Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Workdesk

I thought I would just post a quick photo of my workdesk today.Preparing, Planning, and creating.


Create & Inspire,
Harriet

Mommie and Me Time

Mommie and Me time is GREAT especially when it is creative . Just a quick post and photos to share. We made flower pot cards.

You just pull out the flowers from the top and it is where you write your message.

We both enjoyed our time together and being creative . This a class I'm going to teach. Have a creative thought pursue it. It's FUN!
Create and Inspire,
Harriet

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wall Paper Sample Books,Magnet Sheets and a Stool

Well I finally got a second post for July. It has been a very busy summer.Do you every like looking through wallpaper sample books? Well several months ago I picked up some from the paint store.(I had creative thoughts in mind.)


On with the creativity. About four years ago I made a trip to Canton, Tx. for trade days . I was on a mission for a step stool.I am what some would say height challenged {to them of course}. I found the wood vendor and purchased my stool. Now off to paint {4 years later }Ha! Well I sanded a couple times and I got the spray  paint  out to cover the stool.
A couple of good even coats.  Notice the two different handles on the spray cans they are designed so you don't come away with painter finger. Sometimes these new ideas are not so user friendly to me.But,I have decided that the larger handle is the easiest to hold, pull , release and for me leaves no painter finger.

Now, the ideas came flowing to search the WPSB - to see what I could find to decoupage on the stool. This is what I found ,

then I ask myself do I use them all or just the wine labels or the servers? Do you ever have that problem ?
I played around with the layout and this is what I have chosen.

What about magnet sheets? These are great you just peel the paper off and stick a photo,artwork, etc.to the sticky side of the magnet.  I now have my own set of french servers. They are so cute hanging around my refrigerator.


I so hope you've enjoy this post . Have a enjoyable summer . Remember take time for family,friends and being creative.
Create and Inspire,
Harriet

Friday, July 2, 2010

Recycling A Bag

A few months ago I purchased the Green Craft Magazine and I liked an article I found about recycling a brown grocery bag.


So I thought I would share with you my version of recycling a bag into a gift bag.I cut the sides out to open the bag.
Measure and cut to size with decorative scissors.

Searched through my stamp collection for a cool looking image to stamp on the bag. I choose a baby blue stamp pad. I love blue on brown.

Next, I searched through the scrapbooking stash to find something to compliment the soon to be gift bag.I love the scallop edging and used a zigzag stitch to sew the page onto the bag.


Now onto embellishing. I searched again through my stamps and found this wonderful bird. I also found a few flowers and ribbon to go with the bird.

Almost to the finished product.I added twill ribbon for the handles.This doesn't take long at all. So I would like to encourage you to be resourceful and recycle a few brown bags. Here is my gift bag.


Oh ! What is this? An artist coming in  along side me. About thirty minutes later my daughter came out of my studio and said Mom come in here I want to show you my gift bag.


She used a travel stamp and letters that spelled Europe and embellished with paper flowers and shiny big brads. She used rubber bands and plastic string for handles. The rubber bands were inserted where holes were punched and the string tied to the bands. This gave the handles flexability to handle a little weight (she said). I thought she did a excellent job.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stamped Doll

This is my stamped doll. I created from muslin and my collection of stamps.I used the pattern for the body from the book Layered,Tattered, and Stitched : A Fabric Art Workshop by Ruth Rae.


The pattern is easy to use for making other dolls. I just cut out the body, stamped and stuffed.


Ruth used a stamp with a face for her doll. . I decided to try to draw my face on the doll. This is just a quick post to share a little creative time . Enjoy your time.
Create & Inspire,
Harriet