Been wanting to turn one of these retro suitcases into a traveling art bag for a while a now. Finally found the time to do it, and it was kinda fun. I went with the blue aqua color because it's my new favorite color. The fabric I already had and I simply used hot glue to adhere it. I started by cleaning the suitcase and I didn't bother to prime it, I just used chalk pain and a wax sealer over the paint to protect it. The most challenging part was condensing the art supplies that I filled it with, how can you choose when you love it all.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
I've been on a craft shopping freeze for a while now. Before I stopped making crafting videos I did a lot of destashing. I really had tons of thing I hadn't t used for very long time and I promised myself that I was never going to get to that point again. Well, I've bee such a good girl.
Can't really say I needed any crafting supplies, but that never stopped me anyway, lol.
OMG, talk about cuteness, these puffy stickers are so adorable. Think I'm going to save them for some embellishment ideas that have been floating around my head.
LOVE the kitty cats.
These I got for my baking and cake decorating. Can't wait to try the little banners and spell someones name.
These would look so beautiful on top of some cupcakes????
These are my favorite finds. I already had the blue one and was on the hunt for the pink one. As a bonus I found the clear one and the pens. The little paper dolls are adorable. I think this is part of a collection or something, love them.
This adorable pencil case I will keep with my baking journals and the key-chain I plan to use on the case that holds my frosting tips.
A girl can never have too many pencil cases.
Some of these I'll use on purses or journals but for now I'm going to just stare at them for a while.
If I only had a chicken coop.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I never can seam to be able to throw away these little books and pamphlets they hand out at church. They really print some cute and creative church invites and I love the unusual shapes they come up with. The quality of the paper is thick and sturdy, perfect to pain on it. I mixed glazing medium with the paint to create a translucent shade, I think it's kinda neat that you can still read some of the sermon notes. At first I had no idea how I was going to bind all the different sizes of the pages together. So I decided to sew them and I'm so glad I did, love them. All I've done so far as art is to gesso all the covers, painted the pages and collaged some paper napkins on them. Let the fun begin, no rushing this project.
Friday, August 26, 2016
This was such an enjoyable project to put together. I altered this faux book box as a design team project for my friend Esme. Her store is over on face book and it's called Crafty me Tilda shop. I got to play with all this gorgeous goodness. I sent the box full of goodies to my sweet friend Wanda and I'm sure it will be right at home in her shabby craftroom.
Monday, August 15, 2016
This sweet little garden journal I put together for Mary, a coworker of my hubby's. She's started a butterfly garden as a project for her and her adult daughter to work at together. I thought they could document the progress here.
These acetate butterflies have been with me for ever waiting for the right project. I used pieces of scrap fabrics that I keep for this sort of thing, and any excuse to bring out the sewing machine. I added a little yellow pinwheel as a book mark. I keep a journal for just about any subject, from baking, sewing, art, projects and of course plenty of garden journals. I just LOVE journals.
Friday, August 12, 2016
This sweet little journal I put together with some gorgeous goodies from my friend Esme's Facebook store. I used all the little hand out pamphlets from church. Once I read them I hate to through them out, they're small and uniquely folded, perfect for this little project. I so miss my scrapbooking and paper crafting. There're just so much I want to do and I end up doing not a thing. It's like all the projects are in my head but I can't seam to get organized enough to get started. Well, for now I'm enjoying these little quick projects.