I did finally finish several projects that have been on my work table for some time. This cute little Pin cushion I made in a class with Lisa Super (Vintage Handmade). Lisa has workshops a few times a year and a creative campout every summer. I got to go last year for the first time and am excited to go again this year! I adore this pin keep, (I think Lisa has the kit for sale on her site) I have it perched on an old spool for display.
We also made this cute little shadow box with a stamp from Catherine Moore, Character Construction. It's about 3 x 3". I made mine steampunk and added gears inside the box that roll around. I added silver metal wings and perched her ontop of an old spool that I covered in washi tape and pigment dye. I love her! Lisa always has such fun projects for us to do.
I became addicted to Character Constructions stamps last summer at Lisa's Creative Campout. So I have bought a few. This steampunk girl is one of the new ones from the Time Keeper's Garden set and yes it is the same one that I used in my shadow box.
I made a heart pillow for my friend Marsha (Tattered Chick) after Valentine's day. Marsha likes neutral colors and is an awesome "junker". I repurposed a couple of kitchen towels, crocheted doily, vintage lace, buttons and some charms that spell out "junk". I stamped the image on some old ducking cloth and added a charm to the bottom. I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I think Marsha liked it too!
Kim at Kim's Whims on Facebook, hosted a prim easter/spring themed swap. I was partnered with Kim Robinson. We decided to do a bird themed swap. I made this little Prim paper clay bird on some vintage spools that I covered with washi tape, vintage lace and an old rusty pin. I attached the spools to a vintage tart tin and added nest moss and flowers. This little birdy has a paper hat and ruffled collar.
Here are some jewelry pieces I made for a local shop. I am using old hardware, watch parts, frozen charlottes, and vintage jewelry and buttons creating unique and one of a kind necklaces. Here are a few.
I made this little primitive paper clay birdie doll. Her name is Hazel. She has a bird nest in her pocket on her apron. Her fancy bonnet is made with vintage lace. I learned how to make these birds from Colleen Moody. Colleen is teaching the birdie class online this summer through Artful Gathering 2013 online retreat. It's not too late to sign up. There will be two sessions and lots of great classes being offered.
I found this lamp base awhile ago and then found this old vintage colander that is a faded grey and a little rusty. So, I recruited my brother-in-law and we made a lamp shade ou of the colander. I painted the lamp base a satin pewter color to match with the shade and stuck a vintage edison type bulb in it! It is so cute!
These are fun photo or card holders that I repurposed from old door knobs and funnels. I blinged them up a little with vintager rhinestones, beads and wire.
You can find some of my jewelry, aprons, pillows, photo holders, lamp, soy candles, and many other awesome finds from other vendors, at Embellish and Restore in Visalia, Ca.
Kim at Art Joy Stuff is doing an ATC swap called "52 Weeks, 52 Artists, 52 Trades" I was lucky enough to get one of her ATC's and I made this one to send her in return. If you haven't already participated, check out her blog and contact her when she posts the ATC for the week. Awesome Idea!
I sure hope I didn't overload you on pictures. Thanks for the visit, have a great week and God Bless You! Becs