Copy Cat, DIY, Mixed Media

Yea… I can definitely make that

34661173_095_b14It is no secret that Anthropologie is my favorite store.  I always say that Tiffany’s is to Holly Golightly as Anthropologies is to me.  It’s the place I go when I have a mean case of the reds… or when I am in need of inspiration, or I just need to window shop.

ThFullSizeRenderis last time I was at Anthropologie, I stumbled across these tasselled chimes.  Now, I am a sucker for tassels.  It’s true.  I have no shame, but put a cute little bell and I am so there. Like most things, I checked the price tag… and I decided, eh, I wasn’t quite there as I thought I was.  For the most part, I am more than capable from walking away from things, if they keep nagging, then I return.  In this instance, those little chimes kept nagging, but I did in fact refuse to give in.

This is one of the many times that I looked at something at Anthropologie and thought, “Yea, I can definitely make that.” I went to Bead It (on South Lamar) and gathered tassels and cute bells.  Fortunately for me, I stumbled across the perfect handcrafted copper bells at Mockingbird Domestic (that deserves its own blog post).  All the supplies plus an iced coffee came out to the price of one of the Anthropologie string of chimes… and, now, I have two!

Sure, they are a little bit different, but I like that mine have hemp string versus the leather and… I made it… SO THERE! These will be hanging outside my door mingled in with my antique flyer cart filled with potted plants.

 

12 Day of Crafting, Embroidery, Mixed Media

12 Days of Crafting: Day 9

IMG_1448Day 9: Lots & Lots of Ornaments

The other day I briefly mentioned projects that were once started, forgotten, and found to finally be finished… today I would like to revisit that topic.  Over a year ago, I had begun to fashion these adorable little ornaments out of spheres and scraps of fabric.  The idea was to string to them together to make a garland of sorts.  As the glue dried, the thought occurred to me that the fabric I used was bold enough for these little critters to stand alone as individuals, but to do so they needed just a bit of flair.

Unfortunately, they got packed up in boxes when my lease was up, put in storage, moved, unpacked, and then sat waiting for the day to be completed.  This past week, they all had their days.  The combination of the pressure of a craft fair, fumbling through craft books, and an already nagging idea that I had, my vision finally came to life.  They needed dangley bits! (yes, I meant for that to be as ridiculous as it sounded.)

A little bit of embroidery floss, pom poms, and tassels were just want the doctor ordered.  They are a bit over the top but I think that is what makes them so fun!  The little bling bling that your Christmas Tree needs!

 

Embroidery

12 Days of Crafting: Day 8

Day 8: Embroidered Towels

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Today, I have been an emailing mad woman trying to get all sorts of events and gigs lined up for 2015.  All my coffee started to set in and I got so wrapped up that I completely lost track of time and forgot that I hadn’t posted Day 8!  Yikes!

I will have lots of embroidered hand towels available this coming Saturday at the Bluebonnet Bazaar!  Make sure to click through the slide show!

Again, I apologize for the short post.  I need to get ready for work.  (Yes, work work.  Not quite ready to quite the “day job” and start crafting full time)

12 Day of Crafting, Embroidery, Uncategorized

12 Days of Crafting: Day 4

Day 4: Embroidered Wall Art

I started experimenting with embroidered wall art a few months ago by making simple ones with mason jars on them as a little extra to go with my canned good gift baskets.  After posting a picture on Instagram, I started getting requests for custom pieces like the one in one of my previous posts, Mission: Commission.

 

I have some hanging in my craft area at my apartment.  Of course, I have one of my mason jar ones.  I also am happy to feature a few others as well in this post, although I will certainly have more at the Bluebonnet Bazaar this coming December 13th.  This is just a little teaser to get you through until the big day!

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