This has been a good weekend for "crowning around". Miss Sugarwings spent a big chunk of the weekend here with me and the crowns are a good project to do in the little spurts of time I have between bouts of chasing her. this crown is sold
This poor little cherub lost its arms when it got knocked over onto the cement, and I have had them buried in the gravel, reaching up to the air like zombies trying to come up out of the earth. The spot I put them in was by Ryan's front door, since he is a big zombie fan, just like his mom.
And not for Halloween, I did this last Spring.
A good sized pile of crowns got done, but honestly, it isn't much, and these aren't even for Silver Bella. I had big plans to lock myself into the studio and not come out, since my husband is out of town.
Instead, I got slightly sidetracked by my fairy grand baby and we ended up working in the garden together and playing play dough, and making up songs. the two crowns on the bottom, back right are sold, thanks
Carol's crown design is such a fantastic idea, I can't get enough of them. I'm putting my own spin on them and making them in my colors and style too.
Remember, as part of "Karla and Carol's Romantic Country Celebration Giveaway" you can win a kit to make your own. Go to Carol's blog and tell her how much you like them! I'll chose someone from her comments on the first.
And you can still win my Sweet September Prize Pack by commenting.
Plus I have two ways you can win a pumpkin topped bottle. If you are an 08 Bella, let me know, because one will be going to a Silver Bella attendee, and another will go to another reader.
Aren't presents fun?
Earlier this week, before the little fairy baby came over to distract me with that dimply grin of hers, I painted this dove bottle and decorated it.
Did I say that Carol's screen crowns were addictive? So was her bottle topped sculpy idea! Maybe it is all the hours I have spent with Sugarwing 's play dough that got me in the mood, because I am sure in love with sculpy! the dove is sold, thanks!
And if you are wondering what I do with all of the old wallpaper and vintage flowers I buy, here is a tiny little dent into my collection.
This one had the most beautiful knobs on the drawers, that I simply had to save it.
It has been painted silver and distressed, then the front of the drawers and the insides were covered in coordinating old wallpapers.
The inside is simply covered in old wallpaper, then trimmed with narrow, velvet ribbon.
And the smashier the better for me with old roses! I love to see them show their age. (maybe because I show mine?)
This wooden box was painted pink, and the top was covered in flocked wallpaper, then the edges inked to age it.
Inside, is more wallpaper, and some hand dyed velvet, left over from a chair I recovered for Sugarwing's nursery.
I trimmed it out in old lace and buttons.
I've got a stack of boxes done, and more in the works, that I will be taking to Silver Bella. I plan on packing other things to sell inside of them, and using them as part of the display.
So even if they don't sell, they will be handy to have to show off other things.
Today, I will try to list some of the crowns on Etsy.
But I am hosting a brunch tomorrow, and Sugarwings is spending the night, so who knows if I'll get anything done or not....