Thursday, December 17, 2009

Any Ideas???

I am trying to think of some ideas for my Etsy shop after Christmas.Any Ideas:.)Please let me know if you have some.PS I am thinking of making another blog for my I'm a little Vintage...Ill write when its up and running!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oh Tannenbaum, Oh Tannenbaum!

It's time to haul out the holly....
...and visions of Sugar plums
in their heads...

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas....
Guess what I saw when I looked out
my window this morning...
A white frosted ground!!
( You can kind of see it out
the window!:.)

And the stockings were
hung by the chimney with
care.In hopes that
St. Nicholas
soon would be there!

Then!..the Sugar Plum Fairly and her cavalier
came to dance for Clara and her nutcracker!

I think I have said on here before that Michelle and I traded rooms.
So I thought I would Post a couple of pictures of my room at Christmastime.
There is still a lot to be done to the room such as paint, curtains,etc, but
I thought I would at least put a couple pics on in the Spirit of Christmas:.)
The sale went good on Saturday,Hurray!!! I have now posted some
items on my Etsy page! Here's the link!
I hope you enjoy and have a Very Merry Christmas!!!!

Kelsey :.D

An angel of the Lord appeared to them,and the Glory
of the Lord shone around them,and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them,"Do not be afraid!I bring you
good news of great joy that will be for all the people.Today
in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is
Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find the
baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.Suddenly a
great company of the heavenly host appeared with the
angel,praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,and on earth Peace to all men!
Luke 2:9-14

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Nutcracker Sweet!!!

OK so I don't have a lot of time to make a post so this will be quick!!!I started a craft business called "I'm a little Vintage." My sister(Birds of the Air) and I have an opportunity to be in a small craft show this Sat.December 5th in Henry IL.It will be at my Aunts Coffee shop at 505 Edward street Henry Illinois.Come see us!!!!Kelsey(I promise a good post soon.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Down the Wooded Path

So.....I had another inspiration from the latest Anthro catalog.
They had a very interesting photo shot done in the woods and
Michelle was very kind to take the pictures I needed;.)
The Photographer:Michelle:.)

We were on our way down to the
woods and Michelle thought this
would be a good place for one of the
pictures.The sun was at a great angle!

So I found the spot I had in mind.
The only problem was that the ground
was to wet for me not to sink in.
Here we go, this will do the trick.
(Don't you just love the rubber boots;.)

Checking the shoes...


Monday, November 2, 2009

Newest Projects....

I Heart Ballet!!!!

Here is a necklace that I saw in Anthro
and just absolutely fell in love with.
This is one I made inspired after the original.
My cousin who is a jewelry maker put the
second strand of pearls on a pearl necklace
I already had. Then I took some felt and cut it in to
a circle and cut fabric according and just made each
circle smaller as I went.Glued it together,sewed pearls into

middle of flowers.And WA La:.)A beautiful new necklace.

My sister and I traded rooms this
past month.So I have been trying
to think of ways to use some of my
older things.This was a plain
black frame I bought at a dime store
a while back.I really needed a pink frame
so I painted it a baby pink.Then to add
some extra detail.I sprayed it with
glitter spray and glues pearls on.
I printed the Picture off Google Image
Search. And their you have it,a brand
new piece of art on a budget.:.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sorry I haven't written in a while.....

It's been a while since I've been
able to do a post so........ I thought I
would get on the computer and
write briefly what has been going on.....
Just so you would know I haven't forgotten
about my blog.:.) Ballet has been taking up a lot
(sometimes to much) of my time. Its not easy to
stay in shape as a dancer,sometimes requiring four
plus hours daily....sigh. I haven't had the time to take many
pictures either but I promise to get a REAL post on asap!;.)
Hope all is going well!!!!!
In Christ's Love,

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wait Until You See....

These super cute vintage
I found at the Et Cetera Shop
in Eureka Illinois

Does that tag say......
.......and they were even in my exact size. :.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back Stage Pass.....

