Wednesday, November 21, 2012

COF Matchbox Ornament Swap

The theme of November's COF swap was a matchbox ornament with some goodies (or a scene) stuffed inside.  I had never worked with altering a matchbox, so I thought it would be fun to try.  It is a refreshing change working with a small format and I enjoyed the challenge it presented.  I also decided to go a little crazy and mix some silver and gold!  Wowza, I know to some of you out there, but I think it worked out alright!  I wanted to put a scene on the inside of my box, but when I went to look for some images, I realized that I really only have crazy off the wall stuff and nothing that would even remotely relate to Christmas, soooo, I just decided to go ahead and stuff the box.  I put in about a yard of eyelash fiber yarn, a couple of buttons and some silver sequin stars, the same that I used on the front of the box.  You can see the back of the box (on the red one) I chose to put a little extra bling back there too.  I can't wait to send these off and see what great creations I'll get back.

PS.  The clean art room that I posted a couple of posts a total disastrous mess.  Not only have I covered all work surfaces already, but my two year old son has discovered it as well.  Ah well, it was nice a clean once and I even have pictures to prove it! :)

Snowmen for a friend

One of my good friends loves snowmen.  I was at a total loss about what to get her for the holidays this year (as I pretty much am with everyone on my list...) so I decided to make her something this year (which really I should probably be doing with the majority of people on my list...).  I had attempted to do a single snowman head ornament a couple of months ago, think I listed in some earlier posts, and it went alright, so I decided to do a full body, well, actually two full bodies.  One I went large and did a graduated size and the other I went smaller and kept the body the same all the way up and down.  I had a lot of fun making these and personalizing them with the details.  I have already given these to her, so it's okay to post the pics now!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's DONE!!!!!!

What's done you might ask?!?!?!  My art/craft room, finally!  It's been a long couple of months, with really no clear space to do any work at, but whooo hooo, it's DONE!  I've got everything moved in and now it's all ready to get messed up with work!  Here are some pictures of the finished room.  Look now, while it's clean.  Won't be like this after I get my art on!  :)  Lots and lots of storage, some of the storage is even empty, for now.  Won't take me long though!!!