Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The design was hand drawn and then scaned into the computer. With the help of photoshop I created my wording and design. Each piece of paperbag was cut to the size of 8.5x11 and then put into the printer just like regular paper. Then I added a slash of red paint on the nose of the reindeer. How fun would it be if I got one of these back next year!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Her items are packaged in clear bags made from corn starch which is biodegradable and compostable. Upcycled / recycled notebook
Monday, December 15, 2008
First I would like to introduce you to SILVERLIME
You might have noticed the icon under my "You have to Check This Out" List on my sidebar. Traci the designer behind Silverlime creates the most unique and amazing pieces of silver jewelry and has a wonderful story behind her passion. She creates necklaces, bracelets and even key chains.
If you don't see what you like no problem she will create a piece of jewelry perfect for you! I would love to show you all what special creation she made for me but it is a gift so I can't post it...just yet. :( (It is worth the wait)! Stay Tuned...Wednesday will be a new Handmade Find!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Each item has a foam backing for stability and she bends them in such away there are no sharp edges. Check out Ellen's recycled creations at her etsy shop. Soda Can Pig
Monday, December 8, 2008
and last but NOT least, My sister!!!
Please stop by Best in Show on 20 Salem St. in Thomasville, NC. Check out the local art and if you are in the spending mood take a piece of home with you.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
While I would love to make these for the holidays, time is not on my side so I plan to take the idea of Dot Painting or more like Monogramming and transform old bottles in to dish detergent holders to give away as gifts. A long with the bottles I plan to give some hand towels like above. What gifts do you plan on creating this year? I would love to hear your ideas...comment below.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
With that said I would love to introduce you to Susan from Middleburg Folk Art Studio
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Even if you are not in the mood to buy some art you HAVE to check this place out. They have everything in a recycled artist dreams. Paper,bottles, random trinkets, fabric, tiles, even an old voter booth (only $8 dollars). This Saturday October 25th they are having a huge fabric sale. Surprisingly I only left there with a few tiles to make coasters but I am sure to return.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
To get your order in time for the Holidays be sure to place it by December 8th.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I first got the idea from Martha Stewart ; she had a great tutorial for making Cork hot pads with a metal pipe clamp. My first intentions were to make these since I became very frustrated with making a typical cork board, the measurements and the glue (ahhh), but then I got an idea...the circles are very sturdy and would make a unique look if I packed them together to create the cork board.
What I used:
*Lots and Lots of Corks...while I LOVE wine, I promise I did not consume the amount of corks present in the project. I had the help of a local bar, they kept the corks for me until they had a huge bucket filled up with them.
* A shadow box frame; I found mine at Hobby Lobby. They have great deals on frames certain weeks, sometimes up to 1/2 off. Carefully remove the glass from the frame. Some shadow boxes come with frames mounted in them, you can still use these but have to break the glass to remove it.
* Several sized metal pipe hangers (found in the plumbing section of the hardware store).
* Gorilla Glue; I tried several glues during my first attempt at a typical cork board. First good craft glue (the corks would not stay)..frustrated,,,then I tried hot glue without any luck...even more frustrated. So that is when I gave up on making a cork board and decided to make the hot pads instead. When I realized how using the pipe hangers created a solid piece of cork I began again on my cork board making. I avoided the two glues I used before and invested into Gorilla glue. it was my last try and so far so good.
Step 1: The first thing I did was create the circles with the metal pipe hangers just like mentioned in Martha's Tutorial .
The funny thing about my board is that there are very few real corks. Most wine I drink has some type of rubber/plastic cork but they work just as well.
If you make this project I would love to see the end results! E-mail me your finished piece firstname.lastname@example.org. Each one is bound to end up different.