O for Ornament and P for Plastic and Pantyhose

April is still playing me like a fool!  I had a job interview went well-I got the job.  Today was Orientation-I went and it wasn't on the schedule and the boss had taken the day off.  I asked is this his usually day off-no!   Perhaps I made a mistake and I'm scheduled for tomorrow-no!  It is a baking job, early morning part time, type gig, so I can still see my daughter perform.  It will sort of satisfy the culinary aspects I have longed for.   I am suppose to go with a friend downtown tomorrow and put some of my art in a new shop.  You will love the name, Two and a Half Women :D  Yet, I'm suppose to keep one doily pouch reserved, for a new friend.   I have emailed her a couple of times-but still no word on which one?! 

My daughter has a job and we went to open a new bank account. She has an account in another town, but it isn't convenient.  I pick her up after school and we go to the local bank.  We get to the bank, all kinds of computer glitches.  I leave with that nagging feeling, something is wrong.  Daughter says "Mom I didn't get the email to initiate my online account.  Next day,  I have to call the bank.  Now we get Debit cards, but no pass word.  Again have to call the bank.   I called the Senior Center to volunteer my time to do  art. I have a meeting-the director calls and cancels.  I had rearranged my schedule and cancelled another appointment to attend?!  Such is life-I felt bad, their AC needed repair.
I ordered blank cards to make samples for a shop downtown and they sent me the wrong size???    What is going on?   Have I fallen into Wonderland?  

So, O is for outrageous....I mean ornaments!   These are made out of cookie cutters.   I have them in my kitchen.   You use can use regular cookie cutters and/or vintage.  I printed handwritten recipes on iron-on paper.  You pick the fabric you want to use. I ironed my recipes onto sheer curtains.   I used Aleene's Tacky glue to adhere the sheer fabric-it blended with the ink, and gave it a turquoise look.  Cut a heart out of card board(I think these were Starbuck coffee sleeves) and paint red.   I used a 1942 font to type out words, with a vintage feel.     Endless options!   
     * Add spices you like.   They smell really great~

 *  Here I added Anise Stars.  I like the vintage look~

P is my favorite!  Out of all of the things I have recycled-this one really looks glam!

I cut a sleeve out of a water bottle bottle.  Yes, wash the bottle first, peel off the paper and dry well.  I gathered panty hose and glued it on my plastic  cuff.  I added a vintage flower.   I am a huge fan of Broadwalk EmpireI think my cuff has a 1920s feel.   Wait till you see what I did with the waist band-saving that for W    ;D     Do you watch Broadwalk Empire or Downton Abbey?     I am watching Downton Abbey now!  

Yes, plastic can look really swell~


Netty said…
oh dear, Ella you have had a day and a half full of woes. Loving your brilliant makes.
The ornaments are really cool.
Congratulations on the job. At least something went right, even if everything after that went wrong.
Yolanda Renée said…
Lovely crafts!

Weird things happen, but when they happen all at once it does play with our 'well ordered world' -- honestly who has one of those? I think we strive for that but seldom have it.

Congrat's on the job and the art showing -- 'wild woman!'
Gail said…
Very creative...as your life is being right now. You will be able to take those negatives and repurpose them into something beautiful too.
Michael Di Gesu said…
Hi, Ella,

Sorry about all the headaches, but sadly that is part of our lives.

LOVE your recycled art. It goes to show you how awesome imagination really is .... I wish learning can go back to using our imaginations as opposed to computers and other technology. Imagination is so much more freeing!
Ella said…
Hi Michael-For me it all comes at once or nothing at all. I just wish I could spread out the rain or sunshine, lol! Yes, part of life....well said~

Thank you-I do agree! I know after the A-Z challenge I need to upgrade my computer and life, lol ;D I hoped to have my store full. My hubby retired, from the military, so lots of home based projects going on around my creative endeavors. Yes, I have a colorful eye in this storm ;D
Thank you so much @>---------

Hi Gail-Thank you, how lovely! I'm trying ;D You are sweet~ @>------

Sherry Blue Sky said…
It sounds more like you've fallen into Blunderland, hee hee. As always, your humor brightens my morning, and your creations are SPECTACULAR.
Two and a Half Women conjures images of non-stop laughter... courtesy of the crazy Mr.Sheen.

