Hi everyone! Hope you had a great Monday. Mine was good. I thought I'd share a couple of things I've made over the past week or so with you. They aren't makeovers like I usually share on Mondays, just some little projects I whipped up. I found these cute little house shaped frames at the Dollar Tree a while back and at the time, I didn't have a clue what I was gonna do with them. They were already painted the colors you see in the photo so I didn't have to do anything special to them to get them to look prim and country. I decided a couple of "house" themed stitcheries would look cute in them so that's what I did! It's hard to tell in the red one, but I stitched two yellow stars ~ one in the top right hand corner and the other in the bottom left hand corner.
I am pleased with how they turned out!
I've been seeing a lot of prim sunflowers out there in blogland so I decided to give them a try. I ended up making two different sizes and used different fabrics for the petals. I experimented with staining them with a coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla mixture. I also varied the middle of the flowers ~ I painted them all black with craft paint and then on one or two of them I dabbed a bit of yellow paint on top of the black. Not really sure which way I like them better. I'm leaning towards just black. I decided to use one as a make do in a wooden candlestick that I bought a while back at the flea market. I got two of them for a dollar, I believe it was, and I decided to paint one of them black. Then I bought a dowel rod at Wal Mart and had hubby cut it down to size for me. I glued it into the candlestick and added some moss to fill it out a bit. Then I attached my flower to the dowel rod and added a homespun bow in green as it's leaves. I like the way this turned out. The others I haven't done anything to yet. I may leave them as bowl fillers or if I can talk hubby into building me a small crate like box, I may end up doing some kind of an arrangement in it with them.
Here's a pic of the sunflower make do:
And here's pic of all the ones I've made so far:
Well, that's about it for me today. I'm tired and ready to get into my jammies and watch some mindless t.v. before bedtime. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to visit me!
Until next time. . .