Well I'm back at Peoria Ballet
and I am so thankful that
the Lord gave me this opportunity
to dance again....
I had my first class this past
Friday and I enjoyed it so much!!
It has been a while since I had a
really good Ballet class....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Room's Remodel is Coming Along!

My room renovation is finally almost complete. I painted the garage
door beige.I also painted the ceiling white
but you cant see that:.)......As you can see though...
I still need a full sized mattress.I'm holding
out for a good deal!;.)he he

This is the bookshelf that was to the
left in the above picture.My mom
was getting rid of it.So I took it!
It was white and in desperate need
for a coat of paint!I painted it black
and the insides deep red.

This is one of my fabric walls.
I had to hang curtains up because
my room is in a section of our garage.
This is actually a couple of sheets
that I nailed to our drywalled ceiling
( doesn't know about that one:.)

Here is the opposite wall to my
bed and fabric wall.

I purchased two sets of the
Apothecary Jars at
Cracker Barrel when we went
for my graduation.I think they were
like 5 bucks a set or something
on sale!It took me a while to think
of what to fill them with!:.)

The cozy corner!

Here's some more of my
Apothecary Jars.

This tie back holder is a
clothes pin painted black
with buttons glued on it.

My half fabric wall!:.)
Under the towel is my tv.:.)

My tack board I decorated for a piece of art:.)


My Recent Projects!

Do you remember the
"Mystery Lamp"?
Well it is now also a
Here is the lining.
I carried the fabric
inside for pockets.
This silky fabric is very difficult
to work with, so I sewed
it to plain white cotton before
beginning.It makes it much easier
and is thicker so its nice
for a purse!

And then my next project...
"Branch Jewelry Holder"
I saw this idea at a Claire's.
They actually had one made
out of metal.I really liked the
design but was a little too pricey
so I made one out of a real branch.
First I went into the woods to
find a branch with enough limbs to
work for what I needed.Cut it down,removed
the bark and polyurethane it.(Same with the
base.) Then I glued the branch to the base
with craft glue. TA DA! A nice
Jewelry Holder!

This past week I had been convicted about
the time I spend with the Lord.I am ashamed
to admit to it, but it tends to be something I
hurry along just to get done.Not taking my time
and receiving the things the Lord wants to teach me.
Then this weeks sermon went somewhat hand in hand
with my conviction.( I love how the Lord does this,It's such
an encouragement to me!)I just thought I would take some time
to go over some things we talked about just to refresh my memory
and to have it written down somewhere.Hopefully so more can benefit
from it than just me!
We started in II Peter 1:1B, "We need to be living the lives that
God has designed for us believers(bond servants) to live!"This
statement really stood out to me!How can I even begin to do this without
taking Him seriously at His own word?!?I'm not saying that I don't believe what
the Bible says to be true,don't get me wrong,I'm saying,"Do I cheris Him and
His word as I should?" It is so important to start my day with Him and His word,
no matter how busy I am, I NEED to. I will not be able to go about my day
and try as hard as I can to be a diligent bond servant to Him.
Then we dealt with the issue of Faith.
If someone came up to me off the streets and asked me,"What kind of
faith do I have?"or"How would I describe my faith to them?"
Well here is how I should answer...
I. It is a gift of God.
-One I do not deserve and most certainly cannot
come to on my own. This faith will only make God look good because
we cannot come to it on our own!
I'll put down the verses we went over so you can look them
up if you want.Eph.2:8,Acts 18:27,Rom12:3,James2:5
Implications of this Reality:
-this truth ought to keep us humble
before the Lord especially in our attitude toward the lost.
-Increase in our thankfulness to Him!
-Giving Him the praise,honor,and glory!
II.Faith that is focused on Jesus Christ!
-A realization that Jesus is everything to me!
and if not I have NO hope!
Rom5:1-2,Gala.2:20,Heb.12:2,I Cor.1:30
III.It is a Precious Faith!
What is the unique value of this faith?
-It reconciles us to God.Rom16:25-26
-This faith is an obedient faith.
-It is a faith that can be seen
(in our lives and Hopefully on our in our lives!)
-It is a transcendent faith.
We walk by FAITH NOT by SIGHT!(v.7) II Cor.5:10,Heb10:19-22
-It is a faith that enables and embraces real progress.II Cor.10:14-15,
Eph3:14-18,Phill1:21,II Thess1:3
-It is a faith that provides real protection.
-It is a faith that provides genuine unity.
-It is a victorious faith!I John 5:4,I Peter1:9
This Faith is a Most Holy Faith!!!Jude 11
Well I hope this is a conviction and an encouragement!
the same to you as it was to me!
In Christ's Love,

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The City Life

Today we decided to go on an after
noon trip to Peoria Heights.

