Saturday, August 4, 2012

Framed mirror DIY makeover

Recently I had an old framed mirror on my bedside table fall over. Lucky, the actual looking glass didn't crack but the frame bit the dust. I pondered a revamp, and after a new excuse to break out my ruffler foot on the sewing machine, I came up with a cute Toile shabby chic makeover!

super easy and the script ribbon I hand stamped using Staz On permanent ink and an America The Beautiful text stamp. I ruffled using a 6 meaning every 6th stitch I have a pleat. The ruffle foot is by FAR one of my top ten "must haves" for creative fabric mixed media projects. It's totally worth the $10 cost and the twenty minutes fiddling with learning to attach it & get it going. best of luck! happy saturday! -Kelly

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

paperballet's photostream

all my coffee cozies i made this weekthe whole week in one picture.first batch coffee cozies"Thrifty" domino necklace"Conspire" series, 7 in the setworking in the studio
paper doll suppliesnew paper doll12 victims from the 70/80s Yorkshire ripper casethe queens of heaven ATC set"song of sorrow" ATC set"make" ATC
"schmooze" ATC"yoga breathing" ATC setinspiration treesketchbook fun with Paisleysketchbook, journalsketchbook christmas twins
sketchbook unicorn & friendmixed media/collage sketchbookkelly & baby goat, 1980phoenix- designed & inked by by Karen Slafter Austin, TXflower dresskerouac

photos of my work over the years... a flickr morgue file of my various projects and art! enjoy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

a weekly update for End of July 2012

crafting. hot weather. joyful thrifting experiences. jewelry making & junk picking. This has been my summer recently. Did I mention it's HOT? ;)

Lately I've been trying to step up my looks with a more mature style. I noticed the hot weather made me curiously more & more sloppy about closet choices, so I've been splurging on new clothes. Of course, I needed new bling too-

my fiance covered that one and proposed on july 5th so NOW, I have a wedding to plan! yall know me, the southern yard sale diva; while he's the gentleman Brit. Opposites attract!

I'm thrilled to be blogging again, bur I won't inundate you with pics or words- or posts- just yet.

hope everyone is good & I hope to hear from you! Kelly