Sunday, May 12, 2013

Salt & Peppa here....

Happy Mother's Day y'all!

I happened upon a video by a lovely lady called the bead fairy 1 where she altered salt and pepper shakers as a gift for her bestie.  So I wanted to try my hand at it.

So here is what I's a pin cushion.

I layered it with lace, pearls, even made small little flowers (with the help from a video from a lovely lady from the UK - Jennings 644).

I added roses and organza ribbon bows.

I decorated the stick pins and placed them into the little holes on top.

This was a lot of fun and makes a great gift.  I couldn't find shakers at the dollar store but another store had them on clearance for less than a dollar.  Yep....I'll be making more of these...

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.  Happy Crafting! :~)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hello everyone!

I have entered a number of swaps at Mini Album Scraps and this one was a challenge, as I'd never done an altered paintbrush before.  Someone had posted one and mentioned looking on Google and another person said they had seen some things on Pinterest - so there I went to search.

There's something about the color pink.  Well, I removed the bristles because I thought yuck - looks like a gnarly old beard!  I then covered the short nubs and made a leaflet to replace those bristles.  But I needed a ledge to have on opposite sides of the leaflet.  I added flowers, organza ribbon, a itty bitty book and charms to decorate.  It came out so well, I made one to keep for myself:

I'm usually a person who sticks to what she knows but I'm glad I had to "think outside the box" on this one.  I'm quite pleased at how it turned out.  I hope you like it ladies.

Happy Crafting! :~)