Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Can you believe the coverage difference?
I am sold on Rustoleum 2x coverage paint.
I will be off to home depot to buy yellow paint in that brand.
I didn't want Mr Rooster to be perfect but heck I didn't want yellow water either!
Well, he is half way better for now...
and hey Mr. Rooster......FORE!!!!!
(is that how you spell fore for the golfing term?)
Mr. Rooster and I will see you later!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
(the move that never happened)
Like projects that got stuck away..forgotten...never finished.
Yeah...I found some.
It's been my goal this week to finish them.
Here is number one:
Why did I not finish these....I love them!
They were supposed to be a wall hanging but I made them into pillows instead.
Tomorrow I will show you project number two.
Photo Hint: I have found with my camera if I put the setting on back light my pictures seem to turn out better for some reason. Who knew. Give it a try and see what your camera does. I just have a little Kodak Easy Share. Nothing fancy or new. But hey, it works.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Aren't they cute little buggers.
I smashed the bottom of the balls on the counter to make it flat.
I cut the pipe cleaners in half and hot glued them into the ball.
Remember: hot glue melts Styrofoam so be careful.
I had some black paper floral ribbon that I wrapped the balls with.
I had to glue it in spots to keep it in place.
I think black yarn would have been better but hey I used what I had.
Then I wrapped them in eyelash yarn and....
and just so you know
I AM ADDICTED TO BLACK EYELASH YARN!!!!!
You wouldn't believe the stuff I stick it on.
I just opened my last package of yarn and I feel the panic setting in!!!
The world is not a good place without black eyelash yarn!
Enjoy your day!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sorry they are not the greatest pictures.
It was nasty weather today...dark and dreary.
Happy for the rain though.
I am working on some new projects..just don't have them quite done yet.
Tomorrow I will post some cutes spiders I made.
I have also had my head in a book.
I am rereading the Mortal Instruments Series.
On the last book now.
Have to wait til April for the next one in the series.
I NEED AND IPAD OR MAYBE A KENDAL.
I guess you could really say I want one or the other...
I used to tell my kids..
it's good to have wants...it builds character!
I HAVE TONS OF CHARACTER!!!!!
C ya Later
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I took a friend to Family Dollar the other day and saw this witches hat.
It's black velvet with a black boa around the outside of the brim.
It' spoke to me...I need to go home with you.
Then we went to the dollar store.
I got the bell you see at the top of the hat.
It was a christmas bell but I yanked off all that stuff.
Then I got a purple and green boa and a black crow.
Came home threw it together....nothing is glued.
Crow, boa and bell....$3
I had all the rest.
I put it on a cake plate to give it alittle height for display.
For me part of the fun in creating is the thrill of the hunt for stuff cheap.
I don't mean quality cheap...I mean price cheap.
I think if I had all the money in the world I would still hunt for cheap prices.
I look at stuff and then look at the price and laugh
(I have champaigne taste on a beer budget)
and I don't drink.
I come home and try to figure out how it was done and do it cheaper.
Hence the thrill.
Plus there is a feeling you get when you make something with your own hands.
You can't get that feeling with money and store bought.
So try making something.
Don't give up if you dont like it!!!
TRIUMP-----TRY WITH A LITTLE UMP BEHIND IT!!!
Make something and let me know how it went!!!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
(right now actually!)
I wanted to try my hand at a rag quilt.
I am not rally a fan of cutesy baby stuff. You know the ABC's, butterflies etc.
I saw this zebra flannel and went Have to have it!!!.
Then I saw the Leopard and the rest kind of fell into place.
I love how it turned out and so did mommy. She asked if I would make a diaper bag and wipe holder to match. Of course you know a grammy will do anything!!
Here is the diaper bag.
I wanted to make it with the rag squares and the same pattern layout as the quilt.
Here is the bag with the diaper/wipe holder.
Glued netting around the outside.
Made a long strip of black satin and gathered it
Swirled it around until it made a flower and glued it to the cardboard.
There is felt and a pin on the back so it can be removed.
Well, I am sitting by the phone waiting for a call....
I hate waiting!!!
Next up I did a witches hat and some spiders.
I also started a Christmas applique.
Off I go to wait..did I say I hate waiting!
Have a great day...come back soon
Friday, October 1, 2010
I went to Walmart
(I really don't like walmart any more but there is not any other choice where I live.)
I saw these paper plates.
Black square with white scrolls and orange pinstripe border.
My brain goes......
Chocolate cake (I wish)
Who knows how my brain works
For a buck fifty I got 8 plates
brought them home and did this....
The images I did with the cricut.
Cut them out ..Inked them up...glimmer misted them..then glued those babies on.
They hang one each end of a rod iron bar I have in my front hallway.
So go to my most favorite store in the world and get yourself some paper plates!!