I bought the heavy denim shirt that I converted into this jacket for my Mom, several years ago. But I couldn't figure out how I wanted to carry out my plan. Then in October, I got it out and took the photos of the girls to use for the silhouettes and promptly chickened out on finishing it.
Finally I bit the bullet and it finished itself relatively quickly. The doilies are thrifted and the old ecru lace on the bottom is a length of hand-crocheted that I found at the thrift store.
These two Valentine's were for the girls. My parents got them to the girls because they were watching them at our house while Hubby and I were in Mexico for four days.
This one I made for Hubby - bonus points to anyone who knows what wonderful book and music I am referencing.
I've been on a box-making-bender.
Rusty pie plate, the faces from two clocks, Scrabble tiles, clock workings, and a cherub all drenched in bee's wax.
Light's angel from Christmas.
After Willow died, I told the girls we could make ornaments for her. We all three included one of her tags on our ornament. The girls also included a toenail, which I thought was gross -- but oh well.
This bread box project didn't turn out at all how I expected (I like the artwork I got out of an old book but since I don't like how the bread box turned out, I regret my insistence on using originals rather than photocopies - oh well). I did learn a valuable lesson - buffed wax is hard to remove unless you heat it. It is much more durable under all conditions than ModPodge is.
I love the illustration below since it reflects one of my favorite moments in the entire book.
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