Friday, June 28, 2013

A Decade or More in the Making

I bought this jewelry / music box at a yard sale with the intention of painting it & then the years started rolling by, 1...2...5...10...15..., life really has a way of getting in the way of the fun stuff sometimes doesn't it! I have so many projects that have been on the years long waiting list but I'm hoping to knock some of them off the list this year. I have a dresser that I have wanted to paint for probably 25 years & I thought this would be the perfect practice for that, inspired by pinterest I went with an ombre look. I love the way it turned out & now Im psyched to do the dresser! Stay Tuned

Monday, June 24, 2013

1st day lily of the season

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I added buttons

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fabric Crayon vs Dye Stick

We've been using fabric crayons for projects forever, it never gets old! Our favorite thing to make with them is pillows. The only "important" thing to remember is because you draw on paper & then transfer to fabric your image will be reversed which is important if your doing any letters or numbers. I obviously forgot this rule despite my many years of using them, the date in the corner is backwards!
The other important thing with these is its best to use a poly / cotton blend.

Dye Sticks Crayons
I LOVE these even more than traditional fabric crayons for several reasons.
You draw right on the fabric, you don't  have to worry about mirror image &
the colors are nice & bright. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

S&H Green Stamps Curio Shelf Re-do

Back in the day, way back, probably close to 50 years, there was something called
S&H green Stamps. They were like the original rewards program.
You'd shop where stamps were given & collect enough to get the item you wanted from their catalogue. This is one of the items my mom got. I've had it in the basement for years "collecting dust" as they say & now I'm delighted to have it in my studio!
I sanded, primed & then painted using Behr premium paint.
The colors are; Cozumel, Dragon Fire & Lime Pop

Monday, June 10, 2013

Yoke Plant Stand

This weekends project was to make a plant hanger from this old animal yoke. 
I LOVE the way it turned out!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

For Callan

If your a friend of Callan's you can expect a great portrait for you birthday.
So for her birthday I decided to leave my comfort zone - "I don't draw people"
and made a portrait for her. I think it turned out pretty good, looks like her
which is always good & I added one of her little monsters to show her personality.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Old & Rusty

Joe went to visit some old friends today & brought me home a 3ft rusty saw;
my day couldn't get any better!
Virginia taking cover from the 90 degree heat wave as I trimmed the shrubs Saturday.