Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Now on with the picture obesity!
All wraped and ready for hubby!
The spine "El Amor" = "Love"
The elements of our relationship: time, pearls, seizing the moment, love letters during separations (post stamp) and glitter :D
But whats that on the side?
Could it be? It looks like a drawer! Lets open it!
Unwrap the secret and you will find our song!
There are a lot of great entries, check them put over at Craftster's
Friday, January 22, 2010
(4)little gems by Kari
And the winners are...
Winner #1: Deedra!
Aaaaannnnnddd.... Winner #2: little gems by Kari!
Yay! I will be emailing you guys now to get your mailing adress and send the prizes!
I loved making this giveaway, I will do another one soon :D
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Yesterday I went to the Post Office to send out a long overdue package for my friend Maria (a.k.a Murbeck). She has been so amazing with me and patient! she was my Invite Your Partner Swap partner and sent me an amazing package. We had a magic/mythical creatures theme, but nothing too serious. I really hope she likes it!
That's the whole loot. And this is a magical moon wand,it controls the tides.
This is a tiny altered book, themed:"Magical creatures, Big ans Small" I painted 4 creatures in it.
There was also a painted messenger bag and Mr.Pumperkinkle.
I really hope she likes it!
Also today is the last day to enter the giveaway! You can enter as many times as you like :D: GIVEAWAY
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Soon we started with our sessions. It was hard, for Mr.Pumperkinkle was very strict with the conditions of our meetings. It had to be after dark, no one else could be present, and the painting had to be kept hidden until it was finished. Edith Piaf must be plying softly on the background. I could not paint him on canvas, but rather over pages of one of his favorite books “The Count of Monte Cristo” printed in German. No incense was allowed. I could only drink tea during our sessions.
So, night after night, while the baby slept I met with Mr. Pumperkinkle. And finally it is done. He took one good look at it and simply stated that it was good. He then disappeared, and has not been spotted since. But my flowers bloom more beautifully than ever before.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I know, I know, Mondays are hardly anyone's favorite day. But there is no better cure for the Monday Blue's than a little eye candy. Yesterday I saw a beautiful movie called (500) Days of Summer It was so good! I laughed and I was awed by Summer's wardrobe and the interior decoration of Tom's and Summer's apartments. If you get a chance you should see this movie. Now on to the pictures!
I simply love this outfit, the simple blue blouse and the jean long skirt, perfect for work!
So many pretty images!
This is the wall behind Tom's bed, its a chalkboard!
Summer's place, look at that wallpaper!
Did you notice those framed voodoo dolls? How cool are those!
Look at that origami paper crane tree! Im soo making myself one of those!
Those framed antique keys are so adorable!
Well that is enough obsessing over a movie. I hope this little post brightened up more your Monday! If that didnt work maybe this will:
I will be giving away two of these headbands to two (2) lucky winers! Completely free! Quick and easy! All you have to do is post your answer to the question below, remember to put your email address so I can contact you if you are a winner! Winners will be selected with the random number generator, you will be assigned your post number. You may post as many times as you like, as you may have more than one answer,but no bumps please!
This giveaway will be open From Monday 17th of January until Thursday the 21st. On Friday 22nd the winners will be announced and the prizes sent out via USPS as soon as I receive the winner's addresses.
Ok here is the question:
What movie has inspired you and why?
Friday, January 15, 2010
Originally uploaded by herkaleidoscopeeye
Last night I was very motivated to finish a few headbands with my kanzashi flowers. Im so happy with the results! Now I'm thinking what should I do with them? Any ideas?
I will be back soon with another how-to!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Ok so here goes...
Kanzashi Flower How-To!
Step 1: Gather supplies:
*Glue, I used Quick Dry and my hot glue gun
*Fabric squares, from 6 to 8 per flower (the ones I used on this flower are 2" x2" but any size works as long as they are all the same size)
*Felt or stiff fabric for the back
With thre right side down, place a glue dot on the tip of one of the ends. Stick together oposite ends so that you are left with a triangle. Now that you have the right side of the fabric on top, place a dot of glue on the corner that had glue before.
Now fold the left corner until the tip is glued to the bottom tip. Place a dot of glue over this union.
Fold the Right corner so the tip get glued to the bottom tip.
Secure with a clothes pin until the glue dries.
Turn it around and place a tip of glue on the right and left corners.
Fold the tips to the center and press.
Now fold the fabric by the middle as shown.
Secure it with the Clothes Pin until it dries.
Cut the tip off the petal, make sure its straight!
Dab some glue on the freshly cut side and press it together with the clothes pin.
Repeat steps 1- 11 untill you have enough petals to make a flower. When you do, cut out a circle of the backing material of your choice. I used green craft felt.
Shape the petals with your fingers until they look good. Please make sure the glue is dry by then or they will unfold. Turn each petal around and place a dot of glue on the bottom. In this step I used hot glue to save time.
Add a button on the center or any embelishments you like. These flowers can be worn on anything. I glue this one to a head band. I made soem felt leaves to add more color:D
Now time to rock my new hair piece!
Comments and Criticism appreciated!