Friday, June 5, 2015

Now, don't dare laugh...

or if you DO.....keep it quite.

Most of you know that I am not any form or fashion.
....totally talentless

but we have a pottery place here called
and you buy a piece there, paint it, and they fire it for you.

One of my Bunco groups decided that we would have a lot of fun doing this together...
and we did.

Daughter Stacy, Deeds and I didn't finish so we went back
a few days later and spent another 2 hours, painting together.
(too busy to take photos....SHOOT...)

I picked mine up today, after a long day of running errands and etc.

I chose this little plate and TRIED to do a stencil of the three little houses....
it didn't go too  well
but, gosh, it was fun.

Loved hanging with my girls...
and I loved those three little whimsical I just went for it.

I think I might have chosen a piece with such tiny painting surfaces
(as those little windows and the roofs...)
that I had a little bit of a hard time making it neat...
but I like it anyway.
 I like it because it will remind me always
of the fun time we had......together.

By the time I got home, I was hot and ready for an afternoon snack...

 I can't paint...nor sew...nor sing...
but if I let THAT stop me from doing things...
look what fun with my girls I would have missed.

 "If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it."
 Erma Bombeck

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  1. well I think its beautiful and the dots are so very very YOU!!!!

    you are so talented, your cooking skills, your writing skills, you humor, your decorating skills are amazing,, that is in its self an art form, you are a very talented person!

  2. I think it is perfect! A loooonnnnng time ago, we used to paint after work! A bunch of us would make the walk across the street to paint and the little old lady would fire it for us! I remember how excited I was to pick up my creation:) Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

  3. Cherishing all the moments is the most important part :)

  4. It's darling BJ! Great job.....such a fun Friday post! Have a great weekend....featured your biscuits today! Thak you again!!

  5. HI BJ, I think your plate is cute! And it sounds like a fun time with your girls. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

  6. bj, I think it's adorable! Really cute! Good memories also!

    1. BJ I love your plate. It is adorable. Good job. Enjoy it. Your root beer float looks delicious. Blessings..... Becky

    2. Dear Becky, no blog and a NO REPLY email .....
      Thank you for coming by and leaving such a sweet comment.
      Not sure why you are a NO REPLY...hope it can be fixed so I and others can email you. :)
      xo bj

  7. Now BJ don't you laugh ... But I just googled the term Bunco group. I was not familiar with it.
    I think your plate is precious, plus it is a reminder of the fun you shared with your Daughter and Grand and that is priceless.

  8. Oh my goodness, why would we laugh!? The plate is adorable BJ! I have never believed you when you say you don't have a talent for making things, I just don't. I have seen too many of your cute projects and beautiful decorating. I love this, truly I do, and if you were selling them I would be first in line to buy.

  9. BJ, and now it's truly YOURS! I did a little pitcher with apples on it at one of these places, and now my daughter treasures it in her collection of pitchers.

  10. BJ - You did an awesome job!! I love your polka dotted plate and your cute little houses. What a sweet memory.


  11. It is precious!!!!

    And perfectly able to be called Art.

    Come on! There aren't any real Rules in this doing-Art-stuff. We know that.

    So, it's precious to look at and precious to recall memories with.


  12. I love it! You did really good. I would have never thought of painting those three little houses. Being with your girls and doing things together is so much fun.
    Have a great weekend BJ

  13. I think you did a good job. Bj you are talented in many ways, there are to many to list so I will not even try. Glad you had a good time with the girls. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

  14. I think it turned out super cute, bj. In fact, if we had one of those places here, I'd try my hand at it, because you inspired me :)

    And like Madeline above me said... you're talented in many ways!


  15. Oh my goodness, your plate turned out sooooooo cute, bj, and what fun hanging with your girls! Peanut butter cracker are an old standby of my Mom's and one I would give my kids. Nothing could be better with them than a root beer float. You sure lead the good, fun life!

  16. BJ, Gotta love that Erma Bombeck... I think your piece turned out great. What a fun thing to do. I would love something like that. Blessings for a fun filled weekend, xoxo,Susie

  17. Love that plate, and think how you transformed it from plain white to " A piece of craft" perfect for cookies. the way, when is your birthday? Is it in September??

  18. Hey BJ,

    Love your plate, as it is so personal, pretty, and practical, and as you said, it is a beautiful reminder of fun times with yur girls!



  19. I think they have a place like that here too, I can't remember for sure

  20. Oh what fun you had! I don't think it's funny, it simply looks like a 'naive' art plate! I have one I cherish that my DD made when she was a teen and it's a pretty lady. I love yours and it'll look darling in the kitchen wall.
    Loved your sweet visit pretty lady.
    Have a happy weekend.

  21. I think your pottery piece is darling.

  22. I think the plate turned out really cute, BJ, and what fun to paint with daughter and granddaughter!....Christine

  23. What a fun piece . . . and every time you look at it you'll remember your painting time with your friends.
    I think it is a very fine piece of "whimsical" to add to your collections . . .

  24. I love the piece you made at the Clay Cafe. There is a Clay Cafe in Fredericton too and I've always wanted to go there just for fun. :)

  25. LOVE your plate!! Will look great with your "checks"!!

  26. It looks like something you'd see in a boutique, I think it would sell!

  27. I think the little houses and the black dots are whimsical and will make you smile whenever you look at the plate. I would like to do that at a paint your pottery place.

  28. Those places are so fun. My DIL and I went to one of those paint and wine places and we had so much fun. The painting is a fun reminder of a great time and it is not nearly as good as your ceramic. I love both the Milne quote and the one from Erma.

  29. RB float and pb crackers!! Yum! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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