Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Workbench Wednesday ~ Crowned Again

It's been a while since I've made any crowns. I really enjoy making them, but wait for inspiration to strike before doing so. I wonder what would happen if I just held the wire in my hands? Would the ideas start to flow? Have to give it a try.

The Deep PINK Sea chicken wire crown was inspired by the July opening at the shop last weekend. Which led me to the fish supply store to look at seaweeds for fishtanks. There in the hard to open rigid plastic package was PINK seaweed. No brainer--bought it, and gave it a coat of glitter at home.

Gotta have a shell, pearls and some sandpaper,

along with some fluff and something that looks like a pink sea serpent undulating out of the sea.


What's on your craft table? Please share with a comment!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Workbench Wednesday (on Thursday!)

I've been busy or maybe I've been lazy--I'm not telling. Either way, I wanted to get these pictures up pronto before I take this latest completed project of three into the shop for the start of the July opening tonight!

I've never really been "into" fairies. But I do love miniatures, old photos, photo-shopping and dioramas. So I added some glittered butterfly wings to this unknown relative (cousin Lynn--can you help me out here???), put her into a pre-plastic planted jar and before I knew it--Bob's your uncle (or maybe more like Grandma's your fairy!).

(You can click on each photo to view it larger)

I have heard that you're not supposed to keep a fairy in a jar for very long, but um, her petite little feet are really glued down in there. But there is a little bit of glitter and a few pearls keep her company and the tulle on top ensures airflow. Tell her your deepest secrects and set her free. Or keep her around--she's a pretty good listener!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ahoy Matey!

July at Room With A Past means everything is in ship-shape for our beach-y theme! Surrounded by soft blues, sea green and frothy white you can almost feel the cool water swirling around your ankles. But beware the pirate and his booty, still salty & wet from the murky depths as you step in the front door!

I had a boatload of fun staging the front display this month. It's my favorite thing to do!

Here's what I've got set up in my own spot this month:

Life's a beach--hope you come stick your toes in our sand! July 21 - 24th.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Workbench Wednesday ~ Birds and Butterflies

Here's something I'm getting started on:

Reading this:

Making this:

Priming this:

And here's something I just finished:

This was a custom order for some friend's wedding anniversary. They call their house "The Nest"! Shhhhhhh, it contains a secret! Can you see the two hidden initials of the happy couple?

What's on your workbench/dining-craft table/sewing surface today? Please comment/blog/share it!