Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Tree

I'm so thankful for these cooler temps and the beginnings of Fall. I love Fall and I love making Fall d├ęcor.
 
Introducing my Fall tree.
 
 
Here's what I started with. I bought it here at Scrapbook.com. It's made by Kaiser Kraft. It's on clearance now for under $10.
 
 
It's 3 different pieces. I started by painting them all with brown acrylic paint.
 
 
Then I used a hexagon punch by Friskars to punch out hexagons from various orange and Fallish scrapbook papers.I glued them down with Zip Dry starting from the middle.

Then I put a layer of modge podge on the top of all pieces. To be honest, I think that using Zip Dry helped reduce wrinkling.
 
 
Come on Fall! Being in Texas makes me even more anxious for your arrival.
 
Linking Up With These Great Blogs:

Alderberry Hill,      Tutus and Tea Parties,      The Rustic Pig Designs,      Or So She Says,      My 1929 Charmer,      Super Handmade Sunday @ A Cat- Like Curiosity,      Lil' Luna          Craft Geek,      Simple As That,       House on the Way,      Sassy Sites,      Mindy May's Market,   Skip To My Lou,        Sugar Bee Crafts,      Cheap Crafty Mama,      Be Different, Act Normal,   Homemaker In Heels,     The Busy Bee's,      Fireflies and Jellybeans,    The Shabby Creek Cottage,     30 Handmade Days,     52 Mantels,     The Shabby Nest,     Lovely Crafty Home,  See Vanessa Craft,     Blissful Bucket List,     Bacon Time With The Hungry Hypo,     Lena B, Actually,     Pocket Full of Pink,     Family Ever After,      I Heart Naptime,     Six Sisters Stuff,  Nifty Thrifty Things,     Homemaker on a Dime,     Under The Table and Dreaming,     Flamingo Toes,    It's Overflowing,    Ivy And Elephants,    Clean and Scentsible,    Creations by Kara,     Tip Junkie,      Love and Laundry,      Create. Craft. Love.,     Sarah Dawn Designs,     One Artsy Mama,      Tatertots and Jello,     The Grant Life,     The Hubby Made Me,     Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons,       The Chiffon Diary,     Manic Mother,     The Thriftiness Miss,     Say Not Sweet Anne,     Becoming Martha,     Too Much Time On My Hands,     Destination Craft,     The Dedicated House,      Katherine's Corner,   C.R.A.F.T.,    Fluster Buster,     Nap Time CreationsThe Mandatory MoochLamberts Lately




Friday, September 20, 2013

My Blue and Red Collection

And finally, here is my blue and red collection. 
 

It includes a reversible table runner....

a variety of pillow covers...

kitchen towels.....





Hopefully now that I've gotten back into the swing of school, I can start listing my items in my Etsy shop.
And don't forget....there will be a special give away soon!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Eek! A Spider Web Wreath

This is my Halloween wreath from last season.....

I started with this wooden wreath from the $1 Store.

Spray painted it black.

Used a yarn called Cello in black (at Joann's, I think that's what it's called). You could also use Fun Fur but I like the Cello better because it's more wispy.


I used hot glue and a chip clip to hold it in place while it dried. I had other things going on, like dishes and dinner so I wasn't watching glue dry.



I had to use Zip Dry glue so I could use my fingers to attach the inside pieces.

Then I made the Eek! banner and used googly eyes inside the e's.


The spider....I used a pom-pom cut off of some pomp-pom sewing trim I had laying around, wrapped it in yarn.



Added googly eyes...

and made the legs from some ribbon that was very think and had a lot of body (all of this was spare stuff, laying around the house).


This is how it turned out. Not bad for spare parts and a $1 wreath .


Linking Up With These Great Blogs:

Alderberry Hill,      Tutus and Tea Parties,      The Rustic Pig Designs,      Or So She Says,      My 1929 Charmer,      Super Handmade Sunday @ A Cat- Like Curiosity,      Lil' Luna          Craft Geek,      Simple As That,       House on the Way,      Sassy Sites,      Mindy May's Market,   Skip To My Lou,        Sugar Bee Crafts,      Cheap Crafty Mama,      Be Different, Act Normal,   Homemaker In Heels,     The Busy Bee's,      Fireflies and Jellybeans,    The Shabby Creek Cottage,     30 Handmade Days,     52 Mantels,     The Shabby Nest,     Lovely Crafty Home,  See Vanessa Craft,     Blissful Bucket List,     Bacon Time With The Hungry Hypo,     Lena B, Actually,     Pocket Full of Pink,     Family Ever After,      I Heart Naptime,     Six Sisters Stuff,  Nifty Thrifty Things,     Homemaker on a Dime,     Under The Table and Dreaming,     Flamingo Toes,    It's Overflowing,    Ivy And Elephants,    Clean and Scentsible,    Creations by Kara,     Tip Junkie,      Love and Laundry,      Create. Craft. Love.,     Sarah Dawn Designs,     One Artsy Mama,      Tatertots and Jello,     The Grant Life,     The Hubby Made Me,     Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons,       The Chiffon Diary,     Manic Mother,     The Thriftiness Miss,     Say Not Sweet Anne,     Becoming Martha,     Too Much Time On My Hands,     Destination Craft,     The Dedicated House,      Katherine's Corner,   C.R.A.F.T.,    Fluster Buster,     Nap Time CreationsThe Mandatory MoochLamberts Lately

Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Gray and Dijon Collection

Now that school is finally under way, I can get back to my usual routine. So here is my other housewares collection that I worked on this summer. It's mostly shades of gray and Dijon mustard with black accents. It consists of pillow covers, a table runner, and hand towels.
 
There are a variety of sizes for the pillow covers: 12 x 16, 16 x 16, and 14 x 14.


The bunting is hand sewn on.

I used both flour sack cloth material and cotton woven fabrics for the hand towels.



The table runner is reversible. Both are the same color scheme but one side has more solid white to it.


Hopefully coming to my Etsy shop by the end of September!