Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Collages

I was delighted to have created these two large canvases for a sweet family. I think they'll be darling on the wall of a bedroom or game room. The collage was made with lines from a sweet poem by Shel Silverstein. The letters are wooden, from Michaels. I used all original vintage children's readers for the backgrounds, and then lightly textured and painted over them. I sealed the entire canvas with Mod Podge.



 


 
 
 

Friday, June 14, 2013

2013 Summer Art Week for Girls!

I just finished my fifth year of Mrs. Mitrani's Art Camp for Girls! I love my one week of mini workshops for girls 8-11! We had a blast creating more than 15 projects this year!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

May Things

Wow! It's been quite a while since I've posted!! I've been getting ready for my annual art camp for little girls the past few months. I'll have about 26 girls coming in and out during a week in June.

Lots of fun projects for the girlies!!

 I've been organizing lately...




My family will be packing up soon because we are building a house in more of a rural style area. Yay!! Getting nervous about packing all of this stuff!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Start the New Year with a SCRUB!

Hurray for 2013!!

I've been making little jars of hand scrub for bridal and baby showers. I also made a few for my fellow teachers for the holidays. There are so many wonderful scrub recipes on Pinterest! The simplest ones are the best. The most popular around is the combination of a box of Kosher Salt and Dawn Oil of Olay dishwashing soap found here: One Good Thing by Jillee

Makes a huge batch of awesome smelling effective scrub. I bought a set of small mason jars at Walmart. I spray painted the lids and heat set them. I then hot glued cute flowers (Michael's Bridal) on the lids. Thank you Pinterest!

Have fun!






Friday, December 14, 2012

Oh Boy! Baby Shower Invitations

Oh Boy!
I'm hosting a baby shower for a good friend's daughter. Here are the invitations I made for the event. I used a baby photo of the Daddy "to be."

I was inspired by all of the gorgeous vintage creams, browns, and blues in my collection of goodies.
 




 


 

Now for the goodie bags....more later!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Burlap Crazy!

Perhaps I went a bit Burlap CRAZY?? I love the texture of good ol' burlap. I've been making a lot of goodies from yards of natural brown and cream burlap lately.

Here are my traditional rolled fabric corsages made with burlap. Super cute on a tote, pillow, door knob, or jacket!


Little "Tiny Moment" books made from fabrics and trims.


Sold these "chalkboard" collaged clipboards recently. The burlap mums are detachable...fun!

Close up of my burlap corsage.
Hooks right on to my hand painted shabby tote.

Sold these handpainted "detachable mum" totes at a holiday show...

 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baby in Blue...Shower Ideas


Oh Boy!
I recently hosted a baby shower for a good friend's daughter. Here are the invitations I made for the event. I used a baby photo of the Daddy "to be."

I was inspired by all of the gorgeous vintage creams, browns, and blues in my collection of goodies.
 
 

 




I covered a scrapbook with upholstery fabric and a handmade rolled flower out of burlap. I also used my free motion foot on my sewing machine to write the baby's name.

A towel was transformed into a whymsical free motion stitched piece for the baby's room.


   What's a party without favors? Mason jars are filled with pampering salt scrub.      

 

 
Everyone had a special note for Julie, the mom-to-be. After putting the notes in this jar, she read each one.