Saturday, October 30, 2010

THIS is Why we Love This Job

Although being a member of Things With Wings isn't really a "job," it's more of a privilege...

I had the honor of creating a custom order for a man who, like any good husband, took his wife's very strong hints that she wanted a Things With Wings piece for her birthday.  :-) After some brainstorming, he came up with the idea to create a piece using the meanings of their sons' names.  (Their meanings were why they chose the names they did):

Luke = Light
Nicholas = Victory
Jack = Grace

So here's what I came up with:

Here's the response I got today from the husband:

"Got it today - how fast was that!!?  And then..I just couldn't wait and I had her open it 19 days before her birthday.  She teared up, loved it, loved it, loved it.  It's absolutely perfect - thank you so much.  Feel free to put it on your blog/FB whenever!   THANK YOU - it's better than I expected.  :)"

From the Birthday Girl:

"There aren't words enough to THANK YOU for my amazing birthday present. I love it more than I could ever say! Thank you for seeing my husband's vision and creating such a gorgeous piece of art for our home. I will treasure it always."

THAT'S why I love doing this!  It's an honor and a privilege!  Makes my heart full!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Before and After Thrift Store Frame

Remember the treasure trove of thrift store frames I showed ya'll awhile back?  Take special notice of that big cream colored one on the bottom with the water mill.  I found two of them at goodwill awhile back. 

Here's what they look like now:

These will be for sale at the Beaverdale Holiday Boutique in Des Moines, November 12-13!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Paint Me Plaid

A while back,  Mod Podge Amy,  (Love!) who also writes for the Paint Me Plaid blog (ditto!) did a feature about our post on recycling thrift store frames to showcase your artwork.  We love to use Mod-Podge and FolkArt paint in our work, so it was an honor to be featured! Go check out the Paint Me Plaid article here!  If you've never been to these two blogs, they're so much fun so go check 'em out and tell Amy we say hi!

Monday, October 25, 2010


My Owl Barn

Go check out this interview that our Green Girl did over on My Owl Barn. This blog is full of everything that Things With Wings loves! It's totally owlsome!  Have you ever been to it?  If you never have you should.  These things are fun and fun is good.  :-)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paper Flowers

A while back I showed you a sneak peek of some paper flowers I made. 

 Here's what I ended up doing with them:
So much fun to do!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

With polka dots and stripey stripes and pretty scallops all in a row.

{$18 a piece, with hardware on the back for hanging.}
Click on images for a closer look!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Special Orders

 Here are some special orders and gifts that I've had the privilege of doing recently:

If you're interested in giving a family tree or another type of special order as a Christmas gift, get your orders in now before we get too busy and have to turn you away!  (please.)