Saturday, December 31, 2011

Something for Peter

Today I finished another little project that has been lingering in my studio for a while.
Transforming plain wood letters with wonderful patterned paper is not only easy but makes for an awesome personalized gift.
For this project I purchased wood letters and traced their outline on to my paper of choice. Using modge-podge I glued down the paper, allowed it to dry (15 min) and then sanded around all the edges. I then wiped
Off any dust and sealed with modge-podge once again.
I incorporated some of the scrap paper into my card as well.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Getting Organized

Christmas has come and gone. Snow has finally covered the Ontario landscape, and I am not looking forward to a Canadian winter.
Taking advantage of my vacation I am sorting and organizing.
I was inspired by an image on pinterest, seeing as I have far too much jewelery and decided to create my own little display.
I really love it. I can actually see what I have!!! Who would have thought, 20 minutes and $10 later,


Here is what you will need:
  • A flat piece of wood,(I purchased a cabinet facing at IKEA in the as is dept for $5.00)
  • Hooks, (the number depends on how many rows you will add)
  • Dowels, from your local hardware store.( I measured the width I wanted and purchased two dowels which I then cut in half)
  • Acrylic paint of your choice
  • Craft foam paint brush
Measure and cut your dowels
Paint and let dry
Measure out the distance for your hooks and screw on to the board (cabinet face)
Remember to vary the distance to accommodate for the various length of jewelry you have.
Mount to wall.

And there you have it!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Done Shopping

WooHooo!! my Christmas shopping is done! Wrapped and under the tree. What a nice feeling.
Next step... bake our gingerbread cookies after school, and of coarse adorn them.
Keep you posted on how they turn out and I will upload the recipe and some pics.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cheer?

Well call me MAD, I went to the mall today!!
I finished my coffee just waiting, and finally a parking spot!!I felt as if the heavens had opened up!
Inside, CHAOS.
Although holiday music could be heard in the background, people were so focused on their task at hand that they looked like walking zombies.  Absence in there eyes, no smiles just stress. I was kinda freaked out, walked in to H&M bought a shirt and some socks and just left for home.
Why does that happen? Why do people forget the meaning? Why do people forget to be human?
Yeah not doing that ever again.
On a better note, I am getting the hang of this so called blogging,I will be adding some jewelry photos etc.
in the next few days. I am very excited, cause that means I get to actually sit and create!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Enjoy it all

This time of year is so special, although I do feel at times I am coming down with "scurried mom" syndrome.
The sheer pleasure of creating personal cards for everyone, selecting that perfect gift and wrapping it just so.
Packaging is everything! it makes it all that more wonderful.
I created this card for a friend who in turn added it to a gift. In fact, when I wrapped the gift she requested the card be placed on it and not in an envelope at all. The recipient loved it so much she didn't even open the gift, it was left under the tree to be admired.
Now how is that for a fuzzy feeling inside.
Life is wonderful Simply Enjoy it ALL!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Beginnings

Life is just this, each day a new beginning.
Although we all know this, the majority of us tend to do nothing about it.
Today I will begin my journey following my heart and begin doing what I love.
I am passionate for all things beautiful.
I hope in the many posts to come my work will inspire and motivate.
Let's begin shall we?