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!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chicken Embroidery

Chicken Embroidery

My sister Wendy has some backyard chickens. She has some pics in her blog here She loves her girls and has been wanting some chicken dishtowels. This is a photo of what I embroidered for her. I hadn't embroidered in a long time, but I loved it. Am thinking of what I'd like to do next.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snow globe in a jar


Looks like I've finally figured out how to post from the laptop. Here's a quick project I did a few weeks ago. It's actually a practice project for a glass teapot I want to create in. But for now it's just a little snowman and trees in a jar. 

 For snow I started with some craft snow that hardens, I realized I didn't actually have enough for what I wanted so I just grabbed the salt box and poured it in. You can see it even made a couple of snowballs when it collected humidity.
The top is done with a snowpen my sister got me and some snowflake buttons ( I just love buttons)
So glad to be back online again.... I have more projects but no pics yet..... enjoy :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I'm Baaaackk !!

Hello out there, Since Kris has graciously asked if I'm back to tinkering I thought I should at least respond. I am happy to report that yes indeed I have been tinkering a little, have gotten a couple of things done last week. Only problem is, I apparently live in the sticks and am unable to get any type of connection other that an antiquated dial up. Yes, I actually still live in the 1980's. Up until a couple of days ago I was unable to blog, at this point I can blog, but not add any photos. I promise to take some pics of projects, load them on the laptop and drive to "town" ( yes that’s what we call it ) to use a wifi connection. Thanks Kris, for noticing I've been missing :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to Aileen from Aileen's Musings for bestowing this award on me. I've never received an award like this before . Here are my seven random facts all about me:)

1. I am an 'I Love Lucy' junkie.

2. I'm a four year old at heart.

3. I have been playing bunko for over 20 years.

4. When I was a kid my dream job was to be a cement truck driver.

5.  I have a fear of heights, but always thought hang gliding would be fun.

6.If I could be any animal, it would be a sea otter.

7. On my only deer hunting trip, I wore a buck skin coat.

Time for me to pass the torch to more bloggers:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feb = Pink Project

My February Project for the
is finished !!!
Ok well, it's Pink and Green, but it's finished and I like it .
Still have to decide who it's for . I have a feeling that by December I will have gifts without intended
reciepients. Might just wrap them all and say "pick one."
Here's my Pink bird banner. 
Just a simple bird banner.

Little closer view

It really is hot pink, looks a little red here. I'm loving playing with felt.

And a little Green guy.

Stop by the 12 Months site and see what other are creating, remember you can join the project any time :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Glow Inchie

My inchie prompt this week was "glow" I looked and didn't have any glow in the dark paint. That would have been fun to play with. So I made a little glow worm. Easy lil guy just tiny pom poms.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Day Banners

Heart Banners

This banner is one made by a group of art friends. Everyone made enough hearts for each other to have one. Love how they're all so different, yet perfect for Valentine's Day

These are music paper hearts I stuffed and sewed for a banner for my daughter.

Glitter letters and black ribbon are all I needed to finish. I had to fight the urge to "bling" this up some more, but I knew she would like it better plain.

Here's the finished banner. She was very surprised and loved it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Inchie Catch up

I feel like I'm already constantly behind in my inchies. Was on vacation and missed a couple and I have no clue where the other Monday went. But I think I am now caught up again. Here goes:

The prompt for this Inchie is "shadow" I decided to make a shadow box. Making the box was the most difficult part of this. I placed two paper clay buttons inside.

This inchie is "smile" I know I know ! She's got one scary smile on her face. My daughter thinks I should have just gone with a wal-mart sticker  LOL

This is my "universe"  inchie. The stars are very tiny balls, they clumped up, we'll just call it space junk :)

My last inchie is "flyer". this is my little green bird. The wing is a heart sequin. I must be gearing up for Valentine's Day

Saturday, January 28, 2012

12 Months of Christmas White Project

Cheapo Chalkboard
I started with a dollar store tray.

Sprayed it with a few coats of chalkboard paint. 

Painted the edges white and added fine glitter. Found this big paper bow for a quarter after Christmas, added glitter to it also.

All done! One Christmas gift ready for gifting. So happy to have one gift ready. Hope some of you will join us for Feb. the inspiration will be "pink"

Monday, January 9, 2012

City Inchie

It's Monday again. For this week the Inchie word was "city". Now I'm far from being a city girl, I live in a very small community, but the allure of those city lights takes me there occasionally. Hope everyone has a great Monday and week to come. :)
Here's my inchie:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Inchie 2012

Last year I participated in a year long weekly project. I enjoyed it so much I'm going to do it again this year. It's called Every Inchie Monday and open to anyone that would like to join. The challenge is to create only one inch of art a week based on the weekly word as inspiration. The first week's word was "gold" this is a pretty simple inchie, you can see I didn't get too involved in it. Just a simple gold glitter 12 to start the new year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snowman Blocks

Winter at our house always means I have trouble with our computer connection. Yes, I said connection. No high speed, or wireless where we live. I think we are probably one of the 10 households left with the old dial-up connection. To top that off,our phone lines are always giving us trouble when it's wet out.
That said, it's my excuse for not blogging and I'm sticking with it. I didn't complete as many Christmas projects as I had hoped this year, so I'm sharing some snowman blocks I made for a couple friends. Hope your Christmas was a happy one. Happy New Year to all.


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