Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Decoration

 I wanted to share with you my Christmas decoration around my small cosy house. I made all the ornaments; it's something that I really enjoy doing every year. I cut out of wood some Emerson light bulb ornaments, made clothes-peg snowflakes ornaments, painted pine cones with silver spray; they look like mercury blown glass pine cones, and my husband cut some wood slices for me. I was surprised that in the craft store wood slices sell at $1 dollar each; I knew that we could cut some wood slices ourselves. I like my rustic Christmas tree. 
 Crochet birds that I made years ago, they are so cute. 


I want to wish you a happy Christmas full of joy and peace in company of your loved ones.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Angel Wings

I found this beautiful idea at "Shabby Chic and I" blog. Visit Tanja's beautiful blog to see the tutorial on how to make the wings Click here

I did't want to see the cardboard, so I applied All-Purpose Joint Compound with a brush to give a feathered texture to the wings.
 I let the All-purpose Joint Compound dry completely. Then I primed the wings, and painted them white. After the paint was dry, I Applied gold paint with a dry brush--be sure not to saturate the brush with paint. Wipe the excess paint on a piece of paper towel, then apply on surface with light strokes. This way you will see the feathery  texture on the wings.

I decided to hang the wings with my shabby chic paintings.
~Have a beautiful day and surround yourself with things that you love~

Friday, February 12, 2016

Crochet Shoes

 What would you do if you had a pair of shoes that you no longer liked? Probably donate them; but what about giving them a new appearance.  

 This is how the shoes looked before.
 I began by working a blanket stitch around the edge of the shoe.

 Then I worked 2 single crochet together on each stitch.
 Next, I worked a single crochet all around the shoe.
 At this point I began decreasing to close up the shoe. It's a good idea to try on the shoe in order to make adjustments (Increasing- Decreasing) single crochet stitches, until the shoe fits comfortably.
Finish with popcorn stitch for decoration. When I finished the shoes and started walking, I notice that the shoes tended to come off my feet. I am going to sew elastic bands on the back of the heel to give it more support. I've seen flat shoes with elastic bands on the back heel so I'm comfortable with the idea.

~I want to wish you a wonderful day full of beautiful things that make you happy~
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