Whenever we drove past
these little shop's, it
looked like it would
be a load of fun to go in
them sometime!

Some of the buildings had these
beautiful stained glass windows!

I love the blue in this one!

Here is my sister,Michelle,my
mom,Rhonda,my other sister,
Aimee,and I in a cute
little shop.(We have one
more sister,Beth,but she wasn't
able to make it because her
little one's needed naps:.)

Here is a quaint little Coffee Shop!
It was very neat.It had very
good coffee.
I'm always up for
a trip to a coffee shop!
I'm a sucker for them;.)

This was neat,there was an old coffee press.
I couldn't get a good picture because
it was in a glass case
and it was really dirty.But I got a
decent on of the stupendous vintage label.
Oh yeah, and this was out side of that
cute coffee shop I mentioned just above!

Well that was our trip!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mystery Lamp!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.
I've had a bad sinus infection again.
I seem to get them a lot and
they tend to get me down sometimes!
But I have gotten some minor projects
done to keep me busy!:)I was really
wanting a new lamp for my room.
I couldn't bring myself to buy one because
I had one that worked perfectly well!
Anyways,I told my sister about my recent want:)
and it just so happened she had a lamp she was
wanting to get rid of because she didn't have
a need for it anymore.It wasn't "exactly"
what I had in mind,but it had a good potential.
You can see the white hobnail looking design it
has and I liked that.It had gold metal ware I wasn't
too found of but a little black paint fixed that right up.
The shade....Oh the shade.....I had this really neat
fabric someone had given to me awhile ago.It reminded
me of the beginning of the show"Mystery"on PBS:).
I loved it and considered many things I could do with it.
It's a really hard fabric to work with so I
couldn't come up with anything my sewing abilities
would allow:)Anyways it worked perfectly for this!
I bought the trim at Jo Ann's (With a 40% off coupon!)
And here's the finished project below!

Like I stated before sometimes my sinus infections
or just being sick in general can get me down.Sometimes,
especially for me,I can see the Lord does it to help my
focus return to Him.So many times I fall away as the day,
and yes sometimes weeks,pass by.He's always there to pick
me back up when I am constantly like a sheep and go astray!What
a merciful,loving and JUST God!Thank you Lord Jesus!
A verse that's been on my heart especially this past week
I heard at one of our recent
Sunday morning sermons I would like to share:
"But I know whom I have believed and am convinced
that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him
until that day!"
II Tim 1:12

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Night at the Carnival!

The Annual Henry carnival was
here for the fourth of July
this past week.It was a lot of fun.
I attended with my sister,Michelle,
my cousins,and a few aunts and uncles.
Excited for the first ride to start!

My cousin, Hannah,and I riding the Carousel.

A ride on the Ferris Wheel.

The rooftops of Henry!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Michelle,my sister, and I purchased some very adorable clothes from "Charlotte Russe" clothing store.We saw this line called"Enchanted" about a month back and almost couldn't resist putting everything on our cart:.)But it was to expensive for us flee market girls so we waited to see if they would go on sale.Well, yesterday we ran by and...40% off,YAY!!!!The clothes are supposed to have a turn-of-the-century look.So we decided to dress up time period(ish) and take pictures to blog about.The whole line looked to us like it could of come out of a catalog we love to look at called"Anthropology."So here are some pictures we took,we each took turns being photographer:.)

I hope you enjoyed:.)
Here is a link to my sister's blog.She has an online store with etsy and sells the cutest things in town!:.)birds_of_the_air