Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Matchbox Dresser Bit Of A Fail

Here's a dresser I made out of matchboxes. It looks very pretty, I love the color! And that's where it failed in the end! Ok, so we'll start at the beginning...

I made a log bed out of tin foil and paper mache and it turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined. If you missed it, see it here. Then I decided I need a matching dresser. So I started with

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Log Bed Part Two The Slats and Mattress Are Done

I was going to wait to post this until after I had the bedding made but I'm so excited about this project. It's turning our far more beautiful than I could ever have imagined. (If you missed the first post, see it here) This is a prime example of going with the creative flow when it hits. Don't ever put it off , even if it's late at night!  I think this only would have come to me once and if I had missed the opportunity and decided it was too late in the night to start then I might not have ended up with this beautiful little log bed at all.

I had no plan just the desire for a rustic gnome bed. But one creative idea led to another, like the slats for the bed! I had no idea when I put the bed together how I was going to add in the mattress but I decided to just figure it out after I got the bed frame together. So I played around with a couple ideas. In the end I decided on coffee stir sticks. I was able to cut slots into the side rails with an x-acto knife and slide the sticks in. That worked out perfectly and so easy too!

The mattress is a piece of foam with fabric sewn over. That part was

Log Bed Built For A Gnome

Oh my goodness, what a beauty if I do say so myself!

Late last night I got the urge to build a bed for my Gnome house. I knew I want a rustic looking bed so I looked online for inspiration and found many life sized log beds and just chose a simple log bed to pull inspiration from.

I made the log frame with tin foil and covered them with masking tape. I inserted toothpicks at all the joins and hot glued everything together, keeping the toothpicks inside as stabilizers. This worked surprisingly well.

I covered each piece with a paper mache paste and shaped as I went along, making sure to mold in extra stabilizing parts at each join. Once

Monday, May 18, 2015

There's Nothing To fear When Your Monster Is Near

Oh yes, that's me petting a pet monster box :)

So it all started with me buying my son a new pair of shoes that came in a cardboard box like all shoes do. But this time I saw something in that ordinary cardboard box which was exciting to me because I needed a distraction. You see friends, I had lost my mojo. I was all crafted and crocheted out it seemed. I really needed this monster to fix that. And it worked! Once I started I couldn't stop...

I had at first decided it would be the "Book Of Monsters" from Harry Potter but once I got going I wanted it to be way more monstery than the one in Harry Potter so  the box got great BIG teeth I made from paper mache and a real fur pieces that I had rescued from the thrift

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Three More Enamel Jugs Made

So much fun to make!

It's funny because it took me over a year to get one made but less than 24hrs to make an additional 3 jugs. The tutorial and pattern is just

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Shabby Chic Dollhouse Enamel Jug DIY

cream color homemade dollhouse enamel jug
I finally made one!

I'm so excited for this project, it's been on the back burner for a year or longer. I found a template online and I printed it off but then never did get to making it until late last night when I got that sudden urge. It was well after midnight when I finally went to sleep. The tutorial was easy but it's tiny so takes a while. Especially the painting part, I wanted it just so! When you pick up this jug it actually feels like real enamel.. it might be because I have quite a few coats of paint that I finished off

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gnomey Goes Into The Woods Finds Fairy Doors

It has been too long since Gnomey and I had some time together so yesterday out of pure guilt I went to check on him. I found him drinking coffee near the mushroom patch. He didn't notice me so I quietly went away for I had made plans with my son for a hike and I had no time to play with Gnomey.

BUT my son's plans changed at the last minute. At that same time my daughter came home from a friend's. I asked her if she wanted to hike with me and it was a huge YES! She had hiked a trail with her school a few days prior and she was excited to show me what she found on this trail... fairy doors!!!

And at this same time I had posted Gnomey and his coffee on my  facebook page and mentioned I was off  to hike.
A friend of mine, Jay Williams (see Jay's blog The Witch's House) commented I should tuck Gnomey in my pocket and take him along. Little did Jay know my plans had changed and I was off to see fairy doors. Was that meant to be or what?! So Gnomey was tucked into