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Monday, October 22, 2012

Artist Trading Card Notes

  Had a bunch of ATC's left from series' of trades I did, so decided to mount them on cardstock to use as notecards/greeting cards.. like mini pieces of  art. They're removable so can be matted and framed. Here are a few:                                     

"Guardian of the Tea Tree"

"It's What You See..."














"Egyptian Dreams"

"Heart, Soul, Spirit..."


Wine Totes/Mattress caddy


Tea Wallets



Love making the tea wallets. They take hardly any time and are so cute!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Have been trying to use up fabric scraps recently in a few projects i.e. mattress caddies,
tea wallets, purses.
Last week found a source of FREE scraps...(so much for using up!)...
so have been making a list of projects I could use them for.

eyeglass cases
clothespin bags/ clothespin aprons
remote caddies
wine bags and water bottle totes
aprons
place mats
sewing kits/scissors pouch
credit card wallets
hot pads
hot mats
pincushions
sachets
Reusable lunch/snack bags
make up bags
mug rugs
coasters
needle cases
knitting needle cases
checkbook covers

not a bad list to start!



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Birdbath a la CHEEP...(cheap!)


From a glass ceiling fixture and a pot stand.
                                    Cost all of a dollar...add a rock, some pennies and water.

Bottle Sculpture

Yet more bottles... ;-)                 
The lakeside landscaping is finally done after installation of the septic system.
The bottle sculpture was my idea. The blue bottles represent the lake, the 12
stems represent the 12 months of the year and the leaf shaped layout represents nature.

Think it turned out pretty nice.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ok...so we have the wooden bottle rack tree, the bottle tomato stakes, bottle garden edging, bottles on the garden posts, detergent, oil and vinegar wine bottles, and now the Winn Dixie spirit bottle tree :)

Another paper craft...

Pocket Books......

 new recycle project
using tp tubes...
All different themes.
Use as a card for a money/check insert
for Birthday, Graduation,Wedding, Shower,
First Communion,New Baby etc.



















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Pit Beads

"Art in My Garbage" is a favorite theme I deamed up.
All that "stuff" in the trash-bin surely has another life as an "art supply" - Yesterday the discovery was date pits ;-D
They scrub up well, have a nice rustic, "woody" look and make great beads when drilled with a fine dremel bit. Have also just discovered "sea beans", along with the lovely shells on the Texas beaches. The teeniest bit of baby oil shines them up nice. Avocados, apple seeds, prune pits, etc. can all be used as well. http://www.beachbeans.com/bean_descriptions.html