Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cherry On Top Trophy

How do you show appreciation to a pal who has done something out of the goodness of her heart so unselfishly for you? Something which warmed the cockles of your heart so much that you thought they deserved some kind of sweet award?

How about a fork full of juicy color?

wood blocks in various sizes
a fork
Whisker Graphics Divine Twine (I used Lemon, Cotton Candy, Orange, Green Apple, Plum & Cherry)
Whisker Graphics Sweet Sticky (I used the Dark Pink Scrolly Square)
Faux Cherry

Decide on how to stack your painted blocks. Hammer a slot in your top block using a regular screwdriver the width of your fork end. (No, dear, I don't know HOW the handle of the screwdriver got a crack in it!!!) Paint blocks and glue together. Spray paint fork silver if desired.

Print your sentiment on the Sweet Sticky using template that comes with these darling labels, and press onto your painted block.

Dip your Divine Twine into fabric stiffener, remove excess and wrap around the fork. When dry, glue cherry to the fork tines and slip fork into the slot you created and glue.


Check out more projects at the Whisker Graphics Blog!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Barn Sale Saturday

Unfortunately, there aren't many open areas left in the area where I live, hence there are not many barns, hence not many barn sales. But the farthest reaches in Clayton, CA was my destination this sunny, warm morning:

And here's the inside:

And here's what I ended up with:

Four beauties! What can be saved will be saved, and what can't will be turned into something else!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Workbench Wednesday ~ You Gotta Have Heart

Although the January sale at Room With A Past is over (sorry if you missed it!) I'd like to share a creation I put in my spot for my Valentine's theme (the next opening will be Feb 16 - 19th--after Valentine's Day!)

I made this wire form about a year ago, and it was hanging around out in my garden. I stuffed it with tulle, added a tulle skirt, and a pair of wings and presto change-o, she's ready to be the belle of the Valentine Ball!

What have YOU been working on? Please share with a comment!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Workbench Wednesday ~ Mess O' Projects

Here's a peek at what's on my workbench at this very minute--a mess. I'm in the process of getting stuff started (on top of stuff that's half finished)!

What's on your list of projects? Please share with a comment!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gallery Concord Opening

What light from yonder window (in the fabulous Masonic Hall, built in 1927!) breaks?

Let's take a peek. It looks like it might be something fun, interesting and different!

Of course it is--it's Gallery Concord, in Concord, CA. They are currently hosting their "Winter Spectrum" series starting out with "Serenity", which includes mostly watercolors, (with a few other mediums thrown in to keep it interesting!) done by mostly local artists.

The opening night/artist reception was last night, January 6th. There was a great turn out, and we all enjoyed noshing on homemade tidbits & wine as we moved among the paintings, quilted fiber arts, 3-D sculpture, and print cards as the Dana Street Jazz Trio played on...

All these sculptures were made by my pal, artist Susan Shore of Point Richmond, CA.

I, a self-proclaimed lover all all things junky, find her pieces highly intriguing because of the found objects she incorporates within them. But this one is my favorite:

The show continues through March 25th. Admission is free but donations won't be turned down!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Post Christmas Sparkle To Start The New Year

Have you met the wonderfully talented Kerstie Pederson? If not, pop on over! If you have, then seeing something as cute as this posted on her blog will not be a surprise to you:

(look--it's PINK!)

But what will surprise you is that she had a giveaway and guess who won?!?!? ME! Look what was hand-delivered just the other day:

A sparkly white church all aglow, with some little deer, trees and extra vintage flowers to have in the Spring! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!