Thursday, December 1, 2011

Altered Lampshade.

I altered this lamp shade I was using in my bedroom. Just bought a different shade from my local thrift store and left the base as it was. I laid a lace curtain on the lamp shade and glimmer misted it a darker shade of brown. Then added different trims I had in my stash. I made the flowers from ribbon and used a cameo I purchased from my local dollar tree that they used as a hair tie. Cut the rubber band off and glued it on. I added brown bead trim form Hobby Lobby on top and bottom. I then made a few stick pin to match glue on a piece of my vintage jewelry and used some flourishes from Wal Mart and punched out a few butterflies from the Martha Stewart punch added brown stickles and added them to the lampshade.. Here are a few close ups.

Wedding dresses

I got these at my local thrift store. I am going to use the appliques and the material in my scrap booking.

Here are a few close ups of the two dresses. I only paid about $ 56.00 for the both with the 75% and my military discount of 15% . One was originally 149.00 and the other 99.00 dollars.

They are just loaded with appliques right down to the hem of  dresses. And the tails and arms are also fully loaded with appliques. I am going to cover and make flowers with the material.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!

Hi everyone,

I have been a little busy these days trying to get my room in order more. I added pretty wall paper to my shelves. Hubby installed a shelf to better hold and display my mini albums on. I used the baskets that held my Mani's and filled them with my special trims. I took down a few things and did different things with some of them. I now use the rack for the trims to hold my tags on. Don't have many but will someday. I did just get my tags from my Christmas tag swap. Have to hang them on there. I moved some of the draws around cause went to use one of my clear stamps and cause it was close to a vent had a heck of a time taking it off the clear plastic. My vents are on the ceiling in my basement as that is where my mini Michael's (craft room) is.

I also have been trying to decorate it more. Still trying to keep the garden theme with a bit of a shabby chic feel. I had this cute garden plaque I used outside and redid it and now it looks so gorgeous in my craft room. I am trying to make some panels from material to cover up my paper storage and a few other shelves so they go more with the room. I am even decorating the trash can. Still need to finish that project. A little at a time when I get the chance between kids, grand kid, hubby, and home life. I will post new pic's as they come along. But thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look. Leave me a comment and let me know what it looks like. Would love to hear from you. Hugs