“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christmas in July - Button Tags

I did these last year, right after Christmas, for gift tags but could be used for ornaments. Some are made from old christmas cards. The snowman one could be put on lots of old stuff like spools, tin pieces, or dominoes! Buttons, fabric, glitter!!!

Love this, it is from a card that was a photo! That gives me an idea!!

This style lets lots of room for the TO: and FROM:

I sewn the buttons on but they could be glued on!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stirrup Photo Holder

You might remember the stirrup from my Mom's birthday party that held the napkins, now it holds a special memory for her from her party. A photo of her riding a horse for her 8oth birthday. It is mounted on card stock and had another photo on the other side.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Corky Cooler Lamp

I had this idea for a long time, I'm sure I saw something like it years ago, it took me awhile to find the right thermal jug, like a one we had when I was a kid but i think ours was turquoise top. Well anyway, I think I found it 2 years ago, then I found a lampshade added cork pieces from a coaster around the edge. Then I decided to paint the burlap top, the first time I did not like it so it sat in the basement for another year. I bought new paint last week and repainted the shade. I t would look nice in a screened in porch or maybe someones tree house!! Well for now, It will just sit around looking pretty and maybe sometime will take it to our camper.

What is nice about this jug was the metal top that could be drilled into and the lamp kit fastened to it. And maybe some day it can be just a jug again and something can cover up the hole.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Captured Fairy Jar

I am participating in some swaps at www.swap-bot.com this summer. A way to create and share my artwork with others. This was a Captured Creature Bottle/Jar Swap and the person I made it for liked to read Urban Romance Fantasy books. I knew absolutely nothing about them, so with a little research of her favorite authors and some image searches I came up with this! Everything was just junk I have collected, that most people throw away.
It was hard to photograph with the glass of an old mayo jar, other junk I used was onion netting, craft netting, old book pages and phrases, key, beads jewelry pieces feather and so on!!

Inside the flower an old faceted prism that was a ring, it is hard to see because it matches the flower perfectly.

The lady that recieved it said she loved it!
That makes me happy!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Corbel Book Shelf

I know many have seen a corbel used as a shelf before but I did something a little different, I used a used book for the shelf, it is screwed onto the corbel.

I found the corbel first and then the hunt for the right size and color book, I really lucked out with this 25 cent book at a thrift shop.

I think I found the perfect book
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The corbel just needed some cleaning.

I gave the technical side of the project to my husband, he measured twice, drew a line and screwed the book down. I wanted the screws not to show so we opened the book up first.

I forgot to take picture of the back but I added 2 saw teeth hangers on the corbel.

The Stop and Smell the Flowers framed embroidery came from the "Cutest Thrift Store on the Block" for 99 cents!
The camera, an oldie I had for a while, and the whole little arrangement
incorporates what I like to do, photography.

And as a reminder, the umbrella (50 cents at a yard sale)
Into each life a little rain must fall....

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