Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My butterfly world!

My Butterfly world!!  Lately I have been spending quiet a bit of time making a variety of butterflies.  I have been having so much fun trying out new ways to create these lovely creatures.  I hope you enjoy viewing my photos.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Handcrafted Acetate Butterflies for Sale

This is a picture of some acetate butterflies that I have been working on for a special order.  I started making these butterflies a couple of months ago.  I think I have finally figured out a good process to make these.  If you are interested in purchasing butterflies, please send me a message.  The prices for the butterflies are:
3"  $2.50 ea
2.5"  $1.90 ea
2.0"  $1.25 ea
1.5" $ .65 ea
1"  $.40 ea
Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Altered Vintage Children's Storybook Photo Album

Today I went to our local thrift store and purchased this little storybook.  I wanted to make a photo album out of it so I cut off the front and back covers of the book and then took apart the interior pages.  I sorted through the pages so I could decide which images and story lines I wanted to include in the photo album.  There were so many cute images, so it was hard to decide.  The interior of the album is made from .22 chipboard which has been covered with decorative papers, images from the book, as well as some full pages from the book.  I used PVA glue (a book binding glue) to adhere the storybook images.  Since the pages were fragile, I wanted to use a good flexible glue, which is the PVA glue.  I also wanted to add a little protection to the storybook images so I embossed with clear embossing powders.  Even though some of the wording from the back side of the page did seep through, I liked the final outcome.  I hope you enjoy viewing this little photo album.  Simple to make, and to me it is adoreable!  Thank you for visiting my blog!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wire Flowers

 Here are a couple of Faux Glass Flowers that I made..Hope you like.  If you would like to purchase, check out my Etsy shop.  Thanks

Friday, January 20, 2012

Floral Gift Box and Faux Glass Butterflies.

I love this little gift box, as well as the faux glass butterflies I have been creating.  I think both have turned out nicely.  I just learned how to make the mini paper roses that I used on top of the box, so I am very proud of that accomplishment.  Anything that I can learn to make crafting less expensive, the better.  So, I'm just doodling along trying to learn all that I can.  Thank you for visiting my blog.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Butterflies and Dragonflies

I love butterflies and dragonflies!!...And I am always admiring the pretty butterflies in the store, but by-pass purchasing them.  So, this past couple of weeks I have been playing around making different types of butterflies.  From wire, to tulle, cardboard, etc.  Yesterday, I finally created some butterflies that I absolutely love and wanted to share with you.  I hope you enjoy!  Thank you for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Adoreable Gift Box

I came across this little gift box while doing a search for 'gift boxes'.  I really liked the idea, however, I didn't have a 'premade' gift box and I didn't want to copy the original idea so I created my own little circle gift box.  It took me a few times, but I think I finally figured it out.  I do have some tweaking to do, but I think for my first official cupcake gift box that this one turned out really cute.  Hope you enjoy.  I'll try to post a 'how too' later on, once I have it all figured out and feel comfortable enough with what I am doing to work on a tutorial.  Thank you for taking a look and I hope you enjoy!