Aug 12, 2011

feeling crafty

I've whiled away some very happy hours this summer working on some fun little crafty projects I've dreamed up. This little pillow was crafted from some old quilt scraps I picked up at a yard sale.

One of my bigger projects earlier in the summer was getting my guest bedroom whipped into shape. I had purchased a lovely vintage bed frame at an Angel's Attic sale last fall but it didn't have bed slats. So I bought some 1"x6" boards and used my power saw to make my own bed slats (girl power!). I cut one of the scrap pieces to just the right size for a little beach sign and painted up this pretty for my mantle.

Last weekend I finally picked out 4 of the beautiful fat quarters I've been collecting and actually made this little bag that I'm currently using as a purse/journal bag. It even has gussets and a magnetic snap! It was soooo fun to make!

I'm thinking about doing a little tutorial for the bag if I can figure out how to explain the gussets. Maybe one for the beach sign too?

Aug 8, 2011

Art Party!

The backyard is finally whipped into lovely beautiful shape and last week I hosted an art party.

We set up a table under the maple tree (with a side table for treats!) and got busy making crowns, painting masks and journal pages, collaging and, of course, visiting and sharing.

I love the snake earrings Tasyn added to his pirate mask!

Tasyn and Shelby took to spray painting like fish to water and made some really awesome stuff.

In fact, their wonderfully layered compositions inspired me to make one of my own. This piece is 18" by 24" and going to Ash and Ben as a wedding gift.

Coming up: more summer weekend adventures and some of the stuff I've been making.