Saturday, March 27, 2010

Not a Seamstress

Nor am I a quilter ...but I do enjoy sewing.

I've had sniplets of this Wizard of Oz fabric for awhile and about 3 mos ago I got the notion to sew.
I pieced all the fabric together and added the sheet of polyfil in the center.

For the backing I used one big sheet of fabric.
I also made pillowcases for the pillow inserts that I already had.
The neck pillow, I used red shoe laces to tie at the ends.

The blanket turned out to be twin size.
A perfect size for a coverlet when I'm sitting in my recliner watching some TV.

But it seems I can never just watch TV.
This is when I make jewelry or color rubber stamped images or
cut out magazine images to collage *grin*

As my sister and I like to say, "Busy hands are happy hands!"
Mine surely must be ecstatic!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Collaged Treasure Box


I purchased an unfinished wood box: 12"x 9"x 5"
Cut out images from magazines that I liked and
ModPodged them onto the box.


I painted the trim black after I had adhered the images. Then added several coats of varnish to get that wonderful shine.

Side & Back View

I added the feet (they did not come with or on the wooden box) which were purchased at
A Small Cleverness at last months
Rubber Stamp Club meeting.

Side View

After making this box and the Cuff Bracelet (below blog entry) I think I'm through cutting magazine images.
-Nah, probably not!-

Like I said.. I was inspired!

And Inside The Collaged Treasure Box:

A place to keep my Tarina Tarantino jewelry!

Inspired to Collage

This was an unfinished wooden cuff purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I cut out pictures I liked from various magazines...

Using matte Mod Podge (isnt that stuff fantastic!) and adhered all the images to the cuff.
Then applied several coats of varnish and walla...
a one-of-a-kind bracelet cuff.
Note: Even the inside is completely covered w/images.

I was (am) inspired by Kim, a member of our rubber stamp club at
A Small Cleverness

She does great art using lots of various collages.
I enjoy doing collage and seeing her art inspired me to make some of my own.

Thanks, Kim!

It's The little Things..

Picked up this little wooden doll 'keychain' at World Market and turned it into a long necklace.