Dec 17, 2011

vintage tin...

I bought this little tin at Michael's for $2.99 knowing that I wanted to embellish a container to package a Christmas gift in.  My original intention was to spray paint it white and go from there but as usual, my lack of patience got the better of me and I went straight to the embellishing.  Even with the metal tin, I think it has a decidedly vintage look to it.

It really was a simple project with a big pay off...

All I did was cut a piece of designer scrap paper (6 x 6 sheet from Pixie Glen by Prima), distress the edges a bit with Chestnut Roan chalk ink and add a hand made flower.

The twisted rose was made from a strip of white muslin that I soaked in good old Lipton tea bags.  I found a matching bead in my stash and layered it on a squished and turned piece of vintage seam binding. 

I have a couple more of these in the works plus some fun stuff to tuck inside that I hope to share soon.

Oh, the fun of it all...


Dec 11, 2011

pink pillow ornaments

I went to visit a pink loving friend yesterday and wanted to give her a little something to thank her for her hospitality.  She loves Christmas and her beautiful decorations have been featured in Romantic Homes and Romantic Country magazines so I knew whatever I made she would make look special.

I have seen little felt pillows like these in magazines and they seemed like they would go together easily enough and allow plenty of room for favorite part.

It was fun working with pink and white since my Christmas decorating is in more traditional reds and golds.

I went through my stash of lace, pearls and buttons and found everything I needed.

These were so much fun (and quick) to put together that I think I'll make a few up for stocking stuffers. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Christmas season is coming along wonderfully!