Lovely crafts Ella! You are very talented.
Hope tomorrow will be a better day for you!

Writer In Transit
Laurie Kolp said…
Hi, Ella. I'm sorry April is going that way for you, but at least it's moving quickly, huh? Congrats on the new job! Your crafts are lovely here. You inspire me, my friend. = )
Kay L. Davies said…
You are amazing. All this and a poet, too?
I think I would have enjoyed being a carpenter, but I've never been a craftsperson. My mind goes to renovations but I've never dreamed of making a cuff.
You are a wonderful artist with an amazing imagination.
I hope the bakery job goes well. Now, that's something I would have loved to do: work in a bakery. Yyyyum!
L. Diane Wolfe said…
I have a bunch of old cookie cutters I could use.

Congrats on the job and sorry the bank was such a hassle.
Scriptor Senex said…
That cuff is so imaginative! I hope the job works out well.
Congrats on your new job. I love your beautiful ornaments, and all of the creativity that goes into making them. Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey are both fantastic shows. It's amazing how much you do in a day. Your daughter is very lucky to have you.

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Renee said…
At least P was not for PANIC! Glad you got the job!! Your projects are, as always, wonderful.
Carrie Butler said…
Congratulations on the job! That's so exciting. :D
Carol Kilgore said…
You're so creative! These things look really cool. Hope the glitches are soon a thing of the past.
Maude Lynn said…
My word! Sounds like one of those days!
Congrats on the job! You are so creative! I love these pictures!
Anstice Brown said…
Oh dear, you did have an unlucky week! It seems that everything goes wrong all at once, sometimes. I hope you get everything with the bank and so on sorted out. Congratulations to both you and your daughter for getting new jobs though.

I love the ornaments and the cuff- gorgeous!

~Tizzy @Creative Therapy
Unknown said…
Wow, what a busy and crazy month you've had.

Love the craft ideas. I want to try the bottle one.

I haven't seen Broadwalk but I LOVE Downton.
Ella said…
Thank you so much! I will be back to comment n' visit! I have to run to Orientation~

Have a great day!
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Ella said…
Hi Clarissa-Yes, it is April and I'm the fool-I guess. lol Thank you so much for stopping by. I do hope you will try the bottle one.
Broadwalk is violent, but the story lines are intriguing~ Let me know what you think, if you watch :D

Tizzy-Thank you! When it rains, it pours-so it seems. I am looking forward to May, lol ;D
I will be by to visit~ Thanks again!

Hi Kimberly-Thank you so much! It is fun to use what you have and see what you can make ;D I hope you are doing well~
I will visit soon~

MamaZen-Yes, one of those long weeks, lol :D I will get by...it happens to all of us, at some point. Humor will get me through-it~
Kristin said…
BEAUTIFUL (as always ;) work! And congrats on your new baking job - sounds like a great schedule and SO MUCH fun, xoxo
Mary said…
Ella, so sorry I am late at the post here. Sounds like a hard time with all the cancellations and things just not happening as they should. Usually if one gets one or two of these things, that is enough....but you seem to have been unusually unlucky these days. Do take care.
Unknown said…
My goodness, it sounds like you had one of those weeks. Congrats on the new job, and I hope things go great there!
Gorgeous craftwork! :-)
Mary Reed said…
Ella, Congrats on the new job! Hopefully the boss will show up and things will run smoothly this week. I love your creations!
Thanks for visiting my place!
~ Mary
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mshatch said…
I have only watched the first season of Downton Abbey but I loved it. Your header pic is pretty cool, too :)
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Unknown said…
Catching up my dear. Sounds like you had one strange day at the bank.

I love what you did with the cookie cutters and the cuff does indeed look like something out of the 20's.
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