Sunday, August 29, 2010

Old picture frame





Happy Sunday morning! This is a recycled picture frame from which I removed the mat and backing. I painted the frame itself with apple spice. I cut the design in mirror image so that I could apply it to the back of the glass. I just have it leaning aginst the wall so it is casting some shadows. I think it will look better when it is hanging on a wall. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I'm linking up to Funky Junk Interiors.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A few more things

I did a few flour sack towels The tea time towel was done with iron on transfer. The first 2 towels are not dirty. I took these pics outside and the tree must have been casting a shadow on them.



as was the "If you can't take the heat" towel.

This towel I made for my sister. The word Gasthaus is the German translation for Inn. I used heat transfer vinyl on this one.


Remember the purse from my last post? I gussied it up a bit.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Parlez-vous fran├žais

Many moons ago, I had purchased some iron on transfer paper, some cotton table napkins, and a cotton dish towel.....and they just went into the "to do later pile".
Then yesterday I came across Olive Rue's Etsy Shopand discovered a gold mine of designs. I recognized many of the elements of her designs from The Graphics Fairy
but since I don't have photo shop or any of those neat editing programs, I could not have known where to begin to create these wonderful designs. So, lucky for me, I had some money sitting in my paypal account that was just screaming...spend me spend me! And so I obliged and when I got home from work last night I got busy. I absolutely love this Vintage Junk Queen zippered pouch. Perfect for the flea market or garage sale goer. Just think, you can have both hands free to dig around looking for your treasures. I want to jazz it up a little with some trim....it's on the shopping list.



The iron on transfer paper is a little pricey, so I tried to squeeze as many designs onto one sheet that I could fit. The Queen Bee turned out just the right size for this onsie.


This is a sampling of napkins I did. The Robins Nest one is a graphic from The Graphic Fairy and I just added the text.


This is the dish towel. Need to get some more of these.


Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Onsies for Baby Maddie




My youngest son's life long friend just had his first baby. A little girl named Madeleine Rose. I made her a few onsies to add in with her gift. I got the SVG file for the I POOD one from Bobbie on the cricut forum. (Thanks Bobbie) The monogrammed one was done using KK monograms and the other I just played around with the letters to offset them a little. They were all done with Siser easy weed heat transfer vinyl. Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Bridge Tallies



The mother of a friend asked for some bridge tallies. She wanted a summer theme and a Christmas themed set. She supplied the graphics of the sailboat for the summer set and I choose some of my favorite vintage Christmas graphics to do the other set. Many of the graphics were found here. Karen, at the graphics fairy has wonderful images to get creative with.
I cut 3 1/2" X 9" strips of felt and pinked the edges. Once, I had sized and cut out the Christmas images, I edged them with gold stickles to give them a little glitz. With the felt folded in half, I adhered the graphic to the front using liquid fusion. The inside top holds the 2 table progressive chart and the bottom half holds a post it note for score keeping. Easy peasy, if you know a bridge player, it would be a very inexpensive and useful gift.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In a perfect world....

I would still be on vacation. But little by little reality is pulling me back into it's ugly grips. New York was wonderful! The weather was picture perfect! I went to the Suffolk County Detectives picnic, made a quick trip to New Jersey to meet my great neice and see her sister again, visited tons of farm stands, spent lots of time with family meeting all the new babies that have been born since I was there last and went to a sunset lobster bash. Gosh, I really did not want to come back. I was only back a couple of weeks and then headed to the Texas Coast to spend a few days at the beach with friends as the three of us were celebrating turning 60 this year. Back home, to have my son and his family visit for 4 days. Yes, getting back into work mode is a very harsh reality. I have done a few small things here and there. Nothing to write home about. But I thought I would share and let the world know I am still alive and kicking!


A Name Sign for my daughter



Beach Balls for the grandsons


Baby Washcloth lollipops


Monogrammed Wine Glass


My reason to return to reality