Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I use to LOVE to make hairbows for my little girl but now she tells me she is too old for hairbows!!!!   OMG my little girl broke my heart  :(    LOL   But I still like to make them when I have the extra time.  She tells me she will use them in her dolls hair  LOL

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I love photos!!!  Love taking them, love displaying them....just LOVE them!!!  So I have decided to make me a canvas B&W collage.  This is just the start of it.  I hope to soon add some different sizes as time allows.  I will post more pics as I add them.

I started out with a picture I had took a few years ago and edited it to B&W and into a 8x10 (Walmarts $2.99 hour service), some black craft paint $1.27, pack of sponge brushes $1.00, bottle of Mod Podge and a canvas board  2 for $5.95 (actually I mixed the pics up...some on flat canvas and some of the wooden canvas).

I covered my canvas in Mod Podge and also the back on my photo.  Placed it on the canvas...wait a few...let dry then used the black paint around the outer edge of the canvas and around my picture to give it a tinted look...waited over night....shew that was hard because I was so excited to get to the finished project  :)  Next morning I covered the photo with a thin layer of Mod Podge.  Let dry then started hanging.

I forgot to take pictures of the rest of them before I started but this is the project in progress...I put her ultrasound picture then going to add some of her when she was young then more of her now.

Keep checking back for my complete finished project.

Earring Holder

My daughter has recently gotten her ears pierced so we are overloaded with earring now  LOL  She wanted something other than her jewelry box to keep them in.  So I searched around and everything she liked was $$$$ so I thought maybe I could find something to make for her and save some $$$.  I found this on a site and thought I would take a shot at it and for my first try I think it turned out pretty good.

It originally had a mirror inside of it but had started turning black around the edges so I just removed the mirror, give it a fresh coat of paint, hot glued some ribbon that I had on hand to the back of it, added some embellishments that we had on hand and Woa-la!
Hi all!!  New to blogging and lover of crafting. 

I am single working mom of a 10 year old so our life is busy!!!  But in my downtime (yeah right like there is alot of it  LOL)  I love to craft.  It is a way to unwind and relax.