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Monday, January 31, 2011

Altered book for swap

What amazing fun making this alterted book for my swap exchanged, felt like a kid again, scissors, glue and paper what more could you want.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New clay doll

She has been in my mind for a long time and finally she is coming to life. She is constructed out of paper clay. I really love this product but it does not dry very smooth, I smoothed out her body with sand paper. Painting the face always scares the hell out of me, but I am very happy with it. I guess I am getting better at it, but have a long way to go.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Upcycled Purse

This wonderful donation to the thrift store would of sat on display forever since it had a huge ink stain on it. I covered buttons with fabric and sewed them on which covered the ink stain but also added a little fun. So back to the thrift store it goes tomorrow and hopefully home with some one soon...
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Hat Box

I love vintage hat boxes. I picked the larger one up at a yard sale a few years back the smaller one came into the thrift store last week.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Recycled T-shirt fun!

I bought this great t-shirt last year at Wal-mart. It was of course too small. I will be just as happy to carry it as a bag instead.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Make over for shadow box

A great friend of mine saved this old shadow box from the trash for me. After a lot of scrubbing, I cut out paint chip samples and odd-end pieces of paper I have been saving to line it with. I am really happy with the end result. It looks so small in the photo but it rather large.
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jewelry craziness

Wonderful week, skyping and crafting with my sister Gail. Upcycling, old jewerly into new life. I volunteer at a thrift store and get all the old broken pieces of jewelry, it is so much fun to make new items from.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A happy necklace

Fun colors, for a very happy necklace.
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Birthday madness

So turning 45 sent me straight o the book store and to the children's section to buy a Fairy book and the Princess of Alyss of Wonderland. Both of which make me very happy. Never to old for what brings happiness!
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Bottlle cap addicted!

I just can not get enough of these bottle caps . They are so much fun to make, and very addicting. These guys are perfect for today is my birthday.
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Recycled jewelry

I collect broken pieces for jewelry in hopes of using for other projects. This bracelet is made up such materials and a resin covered image from a magazine.
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New studio layout

Holidays are over and all I can think about is spring cleaning and organizing. I moved, cleaned and organized. I know it is not spring yet but why not start early.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bottle cap bracelet

I have been making these resin filled bottle caps for months so it was time to make some jewelry. Most of these will go to the thrift store I volunteer at.
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