Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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
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
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
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
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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
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
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