Sunday, September 25, 2011

More Little Frames

I bought these cute, little frames in the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby last year and I'm FINALLY doing something with them. My vow right now is start and finish projects that have been sitting in my project box.  Too much money is being spent on various supplies and such.  This is such a waste of money!  Do you have a box of projects waiting to be tackled?  Anyway, back to the frames.  I distressed the frames with vintage white and basil green paint, attached   vintage French ads from a collage sheet that I bought from etsy, and tied on some pretty satin ribbon.  The frames look so pretty don't they?  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Altered Bottle Swap

Hello everyone!  I participated in a really fun altered bottle swap at The Altered Paper .  My swap partner was Mercedes .  The first bottle is what I made.  I tried to use as much vintage as I could.  The lace, doily, ribbon, and key are true vintage.  As you can see I used one of my favorite mediums, wax!  It's fun to heat up that melting pot and go!  I also tried my hand at soldering at the top of the bottle.  The 2nd bottle is what Mercedes made for me.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I just love everything about it!  The colors, do-dads, ribbon, and Marie image!  The beautiful bottle now stands proud next to my other Marie bottle!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tussie Swap

Hi!  I love Tussies.  They are such fun to make!  I participated in a tussie swap in the Marie Antoinette Style Trade Group I belong to.  I decided that I would tag a stab at making a fabric tussie.  My sewing skills are basic at the least, but I tried the best I could and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.  My inspiration was Mandy's Dior-like cone on her blog, a la parisienne.  The next tussie is what I received from Marie.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I just love the sweet birdcage with the adorable bird and the toile paper she used.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Flowers and Frames

Happy weekend everyone!  On a recent trip to Michael's and Joann's I found some great stuff in the bargain bins. I made some fabric flowers with all of the pretty silk I bought on clearance.  All I did was cut a bunch of circles, fold in fours, cut in the middle of the folds, crumple the circles, and burn the edges.  Finally I hot glued all of the layers together and sewed a button in the middle.  Kind of cute for my first attempt.  What do you ladies think?  After I made the flowers, I was still in a crafty mood so I decided I was going to do something with the cute $1.99 frames I bought at Michael's.  All I did was glue some patterned paper to the back and hot glued the  Tim Holtz figurine and applique to each frame.  Nice, easy and cute!    Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Late Summer Flowers

Hi everyone!  I feel like I haven't blogged in forever.  The last couple of weeks have been horrendous!  Of course when my husband and I went to my in-laws little place in Pennsylvania, I suddenly came down with the flu and now I have bronchitis that's giving me asthma attacks.  Ugh!  School also started so I'm trying to get into the swing of things.  Well enough of that...............The only crafts I've been working are swap related, an altered bottle for the Altered Paper group and a tussie for the Marie Antoinette Style Trade Group.  So what I'm posting are some photos of some flowers from my garden.  My dear neighbor watered my flowers while I was in Pennsylvania and to my surprise everything looked so lush and pretty when we came back.  Thanks for taking a peak and I hope everyone has a nice, long weekend!

These are all of my broken garden pieces that I don't have the heart to throw away. Don't they kind of look like archaeological pieces?