Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for peeking in! 

Filed away for future use ๐Ÿ˜œ

Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿค—

Gotta run now, but I’ll be back later with a ‘Fiber ~ Art ~ Moment’ ๐Ÿ˜€

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

A Fiber ~ Art Moment ๐Ÿ’œ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for stopping by for today’s ‘Fiber Art Moment’ ๐Ÿค—

While clicking through Pinterest these 3-D Tapestries caught my eye. Here’s one of my favorites…


Isn’t it amazing? 

Here’s another gorgeous piece 


The artist is Martina Celerin from Bloomington, Indiana. 

On her Blog  she says 

“I am a fiber artist. I create 3 dimensional weavings using reclaimed and recycled materials. I love to create tapestries that are stories of the world around me – people I’ve met, places I’ve been and things that make me smile.”

I do not know her, but her talent leaves me in awe. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s ‘Fiber Art Moment’ , and maybe even found some inspiration while looking at the beautiful weavings. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Lovely (felted) Spring Flowers blooming on your collar, hat & scarf ๐ŸŒบ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• How sweet of you to peek in ๐Ÿค—

Spring is in the air….how excited are you? ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป The trees are showing a hue of fresh, pretty greens, Daffodils, Tulips , and Crocuses are popping up everywhere the bees are having a field day visiting all the Dandelions in the yard. I can’t wait to get to the garden center to buy all the gorgeous summer flowers! ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป Since we gotta wait a few more weeks to do that, why don’t we make our own ‘Flower Garden’ to wear? ๐Ÿ˜ Today I’m going to show you how…it’s really quite simple. 

Here’s what you need 


~1. Wool fluff/cloud/unspun wool in your favorite colors 

~2. A Needle felting tool (I use the one with 5 needles)

~3. A Needle felting base 

~4. Pin back blanks (optional)

~5. Needle and thread (optional)

Alright….let’s make some flowers ๐Ÿ˜€

~~~Start by picking out a small chunk of ‘fluff’, and arrange it on the base (I like to use the curly bits for the first layer) 


~~~Take your felting tool, and start punching (great stress reliever ๐Ÿ˜‚) 8 -10 times should be enough for now. Add a second layer, felt some more…add as many layers as you like. *If you don’t punch too often between layers, you can take it apart easier- in case you don’t like the finished flower ๐Ÿ˜Š) 


