Monday, January 31, 2011

Another Pottery Barn copycat

I also am a fan of Pottery Barn and love it when a new catalog arrives in my mail box.  One of the things I particularly liked in the last catalog were their pillow covers.  I especially liked the butterfly prints:

Pottery Barn Pillow Cover

I had used a butterfly print from The Graphics Fairy for some smaller projects and knew it would work for a pillow.  Here is my version of the Pottery Barn pillow, done a bit less formally:


I have been planning on trying transferring a print to fabric for the past year but thought it would be a major pain so put it off.  I can’t believe I waited so long!  It was easy and I love the results.  I have a handful of other projects in the works as a result.  So if you have thought about doing this, “Go for it”.  You will love the results.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

After I read the newspaper…

January continues to be a bit trying.  The grey cold weather makes me just want to hibernate.  I also know I feel better if I do something, anything.  So I cut up the newspaper after I read it and made these.

And then I played around with them.   Hope they make you smile.  :)

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Crumpled notes

I found a project yesterday that I just had to copy! And we are having weather that is a bit more severe than predicted so I am stuck at home. What is a girl to do but create...

Here is the original project by Flamingo Toes .  Didn't she do an awesome job!  So cute.  She wrote a tutorial for those of you that like this idea also.

Here is my version.   Then I discovered I did not have a 5 X 7 frame to put it in.  

I only found several empty western themed 6 X 4 frames . This led me further down the path to making this project my way.

Don't you just want to try this, and create a note that works for you?!

And this is what I ended up with today.   I am pretty sure I will be stitching some more notebook pages though


Hope your are having a cozy creative weekend!

And here are Love and Honey who inspire me.  FYI, they came to me with those barn names--I didn't come up with them.  But they do fit my girls.  :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just playing with my camera and enjoying some scarce sunshine

Playing with scraps

Here are some fun little pieces made from scraps and stamps.   Not sure where they belong or what to do with them, but I enjoyed making them.  As you can see, my tastes are a bit scattered  eclectic.  Are they French inspired or Western inspired?  They definitely need to be seperated into two different collections...

It is cold and snowy outside, so a good time for crafting.

Not such a good time for keeping up with my horse riding.  But my horses are a huge part of my life, so never far out of my thoughts.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Inspired by suitcase pocket projects

I really enjoy the suitcase pocket pillows and keepsake holders that I have seen around blogland, and this project was inspired by them.  I made a pocket out of leftover dropcloth material to use on this old ladder that needed some decorating.  I was able to include other favorite things like fabric flowers with bead centers, lace leftovers (thanks Mom!), and a shabby tassel clipped on with an old tearing.  Then added it below the 'Nest' sign I had earlier.  Still have to keep tweaking and creating to get the whole ladder display looking right.  Hope you like it. 

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