Thursday, November 7, 2013

November is here!

Yikes! This year is nearly over...I used to be so much better about posting but now just trying to share projects that may inspire you!

I continue to make balloons and have some new favorite papers. The Floral Fair Stack by DCWV has been one of my recent favorites. Here are a few projects using their papers. Perfect for the girly girl!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Flip Flop Cards and Tags

This has been my latest obsession...and perfect for summer! It's flip flop season somewhere!

Hanky Panky...Dresses!

Well, having a mortar and stone shop has certainly cut into my blogging time aside from listing and selling on Etsy but wanted to share some of my recent projects.

I was looking for a prettier way to enhance the beautiful hankies I've had in the shop. Some are plain with gorgeous tatting or crocheted edging. So I worked at creating a bodice that would bring out the beauty of these vintage treasures. After cutting them I did some embossing and added some pearl fronts and then made little wire hangers for them. What a fun way to show off a special hanky!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fans and flowers

These flowers have such a humble beginning but once you roll them they take on a life of their own! I use my crochet hook handles to roll them starting from the outer edge working my way in.

Well, I always seem to cycle with I've done the fun little rolled flowers before but felt inspired to do something with them so paired them with some little fans I had folded. The upright one sort of evolved...hadn't really decided what I was doing but the upright fan and the base are all from one piece. The flower edges are inked in a red rust and blue. Really like the combo...hope you are inspired to create something special!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Bloomin' Wall

I used some flower die cuts I got a couple of months ago, one was a Tim Holtz design and the other a Cuttlebug die. While I have a cutting system I like, the dies come in handy for using up paper that might otherwise get tossed.

I experimented with teal and burgundy colors and a variety of patterns. I used a small embellishment in the center of most of them and used adhesive putty to adhere it to the wall. Layering allows a number of combinations within the color scheme and adds variety. With the vast choices in papers the options are many.  Depending on the size of the flower, I use a pencil or crochet hook handle to give a little curl and dimension to the petals. And these flower can be used on a variety of projects - boxes, frames, gift tags. bottles and more!