Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If I can ever figure out how to get photos added to my blog again I will catch you up on the things I have been making.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Carnival- Last two creations and overall view

This is my Spinning Pumpkins ride. It has a lazy susan under it for motion. I used a round wooden tray I have had forever. The middle is a medium sized paper mache round box turned over. The top is a candle holder on a jar lid. They are all either painted or decorated with papers. Spiders add a spookiness!

Here is my version of the Skull Toss game. I didn't have that collage sheet so made my own label. The cart has the bones of a skeleton.

Here is the entire view of the carnival on my dining room table. Hardly have room to add anything next year! LOL
Thanks for all the fun Laura!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gargoyle swing

front of swingMore carnival! Here is a swing made with the cardboard side view gargoyles from Alpha Stamps. I decided to make this instead of the Stare Down a Gargoyle. I used styrofoam balls to glue the sticks into thus the big pumkins on the side!

Side view with the gargolye profile

Saturday, October 12, 2013

More carnival


My welcome signMore carnival! The Witches Broom Ride actually sits on a lazy susan so it turns!

This is the Witches Broom Ride. It is a paper cone attached to a pie pan and then covered with tissue paper and mod podge. the brooms are small dowels I cut to length and added dried stuff wrapped with sinew. They are attached with jewelry chain and jump rings. I didn't have a tinker toy part so I glued six wooden beads to a round cog from a tape dispenser with the holes facing out to attach the dowels which I ended up using sucker sticks as they fit in the bead holes great. I put a large bead on top to hold the sign. I think next time I will just buy the tinker toy from Laura! LOL

Friday, October 11, 2013

Balloon cart and Scare Meter

 I decided to use a wooden coffin for my balloon cart. I Have changed the balloons since this picture. Ther are now all in a bundle. I only had two balloons from the collage sheets so I used some of the kitty heads and a few of my own images.

This is the Scare Meter from the collage sheet. I made it mostly like Laura's with the ghost picks holding up the beads.
There will be more pictures to come!

Tree and Pumpkin Pets

I made a tree like I saw in Laura's carnival out of black pipe cleaners wound all together in the shape of limbs. I added a skeleton and pumpkin and decorations.

 This is the Pumpkin Pets cart I cut out different pumpkins from Laura's collage sheets and put them on the cart by putting the double stick foam tape on the back to give the pumpkins a ledge to glue it on.
                                      Close up of the pumpkins

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The treat cart

This is the treat cart. My treats are just a little different. Instead of heebee jeebees I have beads that look like food. I also have bats on sticks instead of spider on sticks. I have two colors of cotton candy. My cart wheels are wooden ones I inked.


Starting to post carnival pictures

Front of Ticket Booth pieceHere is the ticket booth I made. A little different than Laura's. I added a bench and the pumpkin in the back is actually a pez dispenser with candy in it and it works!

The skeleton ticket vendor

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween carnival-challenge piece

 I am making the Halloween Carnival (at least some of the pieces) from the tutorial by Laura Carson. She is also having a challenge to make your piece not in her carnival. I have made the Spooky Time Puppet theater. I had the graphics on file on my computer except for the ones I got from Laura's collage sheet which included the lanterns. the scary pumkin on the beanch and the scardy cat saying on the white banner. I hope top take pictures today of othere pieces I have made and then take a picture of the carnival set up.


Friday, August 2, 2013

I think I have forgotten how to blog!

 This is a pendant I made for a swap. It is made from a heart base of watch, button, earrings and a decorative hairclip.
These are three ATC's I made to trade. They have the theme of sewing.

 This is a doll I made from fabrics in my quilt guild's opportunity quilt. It will be given to the person who sells the most tickets. The theme of the quilt and also our next event is French Country. Here is the link to the guild page with a picture of the opportunity quilt.
The following three pictures are Marie Antoinnette projects I made for the Art Doll Studio in CDA.  The first is Marie jumping out of a cake! With laces and gold and fans and roses and bling. It is on a 9" x 13"canvas.

 The second one is a small picture of marie with bling and shoes, and a crown and some butterflies.
The third one is a 3-d picture of Marie in her bedroom.

 This is a Cone Cat I made for a swap. It was from a free pattern from Cart Before the Horse.
 Here is an item I made for a personal swap. It is the Doodah bird from the Cindee Moyer pattern. I hope my parter like it!
This is the quilt so far I made from the swap house blocks I received in a swap with one of my Yahoo groups. I made the extra blocks that aren't houses. I plane for shashing the same around the edge and then maybe a wonky flying geese border.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My 2013 Hoffman Challenge Doll

Here is this year's Hoffman Challenge doll. I have mailed her off. The piece is called Wonderland. Alice is made from Judi Ward's free Bluette mannequin pattern. I made up the catepillar and rabbit myself.  It is 14 1/2 inches high and the base is 6 3/4 inches diameter. I used beads to represent the legs on the catepillar. He has a little fez on. I used lots of the challenge fabric. The print was big but I loved the fabric,

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Its been a few months!

This is the tine I recieved in the tin swap from Nancy. I love the Alice box :). Look at all the goodies she put in my box!
 These three pictures are of a wooden chest I covered with some graphic 45 papers called Le Cirque.

 Here is another wooden box I covered with Graphic 45 French Country papers.
This is an altered cigar box made into a wardrobe for my Alice paper doll.
This is the wardrobe opened with her mirror and dresses on little hangers.

                                                        The traditional Alice dress

                                                          Alice as the Queen of Hearts!
                                                                 A Victorian style dress

                                                         Another Victorian style dress

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Quilting and bottles and paper!

These are house blocks I made for a swap on one of my Yahoo groups. We have 18 swappers!

 This is an altered bottle I made for a challenge on my CDA group. I mod podged tissue on a Crown Royal bottle. A layer of red and a layer of purple. I then glues some old thick lace to it. I embellished with chain and charms and topped it with an old copper piece I had.
top of boxThis is a paper mache box I covered with Graphic 45's  A Secret Garden line. The flowers were a punchout sheet of same papers. I added wooden feet and mod podged it.

 A small altoid tin I covered with the same above papers.
inside of tinI added two minis I had to inside and also used mileflore beads with bead caps for feet.

This is a little scene I made using the above papers. I use two of the one with the girl for a stand out effect.

front of boxThis is a box I made from the Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary paper line. I embellished with black beads and black dazzle line stickers. The flowers are cut twice and raised with foam sticky squares.

front side of bookletThis is the little accordian book I made to go inside the box. There is room for pictures, journaling, etc. Also A Ladies Diary line.

Small bottles I made for the second part of the CDA challenge. These bottles range from 1" to 2". I used beads, dazzle sickers, glitters and charms.