Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Odds and Ends



A little bit of this...
painting for a customer
and

A little bit of that...
work on the string quilt
AFTER
I managed to clean the sewing room 
and
make room 
to 
work again.

Straightening the attic 
and
creating a space
to 
price items 
for the 
Open House. 

It will be here before I know it. 



And..
I found some t-shirts
that made


Some fun t-shirt yarn. 


Last of all,
work on all these "treasures"
that I found at the flea market on Sunday! 


Nothing 
earth-shattering,
just bits and pieces
of 
daily projects. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thumbprint Sheep Tutorial


Ok, 
how easy is this?

A great project
for kids, 
for adults, 
for a quick gift, 
for 
last minute craft projects. 

Trust me....EASY!

You will need:

Acrylic Paints
(the colors I used are shown below)
Some surface, basecoated.
Round brush
Liner...or Ultra Fine Sharpie if liner brushes cause you stress. 
Your thumb! 




These are the Decoart colors that I used. 


Start with the graphite
or dark gray.

Lay your thumb in it 
and 
pounce it out on your palette until it dries up a little. 


Thumbprints all around. 

With the round brush,
lay in a little grass under the sheep. 


Then do the same with your thumb and the off-white paint
right on top of the graphite ones. 


Add some fun little 
legs 
and 
heads 
and tails.

A few dots with a pen tip to look like flowers....
and 
viola! 
Literally, 
the easiest sheep you will ever "paint"! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mining



It has been quite the on-going project. 
Logan is mining under the garage. 
A wide selection of tools
and
he is using them all. 


A nice collection of 
shale unusual rocks
neatly displayed.

And the proud miner. 

Summertime fun! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chalk Paint Transformation


Still loving these chalk paints! 
Who knew a box of paint from Decoart
would provide so much entertainment?

This little bench was $1 at the auction.
The little motif on the back?
Another dollar at Michaels. 

Decoart so kindly provided
paint
and
wax 
for me to experiment.
The fabric was in the hoard stash. 

And here was the before. 


Sorry about the condition of these containers. 

Really, I am not the neatest painter! 


And I am off part of today
to paint with two friends.
Packing up my collection of chalk paints for them to play with! 
I have been trying to plan this painting day for almost a year.

Can't wait to spend my day with them!