Sunday, July 11, 2010

Some time in the studio...

Below is a collection of photos of things I made over this weekend...

This was started by my daughter many months ago, and I finally managed to get it all done. I love the little collections of things!


I actually bought this decorative bird cage more than a year ago! Inspiration struck a few days ago and this assemblage is the result.


And lastly this (cassette tape holder?) I got at the thrift store and decopouged old sewing patterns on it. I think I will be using it to organize photos!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

FLEAS!!

I would be remiss if I just plunged into a post without mentioning my extreme lapse between the last one and now. Truthfully, I have no reason. I allowed life to get in the way of my recording it. And to complete the vicious cycle I felt as though I was failing by not recording it.

So the end result is this: I haven't even logged into Blogger in 5 months.

Ka-blowey! Almost half a year gone!
So allow me to just pick up the pieces and reacquaint myself with my creativity.

I will start with some fantastic flea market finds:
I have some plans starting to formulate for this sweet little deer and her sister!


And these, I think, were the find of the day! I instantly wanted them, with no real inkling of why...

How sweet is this little cherub??
The sister...
And this, I'm sure, is a reproduction, which is fantastic for me since my plan is to completely alter it. I can now do so without guilt!

Stick around.... I have lots more pics to post... but first I must get some work done!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

ATCs

Worked this weekend on some ATCs that I am sending to a friend who gives them to Cancer Care Patients.

Here is a sample of the dozen I made:

Strength

You are not invisible

Strength in numbers

Barbie is different


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Next on my list....

I have decided to participate in the One World One Heart event again this year. Last year was awesome, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I may already have my prize for the give-away... but I am tossing around the idea of giving away more than one. I have until the 25th to decide.

Click on the link in my sidebar if you want more information on this event, and please consider participating yourself! But even if you don't, make sure you come back on the 25th and enter my giveaway.

More to follow...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some vintage Christmas

Where would Christmas be without cellophane? Certainly not as glamourous as it is today...

Check out this vintage ad and more at this Flicker Group.

Christmas Wreaths

I was perusing around the interwebs a couple of days ago and came across a wonderful tutorial for making a wreath, at the red thread.

Needing a few more Christmas Presents I decided to give it a try.

Here's my finished project:





They were so easy to make! The blue one is made from scrapbooking paper, and the green one from the pages of some old books I had cut up for other projects. However, the paper in the two books wasn't quite the same; one of them was much more brittle and tended to rip when curing it. It required a much more delicate approach than the blue ones.

The entire process took about an hour and a half... the longest step was choosing which papers to use!

Friday, November 27, 2009

On to the next...

With the passing of another Thanksgiving, my mind turns towards Christmas.

I would like to hand make as many of my gifts as possible this year, but I am having a hard time deciding what to do. I want each item I make to be perfect, something they will love and cherish. but not something that necessarily looks handmade.

I have been scanning pictures of my husband and I, taken 10 years ago. Ahh, the memories they bring back!


We look so young... and thin!

Off to find my muse...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What I've been up to this week...

The "Season" is coming quickly upon us. This year I feel like I have a bit of a jump start - I have updated my Christmas Card list, finished making my cards (Yes, this year I have hand made cards! I'm such an over-achiever!), taught myself how to make intricate snowflakes, and have reservations for dinner and the Christmas Parade for this evening. Whew! And it's not even Thanksgiving yet!

Here's a sneak peek at the cards:


I also put together an ATC (Artist Trading Card). It is inspired by a message I received via a Facebook group I am apart of. One of the members is in the process of moving to Ft. Hood, a somewhat daunting task in light of recent events on that base. As a group we are making inspirational/encouraging ATCs for her and all members of the Armed Forces.

Here's mine:
I'm off to conquer my next task: once I figure out what it will be!