Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Finished hoop

I received my hoop today. I absolutely love it!!  So much fun to see what each other person added to it. Thanks to all that participated. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wooden Hoop Art


Just a quick photo of a wooden hoop that I've started. It's ready to be sent out to the next person in the round robin that I'm in. Can't wait to see what it looks like when it comes home. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Wooden spools

We moved recently and during that process I came across a box of old wooden spools. I'd always wanted to do something with them so I finally started playing with them and made a few. Am in a swap and can't wait to see what I get in return. I'm surprised that mine went in different directions. They're little and it's hard for me to think in these dimensions they're fun to work on.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy New Year

Wanted to post a couple pictures from some Christmas swaps

Was in a swap for Christmas mousetraps. These were so much fun and I love mine so much. The photos don't do them justice. Was also in an ornament swap. The Christmas bulb is adorable. It's perfect for my eclectic tree and its even got snow in it in case I need to shake it now and then. The last one is a paper pinwheel. My friend sent me several and they add a new dimension to the tree can't wait to bring all these treasures out again next year. Happy New Year !!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Repurposed canvas

My sister gave me a couple paintings that she didn't want. I was wanting frames at the time and didn't want the canvases. We recently moved and I need some art for our new walls. Cheap is always good so I drug out those paintings and began by covering them with gesso.

I tore paper pieces and attached them. Then painted over until I found what I liked. I am pleased with the repurposed canvas.

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's a What??

Have been in a fall mood, even though it's 80 . degrees out. Would love to say this is an original idea, but of course it isn't. Am sure i saw it online last year and didn't save it or pin it or anything that easy. Somehow I stored it away in my actual brain.........I'm sure there's plenty of room for more in there. So, what fallish object do you make from a dryer hose, spray-paint and glue or duct tape???

Why a pumpkin of course!! I will admit that I had some trouble. my first attempt was too short, luckily I had plenty of dryer hose. Tried a couple of types of glue, even had clothes pins holding it in place. Either I'm just impatient ( go figure) or had the wrong type of glue.........finally used duct tape! I figured it is a dryer duct hose isn't it? well, the taped end looked ok till I spray painted it,  had to glue some leaves over the taped end and keep that side turned toward the wall. Other than that, I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of my pumpkin. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Mousetrap

This is a Christmas mousetrap I created for a Christmas ornament swap I'm in they are so much fun to make and also a bit addicting

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Altered Mousetraps

Am in a altered mousetrap swap. It's a winter theme.

this is what I started with

 Found some images online that I used. My swap person liked vintage winter with pink, silver and sparkles.
Although these weren't my style,I had so much fun making them.Got stuck a couple of times but got help from my crafty guru , Aileen. Can't wait to make more.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Banner and Jar Pumpkins

Here are a couple of Halloween/fall things I worked on. The banner I saw on pinterest. mine is a little different  Made from felt, I actually made one for my youngest sister and liked it so much I made myself one.

I hosted my bunko group in October and made some little baby food jars for everyone. They were easy and fun to make. Even my non "cute" loving teen likes them.  Am thinking snowmen jars for Christmas!!


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