Friday, August 26, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ok, even I'll admit the title is a little corny. Ever so fitting though, don't you think? I was moseying around on pinterest.com and came across these felt mounted animal heads. There was a precious little doe, a soft bunny, a squirrel looking chipper and I believe an adorable skunk. They were all a little too whimsical and didn't have enough of their attributes played up. I thought to myself, "Hmm, I'm sure I could whip something up that looked halfway decent." That is exactly what I did, I made a buck named Reginald.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I haven't exactly been super busy photographing any of my latest creations. However, I have been thrift store hunting and craftgawker.com stumbling (oi... that is a death trap... got stuck flipping through the endless pages for HOURS!). After creating Reginald, to be explained in a post in the near future, I needed to give my little fingers a break from creating things. What I have book marked, saved into the all important "art ideas" folder on my laptop, and just plain jotted down in my idea book has come to a point where I feel I must share some inspiration. Don't need to be selfish with my collected goodies, now do I? Ideas after the jump!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Prepare for a post that is fairly obese with pictures!
My lovely neighbor/crafting companion Denise asked if I would make a bunch of coffee cozies for her fellow officer's wives. Happily I obliged. Each lady had a special color felt picked out just for her personality as well as a button (or two) that matched her disposition. I felt like I knew each of these gals a bit after I made each piece. Some were organic in nature, light hearted and girly, bold and fun, and there were also a few refined and classic. Crazy what you can get from two pieces of felt and a button or two. Needless to say, I had a ton of fun making these little cozies.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
As many of those in my life know, I LOVE old school/classic/retro things. Mildly obsessed? Maybe.. but I haven't acknowledged I have a problem yet, therefore my problem doesn't exist! (Perfect logic... don't question it.) As most of you also know, I refuse to pay top dollar for pretty much anything. I'm a college kid dammit! Haha! What I can't purchase on a budget I create, and I create quite frequently. It has its downside and upside. I may not be able to have the snazziest store bought things, but no one else has the nifty little trinkets I make with my own two hands. Personally, I think that results in some of the more unique pieces.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I have loved topiaries since forever, they are fancy schmancy and frankly just adorable. However, I don't have the patience for the ivy bush to grow nor the skill to make a chunk of ivy look like an elephant balanced on a ball (it would end up looking like I had a mild seizure while wielding garden shears, yikes).
Soooooo, instead of going grand, I thought small scale. I didn't think it was absolutely necessary to have a giant potted ivy bush in a 2 foot tall pot on my porch to sport the topiary look. A small 3 inch tall pot seemed to do the trick just fine. Since keeping plants alive is not exactly my forte, I opted to go the nifty not live route. Some foam core as dirt, a styrofoam ball to shape the top, moss as my ivy, and a wooden dowel for the trunk and I had myself a suitable base for my topiary. Lets not forget to mention the grip of hot glue used to make these suckers. I didn't have too much trouble with this project surprisingly, though I will mention that hot glue is hot (duh) and it oozes up to the top of the moss when you press down on it to adhere it to the core. Learned that one the hard way. Oops... haha. See my result after the jump!