Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tattered and Torn

I'm working on purse and wanted a little something to put on the front and after searching for many ideas and not finding anything I like I created my own flower using ripped fabric and some yarn. I then took a wooden button added a little color to it using my ink pads and attached it the flower and now I have a lovely little tattered flower for the purse, which I will show you once it's done.
I just love how this flower turned out.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Little Makeover

The other day I was blog surfing and happened upon a blog called Frosted Petunias. She was having an Artful Bag Challange  and I loved the idea. I had the perfect little bag for such a challenge.
My little doily bag. I made this bag from a doily (my great grandmother made) back in 2007 for a civil war ball my husband and I attended.
I added a lining and some black ribbon to match the dress I wore. But added nothing else to it just left it plain and simple on the outside.
When I happened upon the bag challenge, I took the doily apart and gave it a tiny makeover.
Made a little tattered flower brooch and changed the straps too.
Now I  have a doily bag with a bit of character. It's not fancy but I love how it turned out. I'm thinking of making some more brooches in different colors so I can change them out when I feel I need a change.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just stopped by to say hello

Just thought I'd stop by to say hello. I'm very busy right now working on several swap items. Hope my partners will like what I am making. no hints sorry ladies I want it to be a surprise.
Just ordered my very first folk art patterns from Jenn @Bittersweet Prims. I ordered Wynn and Luna. and now I have to buy printer ink so I can get started on them. Good thing tomorrow is payday. Jenn is having a contest and I am gonna give it a try. Stop by and visit her tell her I sent ya.
well I gotta go get ready for work. It's so very hot here today 95 degrees with a heat index of 105. Very humid and I have to work out side in the Garden Center today. YUK!
Have a wonderful Prim day my friends.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birds nest

Last year I came across this blog.  She creates the most gorgeous nests. I have wanted one ever since I saw them. well I decided to try making one.Here is what I came up with.

Not as great as her's but still not bad for a first try.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Just wanted to wish all my blog friends a Happy and Safe 4th of July

Friday, July 1, 2011

Swap any one?

I've been searching for a few swaps to participate in but am really having no luck so I've tried hosting my own and no one seems interested. So I'm asking you-my prim friends if you are up for a one on one swap? I am in the mood to make a doll or some other prim goodie for someone in blogland but having am having a hard time finding a good prim swap. If ya know of any please let me know?