Spittin Toad

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Re-Purposed Globe

I have been wanting to share this since last year but because I put a skeleton and a pumpkin in my cute worldly bowl...I felt like I need to wait till closer to Halloween....Note to self don't make things seasonal if they're not.  :)


Anyway, it was a fun fairly simple project.  I after cutting the globe in half (okay after having my husband cut the globe in half) I painted the inside blue with acrylic paint...The globe is cardboard so it took several coats to get an even coverage.


For the bowl I used my hot glue gun and glued a crystal candle stick to the bottom...brilliant...nope!!!
When I picked up the bowl the first layer of the globe just ripped off and the two pieces came apart...so I re-glued but the same thing kept happening....Not a sell-able item.  :(
If I was to try it again I would use a wooden candle stick and screw the two pieces together...The crystal was just to heavy for the paper on the globe.


To make the lamp shade I again used my hot glue gun to glue the ribbon of beads around the bottom of the shade...This time there was no problem.  
I picked up the lamp at G.W. ...the colors were perfect so I didn't even have to paint it...SCORE!!
The screw went threw the hole on the top of the globe and the finial on top of that...So Simple!

Well I guess you could say I've gone global.  :)

Denise
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Frakinpillow an Easy to Sew Project

Today I'm sharing a project my daughter Autumn did.....


I call it "Frakinpillow."
Isn't it cute???


So here's what she did....
The size of Auto's pill form was 15"X 15" so the first thing she did is cut the canvas for the front 16"X 16"...This gave her room for a 1/2 inch seam allowance all the way around.


 After finding a image she liked on the internet, she used a pencil and lightly free handed the image onto her cloth canvas.  Using acrylic craft paint she simply filled it in....Easy Peasy!!




For the back she choose a fun bat fabric and used the envelope closure method...making the over lap large enough that we didn't have to put  buttons or a zipper in...(my goal was to make it a quick and easy project).  There are plenty of on line tutorials on sewing the back and we were in to big of a hurry to "get-er done" to take pics.....but a visit to Pinterest will give you more than enough instructions.  :)
Yup...She made a Candy Corn one too...Dang it's fun having a daughter!!...
LOVE YA BABE!!

Denise

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Hello Autumn....

 Made this little table over a year ago for the market...it didn't sell but that's fine by me!  :)


Although the colors don't really work in my house I sure have had fun drawing on it!!!

Happy Autumn Ya'All!!!

Denise
You can find the tutorial on it here and here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fox Gloves from Felted Wool

Good morning my friends!!!

Thought I'd share with you these cute little fox gloves I just finished.  (They're in my etsy shop if your interested)...



With Autumn finally here I'm in a sewing mood...isn't that funny how your moods and interests change with the seasons...Suddenly I'm cooking and sewing (as apposed to the lets cook hot dogs at the fire pit attitude I have all summer).  :)


Anyway these little cuties were made out of a wool sweater that was felted and then I cut the end of sleeves off  to create the finger-less gloves.  For the face I just used pieces out of wool I had left over from other projects.

I love the fall feeling of these babys!!


I know you haven't seen much of me this summer and just so ya know...I did miss blogging!!!  I have a new job and it took a bit of adjusting to the schedule but I think I'm back.  :)  I HAVE been working on my vintage trailer and it's coming together nicely, so watch for some posts on that....

And as always...Thanks for visiting!!
Denise
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Succulent Garden

 By now you probably know how much I LOVE succulents...and whats not to love???
They are easy to care for, can be planted in about any container, they look great planted alone or with others....They just might be the perfect plant!!


Heck... I've even seen them used in a corsage and boutonnieres.  


Today, I thought you might enjoy seeing some colanders I planted up for benefit  auction last month.


 The first thing I did was line the colanders with a coco mat to keep the dirt in...Then I filled them up with potting mix.


Because it was for Fishline (an organization helps feed the hungry in our area) and I was using colanders I stuck with a food theme adding a vintage milk glass cup to one and a ladle to the other....


I always like to add something shiny and a few stones or pebbles too...


The third one I added a miniature bench...just to mix things up a bit.  :)

Want to see more?  
Check out my Pinterest Board
OR
Here's a little post I did a few year back...


Thanks for visiting...I'm off to weed the garden!!  :)

Denise
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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!!)
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