A Fiber ~ Art ~ Moment ๐Ÿ’œ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for taking a moment to peek in. 

Today’s ‘Fiber Art Moment’ is another Pinterest find – a cute needle felted miniature from Lisa Jordan.


On her Blog she says…

“Living the rural life in the woods of Minnesota, I find myself creating art that reflects the variety of textures and colors around me. The tiny worlds of fungi, moss, and lichens are particularly intriguing to me. I use primarily recycled and natural materials in my work, especially wool and wood.”

She is a very talented crafter as you can see for yourself when you visit her on Blogspot ๐Ÿ˜

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into an artist’s world. ๐Ÿค—

I’ll see you tomorrow for ‘Work in Progress Wednesday’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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 

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

 

 

Macrame Plant Hanger ~ DIY for Beginners

If you remember the 70s, you probably remember the wildly popular ‘Macrame’ phase. Everybody was knotting rope, and the plant-hangers, wall-hangings, and owls (!!!) were everywhere.


If you miss the knotted beauties (yes, I do think they’re quite pretty…well, most of them – I did see some doozies ๐Ÿ˜  ) ….good news! It’s making a comeback.
While some crafters got a bit carried away ~ I’m still on the fence about this one ๐Ÿ˜Š What do you think? ~

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I think we’ll start with ‘simple’.

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This little plant-hanger is easy to make, and with the lengths of the rope/hemp you can adjust it to any size pot.
I want to show off one of my favorite coffee cups, so I made a small version. If you have a bigger pot, just make the rope/hemp strands longer.

Alright….let’s begin

You’ll need

~ 4 strands rope/hemp , 65″ long   ~ I like to use hemp. It’s easy to come by, comes in        pretty colors, and is not stretchy!
~ 8 wood beads (optional)
~ 1 metal ring

~ 1. Double all 4 strands, and thread the loop through the ring.

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~2. Take all 8 ends, thread them through the loop, and pull tight

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~3. Separate the strands into pairs, thread a wood bead on each pair (optional – if you don’t like beads just skip this step), and knot the strands – with an overhand knot – about 12″ from the ring. Push down the beads.

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~4. Lay everything flat on the table, and pair the strands, using one each from neighboring duos. Add more beads.

 

~5. Knot the new pairs about 4″ from the other knot.
Knot all 8 strands together, 4″ down, forming an overhand knot.

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Pick your favorite cup, add a plant, and hang your Macrame beauty in the window.

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Before I leave you to get crafty – 2 tips
-Since the cup doesn’t have a drainage hole, you wanna set a potted plant in there. Otherwise it might not make it. ๐Ÿ˜ข
-The easiest way to set your cup/pot into the hanger – trial and error experience  ๐Ÿ˜‹  – set your pot upside down, place the large knot on the pot, and arrange the strands around it. No tilts, no tangles, no shards! ๐Ÿ˜

I do wanna learn more about this ‘revived’ craft ~ as I do I will share my newfound knowledge with you!

I hope you have fun, and will share your piece with me.

I hope to see you soon! ๐Ÿ’•

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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

I don’t know about you, but, once in a while, I get really bored by my wall-art. Then I go on the hunt…only to find out that replacing it – even only a few pieces – could potentially break the bank. Apparently I have very expensive taste.😝
What to do? Let me tell you! I’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, you’ll be surprised how many picture-worthy images there are. Walk around and snap away!

Here are some examples of my photo shoot…

I took the pictures, then I cropped them in the editor. As you can see – anything that catches your eye will work. Plants, flowers, a sparkly Christmas ornament…

Oh…here’s my favorite…

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Sometimes a little staging helps to liven up the object

Once you’re happy with the look, print them (or have them printed at the drugstore – that’s what I do), stick ’em in a frame and – voila – all new wall decor.
For frames – speaking of breaking the budget, right 😦   I scour Thrift- and Charity shops.
Since that can be very time consuming (very inconvenient, especially now during the Holiday season),  I will share a nifty idea with you – Clip-Frames. Now, now – don’t wrinkle your nose and go ‘eww’  – hear me out 😄  Buy one that’s bigger than your photo, line the back with scrapbook paper or fabric

arrange your photo(s)  on the background, glass, clip – done! There…doesn’t it look great?

(Sunset photo taken by Gerald Rowles)
Here you see that magazine pictures, and greeting cards work very well too.

If you need a little help arranging them on the wall – here are two links that can help you out…

http://pin.it/2sdcK2O
http://pin.it/s8rr591

Now go snap some photos, and get decorating
I hope you show me your pictures, finished walls!
As always, if you have any questions send me a message.

Until next time

~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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