A while back I made this metal cone/ tussie mussie out of an old screen, I liked it a bunch but there was just something about it that I thought needed a bit of tweeking. So I pulled the ribbon off of it that I had used to cover the raw edges and the construction bits and as soon as I did I knew that was the problem... less is more!
Oh and I took off the ribbon that I had used as a hanger and added this silver chain instead. I dusted it with a bit of glitter and when the glue dried and the glitter stuck it looked a bit like sparkling white paint.
and now it hangs in the kitchen on the china cabinet with a little primrose giving all who see it a sign and hope of spring and I just needed to share it with you! I just adore it and will definitely be making more, I just needed to work out the kinks :)
I have also been soldering again, and I had my brother Wil over to play last week, these are almost finished, I just need to add the jumprings.
These are the backs, I made my MIL a bookmark out of one for her birthday and I plan on doing the same with these. I will show you again when I have them finished ~ consider yourself warned!
I made another one with a bit of crochet trim enclosed inside, they are a bit trickier but I do love the results.
Have I ever told you I have a thing for older men? I do! I can't help myself, I see these old pictures of a man in a suit and his lil hat and I just NEED to create something with him! I have put a piece of a dictionary page behind him from the letter O... original, just because you just know he was one!
And last but not least, just in case you thought my sewing machine was sitting idle, Danielle was going on a whirlwind trip to TX. for a comedy festival ( which is why she was missing from the b-day trip pics) and she asked me to make her a small tote to have with her at the festival. You know I can't hardly say no to my kids, so there I was as she was packing to leave, sewing and ruffling her new bag :) She found the graphics and I ironed them on. This one was really quick and simple, even the handle is made of drop cloth, we skipped the rosette, and no snap (only because she already had one foot in the car!)
So there you have it... I wanted to assure you that I haven't been sitting on my duff watching the world go by!
O.k. o.k.... I've been doing a bit of that too :)
what can I say, I'm a creature of habit!
Thanks for stopping by!