Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Collage play with postcards and tags

 Just can't seem to get away from using these re-purposed packaging pieces for substrates! They work beautifully!
Using Man O Man Gecko Galz collage sheets to create this fun piece.

 This tag I showed a sneak peek of in an earlier post~here is the finish.
I used some organic goodness from my yard,including pieces of sheet from my white birch tree and a skeletal leave I discovered last fall. It is hard to tell from the photograph,but these elements are sealed with melted beeswax.
A bit of stitching with hemp cord

Thanks for your visit! Please feel free to download the free digital stamp from Gecko Galz!

 Lovely of you to come by again for a visit!!I should be around very soon to visit you again!
Hope your day is sweet & beautiful!
Jackie ")

Friday, June 17, 2016

June happenings and a garage sale find!!

Time for a little more "around here" catch up!

First up is a beautiful handmade card from my dear friend and art sister Sherie Weiser Eddy.
She sent a package after she was here to visit along with a few things

This gorgeous thank you card with Sherie's own artwork...
A re-purposed telephone book for holding atc's and artwork. Sherie thought I would like it as it is from NY!City that is!  I have done some artwork on the sides and it is drying in the art barn waiting for it's atc's-will show another post!
Sherie also sent along her travel tag and ask that I art it up for her~so I did!
Lots of yummy color that will absolutely stand out with her new luggage and "Fly" went rather well~ don't you think?
The past month,I spent a lot of time making new curtains for the motorhome. I say a lot of time because,I started out using re-purposed vintage curtains,the same material as we covered the couch with. (see below pic)
The originals were pleated and had the rubber sun-resistant backing.
 After ripping stitches sewing,rewashing,cutting hemming and remaking them,I finished two sets for the main room and went to hang them.
 Guess what??That rubber backing stuff doesn't slide!No matter how much of a rod pocket I had, would not slide! Argh!!!
On to set of vintage curtains number two!This material was not rubber backed,but somewhere in my haste of cutting and sewing,I lost quite a few inches,and this set-well,wayyyy to short! ARGGGH!! 
 Finally,I had a large piece of small print cotton that I had bought to use for a quilt back (I never finished)...
The couch was kinda tattered in back and needed to be recovered-
So the mid section done!  
Next,i had some bright yellow vintage material,for the bunk curtains,just not enough,so I added some of the cotton to it and whoa-la bunk curtains finished!
We took the bed out for now and added this board for traveling so we could utilize this space
For the bedroom, another set of repurposed curtains,taken apart and remade to fit our room! 
All in all even though I was really annoyed once or twice during this,I did not spend a cent on material or supplies!And the motorhome has lovely new curtains!!


Next up...
 Riley had to go out for some garden supplies,a few more plants,fertilizer,you know...
He comes back 40 min. later saying,get dressed,I bought you something and we need to go pick it up! 
I told you before,he loves a good sale as much as anyone!!

Puffer fish-circa-1960's- $2.00
✨✨So look what we had to pick up!!!✨✨
Not one, but two cabinets,with drawers full of nuts,screws,bolts,washers,bulbs,metal findings,drawer pulls,bits and bobs...the list goes on!
The cabinets measure 3ft wide  x  4 almost 5ft high!  Lots of cleanup and new paint on the cabinets and we are going to keep the drawers the original color-will share later this summer.
There are so many drawers,we decided we will each keep a cabinet.
And don't you just love the original mottled look on the drawers?!

And finally for sweet nephew Greg and his wife Katie,recently had their first child.
A son they name Owen.This is a gift I made for Owen's room.
Photos are not that great as it was very overcast when I took them-sorry you can't see the brightness of this cute banner!

Well, I guess that's enough for today! I do hope you had plenty of coffee or tea to get you through this post! 
And if you made it all the way to the end...THANK YOU!

If I haven't said so recently,I thank you so much for joining me and leaving your thoughtful blog love. This really makes my day!!
Jackie ")