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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Success at the Tri-State Fair

I'm very happy!! I picked up my items from the fair and found out I was very successful. Both my rosette dress form and my shadow box won. I had so many people tell me they loved my projects. I feel very blessed. I have so much support from family and friends. Both projects took a lot of time but it was so worth it. I already have ideas rolling around in my head for next year. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Coffee Filter Rosette Dress Form

OMG! Here it is! I have worked and worked on this. I have had this idea in my head but never knew it would take me so long. It has taken about a month to complete. I made mini rosettes out of coffee filters, it took 410 to cover this form. I initially covered the body of the form in German glass glitter and modge podged the base in old music paper. The dress itself is an old curtain shear. The rosettes I colored with Maya mist, distress stains and Staz On ink. The base of the dress is covered in pleated ribbon from Maya Road. It was a lot of work but you never know I might just make another one. Thanks for stopping by!

Trinket Shadowbox

I really like this project! I have seen Tim Holtz do several projects with his trinket boxes and have always wanted to give it a try. I initially sprayed all pieces with Maya mist then glittered all the edges. I tried to personalized each box using items from Ten Second Studio, Ranger and vintage pieces I had found in local thrift stores. I also wanted to do something a little different with the box so I attached some grunge board scrolls from Tim Holtz to the side and glittered them as well. I'm really happy how this project came out. You can't go wrong with it. It's all about making it your own.

Tri-State Fair

I know it's been awhile since my last post but life has been a little crazy. I have done some crafting and here are the items I have entered into the fair this year. First is a dress form made from coffee filters, I used Maya Mist, distress stains and inks to color. There are a total of 410 rosettes on the dress. I love it but was very time consuming. Second is my Shadowbox from Tim Holtz. I used all kinds of goodies on this project from scraps I had been saving to metal and embellishments from Ranger. The glitter just gave it that extra something. My last project is a paper mâché house I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I covered in paper in used metal from Ten Seconds Studio for the roof. This was fun to make and really like how it came out. I'm proud of all my projects. Will let you know how I do. Thanks for stopping by.