Monday, September 15, 2014

Handmade Fall Drop Cloth Pumpkins

With so many fall festivals, vintage markets and craft shows coming up
 I've been busy making fall decor pieces.
 
I wanted to share these cute drop cloth pumpkins and how I made them.
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How to make Your Own Cotton Boll Branch Wreath

I'm in love with the cotton boll branches that you see often in home decor right now.
Not to mention how pretty fields of cotton are.
 
I decided to make a wreath using cotton for the Fall show I'm doing this Saturday.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Another Thrift Store Bread Box Makeover

The last two weeks have been busy working on Fall projects for a quickly approaching craft show, keeping my booth at the antique mall stocked and tidy
and working on custom barb wire wreaths for a wedding in Colorado.
 
I have fit in some time to do a couple thrift store makeovers too.
Here are two of them.
 
 
I know, another bread box.
It seems I run across these often and they always sell quickly, so why not.
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Homemade Hummingbird Feeder Water

We had a rainy Sunday here in South Carolina
and I spent some time rocking on the cabin porch watching our hummingbirds.
 
We have eight of them that have been frequenting our feeders daily this summer.
 
I tried to get a few pictures of them to share with you.
I thought I would also share my easy recipe for the homemade sugar water that I make for them.
 
 
 

Friday, August 1, 2014

How I Remedied an old Medicine Cabinet with Glass Etching

Well I did it.
I tried glass etching for the first time on the mirror of an old medicine cabinet.
 
Wow was it easy.
 
The hardest part was lining up the vinyl stencil,
it took me numerous tries to get it centered.
 
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Handmade Farmhouse Signs

Last week a friend stopped by for a visit and a quick lesson on using a Silhouette Cameo machine.
I say quick lesson because I have barely tapped into everything that this machine can do.
 
I'm anxious to see what she creates using her Silhouette.
She's super talented.
She quilts, paints, repurposes and has an adorable daughter, Zoe,
who makes an occasional appearance.
You can visit her blog The Speckled Dog here.
 
After her visit, I was motivated to use my Silhouette to make a few new signs.
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Handmade Drop Cloth Rag Wreath

I have made numerous burlap ribbon wreaths this past year using wire forms.
(you can see some of them here)
While working in my shop one day last week the wire wreath forms kept catching my eye.
I got to thinking about what else I could make with them, other than the burlap wreaths
 and then it hit me.
I could cut a drop cloth into long 4" wide strips and use it as the ribbon instead of the burlap.
Well, that's not what I did, but I may still try that idea soon.
 
Here's what I did instead.