Monday, December 13, 2010

Wine Cork Memo Board

I made this wine cork memo board for a girlfriend that has an Italian Bistro feel to her kitchen.  A restaurant saved corks for me and I then cut them in half.  Cutting them, I now see was really not necessary.  I was at first concerned that the corks need a flat surface for the hot glue to really hold them in place.  But, now I feel that they would be just fine whole and that the hot glue will hold just fine, the tighter the spacing, the better the hold and the recessed look would not be so much with a whole cork.  I found the glass-like grapes on the clearance aisle at Michael's after Thanksgiving.  The tray is solid oak, that color that look so stark and drab.  Maybe because the corks were of the same tone.   I decided to add alcohol inks in a random dabbling.  I used gold, silver and eggplant Tim Holtz inks.  I like the look, it is a warmer feel.  On the top right and bottom left corners I added 5 purple rhinestones in a line, attached with my irock.  I found round push pins in purple at Walmart in the office supply department.  They come in a nice little tin, perfect to add to the gift.  I hope she likes it.  Off to make some more gifts.  Chat later!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I finished my commissioned work.

I am so very excited that I finished my order a week ahead of schedule and already have it delivered.  Making 35 of these was a major job!  Here are a few pics of the work and the pile of them all wrapped up and ready to go. I was super busy for about a week, saw this logo in my sleep. LOL  I am very pleased with the finished product.  I made these for the President of this college.  Each tile comes with the display easel and has a plague on the backside that says it was presented by the President - December 2010.  When he and I first started talking about this, I proposed the boxing and wrapping at an extra charge.  Of course he went for that.  I hope that I get some referrals from this.  Here is a pic of the finished tile, logo nothing exciting, but it is what it is!!!! And the mess of boxes on my kitchen table ready to be crated and delivered.  


Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Christmas Wreath

I am working on  a wreath for my side entry way.  I am not totally satisfied with it.  Can't put my finger on what I think it needs, but SOMETHING!! I took apart an old wreath that was tired and bought some  new pieces.  I kept the bird's nest for good luck and the pine needles from the old one.  The rest is new and purchased or leaves cut on my cricut , then diamond dusted.  What is it missing.  It looks a little crooked in the photo, it isn't.  That is just the angle of the pic.  Take a look and give me some tips.  Thanks!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa Babies

It's that time of year when we take our children to visit Santa.  My girls ( Riley and Miranda 3 yr old Yorkie-Poos)  weren't crazy about it, but I loved it!  LOL!  A little elf told me that squeak toys and chicken jerky are on their wish list.  When asked if they had been good girls, they proclaimed, OF COURSE!!!!