I was recently contacted about participating in the Etsy + Whole Foods Market: Ingredients for Creativity event this holiday season. I jumped on board and I’m very excited to be working on some of the store decorations as well has teaching three DIY tutorials. The first class (napkin rings) will be on next Tuesday. The other sessions are scheduled for December 9th & 11th, and I’ll share more details for those soon!
I’m honored to share this opportunity with the incredibly talented Kristen Solecki. Her first DIY class is today. She’s teaching a few more classes so be sure to check her Facebook page for her next dates.
I’d also like to shout out a very hearty Thank You! to Allison, of SpaceCraft Studios, for recommending me!
I’ve been on the hunt for this style of vintage brass deer for some time now. Over the weekend, we dropped by an estate sale and saw these two and haggled our way down to something more affordable for us. These stand 13″ and 16″, respectively, and I think they’ll look lovely on the mantle this year. Michael cleaned the doe when we got home I love it!
I’m kind of wanting to go directly past Thanksgiving and get started on decorating for Yule, now!
It’s been very busy around the house leading up to Halloween. Last night’s high voltage show mesmerized many children and quite a few adults. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to get any photos as I was on candy duty. Now it’s time to drain, soak, wash and pack away our seasonal goods until next fall, and put our beloved treasures back into their places throughout the house. Once again, the use of a glue stick and a light soaking, and the labels slid right off the glass.
I think the bubble gum eyes deteriorated beautifully.
As sad as I am to see everything come down I believe this may have been our funnest strike yet.
Here’s to a safe and fabulous weekend!
This delightful DIY project from Flamingo Toes was making rounds on Pinterest while I was working on our Brooklyn Limestone feature. I didn’t have time to try it while immersed on getting everything ready, so I tried it this weekend and I’m pleased with the results!
I’m thinking one of the few benefits to having Christmas decorations out before Halloween is that I could find glass ornaments at Jo-Ann’s. Armed with my 40% off coupon, a trip to the thrift store for brass candleholders and a stop for flat black paint, I was set to start the project.
A very happy Monday to all! I’m very excited to announce that I’m participating in the next Lowcountry Artist Market on December 7th! I have several pieces of my beautiful new vinyl cut out and now I have that deadline to get me in the pants again.
Michael is always looking for a chance to play with his black/uva light device. We have a small collection of vaseline/uranium/ouraline glass and are always looking to add to our collection. We have smaller version we carry with us when we’re hunting for vaseline glass. We’ve been asked how we’ve created some of the effects, so I thought I’d share a few things.
Our Halloween displays used a more focused exposure to the light as we were shooting in daylight and we were using a diluted solution for the specimen jars.
Our vaseline bowl, which was achieved by moving the light from the side, up over the top and to the other side. Rinse, lather and repeat for the duration of the timer.