 Once you’re happy with the look you can really go to town with your felting tool! Just remember- the more you punch, the flatter your flower will be. 

~~~Now sew your flower onto the pin back blank. A cute button can add a little extra pizzazz.

Ready to spruce up your coat, a headband, a plain hat 

           
If pins are not your thing, or you had so much fun that you made a lot of flowers, you can use them to brighten up a scarf . In that case you can skip the sewing-on-the-pin-back part, and instead felt the flowers right onto the scarf.


Cute, huh? ๐Ÿ˜

Alrighty ~ this is it from me (for now) ๐Ÿค—

I hope you found some inspiration – please share your ideas and photos with the rest of us! 

See you soon  ๐Ÿ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Colorful Home Decor Fun with PomPoms, Yarn, Marbles, and a Cactus

Hello my lovely friends ย ๐Ÿ’• ย Thanks for peeking in! ๐Ÿค—

Today I wanna show you a few easy (no glue, no sewing) ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป projects. They’re simple, inexpensive, made-to-match your decor focal points for any room.

~1. Calling all fiber artists out there – don’t you love this one?

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And – as promised- it’s super easy to make.
All you need is a glass vase, some yarn, and knitting needles.
Dig into your yarn stash, pick your favorite colors, and make little yarn balls.

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Layer them into the vase, addย  deco stones or marbles for some sparkle, stick the needles into one of the balls – Done! Easy-Peasy, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

~2. This one is similar to the first one, and – if you can believe it – even easier.

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PomPoms! ย Who doesn’t love PomPoms? ๐Ÿ˜
It’s so simple – I don’t even have to tell you what to do!
Just one thing ….if you like the little ‘Balloons’ – I will tell you how I made those.
All you need is craft wire, small pliers and a pompom. Thread the pompom onto a length of wire, make a little hook with the pliers, push it down…and voilร …a little balloon.

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~3. Rocks – plain or glassy sparkly – and a cactus


~4. Beautiful ‘Extras’ found in my storebought Potpourri

~5. And last but not least ….something for his ‘Mancave’!

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For the imitation Queues you can use Hairsticks, or painted craft sticks

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A little tip – wrap a little rubber band around the bottom of the ‘queues’ – or they’ll keep slipping down and drive you bonkers!ย  True story! ๐Ÿ˜

Alrighty – this is it from me ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š ย  ย  I’m sure you already have ideas what you wanna stack into your vase. Please share your ideas with me – I’d love to see your pictures.

See you soon! ๐Ÿ’•

Until then
~Tina xoxo

 

 

Best Plants for the Bathroom ~ from Kelley’s DIYย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•Thanks for peeking in! ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you’re looking to turn your bathroom into a ‘Jungalicious paradise’ – Kelley has some wonderful tips and ideas for you!


http://kelleysdiy.com/2017/03/05/best-plants-for-the-bathroom/

Dear (Project) Diary

….and all you lovely people out there ๐Ÿ’•

Lots of creative bustling going on around here. ๐Ÿ˜Š Almost too much – if there is such a thing. I say ‘almost too much’ because ~ as you probably know ~ if your brain is too busy planning things you get nothing done. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
So I decided to make a list of the projects I have on my mind…and by sharing them with you, commit to them, and maybe inspire you to create your own day planner/wallhanging/art and art display. ๐Ÿค“

1๏ธโƒฃ First I wanna update you on the day planner…if you missed it- here’s the beginning
Since that post went public I’ve made 2 more calendar pages -the other 8 are going onto the to-do list ๐Ÿ˜‹

2๏ธโƒฃ Next on my list is a new ‘spring-y’ wallhanging ๐ŸŒบ
Remember theย felted one? This one is similar, except the background is not a piece of felted wool sweater. For this one I crocheted a rectangle with Bouclรฉ yarn.
If you would like to make one, it’s really quite simple…
1. Crochet 28 chain stitches (that number is really up to you, it depends on the desired size of your piece… maybe you want to make a blanket ๐Ÿ˜Š it just has to be an even number)
2. Place a double-crochet stitch in the 3rd chain from the hook. *Chain 2, and place a double-crochet stitch in the 2nd chain stitch. Repeat from * until your piece is the desired size. Then pick your ‘wool fluff’ and start decorating! Have Fun! ๐Ÿ˜€
Here’s my ‘wip’…

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For a quick no-sew solution, simply clip some ‘Cafรฉ Rod’ clips to the top and thread on a rod or a skinny branch (my favorite ๐Ÿ˜Œ)


3๏ธโƒฃ Painting a frame is up next.
I’ve had this print in my store when it first opened, when it was ‘Beads for Belles’. Quite fitting, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well, since then I changed the name to ‘Kristabella’, and also the decor and feel of the store. So, home with me it went. It really doesn’t go with anything here…what to do ๐Ÿค”
A new print and some chalk paint! Got both – next thing on the to-do list ๐Ÿ˜

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I will show you the result soon!

