Thursday, June 28, 2012

A couple more jewel encrusted horseshoes

Here are the last two my daughter made and are available in my shop.  I love the one with the green ribbon, it's so elegant looking and the metallic caramel latte paint looks gorgeous on it.  Must say she does a fantastic job picking the colors and jewel combinations for these.

Jewel encrusted equestrian footwear for sale

Made by my daughter and up for grabs in my Etsy shop!   They make for a unique gift for that horse lover, country home, shabby chic lover, cowgirl room, etc.   More to follow in the next couple of days.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Linen cotton baby booties for summer

These gorgeous little baby booties are crocheted out of a soft linen and cotton thread.   Perfect for those warmer temperatures but still warm enough for fall.  Makes for a very nice baby shower gift.  They will come nicely gift wrapped.  See more details when you click on this link:

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New for the market today

Finished that purple and black nuno felted scarf, a pair of woodland baby shoes and a pair of mice shoes as well ... all going to the market today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Feeling kind of blue-ish

Treasury made up of 100% homespunsociety team members on Etsy.  Lots of beautiful things in all these shops besides what you see in this treasury so click away and discover a new favorite shop!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Purple Addict

One more treasury for today!  Love that purple, black and teal together!

A Knitted Wedding

I actually crocheted my own wedding dress many years ago!  I still have it.  I will have to post a picture of it but first I need to find a way on how to take a good photo of it.  I don't have any of the wedding pictures right now but will try to take a new photo so I can share it with you all.   

For now I will share with you these lovely pictures of beautiful knitted, crocheted and felted wedding items I put together into a treasury listed on Etsy.  Aren't they gorgeous!  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Huge sunflower from recycled paper

Today I had to make a sign for our Floral Department advertising sunflowers.  I'm into 3D stuff these days so off I went trying to figure out how to make a huge fake sunflower!  After making the roses this seemed a bit easier ... and it was.  I used paper (sign request forms that had been written and drawn on and going to be tossed out), a napkin for the center (which I squished spray painted and then sewed onto a piece of cardboard to keep it in the shape I wanted), a paper plate (which I used to glue the paper cut outs in the middle so the edges of the plate push the paper leaves up and out which gives it a nice effect).  So tadaaaaaa, here is my sunflower!  Should be hanging up in the store by now.  Have I told you lately ... I love my job!  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Paper rose brooch

So since June is "Rose Month" I made another rose out of recycled paper and stuck it on top of my name tag at work.   I spray painted the paper with Krylon paint.  Drew a spiral and cut it out.  Then I used a Woodcraft painters pen and smudged the edges a bit.  I then used scissors to curl the edges twisted it into shape and used the hot glue gun to keep it together.  I then cut some leaves from more recycled paper and glued the rose on top of them.  A bit of double sided sticky tape and voila I changed my name to "Rose" today!    

Here are some  lovely tutorials for paper roses I found.  I definitely have to try out some more of these.  

This one I found on a blog with a great tutorial.  Isn't it gorgeous!  The link to it is listed below the photograph.

How to make a paper rose

This next one is a You Tube tutorial for a Spiral Paper Rose.  I just watched it and noticed they rolled the flower in the opposite direction I did and used the round center as the bottom of the rose which is a great idea.  I just glued mine on top of the leaves which worked just as well.

And one more called "Vintage Book Paper Flower Tutorial".  Click on the link below the photo to go to the tutorial.

I don't know about you but my head is spinning with ideas on things to make with these beauties!  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Clymene Moth or Haploa Clyemene

For some reason there are always moths hanging around in the area where I spray paint at work.  I always make sure these months don't get messed up by the spray paint so when I notice them I move them out of the area or I move myself over to a different space so I won't harm these beauties!  I hadn't seen one like this before so when I got home I looked it up on the     site.  If you've never visited this site you must have a look.  It's amazing how many beautiful moths and butterflies there are.  And here is one of them, it's called a Clymene moth or Haploa Clyemene.   

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sweet crocheted baby summer dresses

Baby  summer dress for 6 to12 month old in lavender and yellow cotton

I made a couple summer baby dresses.  They are so easy to make and so much fun.  Make the crocheted part in a pretty cotton and the fabric part out of cotton fabric for a nice and cool baby outfit.  I made these two without a pattern like I do for a lot of my things. Both of these are for sale in my Etsy shop:
Pink daisy baby dress

 But I did find this cute dress made by with a tutorial for it so check it out if you're interested in making that special little lady a special little dress!  She has some other pretty tutorials on her blog as well as a shop on Etsy so go and have a peek.

Friday, June 8, 2012

More mice and my beautiful butterfly bush!

Finally took some pictures of the mice my daughter made.  They are for sale at the market and in my Etsy shop.  Here is the link to it:  Lost of different color combinations.  Kitty cat will love ya!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Giant paper roses

I'm making a sign at work which measures 8 x 4 feet, in other words it's huge!  Did you know June is Rose month?  I didn't, until I had a request from the floral department to create a giant sign for it.  So off I went dreaming up something specials.  I was going to draw the roses but then I remembered seeing a tutorial about how to make paper roses.  I ended up taking the basic idea but changing it making up my own as I worked on getting them to look to my liking.  I ended up spray painting them and I must say I'm pretty happy with the result.  Plus I feel good about the fact I recycled a bunch of paper which are old sign request forms which ended up being perfect for making these.  Here is a picture of a couple of them.  I've made a bunch more and made some leaves as well.  These are actually so very easy to make.  I keep forgetting to take pictures when I'm making them so I can make up a tutorial for those of you who want to make some.  If you are interested in such a tutorial let me know and I can create one.