Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm pouting...

because I couldn't give away my little Spring hanger. No comments, no one to give it to. Guess I'll just file it away for some future date.

My Vintage Heart...

was loads of fun to work on. I finally rounded up all my vintage paper scraps and decorated a heart shape cut from a piece of scrap foam core board I've had laying around for ages. Then I dipped in my stash of "stuff" to decorate it. The scroll stamp is from Tim Holtz and is heat embossed with black. The other scrolly decorations are self adhesive thingeys that I colored with alcohol ink and embossed the top edge with black once again. "Once upon a time" was another self adhesive embellishment I've had along with the key and key lock brads. The pearly thing is a pin from the junk bin at a local thrift store that I pulled the back off of and glued with the feathers. The two round things near the point are typewriter keys I cut from paper and added crystal accents to give it some dimension. The tassel is bits of chain from from a cheap necklace from the dollar store that I wired on with a pearl bead. I edged it with ribboon to cover and keep the paper edges flat.

I'm off to do some more crafting so talk to y'all later! Ren

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Items

Hi all! I've spent the last couple of afternoons upstairs crafting on my two new tables and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! I have so much room to spread out now. I actually have room to work...imagine that! Here are a couple of projects I completed and am hoping to post in my Etsy store.

I'm loving my two giant hole punches and am probably using them on way too many things right now. They are so fun though! I, also, got the hang of making ruffles...what fun!

I've been embossing my tags too. I have a swirls and a dots die that I use. Now I'm on the prowl for another kind. Oh, I have music notes too.

These are two that I did quite sometime ago but am finally ready to part with. They have bits of tulle and lace from a vintage wedding gown I found at a local thrift store.

Guess I'll head out to try and figure out how to list my first items on Etsy. I tend to be a slow learner so it could take quite awhile. Course everything I do anymore takes longer than it used to. See y'all later! Ren

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My first give-away!

I don't know if anyone reads this blog so I thought I would have a give-away just to find out.

This is a little Spring hanger made from an altered coaster. The little blue birds are a copy of a vintage post card with touches of glitter on the flowers. The whole thing measures 4 1/2 inches by 6 inches including the lace trim. It was fun to work on and I think I will do a few more since I have a handful of the coasters left over. Leave a comment for me and on March 26th I will pick the winner.

It was so nice and sunny yesterday! Today it's pretty dreary here in New Jersey but...THERE'S NO SNOW!! I always used to enjoy snow but the last two winters have put snow on my crap list now. Am I seeing things?! I look across the street to my two neighbors and actually see white stuff! OOPS! It's only the white risers on their porch steps. PHEW! That's a relief. I am so ready for Spring this year. I hope everyone else is having great weather. I'm looking forward to seeing my granddaughter outside finally and I can't wait for T-Ball with my grandsons.

I guess I'm going to head upstairs to my crafty space and try to make room for my two new 8 foot folding banquet tables. My neighbor across the street checked out my crafting space and told me I needed a "big ass table" up there. I was going to get a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood but instead I got two half-assed tables instead! (scuse the language but it was a direct quote) Will I ever be able to stretch and spread out! Talk to y'all later! Ren