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About Ms. B

A working girl with a passion for giving a second chance to all things home, and making them “Twice Nice”.

Bessie’s Necklace

Its been very chilly in the shop lately, so in order to continue crafting, I had to use my old standby, the kitchen table.  I’d really like to redo her, but that’s going to have to wait for a bit yet.  Anyhow, here we go.  I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and purchased 8 Boxwood Bushes which were 50% off that day (yeah me).

Boxwood Bush

When I got around to working on the wreath, the first thing I did was to cut each stem off the bush and get that out of the way.

Boxwood Bush

Next, I bunched them up to the top, and cut a couple of inches off each one.

Bunched Boxwood

Cut Stems

After a couple of the bushes were completed, I had a brain-storm.  Why not just bunch each individual stem up to the top, THEN cut it to the appropriate size? Imagine that?  Looks the same to me, and sure does save on the old hands having to cut the stems twice.

Cut Boxwood

Now for the fun part of designing.

 

A few different poses while I worked around the wreath

And the finished necklace.  It took me about an hour to get the stems ready for the wreath, and about the same time to fill in and finish the wreath.

Boxwood Wreath

Smokey decided he wanted to get in on the fun as well.

Smokey

And the finished wreath on Bessie.

Bessie

What do you think?

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.

 

By |February 9th, 2015|Tutorial|0 Comments

In the Beginning

Everyone has to start somewhere don’t they?

For me, the “in the beginning” was on my kitchen table.  These early pictures are poor quality I know, but bear with me as I continue to learn and improve.

 Dove Cup Cake Liner Bouquet

McNeill

And I only have a few of the before and after shots.  I didn’t envision the grander scheme of where this creative hobby of mine would take me :(

Letter Boxes (before

Letter Box (after)

Candlesticks (before)

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Christmas Wreath

Twisted Heart

I started wishing I had a better place to create, but just about every corner of my home had (still has) something in it. Then space was created after I finally let go of my very first car – a 1973 VW Super Beetle.  (If I can find pictures, I’ll post about it some day.)  Still emotional after all these years. Anyway, with the departure of the Bug, space was created in the garage … so I slowly, slowly, slowly began cleaning out and reorganizing it for a workshop where I could create. First the cleaning out …

TND Shop (packed)

Unloading the TND Shop

Baskets Galore

Cleaning

Where to Begin

Then the organizing …

Shelving

TND in the Beginning Shelves

Work Table

TND Work Table

Paint

TND Paint

Floras & Props

TND Florals & Props

Furniture Stash

TND Beginning Furniture Stash

And I  began to create

TND First Shop Piece

It may not look like much, but its pretty close to heaven to me.  Being OCD, I’m sure I’ll see something to reorganize every time I enter, but for now, its wonderful!

Thanks for dropping by …  Until next time, I’m

Ms. B.

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By |February 6th, 2015|Beginning|0 Comments

Inaugural Post and a Confession

Hi Y’all!  Thanks so much for stopping by for my inaugural post!

I’ve finally done it!  I’ve started this little blog.   Scared – Oh Yes!  Excited – Definitely!  I’ve got all these ideas in my head and can’t wait to share them with everyone.

A little about myself, I’m a working girl by day, but at night, a blog-taught, Pinterest-stalking painter and designer with a passion to make furniture and home “Twice Nice”.

And now confession — If you can’t already tell, I’m really new at this.  I’m not even sure if this will be seen by anyone.  I’m slowly wading through the website design, getting my garage/workshop arranged, and learning how to take those awesome pictures of my projects like so many of you are already.  Can you tell that I’m out there treading water on my own?

So, if you will, come back and join me as I use my God-given imagination to personalize and create a one-of-a-kind look for home … one project at a time.

Ms. B.

 

By |February 2nd, 2015|Beginning|2 Comments

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