Monday, August 9, 2010

Beautiful Mannequin

I have had a simple craft paper mannequin form in my craft room for about 5 years now. I always knew I wanted to do something with her - but was never quite sure what. Thanks to the wonders of the blogosphere, I discovered the Graphics Fairy and used vintage labels from her site to decopauge the heck out of this little beauty. I am so happy with how she turned out.

I added the pink flower just to spice her up a bit more.

Goodwill Treasures

I have big plans for this lovely piece. I picked this up for 50 whole cents! I see some spray paint in its future, don't you. I love the fact that it is made in the U.S.A. circa 1977! It had a "sister" at Goodwill, but she didn't have the flowers in the center and was definitely NOT as cute.

Isn't this little angel put sweet - it looks like he is blowing you a kiss! I think he may have been a dollar - possibly 2, but I couldn't resist.
The candlestick "in its original form" was a very dark and ugly wood color. A little spray paint and sandpaper was all it took to purty her up! The bucket was in the dollar bins at Michael's a while back. I covered it with moss ribbon and made the flower from white muslin.

Just a few things to make me happy, keep me busy, and keep me sane!

Simple girly artwork

I know I need to start every post with the disclaimer, "Why don't I have a little girl?" Well, I don't. Two boys - who are definitely ALL BOY! So, in order to claim my little piece of happiness, I create in my craft room - and generally create very girly things.

I created this very simple piece of artwork with one 10x10 canvas, 1 sheet of scrapbook paper and 16 small flowers.

I believe I got the canvases from Joann's - buy one get one and I know I picked up the scrapbook paper there for about 25 cents. The flowers were a close-out special last year from Stamping Up! I bought about 6 or 7 packs of them, knowing that someday I would put them to good use. Now, If I only had somewhere to hang this little cutie!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lavender Sachets

What is all that racket? Oh, sorry, that was just me...sneezing my head off.

I love the way lavender smells. Fresh lavender is wonderful, but apparently sends me into violent sneezing fits!

I made the lovely sachet above using a piece of linen and an image I found on the net. The image was ironed on using ink-jet t-shirt transfer paper. After it was sewn and cooled I thought a little sparkle would dress it up just a bit out came the crystal stickles. I love it! Here are a few more that I whipped up...