Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weddings and Keepsakes

I love weddings. And, I love creating for them. I like creating keepsake boxes for the bride. I've had a few custom requests such as the one pictured above. I also made a few from vintage boxes that I hoped would be purchased by someone as a wedding or anniversary gift, such as this one below --it's a music box that actually plays "Love Story."

I've done a lot of wine glass charms. They are, by far, my most popular etsy order. They require a little time to create since I have to do each one by hand -- painting, then distressing, then stamping. Almost exactly a year ago, I hand-painted more than 100 charms for a couple in London. Read about it here.

I hope to make something for a very special bride-to-be, my nephew's fiancé. The wedding is in November. I can't wait!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Duck Tales II

Oh, I have been working too hard and traveling on weekends to various games. No time for blogging, but I did want to share how big our baby duck is getting! The boys have been taking good care of them.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Pretty Good Recipe (Box)

1 vintage box
1 wood embellishment
1/4 C Chalk paint in off-white
1 paint brush
ink pad - black
French script rubber stamp
sanding block
furniture wax

Paint box and wood embellishment. Allow to dry. Use sanding block to lightly distress paint. Use ink and stamp to randomly stamp box. Use ink to further "distress" box. Glue felt to bottom. Use furniture wax to finish and seal.

Linking to: Timewashed and Woodberry Designs
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