Empty-Bucket Days & Flood-Filled Nights

I don't usually like to blog about things that I'm selling.  I just feel odd about it.  But for the sake of showing how my silly creative process works, I thought I'd share a couple new braclets that I worked on.  I don't tpically do jewelry (Have I mentioned that I'm somewhat bad with the words "new" and "change"?) but this was one of those rare inspired moments.  I just had to give it a whirl. 

Do you have days where there are floods of ideas and then days that you can't find a drop of inspiration in the bucket?  Normally, I have empty-bucket days and flood-filled nights.  Or at least they seem like great ideas in the middle of the night but by sunrise that inspired project usually fades (Mr. Blessing loves it when I wake him upat 1:30 a.m. to run a new idea by him - not).  So this was an actual, wide-awake, middle of the day idea.   

And when that rare moment strikes, my compulsive side takes over - I feel like I have to drop everything and work swiftly lest the idea takes wings and is gone forever.  Of course, I didn't have the supplies laying around that I needed so I took to the streets to find what I had pictured in my mind.  Four stores later, a day light project was born.  And although I don't do jewelry, I figure if the rapper Vanilla Ice can have a show on

the DIY Network (seriously, he was on Rachel Ray today - WHAT has come over the world), I should definitely try new things!

Now I have some ideas about how I want to change our downstairs sleeping porch.  Paint treatments, lots of old doors, burlap, ruffles, a whole load of lace and old ceiling tins.  Mr. Blessing isn't sure about this idea of mine but I told him that I'm pretty sure it'll turn out ok because I thunk it up during the day! 


  1. I like your bracelet, keep creating! If you don't show what creations you love making, how can you inspire others? Hugs Marilou

  2. Hi Polly, your compulsion worked! Love it!

  3. I'm with Marilou, you inspire others, and have inspired me. Thank you!

  4. I'm totally clapping with excitement for you Polly!! and I think you know what I"m talking about!!!!!!!!!

  5. Your bracelets are gorgeous, chunky yet graceful! I love your thought process - I've had to get up in the middle of the night to write stuff down, otherwise, it's lost! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The bracelets are wonderful!!! I love them!!!

  7. I like your bracelets! They are pretty! And yes I do get lots of ideas and thoughts when i'm trying to go to bed. lol Have a good day!!

  8. These are beautiful, Polly. and I've learned to keep a notebook by my bed so I can write things down, otherwise, poof...they're gone. Can't wait to see what you've "dreamt up" for your porch!!

  9. and POOOF..they sold. I loved them too!Guess u might need to think of makn a few more....very romantic with a lil urban twist.

  10. Beautiful bracelets Polly! My mind runs a million miles a minute when my head hits the pillow, but in the daytime...not so much! LOL

  11. The bracelet is really pretty!

    I do the same thing. Have the ideas at night. Or when I'm on the road or busy with something else that I can't quit. Rounding up supplies tends to squash the urge to create, too. By the time I've shopped to get everything together I'm out of the mood.

  12. That photo of the curtains blowing is stunning. It feels like I'm in the room with a light breeze.
    Where did you get them? What material are they? Beautiful!

  13. You're too funny... and I love your new inspiration, the bracelets are just beautiful! I too get inspired at the weirdest moments and yes, it's either feast or famine with me in the creative process as well... sometimes I'm "on" and often I'm "off". *winks* And The Man cringes when I get some of my bright ideas that definitely include him to be instrumental in the logistics and implementation of it! *LOL*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  14. Those are absolutely beautiful!!
    You have a wonderful talent
    so keep on sharing with us :)


  15. I really like your bracelets.. so unique too. I am 65 the end of this month, and my mother used to dress me in pinafores and such.. and a little bracelet made of satin ribbon with my good gold heart locket on it. I have pictures of me wearing one. I thought it was so cute. This kind of reminds me of the grown up version. Tooooooo cute!! Thank you for sharing. Matching earrings would be a nice addition, and perhaps a necklace too!!

  16. Love your blog, love vintage.


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