Thursday, June 3, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons......

Several weeks ago I was co-hosting a baby shower with my friend Pam. We were using my Grandma Scott's old china and one of the plates was accidentally broken. It happens, no need to cry over spilled milk or broken plates. I must admit the first thing that popped into my head was " Oh I'll use it for a mosaic project that I've been wanting to do". That is after I comforted my friend who felt awful about breaking it. I'll go out and buy pretty plates to use for mosaics, but I can never bring myself to purposely break them!!! So here was the perfect opportunity. I've had this old cheese cover just waiting to use it for this project! I sanded it and painted it pink to match the china. Now this is my first mosaic and I didn't do the best job. But practice makes perfect and I have another old cheese cover, if someone wants to come over and a break some of my china? Just kidding!!!! So when Life Gives you Lemons........Mosaic!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Is it a Hat or a Tutu

Last Christmas I made Tutu's for the little girls in my Sunday School class. I was showing them to my son Daniel. The first thing he did was put it on his head. Isn't he a adorable? Definitely silly, but he can't help it. He got it from his mother!!! I wish I had a photo of one of the little girls wearing it the proper way. I'm sure the tutu's are cuter on the girls, maybe. I'll try to get one. Oh and I didn't leave the boys out I made them Super Hero Capes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Altoid Tin

Thanks to my son Patrick who helped me figure out another way to down load pictures on my computer. I now can update my blog. Here is a photo of another Altered Altoid Tin. I made this one for my friend Sharon C. for her birthday. I'm so behind on my craft projects, but I'm slowly getting them done. Now I'm behind taking photos of finished projects and getting the photos on my blog.

Awhile back I got a telephone call from an old friend, Alana. She is the sweet person who taught me all about the wonderful world of art stamping. Seemed she hadn't stamped in three years and wanted to give her stamps a new home. I gladly excepted them!!! If you read this Alana thank you again for thinking of me!!! I believe your stamps have been very happy with me!!!
Yes, all these stamps!! The pile went all the way around my work table!!! I feel so blessed to give them a new home!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Well I just got "You need to be posting more you know!!!!" from my dear friend Lesley. My main excuse is "Well I can get my memory stick from my new camera to upload on my computer and without showing the photos of my crafts, what else can I do?" And I have so many new projects I want to show you!!!!! So until then, I will show you an old craft project that I did for Valentine's Day.

This was made from a candy box that the little heart candies come in, you know the ones with the little messages on them. You see I can't throw anything away, I've always had that issue! However in some ways it has paid off, because I've found a way to use my treasures in my art. It's call altered art. I've had that plastic heart with the love banner across it for years and it was perfect for this piece!!! So when little Hannah said that " Miss Donna has thousands of things in her craft cottage", she was right. And even if Billy (my dear husband) did roll his eyes up when Hannah said that, I will find some use for each item, eventually. A course I keep adding to my collection, with the help of garage sales and friends who clean out their junk jewelry, their children's toy boxes, etc... Well anyway with all that said, I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day this year!!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Altered Altoid Tins

These are few of the Altered Altoid Tins I made in 2009. The hardest part for me is getting the Altoid Tins, because I really don't care for Altoids. I have few friends who save them for me if they remember! So if anyone reads this and wants to let me have their empty tins just let me know. But I really didn't post this to get tins. I just thought some of you would like to see them!!!