Spittin Toad

Saturday, February 15, 2014

On a Rainy Day...

Rain Rain, It's okay...
I think I'll do
Some sewing 
today...



Denise

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gypsy Heart Necklace

Finished this little necklace the other day...


I have been pinning fiber art for jewelry for some time now and finally decide to try my hand at it....
True to my nature (and my budget) I wasn't about to buy anything new to make it.


 Of course I have a plenty of felted wool scraps laying around...and
I love the combination of green and pink...and with Valentines just around the corner...Well it just made sense to put them together!! 

 The lace came out of of sandwich bag full of vintage ribbon I picked up at a garage sale...
And of course the buttons are vintage too!!


I hand stitched a smaller heart on the back ...Can't leave it blank.  :)


So what do you think??  It was fin to make...but will it sell??
Denise
(Will probably link up to some of the priest on my side bar...they do rock!!)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Vintage Sewing Cabinet

I haven't done any furniture makeovers since November...Yikes!!
So I thought I'd share this little sewing cabinet I finish last fall....


Found her earlier in the summer at a garage sale....so when I came across this sweet image of a girl sewing at Graphic Fairy I instantly knew where it belonged.

The first thing I did was paint it with homemade chalk paint...The color is a lovely blue gray called "Rain Drop" by Bher.


I used the same Mod Podge transfer method that I always use.  You can find the complete instructions HERE.

Not sure what is is about vintage sewing cabinets and boxes but I just can't say no to them....I must not be the only one because this little gal sold right away.  :)


The weather has been fridged  this last week but I'm in the mood to paint...so I think I'll work on something small that I can do indoors.  :)  But it is defiantly time for me to get back into the painting groove!!!
Have a great weekend!
Denise
I will be linking to the parties in my side bar!!  :)








Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fingerless Gloves for Valentines

Finished these gloves just in time for Valentines....
Not that I'm a big fan of Valentines Day (to sticky sweet for me) but I picked up this lovely pink sweater from GW...
and it was the perfect girly pink ...


So I cut out a felt heart and then cut it in half
and sewed them on the palms...


The lace came from a bag of ribbon and lace I picked up a a sale and was just just waiting for such a project!!  I cut two 3" pieces off ...
Gathered them in the middle and hand stitched them on.
Then stitched the hearts on top...
Finishing it off with a little vintage button.


I have to admit I'm kind-of loving on hearts right now...which is completely out of character...maybe I don't hate valentines as much as I thought.....but I still think it's a silly holiday!!

Denise
I will be posting to many of the parties on my side bar...so do check them out!  :)
PS:  I have started painting furniture again...so watch for some fun new projects!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jewelry Remix...

I somehow ended up with some pieces of silver plated silverware...They were hiding at the bottom of a box of junk I picked up last summer...SCORE!!"  
So here's what I made with them....


I had a jar of vintage jewelry that had been just waiting for such a project...
Not to mention jars and jars of vintage buttons...I can't say no to them.  :)
But I did have to pick up the metal stamps.

The first piece I did was for the wife of our team photographer...She's such a dear and shows up to all our volleyball games to cheer the girls on.










            

I've made all kinds of jewelry on and off for the last 30 years.  It was fun to get back into it, this time using scraps of this and that. 






Love this one with the vintage lace and buttons...Perfect for a seamstress!!


My inspiration came from My Salvaged Treasures...She does such beautiful work and is so worth following!! 

I am having way to much fun...there is defiantly more to come...
But for today that's it...Thanks for visiting

Denise
I will be linking up to many of the parties on my side bar...


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Out of One Green Sweater...


I've been a sewing mood lately...(I'm a very moody person)  :)
Any-How...
I thought I'd share with you some projects I made out of  a wonderful mossy green sweater, that I felted in the washing machine...


I started buying and felting wool sweaters years ago to make Christmas stockings...


A few years later I stated making fingerless gloves from the sleeves...

Do you see why I call it Mossy Green?
Now the first thing I do is cut the sleeves to make gloves....
I sew around the wrist and of course embellish them.  :)


I managed to squeeze not one but two Wool Slugs out of the scraps....



Made a tree for my Christmas Alien to hold...


And it was the perfect color for the stems of my Burlap Pumpkins.


You will also find it as the center or the leaves of my wool flowers....


Oh yes...not much goes to waste...If you pay attention you will see tiny pieces in other projects down the road..

But that's it for today.

Peace, Love and Hippy Beads...
Denise
I'll be linking to may of the parties on my side bar..do check them out!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Favorite Projects of 2013

Here it is my year in review...Well at least my blog year...No I'm not going to show you all my projects...just some of my favorites.

So scroll threw, click on the one's you missed and pin them for future references...I have added a link to each one.

Of course the year started out with the best model ever.....Autumn.  :)  She's wearing a headband and fingerless gloves I made from an old wool sweater...up cycling is my fav.!!!.  :)




In February I made Lavender Sachets.

AND...




Plus...This darling little Book Worm/Slug.


March brought this little Chicken Stool using the Modge Podge Transfer Method....


My Burlap Lampshade in April was a big hit on Pinterest.  :)


May was a good month with this Chicken Stool...


Some awesome Garage Sale Finds...




And Last but not least....My French Bench.


In July we Painted Shoes with Bleach...I have to say this project was my favorite!!!
If you only try one do this one!!  




I taught Art Camp again (by the way, they were most wonderful group of kids)....
Here is the Directed Draw they did of a Deer...I have the complete instructions in the post.


Altered Dominoes geared me up for autumn.


Anything Paris or French was an easy sell at my shop and this little Eiffel Tower Night Stand was no exception...


I used Milk Paint for the first time in a very long time on this End table by Drexel...
I liked it!!  :)


Another kids art project using Black glue and Water colors...


I did my first Vintage Market....Sooo Much fun!!


Week End Finds are always popular posts...I just think it's fun to see what people are scrounging up around the country!!


This was my favorite piece of furniture ....I was sorry to see it go.  :(









November My daughters Volleyball Team finished 5th in State...Whoot-Whoot!!!

Okay...That not really a project but...Cool huh?


 Winter always brings on more sewing and felting projects for me...
and
With fox becoming so popular.....I deiced to design two different style Fox Gloves...


At the end the year I gathered my crafty group of friends for a Snow Globe Making Party...
(plus I was a contributor for my fist time at the Inspiration Cafe).


Well that's it the highlights of 2013...

What will 2014 bring???  
Hopefully Happiness to all of You!!!

God Bless!!!

Denise




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