Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I stamped her name on the back, and again didn't like it, lol. So I attempted to paint over it. The ink seaped through the pink, and surprisingly I kinda like the faded look....
Another gift I made where these bottles. I got the wording and the rooster (used a stencil for the pattern), and traced the designs on the bottles with carbon paper. Then I just took a dremel with a diamond encrusted bit and engraved the design. It's basically like coloring, you just have to stay in the lines. I rub a little white paint in the engraved areas to get the design to stand out. I get the pour spouts from a bar supply company, but you can find them lots of places. They work great for dish soap, cooking oil, salad dressings.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
While we are on the island of misfits, here is another resident...
This is my new favorite ornament. I received it in an ornie exchange last year. The candles and holly are done with paper quilling. Its really a beauty in person...
How about a cute horse made out of corks?
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
My favorite handed down Christmas decoration is the a ceramic nativity scene that my mother painted for my Great Grandmother and then was passed down to me....
My favorite boys, Avery and Miyagi...
My favorite things to paint are Santa's....
A few other random things.....Favorite Drink is a Fountain Diet Coke, Favorite Subway sandwhich is their new Chicken Floretine on flat bread (its fantastic!), favorite TV show is Ghost Whisperer, favorite Reality show is.....a tie between So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and Survivor. Dang I forgot I really like American Idol too....
Monday, November 17, 2008
I saw lots of vendor friends that I hadn't seen in almost a year, and had great neighbors. Neighbor vendors can make your show great or cause you misery. Mine were really sweet, and told me to request the same booth next year so we could be neighbors again, which made me feel great. I didn't know what to expect sales wise due to the economy. I am happy to report sales were good. A little of everything sold, which is different than the past. Well back to restocking, my next show is in two weeks in Uvalde.
Sorry about no pictures, with all the chaos of setting up and things breaking I forgot to take any.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
It's funny how you can have something in your stash for what seems like forever and can never find the perfect pattern or idea for it. Last night I finally figured out what to do with this gumball machine that I've had on my shelf for over a year. Three more days until we leave to go to Canton!! I can't wait. Here's a picture of a Home Interior frame I transformed into another chalkboard.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The weather was beautiful this weekend, so I took advantage of it. I painted 13, yes 13, cabinet doors with chalkboard paint. I need to find some more embleshments for the others. Another thing to add to my Canton list. Craft Shows are fast approaching so I am working like crazy to get ready. I had planned to cut out a bunch of Santa's to paint, but my scrollsaw decided to burn up early Saturday morning. So instead I finished up some ornies, did the chalkboards, and sanded and stained some bread bowls. I usually paint designs on them, but have been wanting to see what they look like just stained. I really like them.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008