Friday, July 4, 2008

Pet Rent?

This is old base housing Dover, DE. It no longer exists as it has been torn down. It had much more character that the cinder block house we had in Phoenix.

You're kidding me, right? Next there will be "Toddler rent" added for my 2 boys, then there will be "Craft rent" for excessive glitter spills & my favorite "You have too many degrees rent" for my hubby that does have too many degrees. As you can tell, I have not been out in the real world to rent in quite some time. I got kinda spoiled living in base housing, yes even the cinder block it's over 50 years old housing. I'm gonna have to go to the store & pay real prices for milk & meat. I'll have to worry about people driving like mad in our neighborhood. I won't have a gate guard carrying an uzi 24/7. As crazy as base housing is sometimes (like the time I was 3 months pregnant, my hubby was on an extended TDY, & I called "them" to warn them about my grass being out of regs because I hadn't found anyone to help me yet & they said if they did a drive by I would get ticketed) ANYWAYS... I digress. Yes this is Creative Rants & not I'm Cranky & Have Had a Bad Day Rants. On to creative ranting...
Here are my little pink houses for the Itty Bitty House Swap hosted by the wonderful Bridget. Oh, this was fun fun!! I really enjoy working small scale. I decided to do a take on a green house, but make my own pink house. I made 30 of these & enjoyed embelishing every single one of them. I used German foil scrap, rhinestones, glitter, rubber stamps, & my trusty Sakura gel pens. Next I'm off to do our Vintage Prom Dress swap, also part of the Itty Bitty Book club on Flickr. There are some pretty ones already done. Go take a peek. I'm thinkin large tulle skirts & 1 cute crown on her head.

Some new jewelry:

Available on my Etsy site. I got the vintage beaded chain & started playing with the cloisonne bead & the vintage Swarovski. Everything came out beautifully. She's pretty chic.

My new obsession...RINGS. I sold the far right one (Oh did I LOVE that ring). I'm sill working on the large one on the left. It's missing a stone & I want to add 1 pink stone to it. Soo cute!
These are mine. I was planning on putting them in my store, then I wore them & now they're mine. Maybe I'll make another one up & put that in the store. Sometimes I have a hard time letting go of my wares.
A winner for this is way overdue. Congrats to Julie of Fabulous Finds Studio. (I used the trusty random number generator since my human one is asleep.) I'll be emailing you for your address. By the way, if you need some cute cards or tags, go visit her store. Her work is gorgous!


Cindy Dean said...

Nerissa, you made me laugh. I totally understand about the whole base housing thing! When we first moved here, we said the same rent?? I had to pay 20 dollars extra a month for my cat! onto the creative stuff. Love the rings. Very cool!

Hope the move is going well!

Lori Heinrich said...

Oddly enough, I am feeling a bit nostalgic about our old base housing these days too. Nevermind that my elliptical machine doubled as a nightstand, and my decorating scheme in the bathroom was a random black-mold pattern. it ever so humble, there's no place like home (wherever that might be this week)!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so glad that I won your fabulous goodies. Ever since I moved (I feel your pain, Nerissa) I have been feeling stressed out and overwhelmed so this really made my week :-)

Have a fabulous 4th of July!
P.S. Love the new die for!

karin@creativechaos said...

The little houses are adorable!! I do the same thing with my jewelry too :)