Congratulations to Kiddio, our February winner!
As Cindy showed us last week with her funky new keyholder and Ann showed two weeks ago with her pull toy turned salsa dish, with a little bit of effort, a tiny bit of cash, and a whole lot of winging it, you can turn simple toys into something unexpectedly awesome and useful. As you saw on WIP Wednesday, I bought some cheapo wooden peg games and little fairy dolls at the dollar store, and today I spent the afternoon turning them into wall hangings that can be used to display your favorite art or photos.
It’s that time again, kids, time to vote for your favorite project of the month! The winner gets the undying adoration and devotion of the internets (and a sugar skull bunny), so vote carefully!
Voting ends at 11:59 PM on 02/09/2012
Karen’s Odds and Ends:
Now go, go forth minions, tell your friends to look us up on their iPhones, tell your gramma to get on the AOL (imagine that dial-up modem sound right now.. Come on, you know you want to), leave a note in your mailbox, but get those votes in!
Every year just after the holidays, I go on a three-day bender of organization. I guess it’s my way of purging the previous year, but I can go a little crazy and drag everyone down with me. [Read more…]
This week we’re welcoming the new year with Ann’s tired old fart and my freaky bald person, just like momma used to do. Okay probably not like momma used to do unless you were raised in the Bates Motel, but still you can use these lines to say, “Here’s hoping for no colonoscopy this year, ma!”
(Personally, I’m thinking about using Ann’s old man in a “bless this mess” embroidery sampler)
My obsession with Day of the Dead led me to the tradition of making papel picado, which is tissue paper garland. It is relatively labor intensive making all of those tissue paper cuts, but since tissue paper is so thin you can make 8-12 of them at a time. Score! In line with Cindy’s Embellished Watercolors and Nanner’s Treasure Keepers, we are going to use papel picado techniques to make some super simple tissue paper ornaments. [Read more…]
I know, I am baffling you with my technical language.
Time to vote! (voting closes on Dec 12th at 11:59 PM!)
VOTING IS CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS, ODDBREED!!
Btincup’s “found while jogging” trifold Copic holder:
Oddbreed’s Day of the Dead watercolor kit WINNER!
Oddbreed’s “double wide” Prismacolor marker holder
Vote early, vote often, bribe your granny into getting her WebTV online and voting! Remember, the winner scores these:
When Ann came up with her fabulous idea for portable marker storage out of a photo album, I was excited by the possibilities. Then I was paralyzed by the possibilities and couldn’t decide what to-go project I couldn’t live without. I needed a photo album full of acrylic paints. I needed to bring all 90571095710 of my Prismacolor pencils to the dentist. I wanted to glue the lids of Twinkling H2O pots and take those with me even though I only use them about every 32nd fortnight. I was driving myself crazy with indecision. [Read more…]
Voting closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, 11/10/2011, so get your vote in! [Read more…]
I am sure I have mentioned this before, but Halloween makes me all tingly in my special places. Like my spleen. And my inferior vena cava. Probably also my skeleton, which is convenient since I’m going to show you how to make skeleton-covered displays reminscent of the Bone Cathedral in Kutna Hora. [Read more…]
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