4๏ธโƒฃ Then there is the stack of wool sweaters and pretty fabrics waiting to be turned into pretty pillows, arm warmers, and wall decor – next on the to-do list- man, that thing is growing fast ๐Ÿ˜† – so I can restock my somewhat depleted Etsy shop.

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5๏ธโƒฃ Last, but not least…a finished project! My growing- quite literally ๐Ÿ˜‰- plant collection. As I mentioned before in Roommate: Mother Nature , I can finally buy and keep plants. Here’s the latest addition

It seems I can’t stop buying plants, cacti, succulents ๐Ÿ’•

Here I took some minis, and replanted them into these pretty pots

Behind the pink top you can see that I’m trying to propagate some succulents. I’ll keep you posted-if you never hear about it again, it didn’t work ๐Ÿ˜‚
I wanna say that’s it for now, but I’ll probably think of more projects you don’t wanna miss. ๐Ÿค— So please look for the next entry in my ‘Project Diary’!
Until then

~ Tina xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

My (indoor) Winter Wonderlandย 

Our living room got a new Holiday dress this year ๐Ÿค— Instead of the usual 7′ tree ๐ŸŽ„ with colorful lights, tinsel, garlands, balls….well, you know – the whole 9 yards….I wanted to build a ‘Winter Wonderland’ โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ I found ‘snow-covered’ trees in different heights, set them on a snow-blanket, added twinkle lights to the taller tree, small ornaments to all…and ~ here it is 


The final touch is this sweet little straw fawn I adopted today ๐Ÿ˜ 

How do you decorate for the Holidays? Please share with all of us ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Until next time 

~Tina xoxo ๐Ÿ’•

Ideas for an empty wall

Kristabella's Hodgepodge

I donโ€™t know about you, but, once in a while, I get really bored by my wall-art. Then I go on the huntโ€ฆonly to find out that replacing it โ€“ even only a few pieces โ€“ could potentially break the bank. Apparently I have very expensive taste.?
What to do? Let me tell you! Iโ€™m in the middle of a budget-friendly project. Photos!
There are motifs all around the house, the yard, and prints are very affordable.
I took my camera and started snapping pictures (if you have a device with a good photo editor built in use that one). Once you start looking, youโ€™ll be surprised how many picture-worthy images there are. Walk around and snap away!

Here are some examples of my photo shootโ€ฆ

I took the pictures, then I cropped them in the editor. As you can see โ€“ anything that catches your eye will work. Plantsโ€ฆ

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PineCone Home Decor Project – revealed

Now you’ll (finally!) ๐Ÿค“ find out what I did with the pretty pine cones I told you about this morning in my post Dear (Decor) Diary

I did bake the cones for an hour at 200 degrees/F.
Honestly – I did like them better before the baking. So I think, if I make another project, I’d just clean them – how? Find out right here Home Decor DIY ~ Stage 1
Especially in a project where they are more visible.

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before

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after


What do you think?  They lost their luster, didn’t they? But – what’s done is done, and they still work quite well for our arrangement.

Here’s what you need …
~a glass vase

~your pine cones

 ~Potpourri

 ~decorative glass gems 

~1. Start by filling the vase with the gems – about 2″ high.

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~2. Then add the pine cones and the Potpourri in layers.
I started with some Potpourri, set a pine cone on top – against the side of the vase, added more Potpourri, a cone on the other side, and so on.

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~3. When you work your layers, make sure you have 2 or 3 pine cones left over – sticking out at the top they’ll give your arrangement the pretty ‘fall-y’ touch.
*This is not where it’ll stay – it’s just the ‘darkest’, yet still ‘light-enough-for-a-photo’ corner in my house…everywhere else the reflection of the window hid all the details.

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And you’re done!   ๐Ÿ˜    Pretty easy, wasn’t it?
I hope you enjoy making your ‘Fall-Arrangement’! Please don’t forget to show me what you made!

Before you go – here is where mine lives now…

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*see what I mean ‘reflection-wise’

I hope you will join me next time when I’ll show you what you can make with dried leaves, book pages, and ModPodge! ๐Ÿ
(The leaves are still being pressed, and not quite dry yet)

Take care! ๐Ÿ’•
~Tina xoxo

 

 

Dear (Decor) Diary….

….and all you lovely people out there ๐Ÿค—

The pine cones are in the oven!


If you’re scratching your head wondering why I would do such a thing ย ๐Ÿ˜ – it’s explained in yesterday’s postย Home Decor DIY ~ Stage 1

While we’re waiting for them, I’d like to show you what I did last week- I finished my first oil painting ๐Ÿ˜Š The ‘HippieDippie Owl’ โ˜ฎ๏ธ


I used a technique called ‘Impasto painting’ ~ which is the thick application of oil paint directly onto the canvas. I then took a thin brush, and swooped through the paint to give it an almost three-dimensional look.
I’m quite pleased ~ I hope you enjoy her too!

Now I’m thinking that the ‘Impasto’ technique is exactly what I need to spruce up some canvas prints ๐Ÿค” You know….to make them look more like original art!
I’ll give it a try, and let you know how that turned out!

Stay tuned for the ‘Pinecone’ Decor DIY, and a few other ideas!

See you in a bit! ๐Ÿ’•

~Tina xoxo

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