much fun. So working around so many beautiful flowers inspired me to pick out the butterfly's to add to my earrings.

Here is my finished project this. I am just in the mood to get my creative jewelry design juices flowing again. Can't wait to go through more beads to see what I come up with. Hope you like them too.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

My Pretty Pink Iris


I was so excited to go out to my flower bed in my front of my home this morning to see my pretty Pink Iris bloomed. They were a gift a few years ago of a dear friend that lives in CA. I have others from her but this is the first to bloom this season. It really is such a beautiful day here in Senoia, GA. Hope everyone is starting to see their gardens come to life from the winter months.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

My Little Rosettes

I wanted to combine two things I love to do...crocheting and jewelry design. So I made the rosettes and added a fresh water pearl in the center. Then used a simple chain for it. It's a 20" necklace.
A closer look at the rosette.

I added one of my 2 1/2" necklace extensions. It's a figure 8 chain I handcraft on some of my necklaces.

Friday, April 5, 2013

This has really been a great week for me. A couple new things have happened in my life. First I took a step and finally started Lotta's Lovelies Blog. Something I had been thinking about for awhile now. Then a friend who owns Senioa Garden Center called and asked me to work there this year. We talked about it last year but life had been so crazy for me that I just couldn't do it. I really had such a good time. We get along great and have lots of ideas. I am really am looking forward to sharing here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My parents moved from PA to GA last year to live near me. They lived in a 100 year old farm house. Last year I realized Dad had been storing old windows in the pump house. They have the perfect amount of weathered cracked paint on them. Well after some begging they agreed to let me pack a few of them to bring here. I knew I would want to eventually do something with them.

We have this area between our kitchen and near the kitchen bay window. It's a little desk nook. After living here for almost 6 years I figured out what I wanted to do with this area. With the help from my wonderful and talented husband we took a trip to the home improvement store. We picked out some wood for the shelve and trim for the front of the shelf so it would match my mantel. Then  I picked out the corbels. That was the most expensive pieces in this project. I thought I waited this long. Might as well get what I want...LOL.

Then I walked around the house to find the right nicknacks to put on my shelf. Everything on the shelf is what I already had except the candles.

The black and white pictures are very special to me. They are pictures of my Mom and I. She told me I had just woke up from a nap and went to sit outside on the front porch. My Dad had taken the picture of me. The one on the right has been his favorite all these years. A couple years ago I had a bigger one framed for him.

I have been collecting aluminum trays and differ things I find when I go antiquing. The pitcher and bell are a couple favorite pieces of mine.

Monday, April 1, 2013

I made a Spring wreath for my Mom yesterday. She picked out the flowers and ribbon and I designed it. It's my second wreath I have made. I used to be timid about working with any kind of floral arrangements. I think I found another craft I want to continue to make.
Hi...Welcome to my first blog Lotta's Lovelies! I'm really excited about sharing my crafts, gardening and decorating. It'll be a learning curve for me but I'm ready to start something new.