Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Warm Wishes

To all my family, friends, and fellow bloggers, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thanksgiving decor and a turkey tassel

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I enjoy spending this time with my family and friends.Don't get me wrong I love Christmas too, and many of the other holidays. Thanksgiving just seems to have a cozy feeling to me. With my mind turning inward to  reflect upon some of the many blessings of the year, I decided to do a little vignette photo shoot of some things I use to decorate for Fall.
My holiday decor color choice is for the most part neutral.
Transferware is a favorite any time of the year!

The tassel I made last year. The turkey was a candlestick. I added raffia, paper twist, and a little ruffle. For a little bling I added a chandelier crystal too.

I just had to add a bow to his little tush.

Here are a few more decor shots.
Thanks for letting me share.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

If you can't buy it make it

I love dress forms! The funny thing is I have never been interested in one from a sewing standpoint. I sew but I don't make clothes. Dress forms appeal to me as a design element. I have wanted one for years but they are a bit pricey. This is where the title of my post comes in. I made two dress forms! One is a tabletop version the other is a life-size model of my eldest twin daughter. The tabletop version I made using the torso of a doll.

I use this one to display my rosaries and religious medals.
It wasn't terribly difficult to do.

The life size one I made using the duct tape over a t-shirt method. I used my daughter as the model. I stuffed her with poly-fil and made a base of plywood for her to sit on.(the dress form) not my daughter! It too was easy. I'm still looking for a finial to finish her with. I hope you enjoyed this. Remember, if you can't buy it, make it!