Monthly Archives: October 2011

Woolly Bear Caterpillar…

Over the past several weeks while driving and walking I couldn’t help but notice all the little caterpillars scurrying across the road trying to make it to the other side as fast as they could. The ones I saw weren’t fast enough and remained permanently engraved into the pavement. This little guy on the other hand made it to the other side with no problem. I was curious though as to why there were so many and what kind he was. While googling I came across a blog that called them Woolly Bear Caterpillars.  The caption on the blog stated “Do Woolly Bear Caterpillars predict winter weather.” After seeing that I was intrigued to find in fact what this person had to say. The person’s curiosity started with his grandmother and then his mother making winter predictions for either a cold/ snowy winter or a mild one based on the stripe of the caterpillar. 

What they came up with was:

A wider middle brown section means a milder winter season

A narrow middle brown section means a harsh winter season

Next time I’m out for a walk I’m going to pay attention to the band of those little guys. Not that  I see this predicting our winter weather, but it gives me something to do on my walk and some people rely on a ground hog to tell them whether or not Spring is going to come early. So why not have some fun with it.


Orange flower earrings…

Dream Bird

Orange flower earrings:

Coral, resin flowers, copper wire, sterling silver earwires. $26

Hand made bags…

Dream Bird

Solo flower hand made bag: SOLD

Recycled fabric, upholstery fabric, wool, decorative stitching

In choosing…

Wisconsin sunset

“If you want to change your life, you must start by changing yourself.

Our greatest power is the power to choose. We can decide where we are, what we do, and what we think. No one can take the power to choose away from us. It is ours alone. We can do what we want to do. We can be who we want to be.”

   ~Author unknown

Modified baby dresser…

Modified Baby Dresser: 

I’m very happy with how this dresser turned out. It’s always nice when you find a good solid piece of furniture that you can work with. It had tons of character and several colors underneath it’s bright turquoise color to work with. When choosing a new color, I wanted something that was softer on the eyes and with it being in a baby’s room it needed to be peaceful/serene for me. I wanted it to look distressed, so I used 2 different grades of sandpaper and a flat head screw driver. Now I just have to line the inside of the drawers with contact paper ( I chose a wood grain pattern). I also plan on making home made lavender bags to put in the drawers to give it a nice fragrant scent.

Eggplant short sweater jacket…

Dream Bird

Modified Clothing:

Recycled sweater, vintage fabric, zipper, decorative stitching, buttons.  Small $38


Long stem flower short navy sweater…

Dream Bird

Modified Clothing:

Recycled sweater/clothing, bedroom curtain, decorative stitching: Small $48