Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm no Clay Artist...

 Let me begin this post by saying, "This scares the heck out of me!" I am sharing a project today. The reason it scares me is, I'm not sure if it's any good. The old confidence level can be a little low sometimes. Good or bad here goes!
 I have a stubborn streak. (wow ,giving away all my secrets, aren't I.) When I want something bad enough I will figure out a way to get it. I fell in love with Roe deer antler mounts about a year or two ago. They are a little pricey for my decor budget. I  took it as a challenge! So I decided to sculpt some out of bakeable clay. I know, "GASP" what was I thinking!? After the first 62 tries I was thinking, "You are definitely not a clay artist!!" Remember that stubborn streak, well, I didn't give up. Finally, the attempts started looking a little less like a kindergartener's craft time project. Note* I have nothing against kindergarteners or their artwork, but I'm in my forties so not as cute.*
 I finally got the skull and antlers somewhat believable. Now I only had to make the lovely additions to the plaque I was mounting them on. Oak leaves, acorns, branches, and a shield. Today I finished these elements! Waiting for the paint to dry was torture. Then disaster struck!! I dropped the skull and it cracked. No way I was going to wait. (patience isn't a strong point either) I decided to finish adding the elements to the plaque so I could share. Air dry clay is on my next Hobby Lobby run list. I think I can use it to fix the crack in the skull.So without further kinder-craft, I mean clay craft project.

 If you like it great! If not, that's okay too. I did enjoy working with the clay and want to do more projects with it. Who knows what I'll come up with next!

                                          Thanks for letting me share,

I'm linking up here-  My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Fiday

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


    Hello everyone. Today I am happy to be linking up to a fabulous party! Linda at It all started with paint, Kari at Thistlewood farms, and Andrea at The cottage market are cohosting Pillowpalooza. Everyone will be linking up all sorts of pillows.Fun times I tell ya, fun times.
    Let me start by saying,"My name is Kathleen, and I am addicted to pillows!" I like to make them, buy them, drool over them on Pinterest, and in catalogs, and other blogs. I have so many pillows it can get ridiculous when it's time to make the bed, or when the family wants to hang on the couch. My addiction outweighs the work though.
    Pillows can be one of the easiest and cheapest ways to give some new interest to a room. I like to change my pillows with the seasons. I am slowly turning my decor to a more neutral pallet so pillows are a great way to add pops of color or texture. Well, enough of the chatty Kathy, time for some pictures!

I made these for my bedroom. The ruffled pillows were made by tearing strips of sheets, gathering them, and sewing them onto the body of the pillow cover, also made from sheets.

Of course, I had to sew this interpretation of the British flag pillow.

This pillow was two dresser doilies. I loved the lace edge. I just sewed them together and then stuffed it with polyfil. Now I have a true original.

I didn't make any of these, but I love them just as much.

These were aquired slowly from Tuesday Morning, thrifting, and Hobby Lobby.

If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be the zebra print lurking in the background. He's a little shy.;)

There he is, smile honey!

    I must confess, this is the tip of the iceberg. I have a feeling I am not alone. I can't wait to check out all the pillows!  WHOO HOO Partay!!

                                                                 Join the fun!

I am joining in here- It all started with paint "Pillowpalooza"

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fabulous Giveaway!!

My good blogger friend Peggy, of PJH Designs is having a giveaway ! She is near the completion of her kitchen remodel. To celebrate she is giving away a $25 Home Depot gift card. You have to check out her kitchen remodel it is fabulous!! Peggy also does furniture makeovers. She is quite talented! Check it out here-PJH Designs One of A Kind Vintage & Antique Furniture & Home Decor
Good luck, Thanks for letting me share,

Edited to add: Giveaway now closed. Thanks.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter...

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend!