About

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My name is Lisa and RoofTop Creations is the name of my home craft business. At RoofTop, I take found objects, items from nature, and cast-off materials (some people call this trash!) and repurpose these materials into useful and fun household objects.

RoofTop Creations is named for RoofTop Chalie, my sweet, faithful dog who has more love to share than he has common sense! Chalie spent the first part of his life working hard for a living as a racing greyhound in Birmingham, Alabama. His life took a turn, though, when he was repurposed to be a lazy, and cherished family pet. Chalie had never seen a car or a house. He had to learn to walk up stairs and to not bang into glass doors. His repurposed adventures had begun!

At RoofTop Creations, I believe everything has a purpose and everything can be REPURPOSED! This blog is about my adventures in crafting, recycling and salvaging (some unkind people might call this trash-picking.) And this blog is also about my feelings on life and parenting, and of course, about RoofTop Chalie and his adventures in being a real dog!

10 Responses to About

  1. huntmode says:

    AHHH! So glad you visited me – ’cause I’ve found another greythound enthusiast and fellow blogger! When my Claire Has Flair arrived, she too hadn’t experienced steps or glass, etc. – my two favorites were the six steps to and from my front door – she put one foot on the first step, paused and, without any notice or fanfare, launched and landed on the landing skipping the steps entirely! The other was when I introduced her to the couch, now her couch. The expression that crossed her face – such amazement and joy that something like a couch existed. Great to see you! Best – Huntmode at http://www.chasingrabbitholes.com

    • lmdunne says:

      Our RoofTop Chalie still hasn’t realized that HE can sit on the couch. I think he thinks it is a human thing. He has his own bed with cuddly blankets in every room of our house and he loves the comfort, but he never considered the couch yet! If we encouraged it though, I know he would absolutely love it too! Maybe when the kids grow up and move out! Haha!

      • huntmode says:

        Ah, you’re absolutely right. I actually lifted Claire up onto the couch the first time. It was a reward for doing well with the cat.. I told her “If you think that’s great, wait until you find out about the king-size bed!”

  2. Yummygal says:

    I love those records! Really neat. You make them?

    • lmdunne says:

      I do make the record album clocks and bowls. They aren’t listed on my etsy shop, but I do sell them at craft shows and privately. They are alot of fun and people who remember LPs love them. (But LPs are coming back, I am happy to say! And I hear they sound better than they ever did!)

  3. Fibro Feist says:

    YAY for greyhound friends!

  4. Fe says:

    Soooo glad you dropped by my blog! I’m also a fellow “Lisa” and greyhound friend! 🙂 Love hearing about other hound adventures! I’ve had to teach a couple hounds the “ropes” as far as retired living! They are amazing creatures!

  5. Fe says:

    Nominated you for the Leibster Award. 😉 Hope you will accept! It’s a great way to spread the word about fellow bloggers!
    http://fesbigthoughts.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/liebster-blog-award/

  6. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    I love your RoofTop Charlie! He looks alot like my Picasso, my 7th greyhound, who also lives with Luca, my 8th greyhound! So good to meet a fellow greyhound person! Love your site and the whole idea of repurposing!

  7. I love repurposing things and RoofTop Chalie’s story has to be my favourite repurpose story I’ve read! Looking forward to more from you both

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